Monday, October 22, 2012

Eat at your own risk

I was at Sam's Club on Saturday and if you've ever been there you know that you can get a complete meal between all the samples they give out.  Anyway, I was walking through the chip aisle and saw the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies and was interested but not tempted enough to buy.

Then I got to the end of the aisle and what do you know they were handing out samples. OH MY!!!  These things are the bomb!  So, I turned around and went back to get a bag of them, because they were just that good.

Which brings us to today.  I decided I would have a small bowlful this morning and they are so addicting....in fact I think I've made myself sick eating them, but they're really good!!!

So, if you are at the store and you decide to buy some, don't say I didn't warn you!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Influenster: Rewards for your Social Influence

Do you have a Facebook account?  Twitter? Pinterest? Google+? Or write a blog??? Talk to a lot of people???  If you answered yes to even one of those then you have social influence!

Recently I signed up with a new site called Influenster. It's a site you can sign up for (for free, the best kind) to get and review products using your social influence as you do.  The more you interact with the site, the better chance you have for actually getting products to try.

I have to be honest, I signed up about a month or so ago(maybe longer, time melds together these days) and did as much as I could at the time on the site, but then basically forgot about it.  That is until I saw a post from a friend about an email they got from Influenster and getting to do one of their "Voxboxes".  That is what they call the sample box they send to you, to try out and review.   So, I thought I would go check out the site again and see if I was missing something to do and possibly qualify for one of the VoxBoxes.  Well, things had changed.....their site included! It was much more streamlined and user-friendly.  Sure, all change takes some time to get used to, but since I was still a "newbie" with the site it didn't effect me that much.  So, I played around on the site some more and found they had a VoxBox coming for bloggers!   I thought, "Hey, I'm a blogger!" and figured the worst that would happen is they would laugh at my submission.   I mean, well, you read my blog....I'm not exactly "Miss Chatty Blogger".

Anyway! So, I submitted for the box.  Hey, we didn't get to the moon by not trying.  Well, lo and behold, I got an email from them about week later saying I had qualified and was going to get the Blogger VoxBox!! Me, "Miss No-So-Chatty Blogger"!  Needless to say I'm pretty excited to see what I get.  All I know is it's a beauty box and it's arrriving sometime this week or so.  So, as soon as I get it, I'll let you know what was in it....with pictures of course!

So, if you have "social influence" and want to sample and review products, check out Influenster.com
What have you got to lose? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dents happen.....Just play Halo!

So, I'm walking to my car after grocery shopping and when I get to it and start unloading my groceries the cart-collecting man comes up to me and wants to let me know that the guy that had parked next to me wrote my license plate number down because apparently I dinged his car.   To the best of my knowledge I didn't think that I had, but whatever.  I checked my door to see if I had lost any paint on my door and I couldn't even tell if I had.  If I had it was so minute it wasn't noticeable. Needless to say that is not how I wanted my day to start out and it definitely didn't put me in a great mood.

The more I thought about it, the more upset I got.  I mean, seriously, you're going to take down my license plate number?  It's a parking lot!  I was at a family wedding a couple of years ago and someone, have no idea who, didn't just ding my door, they put a dent in it.  Yes, I was upset, but dents happen and no one got hurt.

So I did the only thing I could think of to calm myself down.......I played Halo.  Nothing gets rid of frustration better than a little online killing of complete strangers.....am I right?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nothingness

How do you write a blog when you have nothing to say?  Or don't know how to put it into words?  I sit down and start typing things out and then hit the delete key and start over again only to hit the delete key again and stare at the flashing cursor as it sits there mocking me, challenging me.  And  each time it wins.

The cursor just sits there....flashing.  Constantly reminding me of all the other blogs I've read and followed and someday hope to be like.  "You don't have anything important to say" or "Do you really want other people to read that?" or "Seriously, you're going to blog about that?"   And then I sit and ponder those statements and begin to believe them.  So, I write nothing....as evidenced by how long it has been since my last entry.

Even now my finger is poised on the delete key waiting.  Waiting for the cursor to have it's way again, but this time it won't.......