Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meet My New Friend

Last weekend I went to Ocean Isle Beach to get some sun and to walk the beach. While there I meet a unique friend. As I was laying down my towel this creature appeared out of the sand and started to move away very fast from me. I was quit surprised, fascinated and managed to get this picture.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Nathan Sawaya

I would like to introduce my readers to Nathan Sawaya a mind blowing Lego artist. His works of art are mind blowing as witness with this masterful work of Lego art. Mr. Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. If this exhibit comes to your city...check it will not be disappointed.

Customize Your Wheels

Are you looking to make a statement with your auto...then number plates is the site for you. Their site allows you to search their massive...and I mean massive selection of private number plates, ageless car registrations, prefix type personalised number plates and current style number plates. This site has all the information you need to personalize your car plates such as Transfer Procedures, F.A.Q., Number Plate History, Number Plates Law...everything necessary for you to understand and complete that custom signature plates to make your car reflect your attitude. When you decide on custom number plates for your auto this is the best site to help achieve that custom look your looking for.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Intel Processors Getting Smaller...

I recently read that Intel rolled out its newest generation of processors in November 2007, showcasing a sophisticated new process that crams up to 40% more transistors onto the company's chips. The most complex of the chips have 820 million transistors, compared with 582 million on chips using the current standard technology. Its difficult for me to perceive the smallness to the transistors and yet they keep getting smaller...awesome!

Add Curb Appeal To Your Home.....

You know your house is your most important asset, so to help you to improve or to preserve the value of your home exterior shutters offer a wide range of styles, sizes and colors of decorative exterior vinyl shutters, cedar wood, pine, composite exterior window shutters for your house windows. Putting exterior shutters on your home is dollar per dollar the most cost effective home makeover with the most dramatic effect. Whether you are keeping or selling your home, using custom exterior vinyl, cedar wood, pine, composite exterior window shutters as window treatments will instantly add "curb appeal" and brighten your whole neighborhood. Custom exterior shutters add a whole new look to your windows that you will enjoy for years to come.

College...The Money Drain

Three years ago I took an advanced Visual Basic programming course at The University of Toledo and was very surprised at what it cost to take one 4 hour class. Today I read that college costs have risen 48% faster than the consumer price index since 1983. According to Forbes the federal government is at least partly to blame, because of federal tax credits, grants, and deductions and government subsidized loans have soared 151% over the past 10 years after inflation to $94 billion. Forbes reports that success on that front may owe something to their investment on lobbying, where they've outspent the real estate and oil and gas industries over the last 10 years. My wallet tells me that the cost can't keep going up, it has to slow but then again I will pay almost any price for my childern to graduate college.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Country Music Heaven...

Do you like Country Music well this site is the jack pot. Its loaded with all the latest country info you could ever want or dream is out there. Artist Listings, Videos, Country Music Lyrics, Top 10's, New Releases and much, much more. Check this web site and find out all the latest info and gossip on your favorite Country Music Artist and keep up to date with your country music taste.

Online Help for Veterans...

I recently ran across an article about vets and how there is an easier way to apply for pension benefits. So I looked into it and this is what I found. Project VetAssist a private non-profit organization offering free on line service, guides vets and their survivors applying for the VA Improved Pension Program. The website provides forms to download and step-by-step advice to complete them and the approciate VA office to send your forms.
Financially limited veterans who are 65 or older or physically disabled...and had at least 90 days of service during World War II, Korea, Vietnam or Gulf wars....can apply for the pension program.

Did You Purchase a Lemon...

Have you ever purchased a lemon car, truck, van, SUV, motorcycle, boat or dealing with a lemon consumer product? The state Lemon Laws and other federal consumer protection laws could help you get rid of that lemon! The lemon laws are different in each state, so click on the state on the US map where you purchased your defective vehicle or product, for a lemon law case review from several lemon law attorneys listed on the site, or visit lemon law statutes by state for more information. Do you need a Lawyer?
The answer depends upon which State you Purchased or Registered your car in. In some States and with proper documentation, you simply file a Complaint. In other States, you will need to hire an Attorney. Check out this site for Lemon Law information to determine if you need assistance dealing with a lemon. In California California Lemon Law affiliates have helped thousands of consumers using state and federal lemon laws. You could qualify for money back, or a replacement for your lemon. There is plenty of help out there to resolve these stand up for your consumer rights and get your lemon consumer product issues resolved. Its your hard earned money so don't be left holding a lemon, seek help to resolve your lemon issues.

Veterns Listen Up.....

To all veterans of the United States Military if you have any medical issues that are not being addressed I would encourage to visit the following link: Veterans Affairs This link will help you in starting to understand the procedures required to help you to receive earned VA medical care. The most important issue to remember is to call or write your local VA Rep. and request parer work to process a medical claim. All major cities in the U.S. have VA clinics where veterans can go for immediate care for colds and flu that sort of thing. In Toledo Ohio the address is Toledo VA Outpatient Clinic 3333 Glendale Ave. phone number 419-259-2000. I encourage all veterans to take care of their bodies and seek preventive medical attention such as a check up, blood pressure, and all other issues.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Life Changing Move.....Moundville WV Adena Mound

On May 9th I left Swanton Ohio headed to Wilmington NC to find a new job and a new life. On the way I spent several days sightseeing. I ended up in Moundville, West Virginia at the site of the largest Adena Culture Indian Mound in North America. This was my second side trip of the day:Grave Creek Adena Indian Mound
Access to the mound was closed when I arrived...however I did manage to get several photos of the mound...awe inspiring!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lake View Cemetery....Wade Chapel

While at the cemetery I visited;
Dedicated in 1901, Wade Memorial Chapel was built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of The Western Union Telegraph Company, by his grandson. The exterior was designed by W. Dominick Benes and Benjamin S. Hubbell. The interior was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The awe-inspiring window "The Flight of Souls" is the focal point in the Chapel's interior. The window is done in the Favrile technique developed by Tiffany, giving the glass an opalescence and iridescent quality by exposing it to chemicals and fumes of molten metals during the glass-blowing process. The mosaic on the chapel's west wall symbolizes the prophecy and law of the Old Testament.The mosaic on the east wall symbolizes the fulfillment of the law of the Prophets through the birth of Christianity.The Wade Chapel is a stunning piece of art. Everywhere there is symbolism...magnificent.

Lake View Cementary...John D. Rockefeller Memorial

While at the cemetery I visited;
John Davison Rockefeller began his career as an assistant bookkeeper for a Cleveland commission merchant. In 1863, Rockefeller entered the oil business, and in 1865 he left the commission business to work full-time in oil. He organized the Standard Oil Co. and became its largest stockholder when it was chartered in 1870. The oil business made him the richest man in the world, worth over $1 billion at the time of his death. He gave away $500 million dollars during his lifetime.
His grave is marked with a very simple headstone and I noticed there was coinage laying on top of it. I found out later that it is customary to leave loose change on the headstone...brings good luck. The tall, white-colored obelisk marks the family burial site.

Life Changing Decision....Moving

On May 9th I left Swanton Ohio headed to Wilmington NC to find a new job and a new life. On the way I spent several days sightseeing. My first side trip was to Lake View Cemetery 12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio. It was simply stunning... While at the cemetery I visited;

The Garfield Memorial the final resting place of the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield.
James A. Garfield Presidental MemorialIn the crypt directly below the Memorial Hall are the bronze caskets of President Garfield (draped with an American Flag) and his wife Lucretia.

The crypt of President and Mrs.James A. GarfieldPresident Garfield was shot July 2nd, 1881 in the Washington train station by a disappointed office seeker. Garfield died from his wounds on September 19, 1881, two months short of his 50th birthday.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Friday Night Fishing...

This Friday night fishing trip with my friends Joe, Randy and Shandell turned out pertty good. Not bragging..I caught the biggest catfish weighing in at 7.5 pounds. We had a total of 11 weighing over 50!