ss_blog_claim=72c4b2db6d01773cfd92b1543994214b Welcome To The Male Perspective: November 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Finding a new career

I have often wondered what different career choices I could have made, I suppose everyone considers this at some point in their life but really I have considered going back to school for something different. I've always liked working with hair and have been considering possibly going to Beauty School to learn more about this great service industry. It's so easy now to find a beauty school near you using the find a beauty school website to search by area. The opportunities in this market are like gold . They share so much information with you from the different careers available to tips and trends in the beauty job industry. They can even offer you guidance in finding help to pay for your education which is a big help in these times. I'm looking for that pot of at the end of the rainbow and my new career will hopefully lead me there.

Christmas Decorations

We have had some really hard wind here the last couple of days and our outdoor decorations have certainly taken a beating. I am hoping to get a few minutes later tonight to get out and get things fixed up. They were lookign really good but I'm sure when we get out there we can fix them up and make them better than before. I'll try to get a picture posted on once we get things fixed up.

A morning with the boys

After being out at a party for work last night I got to spend a couple of hours with the boys this mornign before I go to work. They wanted to have some breakfast and watch a new movie "The Reef". It's pretty cute story about a little fish protecting his reef from a shark. Too bad I have to get up and get going to work, but the day should go by quickly enough.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Life in the Denver Area

With the busy lifestyle we are all living in this day and age it is great to have a resource you can turn to that gives you updates of the events in your community. The Denver Magazine is just this resource for the Denver area, covering all sorts of information on local events, sport teams and Denver Restaurants to keep you up to date. Denver is known as having some of the best culinary experiences in the country along with also serving up some of teh best beer and wines from some of the premier brewers and wineries. Checkout the resource and set yourself up for a night of great food, drink and some great sporting entertainment or entertainment.

Reporting an honour student

I was quite excited to see my son's first Jnr. High report card arrive this week. He has been doing ok the last couple of years but not really up to where he used to be or where he can be. I knew he was having a pretty good year and to see the average mark of 92.8 was proof that he is back on the right track with his school work. He is really enjoying the new school and doesn't feel as much as an outcast as last year when he was new to his Elementary school after our move. This year everyone was new to the school so he has been able to blend in. He gets along well with all his teachers, we are hoping for a good year with his studies.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Working on a healthy attitude


My wife and I have been on a journey of weight loss and discovery for the last year. At the first of the year we made some significant headway with the purchase of our new treadmill and watching our diet choices. After the first few months we got to a point that we were feeling pretty good about our selves and were very proud of each others success. We are at the point that we are now working on a few problem areas that need some focus. The part of our bodies that we feel are the most struggle are our bellies so we looked for a Flat Belly Diet that can help us focus on the flabby parts. The flat belly diet is specially designed to combine cutting edge nutrition plans with tips and advice from experts that have literally tried everything to reduce belly fat. At the core of the program is the research that shows eating healthy fats at every meal will specifically target belly fat. There are lots of great foods you can eat that are loaded with great flavor. Right now to get started on the road to success you can get a free copy of the flat belly diet book, if you are really interested in losing the belly fat and like to share your journey with others through blogging, upon successful completion you may be eligible for a 1 year membership to the flat belly website and be listed as one of the success story programs.


Rain Rain Rain

It has been raining buckets here for days, now don't get me wrong it's better than the white stuff but it sure is hard to get my outdoor fall clean up finished. I am working the weekend so it will be difficult to get things finished up but we are at least planning on getting the last of our Christmas lights up.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ease of access

For many people shopping online has become a basic way of life, think of the elderly or physically challanged person that has difficulties making it to their local store or the busy person that works all day and really want's to just stay home when they are done for the day it is much easier to find a few minutes to shop online and get what you need delivered to your home. The same holds true for medical equipment, supplies and health equipment, companies like Allegro Medical have developed to meet just this need. They have been in the online business since 1996 and have served over 1 million customers. Their main website offers over 55,000 products from all sorts of categories including maternity, children, health, exercise and dietary products just to name a few. Customers can set up automatic delivery of products they use on a regular basis and can quickly find what they need by shopping by a number of catagories and conditions to make their search inquiry relevant to their needs. It's a changing world with easier access to products and services thanks to online companies like Allegro.


Being rainy today my daughter was disapointed because she had booked today for me and her to go selling her bars door to door. I had a much better idea and took her down to my work where she made quick work of her bars with all the customers coming in for the sales this weekend. We set her up a little table near the front and she would ask as people went by. I was there to support her and help her make her change but she did all the work today what a great little seller.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

When is it time to recover

It can be incredibly difficult trying to find a solution when you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. When it comes time when it is time to get help you need to be able to have access to good rehab clinics. My family has been struggling with a certain member of our family for some time and it is really frustrating being on the outside watching as they struggle with denial and everyone tries to cover for them as this goes on. I am hoping he will come to grips with his situation and the impact it is having on his children and the rest of the family and realize he needs help to recover. We have been reserching recovery centres and discovered Promises Treatment Centre they have been in the business of helping people recover and reclaim their lives for over 20 years and have specialist available 24/7 the aid you with your needs.

Candy Girl

This week the next stage of our fundraising trip for my daughter arrived. The sweet smell of chocolate is filling my kitchen with 2 fantastic choices. There is a rice krispie bar, Carmel bar and a almond/caramel bar. They have been selling quickly to friends and family with the combo bar being the favorite at this point. I sure hope she appreciates this trip as it has been a lot of work so far.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Selling Real Estate

Whatever the reason you are planning to sell your home once you have made the decision to sell it's usually important to you to make the deal fast and get your property sold. It's important to do your homework if you want to sell house fast and get the best deal for you. The experts at secureasale will make the deal fast by getting out to see your property and making an offer an offer within 48 hours. Once you have accepted the offer they take over all the costs and get you your cash fast. Whatever your reason to sell their team of experts can be trusted to make you a fair deal and get the process done fast so you can move on with your life.

Movie Day

The struggle of our busy schedules has been a bit annoying, we have been trying to find a day that we can take the kids to Madagascar 2. The first movie was a favorite of the kids for a long time so we were all excited for the new movie to come out. We looked at the schedule and luckily there is an early show at 12:45 that will allow us to make it to the theatre (1/2 hour away) and back before my wife works at 3:30, not much time to spare but some. I told the kids tonight(big mistake) they are so excited they are spinning out of control.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Safety Footwear

In creating a more safety aware workplace my company recently introduced a new policy which required all workers to wear safety work boots. This caused a little bit of turmoil as they have been used to wearing whatever they wanted to for years. We worked out a rebate program to get everyone started so they wouldn't have a big financial hit and also searched for places they could go to find quality, brand name work boots at reasonable prices. We found some local spots but also great websites like workbootsusa that offers all the best names in work boots and also free shipping for orders over $50 anywhere in the US. They are set up to handle orders of any size and take all forms of payments through their secure site.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The new designer

Normally my wife does the Jack o lantern design but this year she decided it was time to pass the torch down to our oldest son. He was very pleased and made a few designs for everyone to pick from. We all worked together to empty out the pumpkin and then he drew the design on and I cut it out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

EBay Buying and Selling

In an effort to save a little money I have made many efforts into learning how the system works on EBay so I can buy some great deals and have them shipped direct to my door. This system is becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and sell virtually anything they might want. The system works very easily and allows potential shoppers to locate the items they want by searching on categories or looking up by price. It's a great situation when you can say this is the right place. iSold It on eBay is a great slog gin too use to show how easy it is to sell products on EBay. It's really easy to get started by building your account and posting your ads. It really is a great place and allows buyers and sellers to come together in a new virtual yard sale which allows people to sell their products direct to people that really want it and gives them a secure format to complete their financial transaction. I can say it is a fantastic opportunity to be Selling on eBay and hope for many years to come of great finds and deals on this unique site.


Winter has arrived

We were heading home Sunday night from our weekend away and the 5 hour drive was very tiring, especially because about 1/2 way into our drive we hit snow and icy roads. We managed to see 5 cars off the road all together and we were almost a 6th car because someone infront of me signalled they were turning off but than he began swearving back and forth in front of me. The drive certainly woke me up and I didn't even have to stop for Baby Mild

Monday, November 3, 2008

Getting through the tough time

With the tough economic time we are all facing it has become important to find ways to cut spending from our household budget. With the cold winter months coming and of course Christmas it has become quite a challenge to work out a budget that allows us to work everything out. We have turned to online shopping to find great deals and cut down on our trips to the mall which is about 40 minutes away. We have been lucky to find all sorts of great deals on Christmas gifts, and have taken advantage of many savings normally with free shipping. We have also discovered you can save on many everyday products by cutting out the middle man retailers and dealing direct. I recently had an accident with my eyeglasses and although I was able to put them back into shape they are quickly becoming in need of a replacement. We began the search on line and found great deals where I can get a complete set of eyeglasses for as little as $8. Zenni Optical has lots of great styles and features you would expect from an eyeglass dealer at a fraction of the price including, high quality frames, light lens, anti scratch coating, UV protection and more, also every order comes with a free hard shell glass case and a cleansing cloth to help you take care of your new glasses

Wild Weekend

What a busy weekend we had with Halloween, a trip home and Blake's 4th birtday it was busy. I'll try to put updates on about all our activity but I would have to say Halloween was fun as we trick or treated with the kids for a bit and then we went to a haunted house to visit. The kids surprised me and had a great time at the haunted house for the most part. Luckily Halloween is on Saturday next year so we will hopefully get to go visit again.