Saturday, December 18, 2010


The first is this serge protector. You plug your TV into the green plug and your other electronics into the green outlined plugs. When you turn off your tv, all power is cut to all devices. Since you need to keep your DVR or VCR (if you still have one of those) powered so that you can get all your shows recorded, you use one of the non green plugs and they will continue to receive power.

Conserve Smart AV

Auto-Off Surge Protector
  • Control power to 6 devices with your TV's on/off button
  • Reduce standby power automatically

Reduce standby power.

Did you know the standby power consumed by your entertainment system when it's not in use is costing you an estimated $76 a year*? Entertainment systems are typically the biggest energy drains in the house, consuming energy 24/7.

One button does it all.
Control power to your whole entertainment system with the push of a button—your TV's power button. Turn off DVD players, VCRs, gaming consoles, receivers, subwoofers and other equipment automatically when you turn off your TV.

Power smart.

The Master Outlet senses when your TV is on or off and controls power to five peripheral outlets for your AV components. Two outlets stay on for devices that need continuous power, like DVRs. That's smart power.

The second smart device is this power timer. You plug it into the outlet and then your device into it. On the side of the timer there are three settings 1/2 hour, 3 hours or 6 hours. You set the time according to your needs and then press a button on top of the timer to activate it. When would you use this? To save energy when recharging cells or ipods - set for 3 hours. When ironing - set for 1/2 hour and never worry again about forgetting to turn your iron off.  I have some of my Christmas lights on one for 6 hours.

It's the easy way to save energy—anywhere in your home.
  • Use it to shut off standby power after your electronic devices are fully charged.
  • Turn off curling irons and straighteners to save energy and prevent fire hazard.
  • Shut off lights, fans and heaters to avoid leaving them on indefinitely.

Belkin has more clever, energy saving devices on their website. Check them out.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Meet Maggie Mae. She is my nephew's newly rescued, six month old, mostly labrador puppy. She is black as night accept for a white patch on her chest and unexpectedly quite a handful. When they adopted her, her family had to give her up as her mistress had contracted leukemia, they where under the impression that she was well trained. NOT TRUE.

As it turns out, all the things they boasted about her doing - house broken, heeling, sitting, not going on the furniture, not jumping on people are actually behavioral issues. She doesn't really listen and I find her really exhausting. Miss Truvy and The Tramp don't like her too much either but I think that has more to do with the puppy/mature dogs dynamic.

Hopefully she'll calm down as she settles into her new home. Time will tell.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It has become very difficult to find mug shots worthy of posting. These fine lads were arrested for DUI or assualt. Check out the hair on the last two!


Meet Ernest "Mikey" Garcia. I first met Mikey through his blog (This is) A Blog for the Lonely and then one day Mikey and his blog were gone but now he's back with Water & Sunshine. Mikey sums up himself and his blog, "I just like to share things I create, things I capture, and things I find and release." Pay him a visit, you won't be disappointed.

A weekly post highlighting one of the many blogs I read and feature on my blogrolls. Some blogs may have been around for years, others for weeks.

My blogroll is divided into several categories: 
Passengers - Personal and Entertainment Blogs
Trailering - News and Political Blogs
Park and Ride - Adult NSFW Blogs

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