Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mom Knows Best

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am having a blast this summer compared with last year’s. I think being unemployed helped me a lot in that department. Well, I am really “unemployed-unemployed". I do have options and I opted not to work. Why not, it’s summer vacation. It’s a great opportunity for me to bum around and get lazy. Everyone deserves that.
However, my current situation doesn’t help my Hubby’s department – the financial side. Hahaha But of course we are always open for options. We can always adapt to the situation and be flexible. And we can always be creative like – switching our phone to Straight Talk.

Why not, if it can cut our cell phone bill in half, I will surely feel richer. In this tough economy why stay on a contract with the phone company when we can get everything you need without one? With this in mind, I could be very creative on how and what to do with the amount of money we could be saving by switching to Straight Talk. Wink*

“What would you buy with the extra money you save?”, I was thinking out loud. Hubby replied… “new hook, line and sinker for my ice fishing this Winter.” Oh shoot! hahaha

Straight Talk is awesome. You don’t need contracts so you there are no surprise bills and yes, no credit checks. It provides great nationwide coverage and has excellent reception and connectivity. Something that is so frustrating with our current phone company. And one thing more, Straight Talk only uses trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung.

Their Monthly Plans are great too.
• The “All You Need Plan” meets even the needs of heavy phone users with 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 MB of web data.
• Unlimited Monthly service is only $45, and includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web.
• Imagine unlimited calls, text, picture messaging and web for a whole year, for only $499.00!
• 411 calls are included at no extra charge.
• Free from activation, reactivation, or termination fees
While their International Long Distance is something I really prefer because I can call a friend in the Philippines without worrying huge bills. Why? This is why:
Straight Talk International Long Distance Service is a flexible prepaid calling service that enables you to make international calls from your home, cell or office phone at low rates.
And their phone selection is great too. Check this out.
• Reconditioned phones are available from $10.00 with camera, mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue-tooth capability. Great for young users!
• Amazing smart phones; touch screen phones, and app capable phones with features like voice navigation, camera, video recorder, music player, instant messaging, and Bluetooth®
Well, if you are not convince yet, check this video out.

And here is another video of real Straight Talk customer that really got Hubby convinced.

So when he was asked by my stepson why switch phone, he only replied… mom knows best!.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Choices

I am out of work right now. Not that I didn't have offers and choices. I did. First I have a choice to apply for  "unemployment benefit"[lol] so that I can just relax and get paid. But I know it takes a lot of effort to do that. I mean, filing... interview... logging. No, I'm all set. Then I was thinking of doing "summer camp" or "subbing" for our preschool because they are part of the YMCA programs too where I am connected. But no, I want to take a vacation from the kids so I will be able to recharge and be empowered again once the school starts this fall. I suspect that I am beginning to develop some allergies with kids now. hahaha just kidding. Of course, I love kids. They are the ones that give me happiness doing my job.

Then, I applied to work as chambermaid in a posh Condominium in Old Orchard Beach and I was accepted. I quit the second day though. LOL. I have never thought that cleaning houses is hard. Well, why took the job in the first place? Because it's right down at the beach. I was thinking of hanging out on the beach after work and soak in the sun while reading a good book or people watching over smoothie. I got my folding chair, cooler, book, umbrella, and bathing suit in my car. But that didn't happen. I was already tired at the end of the day [even if I worked for only 6 hours]. And went straight home crying. My whole body hurt.

The following day, I searched job online and found something that only required me to revise a job application letter for a doctor in Australia and I got paid 40$. I did the job for 30 minutes while "facebooking". Yay. Awesome!

So for my 2 questions:
1. What odd jobs have you done so far?
2. Do you love your job because of the salary or the work you do?

There you go guys... have a happy weekend. Hubby and I and Brandon will be spending the weekend camping and gold panning.


This is my entry for Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions. To join and for more interesting 2 Questions entry... click HERE.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Favorite educational show

Thanks for the post from Irving Ayala

My entire family now watch tvbydirect every night because of the most awesome learning programs that can be seen daily. The Discovery channel has so much more to offer than just reading a simple book. A book may describe something but with the television anybody can actually see what people are talking about. The program Rome is a fascinating insight into the Roman empire and what life was like hundreds of years ago from all areas and aspects of Roman society. My eldest daughter is studying Roman history in her school and this program is better than most internet sites that she has been studying from.

The program is full of action from start to finish and not only shows what a street urchin looks like, but also describes smells and emotions felt at different time. The whole show is amazing and a credit to tv producers everywhere. The program has taught me loads since we started watching it and if I was totally honest I am glad I was born in the technology age rather than then. Posting a letter to family from the from line of a battle took over three months to arrive at a destination which was possibly no more than one hundred miles away, which is also similar to today's modern second class post in some areas.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Officially Unemployed

So yes, I am officially unemployed. School is over and kids are on vacation, there are no kids to take care of. That is one thing I like about working in the educational institution - you go on vacation longer. The only downside is - I don't get paid like the regular teachers. Oh well, I do have a choice - work as a camp counselor in Summer Camp. But that is an option that I will never go anymore. I have tried it once and I was traumatized. LOL
Kids are different when school is out. They are more energetic and wild. I couldn't keep up with them. So this year I decided to go a different route where I have not been before and boy, I tell you - I will never go back there again. hayyy!

For the Best!

It's vacation time. Woohoo. Now I don't have to worry about getting up early. The only sad part is that - I am unemployed. Huhuhu. But I am not really that sad. It is a choice I made. I could work if I want to or apply for unemployment benefit. Thinking... thinking! Nah! Not a good option. I believe that I have other potentials that I just need to explore and try.

It's vacation time. School is out... fun is in. Well, for those who graduated from college the fun doesn't start until they have decided what to do after graduation. There are more things to do and a lot to think about like - college. So if you are a newly graduate and still have not decided what to do with your life why not check out Walden University and find out all the great opportunities waiting for you.

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