Saturday, March 5, 2011

Do you have a friend who is an artist?

Many people know some family members or friends who are at least somewhat artistic.  I myself have some friends who are able to paint well enough to have their artwork showcased in galleries!  But - do you know any stained glass artists?  It is always convenient knowing someone who can make stained glass suncatchers and windows for one reason - they can make you gifts and also you can commission them to make presents for you to give other people! 

So, if you don't know anyone who makes stained glass, why not get one of your artsy friends stained glass kits for beginners and nudge them in the right direction.  Pretty soon you just might have yourself a nice glass lamp as a thank you gift in return!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Asus 1015PED

Have you done much reading about the ASUS 1015PED netbook? It's really got quite a set of impressive features.  I think what I like about it the most is that it has up to 13 hours of battery life and the ability to change (literally at the click of a button) the processor power to save battery or to improve performance.

The Asus 1015PED also has a sleek matte finish that sets it apart from other companies that produce netbooks.  I'm not aware of any other brands that have matte netbooks.  Many laptops and netbooks come with glossy screens that reflect any small amount of light.  But wait - not the 1015PED.  It has a matte finish that allows you to read the screen perfectly well in full sunlight!

What else do you want in a tiny laptop?  At about $350 it's a steal!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Window Envelopes

It seems that people mostly receive window envelopes from companies such as banks, credit card companies, and people who send junk mail.  Is there a reason why us regular people don't sue window envelopes more often?  They do, afterall, seem to be quite professional and save you from having to write the person's address on the front of the envelope!

I personally haven't started using window envelopes myself but it is something I am considering trying in the near future.  Of course, I have to use up my last 50-pack of regular/plain envelopes.  Given that I don't send a ton of mail in any given week this may take longer than I expect.

In other news, I finally found a good source of small padded mailing envelopes again.  The store I regularly get them from hasn't carried them in at least six months which is unfortunate because they had great deals on them.  I didn't like having to buy them one by one from the post office (at at least 4x the cost overall compared to buying them in bulk).  I actually bought 30 these cheaper padded envelopes today to stock up!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do you use sunless tanning lotions?

It seems that just 10 years or so ago everyone was still into getting lathered up with some tanning oils and laying out on the beach all day.  All of this in the name of getting the best tan.  Thankfully, nowadays people are starting to become more health conscious.  Skin cancers are quite common and some of them can be fatal (though many types aren't). 

Still - why even risk increasing your already high chance of getting a skin disease by bombarding your skin with UV rays?  If you really want to get the look of a nice tan, you can go for a sunless tanning lotion that almost instantly give you the skin tone you want - without the harmful effects of UV rays! 

So, do you use sunless tanning lotions, or do you still sit out all day on the beach?