Started on my new job this week. It has not been very bad now, but it is kind of obvious that it is going to be kind of brutal once it gets to be really hot. I am working for this company which does roof repair jobs and commercial roof installation in Bergen county NJ and that part of the state. So far I have been doing a lot of driving around and running errands. Of course they have guys who know what they are doing and then they have me, so I am there to support those guys and that means running errands for the most part. I have been driving around doing deliveries. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this postRead More →
Waking up in the middle of the night because some pigeon thinks he's suddenly a nocturnal creature and that your window is the perfect thing to fly into so hard that it breaks the window is one of those experiences that don't happen often. I hope not, anyway. I woke up with a shriek, a most masculine shriek I assure you, and grabbed the bat that I have by my bed. Thinking to discover a robber I instead found a dead pigeon and shards of glass. Thankfully my neighbor does window repair in Union County NJ but good Lord, that was a mess! Thinking that I could just go back to bed, I was reminded of just how cold it was outside and promptly found myself instead cleaning up shards of broken glass amidst the blood of this suicidal pigeon.
Why did he have to choose my house to make his last glorious flight? Why did he decide to end it all in a rushing, diving moment into a window? Thoughts and musings such as these flitted through my mind as I kept to my task, shivering in my pajamas as I scooped up the poor, now lifeless, body of the pigeon. I was actually rather sad as I wrapped up the avian kamikaze in newspaper.
I gave him a proper burial. I figured that if he was, erm, brave enough to go out in a last glorious flight like that then he should at least be remembered? Or something. Either way, I buried him in the backyard with a old model Spitfire to serve as his grave marker. I like to think that he would have been proud - as much as a Pigeon can be proud, I guess, that the human whose house he chosen to end his life against would have gone through such measures to remember him. Maybe. Pigeons are weird.
I have always wanted to get my teeth straightened, but I did not really know that I wanted to deal with the metal braces that so many teenagers wear. I am an executive, and I simply did not relish the thought of needing to deal with metal on my teeth when I need to wear high-end suits every day. I always need to look professional and mature, and I was not sure that traditional braces would allow that. So, a coworker mentioned to everyone in a meeting that you should get your Invisalign done with Coden Specialists because they can do the work without any metal at all.
Not having heard about Invisalign, I asked him what it was. He immediately pulled a plastic liner out of his mouth to show us. Basically, a dentist makes a mold of your teeth, and then a liner is created to help move your teeth without needing to deal with standard braces.
I was really surprised because I had never seen this liner in his mouth, and I have spent hours talking to him. I mentioned that very thing, and he said that is exactly why he decided to go with this type of orthodontic treatment. He said that no one has ever mentioned that they know he is wearing any type of treatment at all.
I immediately made an appointment to discuss the possibilities for my own mouth. The dentist was sure that he could help me, so I told him that I wanted to do it. The work to make the molds for my teeth took place pretty quickly. The liners that have been made from the molds are very comfortable. So far, no one has even noticed when I wear them. It will be really nice to see what my teeth look like two years from now.Read More →
When I got the latest smartphone it was more for the better camera than any other changes the brand offered. The camera is really good. There have been experiments with professionals using them to capture amazing images, and I heard about a project that was using a smartphone to film a movie. They apparently wanted to see how far they could push the hardware. I have my phone and Selfie Stick with me all of the time. The stick is just a telescoping tube with a foam handle and Bluetooth shutter remote, but I use it for getting some really nice still shots and video sequences.
When I am doing time-lapse photography with my smartphone, I do use a steady tripod. However, for the day to day shots that I get opportunity to take, I use the Selfie Stick. The telescoping tube is quick to deploy. The smartphone holder on the end is quick and easy to attach my smartphone too. It also grips it really tight. I don't worry about it falling out. I use it to get closer to things and as a monopod. I also do use it for its intended purpose as a helper for taking better selfie pictures too. It frees you from having to hold your arms out in front of you or having to stand in front of a mirror to get a halfway decent selfie.
The Selfie Stick actually makes it so you can do some really nice self-portraits for social media or even for printing. Younger folks in college can now send grandma a decent picture by mail. Just snap and print at a local photo department. That's what I have to do since my older grandmother is not on social media and she wants me to send her pictures of my time in college.
I pretty much got thrown out of the place where I had been living, but not for any fault of my own. I had been living in this studio apartment not too far from the campus of Portland State, but the place changed hands and the new landlord decided he would run everyone off who had a lease, then get new tenants after he raised the rent by about a third. I was told I had to get rid of my dog, but instead I looked until I found this place, http://www.scottmountainbythebrook.com/ and moved over there. I got a guy from work to go half on it with me, but my name is on the lease. He is having different problems, because his girlfriend just tossed him out. He says that he did nothing wrong, but I am guessing that she had cause. Of course I am not going to date him, so it does not bother me if he is running around with that wild little thing from the mail room. Of course I am not going to be telling on him if he does, which no one would need to be told either. I wish I could have gotten it for less, but I am going to be able to make it. The raise I got at work is really helping me out and I believe that I shall be able to pay off my student loans within a year or thereabouts, which will put me in good shape. By that time I will need to think about getting a new car perhaps, but I shall hope this old Toyota is able to stay on the road for a good long time and not give me any major headaches. It has been a pretty good car no matter how much longer it goes.Read More →
When I decided to move, I was not sure how to start my search for a new condo. I knew that I wanted to move into an executive condo, so I did an online search for the newest developments in the area that I wanted to move into. That is how I found Condo Gallery, a website that has an extensive amount of information about the newest and best condo developments in different areas of Singapore. What I really liked about this site was that everything was in one place, so I did not have to spend a lot of time looking for information on each development in the area.
I was able to see pictures of each development as well as floor plans for the various condo units available at each one. In addition, there is also plenty of information about the amenities that each one offers and information about the surrounding neighborhood. I was even able to find out which train stations are close to each one, which was a tremendous help since I travel by train more than anything else. I actually had a lot of fun looking at each condo development, and there were so many nice things about each one.
There was one that really intrigued me though, and that is Sea Horizon. I really liked the location since it is right on the sea. When I went there to see how the neighborhood is, I fell in love with the scenery. I knew that I wanted to have one of the condos that looks out over the sea, and that is what ended up happening. There are so many things that I am able to do there, and I have not even explored everything yet. I hope that I am able to spend the rest of my life here, right by the sea.
I have some neighbors that might not like me very much, on account of some feuding in our families' histories. I do not have any part of that, and I do not want any part of it, but my neighbors might think differently. Mostly I think they're a bunch of dumb hicks, and I would like to get some protection for my home and family. I am thinking that I would like to look into adt security in kerrville because I am rather sure that there is a local branch of ADT in the area, and I think it would be a good idea to have a security system installed.
I do not really think that these people would be stupid enough to come over to my property, and to mess with my house. I could be wrong, but I really don't think that they would go that far. I am going to hope that is the case. But, even if it is not, I am going to protect my family, because I think that is the right thing to do, regardless of this current situation.
I should have bought a security system years ago. It just seems like a sound and reasonable thing to do. Problem is though, I used to think it is was unnecessary, because I kind of live out in the middle of nowhere. But the more that I think about it, the further out of the way that you live, the easier it would be for someone to get away with robbing you. You might not have neighbors nearby, to hear a commotion, if you were robbed in the middle of nowhere. With a security system, the authorities would always be alerted, if someone were to try to break into my house. That would make me feel more safe.Read More →
I am thinking about taking a trip up to see a friend of mine in Charleston, SC soon. I have not seen him since we were in college about six years ago and the two of us used to have a lot of fun. I am in Savannah now and it is not that far from there. At any rate I am waiting on the cable guy from Cox to come hook up my TV and Internet. I got one of those package deals, although I probably should have looked around more. I think it was like this deal, http://www.cable-tv.com/cox/georgia/savannah/ and it is hard to figure out whether or not there are any strings attached. It is hard to know how easily you can get out of it for one thing. The big thing is that you have to worry about getting stuck with a deal that gets worse and worse every time you turn around.
The deal you see in big bold letters is really sweet. It looks great and it is, so long as the initial introductory terms are in effect. The problem is that they always expire after three months or 6 months and then the cable company starts to raise the stakes on you. Before you know it they are charging you two or more times what you started out paying. It is great when you have the deal that costs you seventy five dollars for cable tv and broadband Internet, but at some point they start to hit you with a fee here and a fee there, then they bump the rate up and before you know it they are charging you about a hundred and fifty dollars a month. You can eat on that if you are a really frugal person, although not well.Read More →
I was born and raised in a very small town. The population was less than 1,000 people, and there were only 59 kids who graduated with me in my high school class. Going from a town like that to Los Angeles can be a pretty scary move, but it was one that had to be done if I wanted to have my dream job. I was able to find a nice house for my wife and I, but I still was not used to living in the city. That is why I searched for ADT in Los Angeles within just a few weeks of living there.
I was not used to hearing sirens all of the time, nor was I used to seeing so much crime when I watched the evening news every night. I felt that I had chosen a good neighborhood to live in, but I knew that I was going to get as much protection as I could. When I was reading about ADT, I read some statistics that stated that people with security systems are no hit often like those without the systems. That actually makes perfect sense to me because a criminal is going to want the easiest hits, which is not a house with a state of the art security system.
I was able to get all the information I needed from their website, and the person I talked to on the phone when I ordered the installation was extremely helpful as well. A technician came out that same week and hooked up a security system for us. Every door and window is now protected, and we definitely feel a lot better knowing that we have this safety feature. I am getting more used to life in the city, and it is even starting to feel like home to me now.
I am going to move down to College Station, but it is not a rush. The college of Texas A & M is going to give me a pretty nice job, but it does not start until the other guy retires at the end of the next semester. I have to go find a place to live and I already went to http://www.energyproviderstexas.com and figured out which power companies are going to be available to me in College Station TX. You have to pick one Actually I met the guy that I am replacing and he has like months worth of sick days and vacation, so officially he will still be on the job for a long time after I replace him, but every body knows that he is going to be down on the Gulf of Mexico where he has has built a retirement home close to the causeway that leads to South Padre island.
Obviously I would love to find a place that is close to the campus. I have been to college before and even if they promise you a parking place that does not mean that you are going to able to find one in a reasonable time. Working in the administration building you should be able to get a parking spot, but I am not going to take that for granted. I used to ride my bike when I was at TCU, that was the best way to get around so long as it was not storming. So long as the weather is good a bike is the best way to get around in one of these campuses, because they are designed to make it easy for you to get around with a bike and the opposite is true if you have a car and you need to park.Read More →
There is no doubt that home insurance is important in almost any location, as every home is prone to accidents that can cause fire or other damages to the property. Everyone hopes for the best and many try to prepare for problems or avoid them altogether, but sometimes it is simply helpless and nothing can be done. In these cases the safety net of home insurance really begins to shine, as it can come through and save the day even in the most seemingly bleak situations. By checking out the homeinsurance-deals.com page on Winchester, local residents can find some of the best deals on the market.
Of course many factors go into the pricing of home insurance, some of which are controlled by you and others that must simply be deal with. For example, the size of a home and property directly impacts pricing and the location can impact which kind of features cost more in an area. At the same time though, customers can pick and choose which types of coverage they feel are necessary and leave out the others to save money on monthly payments.
For example coverage for personal liability or medical payments are not often considered when thinking about home insurance, but they can be very important in many cases. If someone is worried about these issues it can be a great investment, but for people that can't afford to cough up the extra money it may be worth skipping. Ultimately it is a very fine line to draw, as nobody wants to put unnecessary stress on his or her financial accounts, but it is hard to plan appropriately for unpredictable situations. In the end if you are going to pay for a safety net such as insurance, it is important to make sure that it gives you full comfort and satisfaction in regards to potential problems.Read More →
In the past year we have been improvising rather than going ahead and expanding our office space directly. Of course there are limits to what you can do, but you can have a lot of effect by using virtual office space and letting your people work from home when it is possible. I love that myself. You can get up, have your breakfast and go right to work. At the office you have a lot of distractions it seems to me, other people want to goof off and they need help from me. If you click here you will see the sort of serviced offices we are looking at right now. It is not going to be a simple matter though, as we are going to need to do a great many things to get the move made smoothly. In fact we are going to think about how it is going to be possible for us to do this with no dead space in the time we are up and running.
This is a company with clients all across the globe, but we have just the one office. So we have to be available to help our clients no matter what day it is or if it is in the middle of the night here. Mostly that means we have clients who are originally from here, but who might be operating any place on the planet. I have one client who often does not remember where he is when you talk to him. He literally travels so frequently that he loses track of where he is. We have to fix it so that we keep this office running with no stoppage until the new place is operational. That is the only way to do it so that our customers are happy.Read More →
Couple of Awesome j Snap shots
Image by urbanmkr J's oyster bar, the diviest seafood place in Portland. I had sandy clams, yum. Good J though.
Image by Andrée Oulmann - On Linden Way I had a hard time with J, but found this vintage Banania ad on the window of a boulangerie, and thought the fellow looked festive and joyful! (NB uploaded Mon, fixed the text Tues)
When you fly a lot like myself you would think that learning your way around the cities that you visit frequently would become easier. This is not true! Not for me, anyway. Due to the sheer number of cities that I visit due to work I find myself more often than not confusing places rather easily. This is why in every city I find a preferred car rental place that has its own choice of drivers and in Penang that means I hit up http://bigthumbcarrental.com. They're the best that money can buy and have even adapted their prices in the changing industry.
I almost never call a Taxi company these days. They're a business model that is refusing to change which bothers me to no end. Jobs and profits are important but when a business model refuses to invest in improving their model with the market they're only going to slow down progress. I'm completely against it; too much money often changes hands and laws are made to protect them. There's no reason to protect the dinosaurs of an industry. They do very little to help society as a whole by clinging to esoteric ideas and models. It's time to embrace the new.
This is why companies who can, at the very least, price match are going to do well. Taxi services may have to do the same but they are going to suffer if they continue fighting. People don't approve of those corporations which try to stifle progress these days. They embrace change more willingly than they once did and we have seen a number of businesses close their doors due to their stubborn refusal to actively engage the public with the technology the public demands. All one has to do is look at Blockbuster in the United States to see what happens.
Due to a recent injury that I suffered while at the gym, my doctor suggested to me that I might want to consider visiting a chiropractor in the near future. While there was nothing 'serious' going on beyond the limited mobility that I was experiencing during the healing process, she was concerned that if I didn't have more physical activity while healing I might never be able to have comfortable mobility like I've enjoyed for all of my life. Deciding that http://www.roachchiro.com looked like my best bet, I scheduled an interview and disregarded my concerns about seeing a chiropractor for the first time.
It's not unusual to hear negative remarks made toward the profession. I've heard some rather scary stories about how people have become paralyzed or suffered neurological damage after their visit to a chiropractor! So walking through those doors was actually a rather intimidating experience. The receptionist was kind, noticing that I was both worried, new at this and that the stiffness in my back was making it difficult for me to sit. With a smile she lead me into a room with a massage therapy bed, the model that uses bursts of water against a gel membrane that you lay under - the most amazing thing ever!
In short, after meeting my new chiropractor I was put entirely too ease by him. He was a professional through and through who knew exactly what he was about. He could even guess the type of injury that I had suffered which made it all too easy for him to recommend a daily stretching routine that I should focus on as well as bi-weekly visits that would see me using the massage therapy bed as well as some light electro-shock therapy to stimulate both the nerves and the muscles in my back. All in all, it was not what I expected in the slightest!
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How secure should your chats be? I mean it is obvious that the NSA can spy on you. Those guys have billions of dollars and they have more computing power than the ordinary person would be able to imagine. I know that some people apparently how to spy on whatsapp. It is a messaging application for your phone, which they call cross platform or something like that. I do not know if I really care about the stuff that I say on chats though. In fact I have one girl and I do not fool around on her. If I was being a two timer like a lot of the guys that I know, then this would be a much bigger deal to me. If you are a criminal then I guess that you really want to know How secure should your chats be and you are using some sort of encryption to encode your messages. In fact we can break that sort of thing and I suspect that it might actually be a real big tip off that you are a bad guy.
It is not as though the truth is difficult for you to conceal from most people. You just have to be able to keep your mouth shut and if you share a secret you need to share it in person with some person who is not going to share it with any other person. We do not think about that though. We are too busy for the sort of measures it would take to keep a secret in the world that we live in, and most of us do not have the sort of secrets that are that vital to hold on to. It is not like I have to keep the Iranians from being able to build an atom bomb.Read More →
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