Sunday, February 26, 2012

And Best Picture Goes To ...

Yes, that's right, it's Oscar time again. The time of year where all these celebrity seekers get to live vicariously through the lives and laurels of the celebs of their liking. How many guys didn't call co-workers and friends 'pilgrim' when John Wayne was in his prime? How many didn't crunch their eyebrows like 'the Duke' or swagger with their toes pointing in like him as well. Remember, his name was really Marion, not The Duke! I digress. It is time for Oscar to pop out his tall golden form again and the stars will be out in their shallow splendor once again. One must remember that everything they do is for show. That's why they're called actors. Now, as far as the fans go that's something else. These die hard folk seem to want nothing more than to emulate their chosen 'heroes of the screen' in all their splendor and that's alright so long as it doesn't involve hurting someone.

Did I mention hurting someone? Yes I did and that's always a concern when fans and stars get together at the same venue. There are ways to maintain a safe distance such as the red velvet rope for the soft touch. Unless there's a riot everybody tends to respect the rope boundary. Now, if this were a new Harry Potter film or a pro wrestling event you'd need to go a bit stronger with barricades because emotions run a bit higher here and there can be a bit of pushing going on for best views or ticket buying, etc. I, for one, tend to skip the Oscars, don't go or watch wrestling, and wait for Potter to go DVD! It's much cheaper and safer as well!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Thanks for the guest post by Esteban Vinson

The other day I was online and ran across an ad that said click here for more T-1 solutions for your business. I have been thinking about upgrading us to T-1 at the office or a long time now but I think the biggest thing that stops me is price… The last thing I want to do when I own my own business is spend money where I don't have to. I think this is one of those things though that will be an investment in the short term but in the long term will really pay for itself. I think it's important to have the right technology when you own your own company and I know my six employees would really appreciate if I sped things up around here. They've been asking me for faster internet for the last three years and I think they would be more excited than I was if I told them we were getting a new provider. I need to crunch the numbers but all signs are pointing towards T-1.

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Wintertime? Let's Barbeque!

That's right, it's time to barbeque, actually it always time to BBQ and why not. Just because it's heading for the middle of winter doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, barbeque. It's all the more reason TO barbeque! What lifts the spirits on a dark, cold, bleak, and snowy day better than some BBQ'd ribs and maybe a nice grilled steak! Mmmmmmm, that's what I'm talking about! Of course I don't have those issues living in Central Florida and all, but I used to. It wouldn't be unusual for the neighbors to see me out at the grill in a snowstorm with my tongs and my leather welding gloves(perfect for handling the hot coals and hot grates) on cooking a steak or some chicken or whatever. After a fashion they used to drop hints about how good it must taste when the weather was lousy and food choices were limited to indoor cooking - for them! A true BBQ person is not dissuaded by weather, unless it's lightning, but rather heartened by the smell of the smoke! Only in the winter in harsh weather is gas acceptable over charcoal(what true grillers use) because at least you have the internal strength to do what's right, to grill no matter what!