Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Sing A Ma Jig Toy Review

There are many very popular trendy toys out for the Christmas season, and few have received as much attention as the Santa Sing A Ma Jigs that have been released by Fisher Price and have received a great deal of attention since then.  These cute toys can speak friendly phrases to your child, talk in a jibbering language all their own, or break out into a enthusiastic rendition of "Jingle Bells."

These Sing-A-Ma-Jig Santa Claus toys are very popular and it's not hard to see why.  Not only are they a new holiday release, but the holiday colors used match perfectly with the Christmas season.  Pine green base with a red Santa suit and hat complete with white trim and a bearded face and red lips make this a toy that is definitely designed with the traditional Christmas elements in mind.

These started out as limited edition, but due to demand and popularity appear to have gone wide spread along with the new yellow and new red models and dark purple ones that were all released at the exact same time.  Among all these new models, however, there is little doubt that the new Santa Sing A Ma Jigs are going to be the most popular of them all.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Looking at Vodka Cocktails

Vodka is one of the most popular liquors out there, especially when it comes to mixed drinks and various cocktails.  One of the major reasons for this is that the liquor has very little extra sharpness that many other hard liquors have, which makes this clean and clear tasting alcohol ideal for mixed drinks and cocktails since the flavors will come through as opposed to the sharpness of any alcohol.  This is what makes many vodka drinks so popular.

There are many different types of vodka cocktails, so many in fact that it is all but impossible to list them all since new ones are being made all the time.  This is especially true now that there are many flavored vodkas which add even more of a twist to various mixtures and concoctions which can result in entirely new mixed drinks.

Vodka cocktails vary widely in taste, appearance, and set up because there is so much that can be done with such a clean liquor.  For example, the "White Russian," which is also commonly referred to as a "Caucasian" by the same movie that made the drink a cult classic among college students in the first place (The Big Lebowski), has a very coffee and cream taste due to other ingredients, while a Bloody Mary tastes like strong vegetable juice, and a screwdriver either tastes like orange juice or it tastes like orange juice with a sharp kick.  All of these are extremely different tastes and designs, so it's not hard to see how there can be so much information on various mixed drinks and so many different opinions on different vodka cocktails to try.

Popular Vodka Cocktails:
  • White Russians
  • Bloody Mary
  • Vodka Martini
  • Appletini
  • Choclotini
  • Screwdriver
  • Mudslide
  • Harvey Wallbanger
  • Lime Rickey
  • Vodka Sunrise
There also are many more cocktails that have vodka as a main ingredient or part of a mixture, but which vodka couldn't be considered the main liquor: such as a Long Island Iced Tea or an Adios M-Fer!  I hope you found this blog post informative, and the links also lead to some great resources all about Vodka Drinks and their many forms.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Learning to Speak the Japanese Language

Learning to speak another language is a very important part of education for many people.  In addition to being an invaluable skill, learning how to speak more than one language opens up parts of your brain that are usually dormant or semi-dormant and helps your overall ability to think, analyze, and expand your intelligence. While Japanese might not be the first language that leaps into your mind when you think of picking up a new language, if you're going to do business in the Orient, you will want to learn to speak business Japanese fast.  It makes a big difference when it's time to make a deal.

Doing business in Japan is far different than doing business in many other parts of the world, and while learning the language isn't a requirement by any stretch, it is an extremely smart business move.  English is a common second language in Japan, and translators will normally be present to make sure everything is clearly understood.

However, you will quickly find that you get more done and more good deals if you take the effort to learn business Japanese.  In Japanese culture, a company can be judged by the character of the individuals who go to represent it.  This applies to other areas of life, as well.  I once had a professor from England who was pitching an exchange program with Tokyo for London over a UCLA program.  He thought the interview went badly, as they kept mentioning what UCLA could offer, but in the end he explained what they were about, what they're program could do, admitted why they couldn't provide some of the same experiences as UCLA but why their program was good anyway.  The Japanese University chose the exchange program with England because they were very impressed with the professor as an individual.

So who do you think will impress a Japanese business person more: a slick 80's cookie cutter business person, or someone who actually shows up with respect for the culture and can speak even the basic phrases of the language?  Even learning basic business Japanese can go a long way towards making a very positive impression as a respectful and capable person who understands the importance of character and honor - two attributes that are critically important in Japan but which are not often seen as a major deal in the United States (unfortunately).

Because of this, while an initial investment in an expensive language learning course might seem a little prohibitive, it will pay off after the very first business dealing in Japan when your character is judged excellent and your new business partners reward your character and respect by awarding you a larger contract, or perhaps you even win a contract that your company wasn't even in the running for prior to learning the language.  This is one of the largest advantages of learning to speak Japanese, and a reason that this should be on the top list of things to do among young business people who want to have the skills and ability to quickly ascend in the corporate world due to their success.

While Rosetta Stone programs may be a little out of the price range for the average individual, another excellent option is going with the online tutorials offered by Japanese Rocket Language Learning courses, which is an online 31 part course using video and audio to make learning much easier, as well as an assistance forum and even an entire section that is devoted solely to learning business related Japanese.  So take a look at it and you'll be in much better position in the future when negotiating business with any Japanese clients.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sing A Ma Jig Review

Sing-A-Ma-Jigs are some of the most popular toys that have been released for the 2010 Christmas season.  These stuffed animals remind many people of the colorful and strange looking Fraggles from years back, but they also each sing individual songs and can be put together to harmonize as a chorus.  Fisher Price hit a home run when they produced theses singing stuffed animals, and and Toys 'R Us both have these toys listed as some of the hottest items for Christmas 2010.

The Pink Sing-A-Ma-Jig to the right is just one example, and even if it isn't exactly what you're looking for right now, that link can be followed to Amazon to find any of the designs that do seem attractive to you.  There are nine as of the writing of this blog post, and they can differ greatly in appearance.

Fisher Price Sing A Ma Jig Toys are some of the most popular online right now, and part of the reason for that is that they are selling out big time in the stores.  These animals look cute, they sing, and they're different and unique compared to other gifts, which makes them a big time winner with kids and parents alike.

If you're looking for something that is going to be popular with the kids for the upcoming holidays or an upcoming birthday, going with one of the nine Sing-A-Ma-Jigs is a safe bet, or go for the many sets and groups that are offered if you're looking to get the full effect of what these toys have to offer.

From Red Sing-A-Ma-Jig toys to the stranger colors of Mint Green Sing A Ma Jig Toys or other ones, there is a wide variety of choices that you can choose from.  Each one sings a different song and each one brings its own bit of attractiveness which makes these a great buy.  Many happy kids are going to receive this for gifts this Christmas.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

There are many different types of mixed drinks out there - in fact among the many types of liquors out there you can make combination to create literally hundreds if not thousands of different cocktails.  The variety is incredible and also gives you the ability to enjoy a wide array of tastes and flavors.  Making even a few small adjustments can result in big results when it comes to taking low calorie alcoholic drinks as opposed to the big sugary frozen mixed drinks that can absolutely obliterate any diet plan.

There are many different sites that give some interesting tips as to how to make sure any mixed drinks you choose to partake in do minimal damage to your diet plan.  Having a professional bartender's handbook definitely helps, but even beyond this some common sense also is very important.  Staying away from sugary and high calorie mixers is critical, and making even small changes like using diet soda instead of regular soda can make a huge difference.

One such excellent online guide can be found at this page all about low calorie cocktails.  If you want to learn more about the great moves that can help you keep a fun party habit with a minimum of damage to the waistline.  So purchase a bartender's book, use some common sense, and look at a page like that for some excellent guidance on the matter.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Pillow Pets Blog Review

There is a huge craze right now for My Pillow Pet Plush Toys, and it's not hard to see why.  These are extremely popular toys with both children and parents, and the raves over this product aren't just over the amazing and classic stuffed animal version of these, but also the fact that the pillows are incredibly soft and comfortable, making them the best of both worlds.  For this reason, many people who are a little bit behind the curve really want to learn about My Pillow Pets, but they don't want to have to go to an obvious sales page or the company website to figure out more.

The good news is that link higher up goes to a blog that is not owned by the company, not owned by a store that sells these items, either.  It's also not a thinly veiled "giveaway" site to rank those other sites, either.  It's a blog with a lot of reviews of individual My Pillow Pet toys, and the many options that people have when it comes to these stuffed toys.

If that isn't quite your type of set up, then there is also a very good page that is a Review site, and has a great overall look at My Pillow Pet toys, as well as reviews of each individual one, as well.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Finding a My Pillow Pets Guide

There are many toys that are popular choices for the top Christmas gifts of each year, and My Pillow Pets plush toys are some of the most popular currently around.  These are very remarkable toys that have taken the marketplace by storm and it's very easy to see why.  My Pillow Pets are not only really cute and cool stuffed animal plush toys, but they also form into soft pillows that are perfect for nap time.  The following is an example of the every popular Unicorn My Pillow Pet:

The unicorn is not the only popular one, however.  There is the traditional teddy bear but there are also three types of plush bunny toys from this line, as well as three plush dog toys and many others.  There are nearly 30 different My Pillow Pet stuffed animals total, ranging from dolphins and lady bugs to penguins, moose, and lions.  If you are really interested in getting a detailed guide about this really top notch Christmas toys, then you're biggest struggle is going to be finding a site that isn't one big blatant advertisement.

If you've already made up your mind to buy one then this is no big deal, however if you want an actual My Pillow Pets Guide that goes into detailed reviews of each toy and is not connected to the company, than I suggest you click on that link right above for the best one I've found online so far.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Portable Air Conditioning Options

There are many different things to consider when looking at the possibility of a quality portable air conditioning unit.  There are many pages and reviews online, but in a nut shell what these are all about is that they are small portable AC units which will cool down an apartment, and only require a small hose for venting out almost any type of a window, making them very handy for many places.  One of the better reviews I've seen that go beyond sales pitching to actually doing comparisons and giving quality information is this Everstar portable air conditioner review.  It goes over pros and cons, addresses bad press, and talks about whether or not they are a good deal, giving both sides of the story.

This is a picture example from Amazon of what these might look like:

Monday, June 28, 2010

2 Man Tent Review

A Good Two Man Tent Review
There are many different great two man tents, and finding a quality review of these tents can also be difficult, but this is one area where relying on other outdoorsmen and other previous consumers can help.  Reviews on often give a good indication of what specific items have heavy approval, and which ones aren't seen as having nearly as much support.  Two man tents vary widely from the cheaply made $20 models that are used for kids and backyard camp outs to the more expensive and well made models for experienced travelers.

One example of an excellent 2 man tent review guide, is that HubPage, which goes into detail about these types of tents, the differences, the similarities, the expected prices, and also the major companies that produce them.  While there are many inexpensive models that will work fully functionally for most basic needs, some advanced travelers will want to do their homework to find a truly excellent tent that meets all of their more specific needs.

The Eureka Apex two person tents are the examples of what are considered high quality small tents that many serious travelers or recreational outdoor fans will find useful.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A New Fishing Blog

I stumbled upon a really good fishing blog recently, all about fishing for northern pike.  After briefly browsing through a few of the posts, I have to say that I'm impressed.  This author obviously knows his stuff, is willing to share details and strategies, and the writing style has a very nice flow to it.  In addition to this, the information goes way above and beyond a lot of the rehashed crap that you find all over niche fishing blogs online.  This is also a blog that appears to get a new post once every 1-2 weeks.  This might not seem like a lot at first, but there's no arguing with the quality of the posts, as well as their length, and that helps to make up for it.

I've long been a fan of fishing for northern pike, which is another reason why it's nice to see a blog like this beginning to show up in Google as many others that have been set up are really thinly veiled AdSense sites, and I'm just not into that kind of crap.  So for you anglers who really want some top notch info on chasing those voracious predators, take a look at the blog.  You might be surprised at some of the quality information on there.  I know I was, and that's part of the reason I'm behind on my other important work to get done :)

It's never a bad thing to learn from the pros, but it's also really nice to know that there are amateur pike anglers out there who are also willing to share their point of view on the matter.  So avoid Wikipedia and crap sites like that, and don't expect a really in detail look from some thinly veiled site.

While this list can certainly change as more and more topics are added, for now I'll leave you with links to three of my favorite posts from that blog in an attempt to give you a sense of what this dude's writing style and ability is all about.

  1. Great Pike Fishing Tips for Beginners
  2. Ice Fishing for Trophy Northern Pike
  3. Pike Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners
So I hope you found that all useful, and until next time, keep up the good fight!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Styrofoam Glue?

Styrofoam Epoxies Blog

Okay, call me a dork, a geek, a shameless self promoter, but many times when I make a niche blog, it's because I find out something that seems odd, weird, funny, strange, etc. Apparently I find more things in life that fit under that category than about anyone else, because that's exactly the reason that I started a niche blog all about Styrofoam glue. Yes, you read that right. There is a such thing as Styrofoam glue.

The obvious use for such an adhesive has to be in model sculpting and building. There are other types of hobbies and crafts that also use this type of epoxy. Scrap booking, home decorating, florals, model building, are all examples of crafts that use this adhesive in some way or another. There are several different companies who make Styrofoam glue, and who can provide various methods of administering it.

Styrofoam bits are often used for insulation, but if you need a good glue that works for Styrofoam arts and crafts, then look no further than the best Styrofoam adhesive.

Friday, January 22, 2010

3 Brands of Snake Boots

There are many companies that sell snake proof boots, but I only want to discuss 3 snake boot companies. You see, I am not brave enough to go out and test the claims of all these companies, so I have to rely on the facts as they are presented, and these companies had some compelling facts about snake boots.

Gokey Snakeproof Boots are hunting style boots with a long 17" zipper up the back, which means the boot is high enough to protect the lower leg. And, according to Gokey, they have been tested with over 100 strikes without failing. They are available in traditional leather uppers or the lighter weight material used in bullet proof vests.

Chippewa 17" Snakeproof boots are made with cordura and leather and fully lined with leather to prevent snake fangs from penetrating through. According to Chippewa, they are the best selling snake boot in America for both men and women.

Irish Setter 17" Wingshooter DSS Viper 811 Snakeboot is waterproof as well as snake proof and are made with a snakeguard internal membrane, waxed cotton and leather. Irish Setter says the dynamic suspension system shank manages foot pressure by absorbing shock and helps to reduce fatigue.

What I want in a snake proof boot is absolute protection, comfort, and durability. These three companies promise all that and more. If you are searching for a new pair of boots for the wild, you can't go wrong with a pair of snake proof boots from one of these 3 snake boot companies.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Little Love

College Truths?

There is a lot said about college, but so much of it turns out to be untrue, misinformed, or purely outdated. I think that 3rd one gets people in the most trouble compared to the others. So every great once in a while someone comes out and tells things the way they really are...and usually gets booed off stage. It's like Mason Prophet's "2 Hangmen" all over again. Decades later no one learns. Still, I'm one who still believes that courage should be rewarded, so although this post is going to be a little bit short, it's going to give out some link love to some guys who apparently have the guys to call things as they see them.

So to the fellas of Truth Exposed Publishing, this one's for you:

College Sucks

The Million Dollar College Lie

Truth About Women and College

Community College Is the Way to Start

I'm sure there will be a lot more in the future, but hopefully that's the kind of little boost that will get these guys to a bigger stage where they can preach a modern gospel that needs to be heard. I hate injustice, and I hate when innocent people are scammed. The way the college picture is painted while huge life changing facts are completely ignored to me is an outright scamming of young 16-18 year olds who should have the rest of their lives ahead of them . Tell it as it is guys, and keep on going. Oh yeah, one more:

Master Dayton Freelance Writing for Beginners

Preach on good brothers, preach on.