Friday, January 12, 2007

Planning a Bathroom Remodel...

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Just this evening me and my girlfriend were talking about what features we would want in a bathroom when we have our own house. Firstly we wanted a nice, fully enclosed shower that could be used as a steam room. You know the full stone enclosure, multiple shower head deals you see on TV. Yep. Thats what we want. Not because they are so nice looking but because we want something nice to start and end our day with and this is most often our shower.

But what about those occasions where you just need to soak it all in and relax in the tub. Well we have a few options here. Personally I am a fan of whirlpool tubs. To me they just seem the most relaxing and elegant fixture for a bathtub but another option is clawfoot tubs, you know the tubs with the feet on the bottom. I had absolutely no idea that they even came in a whirlpool variation but they seem like a rather elegant alternative to the traditional whirlpool tub.

Back to school...

After a nice and long holiday break (although it could have been longer) I am back to school. As many of you know if you have read some of my oldest posts I changed my majors towards the end of last semester. This means I am now in my new classes and with that a new major.

So what classes do I have now. Well, I have principles of marketing, principles of management, history of the west and the world, algebra for business students as well as intro to music and philosophy of God which I take online. The classes have been ok so far, but 18 credits may get a bit hard to balance with running a business, blogging, and still having time for my family but i'll manage.

Travel Cheap

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Well today I decided to change the name of this blog to "A Young Dad Rants" because that more accurately describes just what this blog is about, me ranting. Sure I will still talk about my life but the title is ever more fitting. First on the As a new topic on this blog I am going to talk a lot more about travel because, well, it interests me and I have several big trip up coming to why not make it a regular topic. First topic at hand is the opportunity I took today.

Affording to travel is one problem many, many people face and unless you are absolutely loaded it takes careful planning to pull off any large or small trip. This planning includes not only allotting enough money for the trip but making sure you have enough set aside in case of emergency, finding the best deals, and making sure you have time in your daily lives to take the trip.

For example, taking a trip to Hawaii is seen by most as very expensive, but with planning and research it doesn't have to be. For example when a group of 4 to 10 travels to Hawaii they could get a kauai luxury vacation rentals home for the same price or less than staying at a 3 star hotel. How? By cooking your own meals in the kitchen of your rented house you could spend less for your own vacation home than a hotel and food would cost. With careful research you can find deals like this and travel inexpensively with better digs than an uninformed traveler could.

In my ventures as a blogger about the UFC I have stumbled upon gambling sites for sports. One such site is and although they do not have UFC bets (at least none I could find) the site is very well put together. They do not allow betting from anyone in the U.S. or with a U.S. billing address so that counts most of the readers here out but they are an interesting site to look at for a few reasons.

PartyBets does sports but what online betting site doesn't now a days. Some of their topic include football (American football that is), soccer, and ice hockey. Your thinking those are normal, right? Yes indeed they are normal but what isn't is that you can also bet on entertainment and the stock market. Interested or just want to check it out more here's the link,

Thursday, January 11, 2007


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Okay I have to admit I had absolutely no idea what emoze was when I took this opportunity. Well after taking the opportunity and doing a little research it is quite the interesting thing. Well emoze is challenging Blackberry to join them in an "only one will survive ultimate showdown". The challenge is to see which service, blackberry or emoze, can get your e-mails, calender, and contacts quicker, easier, securely, and cheaper. You can Download Emoze Free Today and give it a try.

Emoze has designed a system to support to support hundreds of Smartphones, Pocket PC's, Symbian devices and POP3 Accounts while blackberry only supports high end, costly devices. Emoze lets you access your emails and outlook data anywhere, anytime. It also lets you handle schedules, synchronize your personal information, and access your contacts all from your favorite mobile device. Best of all emoze is free and secure.