Saturday, July 31, 2010

Here is a great rule for Success: Think on Paper

Rule 1: Decide exactly what you want
Rule 2: Write it down
Rule 3: Set a deadline on your goal
Rule 4: Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal.
Rule 5: Organize the list into a plan
Rule 6: Take action on your plan immediately
Rule 7: Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal.

from the book: Eat That Frog

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grumble.... grumble.....

I could grumble about most things today, be it the news, the weather, the plain fact that nothing seems to be right, but it wouldnt matter if I did grumble, it won't change.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alana - Ahmedabad Expat

Alana - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Hi expat friends. I have started a list of places around Ahmedabad to pass on to the next volunteer at Drishti. Its rough and needs your help. I am trying to capture the places that are not listed in guide books- where we frequent and love. Check it out and let me know what else I should add!

Curry Toes

The Worst Eyebrows EVER!!







Divorce Cake

7 Menopausal Dwarfs


1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8.. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9.. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Delta AirLines

I had tried to get a ticket for a month long trip. But sold me a ticket 1 week, I had to call and change the ticket. Delta charged me an additional $300 to change the mistake that Delta had made. I had said 1 month and request Aug 15th and got the ticket for July 15th. Not quite a month in my books. The customer service on your end laughed when I explained and before she told me that she would charge me the additional $300 change. I had a really hard time explaining that to my boss.

We wanted 3 tickets together. When at the airport 2 of us were going thru Detroit and 1 was going thru Minneapolis. It cost us each $50 additional to all get on the same plane.


After paying $25 a bag and $90 for being over 50 pounds, DELTA AIR LINES lost our suitcase, sent it to Terminal 2 in NYC instead of Terminal 3 where all of the other bags arrived.

The customer service was just awful at the Baggage Service Office. 2 women at the counter to help 15 people in line. We had a connecting flight at Terminal 4 to go to India and had to wait in line for 2 hours. While waiting in line I called the 1-800 number and they said that the bag was in Baggage Service Office in BIN 3 but just didn't tell me Terminal 2 instead of Terminal 3 we arrived in. It wasn't until we got our turn at the counter that she told us it was Terminal 2 instead of Terminal 3 where we were.

I am VERY positive that I will NOT choose DELTA AIR LINES AGAIN! It just seems NOBODY cared. The lady that laughed when I called about the mistake. Gary at the counter at OKC. AND diffently not the 2 women in Terminal 2 Baggage Service Office.

Passenger 1: Kathryn Chesnut
Frequent flier #6700606467
Frequent flier #03118660608

Airline Record Locator (PNR): JXT704,CHO54H