Friday, May 30, 2008

You could win a IPOD!

Ok now who doesn't like to win stuff? I know I do. This contest is geared towards HR executives in hospitals and health care delivery systems. All you have to do is take a survey. Now how easy is that. Answer a few brief questions, enter your email address and you're entered.

Surveys like these provide valuable information to companies. They use the information that they collect to improve their services, customer service levels and even their prices. You're really helping out everyone when you take these surveys. They don't even take a lot of time. Just a few questions and you're done.

One winner will be chosen at random. To take the survey, click here. Who knows, you may be the proud owner of a new IPOD!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

1 payment left

I still have one payment left for my summer class. My payment is due on the 17th of June and my class is over on the 26th. That's the only good thing about summer classes, they only last 6 weeks. I just wish my teacher had only given us 6 weeks worth of work instead of everthing that we would have done during the semester.

Oh well, it will be over soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Have you heard of caffeine chips?

I'm always drinking soda for the caffeine buzz that it gives me. I usually have a salty and/or crunchy snack with it because it just seems to fit. Now I can have a different kind of snack. It's a caffeine-induced chip called Engobi. Each 1.5 ounce bag has 140 milligrams of caffeine. That's about the same as a cup of coffee and way more caffeine than most energy drinks. Needless to say, once I eat Engobi chips, I won't need to drink a soda with it. Or I'll be racing around like a madwoman.

Check out ENGOBI's website to read about the chips for yourself and brace yourself for some serious munchie action!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I really need new sneakers

My shoes are smelly. They're pretty old and the soles came apart a little bit at the bottom. It wasn't really a problem and I ignored it until last week when it rained. Then water seeped into the shoes and got into my socks. Now the socks and shoes both stink.

I really want a pair of Nike Shox but I don't want to shell out $120 for them. I need to start shopping around to see what I can find. My limit is $65.00. I should be able to get a decent pair of sneakers for that price.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Paying for weight loss surgery

I want to lose weight. I've been struggling with this for a year or two. I've even considered consulting with a lapband doctor here in my area. In the course of doing my research, I found out my health insurance will cover the surgery as long as it's considered medically necessary and not a cosmetic procedure.

I'm not that overweight but I could get it covered. That seriously makes me think about it a little bit harder.

Eek tuition is due

I almost forgot to pay my bill again. I choose to pay my bill in 3 installments every semester instead of forking out the entire amount at once. I was late with my late payment so I had to pay a late fee. I'm not gonna be late again. The late fee negates any interest I get by keeping the money in my account 2 extra months.

I just don't want to give them the money any earlier than I have to.

Shopping with my stimulus money

Do you like the bedding in the photo? I love blue so I'm contemplating on it. I need new sheets bad. One of my sets got ripped in the washer. I think the sheets wrapped around the agitator and as it whipped the sheets, it eventually ripped them. Both the bottom fitted sheet and top sheet ripped with the fitted sheet getting the worst of it.

I only have 2 good sheet sets now and summer's coming which means I have to change sheets way more often. My solutions are to wash sheets more often (not likely with school) or buy more sheets (a much better proposition in my book). I've been looking at the Waverly Felicite Cornflower Collection. It's price is fairly reasonable considering it's a comforter set. I also need a queen set which generally costs more.

The set comes with a comforter, bedskirt and 2 shams. Because it's a soft blue and white set, I can get sheets from anywhere and in almost any color. Just looking at the picture I know I can get cornflower, blue, cream, white, and off-white sheets. I could probably get by with gray or graphite sheets as well. There are a lot of options with this set.

At least I'll be spending my stimulus money on something I really need.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I thought I had a scholarship

But no. I got a letter telling me that I had made it to the semifinal round of applicants. I was really hoping that I would get the money. I don't have tuition reimbursement anymore so all of the money is coming out of my pocket. I guess I'll have to keep applying. Who knows....something may come through eventually.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

My page rank never moved

Well hrmp. I'm extremely jealous of everyone else that had an increase. I do know that pr will be moving until the end of the month so I'm not getting too excited. I just shouldn't even worry about it because there's nothing you can do about it anyway. I could do everything right and still not get ranked. There's really no rhyme or reason to it.

I'll just concentrate on blogging and not worry about everything else.