Posted by J L on February 5, 2013
Posted in Computers or Internet • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • News • Opinion • Sports • Technology and gadgets • Travel | Tagged With: camera, computer, Entertainment, Facebook, fun, gadgets, internet, life, photo, technology, travel, video, weather
One of my all-time favorite hiking and camping spots is in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. There is a deep creek that runs around the mountain, several flat and grassy areas good for pitching a tent, and at the top of the mountain is a fire watch tower that anyone can climb and have a great view of four states: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. There is some great trout fishing in those streams. Huge fish that are trophy quality, although I strongly believe in catch and release.
Back in the days before cell phone cameras, no one would ever believe how big those fish were that I caught up on that mountain. But now I can take a snapshot and have proof of the size of my catch. There are many folks that enjoy the sport of fishing that are posting some pretty impressive catches on their Face Book Walls. Amazing how technology has even managed to effect the bragging stories fishers are (at least it used to) known for telling about “the one that got away” and how they always managed to stretch the length of their catch of the day by at least a few inches.
Posted by J L on January 21, 2013
Posted in News | Tagged With: canopy, flooring, mats, products
The company I work for is an up and coming company. We have worked hard to get our name noticed by mainstream people. It is a difficult task to do this and we are always thinking of new ways to get our companies name into the publics mind. Lately, we have tried to put on a number of shows at various trade shows. This has worked well so far and we are trying to get even better at the practice.
We have a stand where we present our products. Our logo is displayed but we thought we could do a better job of making it really snap. That’s why we decided to invest in trade show flooring. It helps to define who we are. It is also pretty good looking. We even have logo mats to go with our floor. It is all pretty impressive if you ask me.
Another thing we have had good success with is our logo canopy. It helps draw people in who might be some distance away. There is nothing like having your name in the air where everyone can see it. We are doing much better now that we are getting our name noticed. This should be a good business practice that others can follow. I hope you are paying attention.
Posted by J L on January 9, 2013
Posted in Automotive • Home and garden • Life • Money and Finances • News • Opinion • Politics • Sports • Technology and gadgets • Travel | Tagged With: car, Clutter, conditions, house, junk, life, money, opinion, property, technology, travel, violation, yard
At the town council meeting the subject of junk cars came up and a law to prohibit keeping junk cars on your property has been proposed. Of course, in the South, the right to have and display “yard cars” is something taken very seriously. So a concerned citizen spoke up and asked for a clear definition of the junk cars that will be prohibited if this ordinance is enacted. This is the list of conditions used to define a junk car: Damaged or defective in that it is inoperable or unsafe to drive – Have flat, missing or totally disassembled tires and wheels – Have extensive body damage or are missing essential body parts – and/or are on the ground surrounded by vegetation.
The ordinance will allow people to have these vehicles only if they enclosed in a building and not visible from the street or any abutting property. Violators will be fined $50 per day for each day the property owner is in violation. It would be nice if they allowed a junk car to be covered by some type of tarp or other covering, like they do in some towns that I have resided in, but they didn’t want anything to do with that idea at this time.
Posted by J L on December 21, 2012
Posted in Life • News | Tagged With: Doomsday predictions, religion
For as long as I can remember, I have known somebody that has had a firm belief as to when to world was going to end. I can remember as a child reading a copy of one of the sensational pretend newsletters (probably the Enquirer – that was my father’s favorite one) some crazy stories about when the world was going to end. I’m not exactly sure WHEN that article was talking about doomsday, but I remember doing the math and thinking that I was only going to be a certain age and I did not want to die that young in some fiery ball of doomsday.
In high school I was friends with a couple of students that were members of a particular religion, and they told me that their religion taught them a specific date that the world was going to end, and that they were “ready” for it. I can remember wondering how anyone can really be “ready” for the world to end! In more recent years there have been a lot of sensational news about different “experts” predicting the end of the world to be coming right up. So far most of those dates have come and gone without incident. Today is almost over, and the Mayan calendar prediction of the world ending appears to be wrong. I wonder when the next predicted doomsday is going to be!
Posted by J L on December 15, 2012
Posted in Friends and Family • Life • News • Opinion | Tagged With: children, guns, school
One of the things that most gun enthusiasts dread is hearing about how some mentally ill person got hold of some guns and used them inappropriately, injuring other people. Guns are tools that need to be handled with the proper respect, and need to be kept out of the hands of the mentally ill. There is bound to be future discussion about how we can accomplish this, and emotions will be running very high.
Schools are supposed to be safe places for parents to send their children, to learn the skills that they will need to use to have a successful life when they reach adulthood. Nobody in their right mind would violate this sanctity. What happened yesterday in Sandy River School in Connecticut was a terrible, tragic thing. Children are not supposed to be killed at all, for any reason. To be gunned down by a madman, well, that is even more unthinkable. My thoughts and prayers go out to those people who were murdered today, those that were physically wounded, to those that are emotionally traumatized, and to all of their friends and family. I cannot even imagine the grief being felt in Connecticut today.
Some people will use this incident to call for stricter gun control laws. Others will use this tragedy to encourage more people to buy and wear guns. This is going to get ugly.