Saturday, March 7, 2009

ZEN Teachings - Seniors Advice - Quarter Ante Auctions

sent me this. (Shop at above store for Quality items at BARGAIN prices.)You may have read these as I had. This morning, I was just screaming for a good laugh!!! Hope you enjoy them again..............

Zen Teachings

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.

2. Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.

3. No one is listening until you fart. Whoopie cushion farting smiley Pictures, Images and Photos

4. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.

5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

6. If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.

7. Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

8. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. smiley skydiving Pictures, Images and Photos

9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. gone fishing Pictures, Images and Photos

10. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

12. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield.

13. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.

14. Good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.

17. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

18. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

19. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass ... then things just keep getting worse.

20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

I feel better now, now I am going to and do a search for QA (short for quarter ante sale) where special auctions start at .25 cents. If you don't have a friend that wants to go out for a shopping spree, join us at, socialize, and shop among friends.

See this gorgeous 14KT ring at Photobucket Starting at .25 cents!!!

This is a NEW IN BOX Fisher Price Lil Movers School Bus starting at .25 cents Photobucket

What a neat couple of mini Coke items starting bid $.25 . I already put a bid on these.
Photobucket Search for Mini coke

Bargains galore and there is WAY more................Go ahead, meet a friend and shop!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Work at Staying Fit...Easily...Senior Citizens...Pay Attention

I woke up this morning (well...... that's a positive) feeling a bit off....maybe I'm grumpy and should go hide from the world Photobucket..................or could it be that as a Senior Citizen I'm stressing about life or the shape of my aging body.
I remember an article I read in (wish I could remember) maybe Good Housekeeping that gave some good ideas and stats on easy ways to help with the battle of the bulge .....

Say "Om"
De-stressing can be a powerful way to whittle down. A recent study from Oregon Health & Science University found that overweight women who performed daily relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or even writing in a diary for 20 minutes, lost an average of 10 pounds after 18 months — without consciously dieting.

Stay-Skinny Pasta Photobucket
How to indulge without gaining: Cook the pasta al dente, so it's firm to the bite. Why? The longer you boil noodles, the more the starch breaks down, which raises the pasta's glycemic index. This causes your blood sugar level to rise faster — and may increase your junk food cravings too. Studies show that when you cook spaghetti for five minutes, its glycemic index is 38; after 20 minutes, it shoots up to 61. But even al dente cooking doesn't mean you can eat piles of fettuccine Alfredo every night. And high-cal pasta sauces are still off-limits.

30-Second Exercise Trick Photobucket (I hate when this happens)
Now you can work out less — and get fitter. A recent study from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that about a half-hour of sprint cycling (alternating speeds by pedaling quickly for 30 seconds and then at a slow pace for four minutes) is as effective as an hour and a half of moderate pedaling. The key is the series of 30-second power bursts. Another idea for a non-type-exercise when you're taking a "sit-down" is...sit with your back against the chair and pull in your belly button back to your spine and hold for 30 seconds. Do as many as you're able. OK, just pull it in as far back as you can.

Snooze to Lose Photobucket
Add one hour of sleep to your schedule, and you could drop up to 14 pounds this year. New data from the University of Michigan shows that you'll likely eat 6 percent less if you replace 60 minutes of awake time (when you may snack) with an hour of shut-eye. And a Harvard study that tracked around 68,000 women found that those who clocked only five or fewer hours of rest a night had a 32 percent greater chance of gaining more than 30 pounds over a 16-year period than those who got seven hours of sleep.

Best Diet Breakfast breakfast Pictures, Images and Photos
Say good-bye to bagels. Start your morning with eggs, and you’ll curb cravings for the rest of the day. (It's true - this works, start your day with protein) Researchers from Wayne State University studied 30 overweight women, feeding them a breakfast with eggs, toast, and jelly one day, and, two weeks later, a bagel with cream cheese and yogurt (both meals had similar calorie counts). When the women had the protein-packed eggs instead of the bagel breakfast, they ate 164 fewer calories at lunch and around 400 fewer calories over a 24-hour period. Cut that many calories a day, and it could add up to a 41-pound loss in a year.

I just remembered a favorite breakfast from years ago - We call it
Sunday Morning Breakfast's the recipe...
For an individual
Mix 2 eggs
1/4 to 1/3 C flour
1/2 C milk
Dashes of cinnamon

Pour into individual baking dish that has been
preheated in the oven with a couple of teaspoons of butter till it melts.

Bake at 425 for 15 - 20 min

It puffs WAY UP (will deflate when taken out) Serve with a bit of sugar free or fruit only preserves. You now have had 2 eggs, equivalent of a piece of toast and your dairy!! If you really want to live it up and splurge - sprinkle with powdered sugar. Try it...easy, nutritious, and delicious.........

Laugh Off 40 Calories Photobucket
It's no joke! A study from Vanderbilt University showed that you can burn up to that many calories by laughing genuinely for 10 to 15 minutes. (Watch Groundhog Day to giggle off even more weight.) Not only does it burn calories but hugely improves your state of mind!!!

Do Your Body Good
Dancing Milk Pictures, Images and Photos
Try to have at least three servings of low-fat dairy daily. A study from the University of Tennessee showed that dieters on a six-month program who followed a high-dairy meal plan lost nearly twice as much weight (around 24 pounds) as their nondairy-eating peers, and they shed more abdominal fat too. The researchers suspect that dairy activates fat-burning mechanisms.

Skinny Little Pill Red Pill Pictures, Images and Photos
Popping a fish oil capsule can help you shed pounds. Researchers from the University of South Australia tracked 81 overweight people for three months and found that those who took a daily dose of fish oil and walked for 45 minutes three times a week lost an average of 4.4 pounds — without changing their diet. The pill-exercise combo is key: Those who worked out regularly but skipped the supplement stayed at the same weight; so did those who took the pill but didn’t walk. Bonus: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil helped improve the participants’ heart health.
Well, after all that good advice, I guess I'll stay up and start by saying OM and meditatingPhotobucket then I'll plan dinner around some really "chewy" pasta................I think I will dig out my bike from the stuffed garage and take off the dry rotted tires and get new ones. We like to ride bikes........ not a good time for a nap - I'll do that later...make us a SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST, take my pills with a glass of milk, all the while laughing!! If you find you have some EXTRA time, don't forget to keep exercising your, twitter somebody, do a crossword, try to figure out html.....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Corporations Scrambling to Economize and Streamline.....Collecting Tobacciana Ashtrays

Corporations Scrambling to Economize and Streamline

If you've ever worked for a boss that reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business.

He walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, 'How much money do you make a week?'

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and replied, 'I make $400 a week. Why?'

The CEO then handed the guy $1,600 in cash and screamed, 'Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back.'

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, 'Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here? '
From across the room came a voice, 'Pizza delivery guy from Domino's.'

Now that's what I call a GENEROUS TIP!! Photobucket

I have been working "overtime" listing a whole whack of ashtrays that I have been collecting for years. A lot of them bring back memories....others just tell a little story about where they came from.

Actually, the term for a receptacle to dispose of your ash and butts ....... "ashtray" was conjured up in Great Britain about 1880. Smoking tobacco has been used since the 1500's. As the different eras were born, so were different ashtray designs. Materials used to make them ranged from the precious gold, silver, marble, etc to cheap metals, ceramics, porcelain, glass.

As smoking increased in popularity, businesses got the idea to advertise their business or product on ashtrays. After all, ashtrays were everywhere. Advertising ashtrays were born and folks started "borrowing" them as mementos of stays in hotels, motels, vacations, etc. Pretty soon every business had them on tables, in lobbys, kitchen tables, gas stations, mom and pop diners to the most luxurious of places.

Vintage ashtrays that are high on collectors' wish lists include those from early- and mid-20th century luxury hotels and popular nightspots, like New York's Stork Club; automobilia (especially tire companies); defunct casinos; and planes, trains, and ocean liners. For example, a Pullman Company smoking stand (free-standing ashtray) recently sold online for $710, while a MetalCraft airplane smoking stand went for $995!

Here is a list of the Casinos in Las Vegas that are no more......
Aladdin Hotel & Casino
Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino
Binion's Horseshoe
Boardwalk Hotel & Casino
Bourbon Street Hotel & Casino
Castaways Casino
Castaways Hotel & Casino
Desert Inn
Duns Hotel & Casino
El Rancho Hotel Casino
El Rancho Vegas
New Frontier Hotel & Casino
Hacienda Resort
Holiday Casino
Klondike Hotel & Casino
Lady Luck Hotel & Casino
Landmark Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Marina Hotel
The Mind Las Vegas
Moulin Rouge Hotel
Northern Club Casino
Pioneer Club Las Vegas
Sands Hotel
Silver City Casino
Silver Slipper
Silverbird Hotel
South Coast Casino
Stardust Resort & Casino
Vegas World
Westward Ho Hotel & Casino

I am sure there are more that I do not know about, but this is a start. If you come across an ashtray from a little unknown Casino from some obscure place, snap it up.

You can learn lots of trivia researching ashtrays. I have one listed at from the oldest hotel casino in Las Vegas. Opened in 1906 and in 1907 was the first telephone customer and their phone number was 1..... Photobucket
Here's the link...CLICK HERE to View My Item

Today, we all know smoking has become a generally unacceptable habit and health risk. There are very few places where one can light up. "No Smoking" signs are everywhere and even some new cars no longer have Lighters and Ashtrays as interior equipment.

It only makes sense that since advertising dollars are no longer spent on ashtrays, the value of these items from earlier eras are becoming more valuable and one day will be highly sought after.

I have to stop buying them and clear out boxes of if you want to start collecting or add to an existing collection, here's an opportunity to find some deals. Start with buying one a week and grow it from there....
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