Dog Parks

When I lived in California we had two dog parks close to my house. One was a small fenced aread with a lot of things to climb and crawl through. The other park was a large field where the dogs could actually run and chase frisbees or tennis balls. We used to go to the dog park 3 – 4 times a week.

Ever since we moved away I have not been able to find any kind of dog park anywhere around here. There is no place where I can safely take my dogs off the leash and let them run. I really miss that.

Electronic Cigarettes

We seem to be hearing and seeing these new fangled electronic cigarettes that there has been so much hype about these past couple of years. It seems that most of the convenience stores have signs right on the door or the front window stating that you can buy electronic cigarettes in there, and the prices don’t seem to be that unreasonable. Of course I understand now that you have to buy additional cartridges for them on occasion and I don’t have a clue how much those costs at this point, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to find out considering the Internet brings you that kind of information in just a moment or two.

I was in the grocery store a few weeks back and passed a guy in the tea and coffee aisle that had what appeared to be a lit cigarette, which provoked me to take a second look, which then I figured out that it did not have any odor and that I didn’t see a single cloud of cigarette smoke hanging in the air. Of course he saw the funny look on my face and he made a comment that his new electronic cigarette was bringing him a lot in attention when he used it in places that you normally wouldn’t see a person smoking anything. And that he has been asked a few times all ready to please extinguish it or go outside!  LOL

Valuable Software

My subscription for the antivirus software program that came pre-installed on my desktop PC has expired and I’m not going to just automatically renew it. I want to take a fresh look at antivirus software programs available and see if there are better options. My IT friends at the office told me check out the internet for antivirus software programs from other companies, like CyberDefender dot com for free trials and other good software to protect my PC.

While I’m checking out software I might as well take a look at the newest sibelius first software that is so useful for folks like me that likes to write music.

One of the threats that concerns me the most is the malware that sneaks onto your PC and steals your passwords and account information. I think that is the way a lot of people are exposed to identity theft and I want to make sure that whatever I do I am protected from that. Not that I keep a lot of personal stuff on the computer in the first place, but there are probably cookies with information stored deep on the hard drive that I don’t even know about. CyberDefender has products to stop malware, worms and trojans, plus other products that seem to be more aggressive than some of the free ones that I’ve seen. And I like the fact that they have a toll free phone number for technical support 24/7.


Hate To Say Good-Bye To Summer

Today is the last day of the kids in this area’s summer vacation. I think we have everything that is on the Back To School Supply List and tonight we will be having an early dinner and hopefully the house will be nice and quiet so that we can all get to bed early to get a good night’s sleep before the big day that starts way too early for my taste.




Drums Are Good For Kids

The past year had been rough on me considering I got let go from my last job and it took forever to find another job that was close by that I qualified for. It took literally months for me to come across the job I have now. It was a hard time for us since I was running far behind on the rent, car payment and other bills, that were long over due. When I finally caught up on expenses, I knew I had to save up enough money since my sons birthday was coming up. In just few short weeks I had made enough money to start shopping around for my sons birthday, but had no clue on what to look for since he was so hard to shop for.

I thought about and remembered right before I had lost my last job, my son was talking about how badly he wanted a drum set so he could learn to play like his father did. With that memory in mind I took an evening to sit in the bed and start up my laptop, to search around on the net for types of hand drums set for kids that would fit him and also wouldn’t break my bank. I found a few good deals but nothing popped out to me,

I was about to end my search for the night, I had came across a great deal here at for a kids drum set. I ordered it immediately with the fear of it selling out considering its price, which was a steak, sorta speak. When it arrived at our home I had one heck of a time hiding it from my son until his birthday.

When his birthday came around him brought out his new drum set and he ripped open the gift paper and I had never seen him smile so big in his life. He hasn’t gotten off his new drum set since that day and has thought himself very well. He is by far a natural and I am excited to see where he takes his talent. I’m so happy that I could give him a gift he absolutely wanted while keeping a wad of cash afterwards for future occasions.