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Dec 19

Logging in extra T.V. time this holiday?

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 in Favorite Finds

Do long vacations and holidays have you logging in some extra hours in front of the television? I will be the first to tell you don’t feel bad about it! Over Thanksgiving, I discovered the following three options, one movie and two reality TV series, and encourage you to tune in. 

I Want Candy (ADULTS ONLY)

Starring Carmen Electra
An independent film that is a delightful comedic surprise.

Plot: Two hopeful but frustrated college students head to London to sell a porn script they know is great. After numerous dead ends, their luck changes and they find a producer willing to front the film if they can cast the World’s #1 Adult Star, Candy Fiveways. In pursuit of their dreams they set out to make the movie happen. 


Whale Wars
Animal Planet

Activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society battle Japanese ships, who claim to be research vessels, over the practice of whaling in oceanic territories. The series takes place in the high seas where each countries interpretation of the International Whaling Commission laws contradicts one another.
Friday’s at 9pm




Big Break X- Michigan
Golf Channel

*** (12/21, 12/22 & 12/24)
What?!? Reality TV Golf. Couples compete through various challenges and if you love sports and all the vibrant personalities that go along with sports, you’ll get a kick out of the Big Break. Trust me, it is entertaining and it will make the golfer in your family happy.

Dec 19

Holiday Tips

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 in Gift Guide, Wallet Wise

Is this year any different than years past? Yes and No. Expectations for holiday tipping are still there, but the value doesn’t have to be as high. Everyone understands and would rather you come in and get your hair cut than not to avoid a tip. It is also O.K. to play favorites and give different values to each individual for their service. The suggestions for 2008 aren’t very different from years past, but you are only expected to give what you can. Remember, it is the season of giving.

 Dog Walker/ Cat Nanny- Cost of 1 weeks fee

Door Man- $20 - $100 (’07 Average was $50 pp)

Gardener- Up to the cost of 1 service

Hair Stylist/ Colorist- Double your usual tip or the cost of 1 visit

Babysitter- Cash or Gift up to 1-2 nights pay

Assistant- $50 Gift

Boss - Gift value $50 or under

Day Care Staff- Tip or Gift $20 - $80

House Cleaner - Cost of 1 visit

UPS Man- $20 or less Gift Card

Newspaper Carrier - Cost of 1 month subscription

Trainer- Cost of 1 session