Rabbit is Growing Rapidly

Fluffykins is my son’s pet rabbit but I would swear that my wife loves the bunny even more than my son does.  The bunny has nearly grown by 50% in the last month and consumes copious amounts of vegetation.  The great news is we often had lettuce that would wilt or go to waste, but now that we have a bunny we don’t have to worry about rotting leafy greens anymore.

I was testing my Flip Video Camcorder and took a little video footage of Fluffykins and uploaded to YouTube:

[youtube width="550" height="339"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE0pVx_Bvds[/youtube]

This bunny has some great personality and is able to withstand a four year and seven hear old man handling him, screaming at each other and he will still hop over and nuzzle his soft little twitching nose for affection and attention.

The bunny even licks like a cat at your hands and arms, but oddly only licks my wife and sometimes my son.  The bunny has never licked my hands but only nuzzles her nose against my hand.

Her nails are like little razor blades and though I try to use the pedipaws every week (the bunny detests it) they still grow fast and are sharp. 

-Justin Germino

Hectic Friday leads to Hectic Weekend

This past week particularly I have felt time slipping away from me as I have been so busy between work, home life, blogging that every minute blurs into hours and though I get up at 6am, by the time I lay my head in bed at around 10:30 or 11pm I feel like the day flew by and I still have so much to do.

There were far too many house chores piling up so I have taken to doing some in the early morning hours or later hours to try and not have a mountain to do on the weekend.  Meanwhile today I am volunteering for half a day at my son’s school which finally allows us to meet the minimum 12 hours of volunteer time that Legacy Traditional School requires.  My son really appreciates it when I volunteer and mentions how excited he is to have me stand by him in the back of class or see him and I enjoy seeing him thrive.

He made it on the Principal’s pride again for having straight A’s in every subject which was a close call because at the previous progress report he had like 4 B’s.

Might take the family to see Hoodwinked Too also on Friday night, not that I particularly want to see the movie but its good to get out of the house and we do enjoy our theater time as a family (kind of like a family tradition to see movies at the theater on weekends).

I am however looking forward to taking the family to see Thor next weekend which looks fantastic and I hope is as good as Iron Man was.

Here is the preview for those who haven’t seen it yet:

[youtube width=”550″ height=”339″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOddp-nlNvQ[/youtube]


-Justin Germino

Pulled Blog Feeds from YouSayToo

After seeing a fellow blogger promote one of my article links on Facebook and realizing it was to my feed on YouSayToo instead of my main blog I realized I needed to yank all my blog feeds importing into YouSayToo.com.  The AdSense revenue sharing was just crap at less than $2 per month and yet my full feeds were imported which both caused duplicate content online which is frowned upon by Google (Especially after the Panda update) and also it would allow people to read my articles on a site other than my own which defeats the purpose of having readers come to my site DragonBlogger.com.

If YouSayToo would force and import only partial feeds say the Title, Description and maybe first 50 words then I would have still allowed my feeds to be imported but as it stands right now it causes more harm than good to allow my feeds to be imported into YouSayToo and I have had it that way for around a year so far.

Overall YouSayToo account for a measly 8 visits in 30 days to my site, this makes the network negligible and not worth investing any more time in at this point.


If you are a blogger and have your RSS feeds importing into YouSayToo still then I suggest you pull them unless you see the network giving you hundreds of visits per month or at least $10 or more a month in AdSense sharing.  If you only have a partial RSS feed then maybe there is some value using the site, but currently it probably already took more visits away from DragonBlogger.com than the 8 it brought to my site in the last 30 days.

-Justin Germino

Happy Administrative Professionals Day

Today is Administrative Professionals day and this is a chance to take time to recognize and show support for the Administrative Professionals who are crucial to helping coordinate communications throughout businesses and so much more.  This is also known as "Secretaries Day" though that term isn’t used as often anymore it would seem.

From large corporations who rely on Admin assistants to facilitate day to day information dissemination to receptionists who handle the barrage of customer phone calls, inquiries and more I hope you all have a great day and are recognized for your hard work.

-Justin Germino

Save with Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

So recently I received a pack of adhesive bandages from Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products to compare and use for the family.  As a parent of two boys under 10 years old I can tell you that we use around a half dozen band-aids per week in my house so an extra box will be put to good use quickly.

The Walgreens Brand Plastic Adhesive Bandages are comparable to name brand Band-Aids but save you money and this is especially true when you buy them in two or more at a time.  They work as you would expect and have a pretty strong adhesive on them.  I lost more than a few arm hairs trying to remove these babies while testing them on myself.

Note that Walgreens brand products have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are virtual identical in every way to the name brand equivalent of products.  There is no reason not to use trusted Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products if you want to save some money and still make sure you get a quality product.

With every purchase of Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products there is a donation made to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™ which helps provide free health tests, services and education to local communities.

With Healthcare costs rising and many uninsured many people are turning to over the counter medications that are prescription equivalent or can provide relief for their symptoms.  Walgreens pharmacists have been trusting and endorsing their Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products for years as being just as effective and safe as the name brand medication.



So next time you are shopping for anything over the counter at Walgreens, check and see if there is a Walgreen’s brand version of the product you want and save yourself some money.

-Justin Germino


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