Archive for August, 2008

Protecting the Car in Winter

One of my most prized possessions is my classic Ford Mustang.  It is my baby, but sadly, I can only drive it in the summer.  I wouldn't dare expose my car to all the salt on the road.  So, I put it away for the winter, but I need to make sure that I protect it so that it will last for a long time.

I used to just park the car in the garage, but each spring the car would be covered in dust.  It was at that point that I decided to go look at car covers to see if I could find one that would work.

Now, that is exactly what I use - I cover the car up over winter, and it is just as shiny as when I covered it up.  I wish I had thought of it sooner.

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Posted by Melissa Jones - August 30, 2008 at 1:42 pm

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A Great Cup of Coffee

One of the things that I like - no I need - in the morning is a good cup of coffee.  Now, even though most people would be happy just to make coffee out of a can, I really like to drink quality stuff - not some dried out coffee.

So, I find myself getting in my car every morning for a drive down to the local Starbucks.  Not only is it great coffee, but it is made just right.  I know what to expect when I drink a cup of Starbucks coffee, and it is just what I need to wake up.

Now, if I can only find some way to spend less money on coffee - it is costing me a fortune.

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Posted by Melissa Jones - August 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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Burning Away the Fat

The one thing that I hate about getting older is that I have had problems keeping off the weight.  I suppose that it is because my metabolism is lower now that I am older, but I still don't like the fact that I am getting fatter and fatter.

Now, you could say that I could just go to the gym, but I just don't have the time.  With my busy lifestyle, I find that I don't have time to add anything to my schedule - I needed something that would just fit into my life.

So, I started to take some fat burners - just simple pills that I take each day.  So far, it has been working and the weight is coming off - though I have a long way to go.

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Posted by Mitefind - August 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

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Great Wine With Supper

One of the things that I grew up with was wine.  We not only made it, but we frequently had it with our meal at supper.  It was something that I learned to love and wanted to continue as an adult.

The only real challenge that I faced as an adult is that since I lived in an apartment, I really didn't have any room to store any real quantity of wine.  For that matter, I couldn't even make wine in my place as there was no room to do that either.

Instead of making my own wine, I decided to join a wine of the month club - they send me great wine each month and I have the opportunity to experience wines from around the world.  It is perfect for me, but I still hope to make wine at my own home someday.

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Posted by Melissa Jones - August 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

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Getting Started in Futures Trading

I have always been intrigued about the number of people making money with futures trading.  When I am out for lunch (I work in a busy part of downtown), that is pretty much all I hear about.  It got me thinking: if they can do it, so can I.

So, I decided to get some books about it at the library.  Reading them was a little bit too tough for me, so I decided that I would need to try something different out.

I signed up for a virtual trading system online where I could try it out with virtual money.  This way, I could practice what I learned before investing my hard earned money.

I think in a couple of months when I get the hang of it, I will have no problems doing it for real.  But for now, I think I will play it safe and stick with what I am comfortable with.

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Posted by Melissa Jones - August 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm

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