Scavenger Hunt (modified!)

Like free STUFF!?!?!

Well, starting Monday (and running for 30 days) the time has finally come! (for those of you reading teaser announcements on facebook for the last 2 weeks)

IT IS TIME!

IT IS TIME!

If you missed the other posts, I have gone “retail”, I am at 301 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. An Enrollment Center for all things HealthCare and Life Insurance so you can deal with a LIVE person (you know like those signs “Live Dancers”, but we have “Live Licensed Certified Agents”) instead of some stranger over the telephone.

(And Live is much more interactive than dead)

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For you tech savvy, here is the code for my July 24th Ribbon Cutting with the Anderson Chamber of Commerce!

Which is a nice segway into the SCAVENGER HUNT!

Normally a scavenger hunt is a bunch of people running all around town looking to take photos of things in the community and be the first to get back and win a prize.

Well, mine is a little more FREE STUFF! with some facebook likes and supporting businesses.

Simple Rules:
1) stop by my office and get SHADES! (because your future is so bright, warning there is a limited number)

3 fer! Kristin with Small Paws Bed and Breakfast and the Anderson Chamber!

3 fer! Kristin with Small Paws Bed and Breakfast and the Anderson Chamber!

2) take said photo and post it to my professional page, which you need to like.

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3) stop at 2 other businesses, take selfies with employee/manager and like and post to their facebook page

4) at end of 30 days, drawing for prizes…or maybe you will just get free stuff when you show up!

WWWWWHHHHEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Kim at Bristol Park Apartments has assured me of FREE COOKIES! (they are really good!)

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Angelique at Rainbow Florist

It is nice to have a personal Florist! Just call and WALAH! I have flowers!

It is nice to have a personal Florist! Just call and WALAH! I have flowers!

UPS Store in Oak Ridge

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Anderson County Chamber has free maps and other freebees for Anderson County

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Liz Rhule from Ross the Boss is a great young lady who cuts my do…doo? due? dew? Let’s go with hair since 2012!

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I had spoken with Angela at the Chunky Monkey! just East of 75 (quickly becoming a personal favorite place to stop) and I think they are going to be involved as well! Also a fellow Anderson County Chamber Member!

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blog chunkyLet me know your thoughts on social media Scavenger Hunting and go get photos!
Thank you and see you soon!
Dave

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Come 1! Come ALL! Ribbon Cutting July 24th, 4pm

Fellow Anderson County ers…did I  spell that right?

In case you missed it, I have gone “retail” and have space now over in A&W Plaza, at 301 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge TN 37830.

Why am I sharing my address you ask?

Because the time has come to invite you to my Anderson County Ribbon Cutting! YUP! It is official, July 24th, 4pm!

You tech savvy people know what to do with a Vcard QR Code

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For the rest of you break out your phone and stylist or paper calendar and see you there!

I have attended MANY ribbon cuttings over the years for many fellow Chamber members and hope they will return the favor.

If you are a facebook friend or someone I have not seen in a while, stop on by! Not sure there will be much beyond some basic snacks but it the 24th does not work, I will be having a second ribbon cutting July 31st, 10am with the Oak Ridge Chamber!

See you SOON!
Dave
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3 way? CHECK!

And this is why my Wife is NOT allowed to speak to me before I have coffee!

(warning, while this post may be a little risque, I think it was actually more of a Freudian slip.

So about an hour ago we woke up to the alarm clock and Moe hacking up a hair ball, doesn’t everyone do this?

30 minutes later we are down stairs, she is already half way through her coffee, I am still making mine (we use a machine that grinds the beans fresh, makes an expresso puck and pumps 140 ml of water through it). But it is OOOOOHHHH!!! SOOOOO good!

Yes, good coffee excites me!

So I am starting to make my sandwich and my Wife says “Well, we can check 3 way off your list”…Huh? my befuddled mind perks up and my eyes (without coffee mind you) start to focus and I go “Three way what?!?!”

Yes, I am a guy and with out my first coffee, not all filters are in place…oops!

“You can scratch a 3 way off your list” She repeats.

I reply in a haze of “what did we do last night?!?” and then realize she was talking about the “plug”.

Yes, as a home owner and married man, today I get excited over finding a 3 way in the garage.

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So the moral of the story, is before you tackle somethings on your Bucket List, make sure you have the right insurance in place!

Sometimes that is Health Insurance to pay for medical bills. Sometimes it is Disability Insurance to replace your income because you did something and got hurt. Sometimes it is Life Insurance because it was a stupid thing to try and do.

Me, I am just happy my Wife gave me a good chuckle this morning and I got my 3 way!

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Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Dave
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Historic Mis Quotes

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4 score and 20 minutes ago, I was still asleep. Rip Van Wrinkle

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Fireworks, unlike children are meant to be seen and heard.

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I cannot tell a lie, I cut down the cherry tree for my neighbor who bar b ques!

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Ask not what your country can do for your family if you die, have life insurance so your family is taken care of! (I do not suggest leaving your spouse with only Social Security to live on. Also you have to be married 10 years for them to receive any benefit)

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Ask not what your country can do for you if you are injured, have a Disability policy that will pay you cash to replace some of your income.

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I am going to sign my name so BIG the king of England will not need his glasses to see it, said John Hancock (he knew the king did not have a Vision policy for as little as $9.00 a month)

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While George Washington had wooden teeth, he did not have termite problems. Help avoid denture problems by getting a Dental plan that suits your needs (click David’s picture below)

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Minute men, ready to eat BBQ on a moment’s notice!

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1 if by land, 2 if by sea… The BBQ is coming! The BBQ is coming! Arm yourself with forks, napkins and sauces!

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(Honest I could not find a good delivery picture!)

Happy Independence Day!  I hope you do not eat to much and remember it is now to late to get an accident policy, health insurance or life insurance if you hurt yourself. But it is not to late to put a Health Strategy in place for August!

Yes, I snuck some insurance pitches in with today’s Blog of Historic Mis Quotes. Please do not leave your insurance or family to chance. Contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.

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Enjoying Fireworks…or being a responsible pet owner

Not everyone likes things that go BOOM! in the night.

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My 3 Katz freak out every year as the neighbors set off fireworks.

We have found leaving the TV on and TURNED UP WAY LOUD! helps distract them from the sounds.

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We also close all the windows and pull the blinds.

But invariably, when we get home, they are all hidden under the bed or in the closet.

Remember our furry family does not understand it is a celebration or time to get together with friends and neighbors, it is just scary and out of the norm for them.

Thank you for reading and please be mindful of your pets …or kids.
Dave

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Fireworks and BANG! I just lost…

Get your insurance in place before playing with fire! (and understand what it does and does not cover)

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Or playing with fireworks for that matter.

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July 1st is Tuesday and if you got married since June 1st, that means you can have your Health Insurance start on July 1st so you are covered in case there is an “accident” playing with sparklers. (SEP, Special Enrollment Period)

You cannot get divorced without 1st getting married, DUH! From Google Images

You cannot get divorced without 1st getting married, DUH! From Google Images

Every year you hear the stories about how someone blew off a finger, fell on a Roman Candle or some other crazy mortar cannon story!

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(also, make sure your life insurance beneficiary is up to date, paid, etc)

Part of what I do is help people have cash in case they are hurt in an accident and cannot work. The landlord still wants rent, the bank still wants paid and you still need to eat even if you are hurt and cannot work. Contact me so I can help you get a plan in place! (yes, my plug for insurance, now back to the story)

If you are drinking, smoking or playing with firearms (all of which are a great American Traditions) PLEASE have your Health Insurance card handy by the phone which has 911 on speed dial!

I saw a little cartoon this past week saying “you are so stupid you dialed 411 for the number to 911″…if you involve Substance Abuse and extreme pain from fireworks…you just might not think clearly. Maybe… Possibly…

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Also, if you are one of those folks that like to party in a field and set off fireworks, please have you insurance information handy AND your cell phone. Gopher holes do a very good job of ambushing unsuspecting ankles and if you get crippled in a field with fireworks booming in the background, no one may hear you until afterwards.

Remember while hospital ER are required to treat you, not all Health Insurance companies are required to pay. The ER needs to be in network. If it is out of network (the way I have had it explained to me) is your insurance company will pay if it is life or limb threatening. Then once they get you stabilized, they will send you off to an in network ER. BUT if you get a little boo boo (or sinus infection is my other normal example) and you go to an ER instead of a walk in clinic (think Wlagreens, CVS, etc) they may treat you but then you are on the hook for the whole cost!

If you were not familiar with the details I mentioned above, then you probably did not use a Licensed, Certified Insurance Agent when you bought your Health Insurance. I would be happy to work with you in November to help you understand the coverage you are getting.

Thank you for reading this far and please have a fun but safe 4th of July!
Dave
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S.A.T. (SQUISH Avoidance Techniques)

(This whole story is because I was trying to help some friends who had some bad luck with those storms last week)

SQUISH is that sound not so bright people make when they do really stupid things.

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Or they do not believe physics actually exist.

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Now Eisntien did the whole apple thing and if you do not believe in gravity…well you can jump in place or you can jump off a cliff. The latter will result in a SQUISH or SPLAT when you find that gravity works whether you believe in it or not.

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I have a yellow truck, you know sort of like yellow signs or lights (yield, caution, etc)?

MY TRUCK!

MY TRUCK!

This past Sunday I was hauling some wood home from helping a friend whose BIG oak tree (6′ diameter at the base!) had fallen in a storm and I met every type of idiot (well there are lots of types, I met a well rounded bunch) on my way home and they could not see the yellow warning truck!

My TRUck loaded with wood!

My TRUck loaded with wood!

Going back 3-4 decades and into the last century (just because it is a new hundred years does not change the rules) when I was in high school:

An object moving down hill is a good object to NOT be in front of!

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If said BIG yellow object is moving and loaded down with oak, it will take a while to stop (not on a dime), suggest you NOT be in front of it or pull out right in front of said yellow truck!

If you pull in front of said BIG yellow object going down hill without your turn signal, expect to hear a SQUISH! (if you are of the idiot type, that SQUISH would be you)

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Did you ever learn about a soft object being between an unstoppable object and something hard?

If you are one these weave and bob in and out of traffic motorcycles, do not pull directly in front of BIG yellow truck heading down a hill with a load of oak because you are like SQUISHING a soft bug, not CRUNCHING one with a hard shell.

No I do not have sympathy for you being stupid, inconsiderate, driving wrecklessly (intentional typo there), not using your turn signal and not understanding physics.

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I do not have a problem with loud pipes, I have some friends who have some very loud pipes and I do believe they save lives.

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I do believe we need to remove warning labels and allow Darwinism to run its course.

I hope you enjoyed the poking fun here but seriously, if you do not believe in physics, please trust me and do not go pulling in front of a semi and go slow.

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Moral of the story: get life insurance BEFORE you forget how physics works! (While I help people select the right life insurance, I hope you do not need to use it any time soon)

And if you have trees knocked over in your yard, let me know, I have TRUck (say with emphasis on the 1st half) and chainsaw and might come help clear it up (hardwoods preferred)

Thank you for reading and have a great day!
Dave
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