Second, plan your appetizers. Mixed nuts and chips are easy, but standard and oh so boring. Below, I recommend several popular, but easy and somewhat filling appetizers instead, or in addition to, these stand bys. ($29.99, ThinkGeek)Okay, this is another repeat, but at least we are consistent? The Roku is one of the best gadget gifts under $100. It takes a non connected TV and makes it oh so connected. The small box, which you can hook up to your TV via an HDMI cable, connect to the Internet so you can stream YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more to the big screen in your living room.

[and] not even a very good excuse” on a piece cross posted to the progressive blog Crooks and Liars Oakley added that a more appropriate posting would have been “a comment that more clearly reflects my opinion on the cowardly crime of the senseless murder of a law enforcement officer,” and declared this his view of McKane “is the same regardless of ethnicity.” When contacted by the Huffington Post, Oakley stated that he did not intend to make a racially charged comment, and that “I never made that connection but I do see how somebody could make that connection and be offended towards that. That was not my intent. Maybe I watched too many Westerns when I was little.” In defending himself, Oakley noted that, as an administrative judge, he “[does] not preside over criminal court.” In an addition described as not doing himself any favors, Oakley explained that he is a supporter of the death penalty “in cases where the ultimate crime has been committed and there is clear and complete evidence and where all steps of the judicial process have been respected” and in line with due process.

In a savings account, the money does not do us any good from an economic development standpoint and from a recovery standpoint, Kelly said. The Democrats also oppose cutbacks in higher ed and Commerce during the current recession. Ed is taking a bigger hit than the governor office or legislative services, she said.

5. Call a Loved OnePhone calls are one of the most popular ways to connect with family members and loved ones this holiday season. If a family member is overseas or not able to come home for Christmas (such as a college student or someone with a new job), calling them to see how they’re doing would definitely make them a bit happier.

Entry level bikes can be easily less than $1000 while a higher end race bike could have wheels which easily cost > $2,000 with total bike costs of well over $10,000. A good bike shop can get you a bike at almost every price point the important thing is for you to know what you’re looking to spend. So what the difference between a $1,500 bike and a $3,000 bike in the same frame style by the same manufacturer? Two things: Weight (the more expensive bike is likely to be made from carbon fiber) and Groupset.