Soup2Nuts Transfers to “All About People”

by Maxi

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Soup2Nuts will be deleted on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Hopefully you will join us at:  http://m8malone.wordpress.com

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Front Page News!!

January 14, 2009

by Maxi

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Don’t be scared – click it:

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A New Blog

December 31, 2008 by Maxi

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Happy New Year!

The year is starting out with a new blog. The image above is the header, the rest of the page is similar to this one.

All About People is the name of the blog. The focus will be: things that people say and do.

Have an interesting story? You may be featured on All About People. There is a g-mail account for that purpose. Please, nothing hateful and no bad language.

Soup2Nuts has been fun but it’s time to settle down – time to find a niche. This blog will soon be closed.

m8malone.wordpress.com is the url for All About People.

maxi.malone8@gmail.com is where to send your story(press m key, names appear, select bottom name).

Thanks for stopping and come on over!

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Dynamite Free Downloads

December 27, 2008 by Maxi

Four and one-half years ago when I began using the computer PC World and Kim Komando quickly became my primary sources for: technology information, tips, how-to, downloads, etc.

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pcworld. com is a vast, informative web site. You can delve into data on everything from Flickr, to hard drives, to Google Sketchup. In the middle of the left hand column of the home page you will find the Free Newsletters.

These are some of the most popular downloads:
Ad-Aware 2008 Free
Spybot Search and Destroy
Pop-Up Stopper Free
Quake III: Arena:
Windows Defender

There is also:
Photo! Editor
iTunes Folder
CW Shredder
Ccleaner (this is great-uncheck Yahoo toolbar when installing)

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Kim Komando(her real name) started a radio station about computers in Phoenix, Arizona ten years ago. Many said she wouldn’t make it. Today she has millions of fans who listen on 460 stations across the country. She also writes two columns for Florida Today. And so much more.

komando.com is a goldmine of information dealing with cell phones, iPods, TVs, etc. Oh yea, computers too. This web site also has a buying guide. The icon for the radio station in your area is on the home page, also the Free Newsletters.

There is a section called Komando Kids that parents will absolutely love.

Check out this partial list:
Cell phones for young kids
Top 10 video games for kids
Set up kid-friendly e-mail
Save money on text messaging
Cell phone plans for children
Find homework help online
Buying a back-to-school laptop

Click on Downloads and the “download of the day” pops up – free, tested and approved.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full



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Everyone – Appreciate This!!

December 19, 2008 by Maxi

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Related by Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask,
‘what are you thinking?’ She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of a restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those who say, ‘why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?’, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage.

Andy Rooney is one smart guy!

Pass this on to your fun, fabulous, fancy, female friends over 40 – or those male friends who might appreciate it too.

“Wrinkles are important, they’re our own special marks, especially those we leave on other’s hearts.”  author: Maxi Malone

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

read Chapter One: Over The Edge
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Has Caylee Come Home??

December 12, 2008 by Maxi

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The Orlando Utility worker steps into the woods to relieve himself and spies a plastic bag. When he picks it up a small skull rolls out; he is one-quarter of a mile from the Anthony home.

Yet, there has been a tremendous amount of searching in this area, how could these remains have been missed?

Searchers complain that early on this area was flooded and full of snakes because of Tropical Storm Fay. Once the water recedes the group returns, only to find the area is fenced off keeping them out.

Neighbors recount that this is a secluded wooded section; said Casey has been known to party here with her friends.

Geraldo Rivera reports on Fox News that Casey Anthony became extremely upset when she heard the news, so distraught that she had to be sedated. He also states that maybe she’s distressed because this may be her daughter … or it could be that she’s been caught.

There are whispers that most attorneys and police officers believe it is little Caylee.

What do you think?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

read first chapter: Over The Edge
maximalone.com

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You Choose

December 3, 2008 by Maxi

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Remember the argument you had with your friend/lover and there was no way to settle it? You both walked away feeling kinda bad. Thing is, you knew without a doubt that you were right.

So, the next time there was a conversation you waited for the opening … and wham … you brought it up again. Just couldn’t stand to leave it alone. Had to prove that you were right. Well, is it settled? Or did it get out-of-hand? Hurt the relationship?

Then we have this situation: You have never had words but the first time you do … wow! Your friend/lover goes off on you, doesn’t give you a chance to say a word and disappears. Next thing you hear it’s nothing like what happened, plus she/he lies about you.

Well, your friends will know better and those who don’t know you will find out. Is this person really your friend? Do you want to go back for more?

Now we have e-mail, IM, blogs, etc. Oh my, the written word. Things have a way of sounding so different on paper(so to speak), not the way we intended. Especially if there is a language barrier.

Words tend to lose their meaning when translated from one language to another. They also lose their harshness. When a person from another country says something mean about us the words sound more hateful to our ears, less cruel to them. No matter if we are American, Latino, Filipino, etc.

Here is what it all comes down to: When we have words with someone we always want to win, we have to be right. It’s human nature. That’s why some of us will go back and try again; either to show the other person they misunderstood, or to prove them wrong. Yet, it never works, only makes things worse.

In the end there are two choices — being right or having peace — you choose.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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The List!!

November 20, 2008 by Maxi

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Why, oh, why do we do this? We have this list of pesky little things that need to be done but we keep putting it off. Instead, we carry the list around in our purse or shoved in our pocket. It’s always there in the back of our brain—just waiting to pounce.

Something like this: It’s the end of the day and you collapse into bed. You expect to be out as soon as your head hits the pillow. Not happenin.’ You’re almost asleep when suddenly, your eyes spring open, hand slams over your mouth, it’s your friend’s birthday tomorrow. You forgot to get a card … it’s on the list.

Sooo? You live in California. She lives in Ohio.

Or this: It’s your anniversary. You spend a week getting ready. That night your man raves about dinner, the bedroom is perfect with scented candles and satin sheets, you look divine in a new negligee. Never has the electricity between you been so strong. You’re all over each other, he wraps his legs around yours and …

“Ouch.”

“Honey, I’m sorry. I forgot. I was going to get some razors but …”

Here’s my list:
– clean guest bathroom
– birthday cards Toni, Tyler
– pick up envelopes, razors
– dust spray for pc
– air freshener
– note pads
– white tissue
– make pic for Christmas cards

Toni and Tyler are my granddaughters-they live three hours away-Toni’s birthday is Dec.2- finally got card.

Having company for Thanksgiving – still haven’t cleaned guest bathroom.

What’s on your list?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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This Will Make You Happy

November 12, 2008 by Maxi

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You wake up in the morning, take a quick shower, slip into the clothes of the day, rush through the make-up routine (or not) and hurry to the kitchen. Some of you have to eat, even if it’s just a piece of a toast, for others it’s only a cup of coffee or tea. Then you’re out the door.

For the most part, it doesn’t cross your mind if you’re happy or not. Life is so busy, taken up with work, shopping, bills, chores, errands, etc. Of course you’re happy. Isn’t everyone?

No. We aren’t talking “clinical depression” here, that is a medical condition. Not speaking of having “the blues” once in a while either … but going through life feeling gloomy and down. Can’t seem to feel good about things no matter what. You try to cover it up but it’s always there inside. Even if you manage to have fun for a while, the sadness returns.

Bad things happened to me when I was young; there were times in my life when I thought I would always be unhappy. Bet some of you feel exactly the same way. I don’t recall how it happened or when it happened, but there came a time when I realized that enjoying life is up to me. It didn’t come easy, took a little practice actually.

Life is an ongoing process of making choices; every day we wake up, place our legs over the edge of the bed and make the choice to be happy or sad.

This will make you happy … YOU.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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The Silent Letter

November 6, 2008 by Maxi

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Dear Reader:

When Isabella ends their affair, Lance turns to his best friend. Marci advises him to leave town. After all, Isabella is part of “the family.” She will be at every picnic and holiday function. Not to mention, she is the family physician.

In the long months of separation, Lance gradually discovers that Marci is the who holds the key to his heart. After weeks of torment, he finally decides to write and tell her how he feels. This brings about a chain of events that involves the family, the police, and major television coverage.

After all, this is Lance Adam Legouri — talented, wealthy, and famous around the world.

Read Chapter One at:
http://maximalone.com

… writing has been slow lately because of recent eye surgery but everything is back to normal. “The Silent Letter” is the sequel to my last novel. It is the characters who drive a story and there are many surprises in this one. Especially Lance. His new found feelings for Marci have caused him to become a hero — to everyone.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Can YOU Afford Higher Taxes?

October 22, 2008 by Maxi

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Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase.  McCain: no   Obama: yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to Illegal Aliens. McCain: no    Obama: yes

Will institute a socialized national health care plan. McCain: no   Obama: yes

Supports gun ownership rights. McCain: yes       Obama: no

Favors new drilling offshore US. McCain: yes      Obama: no

Capital Gains Tax
McCain –
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home(couples). McCain proposes no change on existing home sales tax.

Obama – 28% on profit from ALL home sales. If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain in taxes.

Dividend Tax
McCain –
15% (no change)

Obama – 39.6% (How will this affect you?) If you have money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will pay nearly 40% in taxes if Obama becomes president.

Income Tax

McCain (no changes)
Single making 30K – tax $4,500
Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax$18,750
Married making 60K – tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250

Obama (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K – tax $8,400
Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750

Inheritance Tax
Mccain – 0% (no change, Bush repealed this tax)

Obama – restore the inheritance tax

New Taxes Proposed By Obama
New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2,400 square feet. New gasoline taxes. New taxes on natural resources consumption(heating, gas, water, electricity). New taxes on retirement accounts. And new taxes to pay for socialized medicine, so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!

Verify above at following:

http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/election/2008/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTIONS/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=proposed+taxes

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/politics/articles/mccain_obama_different_visions_on_taxes.html

http;//blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/barack_obama/

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/john_mccain/

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Casey Anthony’s Dad Ready To Die

by Maxi

We all have a breaking point and George Anthony is there.

He is supposed to be at the house Thursday, Jan.22, to meet with the attorney. The family is there waiting … and waiting. George doesn’t show. Instead, they get text messages saying he doesn’t want to live anymore. Ohmygod!!!

The police tracked him down using GPS and pings from his cell phone. Little Caylee’s grandpa is at the Hawaii Motel on South Ridgewood Avenue. In the room are beer, pills, and pages of a suicide note. It blames Casey’s friend’s for the death of his granddaughter. Well, wouldn’t any dad?

George is admitted to Halifax Hospital under the Baker Act. In Florida that means if you’re not acting rational they can keep you without your consent.

Poor guy, he used to be with the police. The day Casey’s car was found he said it had the smell of a dead body. He knew. Only he can’t turn his back on his daughter. It’s called a Catch 22.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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