Thursday, December 20, 2012

Are you insured for the end of the world?

This is this months blog for the AW blog chain:

This month's prompt: 
The End (of the World)

Yes, since the predicted Mayapocalypse only fails to materialize once every 500 years or so we are piggybacking on it. Write what you will about the end of the world (those disinclined to eschatology can write about "the end" in a broader sense). Hopefully, after these ends of the world as we know it, we'll all feel fine.

I thought I better get this one done today.  I got bumped once, had some issues.  And you know with the end coming tomorrow—better late—umm early—than never.  Ever since jr high I’ve known about this supposed end of the world stuff.  I did a report and project on the Mayans.   Why does so much point to something big happening in 2012?

In 2012 we had a hail storm that put an end to the roof on the house.  We had insurance so it got taken care of.  I wonder if the world as we know it ends to tomorrow, will insurance pay out?  Is there a such thing as Armageddon insurance? That got me thinking so I did some research.  Here’s what I found you decide if these places are for real.

This is what they have to say about their product:

Why wait until the last moment and let yourself and your family get caught off guard? With ARMaGEDDON INSURANCE you are protected from the effects of the END OF THE WORLD!

With ARMaGEDDON INSURANCE you are protected against lightning strikes, plague, flood, famine, boils, raging fires, locusts, and death of first-born.

Also: ARMaGEDDON INSURANCE has a extended coverage policy  to protect you from falling objects, glass spray, errand bullets, missle strikes, and accidental drowning.

Or...upgrade to...

ARMaGEDDON INSURANCE PREMIUM covers you not only for what the regular and extended policys cover but...get this...never before offered...a once in a life-time opportunity...ARMaGEDDON INSURANCE PREMIUM covers you for attacks by BEASTS with number pads, SATAN, LUCIFER, and every derivitive of the names of the DEVIL... errand attacks by a God or Gods bearing any of these names: ALLAH, YAHWEH, JEHOVAH, and as an extra FREE benefit JUPITER, ODIN, and ZEUS.

And they even offer testimonials!  Now there’s a deal!

This site even offers a count down clock!  But this is what they page says today:

The 2012 Apocalypse Insurance Company
Thank you for your support and interest!
Unfortunately, you're too late!

There isn't enough time left before the world ends on Friday to process any more 2012 Apocalypse Insurance requests, so we've had to shut down our order system.

Don't worry though, all open orders have been shipped, and according to the USPS, they will all arrive before 12-21-2012!

See you on the other side!

-The Management

Opps, guess a little too late for that one better revert to plan B, if there is one.

This site even offers end of the world party gear!  What else could you ask for? 

Doomsday Jesters and its subsidiary Doomsday Mutual Insurance Company want you to be insured against all disasters that Earth may experience on December 21, 2012. The ideal gift for Doomsday preppers and doubters alike, each insurance package comes with a personalized certificate and insurance card and your Doomsday policy. Each certificate is printed in full color on thick, high quality parchment, totally suitable for framing, and enhanced with our gold embossed seal to give your certificate a look and feel as official as Doomsday Mutual Insurance Company is unofficial. The certificate is customized with the name of the recipient and date the policy was issued. Our insurance card, which you can proudly pull from your wallet, is also personalized and is hermetically sealed to keep the dirt, blood and bacteria of Doomsday off. The insurance policy is a lifetime policy and is payable for all Earth-ending events, even those that might occur beyond December 21, 2012. Simply present your Claim Form to the Home Office following total global destruction and simultaneous extinction of humanity. Get yourself, your loved ones, your friends and your pets all covered before Armageddon covers all of you.

Umm, okay.  If they say so but the stuff is kinda nifty looking.

So there you have it, insurance for the end of the world.  You decide real or fake, but don’t wait too long or there won’t be any need for it.

Please visit these blogs ot see what others are doing ot gt ready for the end.

Participants and posts:
orion_mk3: (link to post)
dolores haze - (link to post)
randi.lee - (link to post)
writingismypassion - (link to post)
bmadsen - (link to post)
Ralph Pines - (link to post)
AllieKat - (link to post)
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katci13 - (link to post)
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

It's a Happy Holiday from your favorite Authors and Bloggers. While we know everyone celebrates a different way, we wanted to make sure that you guys knew how much we treasure you all. So from Dec 14th to Dec 17th, all 200 or so of us will be blogging about the holidays and what they mean to us. We may talk about our favorite holiday traditions, recipes, gifts, reads, heroes, and so much more. We want to hear about what you do for the holidays, what you read, and who you'll spend it with. We hope to see you here and happy hopping!

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

This is how I feel on the Holidays. Really.  When I was a kid, the holidays were about family, now I’m not saying I had the most functional family in the world, but it was about getting together with family.  A big meal, seeing relatives and those annoying cousins who got into your room and messed with your stuff.  The tree was real, in fact most times ours was cut in the marsh on the farm.  That lovely smell through the house, except the year of the skunk tree—it was frigid cold outside and we went and got the tree.  Couldn’t smell a thing it was so cold.

Until the tree thawed out in the living room, then it became pungently clear that a skunk had sprayed the tree.  We still refer to that Holiday tree as Skunk Christmas. Wonder if they’d like to bottle that and make it into candles and plug ins and sprays—somehow I don’t think so.

Every year it comes sooner, this year it came along with Halloween, went to the store to get some bags of candy for Halloween and they had Christmas décor on sale already.  What happened to Thanksgiving?  Time goes fast enough without retail stores hitting the warp speed button.  The giant of commercialism is sitting at the helm waiting for Santa to point his finger and say Enaguge.   Or wait is that a different situation?

It does seem that everything is being pushed by Santa, no more good or bad girls and boys, everyone should get it all under the tree!  Even a new car.  Last year I think I saw one add with a Santa salesman selling cars.  It must have worked because this year it seems every add has a santa hawking a new car in red or white. 

The economy is still harsh, this, I am sure is why retailers are hawking their wares so hard, grabbing for every last bit consumers have to spend. 

This year, we are broke.  Yeah broke.  Am I getting out the plastic?  No.  borrowing from relatives? No. taking out a bank loan? No.  We decided this year that we would spend $10 bucks on each other.  That’s 10 per person, not each person spending 10 on each other person.  We are going to Dollar stores and putting together a fun and silly bunch of gifts,  It’s been a lot of fun hunting the $1 Jungle looking for what the other person might like, and find amusing.

And under the tree all those little gifts look kinda neat with their big bows the cats and the raccoon keep snatching.   This year we are rediscovering the old values that the Holidays held, about family and fun, not the biggest most expensive gifts, not traffic and lines at stores, the closeness of family and friends.

Happy Holidays Everyone From my home and my critters to you and yours!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

IN the House at ouse Millar today!

House Millar review and excerpt today!

Check out the newest review for Medicine Man I The Chief of All Time.

Reviews re always scary.  You never know what someone is going to say.  I know i don't much care for the Twilight series of books, but I am a vampire purist, I think they should be scary not sparkly.  So when you get a review you know the chances are it may be a bad one because someone didn't like the book, or even what your main character looks like!

A review to me should be about the writing, the story, and not if you like blonds and the MC has black hair. But I have seen reviews like that, mean, nasty reviews because the reviewer didn't like the MC's hair color.   I welcome all reviews, they are a guage if you are doing your job right, entertaining the reader.

So come take a look at the newest review for my latest release.  And tomorrow-- The Holidays!  On a blog hop.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Little Bit of Naughty: Guest Blog with , S.R. Howen

A Little Bit of Naughty: Guest Blog with , S.R. Howen: Today I have the pleasure of having a "new" to me  author stop by and visit my blog to talk about her new book, Medicine Man I: The Chi...