Home Forums Ideas & Tips Hobbies, sports, reading/books, gambling, auto/cars

This topic contains 36 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Smile Therapy 1 year, 3 months ago.

  • Author
  • #455

    Smile Therapy


    Walk slowly to the line prior to releasing the bowling ball

    TS, Syracuse NY

  • #755

    Smile Therapy

    Saving Gas Money

    Tips For Pumping Gas. ?

    I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…. but here in
    California we are also paying higher up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of
    work is in petroleum for about 31 years now so here are some tricks to get more
    of your money’s worth for every gallon.. ?

    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver
    about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is
    diesel the next day is jet fuel and gasoline regular and premium grades. We
    have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16800000 gallons. ?

    Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground
    temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their
    storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the
    gasoline when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in
    the evening….your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business
    the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel,
    ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. ?

    A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service
    stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. ?

    When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast
    mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low,
    middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed hereby
    minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the
    pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate so other liquid
    that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back
    into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your
    money. ?

    One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or
    HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less
    air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine.
    Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero
    clearance between the gas and the atmospheres it minimizes the evaporation.
    Unlike service stations here where I work ?every truck that we load is
    temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount. ?

    Another reminder if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks
    when you stop to buy gas DO NOT fill up–most likely the gasoline is being
    stirred up as the gas is being delivered and you might pick up some of the dirt
    that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value
    for your money. ?




    Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might
    even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return
    the favor.. ?

    An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS. ?

    Every time you fill up the car you can avoid putting more money into the
    coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just buy from gas companies that don’t import
    their oil from the Saudis. ?

    Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the
    tank. I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me my family and
    my friends. ?

    I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the
    best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil. ?

    These companies import Middle Eastern oil: ?

    Shell……………………… 205742000 barrels ?

    Chevron/Texaco……… 144332000 barrels ?

    Exxon/Mobil…………… 130082000 barrels ?

    Marathon/Speedway… 117740000 barrels ?

    Amoco……………………….62231000 barrels ?

    Citgo gas is from South America from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do
    the math at $30/barrelthese imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90
    – $100 a barrel ?

    Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil: ?

    Sunoco………………0 barrels ?

    Conoco……………….0 barrels ?

    Sinclair……………….0 barrels ?

    BP/Phillips…………..0 barrels ?

    Hess…………………..0 barrels ?

    ARC0………………….0 barrels


    If you go to Sunoco.com you will get a list of the station locations near you.

    All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is
    required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing. ?

    But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers.
    It’s really simple to do. ?

    Now don’t ?wimp out at this point…. keep reading and I’ll explain how
    simple it is to reach millions of people!! ?

    I’m sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at
    least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)…and those 300 send it to at least ten more
    (300 x 10 = 3000) ?and so on by the time the message reaches the sixth
    generation of people we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers !!!!!!!
    If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each then 30
    million people will have been contacted! ?

    If it goes one level further you guessed it ….. THREE HUNDRED MILLION

    Again all you have to do is send this to 10 people. How long would all that

    Repo in Syracuse

  • #756

    Smile Therapy

    Gardening tip

    Remember to put golf tees where your tulips are. This will eliminate you planting over them or digging them up.

    J Roth, Florida

  • #757

    Smile Therapy

    Knock 3-6 strokes off your golf game?

    Try this chipping tip to knock a few strokes off your game….

    When chipping from 20-30-40-50 yards:::

    1.) Take the club STRAIGHT BACK( most take the club inside.. not good)

    2.) Soft ,loose HANDS (relax, no tension)

    3.) Soft ,loose shoulders(relax, no tension

    4.) Accelerate THROUGH the BALL HITTING AREA(most take it back and quit in the hitting area.

    Do these 4 simple things and you should knock off 3-6 strokes per round

    Tim, former UMass College Golfer

  • #758

    Smile Therapy

    Do you LOVE Fishing??…

    If you are an avid fisherman,you’ll want to check out this site.

    News, different places to visit, good websites for supplies and gear and other.

    Its all here at


    DM, Camillus,NY

  • #759

    Smile Therapy

    Great Gardening Advice

    Gardening Tip:

    Because our growing season is so short(in CNY),to have beautiful flower gardens and planters; stuff them FULL! Don’t worry about over growth or a planter that is to full. Also fertilize them a little when planting to give them a boost from the start. Enjoy full, abundant flowers this summer!!

    Pam C, Syracuse

  • #760

    Smile Therapy

    Never pay Full Price on Books……..

    When you are buying a book…..

    Try ALIBRIS.

    They have tons of sellers of high quality used books.

    I never pay full price anymore.

    Many times you cna get a bnook for 1.99 plus $4 shipping.

    not bad for $6. Also they are usually fast to ship out as well.

    Try it out at


    T A Smith, ST Staff

  • #761

    Smile Therapy

    Where are the best SLOT Machines located?

    The best paying slot machines are usually found 3rd or 4th spot in from the end of a busyaisle. This is strategically placed so most opeople walking by will see and hear the payoffs.

    Its worth a shot??

    Lee , New jersey

  • #762

    Smile Therapy

    What are people BETTING ON??

    Cool site that compares various saites of odds and what types of things people are betting on

    Included are every sport imaginable and various contests, olympics, political elections and other crazy stuff around the world.



    Stevie, Auburn NY

  • #763

    Smile Therapy

    PROFOUND statement about READING

    From Covey’s…Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens( Superb book,IMO)

    Some of our best THINKERS were DEGREELESS, self educated men and women. How did they do it?
    They READ!

    Its only the Single Greatest Habit you could EVER develop. Many people stop reading and learning when they finish school. That spells brain atrophy.Education MUST be a lifelong pursuit.

    From a book.

  • #764

    Smile Therapy

    Attention RUNNERS…… what a valuable site

    Theis appears to be an incredible site for people who enjoy RUNNING.

    Check out the comments at the bottom, sent in by other runners… for other COOL RACES going on throughout the country.


    Mike, Florida

  • #765

    Smile Therapy

    Top 3 Golf Tip…….. EVER

    Have you ever heard of a Golf Hypnotist?

    If not, its worth researching. They say the game is 90% mental. Im not sure its that much, however the thoughts in your mind when over a golf ball make a HUGE difference.

    I was hypnotized by a lady named Michelle Beaudry(407-862-9144).

    All I can tell you is…. I’m thinking much more positive, more clearly, and my scores have come down an average of 3-7 strokes TO the mid- 70’s.

    I’d highly recommend looking into golf hypnosis to improve your game.

    Tim, former UMass College Golfer

  • #766

    Smile Therapy

    Artists..Check this site out

    Nicholas Lampert

    This man has serious talent. he combines animals and machines in exotic and unique ways.


    TC, Hornell NY

  • #767

    Smile Therapy

    Smudges on Pictures

    Just dab some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and gently wipe away the spots.

    This does not oes not marr the prints glossy finish either.

    ST Staff

  • #768

    Smile Therapy


    Ladies save your old stockings to tie up tomato plants
    also put a bar of soap in the toe of a stocking, tie this to an outside spickett for easy hand washing

    Fun in Fabius

  • #769

    Smile Therapy

    Trade in old paperback books

    For avid readers who have lots of old books that are gathering dust, turn in your used paperback books for cash or credit towards the purchase of other books at a discount price. If there is not a book store near you that does this kind of an exchange you can go on line and find many sites such as CKY, Amazon etc.

    Norma & Jim, Marlton, N. J.

  • #770

    Smile Therapy

    Very Useful GARDENING Tip

    When gardening::

    Ladies save your old stockings to tie up your tomato plants , also can put a bar of soap in the toe of a stocking and tie it to the outside hose for easy outside cleanup

    M.N, Fabius, NY

  • #771

    Smile Therapy

    Cigar Smokers.. here’s a unique experience

    For a UNIQUE Cigar smioking experience, try the ACID CIGARS


    You’l be glad you did.

    Andy, from Aurora, NY

  • #772

    Smile Therapy

    Golfers…. A TIP on Short Par 5’s

    Heres a tip to make more Birdies and Eagles on short par five’s.

    If the house is 500 yards or under, play it MENTALLY as a par four.

    Psychologically you’ll try harder, and you’ll make more birdies and eagles.

    Tim, former UMass College Golfer

  • #773

    Smile Therapy

    If you are a BLOGGER, and want TIPS

    Check this advice out from Chris Brogan


    WWWeb scout

  • #774

    Smile Therapy

    Attn: Mountain Bikers !

    Check out this site::

    Pretty cool of your a Mountain Bike Fan


    WWWeb scout

  • #775

    Smile Therapy

    Do you ENJOY the Book you are Reading?

    Here is some advice from a voracious reader as well as a writer of books.

    Not all books will jive with you.

    If this is the case.. put it down and go find another book to read.

    Don’t feel gulity or though as if you HAVE TO finish the book.

    It’s for pleasure and entertainment.

    Its OK to not finish it and get a new one started 🙂

    Happy reading

    Tim Green(7 Habits of Success , Syr)

  • #776

    Smile Therapy

    Think you …..Don t Like to Read?

    I believe EVERYONE likes to READ.

    Its a matter of WHAT you like to read.

    I suspect you may have the wrong things in your hands.
    Some like the sports page, some the comics, some crossword puzzles, and some People Magazine or STAR.

    I submit.. if you think you don\’t like reading .. you just have the wrong book in your hand.

    Just something to ponder….

    Tim Green(7 Habits of Success , Syr)

  • #777

    Smile Therapy

    Free Skiing at Alta?? ( Colorado)

    Did you know you could go skiing at Alta for FREE , after 3 pm every day?

    Equipment rentals are only $5

    Check it out


    from the Livsimpl .com website

  • #778

    Smile Therapy

    Great way to “preserve” Sports Memories

    When my sports team won the World Series, instead of rushing out to buy expensive and poorly made t-shirts and sweatshirts, I laminated four front pages of my local paper. The total cost was $8. Years from now, when the clothing souvenirs are a faded distant memory, I bet my homemade souvenir hanging up in the basement will still be a conversation starter.

    Greg, USA

  • #779

    Smile Therapy

    Baseball fans.. got to love THIS PLAY

    What a grab!


    SM, Texas

  • #780

    Smile Therapy

    Sports SWAP ( $$$ Money saver for all)

    Every year we have a swap for sports equipment. We make sure to have kids of all sizes and we swap cleats, ball pants, bats, balls, helmets, etc. All must be in good to excellent condition and everyone gets most of their equipment for nothing. This is especially nice now when this economy is so bad and a bat and cleats cost over $100. This is a huge savings for the parents and the kids love it because they get to spend a few hours with their friends. This would be easy to setup anywhere. Just have each family bring their ball equipment and a finger food and have a night of swapping.

    Simonne, USA

    Rate this tip:

  • #781

    Smile Therapy

    Gardening:: Indoor plant watering tip

    Neat Indoor Plant Watering

    To water flowers indoors, under your carport or anywhere you don’t want to make a mess, take an old dish detergent bottle and fill it with water (the kind that has the pull-out tip on it). This type of bottle works great. Add some Miracle-Gro(r) or other favorite fertilizer, and watch the mess disappear and the flowers grow.

    LS, USA

  • #782

    Smile Therapy

    Attention:: Any SEWING LOVERS

    Sewing Patterns

    Here is a tip for people who sew. Sewing patterns are getting expensive, and especially with children’s patterns, you end up cutting off three or more sizes when you cut out a pattern. I got this tip from a quilter. Trace the pattern onto freezer paper and cut out the freezer paper. Use the freezer paper to cut the pattern pieces out of your fabric. Iron the freezer paper to the fabric so you do not have to mark up your fabric with dots, dashes, etc.


  • #783

    Smile Therapy

    Paint how much you will earn.

    Take a big painting canvas (ex: 1m X 1m)

    paint the number 1(big,small,red,blue,thin or kursiv. you choose)
    Then you take a picture of it with a camera.

    Do the same with the number 2 and 3 etc..

    when you have paintet 10 000 different numbers all over the canvas with different colors and size, you may have a cool and special picture.

    And you will also have 10 000 pictures on the camera (because you take a picture of every number you paint)

    Take all the 10 000 pictures and use them in a slideshow with background music you like (or componate yourself)

    When you are done, you can promote your whole idea for free in the media (because its a new thing nobody\’s ever seen)

    * Good luck *

    – Jovi –

    T G Jovi Norway

  • #784

    Smile Therapy

    GARDENING TIP… how to PAY for it

    I love to vegetable garden. I always have more than I can use. I take my produce into the office and have a \”Take Some and Leave a Quarter\” cup next to them. I use this to buy my plants for next year. They get fresh produce, and I haven\’t had to pay for new plants in three years! I even take requests.

    Chris F, Kansas

  • #785

    Smile Therapy

    Great Place for Plants// Gardening

    The people are super nice.
    The products are qwuality
    The prices are reasonable
    Have a look at Ballantyne Gardens


    TAS, Marcellus NY

  • #786

    Smile Therapy

    BOOK Writers.. need a PUBLISHER?

    Anyone need a good,efficient and relatively inexpensive way to get a book published?

    Check out http://www.mybigbusinesscard.com

    Several people I know have used this service and are quite happy with it.

    RC Ike, NY

  • #787

    Smile Therapy

    Incredible site for PHOTOGRAPHY, and ART

    Please share with any Photo/Art fans you know.

    I believe if they aren’t already aware of this site, they will Thank YOU!


    Jodi T, New Jersey

  • #788

    Smile Therapy

    For CAR lovers…

    Have a look here


    WWWeb scout

  • #789

    Smile Therapy

    Great Website tor Science/Tecchies… aaah Anyone!

    Most will find something fun on this site 🙂

    Lots of cool stuff.
    Prices are good too!


    WWWeb scout

  • #790

    Smile Therapy

    Free Baseball games! Who knew?

    The following tip may vary from stadium to stadium

    Better Off Late

    Here\’s a tip we discovered accidentally. We happened to have free tickets to a local minor league baseball game, so we decided to attend even though we would be late. We arrived at the ballgame during the fifth inning, and to our surprise, we did not have to pay for parking. And no one was there to collect our tickets! I inquired with the team office the next day and found out that parking and admission to the game is always free at the bottom of the fifth inning. My kids were thrilled when they found out we could attend all the home baseball games as long as we came late!

    Imagine all of those times we have said, \”Hurry up. We don\’t want to be late.\” Well, going to the baseball game is now one time we can be glad we\’re late!

    Beth H, USA

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.