Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Need A Personality Upgrade?

Need A Personality Upgrade?

At Handel, we’ve observed three levels that a person advances through in developing their character traits. The key to moving between levels is awareness and being focused on your dream traits.
Tier 3: Go with the Flow
In Tier 3, you are easily triggered, tossed around by your impulses like a cork bobbing in the sea of bad theories, and aren’t aware that you have any choice in the matter. You follow where your moods lead.
For example, one of the traits I admire is caring. When I am operating at Tier 3 in caring, there are moments when I naturally am very caring: when there is a death in someone’s family, or when I am coaching a client through a rough situation, or catching up with a long-time friend. In those situations, caring for others comes naturally to me.
But then there are situations when I get angry at people and my knee-jerk reaction is to revoke my care in a grand explosion of rage: when someone cuts in front of me in line, or makes a mistake that costs me time and money, or makes a comment that offends me. In those cases, I “go with the flow” and retreat to my familiar island of “you are an idiot.” I operate from the perspective that I have been wronged, and therefore, in my defense, I shut off the other person.
In either case, I follow whatever mood pops up in the moment, without active design of how I would like to be.
Tier 2: Observe and Correct
Once you become aware of the traits you have that you don’t like and realize that you actually have a choice in engaging them or not, you can move on to Tier 2. Tier 2 is the stage where you notice behavior that is not aligned with your admired trait, drop it like a hot brick, and maybe even pick up the admired trait in its place. Or you notice behavior that IS aligned, and you celebrate it and engage it more often.
For example, I have gotten darn good at catching myself in the middle of a mental rant about someone, and taking some time to cool off and remember that I actually do care about the person in front of me. “You do remember that she is your good friend, right?” You know how this goes.
Tier 2 is all about being aware of the feelings and moods that come up, and deciding what to do with them. As you get more skilled in this tier, you identify each trait more quickly, and in more and more subtle forms, and adeptly decide whether to engage or not. However, Tier 2 is still a reactionary tier. You see what is coming down the pike, and decide if you want it or not. I used to think that Tier 2 was as good as it got, but now I know there is more.
Tier 1: “Source” Your Trait
This, as far as I can tell, is the “holy grail” of greatness. In this tier, the thoughts that enter your head come directly from the trait you admire. When I am “sourcing” my caring trait and someone makes a costly error, my first response is to look at the whole situation, understand how it happened, and see how that person really was trying their best. Even if not, I see how no one is perfect and how we can do it better next time. The angry, insulting thoughts don’t even come into my head, because I am living in a world of care.
This tier really is where we all want to be. I am not talking about brain-washing or faking it. I am talking about seeing the world through the lens of our great traits, and behaving accordingly, proactively cultivating and radiating the qualities that we admire, such that they become second-nature. This is what I mean when I call this tier “sourcing” your trait. You are the source and origin of your daily experiences.
I will not claim to be an expert on this fabulous Tier 1, but the times when I have attained it have been superb. I highly recommend it.
The key, then, to being great is to advance from Tier 3 to Tier 1. So take a minute to identify the negative trait you want to leash, and to design the new trait you want to call forth. This means writing out a few sentences about how each trait feels and what you’d be doing if you were a person who acted according to the new trait. List where in your life you’re still at Tier 3 regarding this trait. Practice catching yourself engaging in the negative trait, and see if you can drop it. Once you can, you have moved up to Tier 2.
Get more and more skilled at choosing which traits you engage by making promises about both leashing the negative trait and cultivating the new one. Keep the promises day in and day out until the act becomes second nature. When this is the case, you are ready for Tier 1. The journey to Tier 1 is a whole blog post in and of itself. For now, the journey from Tier 3 to a solid Tier 2 is more than enough to keep you busy.

Lisa Ekanger Your Preferred Realtor!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Triggers happen.They do.

To be both HUMAN and SPIRIT!

Triggers happen.
They do.
There’s nothing we can do to stop them – because it is through our triggers that we learn about ourselves.
I still get triggered. Someone says something. Someone does something. Something happens.
BOOM – nice Mastin is GONE and triggered Mastin is there.
It’s inevitable.
I’ve come to believe that the journey is really about seeking the peace within the chaos – the Truth within the trigger.
Life is not about NOT being triggered. Life is about bringing LOVE and AWARENESS to our triggers and moments when our emotions come up.
You see, a lot of people I know make the mistake of shooting for a “spiritual bypass” – where they try to deny their humanness – they try to deny their emotions, they try to put their negativity and triggers in a box – and then pretend they don’t exist.
And then – over time – they stack up – and BOOM – you have a breakdown, an emotional explosion or other expression.
Having these doesn’t mean something is wrong with you. It means you are human.
Here at TDL we advocate a full acceptance and expression of your human nature. This lets us be fully alive. From there, we also believe in tapping into the higher awareness that is your Soul, that is the observer of the human mind and emotions.
We are part spirit, part human. To deny either is to deny who you are.
We can’t sit around and just justify our negativity as “being human”. And we also can’t not express ourselves because we are “spiritual”. We need both.
This is the beautiful balance that we get to walk as spiritual beings having a human experience.
I have found that when I let myself express, when I allow myself to be who I am – without any judgment – amazing things happen.

And once I express myself – without judgment, I do my best to bring my awareness, my Soul perspective into the moment.
My aim is to have my Soul awareness be there as I am being triggered, so that I catch myself faster.
We all have triggers. We all have intense emotions, both dark and light. These are not good or bad – they are just information.
We must allow ourselves to express ourselves, we must allow ourselves to be FULLY human and FULLY spirit.
This dance is the dance that allows the greatest version of life to be lived.
How can you allow yourself to be both human and spirit?
As always, the action happens in the comments below. Leave a comment and join the conversation! The TDL Community thrives in the comments and it’s a GREAT place to get support!
Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Monday, January 14, 2013

What You Need to Know About the Java Exploit!

What You Need to Know About the Java Exploit

On Thursday, the world learned that attackers were breaking into computers using a previously undocumented security hole in Java, a program that is installed on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. This post aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the vulnerability, and to outline simple steps that users can take to protect themselves.
Update, Jan. 13, 8:14 p.m. ET: Oracle just released a patch to fix this vulnerability. Read more here.
3bjavaQ: What is Java, anyway?
A: Java is a programming language and computing platform that powers programs including utilities, games, and business applications. According to Java maker Oracle Corp., Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices. It is required by some Web sites that use it to run interactive games and applications.
Q: So what is all the fuss about?
A: Researchers have discovered that cybercrooks are attacking a previously unknown security hole in Java 7 that can be used to seize control over a computer if a user visits a compromised or malicious Web site.
Q: Yikes. How do I protect my computer?
A: The version of Java that runs on most consumer PCs includes a browser plug-in. According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University‘s CERT, unplugging the Java plugin from the browser essentially prevents exploitation of the vulnerability. Not long ago, disconnecting Java from the browser was not straightforward, but with the release of the latest version of Java 7 — Update 10 — Oracle included a very simple method for removing Java from the browser. You can find their instructions for doing this here.
Q: How do I know if I have Java installed, and if so, which version?
A: The simplest way is to visit this link and click the “Do I have Java” link, just below the big red “Download Java” button.
Q: I’m using Java 6. Does that mean I don’t have to worry about this?
A: There have been conflicting findings on this front. The description of this bug at the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), for example, states that the vulnerability is present in Java versions going back several years, including version 4 and 5. Analysts at vulnerability research firm Immunity say the bug could impact Java 6 and possibly earlier versions. But Will Dormann, a security expert who’s been examining this flaw closely for CERT, said the NVD’s advisory is incorrect: CERT maintains that this vulnerability stems from a component that Oracle introduced with Java 7. Dormann points to a detailed technical analysis of the Java flaw by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations, a security research team that has alerted Java maker Oracle about a large number of flaws in Java. Gowdiak says Oracle tried to fix this particular flaw in a previous update but failed to address it completely.
Either way, it’s important not to get too hung up on which versions are affected, as this could become a moving target. Also, a new zero-day flaw is discovered in Java several times a year. That’s why I’ve urged readers to either uninstall Java completely or unplug it from the browser no matter what version you’re using.
Q: A site I use often requires the Java plugin to be enabled. What should I do?
A: You could downgrade to Java 6, but that is not a very good solution. Oracle will stop supporting Java 6 at the end of February 2013, and will soon be transitioning Java 6 users to Java 7 anyway. If you need Java for specific Web sites, a better solution is to adopt a two-browser approach. If you normally browse the Web with Firefox, for example, consider disabling the Java plugin in Firefox, and then using an alternative browser (Chrome, IE9, Safari, etc.) with Java enabled to browse only the site(s) that require(s) it.
Q: I am using a Mac, so I should be okay, right?
A: Not exactly. Experts have found that this flaw in Java 7 can be exploited to foist malware on Mac and Linux systems, in addition to Microsoft Windows machines. Java is made to run programs across multiple platforms, which makes it especially dangerous when new flaws in it are discovered. For instance, the Flashback worm that infected more than 600,000 Macs wiggled into OS X systems via a Java flaw. Oracle’s instructions include advice on how to unplug Java from Safari. I should note that Apple has not provided a version of Java for OS X beyond 6, but users can still download and install Java 7 on Mac systems. However, it appears that in response to this threat, Apple has taken steps to block Java from running on OS X systems.
Q: I don’t browse random sites or visit dodgy porn sites, so I shouldn’t have to worry about this, correct?
A: Wrong. This vulnerability is mainly being exploited by exploit packs, which are crimeware tools made to be stitched into Web sites so that when visitors come to the site with vulnerable/outdated browser plugins (like this Java bug), the site can silently install malware on the visitor’s PC. Exploit packs can be just as easily stitched into porn sites as they can be inserted into legitimate, hacked Web sites. All it takes is for the attackers to be able to insert one line of code into a compromised Web site.
Q: I’ve read in several places that this is the first time that the U.S. government has urged computer users to remove or wholesale avoid using a particular piece of software because of a widespread threat. Is this true?
A: Not really. During previous high-alert situations, CERT has advised Windows users to avoid using Internet Explorer. In this case, CERT is not really recommending that users uninstall Java: just that users unplug Java from their Web browser.

Q: I’m pretty sure that my Windows PC has Java installed, but I can’t seem to locate the Java Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu or Windows Control Panel. What gives?
A: According to CERT’s Dormann, due to what appears to potentially be a bug in the Java installer, the Java Control Panel applet may be missing on some Windows systems. In such cases, the Java Control Panel applet may be launched by finding and executing javacpl.exe manually. This file is likely to be found in C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin or C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin.
Q: I can’t remember the last time I used Java, and it doesn’t look like I even need this program anymore. Should I keep it?
A: Java is not as widely used as it once was, and most users probably can get by without having the program installed at all. I have long recommended that users remove Java unless they have a specific use for it. If you discover later that you really do need Java, it is trivial and free to reinstall it.
Q: This is all well and good advice for consumers, but I manage many PCs in a business environment. Is there a way to deploy Java but keep the plugin disconnected from the browser?
A: CERT advises that system administrators wishing to deploy Java 7 Update 10 or later with the “Enable Java content in the browser” feature disabled can invoke the Java installer with the WEB_JAVA=0 command-line option. More details are available in the Java documentation.
Q: Okay, I think I’m covered on Java. But what about Javascript?
A: Because of the unfortunate similarity of their names, many people confuse Java with Javascript. But these are two completely different things. Most Web sites use JavaScript, a powerful scripting language that helps make sites interactive. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of Web-based attacks use JavaScript tricks to foist malicious software and exploits onto site visitors. To protect yourself, it is critically important to have an easy method of selecting which sites should be allowed to run JavaScript in the browser. It is true that selectively allowing JavaScript on known, “safe” sites won’t block all malicious scripting attacks: Even legitimate sites sometimes end up running malicious code when scammers figure out ways to sneak tainted, bogus ads into the major online ad networks. But disallowing JavaScript by default and selectively enabling it for specific sites remains a much safer option than letting all sites run JavaScript unrestricted all the time.
Firefox has many extensions and add-ons that make surfing the Web a safer experience. One extension that I have found indispensable is NoScript. This extension lets the user decide which sites should be allowed to run JavaScript, including Flash Player content. Users can choose to allow specific exceptions either permanently or for a single browsing session.
Chrome also includes similar script- and Flash blocking functionality that seems designed to minimize some of these challenges by providing fewer options. If you tell Chrome to block JavaScript on all sites by default, when you browse to a site that uses JavaScript, the upper right corner of the browser displays a box with a red “X” through it. If you click that and select “Always allow JavaScript on [site name]” it will permanently enable JavaScript for that site, but it doesn’t give you the option to block third-party JavaScript content on the site as Noscript does. In my testing, I had to manually refresh the page before Chrome allowed scripting on a site that I’d just whitelisted. In addition, there is a very handy add-on for Chrome called NotScripts that works very much like Noscript.
Selectively script blocking can take some getting used to. Most script-blocking add-ons will disable scripting by default on Web sites that you have not added to your trusted list. In some cases, it may take multiple tries to get a site that makes heavy use of Javascript to load properly.
Internet Explorer allows users to block scripts, but even the latest version of IE still doesn’t give the user much choice in handling JavaScript. In IE9, you can select among JavaScript on, off, or prompting you to load JavaScript. Turning JavaScript off isn’t much of an option, but leaving it completely open is unsafe. Choosing the “Prompt” option does nothing but serve incessant pop-up prompts to allow or disallow scripts (see the video below). The lack of a simpler approach to script blocking in IE is one of the main reasons I continue to steer readers toward Firefox and Chrome.
Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

In order to drive from Point A to Point B, you must first get into your car and turn the key.

written By Jenna Phillips
It’s the second Thursday of the New Year. How are we doing so far? That list of New Year’s resolutions is either hovering over your shoulders, staring at your face every morning because it’s posted on your mirror, or it’s creatively put together on a vision board. However you decided to declare what you’re up to this year, it’s time to make it even more REAL.

It’s nice to proclaim what you want because that’s the first step toward reaching your goals. But you must take action steps to let The universe know you are SERIOUS about being ready for whatever it’s gonna serve you. The universe ONLY gives you what you can handle, so if you aren’t playing a BIG game – you can’t expect anything more than mediocrity to be delivered to you.

I’m a big believer in the Law Of Attraction because it has worked for me in both positive and negative ways. Anything I give my attention to, I attract; good or bad, awesome or not. Love attracts love, but it’s the ACT of giving LOVE that brings more of it into your life.

If you want to find your soul mate, you get to BE the person you want to meet. That starts with LOVING yourself fiercely, passionately and madly. In January of last year I proclaimed that I would meet my soul mate and that we’d live together in a new condo near the beach in Malibu. A month later, I met my future husband on match.com, and three months after that I discovered my dream condo that we now live in together. I actively put myself out there on the dating site, but he was the one who found ME. As for the condo, I actively looked at my options on Craig’s List but it was the first listing I saw. It was that easy. I proclaimed what I wanted and it all was drawn to me. Life doesn’t have to be hard, but you gotta take action steps – one foot in front of the other.

Does a book get written all by itself? Nope.
Does your body get more defined by just wishing for your dream body? Not so much.
Does your closet get organized simply by imagining what it would be like if it were color-coordinated? No.

But you already knew all of this. You get what I’m saying, because you’re a smart cookie. You know how powerful you are, and you also know that in order to drive from Point A to Point B, you must first get into your car and turn the key. I’m just here to remind you of what your Higher Self knows to be true. We like to forget that we know the answer to all of our questions.
This is NOT the year to play small anymore. This is YOUR year to leave all that stuff behind the line. The stuff that holds us back – the excuses, the stories, the circumstances and the fear of failing. Feel good knowing that failure is NOT an option. You cannot fail; you just can’t. The Uni-verse doesn’t work that way. The Uni-verse rewards us for taking chances and leaps of faith. The only true sense of failure is not trying. We often mistake “moving on” for “giving up,” but they are not the same.
If you take an action step by trying something new or different, and it doesn’t work out the way you thought it would, you get to move on to the next chapter. By moving forward through the chapters of your life, you get to grow, evolve, blossom and flourish. How awesome is that? That’s the difference between WISHING/WALLOWING and DECLARING/DOING.
Ten days have already passed in this New Year of LIMITLESS possibilities and ABUNDANT opportunities. Are you actively pursuing what you’re committed to this year? How are you being a LEADER of your OWN life? Declare what you want and tell me how you’re gonna DO it in the comments section below!
My intention for 2013 is to motivate and inspire as many people as possible. I’m declaring that I will be on the cover of a magazine this year by getting in the BEST shape of my life! I’ll do that by starting a 21-Day Sugar Detox on January 14th. That is also the same day that I’m beginning another 90-Day Mission of eating a Paleo diet (only REAL food) and doing a different kind of fitness every single day. To hold myself accountable, I’ll be posting daily YouTube videos for you all to see what I’m up to. I’m done hiding out and playing small. It’s GAME TIME!!!
Love all that is you,

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

There aren’t thousands of steps in the fulfillment of your goals, there is simply ONE.

By Kute Blackson
This is the year to give up procrastination and excuses. This is is the year to begin what you have been dreaming about.
You can make the best most elaborate plans.
But the hardest step to any goal is simply the first.
If you take the first step, the last step will take care of itself.
There aren’t thousands of steps in the fulfillment of your goals, there is simply ONE.
It can often be overwhelming to think of all the elements to your vision. Sometimes you might feel paralyzed by fear, thinking of everything you need to do and how it’s going to happen.
Don’t think of EVERYTHING you need to do. Simply think of the one action step that is right in front of you, right now.
Can you simply do that one action step that is NEXT for you right now?
Perhaps it’s that one phone call?
Or writing that one email?
Or doing one hour of research?
Or walking one time around the block?
It’s often said that talk is cheap. I like to think that talk is in fact very EXPENSIVE. Simply talking about your goals and visions without action will simply cost you your dreams.
Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking everything needs to be in place and perfect plans need to be made before you take action.
Not true.
Even the best plans will change or go out of the window once you take steps along the path to your vision. As you progress, your goal will reveal to you what is needed next, which you may have not been able to see from the perspective of your first step.
Even when you think you know where you are going, have you noticed more often than not you end up somewhere completely different than you planned?
And it’s often way better than you could have wished for.
So don’t think you know where you are going, even when you think you know where you are going. Stay open and curious about what is seeking to happen.
Then each moment becomes a juicy surprise.
Give up the need to know.
Give up the need for the perfect plan.
Trust Life itself.
The same Intelligence that brought you into this world, knows how to fulfill itself through you and bring about the perfect unfolding of your vision.
But you must start.
Starting is the key to success.
Will 2013 be a year of best intentions and dreaming, or a year of fulfillment and actualization?
The best plans, dreams, intentions mean nothing without action.
The hardest action is often the first step.
Take the first step.
Then keep taking the next first step.
There is only one step on the path to your goal.
Simply one-step over and over again.
Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Levi's Research Group ~ Allen's Lab!

The Allen laboratory explores the chemistry of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and asymmetric catalysis. We are at the frontier of inorganic chemistry intersecting with organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, and biology. Two major aims in the group are to overcome critical barriers to the advanced use of lanthanide-based contrast agents for MRI and to elucidate mechanistic details of water-tolerant lanthanide-catalyzed organic reactions to help generate improved catalysts. These projects will illuminate fundamental properties of lanthanides. Additionally, they are an inroad toward greatly enhancing the molecular imaging and diagnostic capabilities of MRI and increasing the quality and number of more environmentally benign catalysts for the synthesis of organic molecules.

Next time someone looks deeply into your eyes and says 'I love you', look very deeply right back and say...

"People use the word 'love' a lot of different ways. Take me, for instance. I am often heard saying that I love my mom and dad. I am also often heard saying that I love pizza. What am I saying when I say I love my mom and dad? I'm saying that I care about them. I'm saying that I love spending time with them and that I talk to them every chance I get. I'm saying that if they needed me, I would do every humanly possible to help them. I'm saying that I always want what's best for them. What am I saying when I say I love pizza? Am I saying that I care deeply about pizza? Am I saying that I have a relationship with pizza? Am I saying that if pizza had a problem, I would be there for the pizza? (What? Not enough pepperoni? I'll be right there!) Of course not. When I say I love pizza, I'm just saying that I enjoy eating pizza until I don't want any more pizza. Once I'm tired of the pizza, I don't care what happens to the rest of it. I'll throw it away. I'll feed it to the dog. I'll stick it in the back of the refrigerator until it gets all green and moldy. It doesn't matter to me anymore. These are two very different definition of the word 'love'. It gets confusing when people start talking about love, and especially about loving you. Which way do these people love you? Do they want what is best for you, or do they just want you around because it is good for them, and they don't really care what happens to you? Next time someone looks deeply into your eyes and says 'I love you', look very deeply right back and say, 'Would that be pizza love, or the real thing?"

- Mary Beth Bonacci
Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I call that getting Tricked by a Business!

Do you ever feel like you’re going to have to go to war to keep your hard earned money? I never really felt ripped off before but in 2012, I scrutinized every receipt and every transaction and wow what an eye opener ~ we were being soaked every which way we turned!  Everywhere I examined our expenses (it seems) the companies that we did business with changed their rules. Let’s start with the fact that my pharmacy used to fill 90 day scripts on our 5 dollar co-pay and changed it to 30 day scripts so that we will incur 3x the co-pay!  I switched to a new pharmacy who hadn’t changed their policy ~ but I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time until they do. Watch out for anything you signed up for online too….somewhere in the microscopic fine print, you are giving them authorization to ‘auto’ rebill you when you pay the first time. Companies like:  Jibjab, Spirit Air and Smilebox are just a few that I have had to fight like HELL to cancel the membership and have my money returned to me! Then there are the reward points that I used to accrue which would pay out about 100 dollars every six months; today I just discovered that my ‘type’ of debit card no longer qualifies as part of the rewards program….of course it doesn’t BITCHES! We also found out that a new law was put into place requiring us to pay a higher premium for our health insurance (because spouse is a state employee) which equates to an additional 5k per year…that’s a loss of approximately 400 dollars a month. What’s even worse is the tax rates for the average Joe were allowed to expire and so we are looking at another 1800 in lost income in 2013.  Add this 150 loss to the 400 and yep you got it, our backwards income slid to a net loss of 550 per month.  My husband has not had a raise in 4 years and so again, I say to myself “How will I do battle to keep my hard earned $?” I forgot to mention that I routinely find cost errors on my receipts from most retailers.  It doesn’t happen just once in a while either!  I would say that for every 10 purchases I make from Meijer, Walmart, CVS (and other various retailers) at least 2 of them have the wrong amount charged to me. And it’s always OVER charges; it’s a rare day when they accidently ‘under’charge me.  Trust me, I think it’s happened 3x in my life ~ did I say anything?  That’s a HELLA NO! So back to my battle plan!  Extreme couponing here I come…and Sweep staking HERE I COME! FO SHO! In 2012 my kids saw no spring break vacation; their lips did not even touch a hot lunch at school. I slashed my office expenses (like printing everything in greyscale and draft mode on my printer and P.S. Bubye to Real Comp!) and worked from home as much as I could. I bought in bulk and I made 99.9% of our meals from scratch. I discovered a 2.49 a bottle Merlot (YAY, LOL that’s a HUGE victory for me!) I started shopping at Aldi’s and the Food Depot more and even used my sisters 25% VIP membership (for a 16 dollar savings at Unique Boutique Thrift store in Minneapolis) when I was there in November.  Did I pay for piece of luggage to bring the (new with tags) items home? That’s another HELLA NO!  I shipped them flat rate for 11 dollars from the post office in Mpls…a piece of luggage on Sun Country was going to cost me 40! I color my own hair (colorsilk on sale routinely @ CVS for 2 for 5.00) and I have begun giving the dog little trims (to bridge the gap) to the ever extended distance between groomer appointments. When Siggy turned sweet 16 she didn’t get a blow-out party for 100, she got a tropical themed table (dollar store) at home and a HUGE pink cake that I lovingly made from scratch (LOL it cracked in half from the weight of the frosting) There will be more yellow dot purchases from Younkers, more Ebaying of collectibles that I retrieved dirt cheap from garage sales and more clever ways devised to stretch a buck.  Watered down OJ really tastes quite good since its way too sweet to begin with! I’ll be that annoying person with a FREAKIN suitcase full of alphabetized coupons and I will be dragging that bitch around with me wherever I go from this day forward ~ COUNT ON IT! And to you plastic eye glass manufacturers that slap designer labels on all of the SAME (made in China) cheap shit ~ yeah I’m talkin to you Henryford optimize, I found Walmarteyes for 1/5 of the price…so you can say goodbye to your scratch protector crap and all that other unnecessary BS that you lay on to me and other consumers. If my kids want lenses that aren’t scratched, well then by GOD they had better be careful with their glasses! Rapper Mackmore said it best: ”Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition,50 dollars for a t-shirt, that’s just some BLEEP! I call that getting swindled and pimped, BLEEP! I call that getting tricked by business, that shirt’s hella dough, and having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t Peep game, come take a look through my telescope!  Then you hella won’t, man you hella won’t!