Paul McDonald - The Grand Magnolias - American Idol
Looks Like Paul McDonald is on American Idol. Very excited. He’s 27 a from Nashville, TN. Plays in a band called “The Grand Magnolias” which used to be known as “High Tide Blues”.
Paul McDonald is a very charismatic singer and it’s reported from several blogs that he’s in the top 40 on American Idol. Will definitely be glued to my TV. If you’ve never heard Paul play before, go to his band’s sitehttp://www.thegrandmagnolias.com and scroll to the bottom of the home page. There is a great version of the popular Grand Magnolia’s song called “Sing Out”
Aug 31st, 2010 by Kolleen
Many people gulp down what seems like a gallon of water or juice every morning with their vitamins and wish there was a dissolvable vitamin so they wouldn’t have that bitter aftertaste or have to swallow a large pill.
Now there is a dissolvable vitamin and they taste great. These vitamins have been crystallized so that they will dissolve on contact with the tongue and this eliminates the need for water. This also allows a person to take the vitamins whenever and wherever they want to.
This latest creation in portable vitamins are also good for people who have trouble taking vitamins such as the disabled, children, people in nursing homes and those in hospitals.
There are hundreds of Christian books located on the Internet through an online Christian book store for those who are wondering where their place is in this world. Many people are having a difficult time dealing with all that is going on in the world; the recent disaster in the Gulf, the continuing wars overseas, the battles in Washington DC and mounting money troubles. Others are questioning their faith because of jobs lost and personal problems.
These online book stores are filled with helpful books that will guide people in a faithful direction so that they can feel calmer and live happier and healthier lifestyles. The books are written by many different pastors, ministers and spiritual guides of various religious backgrounds.
Jun 22nd, 2010 by Kolleen
There are many different styles of jewelry for both men and women available today. Some of the women’s jewelry is large and ‘chunky’ while the men’s is sophisticated and understated. That is to say the men’s jewelry is not too bulky but not too delicate either. Greenwich jewelry stores have everything an individual would want in both men’s and women’s accessories.
Men wear watches, rings and sometimes a necklace or a bracelet that are masculine and somewhat large, never delicate like a woman’s. These could be made in gold or silver but usually not in any of the colored stones. Sometimes a colorful stone will show up in a ring or a tie clip which would help to add color to a plain suit.
Jun 19th, 2010 by Kolleen
A Tampa criminal lawyer might not be the first person an individual convicted of a DUI or DWI would call, however, they are experienced in the practice of all aspects of the law, including driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
A criminal lawyer could help to keep a person with a DUI conviction out of prison and help to lower the financial costs by offering the court to have their client do more community service, enter a rehab program and install an Interlock System in their car so that future instances of drunk driving will not occur. Some judges will likely go for this alternative to prison time because the prisons are overcrowded at this time.
May 28th, 2010 by Kolleen
There is a growing trend toward online learning even for those careers one would think a real world brick and mortar style atmosphere would be better suited. Career tracks for online CNA training – certified nursing assistants – would need some real world experience or on-the-job training after completing an online course; however, there are a number of hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities that simply need nurses and that is why the increase in online programs.
The nursing field is growing by leaps and bounds but exactly why, no one can say definitively. Some researchers say that nursing and all healthcare fields are in need of new applicants because of the aging population of baby boomers while others say it’s due to the mountain of stress people are now under do to the economy and joblessness rate that never seems to drop.
Whatever the reason, someone who wants to help people in their time of need, whether they are recovering from a surgery or have a terminal illness, could receive training from a CNA training program either in an actual school setting or through online course.
Some websites and recruiters may present nursing as a glamorous job; however, it could be both a physically and emotionally draining position for those who don’t take care of themselves. Just as the auto mechanic never has time to fix their own car after working on other’s vehicles all day, a nurse is typically the first person to neglect his or her health.
Taking care of oneself when they are working in a profession as demanding as nursing while trying to continue their education in CNA training programs is important. Taking a break from the mental and physical conditions of a nursing job should be a priority and not a once in a while experience.
There are many different schedules for nurses and CNAs so that they are not working every day and have time to pursue other interests besides work and helping people. Some of the shifts are for 10 or 12 hours for a couple of days and then off for a couple days or even a week. This allows nurses and healthcare providers to ‘recharge’ themselves.
May 16th, 2010 by Kolleen
We could still remember the school days where we had gala time with our friends every Saturday evening, we come home late and we try to relish those hot baked cookies lying on the table. These preparations are yummy that we couldn’t resist by just eating one. Those days the cookies were mostly prepared at home and they were just round in shape. All our mothers had enough time preparing those delicious cookie recipes almost every day or maybe every week.
These memories could bring that sweet smell of the baked cookies fresh and crisp. Nowadays people, especially mothers, seldom have time to prepare any cookies at home. Instead they buy it outside. To give your children the healthy cookies prepared at home try to use some of the fantastic ideas to make them more appealing to your kids to munch them. Star Wars cookie cutters are good enough to make colorful cookies for your loved ones.
May 11th, 2010 by Kolleen
Jessie Steele is a designer of beautiful aprons and other trendy clothing that women want to wear now but her designs take them back to a time and place that may remind them of the 40’s or 50’s. Jessie Steele aprons could be a vintage half apron like the ones mom used to wear to prepare dinner for the family or the longer, more stylish aprons with two front pockets and small bows for decorations that she would wear when company was coming over and she didn’t want to soil her nice clothes.
A Jessie Steele apron is perfect for any occasion and will complement any outfit, whether it is all black, all white or a combination of colors.
Mickey Thompson tires, wheels and rims are made for a specific set of cars and trucks and designed to fit perfectly every time. Mickey Thompson gear, or MT as it is referred to sometimes, was the pet project of a real man named Mickey Thompson who won a land speed record and loved everything to do with racing.
The first slingshot drag racer was built by Thompson in 1954 and he also had a hand in building and supervising several other cars including a ‘funny car’ which has the entire shell of the car lift up from the front to the back to reveal the engine and everything underneath. Thompson began traveling the country and winning many of the races he entered with different styles of vehicles that he either created or built himself.
Mickey Thompson did a lot for the racing community and he was well known for that but he was also known for the way he died. He was murdered by his partner, Michael Frank Goodwin who hired two thugs to shoot Thompson and his wife, Trudy, as they returned to their home from a night out. It took the police several years to capture and convict Goodwin of the crime, but he eventually confessed and is now serving a life sentence for each murder.
In the MT catalog and other car shops, both in stores and online, one will find different named equipment for different kind of cars, yet the quality is always top notch from a Mickey Thompson auto part. Thompson began the ‘after market’ product line with the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires which were featured at the Indy 500 several years running. An individual will find things like the Rugged Ridge steering kits for Jeeps or other off-road vehicles. These parts are built tough to handle tough terrain. In addition, the Rugged Ridge Company also carries different accessories to outfit a truck or car for a smoother or better ride.
The Rugged Ridge brand of tires was originally created for off-road vehicles but there are now many designs from the Rugged Ridge collection that are specifically made for the highways.
Apr 27th, 2010 by Kolleen
Washington DC tutors help all types of students, those that need a little extra help or those who need a lot of help. There are even tutors who work one-on-one with those students who have some type of learning disability such as dyslexia or ADHD or other types of reasons that prevent a student from learning such as a concentration problem from depression.
Many of the tutors are trained to spot the subtle differences of learning disabilities and refer students to the proper diagnostic teams before bringing them back to help them learn to study in the best possible way. Some students learn best through written instructions while others learn best through doing and others learn through being shown how or what to do. Once the way they learn best is found, a student will feel better about their learning and test preparations in addition to taking tests because they will be more prepared because they have a solid foundation of learning they may not have had before.
DC tutors are lifetime learners themselves and are excited and happy when a student finally ‘gets it’ or things begin to ‘click’ with the information they are learning, no matter how they are learning it. A good solid foundation is what’s needed for life long learning, for every grade and beyond school.
The tutors, administrators and educators, including the student’s teachers, should all take an active role in helping the students learn and study for exams, do their homework and learn to love learning. If they see other people taking an interest in what they are doing, they will believe it is important and know that it really is.
Not all tutoring programs are created equal, make sure the tutors are certified or at the very least hold a master’s degree in what they are tutoring the student in. Tutors who enjoy learning and seeing their students learn are the best type of tutors and these are the kind you want your children learning from and the tutor may just learn something as well, which would not be a bad thing.
Apr 20th, 2010 by Kolleen
Today a breast cancer hospital will help the survival rate of their patients better than they could have a mere ten years ago thanks to the advanced technologies and the great work being done by the many new oncology doctors receiving their certifications each year. Also helping the survival rate is the increase in spending being done by many cancer patients – not necessarily their insurance companies – in order to increase their own survival rate.
According to a recent research study published earlier this year by the American Cancer Society, that also funded the study, there has been a 28 percent drop in the death rate of many different types of breast cancers due to the increased spending and treatments now available. There are higher costs for diagnostics and new treatments such as chemotherapy medications as well as new and advanced technology.
Oncologists are focused on using the latest technological advancements to deliver the best care possible to their patients who need it the most, regardless of expense and/or ability to pay. This leaves many hospitals chasing families that simply can not pay for the excorbant medical expenses simply to stay alive or keep a loved one alive.
Breast cancer treatment is one of the more expensive treatments, however there are research opportunities available in many teaching hospitals that might include a patient. However there is no guarantee that the patient will receive the life-saving drugs or they will be getting the placebo as part of the control group.
Doctors and doctor’s assists, as well as nurses and their assists, struggle to find patient assistance programs that will help families and individuals with these rising costs in patient care for cancer treatments. They are out there says one doctor, however they are difficult to come by and most are running desperately low on funds and high on lists of qualified would-be recipients.
Cancer is an ugly disease and those who work with the patients who have it are often referred to as ‘saints’ because they help so much to those who need so much.
Apr 20th, 2010 by Kolleen
Girls tutus are becoming all the rage at many schools and malls around the country, especially in California and New York where fashion is what defines many of the students and young girls.
Girls and moms can find tutus for dressing up or to wear over a pair of jeans through several online companies that sell a variety of different styles and colors of girl’s tutus. Most are made of approximately 150 yards of fine tulle in various colors and some have accents like satin ribbons or crochet, stretchy waistbands and tops. A baby, one that could sit up by herself, would look adorable in baby tutus of various colors with a matching headband posing for a picture for grandma for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday. Every grandma would want a nice photograph of their precious darling all dolled up in a baby tutu and striking a pose for the camera.
If there is a special occasion in which your daughter would like to wear a cute little tutu, there are plenty of colors to choose from; tiffany blue, pink, black, red, orange, white, yellow, green and purple or a multi-colored tutu. She will be the talk of the party. Anniversary parties, especially her grandparents, birthday parties or weddings would all be appropriate places for a little girl, toddler or baby to wear a beautiful tutu with some white tights or even small leggings with a t-shirt of the same color or white.
In addition to special parties, tutus for sale have a wide variety of college football colored tutus that dad will be happy to see his little girl wearing on the big game day. Nearly every school is represented, from Florida State to the University of Missouri-Columbia and if you don’t see the college or university of your choice, contact the website hosts and they will be glad to have the colors made for you and your little girl.
Many girls like to play dress up so there is no need for a special occasion and these girl’s tutus are durable and will last through siblings and many events and game days.