Monday, January 31, 2011

What a Great Idea!

Free Printable Valentine IOU Coupons

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day, or could you use some help finding great gift ideas that are huuuge on meaning but low on cost? RedPlum’s got the hookup with great ideas, including printable IOUs that make perfect last-minute gifts!

Do you have any thrifty gift ideas for your sweetheart? 
What are you Valentine's Day plans?
If you are single, are you sick of this holiday?
What do you do being single?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Surviving a Snowstorm

With all this snow all around (last night we just got hit with another foot or so here in NJ across from Philadelphia, PA and next Wednesday we're in for another it spring yet?) I thought I'd post some tips to keep everyone safe! Here's a clip from the Today Show this morning. Don't forget to check out The Total Randomness of It All and Rockin' Tips for more great stuff!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Children are Quick

TEACHER:    Maria, go to the map and find   North America.
Here it  is. 
TEACHER:   Correct.  Now class, who discovered   America ?
CLASS:         Maria. 


TEACHER:   John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN:          You told me to do it without using tables. 


TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'

GLENN:      K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L' 

TEACHER:  No, that's wrong

GLENN:       Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.   

(I  Love this child)

TEACHER:   Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD:     H I J K L M N O. 

TEACHER:   What are you talking about?

DONALD:    Yesterday you said it's H to O.  

TEACHER:   Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

WINNIE:       Me! 


TEACHER:   Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
        Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.  

TEACHER:     Millie, give me a sentence starting with '  I.  '

MILLIE:         I  is.. 

TEACHER:     No, Millie..... Always say, 'I  am.'

MILLIE:         All right...  'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER:    George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it.  
                    Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
 LOUIS:           Because George still had the axe in his hand....    

TEACHER:    Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON:         No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.  

TEACHER:       Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?

CLYDE  :         No, sir. It's the same dog.   
 (I want to adopt this kid!!!) 

TEACHER:    Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD:     A teacher 


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Want Help Getting a Raise?

Whether you have been working at a company for a while or are about to go on that first interview there are do's and don'ts that you need to know. After all you don't want to seem pushy but you do want what you want. So, do you really want that raise? Here's the list according to Reader' Digest.

1. Don’t lie, but don’t tell.  Do not reveal your current salary until you absolutely have to. Leave the space on the application blank or write “To be discussed in person,”’s Jason Levin says. Say, “I’d like to focus on the opportunity here and whether it’s a good fit.”
2. Make them name the number first. Pam Lassiter at recommends ducking when the question comes. Tell the interviewer that the pay systems at the two companies differ: “I’m sure you pay competitively. What did you have in mind?”
3. Be general at first.  Lee Miller, author of “Get More Money on Your Next Job…in Any Economy,” says, “The phrase to use is ‘my total compensation.’” That way, you can include upcoming raises, bonuses, 401(k) matches, and other benefits without overstating things. Lassiter suggests giving a broad range that includes all these things and then asking what the company’s own package looks like.
  4. Be specific when you’re pushed.  When their patience is flagging, tell them what they want to know, Lassiter says. Then, smiling, ask what salary and compensation they have in mind.

Do you have any tips for getting the salary you want and feel you deserve under any circumstances? Do you have any tips for people such as myself who have been out of work for a period of time and feel like there is nothing out there fitting our experience that is willing to take a chance and pay a little extra?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Zesty Texan

Wanna help out a friend? Love food? Check this out! It's Hillshire Farm is having a "Most Wanted Sandwich" contest! Must admit there are some tasty looking sandwiches listed, however that being said FFF's looks the best and is the most unique and original!!! How the fk is it not in the top 5???? It sure deserves to be! Please Vote for "The Zesty Texan" sandwich!! You can vote once daily!

Fab Find FoodieFab Find Foodie I am one of 15 bloggers selected to compete in the Hillshire Farm "Most Wanted Sandwich" contest! The blogger whose sandwich gets the most votes will win $5,000 to keep, and $5,000 for the charity of their choice!

I would LOVE your votes! You can vote once daily at, plus get valuable coupons the... first two times you vote! My sandwich is The Zesty Texan.


Sunday, January 09, 2011

How Weird Is That?

If your new year is anything like mine, it's very busy and sometimes weird. In honor of the weirdness I'd like to share with you some odd, crazy, unusual, strange and just plain weird videos. Oh, did I forget get mention that while these videos are quite bizarre they are also very entertaining? Enjoy! Please let me know what you think of them.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New You!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope it is starting off well for everyone! Welcome to the 2011 edition of Randomness Rocks! Today's topic is Resolutions.

One of my resolutions is to be more organized. In my personal life I am only somewhat organized. In my blogging I am extremely unorganized. At the suggestion of a friend, I am going to do my best to make that change. I have started a new blog that I am calling Rockin Tips. This blog will be much more concise. It will be chock full of tips to help you out and, well, rock your world. OK...calm down. No need to worry folks. Rockin Tips will not be full of bad puns.

I decided to "shut down" Proud 2 B Random as I have only received a handful of comments and only have a couple followers who are already bloggers on WordPress and/or Blogger.  I will still keep it open so anyone can view past entries. I am also thinking of integrating some of those post into this blog as well as The Total Randomness Of It All so those of you who have not followed Proud 2 B Random can still enjoy the posts.

Another of my resolutions is to stop lying whenever possible. It is a very bad habit to get into in my opinion. What do you think? Is lying better than the truth? Is it always better? Is it always worse? Does it depend on the circumstances?