You Can Be Pain-Free

How would you like a free 30 page guide to help you fight back pain?  If you are among the 80% of adult American’s who suffer chronic back pain, you can find relief at home without meds and without surgery.

Back2Yourself, the leading provider of back exercises on the web, offers a high quality, life changing interactive program which includes  a series of video exercises to reduce and prevent back pain. Their website provides a daily playlist of video instructed back exercises. They also provide you with daily progress charts  and access to professional help.  There is also a members forum where you can connect with others to share progress, encouragement and questions.

Try it before you buy!  Back2Yourself is offering a 10 video trial membership for just $9.95, and if you cancel your membership at anytime within 60 days — and for any reason — they will refund your $9.95 in full!

Check it out.  Pick up the free guide.  Sign up for the trial membership.  Back pain doesn’t have to be a permanent part of your life.

New Furniture, Yipee!

Most of you don’t know this, but Amoeba and I are very light on furniture.  When we lived out in Waianae, our apartment came furnished, and we were content with that.  Then we moved here and we went looking at furniture a few times, but buying just didn’t feel right.  Luckily for us, that now means that moving back home will be less of a hassle.

But one of the first things Amoeba said we’re going to buy when we get to Friday Harbor is new furniture.  Here we did our entertaining outside.  For most of the year that won’t be an option back home.  So, though I am sure the barbecue grill will still get some use, we’ll be needing more indoor furniture than outdoor furniture.   I’ve already started dreaming and planning.

Rossetto BedWhat do you think of this? It is the Alix Platform Bed By Rossetto. I love that tucked leather pattern. The headboard comes in two different heights, 35″ and 43″. I think I like the taller one best.   I also fell in love with a C-shaped leather sectional that would provide the perfect seating for party conversations.    And I found an incredible L-shaped desk with a hutch that I would love to have.  I spend most of my time at my desk anyway.  The best part is, Modern Furniture Warehouse has a price match guarantee and they ship all over the world!

You know, this needing new furniture for a whole house could be a lot of fun!

This was a paid post.  The active links were removed on 10.12.09

WaiverWire, Happily Ever After

Sobbing, Shannon dialed the phone and waited for her mother to answer. Finally her familiar and comforting voice came on the line. “Hello?”

“Mom!” Shannon wailed. “It’s only been three months and already my marriage is over. Jim barely even speaks to me anymore!”

Incredibly, her mother laughed. “Oh, Shannon, it’s just football season. This too shall pass. And it’s not as though the games are on all the time.”

“But Mom, you don’t understand. Jim joined WaiverWire, the hot new fantasy football website. When he’s not watching a game, he’s managing his own all star team.”

“WaiverWire?” Her mother repeated. “I’ve never heard of that.”

“Well,” Shannon said, “As far as I can tell, these former Wall Street guys got together and created a website that uses the format, tools, and techniques for analyzing stocks to analyze football players and fantasy football teams.” Shannon’s voice broke. “Last night when I asked Jim if there was anything he wanted, he said WaiverWire was meeting all his needs!”

“Maybe you could help him like you used to do with Daddy, and join him in researching the different players and gathering news on all the teams.”

“Jim said WaiverWire does that for him!” Shannon wailed. “He has access to over 100 NFL team news feeds, Fantasy Football analysis, research, football ranking, player comparisons and tons of other things. Worse, they have an online forum where Jim can talk football all he wants.”

“Well, then, couldn’t you help him by keeping up with all the other Fantasy Football teams? Surely he needs to know their stats in order to manage his own decisions.”

“Oh, Mom, WaiverWire does that, too!”

“Well, Shannon,” her mother said. “I guess there’s only one thing left to do.”

“Divorce?” Shannon sobbed.

“Of course not,” her mother answered. “Sign on to WaiverWire yourself. Then you and Jim will have something to talk about again.”

“Oh, Mom, you’re brilliant. I don’t know how to thank you!”

“Well, honey, you can start by giving your father and I the WaiverWire url.


Author’s Note: Hey, this stuff really works. Amoeba and I spent the morning together over WaiverWire talking football. He was patient and informative and answered questions I’ve always been afraid to ask! I had a great time.

Bad News

I am sorry.  Quillian could not be here today due to extreme technical difficulties.   It isn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and a new video camera.  If you like Quillian and would like to see her again, send me a video camera — or click on my sponsors and help me earn the money to bring her back!

I’ll buy new batteries and try again tomorrow.  The camera insisted on “hiccuping” all through the video and I got about 33  twelve second clips.  I could probably make them into one clip with some decent software.  Alas.

Such is my life.

Code Of Ethics


Okay, this is just too cool.  There is an online library that’s open 24/7, has whatever book you want (if they don’t and it’s in print, they’ll buy it!), and they’ll mail it to your door free of charge.  Not only that, you’ll never pay a late fee and there’s no limit on how many books you can check out in a month.  There is a limit to how many books you can check out at one time, but you get to set that limit.

What really blew me away though is the fact that you can rent college textbooks!  Where was this when I was in college and forking out several hundred dollars per semester on books?  Parents, can you imagine sitting down online, ordering your kid’s college textbooks, having them delivered to your door, and not having to max out your credit card for the privilege?

Along with the textbooks, BookSwim carries everything from the current hot-sellers in hardback and paperback all the way to the classics.  You name the genre, they’ve got it.  And, as I said, if they don’t have it and you request it, they’ll get it.

As a BookSwim customer, you will keep a rental queue with your chosen books selected and arranged in the order you want to receive them.  When you’re finished with a BookSwim title you mail it back to them — in the postage-paid mailing bag they provided with the book — and BookSwim sends you the next book on your list.  It’s pretty much the same system as that famous DVD rental outfit — only it’s books.  Pretty cool, huh?

Oh!  And if you should fall in love with a book and want to read it twice or three times, no problem.  Keep it as long as you want.  There are no fines or late fees.  And, if you should fall so in love with a book that you don’t care to part with it at all, just go into your account, click the appropriate box, and buy the book at low, member’s only used book prices.

AND, if you’re already ahead of me and already have BookSwim, or know somebody who would love BookSwim, check out the BookSwim gift certificates!

So, what are you waiting for?  That best-seller you’ve been waiting forever to get from your public library is almost in your hands already.

This was a paid post.  The paid links were removed.  This company did not follow through on its commitment to the advertisers.

Code Of Ethics