All I've ever wanted is to make a difference in someone's life.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Holiday Wish #7: Waffles On Xmas Morning, Plus Free Shipping

LMAO!! I received an email from Eddie Bauer with that subject line. I literally fell on the floor laughing!

This makes me sad about not being at the blogger thingy this December for what I like to refer to as the "Blogger Winter Formal." lol

Have one for me guys!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cheap Batteries

Okay, I did this post a while ago, but am reposting due to the holiday season. Batteries will be needed for many childrens gifts!!

The hubby found a really great deal on industrial strength batteries.
I know a lot of you have kiddies, so this may come in handy, especially around birthdays and Christmas:

Energizer Industrial Alkaline Batteries

Energizer Industrial Alkaline batteries are the perfect power solution for all your household and industrial needs. We save you money on AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt batteries. Alkaline batteries go the distance in giving your tools and devices lasting fuel they need to keep delivering excellent results. We even sell the hard to find alkaline 9 volt battery by Energizer at a low price. Having your alkaline batteries shipped to you is a great way to stock up and pay less so that you're prepared for every household and work need.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Okay kids, I just have to post something about the new 1/2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond 10K White Gold Earrings I got on

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WOW!! 54 surveys!

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey for my dissertation! You all are great! It's amazing when people come through for you! Also, a special thanks to Smokkee, Waffles and Carmen for pimping the survey!

So, now all I have to do is score the survey and get the data into a spreadsheet for my Chairperson. Oh, that's only 216 individual assessment instruments! LOL

Anyways, school is almost over for me - only 2 more days, including today! Then, we are off to Florida! We are loading the truck on Friday and leaving Cali on Saturday. Good times. I will definitely have more time to blog after school is over! And, will blog from the road.

Can't wait to start my internship. I will be working with kids ages 5 to about 10 or 11 at a residential day treatment facility. These kids are supposedly in real trouble. The schools won't even take them in any longer for educational purposes. One day a week I will commute to Tampa to a residential treatment program for teens and kids. These kids have been removed from their homes and are also severely emotionally disturbed. Do you guys remember a while back a story in the news about some kids found in Florida that were kept in cages by their parents? Well, those are the kinds of kids that I will be working with. These kids' stories are so sad, but I am really looking forward to working with them. It's challenging, yet can be very rewarding!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Thank you!! 10 more surveys needed!

Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who answered my call for help on my dissertation research survey!! I have received an outstanding 39 complete responses!!! When I told my dissertation chairperson, he was very excited!!! But, his very next statement was "let's see if we can get more!"

So, we are hoping to get about 10 more responses! I do show that many people started the survey, and stopped at various points. This is not a problem, and is your right to do so. However, I do want to let you know that if you go back into the survey, it will pick back up on the page you exited from. So, if you choose to go back and complete the full survey you will not have to start all over. This is a good thing, as I know it is very long!

So how 'bout it ladies and gentlemen? Can we get 10 more responses? Please feel free to forward the link to anyone you know might be interested in contributing to this important research project.

And thank you again in advance!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dissertation Assistance Requested

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I am a fourth-year doctoral student at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Orange County , CA . In order to complete my dissertation, I am seeking individuals to complete an online survey concerning the effects of childhood trauma on adult coping styles. The survey will be completed online and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Participation is completely anonymous and voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time by simply closing the survey using your web browser or exiting the study.
If you wish to participate in this study, please click below or copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

Thank you for your participation! If you know of any other individuals who may be interested in participating in this study, please feel free to forward this e-mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Tina Gallardo
Argosy University Doctoral Candidate
Clinical Psychology

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mother's Day - Please vote!

Hi all! I have entered my mommy into the beautiful Mom Photo Contest and would like your votes!!
Please vote for my mom here.

OR, if you prefer, you can enter your own mommy here.

Thanks and wish us luck!! Oh - and this is the picture I entered (mom's name is Linda):

My mom has been the greatest inspiration in my life. She has taught me to be a good person by living as an example. She is humble, God loving, expects great things of her children, and loves unconditionally. She has spent the last 2 years taking care of a husband who was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, and has remained an inspiration through it all. I love her with all my heart.

By the way, as a fan of my blog, Ice is giving my readers a 25% DISCOUNT on merchandise!
Please note that this offer excludes watches, engagement rings, and sale items. The coupon code is MTH25 and the direct link is as follows:

Enjoy the shopping!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Cell Service, continued

Okay so I got some more info to share. I'll summarize:

It looks like there are 3 cell plans to choose from. The top level, which includes unlimited talk, text and data is only $89.95. There are cheaper plans that have limits on minutes, etc. You can purchase their phone, or use your own, but you have to purchase their sim card. The first 30 days of service is free. Then the charge kicks in. However, the program asks that you refer/sign up 3 people for the program as well. When this happens, your cell service is free!

The program has 3 levels: $99, $250, and $499. Each level has an increasing number of reps that you can sign up, but 3 is still the minimum you must sign to get the free service. And, for everyone you sign up, they need to sign up 3 people as well; the peeps they sign, sign 3 more, etc. Every time this happens, YOU get $$$! My brother just joined the program and the guy above him is about 2 weeks in and already making $350 a week - the guy above him is making $2,000 a WEEK!!!!

So, the initial investment is $25 for the sim card + the program costs ($99 - $499, depending on which level you choose) + tax, unless you buy the phone (it is $399. It's the Samsung I7500. But, you get a $150 rebate when you sign up). Your 1st 30 days of cell service is free as well as your back office website, but when you sign up your 3 reps your back office website fee is now free also. So if you get people signed up within 30 days you will never have to pay for cell or website services.

You do not have to buy their phone, but if you ARE going to buy it, or think you might in the future just remember this--the rebates on the phone are only available if you buy the phone when you sign up to be a rep.

It sounds kind of complicated, so I'll stop here for now. But, I'm pretty excited about it!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Free Cell Phone Service Anyone?

Anyone heard of Wow Mobile? If you refer 3 people, you get your cell plan for free! Anyone interested? I am currently looking into this and will let you know more info later!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Work from Home / Money Making Opportunity

Hi everyone! Someone sent me this interesting webinar:

Download link:

Is anyone familiar with this? Have any feedback?

Who is this???

Who the hell is 日月神教-向左使 and how do I get it to stop posting comments to my blog?!?!?!?!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Affordable Jewelry!

Guys - my favorite jewelry website is having a blow out sale!! Here are a few items I purchased:

Sterling Silver Crystal Pendant w/ Chain:

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21 Carat Sapphire and White Topaz Sterling Silver Bracelet:
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They arrived the other day and I LOVE them!!
Stock up now for birthdays, mother's day, etc!
And no, I'm not getting paid for this post! I just love the site!
Everything I've gotten there has been good quality.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Okay, so some of you may know that I got an internship in FLORIDA, Pablo (does anyone get this reference?)!!!!

While "on tour" (aka internship interviews), I visited Fayetteville, NC, West Palm Beach, FL and Bradenton/Tampa FL. I got to visit with my mommy while in NC and my bro and granny in FL. I also caught up with an old friend from high school in West Palm. Here is a pic:

Ya! We look good, huh? We are about to celebrate our 20 year high school reunion!

So, I know I have not blogged in a while. I have been stoopit busy with school, internship crap and dissertation. I will try to be better, I promise!

Friday, January 15, 2010

New recipe

Tried this recipe yesterday and it was pretty damn good! Ray even liked it!

Tangerine-Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

5 tablespoons canola oil
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 quart tangerine juice or tangerine-orange juice, not from concentrate
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tangerine or orange, zested
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
8 chicken drumsticks
8 bone-in chicken thighs
2 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish
Grilled oranges and tangerines, for garnish

Heat the grill to medium-high.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium saucepan over high heat, add the onion and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the juice and thyme, bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to approximately 1/2 cup, 20 to 25 minutes.
Strain the mixture into a bowl and whisk in the syrup, soy sauce and black pepper and let cool to room temperature. Can be made 2 days in advance and brought to room temperature before using.
Brush chicken on both sides with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown on both sides and just cooked through. Begin brushing with the glaze during the last 5 minutes of grilling. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with the green onion. Garnish with grilled citrus.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Long Beach Aquarium

Wow - have not posted in a while! I am enjoying being on vacation from school and work! I have been trying to catch up on a lot of personal stuff, and trying to fit in some fun too. I recently visited the Long Beach Aquarium with my friend Sara. Here are some cool pics and video:

Some seals:

An exotic seahorse (in the middle of the pic, looks like plantlife!):

Me in front of fish tank:

Me in front of seal tank:

Sand shark:

Lion fish:

Me in front of jelly fish tank - ew!!

Big ass lobster and moneray eel:

Sweet little seahorse - my fav!!!

Vidoe of sawnose shark and black-tipped sand sharks: