I should post something. Here it goes. Summer 2011.

It’s been over a month since I posted anything on here, so I figured I better post something for the heck of it. It seems that’s the way 2011 has gone for my blog. It certainly hasn’t seen as much action as Arnold “Former Governator and Womanizer” Schwarzenegger’s maids have seen. Stupid jokes aside, I’ve got some big things planned for this summer including working backstage at an REO Speedwagon coming up in less than three weeks! Along with that I’ll be seeing Poison and Motley Crue, and hopefully Def Leppard with Heart also.

I’m a big believer in the direct sales industry (as long as you pair yourself with a good company), so I’m going to try to post some things about my experience throughout the summer.

I feel a little better now that I’ve posted on here. Knowing REO is less than three weeks away, I can assure you I’ll post at least once more this month.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

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My First Vlog

Now that spring break is over for me and I find myself sitting in my dorm room, I realized I’ve neglected my blog as of late. Just so I feel better about myself, I’m posting this blog now.

Over break, we finally got high speed internet at my house, and I felt that was a good reason to post a video blog from my basement bedroom about my basement bedroom. I posted it on Facebook last week, but now I’m posting it on here for the sake of posting something.

Without seeing my room, you probably know I’m a huge REO Speedwagon and NASCAR fan. After seeing this video, you will still know that I’m a huge fan of REO and NASCAR, it’s that simple. Anyway, here’s my first (of many, hopefully) vlog. Enjoy!

Wasn’t that just a wonderful way to spend 4 and a half minutes? Yeah, that’s what I thought too. It really wasn’t.

Make your dreams come true

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a business they can run at home? No more commutes, bosses, or annoying co-workers. Trouble is, most small businesses never get off the ground, or it takes too much investment to get started. That’s why Team National’s business model is so intriguing.

Team National offers memberships that let people enjoy large savings on thousands of products and services that you are already spending money on. Unlike other companies that rely on selling products that you have no need for, Team National actually puts money back in your pocket. Also, you can become an Independent Marketing Director for the company and earn money sharing the membership savings with others. If you’re simply interested in making money with this company, becoming an IMD doesn’t cost anything! How many other companies offer that?

The advantages of Team National are that you’re offering something that helps people save money, your start-up costs are minimal, and you don’t have to stock any products. You never have to worry about ending up with a house full of items you can’t sell, since your only product is a membership. You can feel good about saving money and helping others save also.

And the next time you hear someone complaining about the high cost of living, you can offer them a solution — and pocket a little extra cash for your efforts.

The idea of saving money will never go out of fashion, which is why we predict that the thousands of people who have become Independent Marketing Directors for Team National will enjoy a bright future.

(This post originated here.)

An Opportunity You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

I can almost guarantee that you’ve never heard of Team National. Most people haven’t. It’s the people that have heard that are thankful for it. In today’s age of rising unemployment, falling income, and an unstable economy, many people are looking for other opportunities. I have been blessed with a great opportunity. That opportunity is Team National.

Team National offers savings on things that you are already buying like furniture, automobiles, jewelry, appliances, insurance, and so much more. Also, through the Big N Marketplace, people are able to purchase things through websites that are already shopping on and can earn money back through their commission system (You can check out my BigN Marketplace page to see exactly what I’m talking about). Basically, people are able earn money back for shopping that they already do. A no-brainer! This puts more money back in your pocket by doing what you’re already doing. In my short time with Team National, I have earned money back through the BigN Marketplace on things like contacts, T-shirts, electronics, and college textbooks.

Not only is Team National a great way for you to save, it’s also a fantastic way to bring in a new stream of income! Team National offers its members a great compensation program for referring others to join in on the massive savings.

At age 18, I have found something that will benefit me for the rest of my life and I am thankful for this great company with all they have to offer. Of course like anything else, this may not be for everybody. For me though, it was a no-brainer.

If you think you would be interested in simply learning more about this wonderful opportunity or have any questions, feel free to contact me on Twitter or Facebook. You can also search for a Team National Independent Marketing Director in your area and they will be more than happy to help. Also, feel free to check out this very brief Team National overview video.

Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice. Are you ready to get fired up?!

On This Day In History – August 31

Inspired by Don Wallace, I decided to post little tidbits of music and entertainment history today on Twitter. If you follow me on Twitter (Good for you!!), you will probably recognize these, but if you don’t (You are missing out!) here is a recap of some things that have happened “On this date in history” as posted on Twitter.

  • Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” is actually written about his feelings toward Gary’s girl…just didn’t sound as cool. #songfacts
  • #1 song on August 31, 1982? Just say the magic words “Abracadabra” and you’ll find out. Or just click here. http://bit.ly/bVyDE3
  • #1 song on this date in ’79: M-m-m-my Sharona by The Knack http://bit.ly/cXMeWn
  • And one more…the song that makes you feel like you should be shaving your legs, #1 on Aug 31, 1986 from Bananarama http://bit.ly/9Ryx3r
  • August 31, 1994: 25 year old R. Kelly married a 15 year old girl. Only to have the marriage annulled later.
  • Today in 1985 Eddie Murphy released this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuODQrjzMGw “Party All The Time”
  • August 31, 1992 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland OH on WNCX 98.5 FM

Aside from music and entertainment history, I also posted links to a few very interesting news stories that you should check out.

If you are interested in this blog, listening to the best music from the 70s and 80s, and participating in on-air contests, be sure to tune in to me on the Fusion Flashback on 92.9 KMSC/Fusion 93. My showtime has not been set as of now, but in the next week I will be sure to pass that along to you!

Until then, thank you for checking out my blog and be sure to come on back!

TomoREO

Tomorrow is the day I have been waiting all summer for…my second REO Speedwagon concert. Except this time is even better. I got a meet and greet pass so as soon as the show is over, I get to spend some time with the band.

I’ll be taking lots of pictures and videos and will post them as soon as I can either on Wednesday or Thursday. I’ll also be tweeting from the Pat Benatar/REO show so be sure to follow me for live pictures and tweets. It’ll almost be as if you’re sitting with my friends and I in row 10. Almost.

As soon as this concert is done, I will turn all of my attention to college. I leave this Friday. I am getting ready to turn some pages and roll with the changes, and you’re just along for the ride.

2010. A long time coming for Jamie McMurray.

Here is a brief rundown of Jamie McMurray’s NASCAR career shown through various youtube clips and pictures from his Busch series days through today.

He made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut at Talladega in the fall of 2002 for

McMurray won in only his 2nd ever Cup start

Chip Ganassi Racing after replacing Sterling Marlin due to a neck injury. He escaped Dega with a finish in the mid-20s, but he kept the car in one piece. People had no idea who Jamie McMurray was. He was going to make himself known. The next race, he shocked everybody by leading nearly all of the final 100 laps at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and held off a hard charging former champion Bobby Labonte for the win. (Click here to watch the video)

He had broken the modern era record for winning the quickest, in only his second ever start, and he hadn’t even ever won a Busch or Craftsman Truck race. Yet.

Within weeks of this Cup triumph, he stumbled into victory lane in his Busch car for the first time. Literally. Check it out.

The next week, he won AGAIN in his Busch car, this time at Rockingham, and again it was an extremely exciting victory!

It took nearly 5 years, but McMurray finally picked up his 2nd career win in 2007 at Daytona.

Things were happening very quickly for the young 26 year old from Joplin, Missouri. And then he started racing full time in Cup. Yes he won Rookie of the Year in 2003, but he would go winless in Cup until 2007. People began to think that “this next big thing” would be nothing more than a fluke. His fans stuck behind him though.

McMurray's 3rd career win came at Talladega in 2009.

After announcing that he was leaving Roush Fenway Racing after 2009, he went out and won at Talladega in the fall. Little did he know that this was only a preview.

2010 came and McMurray found himself in a familiar place – driving for Chip Ganassi. In the biggest NASCAR race of the season, the Daytona 500, Jamie McMurray showed he can still race. And win.

In the second biggest race on the NASCAR schedule, McMurray accomplished something only done two other times in history: Win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400.

He started his career off with a bang, and has finally shown that he can do what was expected of him. In 2010, Jamie has proven not only that you can go home again, but waiting is not necessarily a bad thing. He is living proof of “never giving up.”