Friday, September 23, 2005

Sunday, March 06, 2005

tired

been reading blogs and surfing most of the evening
guess i'll go and take a nap now
oh before i go ---please check out the funky rhino and chocolate ramen noodles

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

We meet again

You were a worthy adversary

but now it is time to show you who is the master!!!.

Bruce Lee Roy

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Blogger Bar Away!

Tired of your Blogger bar on your blog site. Well, with easy installments of $999.99 of pretend money. (Yep, $1000.00) You can say your Blogger bar good bye!

You will learn these 5 easy steps to help you make your blog site standout and look better.

Make a note that you need to put a <> before and after. Starting and ending every line.

1. You will learn to go to your templates in your blog's dashboard.

2. You will learn how to find /head and body

3. How to insert /noembed between /head and body.

4. Plus putting noembed after body.

It should look like this,

/ head >
noembed >
body >
/ noembed >

Hope you like the tip.

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Your Neigborhood Gamer,
Kyosuke Imawano
www.adaydreamer.tk

Get involved

Tell me, I'll forget
Show me, I might remember
Involve me and I'll understand!

Need a Job?

When you know you need a job, but where do you start? Perhaps the biggest key to a successful job search is realizing that looking for a job is a full-time task. The more you know about yourself, what you have to contribute to an employer, and the type of work you are looking for before you search job listings, the more directed, and successful, your job search will be. So, where do you begin?

Get to Know Yourself.

It might sound silly, but sitting down and really thinking about what you like and what you are good at can save you a lot of time and effort. It will also help you apply for a job that you will be successful at and enjoy. What do you like? Sit down and list all of the things you like. Do you like to be on a computer? Do you like to read or write? Do you like to talk to people? Do you like working with numbers? How about working with children or animals? Besides just listing activities, also list the types of environments you like to be in. Do you like being someplace where there is always something going on, or do you prefer to be somewhere quiet? Do you like getting up in the morning or staying up late at night? Once you have a sizable list completed, move on to the next step.What are you good at? First, list any special degrees or certifications that you have - including a high school or college diploma or GED certificate or any technical certifications. List everything from CPR to computer programming certifications. Next, list activities - such as typing, repair work, or cleaning that you are good at. Don't just stop at "work-related activities" - think about your hobbies and interests. Also list any personality characteristics you have that might be helpful in certain types of jobs. For instance, do you interact well with people? Can you make decisions under pressure? Are you good with children? Can you work by yourself and stay motivated?

Know What You Have to Contribute to an Employer.

Take a moment to list all of the things you can contribute to a job - list your employment experience and the tasks you performed at those jobs. List any "character" skills you have - such as a positive attitude, a willingness to learn new things, being on time, and your ability to work independently or as a team player. Think about the type of job you want and what types of things might be required for that job. If you were hiring someone to fill that position, what would you be looking for? Then list those skills or experiences, if you have them. This helps you understand which types of jobs you could contribute the most to.

Know What Type of Job You Want.

You might think this step is "too easy" and skip over it - however, you might be surprised at the answers. Make three columns on a separate page: "required" "preferred" and "nice, but not necessary." Then write the components of your perfect job, from the type of people you work with, the type of schedule you would like to have, to what you would like to be doing. Don't forget the types of benefits or wages you desire. Then list the components in the columns on the page. If you must work a certain schedule, put that down in your "required" column. If you would rather not work weekends, but you might if it meant getting the job, put that in your "preferred" column and so forth.Keep this list handy as you search for jobs. Compare the job descriptions, the schedule, and the work environment to the things on your list. Of course, no job will match everything on your list, but determining which positions match most closely to what you would like to do will help you know which job openings you should respond to.

Talk to People.

In business terms, this is called "networking." Make sure that everyone you know knows you are looking for a job - and what kind of job you are looking for. Talk with your family, friends, neighbors, and associates in any volunteer or community groups you are involved in. Ask them to keep an ear open for any job possibilities.One of the best networking tools is to keep in contact with one or two people from previous jobs. They know what type of worker you are, so they are in the best position to recommend you to someone who is hiring, or let you know of job opportunities that would interest you. It is a proven fact that people hire people they know first, - before they even look at resumes from people who responded to a "Help Wanted" ad. Employers will seek to hire someone recommended as their second choice. The more people in your network, the more chances you have of finding out about a position you might not have heard about, and the more chances you have of getting a personal recommendation.

Use More Than One Resource.

When you have figured out what kind of job you want, it's time to actually start looking for a job. Don't get stuck using just one resource to search for a job. Companies often choose only one or two outlets to publicize their job openings to minimize expenses. Look at all available options such as online job boards, weekly employment newspapers, your local daily and weekly newspapers, and job fairs. Take some time to visit stores, restaurants, businesses, or hospitals that you are interested in working for. Many times businesses only advertise their open positions in their physical location. When you visit an establishment to inquire about employment opportunities, dress as if you were going to a job interview. Many times your impromptu visit might lead to an impromptu job interview and you should leave them with a good impression.

Apply Selectively.

Once you have gathered all of your options, start comparing the job descriptions and requirements to your list of "required," "preferred," and "nice, but not necessary" columns. Your job search will be much more successful if you narrow down your choices to those jobs for which you have the skills and experience requested. You also want to make sure that the jobs you are applying for are jobs that you would want to have. It is also important to apply to each job individually - don't just send out mass applications or resumes. Make sure you take the time to follow the specific directions for applying given in each job announcement. Many times employers won't even look at an application or resume if it is improperly submitted.

Be Positive.

Waiting to hear about a potential job can be nerve-wracking. Remain upbeat and positive and continue to keep your eye open for other possible positions while you wait. Continually working to improve your skills, education, and experience is also a good idea while you are waiting. Whether it's a night class or a volunteer opportunity, taking every advantage to improve your chances of getting the job you want is always worthwhile.

These should help you figure out what your aiming in a job.

Contributing writer and Your Neighborhood Gamer,
Employment Guide Marketing, Kyosuke Imawano

Sleepy

I am sleepy.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Scholarship Advice

This might be late than ever, but it's never to late to fill out a scholarship. This is for the parents & children of The Daily Brew. . .

Don't waste time. If your child is a jounior or senior in highschool its a good idea to look for these. Your child doesn't have to be a perfect student to get one. I've been going around my school and asking whats up with scholarships today compairing to them back in the day. In fact, I found out that there is a difference. Back then scholarships where for the proud accomplish, athletic students, that had the dedication for there school or company.

Here's the change. It's still the same as I said before, but now its mostly about advertising. They will give you a scholarship for anything now-a-days. This means that you can go out write a paper about yourself and BAM! You have a scholarship because of your race. Don't take that statement to seriously though. There are requirements, but don't be afraid to look for the one best for you. (parent or child)

For the children...

Now take the lead and start being responsible. They are only first come first serve and since you are the student of the school you go to. It is more likely that you'll be the first one to hear about scholarships running around. Here's some tips to get started.

1. Talk to teachers or friends. They can give you info about whats hot. (like college fairs)

2. Reseach! Don't be afraid to read a book at your local libarary or go on the internet. It's not like your looking at porn.

3. Talk to your parents about your dicision making. It could show them that your finally growing up. Plus, we all know everyone needs reasurance.

4. Last but not least. Have fun with it.

Well, I hope that I have giving you some good advice. Click on the title named Scholarship Advice for my best pick for scholarship research. Made by the same people who made monster.com

---
Your Neighorhood Gamer,
Kyosuke Hiroshima
www.adaydreamer.tk

Tax Preparation Made Easy

Tax Preparation Made Easy


(ARA) - April 15 may seem far away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about organizing your taxes, especially if you know you’ll have to do some digging to unearth the necessary receipts and other paperwork.

A little advance planning can make doing your taxes a lot less stressful, and can help avoid any unpleasant surprises. Getting an early start also gives you time to research the latest tax rules and regulations to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the deductions.

Before Taxes Are Due

The first step in getting your taxes prepared is to set aside some time to collect the information you know you’ll need. Typical items include your return from last year, your W-2 forms from work, any tax related documents pertaining to your investments, mortgage and property tax statements, receipts for charitable deductions, etc.

Once you have gathered all the information, you can determine what IRS forms you’ll need to complete your taxes. Will you need any special tax forms? For example, if you’re self-employed, or if you have complex investment income, you’ll need to complete additional forms.

“Obviously, you want to maximize the amount of money you can deduct from your taxes, while obeying the law and paying your fair share of income tax,” says Maxine Sweet of Experian, a company that provides consumers with products and resources to help them understand, manage, and protect their personal credit profiles. “The more deductions you can claim, the smaller your total tax bill will be, so it pays to know if you qualify for any deductions.”

If you’ve had any major changes in your income this year, such as an inheritance, an investment windfall or the like, you may want to hire a tax professional to help you sort through all the legalities. For those who feel they need a little coaching to get through their tax forms, a good tax preparation computer program can be useful.

It may seem obvious, but any changes in your personal life may affect your taxes. Did you get married or divorced in the past year? Did you buy a house, have a baby, or send a child off to college? Any of these circumstances can affect your tax return. If you have questions, visit www.irs.gov for more information.

April 15

The sooner you calculate your income tax, the sooner you’ll know whether you owe Uncle Sam or he owes you (or in a perfect world, that it’s a draw). If you qualify for a tax refund, the sooner you file your return, the sooner you’ll see your check from the IRS. You can even file your return online for a faster turnaround, if you don’t mind paying a fee for the convenience and speed.

Another advantage of having your taxes finished early is that if you owe money to the government, you have some time to figure out how you’ll pay. You can pay in installments, pay by credit card, or if it looks like you won’t be able to come up with the funds on time, you can file for an extension. To use an installment plan or get an extension, you still need to file the correct forms by April 15. “Before using your credit card to pay, review your overall household finances to avoid any surprises, such as exceeding your credit limit,” Sweet advises. “That review should include bank statements, credit card billing and a copy of your credit report. You can get a copy of your credit report from Experian at www.experian.com.”

After You’re Done

Once you’ve finished your taxes for this year, take some time to think about what you could do differently for next year. If you spent a lot of time tracking down your tax documents this time, create a filing system that works for you and be prepared for next year. Start using a better system now to collect important information throughout the year, and stick to it.

If you owed money this year, or if you have a huge return coming, you may want to consider adjusting your withholding amount. The goal should be to break even. While getting a refund may seem like a good deal, you’ve basically been loaning the government money at zero interest. Increasing the allowances you claim so less is taken from each paycheck means more money in your pocket each month. If you owed this year, decrease your allowances so more money will be withheld from your paycheck and you won’t have the same unpleasant surprise next tax season.

Investing in tax deferred accounts such as a Roth IRA, or in pre-tax investment programs such as a 401(k) or a standard IRA can not only help you save for the future, but can also provide benefits at tax time. If you don’t currently use these investment tools, take some time to investigate how they might work for you.

Use your return wisely. While the temptation is to consider a tax refund “found” money, resist the urge to spend it on a trip or a new sofa. Instead, why not invest it or put it in the bank? If you are carrying credit card debt, apply the amount of your tax return to paying off what you owe.

While April 15 will probably never be anyone’s favorite day of the year, a little planning and forethought can make it easier to cope.

For more information on learning about your credit, visit www.experian.com.

Courtesy of ARA Content

Hope you found this article useful.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Common Sense

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

---C. E. Stowe

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Quick Tips

Turn fried chicken "golden brown"

Here's a quick tip used by professional food stylists. Just add a few drops of yellow food coloring to vegetable oil before frying. The chicken will absorb the food coloring and become a yummy golden color. No one will know your secret.


Cook sausage with ease

Use two two toothpicks to skewer sausages together. Easier to turn and brown evenly!


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Accomplishment

Picture something definite that you wish to accomplish. See it in minutest detail. Carefully consider the best means of bringing it to actual realization. Then work for it with all your heart.

---Grenville Kleiser

Friday, February 04, 2005


Felicia of Darkstalkers redrawn by V. Posted by Hello


Friday, January 21, 2005

Social Ties Improve Health

According to the Mayo Clinic, family and friends offer a psychological buffer against stress, anxiety, and depression. Social support can boost the immune system and help those already ill cope better with medical conditions. "People in your social network may subtly or directly encourage you to change unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as smoking or excessive drinking," the clinic said. "Or they may urge you to visit your doctor, which can prevent problems from escalating."
If you want to expand your network, the clinic offers these suggestions:
  • Take your dog to a dog park or go for a walk and chat with those who pet the dog
  • Eat out at least once a month with a friend or famiy member
  • Join a hobby group or take a community education class to meet others with similar interests.

Heart

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. Where there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
--Chinese Proverb

Have you ever needed a saying to carry you through a difficult day or help you solve a problem?

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