5 hour energy drink

Yet another attempt at affiliate marketing. I’m not on the up-all-night schedule anymore, and never want to do that again.

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I work part-time as a late night delivery driver for a local pizza shop, and have tried all kinds of things to stay alert and productive until 3 or 4 a.m. Usually I drink lots of Mountain Dew (free and full of calories) or an energy drink. I like the serious ones with about 200 mg of caffeine + the herbs etc.

But, all that caffeine meant that I was up and wired when I got home and couldn’t sleep well, even though I had to be up in 2-3 hours with the kids. Skipping a night’s sleep is o.k. now and then, but I sure get grumpy and short-fused.

Last night I decided to try one of those 5-Hour Energy [that was an amazon affiliate link] for the first time. I’m not real sure how much I paid for it, I was reeling from filling the gas tank and didn’t pay close attention.

When describing the 5-Hour Energy feeling, some people say it’s “like the sun coming up in my head.” That’s because when you’re feeling groggy and lethargic, 5-Hour Energy wakes up your brain and gets you back to feeling the way you want to feel bright, alert, focused and energetic. What you won’t feel is jittery, or crash. That’s because, unlike other energy drinks, 5-Hour Energy doesn’t jack you up with sugar, caffeine and herbal stimulants. Instead, it’s packed with stuff that’s good for you B-vitamins, amino acids and enzymes. To get anything out of those canned energy drinks you have to force down a lot of liquid up to 24 ounces for some of them. It takes just seconds to slam down a 2-ounce 5-Hour Energy …

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Wart Removal

This post was another attempt to create revenue. The story is real, and the wart removal trick worked. It was a content affiliate promotion, with a killer sales letter and everything, with a 50% payback I think. So if someone clicked through my link and bought the secret recipe I’d get 1/2 the cost as a kickback. I don’t think it ever sold any, and the link is dead now.

So the secret to removing warts is…
make a paste with castor oil and baking soda, then smother and cover the wart until it’s gone. There, I saved you a couple bucks.

There’s also an example of a Kim Klaver lesson in there (not an affiliate link) – speak to your own experience, offer advice, and ask who might be interested.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Back in high school, I started noticing this little bump that would form on my arm every summer. Just a little raised spot, no big deal. I assumed it was a wart and didn’t worry about it.

Then it got bigger. As years went on it got to about the size of a pencil eraser. I started cutting it off with finger nail clippers or a knife or my teeth. It grew back every time.

Then it got one of those things you’re supposed to watch out for – an irregular border. It never changed color, so I wasn’t real worried that it was skin cancer. Maybe a little, but not real worried. Besides, you can just get those “frozen off” right?

So I tried a take-home freeze kit from the drugstore. Not only was it smelly and painful, but it worked worse than just cutting the damn thing off!

Then I read an ad in a newsletter about how to “permanently remove unsightly moles and warts, without any harsh medical procedures or painful over-the-counter products!” I actually saw it a bunch of times before I decided to at least take a look.

The website went on and on about how great it was and had all these testimonials and went on and on. Now, I hate hype but it wasn’t that expensive and had a money-back guarantee. Doesn’t everything, right?

So I bought the e-book, read it, and almost went for the money back right then and there. The solution was just too simple to actually work. So I didn’t even try it.

But eventually I figured that I’d spent the money so I should give it a try before I completely wrote it off. After maybe a week or two of a band-aid on my arm covering my home-made paste, it was gone. That was May of 2006. Almost 2 years later and I can barely remember which arm it was on!

If you know someone who might want to safely remove warts, please share this post with them.


[this was the about page for my old site at one point]

The photo gallery link is on the right, and separate blogs for Eddy & Ruth are listed as well. Most of the good stuff will go here though. Eddy sometimes types his own stuff, and I’ll put updates on the others when I remember, but mostly I’m just saving their domain names to be nerdy.

Welcome friends and family. Most of you are just checking in on Eddy & Ruth, and that’s fine.

If you’d like to add comments about a particular post (or video) make sure you use the “register” link on the right. That’s to prevent unwanted messages and junk. I love to read comments … even the short ones.

I have set up some Ads by Google on the pages. If I make money great, but at least I can start “writing off” my webhosting expenses. Please don’t click on any ads unless you have a genuine interest in what is being advertised.

Some of my “product review” pages have links off-site that pay me a referral fee on sales. My reviews are honest and accurately reflect my experience with a product. If you know me, you know I have no tolerance for B.S. I don’t put up with it and wouldn’t waste either of our time with it. Again, please only follow the links if you have a genuine interest.

Thanks for stopping by.

Most valuable bag

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Burger King just about rips off TX A&M with one of their burger bags.

“In football, the “twelfth man” is a crowd that helps a team to victory through cheer. This bag, emblazoned with a #12 on its bottom, is like the twelfth man of your lunch. Because while you can’t actually eat it, the meal you are about to enjoy wouldn’t bepossible without this MVB.”

I checked the A&M trademarks page for possible violations, but it looks like TAMU only uses the “12th Man®” phrase with numerals, not all spelled out.

That pretty much deflates my post, because I was going to get pissed about it. I mean, the seahawks already tried to steal the twelfth man, and now a burger chain was trying to.

But, no. They weaseled around it, so… nevermind.

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Currently I have several things in the works. As I get more into each of them, I’ll add resource links that I found useful.

– Baby
Self-explanatory (I hope). Allison’s actually doing most of the work, but I am officially a “Husband Childbirth Coach” I guess.

– Website
I’m still getting it up and running. Nothing real fancy, but I’ll be adding to the articles and baby section often enough. Someday I’ll update the photos section. I’ve got some great pictures, I promise.

– Job
I work at Penn’s Cave. I was hired as a tour guide for the off-season because I could work full-time, unlike most of the students they hire. Then I was asked my opinion on getting a falconry program here. I managed to convince my boss that a rehabilitated bird would be easier to start with, and better for education programs. So now I get to do that. We’re bringing Shaver’s Creek out to do a Bird of Prey show, and then I’ll get to work on designing and constructing the enclosure, securing the permits, and food, and the birds.

They’ve also asked me to look at reworking the cavern tour script and gear it more for school groups. I’ve also contacted a lady who rehabs bats and does educational programs with them, so we may strike up a partnership there (I mean, hey, it’s a cave, right?)

Oh, yeah – I’m also training for the wildlife tour and writing my own script to use for that (more interactive education while still entertaining.) I love it though. It finally seems like my Wildlife Science degree and all my camp/education experience are coming together in one place. My boss is really excited about developing some education programs, and I’m ready for the challenge.

– Essential Nutrition
My other job is a home-business where I teach people how to earn an extra paycheck by using and sharing some fantastic diet and nutrition products that really work. The only thing keeping me from making a ton of money at this is my fear of just asking people if they’re interested in something like that. When I get passed that first step, I do well, but getting there is often a challenge.

The company I represent came out with a new product that is just fabulous. It’s a nutrition/energy bar made from whole foods instead of isolates and sugar (like many). This bar is approved for retail sale, so my next project here is to try and get some bars into a few retail stores. I’ll get to handle the inventory and everything, so it’ll be a great learning experience. It should also be great exposure for the company and products. I just need to remember to breathe, go slowly, and relax.

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