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January 11th, 2017

My Chiropractor is Helping to Keep Me on the Golf Course

I like golfing. I really like it. I have played golf since I was about 12, and that was 50 years ago. I used to be able to do 36 holes and then go to work at my full time job. Now that I am retired, I want to play all of the time. However, I am not quite up to 36 holes two times per week. I tried that a couple of weeks ago and needed my chiropractor in Mesa to fix my back so I could at least golf nine holes in a couple of days.

I really wore myself out in the heat and on that back nine twice in one day. I was competing against my family. My wife, daughter and our two daughters-in-law played 18 holes. Then my sons challenged me to another 18 while the girls all stayed back at the clubhouse for massages, mani-pedis and more. By the time dinner rolled around, my back was hurting. I really threw something out in my upper back when I was trying to get out from behind a tree on that doglegged par 5 on the back nine.

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January 11th, 2017

A Good Cure for Whiplash

I employed the services of a San Jose chiropractor after an auto accident left me with a bad case of whiplash. I always thought that condition was sort of a fancy name for pulled muscles in your neck when your head is suddenly moved forwards or backwards with great force. I recently suffered whiplash when I was sitting at a stop sign and a teenager who was paying more attention to their phone than the road plowed into my car. Sure enough my head went forwards and backwards with force and the pain in my neck set in immediately.

It was only later that I learned whiplash can be a lot more than a few strained muscles. Some people can suffer excruciating headaches and nerve pain. The unlucky people can have chronic neck pain for months or even years afterwards. I know the headaches I was having were pretty intense, but the neck pain was worse and it didn’t feel like a pulled muscle. It felt like serious nerve pain. After it didn’t vanish in a couple of weeks, my wife went online and found a chiropractor clinic and made an appointment because something had to be done.

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December 17th, 2016

I Was Liking the New Innovative Architectural Design of the 12 on Shan Condo in Singapore

I grew up in District 12, and still enjoy living here. That is why when a condo project was announced for 12 On Shan, I had to take a closer look. Condos here in Singapore are structures that share ownership among the condo owners. What you do with your interior space, as far as customization goes, is up to the individual condo owner. However, there are certain rules for what you can and cannot do. If you own a condo, you will have to be the one who pays to renovate and repair its interior as the years go on. The exterior is a shared expense because all of the condo owners own the building.

I wanted to live at a property that was going to be well maintained.

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December 15th, 2016

Good Enough to Do Taxes Professionally

A relative of mine asked me to help her file her taxes, since I’m pretty good at math and have done it before with my own taxes. She said that I was so good that I should probably start my own business doing it. I didn’t think I was that good, but apparently she did, so I started thinking more about her idea. I started making plan for an office in my home where I could work from, and setting up a fax machine for important documents. I found a way to get some help from Keystone Tax Solutions after doing some research on the Internet.

Gone are the days of doing taxes on traditional paper.

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December 9th, 2016

Dad and Mom Gave Me a Piece of Property Recently

My parents have a lot of money, and they have a lot of property located around our country town. When they grew older, they told my siblings and I that they wanted to give some of it to us before they pass away one day in the future. I have wanted my own small farm, so that made me really happy. They had to get a living trust attorney in Orange County to get all the paperwork straightened out since the property is in their trust. Dad says that they needed to do things the right way so that my siblings and I would not fight over property one day when they passed away. It’s scary to think that could ever even happen with my brothers and sisters.

My parents are old enough that they have seen quite a number of our relatives and friends pass away over the years. They have seen siblings fight over what they think they should get. It breaks apart families and really tears people apart.

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October 5th, 2016

An Easy Pay Stub Maker

I knew that I needed to have some work done at my house, but I was not sure who to hire for it. There was a local handyman who gave me a really good quote for the work that I needed done, and he seemed to have the same qualifications as a professional. I decided to go ahead and use his services, which meant that I had to find a paystub maker online. He had told me that I could just pay him in cash, but I have never been the type to do something like that.

Not only do I want proof that I paid him, but I also wanted it all spelled out on a professional document.

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September 25th, 2016

My Sister is Enjoying Her Special Day

My older sister Marie is complete diva. Even when we were little kids, she was always the boss. She always had to have everything done her way. As an adult, she has not changed. She runs a very successful business and calls the shots. I work as a cosmetologist and I love it. My sister told me that she was getting married and wanted me to do her makeup. She wanted eyebrow embroidery for her wedding. I agreed to take on the task at hand.

Life as a male cosmetologist has not always been easy for me. My father did not understand nor support my career decision. He did not think that doing makeup was a suitable job for a man.

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September 7th, 2016

A School Website Filled with Great Info

I wanted to learn more information about a visual communication course that I had heard the Orita Sinclair school had. I knew the best way was just to go to the website and find out the info I wanted from there. I was not sure what I was expecting when I did this, but it was not what I found. There was so much information there about the course that I wanted to take that it took me quite a while to read it all. That is a good thing though because I would much rather have all the information in one spot like this than have to go search for it in different places.

The entire course syllabus was there along with descriptions of all the different modules.

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June 2nd, 2016

Plans for a Grand Design

For a garden that I was planning for my home, I had been working with one of my friends to create the plans. He came up with a slab design to make the garden look like some kind of beautiful Roman dream. My friend had been skilled in design for many years because he took courses on it in college. I was focused on computer programming, which comes in handy for him when he wants someone to make a website for him or create an app that will be usable by his customers. We plan to start construction of the garden during the summer.

The garden will have an area for growing flowers and food, and also an area that will house a small pond.

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May 31st, 2016

Started to Go Hunting with a 12 Gauge

Like everyone else I used to go hunting with a bolt action hunting rifle, a Marlin 30 30. I had a scope on it, but I came to realize that the way that I am hunting is not really going to make that all that advantageous. Out in the Western states they have a lot of wide open spaces and some of the time they will shoot at elk from half a mile away. Around here you are going to be a lot closer. I got a good 12 gauge and put a slip on recoil pad on the stock. Of course it is going to kick very little when you load it up with bird shot, but you are going to really appreciate that recoil pad when you are using double ought buck shot and deer slugs. That is how I am loading it up, first one and then the other.

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May 22nd, 2016

Being Unique in an Affordable Way Was Important at My Wedding

I always loved wedding magazines. It seems that most females seem to take an interest in them as soon as they get engaged, but I was reading these types of magazines long before I even knew the man that I became engaged to. I knew that I wanted to have a unique wedding, and I wanted to do it in a way that would be affordable. Gathering ideas early on helped me with that. One thing that really surprised my guests was the feather bow tie that my new husband wore with his tuxedo. It really stood out and everyone wanted to know where it came from.

My husband was a big bird lover. He had two parrots of his own, and when he was growing up, his parents had a peacock that wandered freely around their fenced in back yard.

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May 16th, 2016

Here is a Crime, but Who is the Real Criminal?

I saw on the news that my neighbor had been arrested. He is in serious trouble for assaulting another neighbor. The news makes it look like my neighbor is the bad guy. The rest of us around here know that is not the case. The other neighbor has been trouble for everyone for a long time. He is not a nice guy at all. Each one of us has been the victim of one of his verbal attacks or threats. I helped my neighbor contact a criminal law firm in Sydney. The real bad guy has never been arrested because he has a lot of money and friends in positions of power. My neighbor just responded to a threat.

The man was accosting my neighbor with a verbal attack. He had a golf club in his hand. When he raised it like he was going to hit my neighbor, he got his hat handed to him so to speak. The injuries made it a more serious crime, and there were no witnesses.

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May 12th, 2016

Seeing What Can’t Be Seen

Years ago, my idea of having a security system was buying a few door alarms from the local hardware store and sticking them on the wall. I never had a burglar to test out these alarms, but if one did come, the alarms wouldn’t have really done much. They would have made a loud sound, but that’s about it. The police wouldn’t have been called, the burglar wouldn’t have been captured on film, and if he was brazen enough, he would have just broken the alarms. I needed to be safer, so I got a home security audit to give me something better.

I upgraded to a full system with an alarm, security box that arms and disarms the alarm, smoke and heat detectors, window locks, and cameras to monitor every inch of the outside of my home.

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May 7th, 2016

Imagine Going to Jail but Not Being Guilty of a Crime

Not everyone that is accused of a crime is guilty. Anyone can get railroaded into prison. The system we have here in America is a decent one. I’d say it is better than anywhere else. However, we all know that things can happen that can get the full weight of the law down on you even if you did not commit a crime. Look at how many people have been freed from prison because DNA evidence proves they are not guilty. Strong defense teams, such as,, could make the difference between prison and freedom.

The thing about being accused is that even though the law says innocent until proven guilty, you know that people see you as being guilty even if they prove you innocent. People do not seem to be wired to think not guilty. If you are accused, you must have done something to get accused, so you should go to jail for whatever that something is.

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April 19th, 2016

Dog Scales for Easy Weighing

I am raising a litter of puppies that I would like to sell at some point in the future. They are cute and it is going to be hard to let go of the little scamps, but at the same time, there is no way that I’d be able to keep all of these dogs over the long term anyway. Once they get bigger, it is going to be hard to handle them all. I am hoping to buy a dog scale so that I can weigh the dogs as they grow, and keep track of how they progress in putting on weight and their growth in general. I want to do that to make sure that they are healthy and growing at a normal rate.

Additionally, I think it should be helpful in trying to figure out if I should adjust their diets and things like that. I have never raised a litter of puppies before, and since I am going to try to sell them once they are old enough to sell, it makes a lot of sense to me that I would try to do things right, and make sure that everything is going according to the plan. Hence my need for a dog scale to be ab,le to weigh them. I have never attempted to purchase anything like this before, but I am sure that they make scales that are designed to be easy to use for pet owners.

I really want something that is going to be easy, where the dog could just walk on it, and i wouldn’t have to do anything awkward, like picking it up and putting it on a scale, and then making sure that it stays there long enough to get the measurement. Something designed for the purpose would definitely be best.

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December 3rd, 2015

My Hair Gives Me New Self Confidence

I have really fine hair, which can be a pain in the neck to style at times. Thick hair is easier to manipulate into different styles, but thin hair tends to fly away with most styles. I thought that I was destined to just a couple of different and very plain hair styles because of this, but I learned that a lot of women with beautiful hair are actually wearing hair extensions. That gave me such hope, and I went to a website that has all kinds of different extensions, like the 4C hair extensions that I bought.

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December 1st, 2015

I Have the Hair I Always Wanted

When I decided to go with hair extensions on my head, I knew that I was going to shop around for the best price. I do that no matter what I am buying, whether it is potatoes at the grocery store or shoes at the department store. I knew that I would be able to find a good deal on hair bundles too, and all I had to do was look for one. It actually did not take me that long to find some fantastic virgin hair bundle deals, which was a huge plus for me since the hair was virgin as well.

I had heard of natural versus synthetic hair, but I honestly did not think that I would be able to afford the natural because it really is real human hair. I was surprised to see just how affordable it was though, and I knew that it was what I would end up getting as soon as I saw the price. I already knew that the quality of natural weaves and extensions were better, mainly because it is real hair that is not damaged in any way.

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October 26th, 2015

The Benefit of the Bundle

When the price for my cable bill became too high, I bundled it up with the cable provider’s Internet service to save money. Bundles cost less than a service on its own, at least for a short period of time. After a while, the price increased and I was right back at the beginning. I couldn’t pay the price anymore and had to cancel my service. For a while, the only way I could access the Internet was with my cell phone. I looked for some alternative replacements, and found one at

DirecTV was offering a bundle in the same way that the cable company was, but there was a difference. They promised that the price wouldn’t increase, no matter how long I had the service. The speeds for the Internet service were also different. On my old cable plan, the speeds went up to 45Mbps, but to get that speed, you had to pay over $100 just for the Internet alone. I used to have 6Mbps for $40, and I even thought that was too much of a price to pay.

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October 20th, 2015

The Battle for My Computer

The blank invoice PDF that my friend gave me turned out to be a corrupted file that had a virus hidden within it. The virus installed a lot of bloatware on my computer in the form of fake anti virus software. The software pops up every time I turn on my computer and gives me a lot of fake messages about having tons of viruses installed, and that the only way to get rid of them is to pay for some unknown software. I’ve had experience with this kind of virus on other people’s computers before, so I knew how to get rid of it.

I had to put the computer in safe mode and run a couple of programs to stop the virus from running the fake anti virus software. Then I ran scans using a couple of programs to find where the virus was stored and delete it from my computer. The scans take around an hour or two to complete, and I had to run multiple scans. The process was an overnight one and when I woke up in the morning, the computer was virus free.

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October 6th, 2015

Outdoor Channels on Satellite Television Packages Gives Us Ideas for Our Own Adventures

I like outdoor kinds of TV programming. I like all those hunting and fishing shows. If I am not working or out with my family (usually on an outdoor adventure), you will probably find me watching a show about my hobbies and interests on TV. For me, I cannot find any service that has more channels dedicated to sportsmen, fishermen and hunters that what I find in satellite television packages. I pay a couple of extra bucks for a specialty package of outdoor kinds of channels and I think it is worth it.

I like watching the shows to learn the latest techniques as well as see the latest gear being put through its paces. At my house we go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, power boating, skiing, snowshoeing and the list continues. It takes some overtime to make sure we are outfitted properly for our adventures. Yes, we do have a family RV. It is a Class C that is a few years old and we have a great time in it. However, we also like tent camping. We put the kayaks on the truck and go tent camping at a local State Park at least one weekend a month. We do winter camping too. Yes, we are crazy like that.

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