I like outdoor photography. I get some of my best wildlife shots when I can take a few days to tent camp in the area I will be capturing images at. My wife and I go together. I carry a camera, and she carries a rifle with a rifle cartridge holder stretched over the stock. We have had some close encounters with bears and other creatures over the years. My pro camera with a long lens is heavy, and we both carry packs with food and gear to survive a week in the field. She is my security in the field. She is a crack shot with the ability to drive a tack at 150 yards or more. She can work a heavy caliber bolt action about as fast as some guys trying to stay on target with a semi-automatic. Continue reading My Wife Offers Armed Security when I Am on Wildlife Photo Shoots Where Dangerous Game Also Live
When I learned that my office was being shut down, but that each of the managers in our department were welcome to transfer to another branch in our company, I was not in a panic. I welcomed the possibility of change, after learning all of my options. I had wanted to live in Florida for a long time, and it looked like I was getting my chance to do just that. We have an office there, and the coordinator helping us to make the transition told me to take a look at The Marq Highland Park and some other apartment buildings in the area to see which one I would like to live in.
My boss told me that transitioning to another office would be coming with a big raise and an extra living costs benefit for one year. They planned to give me $800 per month to put toward renting a place, and that sounded fantastic to me. And after looking at the places that the coordinator had told me about, I was even more excited. Each of the places were absolutely beautiful and did not look like any apartments I had lived in, in the past.
I ended up choosing to live at the first place I heard about, which was The Marq. The place looked amazing online, and I had complete trust that I did not have to fly out to see it in person. The floor plans were set up so that it feels like you are inside your very own house. Everything is modern and new looking. There are no boring butcher block counter tops and drab carpeting. The walls are painted in modern colors, which is really nice because so many places will not allow you to even paint their white walls another color. My extra living cost benefit is going to come in handy there!
My best friend was getting married and I did not know what to get him. I really get along great with his bride to be, and I wanted to have something special for the both of them. I found out that they were getting married on a tight budget even though family and friend obligations had them have a pretty big wedding party. There would have been too many hard feelings if they left anyone out. I guess that is the price of being friendly and popular. I knew they weren’t rich, so getting them a chartered bus for their wedding day was something I really wanted to do. There were just too many people in the wedding party to be comfortable in a standard limo. Plus, I knew that a party bus is a whole lot better because you can stand up in them. Continue reading I Got My Best Friend a Chartered Bus for His Wedding Day
I really like a heated saltwater swimming pool. It is like the ocean in tropical places I have visited. When I heard they had one at one of the nicer places that offer Orlando apartments to lease, I had to check it out. My wife and I have been looking for a place. Our lease is coming up for renewal, and we wanted to look around before signing for another year. When we saw the specs for the Murano opening up in the summer of 2016, we had to book an early lease. I would move in right now if the place was open. My wife said she would go too. We would leave our lease that is up in three months to move there today. It would be worth it to pay out the rent until the lease expires. Continue reading An Apartment That Has More Features Than Most Houses
We were on track with our budget when we got married. We planned on having children in about two years. My wife wanted us to get ahead in paying our mortgage, and I really wanted us to have a Lincoln Navigator. We both like SUVs, and it was one we both agreed on. Right now we had a used minivan I bought from my brother. Well, long story short, we got pregnant way ahead of schedule. That kind of threw a monkey wrench in the budget plans. I found out about it after my wife visited starnightlimousine.ca planning an evening for us.
She rented the Lincoln Navigator stretch limo. The whole evening including the dinner was the last splurge we were going to have in a really long time. I just did not know it at the time. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a spendthrift. I wear clothes from the department stores, I wear my shoes until they are worn out, and we only dine out about once a month at family restaurants. We put our money into our house and savings. Continue reading A Limo Ride I Will Never Forget
When I decided to throw my sister a surprise bachelorette party, I knew that I had to be careful on what we did for that very special night. I knew that we could keep it clean and simple by just having a night at one of our houses, but that was just a little too boring for me. She is only getting married once, so she deserves to have the best bachelorette party ever. That is why I finally decided to look at the top Toronto companies for renting out party buses.
I had looked into a lot of different fun ideas for the 20 or so of us to do, but there was only one thing that really stood out to me. I read where some other bride to be’s and their closest friends and family had a lot of fun with renting a party bus. Continue reading A Bus for Her Big Party This Weekend
When I got the promotion I socked the money away for almost two years. I lived very frugally since college. My new bride is also as frugal as me. However, we really did not like our apartment, and we started looking for a new place. The only splurges we have are the clothes for our careers, but on the weekends we are in jeans and tee shirts. Sweatpants when we are at the house. We looked at a lot of places, but we settled on a place being constructed. We saw it at www.altishighlandpark.com.
We went back and forth about putting out the money to get such a nice place. We never had a place like that growing up, but we are doing very well at our jobs. We really did want a nice place to come home to. Due to the number of hours we put in, we knew we were not ready for a house. It would require too much of a maintenance obligation, and we both have to work some weekends. Getting in on an early lease at www.altishighlandpark.com was just too much to pass up. Continue reading Having a Gym at the Apartment Complex Was the Kicker for Me
If there is one thing I cannot stand, it is when a company raises its price past the point of expectation. I see it constantly, and I finally decided to not be a part of the problem any longer. Rather than fume as I continue to pay higher prices, I opted instead to find cheaper alternatives. This is for everything from gasoline prices, restaurant prices and television prices to name just a few. When my cable company told me they were raising the price yet again, I did a search for Direct TV in Aledo. Continue reading I Am Saving More Money Now
While browsing the Internet one day for some funny videos to watch, I found a pop up ad, with the message “click here invoicehome.com”. I didn’t need an invoice for any reason, but I had a friend who did. My friend is an up and coming game developer, and he has already made a few games for the PC. He sells the games from his website. I’ve played the games, and they are pretty good, but there’s just one thing that irks me. Whenever you buy the game from his website, he sends an email with the access code for the game in an invoice.
Normally, there would be nothing wrong with this, but for my friend, this wasn’t too great for him, because his invoice looked terrible. The invoice looked like something I could have thrown together in a paint application in no time, and I’m terrible at using the paint application. I’ve told him that he needs to make the invoice look better, but he didn’t listen to me. He told me that the invoice wasn’t really important, and that the game was the only thing that mattered to the customers. He didn’t realize that everything is important, including presentation.
I sent my friend the link from the pop up ad and told him to go there and get a new invoice. He didn’t want to do it, but after enough coaxing, I was able to talk him into doing it. He downloaded the template and used it in place of the old one. He assured me that the invoice itself didn’t matter at all. I told him to put a survey on his website to see if the customers liked the new invoice and he agreed. Two weeks after he started using the invoice, he shared with me the results of the poll. Everyone liked the new invoice.
We have decided that we need to expand our business a little if we want to bring in more money. Right now it is a cross between a beauty shop and a barber shop, but of course it used to be the garage of the house that Lida and I bought about a year ago. So we have started to deal in wigs and hair extensions. It is a pretty tough thing for you to know about before you see the product. For example we have people wanting to sell us my natural hair extensions. However you have to have the extensions in your hands so you can see what they look like and what they feel like as well. Continue reading Looking to Expand Our Product Line
For centuries, education in the West was based around an in-depth study of the Greek and Latin classics. In recent decades, however, these classic works have fallen off of the curriculum in many schools. Far too many students are able to graduate from high school without ever reading a play by Sophocles or Aeschylus, or without encountering Plato, Cicero, Horace or any of the other literary giants of the Greek and Roman world. However, without having at least a passing familiarity with these writers, it can be difficult to fully understand much of the literature that comes after their time.
Much of the Western canon involves a reaction or response to these earlier writers. Continue reading The Importance of Reading and Studying the Classics
There are many people that feel that ancient literature is completely outdated. Even though no one can debate the fact that ancient literature is very old, it is very important to consider the content of some pieces of ancient literature before completely ruling out the fact that it does not have any benefit for us today. There are many people that spend almost their entire life studying writings from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt to early medieval works from the fifth to ninth century AD.
One reason that people have taken such an interest in these ancient writings it is because they feel like we can learn a lot about past civilizations based on the writings that have been left for us. Continue reading Just Because the Text is Old Does Not Mean It’s Not Useful