It is not going to be easy to earn a living as an artist and I am trying to figure out if I am going to be able to do it. I am going to be getting out of high school in a few months and of course I am thinking about going to a trade school to take graphic design courses and art classes. Right now I realize that I am shy of the skills that I need to earn money in the field. It is not so difficult for you to sit around and doodle, but that is not what you get paid for. Probably a good number of people can earn some money as artists of the sort that you read about in books, Picasso, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Continue reading
I have always had pretty bad teeth. I had always wished that I had taken better care of them while growing up but as an adult I was too busy to see a dentist. Or so I told myself. The truth was that after an incredibly emotionally scarring experience with a dentist as a teen, I had been far to anxious to see another. They got to a point where I couldn’t ignore them while I was living in Singapore. A front tooth fell out and I had to find a dentist to give me a dental bridge in Singapore. I was worried about the standard of care I would receive in a foreign country as well as the cost.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the cost was very affordable and I made an appointment and thought about getting some anti-anxiety medication to help me get through it without going to pieces. Continue reading
Sometimes I have a bad habit of forgetting important things. I couldn’t remember my Hotmail Outlook login password last week and it was aggravating me. I needed to log in to read an important email, and my mind was drawing a blank as to what the password could be. After several attempts at guessing the password, I gave up and went to the section for forgotten passwords. There were a few security questions for me to answer in order to reset my password. I made these questions up when I first created the account, but it had been so long since I had seen them that I couldn’t remember the answers.
I made the questions difficult on purpose so no one besides me would be able to guess the answers to them. In hindsight, that probably wasn’t the best idea, because I couldn’t guess the answers either. I gave up on the security questions and went to the help section to find an alternative way in. From there, I was able to get into a live chat with someone who works for the mail service. I told them that I couldn’t get into my account and that I couldn’t remember the security question answers.
I thought I would have been out of luck, but the helper told me that I could enter my account another way. When I first created the account, it asked for my cell phone number as an extra verification method in case I forgot my password. The helper asked me to confirm my phone number and then sent a code to my phone via text message. I entered the code on the website and I was able to log into my account and change my password. The important email was waiting for me to read in the inbox.
We got used to repeating a pattern for a big retail company I worked for. I would have to spend about six months or so in different districts throughout the United States. Then I would move on to the next place. I would eventually get back into the same district I left, and I would repeat the pattern again. I handled a delicate part of their business, and people in my position would get moved along about every six months. My wife is a writer, so she works from home. We looked at apartments for rent in Stockbridge GA for the next stint in the southeast district. We would look for six-month leases, and the company covered a lot of the expenses. They would pay out a year’s lease of no suitable apartment was available for six months. The next person taking over for six months would then move in.
Most of the time I got the choice of where I wanted to rent because of my seniority. I did not have to take someone else’s apartment that worked for the company and was moving out. Less senior managers did. Well, when we moved to Stockbridge, we really liked the area. Continue reading
One of my friends promised to help me put together a piece of furniture that I bought from a store. The furniture was packed into a box with all of the pieces, but the instructions barely had any words. Normally when I try to put together furniture, I’m left with pieces that I can’t figure out how to put on the furniture. I told my friend to head over to the Asheville apartments and wait for me to let him in. He brought his tools with him, and I ordered a pizza, because I figured we would need some lunch while working.
When my friend saw the instructions for the furniture, he was surprised to see how few words there were in the manual. There were a few Swedish words with English equivalents here and there, but nothing noteworthy. Continue reading
When my husband was transferred to Dallas, I thought that we would look for a place there. He told me that he did not want to live in the same area where he worked, especially since he was one of the big bosses there. He wanted to keep his work life and personal life separate, which is why he told me to look at apartments for rent in Lewisville TX instead. He told me that the commute would be around 25 minutes or so each way, which he was willing to do if it meant that we had more privacy in our private lives.
Since he travels a lot for his work too, I knew that the commute would not bother him at all. I also was really happy that we would not be living in one of the biggest cities in Texas. I am more laid back, and I like a less hectic lifestyle too. When I looked at the different complexes available in Lewisville, I knew why my husband had picked that city. Continue reading
Gun stock covers are a good idea for hunters, but some of the ones that I’ve come across have varied in quality. Much like the rifles themselves, the covers are made by different manufacturers, and not all of them have the same level of quality assurance or use high quality materials. I’ve bought one stock that only lasted for one use before it fell apart, which didn’t make any sense at all. I could see something with moving parts fall apart, but a piece of cloth that was sewn together should not fall apart after one use. I think the company who made this cover went out of business.
Since I bought that terrible cover, I did some research to find out which company makes the best one. I should have done this in the first place, but it’s better to do it eventually instead of not doing it at all. Examining a lot of customer reviews helped me form a good idea of which cover is the king of the market. One particular cover seemed to have the most positive reviews out of any of them. The battle for the top spot was pretty close, but this cover had the edge.
I can see why the cover had the most positive reviews. This cover felt good on the stock and against my body. The cover had some slots to hold extra ammunition, which is a bonus. There have been times when I needed to reload my rifle, but I wasn’t able to easily access my ammunition. In the woods, you have to save as much time as possible when trying to hunt an animal. Taking out more ammunition means that the hunter is making extra sound that could scare away the animals. Taking out ammunition from the cover is as easy as sliding it out.
I hired a local company to make my website, not realizing that they were not the right company until after they were done. While the site looked decent enough of my computer, it did not look good at all on my mobile phone. I just assumed that a company would make sure that it did, and they were not willing to redo it without a larger fee. That is why I decided to scrap what they did, and I started fresh in my search for a Los Angeles web development company.
This time I did it right though. Instead of just choosing a company that has a nice looking website, I did thorough research on the companies that I looked at. Continue reading
I remember renting my first apartment. It was a dump. I could barely afford it on my meager income just out of college. I needed a place to stay, and rented the first thing I could find that was within walking distance of my job. I did not even have a car, and I had a bicycle that was old and falling apart. Fast forward a few years and now I am married, we have a cool Jack Russell Terrier that has way too much energy and we found apartments for rent in Denver that were right up our alley.
Times have changed for my income. I stuck with my company through some tough times they were having and got rewarded with a much higher position when the stock to a positive turn. Some of the things that caused our value to increase to our investors were completely from some ideas I presented to the board. Now I own a tiny piece of the company. My wife and I could afford a much nicer place, and we wanted to stick with an apartment rather than putting money down on a house. We spend a lot of hours working. Continue reading
I really hate it when media goes out of print. I’ve run across my fare share of books and music that goes out of print, but the biggest annoyance is movies going out of print. There is a really old movie that I wanted to see once, but I couldn’t find any copies of the movie on any online stores. I check at my local library to see if they had the movie, but they didn’t. Even the online movie database had no way I could get the movie. I could only find the movie on the Pirate Bay in digital form.
Not being able to find the movie in the database was the most surprising thing to me, because they usually have every movie, regardless of how old it is, or whether it has been out of print or not. I was starting to get suspicious that the movie that I found online wasn’t the actual movie, but simply a fake. I downloaded it and scanned it to make sure that there was nothing wrong with it. The file was fine, so I popped some popcorn and watched it. The movie was exactly what I was looking for at all of those places.
I made a backup copy of the movie onto a DVD for safe keeping. If something ever happens to the copy that is on my hard drive, I’ll always have the DVD copy to watch. If something happens to that, then I guess I’m just out of luck. I’ve written a letter to the director of the movie regarding the availability of his movie, but he hasn’t responded to me. He’s gone into seclusion for many years, and no one has really been able to find him. Maybe one day he’ll resurface and make the movie available to everyone again.
It could be very difficult for people to articulate how they feel for the ones they love. I know that my dad is a very stoic person and that it could be very difficult for him to tell us how he felt about us growing up, but he had no problem telling my mom how much he loved her. He was also very affectionate with her and it showed. He would write love poems for her and I knew that it meant a lot to her. He was very different with her than he was with us and I still have a hard time understanding that as an adult with a family of my own. Continue reading
If you are planning on relocating to Singapore, you will benefit from consulting with a Singapore mover before hand. Depending on where you are moving from, making arrangements for shipping and then moving certain personal items to your new residence can all be coordinated by a moving company.
Professional Singapore movers can handle the receipt of anything you want to ship, from furniture and appliances to your personal items like clothing. Most of all, an experienced Singapore mover can help you avoid the consequences of trying to bring illegal items, or even stuff that has quantity restrictions. Here are few of the things that you can either not bring into Singapore, or items that have a quantity restriction attached to them.
There are things on this list that you may find odd, but they are things that you cannot bring as part of your move to Singapore. This list is not all-inclusive, but does contain some common mistakes that people who move to Singapore encounter.
- Drugs & Narcotics: Obviously narcotics and drugs are on the list, but be sure that you also check any non-branded prescription medications. Continue reading
Years ago, I really got into couponing. It was so satisfying to sit and cut out all the different discount offers in the newspaper. But once I became a full time mom, I felt that I no longer had time for that. Things have changed recently in that you can now get some great discounted items through apps on your phone, and that’s how, after reading an Ibotta review a few months ago, I rushed to join. It’s fast, simple, and there are no papers to buy and no pieces of paper to cut out for hours on end.
To get started with the program, all I had to do was to download the company app on my phone. It took all of 1 minute to download it. Another 60 minutes, and I was already registered. Within seconds, I was browsing all over the app and saw what it had to offer me. I went to the offers area and found out that if I bought certain things at the store, I would get rewards. Continue reading