My Dog is My Running Partner

I love to run, but I don’t like running by myself. None of my friends or family members share my passion, but I was not about to let that stop me from enjoying myself with a running partner. I simply went to the local animal shelter and adopted a young black lab pup. She is actually about a year old, and she is quick! I knew that she would be the perfect companion for running, but I still had to buy a collar and leash for her. I decided to look at a waist belt dog leash after asking some people on a runner’s forum about the supplies needed for a dog on a running trail. Continue reading My Dog is My Running Partner

Prescription Drug Detox for Florida is Helping People Reclaim Their Lives

Prescription drug addiction is at an all-time high in our country and is spiraling out of control. It affects people from all walks of life. There is no textbook definition of those affected by this addiction. The good news is that there is credible help out there for those plagued by this addiction. I did a simple internet search for prescription drug detox for Florida and found a wonderful place that provides affordable detox in a tranquil setting. This place seems to be very successful in helping their patient fight and beat this addiction.

This is a subject that has affected my family personally. I have a stepbrother that is a flight instructor in the United States Army. Of course, being in the Army he is very disciplined. He served one tour in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. Continue reading Prescription Drug Detox for Florida is Helping People Reclaim Their Lives

Eating Healthier Without Sacrificing Taste

Every year, I make the same resolution. I am going to lose weight, and I am going to keep it off. Even if I am able to manage the first, the second one always proves to be impossible. My downfall are foods like french fries and chicken wings. I love anything that is not good for me, which kind of presents a problem. When I first heard of a fryer that does not use oil, I was intrigued. I decided to read some Power Air Fryer XL reviews before even thinking about buying one, because it just seemed to be a contradiction.

I did not see how something that is supposed to be greasy and delicious could still be good if it was cooked by air rather than oil. Yes, it did sound like it would be a lot healthier, but it also sounded like it would taste like cardboard too. That is why I was really surprised when I read the reviews and saw how positive they all were. I even read reviews by a few people who were having the same problem that I was having at the time. Continue reading Eating Healthier Without Sacrificing Taste

I Needed Help Wtih Social Media Marketing

I have had a personal Facebook account for nearly eight years, and I am an avid Twitter user. I just started using Instagram about a year ago, but I really like it too. These are just three of the social media sites that I use to keep up with my friends and family as well as brands that I enjoy. That is why I wanted to find a company that handles social media marketing for Walnut Creek because I had no idea how to market my own brand. I saw the success that other companies were having, but I knew that it was much more involved other than just making a fun post on social media.

There had to be a way to get people to see the posts that I wanted to put, and that is where I was lacking in the appropriate skills. I wanted to learn about other kinds of marketing too. Continue reading I Needed Help Wtih Social Media Marketing

They Got My Daughter off of the Sauce

Young adult addiction treatment facilities really can help your daughter or your son beat an unhealthy addiction. My family recently went through a situation with my daughter, whose alcohol problem quickly became unmanageable after she went away to the university. College wasn’t the problem, however, as she had a problem throughout high school that my wife and I couldn’t prevent no matter what we tried. In a way I blame myself because I have always been a drinker and I think she picked up the habit from watching me crack open cold ones after work and on the weekends.

We caught her drinking several times throughout high school, and she threw a couple of parties at our home while we were away that required police intervention. Still, we just though (or maybe hoped) it was one of those youthful indulgences that would fade once she moved out and got on with her life. We certainly didn’t think it was chronic alcoholism. Continue reading They Got My Daughter off of the Sauce

Why You Need Discrete Graphics if You Edit Video

I started to get into shooting and editing video footage. I use a drone for some fantastic aerial shots. I passed the Part 107 test to get a remote pilot certificate so that I could use the footage in any way I pleased. I could not afford to upgrade my computer for one that was already outfitted for video editing, so I looked for the best budget graphics card I could find. In order to see your effects and transitions rendered in high definition in full time, you need to offload a lot of the processing to a good graphics card. It makes for a much nicer video editing experience. Continue reading Why You Need Discrete Graphics if You Edit Video

Learning to See Opportunity when Given a Chane to See the World

Our teenage son was not happy that we would have to spend the next six months in Japan. I go where my company sends me, and my wife is a successful novelist. She can work anywhere in the world. Our son has been uprooted a couple of times and had enough of it. He had good friends back home and did not want to go to Japan. He was withdrawn for the first week until I suggested he attend a Niseko snowboard school. He had been wanting to take a short trip to Colorado to learn snowboarding, and Niseko actually had a really good snowboarding school staffed by instructors that speak several languages including our native English.

After learning all he could about snowboarding, he went on the slopes at every opportunity. We bought him a pass to the slopes for the season. At the end of the six months, he was in no hurry to go back home. He made some friends in Japan, and he was actually picking up a decent amount of the language. Of course, it was a girl who was fond of him that caused all of his present interest in Japanese language and culture. Before we left I sat down with him and had one of those dad kind of conversations. Continue reading Learning to See Opportunity when Given a Chane to See the World

The Demand of Economic Growth on Resources

With the global economy beginning roo finally improve, you might have to be asking yourself how much is copper a pound. With improved economies comes the development of the citizens lives. New housing, Nye cities, new technologies and improved utilities for most people. Every home it’s going to need wishing and plumbing in order for anyone who expects a modern home to be attractive for sale. With all that modern infrastructure comes a great deal of copper for the wording in telephone and other communication sis that will stretch across vast distances. This it’s why it’s important for every country to take a seat at the global table of trade in order to help all countries to develop themselves.

Trade it’s no longer a linear concept. It’s a global, multi lateral agreement between the nation’s of ride world in order to bring some modicum of posterity for all people. The more successful the nation the more m money it’s people have to spend and save. Continue reading The Demand of Economic Growth on Resources

How I Diagnosed My Car Problems

Last time my car broke down I took it to the mechanic to get diagnosed. I drove in, and told the mechanic what happened, and the sound the vehicle had made right before it stopped working. He plugged the vehicle in to his computer, and within minutes, he was able to tell me what was wrong. It was a pretty amazing sight to see. I asked him what he used to diagnose my vehicle, and he said it was OBD software that told him exactly what was wrong. He told me that a lot of mechanics use it nowadays, and that I could even purchase it if I wanted to.

Before that day, I would have never thought of such a thing, but now more than ever I’m really interested in learning about how these things work. Continue reading How I Diagnosed My Car Problems

Pay Stubs Proving Her Worth

When my daughter asked me if I would be able to find a real paystub maker for her to teach her kids about their money, I was able to do even better than that. I found one that had everything she wanted in it, and it was inexpensive and very easy to use too. She gives her children 20 dollars every week, but she didn’t think they were appreciating it. That might seem like a high allowance, but it is actually not much compared to what my daughter makes in a year.

She wanted the kids to see what their allowance would look like if she took deductions out of it. She explained how her boss takes deductions from her own pay for various things like health insurance, taxes, life insurance, vision care, and more. She then explained how she does take deductions from them for things like doing their laundry, cooking their meals, transporting them to and from various school activities and so many other things. Continue reading Pay Stubs Proving Her Worth

Storms Took Down Some Trees

I was not too worried about a few trees that were downed during a bad storm a few months ago. They were not close to the house, so I knew that I had time before I had to hire a company that does tree removal in Nassau County. I just did not have the money at the time because we were getting ready to go away on vacation, so I decided to put it off until we got back from the beach. As soon as we got home, that was the first thing on my list.

We have never had to have any trees removed before, so I asked my neighbor which tree company he used when he had some taken down last year. He had told us in general conversation that the price was really good, and that was something that I had always remembered. Continue reading Storms Took Down Some Trees

My House Was Too Hot Without AC

I had no idea just how spoiled I have become. If anyone would have asked me if I could go without air conditioning, I would have laughed at how ridiculous the question was. That was only until I had to go without my air for a couple of days. I was so miserable that I actually went to my mom’s house and stayed until I was able to get HVAC services in NYC to come out and take a look at my unit. I had no idea what was wrong with it, and I was not about to leave it to someone who is not a professional in that area.

The only thing I knew to do was to go online and look at the different companies that provide this type of service to residential customers. Before doing this, I had called someone that my neighbor had recommended, but they were not able to come out for almost a week away. There was no way I would be able to survive that! So, that is when I went online to see what I would be able to find on my own. I have to say I did a really good job of finding someone too!

The repairman that came out was extremely professional and friendly, and he actually explained what he was doing so I would not be left in the dark. It turned out that it needed a few small parts to it, and he happened to have them on his truck. He also cleaned it for me, and he suggested that I have it serviced at least once a year before the hot season even begins. He told me that I may have been able to avoid this if I had it inspected earlier this year. I am definitely doing that next spring, because I never want this to happen again.

Taking a Chance to Move

My husband got transferred to another country. We knew that he was going to get transferred, as he got a big promotion but we had no idea where we were going to end up. We got transferred to the great country of Singapore. Right away we got in touch with Singapore movers to help us figure out the best way to get our belongings over to our new country. It seemed like it was going to be very expensive to move all of our furniture over to the other side of the world, so we decided that we were going to sell everything that we had and we were going to buy new furniture over in Singapore.

There are many things that we are going to have to get used to. We live in the suburbs in the United States and we are going to be going to the big city, and that is going to take a lot to getting used to. Continue reading Taking a Chance to Move

I Finally Figured out Where My Passion is in Life

Going to school was something that I always did because I liked seeing my friends. This is something that always bothered my parents. They worried that I might one day be a failure when it comes to the work world. But they did not need to fear, because once I grew older and had my first chance to take a visual communication course at school, I found my passion. I found what would give me my drive for the rest of my life.

I was never all that interested in what all my teachers had to say each day when I was in elementary school. They just droned on and on about things that did not seem very important to me. I did not fail any of my courses, but I also didn’t do wonderfully in them either. I really did not understand why I needed to learn really hard math because I just could not see how it would need to apply to live every day. Everything bored me. Continue reading I Finally Figured out Where My Passion is in Life

Wondering if I Should Move to Australia

Of course in a couple of months this may seem like a much easier decision, right now it is summer here where I am living right now. In a few months it will be freezing cold here, while in Australia it is going to be summer in the Southern hemisphere. As best I can tell there is not that big of a difference between winter and summer in that part of the world, Australia is pretty close to the equator. I found this Australia pr application and did some research a couple of weeks ago, it turns out that they have a pretty big demand for people like me over there and they will encourage emigration if you fit the right profile. Continue reading Wondering if I Should Move to Australia

Working on a Little App Project

I got this idea the other day when I was talking to this guy who was telling me that there were all sorts of programs for spying on other people’s messaging apps. There are literally hundreds of these spying apps, one of them lets you snoop on snapchat conversation. I think this is called snaphack and I played around with it, using my tablet and my phone to see how it worked. Of course my interest in how it works is based in the idea that an effective countermeasure might be a profitable app if I could develop it. All of these messaging platforms work in similar ways and in many case maintaining security is a rather important concept. Not all of the application involves thirteen year old girls talking about their favorite boy bands or who is cute at school. Some of the time the people chatting are involved in serious matters, like things that involve profit and loss. Those people have to worry that their competitors could be listening in.

At any rate no one is going to want to have uninvited guests on their private conversations. Continue reading Working on a Little App Project

My Wife Offers Armed Security when I Am on Wildlife Photo Shoots Where Dangerous Game Also Live

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

Moving is Going to Be Very Exciting for Me

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!

I Got My Best Friend a Chartered Bus for His Wedding Day

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

An Apartment That Has More Features Than Most Houses

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