A New Idea is Born

I came up with a new toy idea, and decided to pitch it to all of the toy companies, but none of them wanted anything to do with my idea. They thought it wasn’t that great and they had their own ideas. I decided to make the toys myself, so I went to a website design company in Toronto to help me start a website that would allow people to see my new toys and to order some for themselves. Setting up the website was fairly easy, but the harder step was yet to come.

I had made a prototype of the toys before out of paper first, and then out of wood. I needed to make molds from the wooden toys to cast the toys into plastic that would be easier to assemble and paint without being as heavy as wood and as light and brittle as paper. Continue reading ‘A New Idea is Born’ »

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Getting the Yard Done First

One of the reasons why my wife and I bought our house was because of the property that it sits on. My wife absolutely loves trees, and there was an abundance of them here. We knew that we were going to have to use a Nassau County tree service to make sure that all of them were healthy and to do some maintenance work on the rest, and we used that as one of the negotiation points to get a lower price for the house. We figured the money that we saved could be put towards our landscaping costs outside.

When we moved in, we knew that we needed to work on the outside first. We moved in at the end of summer, and we did not want to go through the fall storms or the heavy winter snow with the trees so close to the house. Continue reading ‘Getting the Yard Done First’ »

Being Proactive Has Helped Me in My Career

About a year ago, an unexpected opening came up at the company I work at. I knew even before then that I wanted to retire from this company, so I had already started learning as much as I could so I would be able to climb the corporate ladder more easily. One of the things I knew I was lacking in was sales training, and I knew that I would need to address that before I even put my foot on that first rung. I had done some research on verkooptraining so I could find the best study aids for this, and it turned out that a course is actually offered for people like me. Continue reading ‘Being Proactive Has Helped Me in My Career’ »

A New High School Stage with Advanced Lighting Rigs

The school redid the stage in the auditorium. They got a new lighting control box and lighting rig and safety ladders to get to all the rigging. The entire floor was replaced too. It was buckling in some areas making a trip hazard. The cost projection held us up for a while. It is not cheap to put in a new lighting system. It is typical of a stage used for performances. It has the big floodlights, remotely controlled spotlights and the lights with the color gels on them. All of it under the control of the main board in the control booth at the back of the auditorium. The main lighting cable alone cost as much as a decent used car, so you can imagine how much the whole project cost.

The kids raised a lot of money for it on their own through car washes and other fund raisers. Continue reading ‘A New High School Stage with Advanced Lighting Rigs’ »

The London Olympics Day 5 – Great Britain Win First Gold

Highlights and results of Day 5 of The London Olympics 2012

On the fifth day of the London Olympics host nation Great Britain won their first Gold medals. Women’s Rowing Pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were not only GB’s first London Gold medallists, but also the first ever British women to win a rowing event. They led their final from the start and appeared to keep putting distance between them and the opposition. There was a little tiring towards the end of the race when the followers gained some ground, if you can do that in the water, but the British girls still finished almost 3 seconds ahead of second placed AustraliaNew Zealand came in third for an all Commonwealth sweep of the medals.

Shortly afterwards the Men’s 8 took to the water. The German crew were firm favourites for Gold. But the British eight pushed them all of the way and even led for some brief moments. But all that effort told in the final stages and Canada passed Great Britain to win Silver, the British held on for Bronze.

Across the country Bradley Wiggins, this years Tour de France winner, was fighting out the Individual Cycling Time Trial and leading by some distance. He finished 2 seconds ahead of German Tony Martin. Fellow Brit Christopher Froome secured the Bronze medal. This was far from Wiggins first Olympic medal he is the most successful British athlete and Olympic cyclist of all-time with seven Olympic medals, including four Gold medals. He began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling, becoming one of the few cyclists to gain success in both disciplines. But Great Britain can not lay sole claim to Wiggins, he was born in Ghent Belgium to an English mother and Australian Father, who was an endurance cyclist. But do not expect the Britsto be sharing his success.

It was another busy night in the pool with four Swimming medals decided. Great Britain almost picked up their third Gold of the day in the first of those.

The Men’s 200M BreaststrokeMichael Jamieson was gaining on Gold medallist and new world record holder Daniel Gyurta, from Hungary, at the end of the race and had there been a few more metres would have won. Jamieson finished only 0.15 seconds behind Gyurta and 0.12 behind the previous record. Japan in the form of Ryo Tateishi picked up yet another Swimming Bronze.

The Women’s 200M Butterfly final did not feature an Australian for the first time in many years. Liuyang Jiao of China won Gold, in a new Olympic record, Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain Silver and surprise, surprise Natsumi Hoshi of, you guessed it, Japan Bronze.

The Men’s 100M Freestyle featured Australian favourite and Goldmedal hope James Magnussen. As always, it was a very close event with only 0.92 separating first and 8th. Magnussen appeared to have delivered the Gold, but was actually beaten on the touch by an agonising 0.01 of a second by Nathan Adrian of the USABrent Hayden of Canada came in third.

The final event of the evening was the Women’s 4 x 200M Freestyle Relay. Having won the 4 x 100M event Australia were going for the double. It was a close battle between Australia and the USAAlicia Coutts entered the water with a lead on the final leg, but Allison Schmitt swam a brilliant anchor for the USA and they finished with the Gold and a new Olympic record. Francecame in third some distance behind. Great Britain placed a commendable 5th.

In the Men’s Football, Great Britain secured a 1-0 win over a Uruguay side that featured Liverpoolstar striker Luis Suarez. Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game for GB to finish top of Group A. They now face South Korea in the quarter final knock out stage at the Millenium Stadiumin Cardiff on Saturday.

The controversial news of the day was that 8 women were disqualified from the Badminton doubles competition for “not using one’s best efforts to win”. The competitors from South Korea, China and Indonesia appeared to be trying to lose their games in order to secure an easier opponent in the next round.

As a result of the days events Great Britain finished the day in 11th position on the medal table. Australia dropped out of the top ten for the first time at these games. The USA remains second, some distance behind the leaders China.

The London Olympics Day One and Two

Highlights and Results of the first two days of The London Olympics 2012

After a spectacular opening ceremony the London Olympics 2012 kicked off on Saturday. OK there were a few Football matches before that, in order to accommodate the long competition, but officially things got going on Saturday with Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Equestrian, Fencing and a whole heap of other events.

Archery seems to be proving more popular than ever with TV viewers, taking place at the home of Cricket, Lords. So far Italy have picked up the men’s team event and South Korea the Women’s. Those bows sure have a lot of fruit on them; it’s a long way from Robin Hood.

In Basketball the USA Dream Team, featuring LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, started slowly in their opening game, but ended with a comfortable 98-71 win over France. The Australian Boomers narrowly lost their opener 75-71 to Brazil, while home side Great Britainsuffered a 20 point loss to the mighty Russians.

Beach Volleyball in London was always going to be a challenge. Forgetting the English weather, London is 30 miles (48Kms) from the coast and much, much further from the type of beach normally associated with this sport. The English coast is not quite Bondi or the Coppa Cabana. But never discount the British ingenuity; thousands of tons of sand were shipped into Horse Guards Parade, home of the Trooping of the Colour, backing onto the Prime Minister’s home at No. 10 Downing Street and no more than a decent serve with a tail wind from Buckingham Palace. Add to that some skimpy dancers, a whacked out MC and liberal airing of the theme from Benny Hill and you have a whole new unique venue for one of the most popular Olympic events.

Although the dress restrictions for women competing in Beach Volleyball have been relaxed, thankfully most of the girls stuck with their skimpy bikinis and the London tournament is proving just as scenic as all those that have gone before.

The 250Km Road Race threw up an interesting result. With favourites Australia and Great Britainfeaturing the last two winners of the Tour De France, one of them was expected to pick up the Gold. But Kazakhstan rider Alexandre Vinokourov and Columbian Rigoberto Uran Uran got a break on the peloton and Vinokourov took the Gold with a neat and sneaky overtaking move in the final stretch onThe MallVinokourov has previously been banned for doping, but he has served his time and at least now Kazakhstan will be known by the masses for more than just Borat.

Team GB started their Football campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Senegal. But the team showed signs of starting to gel in their second game against the United Arab EmiratesGreat Britain played some very attractive Football and secured a 3-1 win, with goals coming from veteran captain Ryan Giggs and substitutes Scott Sinclair and Daniel Sturridge, Coach Stuart Pearceshould be commended on his use of the subs bench when the score was 1-1 and Sinclair scored within a minute of a arriving on the field.

One of the other over age players Craig Bellamy was also a huge contributor. In fact the Welshcontingent of Giggs, Bellamy and Aaron Ramsey were highly influential in the result and as Wales are not known for their qualification in the World and European cups this could be the biggest representative tournament that any of them play in.

The big Olympic draw card in the pool is well under way. Day one saw Ryan Lochte begin to rest the crown from the sitting US King of the PoolMichael PhelpsLochte won the 400M Individual Medley, almost 4 seconds ahead of Phelps, who came in 4th after barely making the final with the 8th fastest qualifying time. China began to show their strength in the pool with Sun Yang winning the Men’s 400M Freestyle in a new Olympic Record of 3:40:14.

Chinese compatriot Shiwen Ye picked up the Women’s 400M Individual Medley, with Australian hope Stephanie Rice coming in 6th. I think Stephanie’s expectations for this Olympics are much more realistic than those of the Australian press, after suffering long periods of injury and shoulder surgery. But the Australian girls are not to be outdone, winning the final event of day one, the 4 x 100M Freestyle Relay with another new Olympic record and beating world champions the Netherlands and Team USA in the process.

On Day two American Dana Vollmer won the Women’s 100M Butterfly with a new world recordof 55.98 with Australian Alicia Coutts picking up the Bronze behind China’s Ying LuAustralia’s Christian Sprenger picked up the Silver in the Men’s 100M Breastroke behind Cameron van de Burgh of South Africa, who also created a new world record. Brendan Hansen of the USA secured the Bronze.

Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain picked up their first Swimming medal, coming third in the Women’s 400M Freestyle behind Camille Muffat of France and Allison Schmitt of the USA, who broke the Olympic and American records respectively. I guess you could say this is a fast pool.

The last medals of the day went to the French Men’s 4 x 100M Freestyle team with Team USA and the Russian Federation collecting Silver and Bronze. Australia finished a disappointing 4th

More news tomorrow on the hectic London schedule.

Proud to Be a Winner

I won a big lottery jackpot from playing a single ticket at a convenience store. I didn’t even pick the winning numbers. I just let the computer pick them for me, but I was still able to win. Since I live in an area where you can’t anonymously claim a prize from winning the lottery, I had to show up in person for a big press conference. I didn’t want to go because I didn’t like how I looked. I was overweight, but when I found a place where I could buy Alli weight loss products online, all of that soon changed how I felt about my body. Continue reading ‘Proud to Be a Winner’ »

Online is the Only Option

The place where I usually buy Cialis closed down two months ago. It was a local store that had been in business for years, but they couldn’t keep up with the cost of operating. The owner decided to shut down and put the property up for sale. There was a going out of business sale, but I found out about it after all of the stock of Cialis was gone. I had to look online for another place to buy what I needed, and found ciali365.com from a couple of searches. It looked like a reputable enough store, so I decided to give it a shot.

My first shipment of medicine from the online store came a few days after I placed an order. The number of pills that were included were the same as what I would normally get from the old store that closed down. The product was exactly the same and worked exactly as I expected. I was a little worried that I would be sent something that wasn’t full strength or was a copy by some other company, but that wasn’t the case. I normally don’t like waiting for things to come in the mail, but I was able to get free shipping with my order, so I didn’t mind.

I usually buy my medicine one package at a time, but I may just buy a year supply this time. I never really felt the need to do that before because I would usually just swing by the store whenever I was out driving, but now, since I’m not driving, there’s no need for me to wait. I can just get it all at once and not have to worry about ordering some more until next year rolls around. Assuming that no one tries to borrow some from me, the supply should last.

The Better Form of Lashes

There has been a lot of buzz around the fashion community about getting generic Latisse to use as a way to grow eye lashes. I’ve been using various methods of getting longer eye lashes, but they’ve all been external, fake methods that do nothing but put on a cosmetic front. I’ve always wanted to have something that was a little more permanent that would come from the inside, so I looked into the idea of taking a formula to grow lashes. After doing some research, I found a good place where I could buy the formula that would allow me to do it, and purchased some for myself.

Even though I was eager to start growing my own lashes longer, I was still a little unsure about going through with it. I’ve never done anything like this before, and starting it now as a bit of a thought process that I had to get into without worrying about something happenning. There are always things that people think about that could possibly go wrong, and usually they never happen, but I just couldn’t keep them out of my head. I had to get over those thougths and think about the positives that would come out of using the product. I was able to shed them away as soon as the product came.

After some time with the product, my lashes started to grow longer, and I was quite impressed. The great thing about the product is that it made my lashes grow for only half of the cost of some of the more expensive products that are on the market. I also don’t have to rely on all of those fake methods that I hated to buy because they would have me putting things on the top of eyes and they would hurt.

I Finally Like My Long Lashes

I used to have eyelashes that were practically non existent. I really was not sure why I was the only one in my family that was like that, and it bothered me. I guess if the others had regular eyelashes, it would not have bothered me nearly as much. As it was though, they all have beautiful lush lashes, which really made mine stand out even more. I tried different things through the years and finally gave up on finding a way to make them look naturally thicker until I found out about an authentic Careprost product.

The interesting thing about Careprost is that it was not even developed to help people with lash issues like myself. It was created to help people who have glaucoma, and the thicker and longer eyelashes were just a really nice side effect of that. People took notice, and that is how Careprost as an eyelash serum was started. I have tried so many different products that claim they will make me have the most gorgeous eyelashes ever, and that is the reason I stopped trying them. Continue reading ‘I Finally Like My Long Lashes’ »

A Rule Written into History

In a college class, I had to learn about the history of the 2nd amendment and write a paper as for why it should still exist. The professor made half the class write in favor of it and the other half against it. I was initially against the amendment because of how many people have died due to guns, but after learning the history, I’m now for it, but I don’t want just anyone to have a gun. There are still some people out there who are too dangerous for such a thing and should be prevented from having one.

The history of the amendment dates all the way back to the founding of the country, where the early law makers were construct rules for the new country that should be followed. Continue reading ‘A Rule Written into History’ »

I Am Thinking of Trying This

I have been interested in this stuff since I first heard about, so I have been looking around on the web looking for scientific based information and also checking out some unbiased forskolin reviews, or at least they purport to be unbiased. You never really know what you are getting on the web, obviously when there is money to be made there are plenty of people who leave their ethics on the nightstand by the bed. It is a serious issue for a man that is my age and I want to be fitter, but I want to feel fitter and younger. Continue reading ‘I Am Thinking of Trying This’ »

I Am Working on the Side Some

Of course if I could get enough customers I could do this full time, but I would need to get certified as a public accountant and then I would probably need to get some tax preparation software for professionals to make sure that I could really do the work right. However I have been able to get enough work for the purpose that I have. Obviously a lot of people do not want to do their own taxes, it is a real burden and I have been doing the job for a good long time and I am good enough to do it for most people. If you are a rich person, then you need a whole army of accountants to do their taxes, but obviously they have a lot to gain. A billionaire probably spends millions on the accountants that do his tax preparations and he is going to operate all of the time so as to minimize the cost of the taxes for them. Continue reading ‘I Am Working on the Side Some’ »