Posted by J L on April 1, 2013
Posted in Business • Computers or Internet • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Technology and gadgets • Travel • Weather Issues | Tagged With: Business, computer, family, gardening, internet, life, money, postcard, printing, technology, weather, work
Finally found some time to look online to research, as I promised at Easter dinner last night, and find the best cheap postcard printing options for my kid sister’s boyfriend. He is starting his own landscaping company and wants to try various marketing attempts in order to get the word out and get some business drummed up as soon as possible. There is a lot of money out there in this type of business, but a lot of competition to try and get over, around and/or above and I will help him (for my kid sisters sake) in any way that I can.
They have managed to stay together (without a lot of unnecessary drama) for over two years, so this just might be the one. He is a good enough guy to get along with when I see him on occassion. A step up from previous relationships, in the whole families opinion. With that said I guess I better sign off and get my butt in gear and send him the links that I have come up with and see what he says about that before proceeding. The weather is getting nicer with each day that arrives and there a tons of landscapers taking advantage of it.
Posted by J L on March 21, 2013
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Last night I had the opportunity to attend one of the local Elk’s Lodges meetings, with one of my neighbors that has been trying for years to get me involved in one or more of the local civic organizations that he has faithfully belonged to for most of his adult life. It runs deep in his family and the community, which I think is pretty impressive. I am envious of people that can and do devote so much of their time and energy to the numerous charities and organizations that have been around for a good amount of time all across the country.
This particular Lodge is having a rough time recruiting enough members to keep all their positions filled and to head all of the various committees, etc… From what I hear that is happening with just about all the organizations, they are all in need of new blood and they seem to like the scent of my blood. They were all over me the minute I walked in the door. Don’t get me wrong, they were all very nice and no one invaded my personal space, which is something that I’m a real stinker with the older I get.
I came home with a nice stack of business cards with names and contact information. The one gent that I will give a call to works for the CSI Tech Staffing Agency and I know several professional people that are looking for employment and I’m always trying to network and advocate for them when I’m able to. And last night was the perfect time for that. It was an interesting evening, I’ll go back a few more times and see if it might be something that I would want to commit to.
This year on Monday, April 22nd is a day when every American should seriously think about the world we live in. Our mother earth provides us all with everything we need to live and we should all be taking much better care of her. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case. I do believe we can do better. On this up and coming 43rd anniversary of earth day, I believe we can make our voices heard.
It seems that as we learn more about our environment, we have come to the conclusion that we are doing a lot of harm to it. Our lands, oceans, and skies all show a sign of human activity and the past has shown that this is not a good thing. I hope we can all take a minute to reflect on our own impact on the planet and conceive ways to lesson our impact!
I am glad that more people are jumping on the GREEN Movement that seems to be spreading a bit, but there is so much more that we could and should do. I am even considering switching to a Green webhosting that I was reading about. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
Posted by J L on March 9, 2013
Posted in Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Opinion • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Business, computer, education, internet, life, money, parenting, school, technology, work
In this ever-growing world of technology, people are going to need to learn more than your basic math skills. The business world is getting more complicated, and the employers are expecting their employees to come to them with a good solid education. It’s getting so that it is hard to get even a basic job with only a high school diploma. Largely, I think, because the public schools are not doing their jobs in preparing the children for employment nor to further their education, it’s more like bring them in and get them out as soon as possible for new ones to fill their spots.
Having said that, I think that many schools are trying. My friends have been telling me that their kids have been coming home from school in fourth grade asking them for algebra help on their math homework. Many of my friends have forgotten how to do it, or never learned it in the first place! So there seems to be a growing need for algebra tutoring services. Not every parent is able to help their kids with these kinds of problems! So I think that it’s great that people can access an online algebra tutor and get both algebra 1 and algebra 2 help for free.
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.