Of course I am not really sure where I am part of the time, but I have been able to get along pretty well. Portugal is a beautiful country and I have met a lot of great people while backpacking through it. Mostly I have been staying in hostels and campgrounds. There are all sorts of beautiful beaches and today I rented a surf board and hit the waves. I met this girl and spent the evening with her, she tried to teach me about Baixar Musica, which is some sort of Portuguese music download site. Obviously my grasp of her native language is tenuous at best, but her English is pretty good. I can understand her and she eventually gets what I am saying, however mostly we are both interested in music. When I met her I was playing a guitar on the beach, trying to learn this song from another guitar player. Continue reading Spent a Couple Weeks in Portugal
I have been trying to find a better job lately, one which is both better paying and which is less of an ordeal. The big problem with this job is that it is not in a good location for the rest of my life. Of course when I look at my paycheck stub that does not make me feel better about it. If I was making a good bit more money, then the hassle of getting to and from the office would bother me a lot less. As it is I am getting up at twenty past six in the morning. Continue reading Going to Look for a New Job
After learning about the health benefits of okra, I’ve gone from simply eating the vegetable as a side dish during Sunday dinner, to eating it almost every day. Much like many other vegetables, I knew that okra was good for me, but I never realized just how good. The vegetable is packed with vitamins that can do things like fight off diseases and lower cholesterol. I’m not a fan of eating okra raw, so I had to come up with new and creative ways to prepare the okra that don’t simply involve boiling them in a pot like I would do on Sunday.
I experimented with some low fat meals by sauteing some sliced okra in a pan with some tofu an rice. It was an attempt to create an Asian style dish, and it turned out pretty well. I had an idea that I borrowed from another recipe. When I cook on the grill, I usually put a few stalks of asparagus on there with a bit of salt and lemon juice for flavor. I did the same thing with the okra and it tasted phenomenal. Continue reading Great Dishes Made with Okra
Setting up a saltwater aquarium is a lot of work. If you do not get the water correct, you can lose the fish you buy. And if you know the prices of saltwater animals, you know that can be a whole lot of money really fast. The nice thing about setting up a saltwater aquarium is that you can add living creatures such as urchins and corals. I was looking for corals for sale online to surprise my wife. We were going to add them to our tank as soon as we could afford them. We have been able to maintain a saltwater aquarium water balance for three weeks in our new tank. We were really itching to add some aquatic species.
Saltwater aquariums are beautiful. However, they are a lot of work. Continue reading Setting Up a Saltwater Aquarium is a Neat Learning Experience
I have been working out now for about a year. I never thought I would get through to the second week. It helps to have a workout buddy. My wife and I started lifting weights three times per week. Our cardio was fast walking and riding bicycles. Back when we first got started exercising, we did no resistance training. Our main resistance training is a gym machine we have at home. Over the months we have looked into everything from changing our diet to asking how do thermogenics work. I figured there had to be a way to get my body into a fat burning mode. My wife looked up how females should do it too.
We were shedding the fat pounds and gaining muscle. I remember one week we had a zero loss or gain on the scales, but we both lost fat and gained muscle. For a couple of weeks after we actually gained weight. Continue reading Burning Fat and Gaining Muscle for an Entire Year So Far
I own a small gas station that also has a convenience mart. I keep my prices as low as possible, plus my staff is very friendly and trained to put customers first. Because of this, I don’t have to worry about the national chains that are close by, because I have a steady customer base that appreciates that they are not just a number to us. When my label printing scale broke down, I knew that I had to replace it quickly because one of the things that my customers have come to count on are the great deli prices that we have.
I had an older scale that was doing the job okay enough, but I am all about efficiency, which is why I wanted a new scale that actually printed the labels as well. I went online and looked at 1800scales.com. Continue reading I Needed a New Scale for Deli Meats
My wife said that me buying a gun is like her buying a new outfit. She said I cannot be happy with just having the gun. No, I have to buy a bunch of gun accessories to go with it. She said it is like when she gets a new dress for work or our date nights. She needs the accessories of shoes, jewelry and a handbag to match. I get it. Us guys are no different. We just have different things that we choose for getting accessories for. I do admit that if I get a pistol, I need to get a holster to fit it and often a set of custom grips. I like the rubberized grips for revolvers, and the deep checkering of specialized grips for shooting pistols. Continue reading Us Men and Our Much Needed Gun Accessories
I guess this might sound kind of weird, and I suppose in a certain sense, it is kind of weird. But I am trying to figure out the best way to find a partner for a threesome. Not two partners for a threesome, but rather just a single female that is willing to join in with me and my girlfriend for a night of fun. We have always been kind of sexually adventurous but this is probably the wildest thing we’ve thought about doing. I am posting a looking for 3some advertisement on this one site, but I am not sure if it will draw much attention or if I will get anyone to respond to it.
There has to be a somewhat easy to way to get the message out to potentially interested people that you are looking to have a threesome. It is not like we want to go to a swinger party and meet someone there, because we’re not swingers and have no experience in this type of thing. Not that we rule out the possibility of becoming a swinger one day, but that’s not where we are at right now. Instead, we’re looking for maybe someone who has never had a threesome before, so that we don’t feel awkward in the situation.
I don’t know if that would necessarily make it awkward, but the set of expectations would be different than if it was the first time for all 3 of us. I guess I am putting too much thought into this, and I do not want to burden the process with a lot of constraints, because if that becomes the case, then it is doubtful we will ever find anyone to join us. And that would be a shame because I think this is something we really want to try.
Annular cutters or core drills as they are more popularly known are a different variation of hole saw that are much more efficient at making holes because they cut faster with more accuracy, especially when the cutter breaks through the wood. These cutters use an annular groove instead of a twisted groove. The annular cutter cuts the hole smoothly leaving a solid core at the center and is quite adept on wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as laminates and other man made materials. The reason they are more often called core drills is the fact that they cut along the edge of the hole leaving a perfect core to fall out when the cutting is done.
The first core drills were invented and patented in the early 1970’s by Dough Hougen and later improved upon several times in the 1980’s. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Annual Cutters
I love making movies. Ever since I was a little boy, I had always been interested in the television and film industry. My passion for movies is immeasurable. My wife Jenny also shares my passion. That is one of the reasons I feel in love with her. We own our own production company together. Jenny and I always support each others endeavors. She is producing a new reality show. I am making a new movie. It is a big budget historical piece. I will make a move about a chief with a feather headdress with powers. It think it will blow peoples minds.
My movie will focus around Chief Firewolf, a young Native American who leads his tribe against threats. The main threat is the presence of the settlers. They seek to take over the land of Firewolf’s people. Continue reading The Trail of Chief Firewolf
So, you have probably heard about drilling before, but you do not really know that much about it. There are plenty of places that you are able to go on the internet to learn about such things, and you have stumbled across one of them. This will touch base on the basic things that you should know about site investigation drilling, and may go a bit more in depth on some of the topic. So if you are interested in a quick overview, keep on reading to find out more information.
Companies that offer site investigation drilling are plentiful. They will provide a few different ways to get the drilling done. Some of these companies will supply geotechnical drilling methods. They may offer more than one service, including solid stem auger, hollow stem auger, rotary mud and rotary air to name a few. Continue reading What Kinds )f Drilling is Needed?
My husband and I relocated to Chicago nearly a year ago. We spent most of the time in an apartment because we wanted to find the perfect house rather than settling for one. We did find what we wanted, but there was one thing missing. We had a sunroom in our old house, and we both wanted this one to have one as well. It was the area where we would relax after a long day of work, and we wanted to have that peaceful setting again. I did a search for companies that build Chicago sunrooms onto existing homes, and I was able to find the company that gave us our paradise back.
The company that we chose is Envy Home Services, and they do much more than just sunrooms. They also do renovations inside like bathrooms, but we just needed the sunroom addition. I looked at some of the before and after pictures that they have on their site, and the difference is just phenomenal. Continue reading A Sunroom for Our New Home
Civil engineering is a field with constant advancements and keeping track of them and how to implement them into your work can be difficult to tackle. This can be especially true when it comes to trying to get the most out of different software. There are many benefits to engineering software, but the time it takes to truly master aspects of a given program can be prohibitive. ETABS is a great example of this as it is extremely useful in multi-story building design and analysis, but is fairly complex. Following a tutorial of etabs video recordings that lay out how to make better use of the software are helpful to civil engineers who are interested in incorporating this into their projects on a regular basis.
Thanks to civil engineering communities such as Civilax, there is a push to make civil engineers aware of the advancements taking place in the field and keeping them up to date on latest trends via a knowledge base so that they can be implemented. A software program such as ETABS that has modeling tools, templates, and data analysis can prove to be quite the time saver in determining how a project should proceed. It has intuitive and integrated features that are useful to multi-story building analysis and design. However, the capabilities of the software are vast and hard to deduce without proper instruction. Many don’t have the time to wait to learn this software and would benefit from using it now instead of later, when it is likely even more advancements will occur. These ETABS videos help to bridge the gap in teaching engineers in an effective way how to use the software, but without having to take a formal class to do so. Instead this can be self-paced and used as needed. These training videos and modules are good in-between solution to learning how to better use ETABS when performing multi-story building analysis.
I was looking forward to starting a teaching job in Columbia, but I had to find a place to live before I could actually get started. I lived in Tennessee when I was hired on, so I had a bit of time before I had to report for my first day. I was happy because I had no idea how long it would take for me to find the perfect place. It actually did not take as long as I thought it would, mainly because I found http://www.parkatbouldercreek.com, which had gorgeous apartments.
I looked at the area that the apartment complex is in, and I was happy to see that it is in a really good section of town. I know crime can hit anywhere, but I wanted to make sure that this was not in an area that is always in the news, which it wasn’t. Another bonus is that it is not that far from the school that I will be working at. Continue reading Moving to South Carolina for a Job
When my husband and I looked at our sales for the previous year, we knew that we had to do something. While they were still increasing, the growth rate had significantly declined. We needed to gain more customers at a faster rate, which made us examine our advertising and marketing approach. We were placing newspaper ads and had rented a few billboards, but we were not getting the increase we had hoped for. We looked online for some business tips, and that is how we first started considering business postcards.
It made perfect sense once we thought about it. People don’t read the newspapers like they used to, and they are more distracted by their cell phones while driving than they are billboards. Continue reading We Wanted to Get Repeat Customers
When I graduated from college, it did not take me long to get a good job. I had several companies courting me, so I just had to decide which offer to accept. I ended up taking the one in Connecticut, because it was closest to my where my parents live. I still wanted to get my own place though, which is why I started looking at apartments even before I graduated. The Pavilions apartments in Manchester CT is the complex that impressed me the most. I was able to look at pictures of both the apartments as well as the grounds, and I fell in love with what I saw.
Granted, anything would look better than a dorm room, but I knew that these apartments were still top of the line. All of the pictures were simply gorgeous, so I knew that the maintenance department there did a really great job of keeping everything fresh and clean. The tennis courts were a particular appeal also, because I have been playing the game for nearly 12 years. Continue reading I Found an Apartment That is Perfect for Me
If you told me that I could become an independent artist on the web 15 years ago, I would have laughed at you. If you told me 5 years ago that I would be able to find Hindi Songs lyrics on the web, I would have been in disbelief. And yet here we are in 2015 where music all across the world can be found while independent artists begin to make their way without the help of publishers. How do they do it? How can you do it? Keep buzz high. Make downloads available on your site, Amazon, or iTunes, and keep track of the numbers. Your sales record is of utmost importance when appealing for a distribution deal.
Essentially, you need to prove that there is a demand for your music that will guarantee sales. Continue reading Getting Your Music Distributed Online
The house was not ready when we bought it. No one could have really lived here except if they were prepared to live like vagrants. We basically got the place at a fire sale price, because it had been neglected for about a year and a half and needed a great deal of work. I sort of moved in half way first. I would sleep on an air mattress some nights after I worked until late at night. However a couple of weeks ago we had Time Warner Cable transfer our account to this address and we started to move in slowly. First we had to do the bathrooms over entirely. Continue reading Moved in to the New Place Today
Everyone has financial problems, may they be big or small. Finances can be a bit hard to get a handle on, especially without the proper care or handling. When you take the time to plan your financial future, you are setting yourself up for success. This article will provide some sound advice to enhance the positive outlook of your finances.
In order to get a handle on your finances, you need to make it clear what you want out of your life. It is rare that someone can truly deem themselves successful without a real plan. Take the time to come up with what your life goals are. You may earn good money, but where you spend it and invest it should be planned out. Your life isn’t just a bucket list to check off. When you know what you want, you will spend money investing in your future.
Come up with a spending plan and know exactly where your money goes. Continue reading Tips for a Sound Financial Future
Finance is one of the most unpredictable things to deal with, but can help you become very secure if you know what you are doing. It is vital to always have a plan when you are dealing with money in the event of a crisis where you can lose all of the money that you have through investments and the stock market. Keeping a plan can also give you emotional stability so that you do not have an overwhelming amount of stress when it comes to the plethora of financial issues in your life.
One tip that you should follow is to diversify your portfolio if you are planning on investing. This seems like a very easy strategy but you will have to avoid the pitfalls of the stock market if you are to succeed in this. For example, if you are putting all of your money in one stock or one part of the stock market and that section does poorly, you could lose all of the money that you invest. Continue reading Financial Tips and Tricks for Eventual Success