Embroidery

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embroidery (free clip art)


I really love the look of embroidered products. I love the colors, and the texture. I love to run my hands across the thread. Whenever I get the chance to buy something that has been embroidered, I try to do it. My hubby is thinking about starting his own business and has been designing a logo for the business. We’ve been talking about getting the logo embroidered on some promotional items like sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, and tote bags. 

Playing games on the Internet

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backgammon (free clip art)


When personal computers first came out everyone seemed mesmerized by playing solitaire on their PC when they had a few minutes to spare. 

As the Internet came into our lives, there popped up gaming websites that offered a large variety of games. Some were free sites created just for fun; others were gambling sites that cost money to play and offered cash prizes.  Some examples of the gambling games are blackjack, poker, backgammon, and spades. I’ve never learned how to play backgammon myself; I don’t even know what the rules are! But I do know that it is a very popular game. Maybe I SHOULD learn how to play it! 

I’ve heard that there were some MIT students who formed teams of card counters who beat the odds in the Las Vegas Casinos. There was a book written about that titled “Bringing Down the House” by Ben Mezrich. And then there was a movie called “21” starring Kevin Spacey that was based on the book. 

These students developed a software program to help beat the odds, and Backgammon Masters Online has decided to put the program to the test and see how well it works for their customers who play their online backgammon games.

Facial plastic surgery

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Plastic Surgery (free clip art)

From time to time I hears stories on the news about how a young child from another country is brought to the United States for some kind of medical procedure that is not available in his/her country. Sometimes it is an orthopedic situation, but most of the ones I can recall the best are regarding facial plastic surgery, correcting severe birth defects. Sometimes I hear a follow up story about the child, months after the surgery about how the child’s life has benefited from the plastic surgery, and it truly makes me feel good. 

When I was in high school I knew a girl who was in a bad car accident that badly scarred her face. I can’t recall ever seeing her after the accident, but other friends have told me that she did have several plastic surgery procedures done to reconstruct her face and that the results were very good.

I think that plastic surgeons perform a very important service, from correcting birth defects, reconstructing accident victims, and enhancing patients’ personal appearance. There are many people who are very unhappy with their looks, and plastic surgery helps boost their self esteem, which helps them function better in their life. So when my girlfriend told me that she was going to a cosmetic surgery specialist to have a procedure done that will make her feel better about her appearance, I told her that she has my full support. 

Newly divorced cousin wants to start dating again

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Dating (free clip art)

My newly divorced cousin came over for a visit today. He wants to start dating again, but is a little bit nervous over the entire dating scene. He has been “out of the loop” for so long he really doesn’t even know where to start!

I suggested that we get on the Internet together and check out some of the Internet dating sites that are “out there.” It seems to me that using the Internet is the best way in this day and age to meet singles.

We found a site that was a guide to a lot of the dating sites to make our search a whole lot easier. The site is designed to let you spend more time in private reviewing the different services.

I encouraged him to check into the Chemistry review page and see what they had to say about that. I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials about that company on television lately. And I encouraged him to check into the eharmony review page too, because my step-sister found her new husband through that service! They got married five years ago, after two years of dating.

I think that when he goes home, he’ll be going back to that.

Set your clocks back tonight!

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Fall back (free clip art)

I try to remember to set my clocks back before I go to bed when daylight savings ends. The only problem is that some of my clocks are now “smart” and will set themselves automatically! I have to remember to leave those alone, or when I get up in the morning they will be messed up! What a pain in the neck!