Test Your Booze Knowledge Before The New Years Eve Party

I can not believe I only got a 95%.  Not that I am an alcoholic but was once a bartender and enjoy reading everything related to the bar industry.  Click the picture below to test your booze knowledge.


Here are a few of my must read bar blogs and visited website's.

CocktailDB - They differ from other cocktail web sites in numerous ways, but mainly, all of the recipes in CocktailDB have been authenticated in print. This cuts out all the sophomoric, never-once-ordered recipes clogging many other drink sites. They already have the largest collection of verified drink recipes on the Internet or in any book, and this collection will continue to grow.

Bartender.com - Bartender magazine online, your number one trade magazine.

Two Drink Minimum; The After 5 Cocktail Blog - At After 5 our motto, "Celebrating the art of celebrating," is just a politically correct way of saying we really like to party. As such, you'll find here a rip-roaring collection of drink and cocktail-related wares...

Cabo Wabo Tequila - The Red Rocker himself promotes this tequila.  What does he like to drink?

Red Rocker

1 1/2 oz Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Amaretto
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Splash Lime Juice

Shake in a shaker half-filled with ice.  Strain into a chilled martini glass

Let's end this with a little Flair Bartending from one of the legends Christian Delpech.

Incase I don't write to you before New Years Eve.  Have a safe night and remember to buckle up and Designate a Driver.

Make Money On EVERY Visitor To Your Website - Pay Per Play

I want to show you how to get a 100% conversion rate on your website traffic.

Coming in 2/1/08 this is an event that you should know about… 5 second short audio ads on any and all pages of any or your website's. You earn money every time a page is viewed!

First there was Pay Per Click advertising which pays you on the small percentage of website visitors that actually click on an advertisement.

Now there is “Pay Per Play” advertising that will pay you on 100% of your website traffic… NO CLICKS NECESSARY!

Pay Per Play caters to an audience that is larger than radio, television and print media combined!

Billions of dollars are being spent by big brand advertisers and they are ready to pay you. Will you claim your share of the pie? Or will you let someone else have it?

QUESTION: What is the compensation structure for this program?


  • 25% of what the advertiser spends on PPP ads you serve on your own website(s).

  • 5% of what the advertiser spends on PPP ads played on the website(s) of those you refer.

  • 5% of what the advertiser spends on PPP ads played on the website(s) that your direct referrals bring on board.

How long Exactly do you think this opportunity will last?

ANSWER: This opportunity will always exist for our core marketing partners but after we have enough partners to “cover the world” then we will close the opportunity for anyone else to earn by referring others. This is a pre-launch and everything goes live on February 1, 2008.

Website owners will always be able to earn 25% by hosting the Play Per Play code on their website(s), this will never end but the referral period will.

Think about how nice it will be to have these ads on a blog page that gets stumbled for 10 or 20 thousand views! Think about how nice it will be to put these ads on your free Blogger blogs! The possibilities are endless!

Get in on the ground floor before they close up the referral program. Please visit this link and sign up!

Freaky Friday Link Love - 28Dec2007

Tired of making flashcards and losing them or falling apart?   FlashCarddb is the online answer to handwriting cards.  You signup for a free account and create flashcards and save them.  You can then save them and study anytime or even share them with others.


Mark O'Neill of make useof.com writes Ditch your Windows NotePad for NoteTab Light a 3rd party program to replace your basic Windows Notepad program.

Dustin Max over at Lifehack.org has a nice comprehensive list of 13 Free Web-Based Word Processors.  I am investigating the online tool called iNetWord.

CSSTextWrap- Wrap Text Around Any Shape - This has to be the find of the century if you are a web designer.

Let's end this weeks Freaky Friday Link Love to something funny.



Freaky Friday Link Love - 21Dec2007 - Merry Christmas

Coca-Cola® Advertising 1963

The legend of Saint Nicholas and the History of a Holiday Icon, and Why He Looks the Way He Does

If your entertaining for the holidays be sure to pickup 10 Merry Christmas Cocktails.

For a Jolly Good Time, Chat With Santa on Windows Live Messenger - You can simply add Santa’s address, Northpole@live.com, to their Windows Live Messenger contact list and instantly open a conversation window to communicate with Saint Nick.  Pretty cool give it a try.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been tracking Santa Claus since 1955.

Track Santa Claus

OBERLIN, Kansas (AP) – A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its journey was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas.

The Christmas card was dated December 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Nebraska.

It’s a mystery where it spent most of the last century, Oberlin Postmaster Steve Schultz said.

“It’s surprising that it never got thrown away,” he said. “How someone found it, I don’t know.”

Ethel Martin is deceased, but Schultz said the post office wanted to get the card to a relative.

Read the rest of the article at CNN.

Cocktail Recipe: Jesse's Christmas Jizz
1 oz Egg Nog
1/2 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Kahlua

Pour Egg Nog in shooter glass. Slowly add Amaretto (this will make the jizz rise to the top). Slowly add Kahlua (Kahlua will settle between Amaretto and Egg Nog). Take the glass in hand, swallow, don't spit. Enjoy, and wipe your chin off.

Here are some links for quick and easy ways to research that gift idea before you wrap it up (provided by Wisebread):

Epinions -- Users review everything including electronics, toys and books. It even has a Gifts section with perfumes, flowers, watches and wines.

CNET -- The authority on electronics, with professional and user reviews of cameras, computer, TVs and the like. Especially helpful are the site's boiling each product down to a single rank number and its ability to compare multiple items all on one page.

Amazon -- Even if you're not shopping online, it's a good idea to look up your target product on a major retailer site such as Amazon, where others who bought the same thing will share their views. And by the way, check out this amusing review.

Consumer Reports -- The best stuff is for members only, but its worth the investment, especially since you can join for one month for just $5.95. Holiday-related reviews featured on the site right now include GPS systems and sparkling wines.

Merry Christmas Video a little rude but hey spread the cheer.





Firefox Receives the Last Laugh.

For all you Firefox users out there.


I have stuck with IE and migrated to the latest version when it come's out.  I have FireFox installed but do not use it that much.  I did have Netscape installed only for testing website's that I have built.  I guess I get set in my ways and stick to it good or bad.

How about you, what browser do you use the most?

No Credit, Bad Credit, Need A Car Loan?

One of my readers informed me they recently worked with a company online for an Auto Loan.  They were pleasantly surprised how easy, fast and convenient it was to get an Auto Loan for a used car.  Answering a few questions and within 24 hours you can have an answer.

auto loans mania

They have bad credit auto loan specialists waiting to guide you in restoring your credit by finding the right auto loan, regardless of prior bankruptcies, repossessions, judgments, or other negative credit issues it's FREE to apply online.  Even though the person that recommends this site did not tell me what his interest rate was they did say they were pleased with the deal.

If this site is as easy as it sounds it sure beats going to a dealership and being pressured.  I can tell you from personal experience it is so much better to walk into a dealership pre-approved.  You are in total control when you have a pre-approval letter or blank check.

As with any online opportunity be sure to do your homework and read everything.

December 7, 1941 "A Date Which Will Live In Infamy"

Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 --
Overview and Special Image Selection

The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.

Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941



December 7, 1941 was a great tragedy in the United States history.  As a former Navy Petty Officer I wanted to provide a few links to honor and remember our troops.

Pearl Harbor Attacked - Excellent website remembering Pearl Harbor with a nice message board.

National Geographic Remembering Pearl Harbor - A lot of maps and timelines.

The History Place - Shows some vintage photos of Pearl Harbor during December 7, 1941

Full Pearl Harbor Casualty List - A comprehensive casualty list of the US Navy for December 7, 1941

The Myths of Pearl Harbor

Marines at Pearl Harbor

Thank you to everyone that has served or are currently serving the United States.  My hat's off to you!

Jeff Blankenship
1988 - 1992


Make Your Travel Plans Early And Save

With the holiday season upon us and people traveling I recommend looking online for your Hotel Reservations.  At Hotel Reservations [dot] com you can book all your travel plans.  I found there interface easy to use and saw some competitive rates.

Take a look at this round trip to Hawaii with Hotel package.  From Redding that looks pretty inviting to me.  From Redding to anywhere is generally more expensive. 

Hotel Reservations

Let's all make our Hotel Reservations, destination 'somewhere' and run away for a week.

As with any online reservation website do your homework to make sure your getting the best deal possible.