Mack Daddy vs. Freaky Polygamists

Mack doesn’t know about you, but the Daddy’s still kind of freaked out, still got the heebie-jeebies about that polygamy sect raided in Texas. First, there was the compound itself:

Freaky! Looks like headquarters of the alien takeover of Planet Earth. And there is probably a honeycomb of tunnels underneath it.

Then there were the women that emerged from it:

Creepy! Invasion of the body-snatching unibrowed Amish Stepford Wives! Yeee-ipes!

Apparently they never cut their hair, they just roll it up like that, because they plan to use it one day to wash the feet of Christ.

Wacky! And they dress like that because they want to look as similar as possible, because the husband-figure bounces from one to the next and they don’t want to seem too different from one another. Or something…

Nutty! Mack cannot help but wonder: If they’re all exactly the same, what’s the point?

But then a thought occurred to the Daddy. Maybe it’s those freaky women who secretly love it. Women these days are always complaining what big babies men are, how high maintenance their husbands are, etc: maybe it’s a relief to the polygamists’ numerous wives only to have to deal with the husband’s issues say, 1/10th of the time.

The Mack also found himself musing upon whether the women compare notes…sexually? Of course they do! Sexually and on every other front! Wife #1: “He’s been really gassy lately, have you noticed?” Wife #2: “I know, it’s gross.” Wife #3: “We’ve got to change his diet.” Wife #4: “He needs to eat more greens,” etc.

And I wonder if there are any nights when they all have a headache. That’d be frustrating. Or maybe a relief.

Who knows? Mack Daddy doesn’t understand polygamy. Mack believes you should choose one woman wisely, then stick with her long as you can.

It’s very important to choose carefully in the first place, the Daddy believes: measure twice, cut once, as tailors say.

And of course, luck is involved. Luck is a huge factor. When people asked Calvin Trillin, author of About Alice- a description of his marriage (which he wrote after his wife’s death) so touching hardened New Yorkers would hand it to total strangers on the subway-what his secret was for staying happily married so long, he would simply say: “I wandered into the right party.”

(In his case a Greenwich Village boho mingler at which jazz probably featured in the background.)

He was lucky to meet the right woman in the first place, in other words.

I was lucky too. I was extremely fortunate to wander into a particular book-launch where I was thunderstruck by the hypnotic beauty of the woman who would later become Mrs. Daddy.

She was wearing a floral dress, and standing shyly by the canapes. Her hair was slicked back, giving her a sort of feral, predatory look. “Cha-a-a-rge!” the Daddy’s DNA commanded, and I took a run at her with steam coming out of my ears, and collar, and invisible dry-ice machines secreted in various locations around the room.

I did not care whether she was a woman of virtue, character, common sense– but when the dry ice cleared, and it turned out she was-well, it was very lucky for the Daddy.

You too, my bloggies, I hope such luck for you. I know it doesn’t work out a lot of the time, it can all end in tears, custody battles, etc.

But when it does work, it’s a beautiful thing.

Best of luck. Pay no attention to freaky polygamist sects. Look for that one perfect pearl. In matters of love, the Daddy firmly believes: it’s quality over quantity.

The Acai Berry Cleanse Is Just The Tonic You Need

Colon health is a major concern for millions of people across the United States. And for good reason; colon cancer kills thousands of people every year and if caught early enough, it is in most cases curable. And if you have a family history of colon cancer you really need to practice habits that are beneficial to your colon. One of the more popular methods for colon health these days is the Acai berry cleanse process.

What the cleanse essentially does is remove harmful toxins from the colon in a timely fashion. Face it, a large amount of the things we consume or drink in the course of a day are not good for us. Snacks with no nutritional value, packaged goods, caffeine and even a lot of the meats we eat cause our colons to become backed up with plaque. This creates all kinds of problems with the removal process of waste.

Ideally it is recommended that people go through the cleanse at least two times a year. Not only is this cleansing method helpful in ridding the colon of harmful toxins, but it has also proven to assist in weight loss, with some people claiming to have lost 20 pounds or so in only 30 days. That shouldn’t come as much of surprise though. It is estimated that at any given time we have 8 to 10 pounds of unwanted sludge populating our colons.

And there are yet other benefits associated with a cleanse. The fruit of the diet is also helpful in boosting the immune system which leads to better overall health. The berry is also high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other necessary supplements. Okay, so by now you are probably asking “sounds good, but how do I conduct this cleanse?” Well, you do need to know a thing or two first.

And that is like anything else, not all products from Acai Berry diet reviews are created equal. There are many on the shelves claiming this, that and the other. However, what you want to do is make sure that the particular Acai product you will be using for your cleanse be free of any phony additives, fillers and preservatives as well. Plain and simple; it should be 100 percent Acai and nothing but.

So if you are looking for something that will promote your overall health. And will also benefit your colon and help you shed unwanted unhealthy extra pounds, by all means you owe it to yourself to discover the wonders of a good Acai Berry cleanse.

Week ending on 5/16/10

Costco
15 lb OxiClean – $12.99 after $4.00 coupon
Orville Redenbacher’s 94% Fat Free Popcorn, 32 count – $6.69 after $3.00 coupon
Ziploc quart freezer bags, 216 – $6.84 after $1.75 coupon
Trident salmon burgers, 3 lbs – $9.24 after $3.75 coupon
Tillamook sliced medium cheddar cheese, 2 lbs – $6.89
TOTAL: $47.08
SAVED: $41.05
compared to grocery stores

CVS
2 x V8 Splash Juice, 64 oz each – $6.00 (received $1.00 ECB)
4 x Pepsi Fridge Mates, 12 pack – $12.00 (received $3.00 ECB)
1 x small cactus – $2.99
TOTAL: $11.35 out of pocket, after using a $4.00 off $20.00 coupon and a $7.00 ECB. I also received a total of $4.00 ECBs to use on my next order.
SAVED: $21.16

Hy-Vee
4 ears of corn – $1.00
2 mangos – $1.34
2 x Wild Garden Hummus, 13.4 oz – $3.49
2 x Hy-Vee egg noodles, 12 oz – $1.56
KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce, 18 oz -  FREE after $1.00 coupon
Dubuque Plumper Extra Lean Beef Franks, 16 oz – $0.99
2 x Jimmy Dean reduced fat pork roll sausage, 16 oz – $3.00 after $1.00 coupon
Jimmy Dean fully cooked turkey sausage, 9.6 oz – $1.00 after $1.00 coupon
2 packages of boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4.23 lbs total – $7.96
California Pizza Kitchen pizza for one – $1.50 after $1.00 coupon
2 x Digiorno Flat Bread Melts – $4.00 after $1.00 coupon
2 x Edy’s ice cream, 56 oz – $3.98
Hy-Vee plain fat free yogurt, 32 oz – $2.08
Yoplait Go-Gurt, 8 count – $1.65 after $0.35 coupon
2 x Arm & Hammer 2X liquid laundry detergent, 44 loads or 68.75 oz – $4.98 after $1.00 coupon
Cascade gel dishwashing detergent, 75 oz – $3.63 after $0.25 coupon
TOTAL: $47.13
SAVED: $52.50
compared to non-sale prices

Walgreens
2 x Old Spice Swagger body wash – $4.49 after B1G1 coupon (also received $4.50 in register rewards, which makes this free)
2 x Lysol toilet bowl cleaner – $1.99 after two $0.50 coupons
2 x Kotex tampons, 18 count – $4.50 after $1.50 coupon (also received $2.00 in register rewards)
Welch’s 100% grape juice, 64 oz – $2.00 after $1.00 coupon
TOTAL: $12.66 out of pocket, after using $2.00 in register rewards. I received a total of $6.50 in register rewards for my next purchase.
SAVED: $18.25

GRAND TOTAL: $118.22
TOTAL SAVED: $132.96

I think it was a great week considering I saved 53%, but how much longer is this stocking up stage supposed to last? I must admit I’m not trying too hard to stay within any kind of budget. I’m just saying yes to any good deal at this point because I like variety and eating well. If anyone’s wondering, we’re slowly eating all this food and the only food that spoiled was not because I overbought something. I foolishly left bananas in a bag on top of the fridge. Oops!

There are still a few great deals left at Costco, but I’ll get more later this month. The only two things I’ll go back for tomorrow are milk (we still have drinking milk, but I want to try making crockpot yogurt) and “ultragrain” unbleached flour. I have a batch of dough for Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day sitting in the fridge and no flour to shape it with.

Pain in lower back- what are the solutions?

Pain in lower portion of back is one of the major worries to people all over the world irrespective of their age and gender. It has been said that people in the age group between 30 and 50, are the ones who mainly suffer from pinched nerve in lower back. For the ones who wonder as to what is meant by a pinched nerve in lower back, this article will provide the right answer. One has to note the point that back pain can be wing to various reasons and the back pain caused due to pinched nerve in lower back can be gotten rid of easily provided one takes steps to reduce its severity.

The ailment caused due to pinched nerve in lower back has become very common these days owing to the modern lifestyle that the people lead. One would not be wrong in terming that it is due to the wrong kind of eating and living habits that such problems arise. Pinched nerve in lower back can make life miserable for a person who suffers from it. The problem is mainly seen in people who are obese and have a very high body mass index. The absence of physical exercise is said to be the prime cause of the sciatic nerve in the lower back getting pinched.

 

Interested in American Football? Age 14-16?

Interested in American Football?
Age 14-16?
Want to represent your city?

Then why don’t you give us a try! The Cassidy Jets are recruiting junior kitted (age 14-16) players for the 2009 season and beyond! American football is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and Coventry is already home to one of the best teams in Europe!

Will my size and ability affect my chances?
Described as the ultimate team sport, nothing feels better than scoring the game winning touchdown or making a big tackle on the opposition. Given the nature of the sport every shape, sex and size can be accommodated and you will see game time against teams from all across the UK. The 6’4” 260lb lineman is as important as the 5’8” 185lb star player.

What chances are there to progress in this sport?
There is a natural progression from Junior football into Youth football and then ultimately into the Jets senior team. But if you are good enough there are chances to play at a professional level. There are many professional leagues in the USA and Canada, to which European players are being recruited. There are at least 5 former BAFL players currently playing professional football over there, ranging from the Arena Football League to the NFL. American football is also played all over North America at high school and collegiate level and if you are good enough and have the brains there are opportunities to play over there to continue your football and your education. Danny Wardell, the Jets Free Safety, has spent the past year with an NCAA Div 2 college in Minnesota and more US colleges are looking towards Europe for players. Similarly there are teams across Europe that play at semi pro level equal to the Jets that are always looking for good young players so you can see that in American football terms the world is your oyster!

Where and when do you train?
Both Junior and Youth train at Woodlands School and Sports College, Broad Lane, Coventry. Training starts at 12.30pm and finishes 3pm, although you will need to be there for noon so we can sort you some equipment. You will need to use the entrance to the Power League Centre to access the changing facilities. All sessions are coached by qualified BAFCA and CRB checked coaches.

What do I need to start training?
All you will need for your first training session is normal sports wear, T-shirt, jogging bottoms or shorts and football boots. You may need to wear extra clothing depending on the weather. You will also need to bring along a drink. One essential item you do need is a gum shield, which you can find in most sports shops and usually cost £3.

How much does it cost?
When you begin all it will cost is your registration fee for the league and club membership, which is £50! Broken down, it works out at a bargain 97p a week over the whole year! The club will help with your kit, providing your helmet and shoulder pads for training and games. Eventually you may want to purchase your own kit and this can range from £100 to £300.