Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas

A wish from me to all of you!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wanna be a ChaCha Guide?

Ok, quite some time ago I promised I'd talk more about ChaCha. The reason I didn't get into it too much before is that I couldn't invite anyone to become a guide anyway! Now, they have opened up invitations again, and I just thought I'd share this great opportunity.

ChaCha gives folks like me (and maybe you!) the chance to earn some money from home while doing something that we enjoy -- searching the web. When you sign up to be a guide, you pick three areas of expertize. These are your keywords. Then you begin doing training on those keywords. Experienced guides play the part of searchers and ask you to find them websites based on your chosen words. They also answer questions and often provide hints and tips to help you learn to be a great guide. At the end of each session you get a rating. Once you have about 10 positively rated searches on any one of your keywords, you get to go Pro. This can take as little as an hour to do. From that point forward you begin to earn money. Actual web-searchers will ask you queries. You just find them sites that fit their needs and then they rate your results. The pay scale is difficult to explain, but the site suggests that you can make up to $10 per hour of active searching time. You get to set your own hours: log in and out whenever you like.

For more info, take a peek at the ABC News review of ChaCha... This IS NOT a get rich quick scheme. It IS a great, fun way to make some extra cash. And who couldn't use that?

If you'd like an invitation, just send an e-mail to the following address with the subject "ChaCha." Serious interest only please. I have a limited number of invites right now.

Primarily Primates needs your help!

Anyone who knows me at all knows that animal charities are very close to my heart. That said, I would like to introduce you to Willie. Willie is just one of many apes and monkeys currently living at Primarily Primates in San Antonio Texas. These poor guys have been through a lot lately! The entire facility was recently seized from its previous management due to improper veterinary care, unsanitary conditions, unsafe enclosures, overcrowding and a general lack of care for the animals.

Fortunately for Willie and the others though, new people are taking over and seeing that things are put right. The soft and comfy bed of hay and the contentment on Willie's face are just two of the things the new management has brought to the sanctuary. Unfortunately, this is no easy task! They need help if they are going to help all of the animals now in their care. Of course, one of the primary things needed (as always) is money, but there are plenty of other ways to help too! Check out their wish list here or donate some (tax-deductable) cash here.

I don't even have the words to describe this...

I love that he seems to keep looking around to make sure noone is watching. Nah dude, keep dancing. Just you and the security cameras here.

Hat tip to the folks at Say No To Crack. Seriously, I'm still laughing!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Announcing: Bun-Girl's Reviews

From time to time, I'm sure you've seen me post reviews of various websites and products here. I enjoy doing that, and would like to do more of it, but I don't want it to take over this space. This is my personal blog, and it was starting to feel almost commercial. So, time for a new blog! Bun-Girl's Reviews will be just what the title promises: reviews. If you like reading the reviews I write, go ahead and subscribe to the RSS over there or add it to your bookmarks or however you like to keep track of such things. This doesn't mean you'll never see another review on this site. Now and then such things may happen. But the majority of my reviews will be done over there.


Ok, you may notice a few small changes around here. Mostly I just converted to Blogger Beta and then had to spend a few hours re-customizing my whole page to take advantage of the new Widgets. In the long run this means it will be far easier to customize my page, but MAN was that a bear to get through! Anyway, feedback, as ALWAYS is appreciated.

Monday, December 11, 2006

I LOVE my neighborhood

There are more videos from this house on the family's holiday blog...

This is kinda cool...

Have you ever seen a movie with a car chase and thought "Man, that looks expensive!"? I know I have... Those guys' car insurance rates must be astronomical! Now Progressive Direct has done the math for freaks like me who think about these things! On the HD DVD release of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" there's a feature called "Progressive Direct: Insurance Damage Estimates." Basically a little damage calculator window displays messages like "roof repair $209" and "fender $618." Maybe I'm just geeking out here, but I think I need to go rent this DVD now! Don't get me wrong... I have no interest whatsoever in the movie itself. I haven't seen any of the films in the series. They just seem too much like so many others that I don't see the point. But that damage calculator sounds awesome! Now I just gotta see about getting an HD DVD player... ;-) Kudos to Progressive Direct and to Universal Studios for finding a way to make "product placement" fun!

This is almost painful to listen to...

And the worst part is this is a manager... I could completely understand not gettine it at first. But once the math was explained (many, many, many times!) you'd think he'd get it!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

What's Your 1996 Theme Song?

Your 1996 Theme Song Is: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something

And I said "What about Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

She said, "I think I remember the film,

And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it."

And I said, "Well, that's the one thing we've got."

Kinda funny -- this was one of my favorite songs that year!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Rough Sketch Friday -- Might


Will I be able to get it open? I might. But it will take all my might.

Coulda done more with this, but I'm feeling kinda blah so it is what it is.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

My Lot

As some of you know, I have recently been delving into the realm of money-making opportunities online. I am not looking for any get-rich-quick schemes, nor am I willing to pay money to make money. Recently I came across a site called MyLot. MyLot is a bulletin board/discussion board not unlike many others except in one way: they pay for quality posts. Now, this is not the type of site that will replace your income or make you rich, but you can earn a little extra spending money, and who doesn't want that? Anyway, it's a free site, so you lose nothing by trying... so why not check it out?

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