Started out on the Big Western Trip

We have been planning this for a long time and we are on our way to the Yellowstone National Park as the first stop in the grand tour of the West. Of course I have the pick up truck and we have the fifth wheel behind it with the camper trailer, but we figure that we shall probably look around for some place to get a hotel room before we hit Yellowstone. I was thinking about checking out some Cody Wyoming hotels. Of course the fifth wheel is pretty nice compared to sleeping on the ground, but it is not nearly so comfortable as living in a five star hotel or in your own house. You definitely are not going to enjoy taking a shower in this thing for example. Continue reading

Persuaded into Getting Satellite Television

My wife made me sign up for satellite television after I received an ad in my email for it. The ad told me to click here for Texas DirecTV information, and my wife who had been walking by the computer took notice of it. I didn’t want to sign up for satellite television because I didn’t want to add any more monthly costs. I’m already paying for a home and cell phone bill, a power bill, and a water bill. The less money I have to spend, the better. My wife wanted to have satellite television so she could watch some of the shows that her friends had been telling her about.

The ad came with a discount, and after a bit of talking and coaxing, my wife was able to get me to click on the ad. Before I know it, I had signed up for the service, and a technician was on his way to our home to set up the service. He climbed on the roof to install a new dish. Continue reading

My First Real Adult Achievement

I finally have been able to achieve a long time dream of mine: buying my own home! It has taken years, longer than I thought would be necessary, but after some stumbles and a longer than thought college experience, I was able to save up enough money so that I could actually put down an entire payment for a home! Now I just need to call a painter in Ridgewood NJ to put some of the final touches that are needed inside and I will be able to call this a done deal! It’s exciting to finally have a place of my own.

I’ll be the first person in recent memory in my family to actually own their own home. Continue reading

Architects for Hire in South London

My firm wants to build a new office that is located in the south part of London, and in order to build the office, we are going to need to looking at hiring architects in south London. We want to hire a rather prominent architect for the job, because it is very important the building turns out to be spectacular, as that is important to our chances of getting new clients. I think that a lot of people make decisions on who to use for various services based on things such as how their office looks, because it implies a certain amount of prestige. Continue reading

Spent the Whole Day at the Track

Myself, Jackie, Whit and Lane all spent the whole day at the track today. We are involved in a very small way in one of those horse racing syndicates and the horse we invested in was out at the track for the first time. Of course he looked a bit like a rookie at the starting gates and that was not all that heartening. If you have not ever been to a race you probably have no idea how dangerous it is. A thoroughbred is a large and powerful beast, it obviously has it’s own mind and they all have unique personalities. What you want is to get a horse who wants to get out on that track and show those other horses his backside. The real champions are always people, and in this case, animals who have the overwhelming desire to be the best. Continue reading

A Car to Impress Company Visitors

Normally, when someone comes to our company for a meeting, we don’t have anything to do with their travel or transportation arrangements. When my boss asked me to make hotel reservations and also to reserve a chauffeur hire in Bristol to bring a small group of three men to our headquarters, I knew that this had to be an extremely important meeting. He confided in me that if he was able to secure this particular contract, then the future of our company was no longer uncertain. Knowing how important this was to not only his future but also my own, I made sure to get the best of the best for this trio.

I reserved three rooms for them at the fanciest hotel in town, which was easy enough to do. Continue reading

Why Industrial Dust Extraction Equipment is Crucial to Implement

Keeping clean air inside a manufacturing facility is important. It does not matter if the particulates are considered toxic or not. Even grain mills can have too much particulates floating around and need dust extraction equipment. There is a multiple benefit from having the equipment installed. Primary importance goes to keeping the particulates out of the lungs of your employees. Long term exposure to even non-toxic particulates could lead to serious breathing ailments later on. The second benefit is a reduction in the explosion hazard that dust presents.

Have you ever tossed sugar on a flame? It explodes on contact. Plain old white sugar that you put in your coffee is not that far removed from gasoline as a molecule. It burns rapidly when exposed to a heat source. You might not be able to light a piece of wood with a match, but if you grind up that same piece of wood into dust it will flame up like a bomb. Airborne particulates in a manufacturing area with poor ventilation can be a bomb waiting to go off. Continue reading

A Digital Revolution Against Crime

It wasn’t such a long time ago that when a criminal broke into any home, the home security framework would sound a caution. On the off chance that it was an observed security infrastructure, the local swecurity system’s station would call the police to report the interruption. This would only be the case, obviously, assuming you ensured the systems’ the batteries were still great and the interloper wasn’t clever or quick enough to such a degree as to beat the police’s arrival or before the alarm could be triggered – which is why I use CCTV Cameras!

The upheaval brought on by remote advances, advanced battery packs, and versatile applications have changed the majority of that. Continue reading

Cheap Minibus Rentals in Bristol

I am planning a trip to Bristol that is going to be for a church group. We usually go on a trip every year, and this year we are going to travel to England. It should be a great experience, even if it is a bit different from the types of trips we usually take. It will be a bit more expensive than most of our trips as well. So, we are going to need to look for a place to get a Bristol minibus hire. We will need the minibus in order to transport the group around, during our stay in Bristol. We have a number of places to visit planned, and most of the arrangements have already been made for the trip.

However, there are still a few things that have yet to be taken care of. Obviously, transportation for the trip has yet to be taken care of, besides the airline tickets. Continue reading

Abseiling Solutions for Offshore Rigs

I am a manager on an oil rig that is located offshore, and it is time for our entire rig to be inspected, per our safety protocol. However, we are going to need to hire a company to assist us with the inspections, as this rig is rather large, and there are areas of it that are rather inaccessible. As such, we need to look into finding abseiling companies that do this sort of work, and then to find the best one for this particular job. The inspection needs to commence as soon as possible, just to make sure that the safety deadlines are met within a comfortable margin.

There are probably going to need to be some routine repairs made to the structure of the rig after the inspection is completed. We will need to hire a company that can perform those repairs as well, as they will require the same specialized training to get to, as the inspection will in the first place. Therefore, it makes a whole lot of sense to hire a company in the first place, that will be able to perform both functions.

I want to find a company that has a lot of experience in abseiling, and more specifically, it would be nice to find a company that has abseiling experience in offshore oil rig conditions. I know that being offshore presents new challenges that are not faced in other conditions. I want this inspection to be done as professionally as possible, and there is a not a large margin for error. That is why it is important to pay special attention to the qualifications of the company that we end up hiring for this task. I am going to start gathering contact information and other information relevant to making a decision on the matter.

Finding Good Apartments with Good Prices

My son is going to move into his first apartment soon, any luck, and I am going to have to find it for him, because he has never lived in an apartment before, as I have already pointed out, and apparently he really doesn’t want to put up the effort to do it on his own. So I need more information on apartments that have rooms available in the area, so that I can try to narrow down the search for an apartment.

My son is going to be going off to college for his first semester of school next semester, and instead of living on campus, he really wants to live in an apartment. He could live at home, I guess, because we do not live very far away from the campus. Continue reading

It Was Easy As Pie

There are many uses for cctv kits, the most notable of them would be the ability to drop your cable provider if you wanted to. It will help your tv, new or old pick up the local stations that are around you. This is not a viable option for you if you live out in the country, but if you are in a bigger city than you are in luck because they will definitely have a lot of local stations for you to pick up. What is better though is that the cctv kits often times come with a dvr so that you can record your favorite programming without even being there. I was never really a supporter of the dvr generation, but once I got one that all changed. It really is one of the best devices that I own, I’m not really sure how I would get around to watching anything without it. If you are on the fence about buying one I definitely recommend it.

For the longest time I over paid for my cable services, I decided that I did not want to do that anymore so I went out and looked at all my options. This was one of them, and after long hours of debate with myself I settled on cancelling my subscription and grabbing this. I live in a bigger city, so without the cable box I end up getting about fourteen channels. I know that a lot of smaller cities don’t get that many, and that’s something that you need to consider when you are looking into making the switch. It was definitely worth it for me as I usually only watched primetime programming on the news stations anyways. So I got all of that with the new cctv kit that I installed into my home. It was great though, the installation was easy as pie.

Hiring a Coach is the Safest Way to Get Around the UK

I have no idea how people actually drive around in the UK. I am not even talking about driving on what to me is the wrong side of the road. I am talking about those paths through places that seem like they are made for a bicycle and cars drive on them. I could imagine me making a wrong turn with an SUV and getting stuck unable to turn around or go forward. It is the stuff a nightmare is made of. This is why I use a coach hire service when traveling in the UK. I will not attempt driving except on country roads or major highways. Whenever it comes to city driving, I leave it to the experts.

I have had coach drivers navigate streets that do not even look like they are streets to me. They look like paths for pedestrians or bicyclists. Though it is in English, even the signage is strange to me. Then there are the roundabouts. Those things look like they were designed by a mad scientist bent on keeping people as close to having an accident as possible every minute of the day. I was once in a hotel overlooking a rather busy roundabout. I got dizzy just watching the cars and lorries whiz through it. Continue reading

Going to Get in Real Shape Now

I have been steadily working towards being in the best shape of my life and I think that I am about ready to try to go to a whole new level. I have been working out with this guy who is a triathlete. He has a personal trainer certificate from this place called the European institute of Fitness. I do not pay him to train me, the two of us just happen to have the same schedule. I have been getting up at the crack of dawn for over a year now. At first it was because I needed to lose a bit of weight, but then I realized that I had to be able to keep it off and that requires a long term commitment. Continue reading

Spend the Day Wandering Around Bristol

I was looking for a clothing shop down in Bristol the other day. I was down on the Island, which is a very interesting part of the city. It is called the Artspace Lifespace CIC. It is what you would call a self funded arts project, multi use. At any rate I like to go down there and look around and I always take my camera. I ended up hiding from the rain drops in this shop called Dry cry, which you might call a street fashion place. Of course I could criticize the utility of their designs, which would be very easy indeed. However art is some times done for it’s own sake and that is something that you can not necessarily judge for your own self. I am sure that a lot of people like me would have looked at Pablo Picasso side ways back when he was starting out.

It is very easy to be a critic of course. Continue reading

I Don’t Want Thieves Stealing My Car

I thought it would be harder for thieves to steal cars when the keyless ones started becoming more popular. I was wrong though. I discovered that it is actually easier for some car thieves because they are quite adept at hacking all kinds of systems. No longer is the average car thief like the ones from even a decade ago. Now, they are computer experts who know how to break into many of the keyless cars being sold today. When I bought my new car, I did a search for keyless theft fix because I had heard about a company that helps to combat this.

They are able to fit immobilisers and alarms to a wide variety of autos, and this helps them from being so easy to break into. That was my main reason for wanting to go there, but I discovered two other things too. Continue reading

Canary Wharf Area Personal Trainers

I have somehow let myself get horribly out of shape, and I do not think that it is within my capacities to be able to get myself back into better shape on my own. I think that I am going to need help, because I do not have an astounding amount of motivation or willpower when it comes to this sort of thing, and that is always been how I have been. Anyway, so my plan is to hire a personal trainer in Canary Wharf to help to motivate me toward the fitness goals that I am going to set for myself.

I want to make sure that I Have a lot of goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, and then overarching long term goals to work with. That should help me to stay on top of my fintess and make sure that I am working towards good health again. I really did not understand how it is even possible for my fitness to decline so much. I know I stopped paying attention to it,but it is kind of like i just woke up one day and looked in the mirror and was completely shocked. Continue reading

Using Consultants to Work with Staff

A small company may not have much difficulty keeping up with complaints or desires of staff. After all at a small mom and pop shop, it is as easy as asking each employee. Once a company starts to grow and take off though, the number of employees can easily get out of hand and be very difficult to manage. After all, most companies are looking towards growth and if orders take off, then hiring tons of staff will be a necessary evil. Instead of trying to find ways to talk to each of them, hiring a consultant for staff surveys can be a great way to stay on top of problems and find out what is going on throughout a company.

Of course the name of the game when it comes to being profitable is efficiency. Continue reading

Jumping out of a Plane is Fun

My husband and I love to get each other really unique gifts for our birthdays, Christmas, and other special days like our anniversary. I wanted to get something really neat for my husband for his upcoming 40th birthday, and it did not take me long to figure out what to do for him. He is the adventurous type, so I knew he would like the tandem skydive in London that I had set up for him. He had always joked about wanting to skydive before, but it was nothing that he really seemed interested in following up on.

I decided to do a search online to see if there was a place nearby where he would be able to do this. The closest place was London, which is nearly two hours away. I figured I would just incorporate a trip there into his birthday celebration. When I told him we were going to London to celebrate, he thought it was just for a fancy dinner. Little did he know that he would be jumping out of an airplane within hours of arriving in the city. Everything I read about the tandem jump was fascinating to me too, so I decided that we should both do it. Continue reading

Becoming Familiar with Horse Racing

With the Derby being in my home state, the subject of horses, racehorses, racehorse trainers and anything to do with Churchill Downs is kind of an unavoidable topic. When the Derby comes around with the Derby Festival kicking things off to remind us just how close it is, you can’t go anywhere without hearing something about horses. Personally, I know that I make for poor conversation regarding it because I really don’t know much about horse racing. I know more about horses than the average person just from my time spent at camp as a kid – I’ve helped train horses but never for racing.

So when I had the opportunity to go to Thorndale farm and learn more about a hobby that, over the years I have become surprisingly knowledgeable about, I was stoked. Continue reading


  1. Crookers
    Event on 2014-01-07 20:00:00
    with RaceCarBed, JD, Beltway Bandits
    Phra and Bot aka Crookers, The first born and raised in Omegna, a picturesque town of Lake Orta, the second in Milan. Together they are the young italian duo who, for some years now, have been travelling on and on in every continent known to man, setting dance floors and millions of people's eardrums on fire. Let's take a step backward: In 2007 the first overpowering mixtape signed Crookers emerges from the lake's darkness: A deep house and rap based experiment that brakes every sound barrier, slipping into genius. This first challenge doesn't pass unnoticed and throws the duo out to an endless series of guesting in the best italian and european underground clubs. From the beginning, their style is characterized by an apparently impossibile but fully functional musical constellation: street style, rap, house, fidget and trance. In 2008 Crookers' range choice goes off with "Day 'n' Nite", a remix of, at the time unknown, Kid Cudi. The hit enters the U.K. charts at 2# (giving way to Lady Gaga) and guarantees Crookers a place in world's dance Hall of Fame. They are asked to remix for Armand Van Helden and Chemical Brothers, who state, "The Italians are something to look out for". Praises from Black Eyed Peas' Will I Am and Norman Cook, otherwise known as Fat Boy Slim, will soon be added to those of the two londoner fake brothers. Hereafter it's a non stop rising. Interscopes Jimmy Iovine (on his son's request, a fierce fan of the duo) asks them to remix U2, followed by Britney Spears and Lady Gaga & Beyonce who just want Crookers to lay a hand on "Telephone". Finally in 2010 the album, "Tons of Friends". As the title recites it summons up Crookers' friends: Kelis, Wil I Am, Roisin Murphy, Soul Wax, Major Lazer, Sepultura's Igor Cavalera, Rye Rye and many others. Once again Crookers mix at every musical latitude passing through house, dubstep, reggae, rap and melodic grime. "Tons of Friends" takes rap and centrifuges it with Crookers's distinctive filter, achieving to hit both american hip-hop standard-educated ears and those looking for a cutting-edge and electronic sound (i.e. the dubstep track sang by Kelis). To quote Rye Rye herself in "Hip Hop Changed": They say hip hop changed, but you know we still talk that language / it's just another twist in the shit that we bring / hip hop saved my life so I framed it. Crookers make no compromises but can carry away the most popular names of today's musical landscape to the dephts of the underground sound. This way they clear "the eternal fight between commercial music and making sense music" (Marcus Downling – TGRI, Mishka Blogin). 20 tracks, 25 guests. Crookers do have tons of friends.

    at 9:30 Club
    815 V Street NW
    Washington, United States

  2. The Sadies
    Event on 2013-12-31 22:00:00

    Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released September 17 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the new song "Another Tomorrow Again," which American Songwriter describes as "…the perfect teaser for the album," can be heard here: Additionally, the album's lead track, "The First 5 Minutes," can be heard here: In celebration of the album, The Sadies are currently in the midst of a Canadian tour; please see below for a list of dates. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas Good comments, "There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time." Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, "…full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past" and which Under The Radar praises as, "…twangingly irresistible guitar interplay." Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold (1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.

    at Horseshoe Tavern
    368 Queen Street West
    Toronto, Canada

    Event on 2014-01-03 09:00:00

    8613 OLD KINGS ROAD 32216
    Jacksonville, United States

Stimulating Our Imagination One Color at a Time

I enjoy decorating my places with as much color and art that I can. Whenever I move into a new place and as long as the owner of the building or apartment is cool with it, I typically invite some friends over and we all paint my place together. Since the majority of my friends are in some way artists, I like to let them do whatever they want. Some do murals, some just paint a spread of colors and one of my buddiess found some wall stickers in the UK during a visit and has been utilizing them wherever and everywhere he can so he was pretty stoked about being able to place some on my walls.

I am of the belief that a home should be inspiring. I want to wake up at my place every day to art and color. I want to have my imagination stimulated from the moment that my waking mind begins operating and processing the world around me. Ever since I've begun to follow this way of living I have noticed that my imagination and creativity seem enhanced in different ways. It's difficult to describe but my own art has certainly benefited from this constant exposure of rioting colors.

I've also noted that I feel more calm than I have in years. Whereas life had been stressful for me right after college and with very little actually changing in my life recently, I can only assume that it is the cocoon of art that I have immersed myself into which is responsible to the psychological and emotional changes I'm experiencing. I want to share this with more people so that they to can appreciate the beauty of color and the stimulation effects that a wonderful piece of art can do for the mind.

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Picking out the Perfect Jewellery Sets

I am very picky about the jewellery I will wear, so my bridesmaids were a bit nervous about how long it would take for me to pick out the bridal jewellery for my big day. They wanted to have input, but they knew better. It is not that I am a bridezilla. I just know what I want, and I am the only one who will know it when I see it. That is what happened when I was on a website and saw Swarovski Elements jewellery sets. I knew as soon as I saw them that I had found the perfect sets for the girls to wear with their bridesmaids gowns.

There were so many nice sets, and that was actually the hardest part. I am usually settling for something that is the best of an average group. With these jewellery sets, I liked all of them so much! I really wanted to get each set, but I knew that they would only be able to wear one. I even considered having each one wear a different one, but I am a stickler for uniformity too. After several hours of going back and forth, I finally decided on the heart necklace.

There were a couple of different heart sets, but I wanted the one that had earrings that are in the shape of hearts too. The 18K necklace and earrings are simply exquisite. The heart has a large gem on the underside of the heart shape, and one side is embedded with gems. Everything is silver, so it would go perfectly with the color scheme of the dresses. They even come gift boxed, so I would be able to surprise all of the girls with this as soon as they come in. I placed the order a couple of days ago, and I am expecting them to be here anytime now. I cannot wait to see them, since I got myself a matching set too!

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