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[personal computer] and laptop repair is a fast growing business.
Many people see the benefits of having a
technician connect securely to their computer using an advanced
screen-sharing program, as opposed to disconnecting all the
wires and carrying their PC or laptop into a repair facility. Only
having to wait several days before being able to access important
files, photo’s, emails, and social networking accounts such as
Family & Friends.
literally hundreds of PC repair companies online to choose from,
offering you, the Consumer, an assortment of choices. If you are
like most consumers, I believe you are shopping around for the best
price and service. With so many online vendors for you to choose
from, at “MyPcRenew”, you will not only have the benefit of price
comparison but important services as well.
In the U.S.,
many home base businesses are sprouting up and many of them are run
by women. In the UK, 97% of all small creative businesses are run by
women. Since many of these businesses are 1 person operations;
having a stranger come into your home to perform a repair – which
can take up to several hours, could be intimidating, upsetting and
even alarming for virtually anyone. Remote PC repair has the
ability to stop this concern. The fact that a person I do not know,
does not need to come to my home, makes remote PC repair a winner!
[Cynthia & I, think it makes perfect sense!]
consider $19.99 a value for a full backup? I think it is quite
logical to save $$$ and time, not to mention practical.
I called a
service that repairs computers, the technician I spoke with said to
bring in my computer for a full backup, and the fee is $50.00. Can
you believe that? Today and everyday I would rather save some $$$
than have to bring in my computer, using gas and time and not to
mention frustration. I will save $30.00 by contacting
benefit to remote pc repair is the fact that there may be a limited
number of computer repair shops or technicians in your area to
choose from, making it difficult to get your pc or laptop repaired
in a timely manner.
That is where
remote pc/laptop repair comes in handy.
a qualified technician can remotely connect to your pc or laptop,
using a remote desktop connection, in the comfort of your home or
office. You will need an internet connection.
a remote pc/laptop repair company be sure they offer the no fix, no
fee guarantee so you will never get stuck paying more $$$ and the
problem still exists. For the convenience of being at home or your
office, remember, at “MyPcRenew”, remote pc & laptop repair can’t be
beat. I very much dislike having to take, or in my case, haul-in my
computer to have the same services completed, for
Less than I, or
you would normally pay by taking it somewhere.
That is SO
the 21st Century of online pc/laptop repair! I am all
for it! Especially since my PC weighs over 50 lbs.
information on this cool service, click on the link above or at the
end of this paragraphto start saving some $$$ regarding your
Something else to consider is the
PC Tune-Up Service. This service restores your system speed,
performance and longevity. I believe this is vital to anyone who
has a computer or home business and has noticed that their computer
is running slow.
Think about it, will our cars run
if we ignore the warning light? Well your pc or laptop will suffer
if you do not take care and maintain it properly.
I think this is a great service
for anyone who owns a pc or laptop. Computer problems always made
me feel lost. But now I can now see the light at the end of my dark
and confusing tunnel.
Thank you for reading my column!
I hope you all have a Sensational
Thanksgiving filled with Family, Friends and Warm Happy
SKIN IS IN
Have you ever heard the term, “Skin Is In”?
If you want to have more sex appeal have healthier looking skin.
After all healthy skin does make us feel sexy.
Do you remember the last time your skin
looked sexy? I remember the last time I noticed my skin. The tone
and tightness of my pores. I was in my early thirties. My skin was
almost flawless. I have been taking care of my skin since I was
thirteen, and now after using only the best skin care available that
I could afford, without needing a dermatologists prescription, My
skin looks sensational, if I say so myself. This year I turned 45,
when I turn 50 my skin will look the same as it does today.
Have you ever heard of Peptides? It seems
everyone is talking about Peptides. What are Peptides and what do
they do? I googled this and discovered some interesting facts about
Many skin care products contain peptides to
reduce wrinkles. But what are they? Can peptides really make your
skin look younger? It all sounds SO GOOD!! Cynthia has a product
that I NEEDED to try. It is called “Cell Renewal Multi Peptide
Collagen is a protein made up of long
segments of amino acids assembled together, like links in a chain.
When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed;
these are known as peptides. Peptides are more than components of
collagen - these very small proteins are active molecules. [Isn’t
Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen,
which supports skin and provides the foundation that gives it
thickness. Younger people have ample amounts of collagen, which
results in smooth, taut skin. In contrast, older people have less
collagen and their skin tends to become thinner and shows more
wrinkles and aging.
Collagen is destroyed by age and a variety of
environmental factors including sunlight, but is not completely
replaced. As a result, smooth, young skin gradually becomes thin and
wrinkled over time.
One successful approach for minimizing
wrinkles and giving your skin a more youthful appearance is to
replace the collagen you have lost during the years. Certain
peptides are released when collagen breaks down. Research from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that these peptides signal
your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to produce new
Peptides applied directly to your skin will
make it think it has recently lost collagen and has to manufacture
Peptides have been scientifically proven to
reduce wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging. If you
want a product that could take years off your skin and enhance your
glowing features, Cell Renewal, Multi-Peptide, Anti-Aging Serum is
My skin has taken a complete turn around
after using the Multi-Peptides. I LOVE how my skin looks! My skin
not only looks smooth, it feels firmer.
Two days after using the Multi-Peptides I
noticed a difference in my skin. I was stunned how quickly my skin
took to this new wonder Serum.
I also use the Carrot Oil. Oil? On my
face? I want to take the oil off right?
Well not any more they say. I have been
using oil on my face since the early 80’s.
I love to float in the pool for hours on end
tanning and having fun in the water. After I cleanse my face I
apply oil to my scalp/hair, and face/skin. This would lock in
moisture and my face would not peel.
I LOVE using the new Multi-Peptides, my skin
looks so good. Good skin care along with Facial Magic exercises is
the perfect prescription for sexy skin again! Let’s face it, we all
want to look our best, no matter what age we are, or want to believe
we are. Do your skin a favor and try this amazing product. Your
skin will reward you every time you pass by a mirror. When you
notice something different about yourself, you feel sexy and
Summer is coming!!
Thank you for reading my column. Happy June!
years ago .......
was 5 years old, and it was my first time in Greece. My mother was
born in a town called Amaliada. Mother and I traveled there to see
her older sister sister Efstathia and family. I was also able to
reconnect with my cousins whom I had met when I was 5. Being so
young on my first trip I did not remember what my cousins looked
like, or what a cousin was or what it meant to have one. Growing up
I never had cousins, aunts or uncles, because they all lived 7,000+
miles away. All relatives on my fathers side were deceased, so
growing up it was always just my immediate family during holidays
parents are Greek and I am 2nd generation here in the U.S. Growing
up I had always coveted friends who were part of a large family. My
mother was the youngest of 10 children in her family, while my
father was an only child. I have always wanted to sit down with my
cousins, aunts and uncles to share stories and laugh. I have never
had that type of family interaction that I have been craving for
such a long time.
mother and I arrived in Athens, Greece on March 12th at 8:30 am. We
were both exhausted because we had been traveling since 7 am the
previous morning [March 11th]. My cousin Thanasi [Arthur] had
driven 3.5 hours from Amaliada to meet my mother and I and drive us
back to his house where we would be staying for the next 2 1/2
arrived Thanasi’s wife Katerini and my mothers sister Efstathia came
out to greet us. My mother had not seen her sister in 40 years and
it was a very emotional reunion as my mother hugged her sister,
tears were streaming down her face, hugs & kisses were abundant. I
was also emotional as I hugged my aunt for the first time in 40
that day I was reunited with my other cousin Marrula [Thanasi’s
sister]. Marrula arranged a lovely Sunday dinner at her home for my
mother and myself. Another cousin Helen would also attend. It was
the family gathering I had only dreamed of, and now it was my
reality. I had fun conversing with my cousins in Greek while my
second cousins Harry-13 and Peter-17 [Marrula’s sons] and I were
talking about places to visit when they come to the U.S. Everyone
was happy and enjoying the delicious food made from fresh
ingredients, no preservatives. Helen’s husband George brought the
wine which he made himself, and it was wonderful.
all sat at the table talking and sharing stories, I thought to
myself, “so this is what it is like to be part of a large family”,
and I smiled deep inside my heart which beamed from my very happy
Photo: Steven Tassopolous
with Katerini and Thanasi was fun, they were extremely kind and went
out of their way to make sure my mother and I were happy and
content. They were beyond hospitable, they were amazing! The food
that Katerini prepared daily was delicious and I ate just about
everything, except the small fried fish, which I think are in the
same family as sardines, but a little heartier. I do not like them,
but tried one to see. Nope, I do not like them. I do know that I
have gained some weight from all the YUMMY food that I have eaten
over the last 3 weeks. All fresh and delicious, does Baklava
count? Katerini made a large pan of Baklava just for me, and I
eagerly consumed as much of it as I could!
my first week in Amaliada, I walked around taking photos of the
older homes which were affected by the last earthquake from 10 years
ago. Everyone refers to these homes as “Palia Spetea” [old
houses]. I love these houses because they are all unique in their
own way. The wrought iron balconies and the detail to the outside
of each house set them apart from the new and shiny of present day
houses. I must have taken over 3000 photos of homes and other
things that interested me. I will show these photos at one point on
my website within the next few months.
countryside in and around Amaliada is beautiful. I was able to
visit Olympia, where the first Olympics were held. It was amazing
to see the ruins and how lovely they still are among the tall grass
and wild flowers growing around the fallen columns. I was able to
shoot video with my HD camera, and the results are stunning, if I
say so myself. As I roamed the grounds of Olympia, I wondered if
any of my ancestors walked where I was standing.
cousin Helen also hosted a BIG family dinner at her house the week
after Marrula had us over for dinner. There were 13 of us for
dinner on that Sunday. The food was abundant and love surrounded us
all. My mother was reunited with her first nephew, George [another
cousin of mine]. My mother was present on the day George was born
and held him in her arms shortly after his birth. My mother was
moved to tears as George sang to her in Greek [of course]. For the
first time since I was 5 years old, I was able watch my mother
interact with members of her family. That Sunday we spent with
family was enchanting, and I did not want it to end.
turned into night on that Sunday, the time came to say goodbye. My
mother was hugging her nephew George as if he were going off to
war. Tears once again streaming down her face as she hugged George
and told him how much she loved him. George was also crying and my
mother had to leave the room from overrun emotions.
piled into the car and as we drove away to go back to Thanasi’s
house, we waived goodbye and good night to our cousins, nieces and
nephews. One week gone and one and a half to go before we depart for
Athens. My mother and I enjoyed connecting with relatives that we
have not seen in many years. I enjoyed exploring new territory as I
took photo after photo of houses, countryside, goats, sheep, and
anything that interested me.
food in Greece has not changed. There are the American influences
such as McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut and a few others. But for the
most part the food is fresh and preservative free! I ate well and
enjoyed every morsel; eating seconds is always a nice compliment to
the cook, but Greek women almost expect you to eat more, more,
more! Which is fine by me, although I have noticed that my waist
has grown a size or so.
have ever been to Greece you know to watch out for oncoming
traffic. People do NOT have the right of way, so watch out! Cars
do not stop if you are in the middle of the road and neither do
mopeds or motorcycles. WOW! I thought driving in L.A. was awful,
it’s a walk in the park compared to what I experienced in Amaliada
and Athens. I loved the cars in Greece, they were small and
stylish, not big and outdated. If America could only learn how to
downsize their cars [and a few other things] maybe we would not have
people complaining about rising fuel costs.
mother, Katerini and I arrived in Athens on Saturday, March 28th.
Katerini [Thanasi’s wife] came to Athens with us, and stayed with
her daughter Sotiria, who is my 2nd cousin. From the moment I met
Sotiria, I liked her immediately, she is lovely, smart and fun! She
is also a lawyer.
mother and I stayed at a very nice place called, Electra Hotel,
located on Ermou street. The hotel is located on one of the busiest
and most expensive streets in Athens. Cars are not allowed to drive
on Ermou street, there are very nice shops, stores, and restaurants
which cater to all types of clientele. A fast upbeat energy which
draws you in and entices you to walk around and experience all that
it has to offer! No matter what time of the day or night there are
people walking, talking and enjoying life.
Sunday, March 29th we visited the Acropolis. It was beautiful, and
again I was shooting video and taking as many photos as I could. So
much to see, and do and take in. We walked for over 6 hours before
we sat down for a late lunch at a quaint sidewalk cafe. We all
ordered the same thing, chicken souvlaki! I ordered a large plate
of Tzadziki and we had fresh baked bread, with wine and wonderful
last night in Athens the 4 of us dined at a lovely restaurant at the
sister property of the Electra Hotel, called the Electra Palace. OH
MY! It was simply gorgeous, elegant and stunning! A rooftop
restaurant with an amazing well lit view of the Acropolis! It was
spectacular to say the least, and the food was as well. I took a
few photos outside on the outdoor terrace overlooking the rooftop
pool. Need I say more? What a sensational way to end our trip to
Katerini and her daughter Sotiria walked us back to our hotel, we
visited in our room for a little while, before our last emotional
farewell. My mother and I did not go to bed that night because we
had to catch a taxi to the airport at 3 am. We arrived once again
exhausted after being in the air for a long 24hrs. I am still
trying to get back on track here in Southern California.
not complaining, and I would do it all over again! I already miss
my cousins, aunts, and uncles. I am craving the precious family
bonding that I received ever so briefly.
cherish these memories forever, guarded in my heart.
you for reading my column. Happy Spring & Happy Easter!!
Hello Everyone! Happy March 2009!
This month I would like to write about “my skin”. Lately I have
noticed some irregular behavior with my face. My skin is dryer
than normal. So dry it looks scaly and kind of awful. Do you
ever have this condition? I wonder what would cause this to
happen. Could it be that II am stressed over something, or that
I have a birthday waiting to materialize at any moment?!
Maybe I am stressed about traveling abroad next week, or that I
have 4 more NEW grey hairs, not on my head but on my chest!!
Once those grey hairs hit the chest area it all down him from
there, so to speak. I look in the mirror and see changes in my
face. My birthday is March 4th, and I will be turning 45yo.
I am happy with how I look, but I know I could look better! But
with my skin acting so irrational what can I do to my skin
without spending $125.00 or more to see an aesthetician for a
micro dermabrasion or something like that, because you know you
can’t go only once or twice, what is the point if you are not
going to follow through with what you start. It is the same way
with starting a program like Facial Magic and sticking with it
to see the amazing end results.
Okay, now back to my skin, I always ramble off into different
areas. My solution was to use a clay mask to soothe my skin and
help my dead skin come off gently while also helping to tighten
my pores. I also have noticed that my pores are not as tight as
they once used to be, I want my face to look fresh and somewhat
toned, tightened and sculpted. Am I asking for too much?
I asked Cynthia if she had a mask I could use and she gave me
the Cell Renewal Systems “Clarifying Facial Mask. This is
exactly what I was hoping for. This mask is great for my face,
I can feel it help my skin, repairing cells while relieving
irritation from my dry damaged skin. This mask is easy to use,
all I do is apply a warm face cloth to my face to open my pores
a little, then I apply a thin layer of the mask to my face, I
usually leave my mask on for at least 5 or more minutes. While
I wait for it to dry I will accomplish something on the computer
or do a small chore around my home. I gently remove the mask
with a warm, wet face cloth.
After the mask I apply either day or evening moisturizer
[depending on what time of the day I apply the mask, makes sense
doesn’t it?] there is a reason why we have both types. To me a
good moisturizer will help repair and heal. My skin looks
Ahh-mazing in just a few days and I am again Happy! You know
what I mean by Happy, and I know what I mean by Ahh-mazing.
When I was a teenager, and by a teenage I mean 13yo, I used the
Mint Julip [did I spell that right?] green facial mask. Good
skin starts with me, and you. I have been using skin care since
I was 13, I have just gotten lazy recently. It happens, I am
only human. I am lazy with my facial exercises also, but that
is changing again.
If we ever meet take a good look
at my face, I have few lines and no wrinkles, . . . yet, and I
most likely will not have any for quite some time. . . I
believe. I take care of my skin as best I can. Excellent skin
care and facial exercise rescues my face from looking like, well
like the person I do NOT want to look like. Who is that? I am
not sure exactly. I just want to look like myself. We are all
one of a kind, as long as we are true to ourselves and not a
carbon copy of someone else.
I am leaving town for a month and
I am euphoric to be doing something very exciting. When I
return I will have a few stories and many photographs. Life is
good. No, its not good, it IS Wonderful!
I will tell you more about this
adventure in my May column.
Until next time, Enjoy yourself and March 4th into Spring!
Hallelujah! Have you seen the Rachel Ray clip regarding Facial
Magic? Human Lab I believe is featured exclusively on the Rachel
Ray show. They take 3 women from their studio audience who want to
change their appearance or look younger, one of the 3 women received
Facial Magic to test, the other 2 women received different items
claiming to lessen lines and wrinkles on their faces to help them
gosh! The woman who tried Facial Magic was amazing. I believe her
name was Madeline, and I do not know where she lives, but I would
LOVE to meet her one day and talk to her about the experience she is
having with Facial Magic. She had not met Cynthia or ever spoken
with her, but has gotten the same results as everyone else has
received from the program.
love to see photos of Madeline in 6 months to see how her face is
responding to the exercises. From what I saw from the Rachel Ray
show clip, Madeline seems like a lovely person, I bet she is. If
you have not seen the Human Lab presentation make sure you watch it
here on Cynthia’s site to see what I am talking about. WOW! is all
I can say, for now.
Hallelujah!! It is nice to know that someone besides myself feels
this way about Facial Magic. This year I wrote about how my
experience with Facial Magic has turned my “face” clock back a few
years. Most people say that I do not look like a 44yo man.
<<Blush>>, either they are being polite or completely honest, it
really doesn’t matter, fact is, we ALL like to be told that we look
nice, or good or better yet, GREAT! Right?
Magic is truly an effortless and painless excercise program for your
face and neck. Think of it as a gift to yourself for taking the
initiative on looking youthful and proud of your appearance.
believe the last 20 years has been a time of learning about
ourselves and concerns for things other than just hair and make up.
You fix your hair and put on make-up, or if you are a man you will
shave your face. Most people are afraid to “touch” their own faces,
feeling awkward when applying moisturizer and under eye cream, or
even applying the Facial Magic Daily Lift [I use a small plastic
spatula to apply it to my face].
was a teenager I noticed my face breaking out and acne setting in
for the long haul. I have been using skin care since I was 13. You
would never know to look at my face that I even had 1 pimple. I
went to Bloomingdale's department store and purchased a good facial
skin cleanser. I made sure that my face was as clean as possible.
Soon the acne went away and my face was radiant. Ok, I know I was
only 13yo, but I started, and that is the important thing, starting
a facial program, and staying on it.
Today I use Cynthia’s skin care, the Daily Lift is a wonderful
product, my skin absolutely looks youthful and radiant when I use
friends of mine have flat out asked me why my skin looks so good.
Facial exercise and using good skin care [Facial Magic], PLUS the
new Carrot Oil. I LOVE THIS OIL! Wonderful scent and non-greasy.
All you need is 2 squirts twice a day. Your skin looks smoother and
see good skin care is essential when doing your Facial Magic
exercises. Try it, you’ll LOVE the results and compliments, I know
I have known Cynthia Rowland for a long time, we met over 16 years
ago, at a party in Corona del Mar and we have been best friends
since day 1. Cynthia has a wonderful way of connecting with all
types of people. A kind, gentle, and very loving spirit who is on a
mission to educate women and men of all ages on the benefits of
facial exercise. That is quite a mission, and she does it with
ease, she exudes an effortless tenaciousness, always willing to help
anyone who asks. Isn’t that amazing?
Hallelujah! I am blessed to have Cynthia in my life! Cynthia loves
me like one of her son’s. I know and feel it in my heart. My
mother also recognizes this and she is grateful that Cynthia is
looking out for my best interests. How lucky am I? VERY LUCKY I
loved few women in my life, and Cynthia is definitely one of them.
She is very special to me and I love her very much. She is my
guardian Angel, and I will keep our friendship forever, guarded in
like to wish you and those you love, Happy Holidays and a stellar
If you'd like to email me my address is
I look forward to your comments and