The Nike Online Shop

The Nike Online Shop

One of the most popular worldwide branded names in the sneaker industry is Nike. Leaders in Nike shoes for women, and Nike shoes for men. A brand that deems respect when laying down the big bucks for rubber and leather. What about the high end stuff? The Lebron’s, the Jordans, and Air Force 1? Many times sneakers are just a status symbol. They are glorified by rappers, athletes, and everyday common folk, just trying to make a fashion statement. I will admit, I buy them. From time to time, I will plunk down a couple of hundred here and there for Jordan’s or Lebron’s. I am a fan of both players, and lucky enough to have seen them both perform.

When deciding the value of sneakers, top names like Nike, Adidas, Puma (which is attempting a comeback) and many more are always up there. More bang for the buck to put it bluntly. However, the Nike Air Jordan’s have taken and secured a place in the sneaker market that has created a frenzy for quite some time, and has no intentions of letting. With multiple releases during the holidays, the chances of getting a pair of these newest, latest releases at the retail price of about $200.00 is far and few in between.

Nike limits the sneakers, and the outlets like the Nike Shop, Nike online shop, Champs, House of Hoops, Foot Locker and others have resorted to a raffle system, that has left many scratching their heads for answers as they turn up empty with opportunities to get the sneakers desired.

Many including myself believe that the process is flawed. Calls are made with one or two rings, and then upon call back the phone number is not a workable number. In the eyes of the public this system leads to people abusing the system for friendships, and or personal gain. If you think wearing sneakers is just that, wearing sneakers, you are so wrong. It has become a big business, and I am a firm believer that it will not go away anytime soon in the land of capitalism. Good luck getting the sneakers on your list.

Craz Loom Bands A Great Mind Pastime

Cra-Z-LoomCraz Loom Silicone Bands

There are new looms around and they are Craz. That’s right Craz Looms. The new silicone kraze that is taking up the time of America’s youth and all over the world, and it is not a video game, go figure!

When my daughter first came home with a silicone rubber band with cool colors, I asked her “Where did you get that?”…She replied “At school it was just $2.00.” At first I was shocked, not over the $2.00 dollars. But by the fact that she had bought this from another student in her school. I was like what the heck, they should be studying not learning to sell and barter and whatever else you want to call this. But when I watched her excitement over owning one, and asking for a kit. I figured that if I get them all off of the video games and doing something exciting with their hands and creating art, something visual and special, then I figured that this could be a positive thing.

That was over three months ago, and they are still hooked. I know that this is something that will possibly fizzle out, but for the mean time, I am happy they are doing something collectively and using their brain power for something other than video games. I am including the links to the Amazon store where I purchase my supplies for the kids. It is cheap and the delivery is fast. However you do not have to use this link, you could visit stores like Toys R Us, and Walmart for supplies. I just found that most of the above listed stores issue their silicone bands on Saturdays and they were gone for the most part by the time I arrived each week. With Amazon there is no wasting of time, and more importantly for my kids disappointment. Plus which kid does not like to get a surprise in the mail every now and then.


The Superbowl, Funny Commercials, and Parties


The Superbowl is upon us again. More incredible funny commercials, parties everywhere. So how will you stock pile your party? How much will it cost? All good questions. I have a thought. How about some money saving coupons to help take the burden from your party off of your wallet. I know I am the type of person that enjoys throwing a good party but I never ask anyone to bring anything. It is my one gift each and every year to family and friends. I was just raised that way, good bad or indifferent. That is me. So I throw this party and I do not ask anyone to bring anything. Sure people always show up with something, a plate of this or that, a bottle of this and that. But they never are made to feel like they have to bring it. That is just me.

Coupons And Savings

There are so many places that will help you out with valid good coupons to assist your party and your wallet. I use them all and I score all the time. Coupons make me able to afford party throwing, which we all know can get expensive. This is probably the reason more people do not throw them. So where can we all get some coupons and free samples of stuff to use each and everyday, as well as the days that just move us to toss a party, like the Superbowl. This years contest is called by many as the “Har-bowl” because it is the first time in the history of the NFL that two brothers face each other in the capacity of head coach. Brothers have faced off against each other before, but never as coaches. In fact this last New England vs. Baltimore AFC championship had brothers on opposing sides.

So this years party will be exciting for everyone regardless of who you are rooting for. But it will be especially gratifying for the coaches and their families, as they attempt to not be torn between the two brothers. Regardless of this situation, my party has to be just right. So I will be relying on coupons, free samples, and just about anything else that I can get my hands on to make this party the best one yet. Congratulations to the S.F. 49ers (representing the NFC) and the Baltimore Ravens (AFC).

Fantasy Football Tribulations With Big D!

Fantasy Football 2012

Well I decided to begin this tribulations page because I am having the worst Fantasy Football season ever! In this first post I am going to take the time to list my team, and the my tribulations. They have been horrible trust me. It’s not the $120 they I lost, it’s just the way I lost it. First things first. I am at my max for moves (15) and I have had my share of injuries to key players like Demarco Murray, Greg Jennings, Brandon Bolden, and where the hell was James Jones on Sunday Night! Is anyone other than me asking?

Here is a quick glimpse of my team, next year promises to be a more comprehensive insight to my team and trades, and I will be asking those interested for tips. Since nothing that I have done this year, has worked. My first year in this league produced me a 2nd place finish and $600.00, not bad. Thing is I believed the game was this easy. Shocker!!! 2nd year produced a 5-9 record and this year the dreaded 0-12. WOW! Here are my starters and some additional players.

2012 Fantasy Football Team

  • Tom Brady
  • Demarco Murray
  • James Jones
  • Greg Jennings
  • Frank Gore
  • Vernon Davis
  • Jason Witten
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
  • Dan Carpenter
  • Danny Woodhead
  • Brandon Lloyd
  • Santana Moss
  • Brandon Bolden
  • Brandon Lafell

If you need a league to begin your own Fantasy Football league, I have been using both CBS Sports as well as Yahoo. Both are equally easy to use and you can complete your leagues teams and input the Fantasy Football players with ease. My 13th game comes up this week. I will keep you posted on the league and whether or not I get to win a game this year.

James Jones – Green Bay Packers wide out, did not catch or targeted one time this week. I ask any football coach out there that is this is the case and no other players can get any progress done, why not throw his way. I believe that there has been a falling out of sorts between both Jones and Aaron Rogers. There is no other speculation that would make sense. The Packers were absolutely beat up this past week by the NY Giants. If you want to share any progress or transgressions within your league just let me know.

Basic Expat Training Manual The Philippines Experience

Basic Expat Training Manual The Philippines Experience

I’ve got over 50 170 212 pages of first hand expat information. I’m living the Dream. I retired and moved to the Philippines. I’ve learned from my mistakes and you can do that too. Dramatically reduce the time it takes to complete your move to the Philippines Save Money! Don’t waste Money On A Visa You Don’t need. I did and wasted $350

“You may be only going to the other side of the world but you are truly stepping into another world. You had might as well be stepping off a space ship and onto a different planet for life as you know it is about to change.”

Total Surfing Fitness – Surf Training – Surf Exercises – Surf Workouts

Total Surfing Fitness – Surf Training – Surf Exercises – Surf Workouts

“I started the Total Surfing Fitness program exactly 12 weeks prior to my 1st overseas surfing trip to Bali in the hope of increasing my confidence and ability in the water.

I’m a 37y/o and been surfing for 15 years. I spend 8 hours a day at a computer and have a 3 hrs a day commuting to work in Sydney. I also have a young family, so keeping fit is a real challenge.

Hockey Speed and Power by Kevin Miehm – Pro Calibre Hockey Training from an Ex-NHL Player

Hockey Speed and Power by Kevin Miehm – Pro Calibre Hockey Training from an Ex-NHL Player

Kevin designed this manual for our team and our players loved it. Many times players get theses manuals and toss them out. Our guys knew Kevin played at a very high level and trusted his knowledge. I was extremely impressed with the conditioning levels our players came to training camp with.

I highly recommend any player serious about moving on in hockey follow Kevin’s principals. He is a first class Strength and Conditioning Coach.