Friday, September 9, 2011

Waking up the day

I find myself waking up for work with a need to get motivated. I pour a cup of jo to try to get that caffeine pick me up but sometimes my body wants more. I should say my soul wants more! Turning on some awesome music videos gets my brain ready to face the upcoming day. I think that the music video channels understand this as all morning they play allot of music. With a few good songs by Rihanna and my mood is up lifted. I know I could just play it but there is nothing like seeing the imagery that the artist has in mind when they conjure up the ideas for their videos. It is like an out pouring of their soul being shown on the high def screen for us to enjoy and interpret. Every artist has their own spin on videos from fantasy to realistic. I often wonder what they base their concepts on. I think I would use memories or dreams to build a base for my video but the fantasy does keep it interesting.

I really like to keep up with what is current in the music world. I find myself listening to a wide variety of genres. I think that music transcends all boundaries in life. Music is a wonderful expression for illustrating emotions or ideas and allowing the listener to really be there right alongside the artist. A visual feast for the mind and ears encompassing all senses. SO when you wake up and need some motivation grab your coffee, turn on your music videos, and get a breath of fresh air and start the day out with no turning back.

acid and the medicine that saves our stomaches!

My boyfriend is a fan of spicy foods and I am new to the game. Recently He purchased some dehydrated ghost chili's and wanted us to try them. Now if you are unfamiliar with them they are one of the hottest chili's out there. The spice level is something that can used to spicy food we all know it is not a good idea. I however can be persuaded so I tried some. Let me tell you the burn gets worse over time. It comes on then bites you and keeps going for minutes after you have swallowed. I was like I had some prevacid to get me through it! I buy prevacid for this reason! I can not handle spicy food and have issues with acid well add ghost chili's and ouch! I have wanted to try protonix but have yet to buy protonix. There is definitely some truth to acid and the foods you eat being connected because after the ghost chili experience I was willing to try anything to get rid of that acid!!!

Buying prescriptions can be so expensive I have a friend that is always looking for a good place to
buy premarin and have it delivered to her house. I have to say I feel lucky I have not gotten to the point of having to use premarin. The best thing about the Internet is the ease that it brings to every day life. Purcahsing your medication on the net and not having to deal with waiting in line is a definite perk. I also know people on rather embarrassing meds and not having to pick them up in person can also make it alot less painful.

I say do not be afraid to allow things to make life a little easier and check out some of the ways to save time and usually money as well!

Getting Creative with Raven

I have recently started to expand my horizons in the creative world. I have always been a photographer and graphic artist as you have seen in my secondlife world. I have since added video production to the list. Youtube is so huge anymore it makes you feel left out to not have a video up. Literally seems everyone is creating videos. The difference is making a video that really stands out and is professionally created. I have not had time to learn alot of the software so it is always helpful to have someone that is able to assist and really make your video stand out from the pack.

What really makes you stand out is some good voice actors to bring some spice to the mix. Videos are boring with one voice present but when you have a slew of different tones and voice sounds it keeps people interested and always waiting to see whats next. I wish I was able to do impersonations but it has never been a really good talent of mine. I can mimick accents but that isnt always enough to keep it interesting. Finding a place that is able to do a studio center total production makes things easier on yourself and allows your creative juices to flow with less stress and headache. I wish I Was talented to be a one girl band but unfortunately I need to sometimes pull in others to really make something as successful as you envision it. I am hoping my new youtube project will really take off but if not it is just fun and exciting to try something new.

Si kick back and keep your eye on youtube for something new from Raven! I am sure it will be fun and creative showing you a new light of my personality!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Come on I feel like getting lucky!

Now that I have your attention! My boyfriend has recently been teaching me the art of poker. It truly is an art of odds versus your ability to beat them and read your opponets! I was concerned at first I would not be able to remember all of the hands and their orders. After hours of practicing, and at first using cheat sheets, I have finally gotten it down enough to play with others. I was searching for the Best US Poker Sites so that I could continue the interaction and practice when I was in the comfort of my home. Continued playing really does sharpen your skills with the cards.

I found some awesome Online Casinos for USA Players while searching the web. It was nice to be able to meet up with others that have a love for the sport. Yes I do mean sport! I have found myself sitting in the mornings wearing pjs and drinking a cup of jo while trying my luck against these players. The ohs and ahs and excitement do not disappear just because I am in the privacy of my home. As a matter of fact it allows me to drop my poker face making it more comfortable to let loose!

Poker Sites USA is a favorite in helping me get my game on. Learning and playing poker has brought me closer to my boyfriend. It is nice we have a game we both love to play and can enjoy together. OK I have to admit the competition can be a little stiff when we really get going, but I keep telling myself in the end we will love each other no matter who gets their butt handed to them.

Retirement planning even early in the game!

I have to say I am feeling a little old now that I am seriously thinking about a retirement plan. I learned from my dad that starting early is a good idea. The economy is so slow that you never know what to expect and having to work until you die is no real option for me. What ever happened to the good old days where people retired and drove in RVs all around the country? I started looking for an online broker to assist me with my questions.

I had alot of questions as I was new to the world of stocks, bonds, and IRA accounts. The learning curve was steep but I managed to climb it filled with curiousity and a desire to better my future. There is so much information out there it can be like a virtual overload of your circuits, but I found with the right guidance the scare can be taken out of online trading. A few sessions and I finally felt I was in control of my future. Planning early on has allowed me to leave my options open and build for a secue pillow to lull me into the golden years. With todays technology, mainly being mobile phones it allows you to be able to access your accounts effortlessly and at all times. Mobile trading has left me feeling completely in control of my options.

I know alot of you are thinking you do not need to rush into planning but trust me making your life secure for the future will bring a peace of mind. I have alot of ability to really make sure I can accomplish not only the things I need to do but the things I want to do before I die!