Posted by J L on May 1, 2013
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Life | Tagged With: beach, fun
The first of May is a benchmark for me. May is the start of really nice weather for the beach, there is always a light breeze and a lot of sunny days. Everything is blooming and green.
It seems that every weekend in May has some kind of festival or group activity that I like to attend, especially the Memorial Day Weekend, which is the unofficial start of summer.
Posted by J L on March 1, 2013
Posted in Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Music • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Entertainment, family, fun, in-laws, life, music, opinion, school, technology, travel, wife
My mother-in-law is the type of woman that can and will find a fault with everything and everyone, I can only take her in small doses and I’m so glad that her daughter, my wife, is nothing like her in that respect. My in-laws dropped by today on their way back from seeing a cousin’s vocal performance that was a big to-do for hundreds of kids in the tri state area. Four hours of sitting and listening to various songs and singers with only one short Intermission really was over doing, if you ask me, but of course no one did.
During the entire 4 long and boring hours the elation lighting was blinding my in-laws, and numerous others, for the majority of the lengthy performances and for some reason beyond any of us, my mother-in-law didn’t get up and complain until the entire performance was done and over with. I have to give her credit, because after 15 minutes of a glaring light in face would have sent me right over the edge and out of my seat trying to find someone to take care of the situation.
To make matters worse my in-laws only recognized 4 songs that were song the entire time.
She It just boggles my mind.
Posted by J L on February 28, 2013
Posted in Business • Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Parenting • Shopping • Sports • Travel | Tagged With: beach, Business, computer, Entertainment, family, fun, internet, life, money, parenting, Shopping, technology, travel
One thing that is really neat about working in a large office is that I have a lot of friends. There always seems to be something going on and new things to hear about. My friend Bob was telling me about how he and his family had spent their summer vacation at an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel. He said they had a great time and told me more about it.
Bob has traveled to many places in his life. When it comes to finding the best places to go, I trust his judgment. When he said that Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels were the place to be, I believed him. Bob liked the fact that the service was great and that the view of the ocean was so nice.
Bob also told me about the great time that the kids had. They went to play on the shores of the ocean and enjoyed the sunny weather. Bob was able to get in a round of golf at one of the local courses and his wife caught up on her shopping. Bob had a serious look on his face when he told me that a great vacation could be found at a Myrtle Beach Hotel. I believe everything he said was true and I am now thinking about taking my family on a trip to Myrtle Beach.
Posted by J L on February 24, 2013
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Life • Opinion | Tagged With: captain, Star Trek, trekkies
Posted by Nancy Thomas
There is an on-going debate between trekkies as to whether Captain James T. Kirk or Captain Jean Luc Picard is the best captain in the whole of the Star Trek series. I really like both of them for their separate qualities in dealing with unique situations. Kirk is more action oriented, a look before you leap kind of guy. Picard is diplomatic, thoughtful, weighing all sides before making a decision. Each captain was developed for different eras in the Star Trek history and are very different because of this separation of time periods. Still they aren’t the only two captains in all of Trekdom. There’s Benjamin Sisko from DS9, Captain Katherine Janeway of Voyager and the adventurous Captain Johnathan Archer of the original Enterprise.
As a girl, I’d like to throw in my two biased cents and suggest Janeway as the archetypal and therefore, best Starfleet captain. She contains elements of action and diplomacy and displayed both in several episodes of Voyager. In Macrocosm, she pulled an Ellen Ripley with that phaser weapon. In Scorpion, Janeway forges a tense and dangerous diplomatic alliance with the Borg and later uses powers of persuasion and empathy to help Seven of Nine, the former Borg drone, integrate with the Voyager crew.
While Picard and Kirk are excellent examples for their respective time periods, when I sit down to watch Star Trek it is Voyager’s Janeway that stands out as the best of Star Trek captains.
When we went to my Cousin Sarah’s wedding last summer, Aunt Sue told me that she and Uncle George are going to retire at the end of the year, put their family home up for sale, buy a RV and tour the country until they were too old to travel. I have to admit that I was quite surprised when she told me that, and to be perfectly honest, I thought she was joking. But sure enough, when we got their Christmas letter in the mail during the Holidays they had written on the card that their house was under contract and they were going to be checking out the different used motorhomes at their local RV dealers to see what kinds of bargains there are to be found on the sales lots.
They have not yet decided if they want to buy the kind that is a “fifth wheel” or the kind that contains the driving mechanism as part of the RV itself. There are a lot of pros and cons to both types, and to be honest I’m not sure that I’d be able to make a decision as to which type to buy if I was really going to be touring the countryside. Gas consumption is a huge issue in this day and age. I think that the price of gasoline would completely scare me away from even thinking about touring the country by motorhome, but if they have the money saved up, then I say go for it!