Friday, December 26, 2008

Flying Time

Wow, Time sure does fly.Christmas has finally slid past. I have been talking to Kenny about going fishing. We think we might go south. Although, I did get a 20 bucks off coupon for a place in Port Clinton. I look forward to the fun no matter where it is.I don't have a serious note tonight since I am not in a serious mood.

please remember that I have to pay the bills

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Those that don't know me

There are so many people out there today that know what is best for me. Their advice flows like a polluted river into my life. They advise me about everything in my life. They advise THOSE AROUND me. They even advise each other. I am not talking about the people close to me that I solicit advise from, but am writing about those that believe they truly know me.

The question for those that offer advice is...

What are my hurts?
What are my wins?
How do I really feel?
Last, and certainly not least...What do I see when I close my eyes?

If you know those answers then you know enough to advise me.

There are people out there that know the answers to these questions. There are people out there heavily affected by the advice they receive. My answer to it all is that you should follow your passion. You should find your passion, reach out for it, and follow where it leads. Should you be able to follow this passion you will always be able to find some happiness. Choose to not follow your passions and you will have to order your wine by the glass as you will not be able to order the bottle from the list.

The advice from these people creates rifts. The rifts are so huge they cannot be covered over. The rifts are like scars that require spackle to cover them. Perhaps with a little paint the scars can be glossed over and maybe even forgotten about.

There are changes in my life that scare me. These are huge changes that make me so very afraid. I do not know what will happen or if there will even be an actual problem... I guess there is a problem since it is weighing on my mind so heavily. I have begun to look at the paths in front of me and I see many ways to walk. I do not know which path I will follow.

There are several of you out there that have been affected by all that has transpired. This is my way and time to say...I am truly sorry for the hurts that I have caused and that I am striving to be a better,stronger person. I will be a better person. I will be a nicer person. I will enjoy the things on this Earth that I had begun to ignore as I got caught up in the struggles of life and listened to the advice of those around me. I am ashamed that I have listened to people that don't even know me.

There are several people out there that this is directed towards. All of you read this blog. Some people that read this blog have nothing written here directed towards them.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Stuff

Its raining and cold here. I have been working on the abstract me. I guess I have never been real artsy, but I have some abstract thoughts. I did a little reflecting on my situation today. I have decided that...all is well. The ship is sailing in a direction I like and I have been clearing the chaos and confusion out of my life.

I like me better that way.

Also, let me say that the pictures were very nice and I deeply appreciate the Pro Bono work from some of my old buddies. I don't think there will be any need to testify, but I do appreciate your hard work. I owe you.

Until the next time please remember that I have to pay the bills...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Why oh Why

Yes, I know its late. Just got in a short time ago and thought I would get caught up. I am not even gonna write about the BAD things that have happened. Should the people responsible for the bad things read this (and I am sure they do) you know who you are and you know that the fight is on.

Lets talk about the good things...This evening I had an interesting realization. I feel good. I feel good about the people around me and am pleased with the things they do. I have been surrounding myself with good,honest,moral and upstanding people. I like it.

I finished my vacation schedule at work and am now planning my fishing trip. Its gonna be a blast.

Well, until the next time please remember that I have to pay the bills

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby its cold outside

Wow...its cold outside today. I guess I have a pretty full day today. I am actually going to work my 8 hours and then Travis and I are going to take a woodstove out of a house and haul it to his house. I bet that it is heavy. Not a big deal. After that I will look into dinner and just get ready for Thursday. I am definitely looking forward to the weekend. I am hoping for some interesting things to do. Its seems like in the winter time I am just blah and don't make a lot of plans. Summer is the time of year that I prefer. Well until then

please remember that I have to pay the bills

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Well, today I have paint for the house. I have paint brushes and rollers. What I don't have is the energy to paint. I really hate to paint, but I don't have much choice. The walls only need a little prep work and they will be ready to "complete."

I should also mention that the Christmas tree is up. I am thinking its gonna be a good Christmas here.

Please remember that I have to pay the bills...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another day

Life simply keeps rolling along, and I have decided to post some more of my usual ramblings. Yes, I know that sometimes my ramblings seem to be the ramblings of a dysfunctional 8 year old, but that is just how I feel. Today, I don't have anything to talk about. My life is going well, finances are fine, and the daughter seems to be happy and well adjusted. My girlfriend appears happy with me and doesn't complain much about my shenanigans. I am staying away from any of the "on line" businesses as they don't seem to pay well. Just been concentrating on getting ready to fish, hunt, and having a good time.

Over the past few months I have tried to surround myself with people that mkae me feel good. I seem to be accomplishing that task. Everyday brings new/old friends into my life and I become more and more content. God seems to be blessing me with just a little more peace everyday.

The last item is a sad note for me and the office that I work at. Susan is leaving us. She was called yesterday and told that she had gotten a job that she had applied for. It is a sad, dark day for us and she will be missed. Although, I will say congratulations to her and good luck to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs...seems that she will be marrying Roy when she gets moved to his hometown. Goodby Susan...stay in touch.

please remember that I have to pay the bills...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Life

The smallest joys in life are the most important. When they arrive they are really appreciated and help us to smooth out the rough spots. Lately, my life has been blessed with an abundance of small joys. I am truly a happy man...

My friend Bill stopped by the house this weekend. I love to talk with Bill and have missed him over the past few years. We have a bunch to catch up on and I assure everyone that I won't go that long again without seeing my friends.

Life's small joys.... I am just waiting for my next large joy to arrive...not even a clue what it will be. Bet I will like it. Until then....

Please remember that I have to pay the bills....

Thursday, November 20, 2008


It is snowing outside right now. I love the snow and all of the things it brings. I can't believe its winter and all is well. I feel peaceful and have looked at my own mortality and spirituality. Life seems to flow along well and so am I. I can only wish that everyone could begin to develop the sense of well being that I have been feeling. Merry Christmas to all...

and please remember that I have to pay the bills

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am alive

No lightning strike, so I guess I will keep making blog entries.

Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

For the first time in a long time

Today, could be my last entry ever. Today, I am going to do something that I haven't done in years.I am going to Church. I hope that I don't get struck by lightning.

Please remember that I still have to pay the bills.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just me

Here I am looking forward to the weekend. It is rainy and going to be cold. I love this weather (although it does make my old bones hurt). I am getting some curtains for my sliding glass door today. There have been so many changes to my house and I am so happy with them. Life seems to be just flowing along and keeping me happy. I feel as if I grow as a person everyday and strive to place people around me that make me feel good. You know if this is a reference to you. Smile it makes everyone happy.

Remember that I still have to pay the bills.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Puppy eyes

My eyes have just started to open, again. Just like the eyes of a small pup. I am seeing my world in a new light. I have listened to my friend Priscilla (nobody calls her that but me) and am working on healing me. She knows the troy 1.0 version. She knows where I need to be. Michelle is a fantastic woman and wants me to be me,again.I know that our feelings for one another will help each of us to be able to assist the other throughout all that will come. I believe that I can be. I believe that I will be. I know that it is meant to be. My friends, old and new, have rallied around me to show their support. For that, I am very grateful. I have received huge amounts of love,compassion, and caring. Everyone that reads this knows what they have freely given and, to all concerned, I thank you. Whole heartedly. God Bless us all. I will be there for any/all of my friends when there moment of need arises just as they have been there for me.

Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

no title

Lo there, do I see my father,
Lo there, do I see my mother,
my sisters and brothers,
Lo there, do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning,
Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them,
In the halls of Valhalla where the brave may live forever.

please remember that I have to pay the bills

Saturday, November 1, 2008


The last couple of days have just been terrible. She who shall remain nameless and I have fought about us. Yes, we are getting divorced, but the attacks on the other people in my life have begun. I just want my divorce now. I have seen a side to her that makes me cringe. She has been mean to people when there is just no reason.

We could have worked this out, we didn't. It is now time to move along. I know that she reads my blog sometimes. I hope that she reads this and knows that the love I had for her was deep and we worked very hard to destroy that love. We have accomplished what we started. I am not gong to go into details, there is just no need.

The last item... I hope her new boyfriend decides not to try and kick this fat old mans butt. There may be a good lesson in there for the boy.
I have been a decent enough teacher thru the years.

Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008



I watched the MU/houston game last night. Maybe Mark Snyder will keep his job.


Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pizza Sauce

Saturday evening will be a fun evening at my house. I will be fixing pizza and making the pizza sauce that I like so much. I am having several friends over for pizza and wine. Gotta be a blast. I guess I will have to do a little house cleaning. I might even try to get a couple of chores done. There are several new windows that need cleaned and another blind or two to get hung up. I will let you know how the pizza was and Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Friday, October 17, 2008

the end

The end has finally arrived for she who shall remain nameless and I. Today, after being seperated for several months we both have admitted to having feelings for someone else. It is a terrible thing for us to have destroyed a Love that was so very strong and I will miss her so very much. I wish her all the luck and good fortune there is in the world. I have not decided if I will continue this blog. Please everyone, think some good thoughts for us. and remember that I have to pay the bills.....troy

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Morning

It is time for me to start making posts again. Yes, I know I haven't been posting anything but now its time. I guess I could tell about the fishing trip to Lake Eerie. I won't. Let me just say that I am home and that is where I am going to stay. Watch for more posts coming soon. Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Wow, things are jumping around my house. I have worked a bunch getting ready to move in. Today, I set off bug bombs...just in case the previous occupants left anything behind. The house is inhabitable although there is a ton of stuff to do. I will be in and ready very soon.

Life is kind of crazy right now. So much to do. So many things going on. I am looking forward to sneaking off to do some fishing very soon and even gonna do a little trout fishing this year. Yummy fresh trout on a grill that just sounds good. anyway, please remember that I have to pay the bills.....troy

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Ok everybody (and that means both of my readers),

I am off for Richmond,VA on monday morning. I am so very excited to be traveling (at my employers expense) and not going into work. I won't be back until friday evening. Life couldn't get much better. I am sure that I will find several things to do in Richmond, although I will admit that I know nothing about the town.

An interesting note...A change of residence will be happening for me. I will be moving into MY HOUSE when I return from Richmond. The renters have informed me they are leaving monday. This will allow me to fix my living problems and give my co workers a break from the "countdown."

I don't believe I will post anything while I am in richmond, but you never can tell. Please remember that I have to pay the bills.....troy

Monday, September 1, 2008

The news

Sorry for being gone again, but there have been MANY changes since I last made a post. The changes in life have been HUGE and I just am not going to talk about some of them.

Today, Kenny and I are going fishing. Spending the day on a lake with some good grill food and a couple of fishing poles is one of the best things I could possibly do. Probably later in the day Michele will join us and that is where the evening will end up. I plan on getting some sun (everyone that knows me can actually laugh now) and for those concerned, yes I will wear some sunscreen. Ok see you at the marina and please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm Back

Hello everyone....

Well, as you can tell I haven't made a post in quite a while. Things have just been a little crazy in my life. Many changes have happened. Lets just say I am back and hope that I will be making regular posts. Also, please remember that I have to pay the bills. tak

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sad News

This information arrived today. I was at work and ran into the Martin's girlfriend. You remember, they got beaten playing spades and Martin left for Iraq.

Martin has been Medevaced to a military facility in Germany. His vehicle was involved in a roadside explosion. His condition is good but she doesn't know the full extent of his injuries.......

Please keep him in your prayers

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Haven't been around

Hey everybody....

I guess you have noticed that I haven't been around. I hope to change all that. I have just been busy working on different projects. Some good and some not so good. Doesn't matter since I enjoyed doing them. I plan on making several posts in the next couple of days. I just wanted to list this one here...


Everyone please read and follow. You might even click a couple of the ads. Until next time and please remember that I have to pay the bills......

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I guess I have really been slacking in keeping up with my Blog posts. Life has been very hectic lately and I just haven't sat down to write. For those that read My Blog, I apologize.

Life,work, and everything just seem to tumble down onto you all at the same time. So, today lets look at business....

CREDIT RESOURCES Would everyone please check this and give me some opinion...and before you ask,yes those are my google ads.

Also, I have another site that I have considered dabbling in...

This is a PTC site

Should anyone care, I would like an opinion as to whether or not I should expand into this niche. Thanks troy

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Business posting I promised

I suppose it is time for me to return to work. Monday morning I will be back at it bright and early. Gee, doesn't that sound like fun. There is an upside, I work one week and then head out to sunny Florida.

She who shall remain nameless found us some really,really cheap airline tickets to Hawaii. Guess where I will be the first of this coming March.

Business...Things are going ok, just a little slow. I am hoping that people will "tune back in" soon. For those of you reading this Blog...lets try something a little different......

$1 randomizer Give it a whirl

I have actually been paid by this. Its not expensive and may just earn you a few dollars. Come on give it a try.

OK, it is time for me to run...please remember that I still have to pay the bills.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sun Burned

One of my OLD friends is retiring in a few days. I spent yesterday with him on a boat at a local State Park. I have the appearance of melted red crayon over much of my body. I really,really had a good time. The fishing was just so-so. The weather was fantastic and I saw some sites that I hadn't seen in a couple of years. I spoke to some old friends and had burgers,beans, and cornbread for lunch.

No work for me this week. Took a few days of vacation time to just do nothing. I think it will be great. Now, for those of you that are wondering why I have not been writing about business...there just isn't any reason. I think my next entry may be about business. I just don't know which one. Anyway, until then..please remember that I have still have to pay the bills....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Details are boring

I feel as if I should have something earthshaking to say, but I don't. I feel as if there should be an article showing up here to motivate you to go to all of my websites and BUY something. It's just not happening. The Details are boring. I am just happy to be. Yep, thats all of that sentence. You wanna go and buy something from me...there are plenty of links here. Want more? TRY THIS or maybe THIS

I am not going to bore you with Details. I have a bunch of stuff to sale. I offer bunches of specials. Feel free to take advantage of any of the offers. Also, don't forget that GOOGLE has several ads on my sites and they link to some very good sponors.

No more boring details...Remember that I still have to pay the bills

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just Today

Well,Here I sit. Electric turned off. Yes, I paid the bill. Seems that the wires coming off the pole don't have enough insulation and when the wind blows they touch together. This creates an interesting fireworks spectacular. The Electric company should have it fixed very soon. I hope so. I bought steaks for the grill and also am going to make spinach salad. The kids won't like it,but its almost my favorite. I just thought I would drop this little item into the blog. I know that somewhere out there I have few readers,even if it is mostly people that know me. Doesn't matter. Anyway, please remember that I have to pay the bills......

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Way of Things

Sometimes things just spiral out of control. A friend of mine was arrested at work, by the FBI. Sounds really awesome until, you know me...and my friend. Yes, it appears he made some very bad threats towards the facility director and the chief of what is called police. I should know, because before my knee wore out I was one of those police. I will tell you that this chief of Police is a complete (EXPLETIVE DELETED). he has been written up for harrassing, intimidating, and making fun of the (injured) officers. This gentleman's actions show the world that he does not deserve the position he has been placed in. I also have to say that everyone should have a safe environment to work in. Everyone's work environment should be free of threats. Even the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) that is in charge of the Police service.

I believe,seriously believe that mentally Former Officer****** just snapped. TOO MUCH ABUSE. I have tolerated mistreatment at the whim of this chief and am very thankful to Jim ******** MSW and some Ativan (given to me sublingual) or maybe it would have been me the FBI carted out.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Rain

Good morning to everyone. It is saturday morning here. I have been awake for a litte while, drinking coffee. I am pretty sure that my son is downstairs playing a game on the computer. Dog is watered and the cat is eating.

The business update for the day...lots of traffic with few conversions. I am still within the projected/normal ratio's. I guess I can't complain. I suppose I am just in a big hurry. I see ads all the time to earn 50k a month within hrs. I just don't see it. Slow and steady...that is the way it goes. It is time for me to move along,enjoy my coffee and watch the rain. As usual please remember that I have to pay the bills...


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Coffee

It is very early here. I am up and about to start getting ready for work. I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee. I can here the sounds of the stepson's radio and the meow of the cat. Life is simple and good. I have read my email, and looked at the stats of my on line business..slow and steady. Usually more slow than steady, but that is another story.

Today will be a day like many others.Work,dinner, and then famly time. Yeah, I know that i haven't written anything profound or offered anything for free lately. That is at my other sites. This one is becoming just about my words and thoughts. Hope everyone likes it. Anyway, it is time for me to hit the shower...everyone please remember that I have to pay the bills.....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Beautiful Day

Today was another Beautiful Day. Today I was sad. I remember all of those I have left behind. I remember those I have seen killed and want so desperately for them to experience the sunshine I saw today. I am sitting right here, right now, and can hear my wife and kids. That is a joy those I left behind will never know. She who shall remain nameless and I went to see Sylvia Brown. Ms Brown talks about temples on the other side and life after death. I certainly want her to be right. I want to face these people and tell them all of the things I should have. I want them to know that I didn't choose to stay. It seems as if one of us just got lucky. I stayed behind..I drank to much,partied to hard, didn't care enough, and laid waste to almost every life I touched. That really isn't me, or at least it didn't used to be. I look back now and am not overly proud of the things I have done. I see huge holes in my memory and sometimes wonder WHY am I here in this Living? Hell.

She who shall remain nameless loves me, and for the life of me I don't understand why. By the same token, I really love her. She puts up with me, and maybe even understands. OK, enough rambling. It is time to return to life. Someday, I will see all of those I am writing about tonight. I sure hope so. For those of you that know me, please smile and pretend that you read this and understand. For those of you that don't know me, I might be right beside you. Be kind to each other. Love your spouse. Teach the children. Do it for those that were left behind.

Tonight, I am not paying the bills. I am paying homage, to those that were left behind.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Just another Monday

Well,today was just another Monday. I worked and hated it. The internet items are on the upswing. Slowly...that is the way I planned it. Nothing really spectacular the past couple of days. We have about decided to go on a cruise for vacation(our's not the one with the kids). Spring is here and Summer is approaching quickly. I am looking forward to home grown tomatoes. Ripe with salt is just fine with me. Any way, everybody remember that I still have to pay the bills... so click something....

my favorite links

Saturday, April 19, 2008

She Who Shall Remain Nameless

Many people have asked about She Who Shall Remain Nameless. The link directly below this has a picture of her at our weddiing in Hawaii. Isn't she beautiful. Yes, I know there are several pictures and you don't know which one she is. Keeps her from being mad at me. OH, by the way todays sign off is different...please remember that I LOVE MY WIFE

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Look at the time

The time just seems to whip right past. Important events, then work, then part time business...not even enough hours in the day. Here I sit at 1415hrs typing. The weather is turning to spring and I am thinking about doing some fishing. Maybe Travis and I will head south. She who shall remain nameless said she didn't mind if we went fishing. I guess that will give her a break from me.

I might wait a little longer and go north. I really do love lake eerie and Port Clinton. I look forward to eating in THE GARDEN again. I suppose I need to get moving. Anyway, please remember that I have to pay the bills so try this and have


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The days just whip past

Wow...Do the days just whip past us or what. Work is about the norm anymore. Seems like I just don't get anything quite completed and have a dozen unfinished items lounging around. I am trying to keep up with my blog posts but the new internet business and the regular job interfere. I will be more faithful.

There is really nothing new or exciting in life right now. Just everyday normal stuff. Maybe I'll win the LOTTERY. Time to run...please remember that I have to pay the bills and have

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Her Birthday

Well, This is the morning after my daughters birthday. Last night the house (and hottub) was filled with LOUD 12 year olds. I think she had 3 friends over for a sleepover. I didn't know little girls could be so loud. This morning all is quiet and everyone is asleep.

Ok, on to some business. The new business is picking up. I hope all of my readers(both of you) have been over to the site. Check it all out and if you want make a comment. Thanks, and remember I still have to pay the bills so have


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Just another day

The days are becoming brighter and there is a look of fresh grass growing in my yard. I do really look forward to summer. I have a few projects to try and complete. There is the goldfish pond in the back yard and she who shall remain nameless wants a tree in the front yard. That should be enough to keep a man busy.

This evening there was a stray (and pregnant) cat in the front yard. The kids are still crying. I love cats, but you can only have so many. Besides Holly Bear would be insanely jealous. I believe it is now time to iron some clothes for work. Good night everyone and remember that I still have to pay the bills

My web site

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rainy Morning

This morning I am home alone with Jake dog and Holly Bear. She who shall remain nameless has gone to work and the kids are in school. I am going to spend some time this morning working on my newest on line venture. Things are going well with it, thanks for asking.

The rain is just pouring down here and it makes my old arthritic joints hurt. I figure I will be into the medicine before this day is finished.

It has been a good week off. We went to columbus Ohio and saw Sylvia Brown.A very good show. The trip to the hotel bar with friends was nice also.....

Anyway it is time for me to move along. Thanks for reading and please remember that I have to pay the bills so have


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sorry for being gone

Things at the house have just been busy,busy,busy. I apolgize for not writing. Several of my regular readers have been thru asking me why there isn't a new post. Well, today there is a new post.

The online business is going well. The NEW SITE is now up and running. This one seems to have taken off very well. I hope everyone visits and takes advantage of the offers. Thanks in advance.

The cat and dog are both just fine. Good old Holly Bear refused to drink her milk. She who shall remain nameless and I couldn't figure it out until we checked the bowl and found that Jake Dog had been drinking her leftovers and she was refusing to eat after him. Everyone will be happy to know that Holly Bear now has a new bowl and is back on her Cream and Cat Food diet.

Please remember that I still have to pay the bills.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Good evening everyone. I have a deal for to propose. Yes, I am sorry but sometimes you have to do business. Please go to this site and sign up for the free membership. For those of you into such things there are excellent programs to go with the FREE membership. When you have completed the membership , simply email me and I will give to you FREE the list of mystery shopping companies listed at my web site.

Now for the fun things. Today at work everyone was swamped busy. Of course, I was blindsided by a phone call. Seems that two investigators are in town to ask questions about some questionable practices my old boss had. I answered all of their questions and am now wondering whats gonna happen. I have some idea and even have an idea that I like. I can't discuss that here though. I promised to be somewhat family oriented. Please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Look, It Snowed

Here I sit, looking out the window. SNOW!! everywhere. Yes, I live in the area that got slammed with all of the snow. Everyone in the house is asleep, except Holly Bear and Jake Dog. There isn't any noise at all and I am enjoying the quiet.Of course, soon I will be ready for children and (she who shall remain nameless) to wake up. No big plans for the day and nothing really exciting going on. I did speak to a friend yesterday about planning a fishing trip to Port Clinton,OHIO. I am looking forward to catching some Perch and eating them. I think I will go and wake everyone up and have some breakfast.

Please remember that I have to pay the bills...


Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Today, when I got home I looked into the inbasket of my email and discovered nine pages of "new mail." That is a bunch. Too much, as a matter of fact. Everyone was writing to me to let me know that THEY are making 40,000.00 per month and for a small fee I could also. Let me say this...I make some money on the internet. I enjoy what I do, or I just wouldn't do it. I also have to say that if I were making 40grand a month I wouldn't tell you how to do it. I would just keep on making the money.

This whole thing has got me to thinking about building another web site and selling my marketing system. I wonder if I would be able to make 40G a month?

Lets talk about something else...She who shall remain nameless(for those of you that missed that post its my wife) has been upset with her Royal Majesty Holly Bear. Seems the cat has been waking my wife up in the middle of the night and begging for cream(I don't know who got her addicted) and she who shall remain nameless is tired of it. Poor Holly bear is gonna end up sleeping in the basement....

Except last night when the nightly cream begging ritual started at around 3am. The cat got her way and crawled back into the bed, full and satisfied. She who shall remain nameless never pets the cat either (also tells the dog that he is gonna end up her least favorite dog while she is petting him.)

please remember that I have to pay the bills...


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Today was the DAY

Today was the day. My brand new site just went on line. Now, I have never claimed to be anything with the computer, so I will just have to say that it is not the greatest site ever. The best thing it has going for it is that I built it. I learned a bunch about web site manipulation while I was building it. Please go by and visit. Remember, No laughing at my effort. After all, this is a learning experience for me.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sitting around the office

I was sitting around the office (Yes, I have a dayjob), and was just dreaming about my internet prospects. Being relatively new, I am still searching for the right combination of advertising and Web Site Design. Thus far, I have been lucky with finding ways to drive traffic to my sites and blogs. I have dabbled in some other on line ventures...CREDIT CARDS and SURVEYS. Both have been very good to me. I have also looked into MYSTERY SHOPPING. My Wife (she requires to be called "she who shall remain nameless") and I have mystery shopped for several years and found that there is some money to be made. Please note that I will be developing a list of Mystery Shopping companies that you can purchase from me. I will take the time to put the list together and for a very small fee I will sell it to you. The List is still being built, but all good things take time. Anyone who wants an early preview just email me...

Anyway, sitting around the office I was talking to some co-workers about payday and it seems as if everyone was unhappy with the money they are making. I said if you aren't happy then do something about it. I also told them that there are many, many on line biz ops. Almost everyone looked surprised at me and the general consensus was that everything "on line" is a scam. I got up on my soapbox and talked about how opportunity is what you make it. I believe that with perserverance and research (and a little good sense) that a wonderful life can be earned on line. several co-workers will be looking at my offerings tonight.

Just as an afterthough, my sister is following my plan and is beginning to see something from the fruits of her labor. Good luck to all and...

remember that I still have to pay the bills.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Favorite Survey Sites

I have been looking all around the Internet at the SURVEY SITES and there are just bunches available. Obviously, I didn’t sign up for all of them. I didn’t even look at all of them. That would be like trying to take advantage of the multitude of home based internet business opportunities that are available.

I have discovered that You can spend a tremendous amount of time searching out the survey spots. Please understand, there is money to be made. You just have to decide which sites you want to use and then trust to luck that those are the best sites.

There is another idea. You can simply buy the list from one of the providers of such lists. In case you hadn’t noticed I provided that site in the word “luck” as listed in the previous paragraph. The advantages to such a purchase is that you pay for someone else’s time. This frees your time to actually register for the sites and begin to make money.

The other possibility is that you can read the writings and ramblings of people (such as myself) and we will tell you which sites we like. You can simply click the links and register. Easy enough. Let’s get started with MY PICKS:

In Box Dollars

Treasure Trooper

Cash Lagoon


Send Earnings

These are my absolute favorite sites for surveys and paid email. There is always plenty of surveys available on these sites. Good Luck and Happy Hunting

Please remember that I still have to pay the Bills…

Friday, February 22, 2008

Make Money with Credit Cards

Today’s society almost demands that the average consumer have access to a credit card. Credit cards are essential to transact almost every type of business that is done around the world. Credit card use includes but is not limited to, internet transactions, vacation transactions, and is almost always a requirement when the consumer is completing a transaction via telephone. Credit cards also provide some physical safety as they do replace cash and can be “closed” immediately with a simple phone call in the event the card is lost or stolen.

This article is going to discuss making money with credit cards. There are numerous types of credit cards available to consumers today. Many of these cards offer introductory low interest rates, points (for prizes), and may be specialized (airline miles). There are also many credit cards that will offer cash back. This is when the credit card company will return money to you (the consumer) on purchases that you have made using their credit card. While this is a simple concept , in order to realize the full effect of the cash back the credit card balance should be paid in full during each billing period.

Lets look at a cash back credit card as being able to reduce the amount the consumer pays for goods and/or services. Credit card companies offer a wide range of cash back options and the consumer will have to research the companies and make the best possible decision for themselves. When the credit card is used and the consumer makes a purchase the credit card company holds back a previously declared portion of the purchase for return to the consumer. The smart consumer will make certain that the credit card does not accrue any interest charges. This is done by paying the balance in full. The held back cash is then returned to the consumer thereby decreasing the amount the consumer has paid for the goods or service.

The next type of credit card to discuss covers Airline Miles. I am addressing this type separately since this card would be marketed to a certain niche of consumers. This card provides Frequent Flyer Miles for the consumer to purchase and/or upgrade flights. The credit card company will list a ratio of dollars spent equals the number of free miles provided. The Airline will provide a listing detailing the number of miles required to obtain a ticket or an upgrade. This free or reduced price ticket can create substantial savings for the consumer. Please note that the savings can be negated by paying interest or late payment charges.

Last, and certainly not least, is the credit card that provides points that can be exchanged for various “items.” There is an almost endless list of consumer goods available. The items can range from gift cards to toasters. The goods represent a savings to the consumer.

The consumer should research and determine what type of credit card best suits their needs and lifestyle. Cash back, airline miles, and “points” are all excellent benefits for the consumer and an excellent marketing technique for the credit card company. The consumer of today should take full advantage of every possible opportunity, and this includes Making Money with Credit Cards.

Remeber that I still have to pay the bills. Check this site out...


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This Evening

This evening when I came home, my house had a wife, 2 kids, 1 cat, and 1 dog. You might think that there was chaos but there wasn't. Last night I had made a roast so we will be having vegetable soup for dinner(at least her Royal Majesty Holly Bear won't be begging). This is the time of year when I love vegetable soup. The aroma fills the house and just plain makes me hungry.

Last night I spoke with my sister. She has started to follow the on line business plan that I have working and I hope will soon start bringing in the cash. I look forward to her call tonight. Should any of you be interested in what I am doing, then just look around the blog and you will see several links. Try them, I am sure there is something for everyone.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Last night, while fixing dinner, I observed that I was the most popular person in the house. Sitting in the floor, intently watching my every move was Holly Bear. Of course, whatever she does Jake Dog is not very far away (he is afraid I will toss the cat a nibble and he won't get any). Holly Bear was very quiet the entire time I was cooking. I was cooking Trout that my friend Shawn had brought over. I am capable of catching my own Trout, but he had gone fishing with his son and they don't normally eat Trout. I usually prepare mine with Almonds, butter, and some lemon slices. Serve it with steamed rice and a soft (sweet) lettuce salad. Normally with a home made vinagrette dressing. Roll the Trout in a little flour, add salt and pepper, then place on a hot griddle or into a pan. I prefer the griddle.

Anyway, back to Holly Bear. She (Her Royal Majesty) waited until I was plating dinner, and stood up on her hind legs and begged. As cat people we know that cats can't stand like some dogs, but it was a very good effort. There are several people (that know me and Holly Bear) that will be completely astonished at this.
Travis close your mouth its not becoming.

Well,now its time to pay the bills. I have found several on line sites, free of course, that will pay money to you for reading emails and taking surveys. I try to check them out before I post them here. The ones I am listing will pay you money. I have received the checks and cashed them. Do me a favor and have a look.

The first one is mostly emails with a survey available every day. I turn about $30.00 per month.

The second one is cartoon themed but I have realized $20.00 per month with very little effort.

Thanks for the look and remember that I still have to pay the bills...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


My mailbox overflows with people wanting to give me free stuff. There are so many sites that just want to send me free stuff that I can hardly understnad how the economy functions. There is so much free stuff that I start to think about the "real cost."

The real cost, to me, is the loss of my privacy. Should I opt in for an offer the site has access to my name and my email address. I try to make sure that I only opt in with reputable companies that will protect my information and not sell it to anyone else, otherwise my personal information becomes a sellable item. The site makes money selling my address (both off line and on) then sends me a cheaply made mouse pad. There are lots of "things" you can get for free. Toys, candy, catalogs, t-shirts.... the list goes on and on.

There are sites across the internet that claim to have that claim to have the "best" free stuff listing's ever. An individual would have to decide for themselves which is best, because not everyone wants a free mouse pad or even a t-shirt.

Then there are the survey sites. They will all sign you up for free. The problem is seperating the wheat from the chaff. Which survey sights actually pay and which sites have real surveys. The answer to those questions can be found by researching on the internet. You can spend your time looking thru search after search and sifting the better sites out, or you can pay someone else to do that.

I am referring to those sites where you can purchase the list of "free" survey sites. Purchase the list,sign up, complete the surveys, and get paid.

My thoughts on the whole matter is that it is up to the individual if they want free survey's, free credit card applications, or free anything. The best way to find the free stuff is research, research, and research.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mystery Shopping for Mad Money

During the past two years I have been doing some work as a Mystery Shopper. I have shopped for Mad Money , or just for extra spending money. I have found that the money comes in very handy for someone on a tight budget. Besides, the work isn’t difficult or even too detailed. Sometimes the work is just fun. The fact that you can go out and eat (on the companies dime) or buy a new sweater and not have to pay for it is just good.
Now, I didn’t just decide that I was going to a fast food establishment and tell them I would give a report in exchange for food and a little cash consideration. I started with Research. I used the Internet Search Engines, I read articles, and I got no where really fast. During this start up phase, I was not an expert. I really wanted to have the free food, clothes, and extra money everyone talked about Mystery Shoppers getting for their efforts.
What did I do to resolve this problem? I went to the experts. There are many sites out there that will sell you a list of companies that schedule Mystery Shops for a wide range of companies. These sites will tell you about qualifications and certifications. They will provide you with access to workshops that help you maintain the skills needed to be a successful Mystery Shopper. I suggest that you use those sites, spend the money, and use the time you saved to make money as a Mystery Shopper.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Looking Thru Blogs

This morning I spent part of the morning looking thru blogs. I read about business, business, and let me see...more business. Wanna know whats funny? Seems like these business Bloggers are all Millionaires and don't ever have to go to a job again. Want my take on that? ....Can't use that language here, but I think they are wrong.

First, Many of them aren't selling a product. Seems like it's the same old tired reproduce the web site and sell the idea at a 150% markup.

Second, Why are they marketing to me? Seems as if the businesses I looked at were just trying to get me to market my website(blog) on every free/paid site on the net. Oh yeah, and while I am there I should also check out....

Third, I wanna sell something. Yes, I know that a couple of the items listed are reproduce the website and sell it for a mark up. It's worth a try. Most of the items that travel thru this Blog though are real, or an actual service. Look at:

I realize that you can get all of those sites yourself, IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR TIME. I sell the convenience and you keep your time. Sounds like a fair trade, to me.

That being said it is time to say...last night my stepdaughter (and I only say that so those that know me will know which daughter I am talking about) had her first, made it thru the night at someone else's house, sleepover. First try, first win. congrats.

As always please remember that I have to pay the bills, click a link

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Next Spades Game

Well, Tonight Adam, Stephanie, and their new baby came over for a game of Spades. Adam and Stephanie, pretended to not know how to play. They almost got the wife and I to believe it. The score was close and there was finally a lucky run of cards before the Winner was crowned. The wife and I won by a narrow margin. Jake Dog and Holly Bear did sniff the new baby a bunch, but the baby didn't seem to mind. Jake Dog and Holly Bear haven't seen a small baby since my little girl was very little. Adam and I discussed a fishing trip for the summer. I am sure that adventure will make this Blog. Anyway, it was a good evening. Please remember that I have to pay the bills, click a link.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Just Business Today

Today, is just about business. I have been working on my marketing plan and developing the products that I want to be associated with. There are tons of "things" out there for sale, and many of thm hold no interest for me. I am not going to do MLM or even buy a website and reproduce it for sale. I want to sell real products and services on the internet. Many people say that it won't be profitable, but I don't really care. I have had my ass handed to me before. Speaking of getting your ass handed to you... our friends Adam and Stephanied are supposed to come over tommorrow night for a BUTT WHIPPING in spades. This all depends on the weather and their baby. Stephanie should read this tonight and I am sure will say something to me at work in the morning. Anyway , please remember that I have to pay the a link and maybe even buy something.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Last night,two friends (Martin and Allison) came over for their next BUTT KICKING in our usual spades game. The alcohol flowed freely and the burgers were cooked good enough to eat. The cards just weren't going as well as they could have for my wife and I. There were several times when Martin and Allison actually had the lead, but due to some superior card playing skills, my Wife and I prevailed. Once again, posted on the refrigerator for all the world to see, is the final score card showing Martin and Allison as losing the game.

On a different note Martin's unit has been activated and is preparing to ship out to Afghanistan. I don't know when he leaves and I don't know when he will return. I wish him the best of luck and hope for his safe return. Please, would everyone send out good thoughts for our comrades actively serving in the Military.

As always, I still have to pay the bills, please click on the links, and maybe even buy something.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Today the CAT

Well, Today the CAT (her majesty and most royal highness HOLLY BEAR) was on quite a roll. She drank her cream, ate her pouch of food, and bit the Dog (JAKE DOG). Then Holly Bear decided that she needed to serenade the house. The entire family put up with her Siamese squalling for quite a while. I am definitley glad that cats sleep a lot. She is now comfortably asleep. My wife did ask me if I had her spoiled and I replied,"No honey, Cats are supposed to smell that way."

Thanks for reading and remember that I have to pay the bills also. Check a link

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I (and my wife) have been completing surveys on the internet for a very long time. My favorite site to use is MYSURVEY.COM This site has alaways paid as it was supposed to. I am sure that there is money to be made taking online surveys (and even some not on the internet). The toughest part is finding the sites to sign up for. I hope that the link below will help you find the SURVEY SITES that you are looking for. I know the link has helped me. AND REMEMBER, RESEARCH,RESEARCH,RESEARCH

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Credit Card Mill

During my search thru the internet I have found many sites that allow me to make some money, and still be able to help someone. I have found a site that allows me to give needy people access to real credit cards at a very limited cost. Now, I agree that there are some people that just shouldn't have credit. There are also people that just need a little help. Well, hopefully here it is:

Monday, January 28, 2008

This is the one my wife likes

Yesterday, my WIFE was on the internet looking thru several posts. Tricia found a link that tells MEN "HOW TO DATE." Obviously, I am not the 16 year old puppy dog eyed romantic that I once was, so I gave it a look. The site is very informative and not expensive. My wife truely appreciates many of the ideas. I am sure that for those "LOOKING FOR LOVE" that this site will be a tremendous help. The program tells hundreds of ideas and there is even an EBOOK available. Everyone from the old and infirm to the young and inexperienced should check this site:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

More Stuff for the "I wanna stay HOME and work PERSON"

I have been busy traversing the internet looking at all of the "stay at home" sites available. The sheer volume is just unbelievable. There is so much ..affiliate marketing, buy my website and reproduce it, sell your crap on EBAY, and don't forget the millions you can make with on line gambling.

I have always thought of myself as having a vision of the future. I believe that I do. I also see a future for me, working on line. The biggest problem is seperating the wheat from the chaff, and believe me there is a lot of chaff. Remember that even after the chaff is gone you still have to refine the wheat. I believe I have found a system to refine the wheat. Try this:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Things your neighbors don't want you to know

Well anyway, there I was watching the new neighbors move in. The man was well kept and clean. The wife appeared disheveled and was absolutely frazzled. There were several small children running about in the chaos and clutter of the move. The neighbor to my left called and started asking if I knew anything about the "new" neighbors. I said that I didn't. Visions of spousal abuse and child molestation began to jump around in my mind. Then I had an idea. I went to the internet and began to look for any information site that could help me find if these were good people or not. I searched high and low and found this to be the absolute best site.

I think I might just have to check out the neighbor to the left and see what happens...

Just in case your interested, my neighbor across the street works for the Veterans Administration and has never been in trouble day in his life. I didn't check for divorce records though....