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The Time Investment in Twitter

When I first created my Twitter profile, I knew that I was going to have to do some serious work in order to make my Twitter profile meaningful. With the goal of using it as a platform to push out my blog’s content, I was going to have to find an active community within my chosen niche – this wasn’t going to be easy and I was forced to buy Twitter followers at in the beginning. Luckily, I found a service that was able to provide actual users (no bots). Their service allowed me to pick and choose users based on their interests and how many followers they had.
Of course, the price went up for power users but it was well worth the price to have a handful of these users as they possess a reach that I needed to make any sort of meaningful impact. It was a cascade effect once I had them; their own followers were soon requesting to be a follower of mine which in turn introduced me to more people who were active within the community.
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A New Model of Television

I’ve been considering whether or not I should switch to Time Warner Cable after reading Don’t get me wrong; I really do not support their idea of what the Internet should be but at the same time my current cable company has awful pricing. Time Warner isn’t much better but when you don’t have options available you have to take what you can get, even if it is the lesser of two evils. I’m not trying to speak poorly of the company here but I’m hoping that maybe after this Net Neutrality business begins to settle down, they’ll start listening to their customers.
The only reason I still even need a cable package is because of the premium content form the likes of Showtime, HBO and others who are producing amazing shows. When those shows do inevitably end up becoming streaming services in their own right (HBO is already beginning to hesitantly creep into the market), cable companies are going to have to take a long and hard look at the services they provide and how their business model is currently matching up with the competition.
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Great Electricity Providers for Great State of Texas

It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I have finally moved out of my parents house and I am now living on my own. I expected that I would be able to do so years ago, but there have been some serious impediment to my plans over the years. You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men and such. I don’t need to state it here. Anyway, I have been evaluating Just Energy in Texas as a potential electricity supplier for my new apartment.
My apartment is new in the sense that it is new to me, and also in the sense that is literally a new apartment. I believe that it was completed last year, and I am the first person to ever live in it. That is definitely a good thing, because it is not always very fun to live in an apartment that has been lived in by other people.
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More Choice is Needed for All Utility Customers

I pride myself on living as frugally as I possibly can. It is actually rare for me to pay full price for most anything that I buy. I subscribe to all the very best blogs and forums about penny pinching, and I have made saving money into a lifestyle that I intend to follow permanently. When I learn more information that will work for my life, I immedetiately put it to use. I figure the sooner I do so, the quicker I can start earning.
Many people love to shop sales and get discounts. But they often overspend in many other ways so that that the savings they received previously is negated. Then there are other people who try various ways of saving money, but it feels like too much work to them, so they quit soon after. That’s not what I am about.
I get frustrated when I have little choice in what I pay for goods or services, though. And where I live, it used to be that you had no choice but to purchase your electricity through our city government. This meant that you had no choice but to deal with rate increases and so much more because you had no choice. There was no one else to get service from.
Thanks to laws that have passed in recent years, we now have the ability to get service from other companies in our state. This allows us to go price shopping to see who has the best rates. This is a must for savings purposes, and many people appreciate the fact that choices help them to feel more in control of their long-term finances. And many people like the the fact that they are able to choose whether their money is given to a government entity or some other type of company that does not have government employees running the show.
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Websites Adapting to Retail Stores Not Carrying Enough Rave Clothing

Websites are now offering rave clothing for sale since the style is now a counterculture fashion trend. The urban dance parties began to develop their own fashion genre over time. The style can be anything from traditional skirts and dresses in wild fabrics and colors to clothing that would only appear normal in a psychedelic dream. Costumes depicting vampire and creature themes are adapted to be as revealing as some beachwear. The enclosed urban spaces where raves are held can get stuffy.

Elements of rave clothing can be noticed in every day wear now. The boot craze and mixing skirts with crazy patterned stockings is an example. This fashion trend is popular among young adults who may not ever have even been to a rave. Body appliques, body worn battery powered lights, glow necklaces and arm-length gloves are just a fraction of the accessories rave attendees wear. Colorful wigs, outlandish glasses and full costumes are also popular as rave clothing.

There are also lines of rave cosmetics available that would make some Punk Rock stars jealous. The colors are often iridescent, florescent or otherwise brilliant. Bright greens, purples, reds and blues are common. Tee shirts with LED graphics and LED lit shoelaces are also popular rave clothing items. The list is practically endless. The rules are that there are no rules other than them being out of the ordinary. A regular pair of athletic shoes with LED shoelaces become rave shoes, but even more so if the shoes are already a wild color or pattern.

Since most retail clothing outlets only have a limited amount of items that can be even remotely associated with rave wear, websites have been popping up that are catering to the consumer demand with all kinds of rave clothes available in one location. Some of the items are right at the edge of being too outlandish to wear in public, but still conservative enough to be acceptable. These are the items now being adopted as general fashion elements in young adult society.


ADT Security Systems in Sparta

I have decided that it is not a good idea to live in a house that does not have a security system, and it seems like it just invites trouble. I have wanted to get one in the past, but my wife has talked me out of it. It seems like generally, the husband would be the one to do that, because of some macho belief about his ability to protect his family. I don’t know, but I want to look into sparta adt security systems and how much they typically cost to have installed.

I want to get a pretty nice system, so that I will feel confident in the level of protection that it affords for my family. I know that the crime rate is going up in this area. Well, I do not actually know that for a fact, and have not looked into any statistics for the area, but maybe I should. Rather, I based that belief on the number of news articles that I read about in the local news, which have to do with crime. That might be a bad way to try to judge a situation like this, but regardless, the news stories make me want to have a security system for my house, and that is what I am going to do.

The feature of modern security systems that I am most curious about, is remote monitoring for the house, using video cameras that can be patched into from a remote computer. That is really interesting, and something that I would like to be able to do with my house. However, I do not know how much it would cost for such a thing, and that is something that I need to look into in the near future, to see if I can afford it.


Basketball is a Fun Game

When my twelve year old daughter told me that she wanted to be able to play basketball for the first time, I knew that it would be difficult. I knew that the girls that she would play with had been playing for a little while. There were a lot of people that told me that it was important for her to just go in and get details here so that I could read what it was like to hang out on the team. There was a team mate that had a blog about what it was like to practice with these girls and what it was like for them to play every single game together. I knew that it seemed like it was going to be a great fit for my daughter. I wanted to make sure that there were a lot of things that I could do to help out with the other moms. When my daughter was younger, we used to have to take turns cutting up oranges and bringing them to the soccer games on the weekend. We would all sign up and we would alternate the different weeks that we would bring in the oranges. My daughter loved the half time part of the games because that meant that she would get oranges. I told her not to tell anyone that as I did not want her coaches to not think that she was not serious about the game. It was important for her to make sure that she was in a good mood before each game as I wanted her to make sure that she could play her best and do the best that she was. I really liked her team and wanted them to know that I was glad she was a part of them.


A Piece O Cake

  1. A Piece O Cake Reviews

    East Lansing
    4966 Northwind Dr
    Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (6 Reviews)

    Review by Jacqueline D.
    what can i say! this is a cute, quaint cake shop! They have various flavors such as salted caramel, passion fruit frosting and carrot cake. The sour cream…
    Rating: 5

    Review by Luci L.
    Not a sit down bakery, geared towards events. Very nice, standard bakery. Could use a bit more lighting. Not much of a selection for cupcakes but very cool…
    Rating: 4

    Review by E. J.
    I love ‘A Piece O Cake’s cupcakes and macaroons. All the Cupcakes were beautiful and delicious. Macaroons were perfect for me, because it was not super…
    Rating: 5

  2. Tutti Frutti and O’ My Buns! Reviews

    East Lansing
    515 E. Grand River Ave
    Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 Reviews)

    Review by Lauren S.
    Ever since I moved here as freshman to attend Michigan State, I have been waiting for a frozen yogurt place to open up within walking distance from campus….
    Rating: 4

    Review by Amber T.
    This place is great. Since it’s brand new, the staff is ready to help anyone not familiar with the self-serve situation. They offer samples of all the…
    Rating: 4

    Review by Victor U.
    They’re getting 5 stars for not laughing at me when I put fruity pebbles on my frozen yogurt. Props. Flavors and toppings galore, expect nothing but good…
    Rating: 5


They Don’t Expect the Horn

On a website that sells train horns, I found lots of stuff that I wanted to buy, but I was on a limited budget, so I saved my money for another time. The website would always tempt me with new horns, but I could only window shop. It was tough for me to avoid pulling the trigger and buying something, but I knew that it would be bad for me because then I wouldn’t have any money to spend on the important things I needed.

After months of patience, I finally had enough money to buy horns from the site. I ordered 4 horns to start. I originally planned to only install one horn in my car, but I liked the horns so much that I wanted more. I wanted to put them all in at once and have a switch that would allow me to cycle between them at will. That way, I could have a different horn playing at any occasion. Some of the horns were louder than others, so I could use the softer ones in more calm situations, and use the louder ones in more intense situations.

One day I was stuck in traffic, and turned on my soft train horn. The car in front of me didn’t know where the sound came from and thought an actual train was nearby. She got out of her car in fear was about to run away, when I told her that it was only my horn. She was slightly annoyed because I had scared her and made her look crazy in front of all those people stuck in traffic. They got a good laugh out it. Traffic soon picked up and we all started driving again. I should probably hold back on blowing the horn when people don’t expect it.


Finding Location for Upcoming Internet Marketing Conference

I am going to attend the upcoming IM conference and I need to figure out where it is being held. I was told that it was being held at the same place where it was held last year, but it does not seem like that is actually true, because I called the venue and they did not seem to know what I was talking about. I am always interested in attending internet marketing conferences, and my understanding, is that this conference is one of the bigger ones that are held on the subject. So I am excited because if there are a lot of people at the conference, then that likely means that I will be able to learn a lot of new things that will help me with my line of work.

I have no idea how long exactly, this conference is going to last. Last year, I believe it only lasted one day, or at least, there was only one main day of the event. There might have been something related to the convention that was held on the next day, but if that was the case, then I did not stay for it. Instead, I was on my way back home on a plane by that time. This time, I am going to stay for the whole thing, if it is indeed the case, that it is going to last multiple days. But I do not even know, and I am kind of unprepared right now, which is quite a bit embarrassing.

However, I am going to get myself organized, and then go and buy my plane ticket, and book the hotel room that I am going to be staying at for the duration of the conference. Then pretty much everythign should be taken care of and out of the way.


Started Planning the Lake House

I bought this piece of land with my Dad about ten years ago. The two of us and my cousins all spent time up there. We cleared out a little place where we would camp out and then after a bit we bought this old camper trailer and parked it up there. The power company ran us some electricity out there and even put a little room with shutters on it. It was sufficient for camping out and no one really cared that it was not all that nice or not. When you smell like fish you just want to take a shower and we were actually rigging it up so that we would shower out on the little concrete slab out doors when it was warm enough. I dug a little septic system a few years ago, which was necessary as we were using it a lot more. The trailer was used as long as it was fit for the job.

Of course now I am semi retired and I spend weeks at a time up here, so I am going to build a real house up here. It is small though. I figure that we can fix it up so that we can let the guests camp out and I might buy a new camper trailer, you can find one used for a very low price. I got the one I had for almost nothing, the guy just wanted to be rid of the thing in fact. It is not going to be an expensive house to live in either. I figure that I shall make it very small and very efficient. In fact I intend to use the side of the ridge to insulate the house to an extent. It will not be a split level, but the back is going to be dug in to the ground.