Alright, I’m coming out of the closet. I know its a little “chicky”, but I must confess that I watch American Idol, and enjoy it. For whatever reason, I must admit that like many men, I was a little bit self-conscious about this for a long time. I certainly wasn’t going to bring up Clay Aiken’s latest performance over golf with my buddies.

If you subscribe to DISH Platinum, one of the packs offered by DISH Network, then you are sure to have hours of engrossing satellite TV entertainment. You can even enjoy watching Hollywood hits on high definition. You will be delivered HD movie channels, which include Sony Movie Channel HD, Epix and Epix2 HD, IndiePlex HD, RetroPlex HD, PixL HD, Shorts HD, HDNEt Movies, Universal HD, and MGM HD.

watch your calorie consumption. If it higher than the recommended amount, cut it down but make sure you’re not depriving yourself of nutrients. Instead of eating less, eat the same amount but go for high-fiber foods, which have fewer calories but are more filling.

Just out of curiosity, I Googled my children. Nothing showed up; probably because they were not fathered by Michael Jackson or Brad Pitt, they have never fallen down a well or been kidnapped, and because they are four and seven. They don’t actually surf the net yet, and therefore don’t leave their electronic footsteps in places like Facebook and Twitter. They don’t have a Myspace page, they don’t email except on my account, they don’t carry around an ebuddy, they don’t chat, and they don’t crawl the blogosphere to leave sneaky comments. I think.

The big day came when my dad finally took those training wheels off. I wasn’t even quite five years old when they came off. I couldn’t have been prouder. I now had my first taste of independence.

Another great feature of Snagit is the program’s ability to connect with youtube. After you record your video, all you have to do is hit the “youtube button” and the snagit program does the rest. Once the video is uploaded, all you need to do is log in to your youtube account, enter your title, tags, and keywords, and you’re done. The longest part of the whole process is the recording. The process of uploading it to youtube, and making the video go “live,” takes about two minutes.

The other very important benefit of this easy test method is that it can help protect your health. As stated earlier, loss of muscle can be dangerous, and eventually even fatal. If you are dropping pounds but you are not burning fat, you are risking your health. And the ketone test strips can provide this valuable feedback.

Here is a little tip that you can use as your first video idea right away, film that local shop or posh pub, add some cool music and color correction, crop it so it’s 16:9 and make an interview with the manager with some shots from the sides in black and white. It looks so cool and you don’t need to be an expert. iMovie or windows movie maker would do the job.