Archive for May 2009

Top 3 Reasons Why It Would Be Best To Buy Paintball Guns Online

We know, we know… there are just some people who like going to the brick-and-mortar stores to buy their paintball guns. These people like the fact that they can check out the merchandise first hand and maybe even handle the markers themselves. Asking the salesperson on duty what his or her recommendations are for the latest gears and accessories is also part of the territory.

However, not everyone has the time or willingness to go to these stores and browse. At the same time, you really cannot dismiss the fact that the salesperson on duty may just be looking for a quick sale, and try to push off some of their unpopular paintball models on you. Saying thus, here are a couple of reasons why shopping online for markers feels so much more enticing these days.

Affordability. If you are working around a particularly tight budget, shopping online can help get you the best deals in a hurry. For starters, you have the liberty to choose and inspect marker models that are within your prospective buying capacity – without having to compromise product quality. Some of the older models are inevitably offered for discounted prices as the newer ones come into view.

Also, when it comes to marker packages, some of the best deals are always online. You can also check these out in case you want to buy more than just one electronic gun. This will save you a lot on shipping costs too.

It might also suit you to know that not all affordable markers online are the older models. Some manufacturers are willing to provide the newest line of paintball guns at reasonable rates to enthusiasts, who in turn, may be willing to write about the product on their blogs. This is usually done as a promotional vehicle. If you are lucky, you might even score one for free. However, you would need to seriously sign up for email alerts, online surveys and declare that you are willing to do this to a both the manufacturers and the distributors. Having a running blog site also helps.

Widest range of choices. When you go shopping at brick-and-mortar businesses, you will see some products, usually only from the paintball brand(s) that the store carries. Needless to say, you have a limited selection because you cannot compare all the popular products in one sitting. Shopping online gives you this liberty and more. True enough, some of the most visited websites are the most popular paintball gun stores. And you can scope out web page after web page when you compare specs and prices.

But try not to pass over lesser known distributors and manufacturers as well. Some of these may be neophytes to the industry but that does not mean that their products are not quality made. However, it would be cautious to check out product specs, privacy policies and return policies carefully; and make sure that you have money back guarantee as well.

Preview to the latest line of electronic gun models. Only in online stores do you really get to see the newest lines of markers. It takes a couple of weeks or months before brick-and-mortar businesses catch up with the trend. So shopping online can give you that edge.


Party Boat Fishing

The Point Pleasant docks

The Point Pleasant docks

Last week I went out on one of the party boats that runs out of the Point Pleasant NJ docks. It was a half day outing and it was not a lot of money to get out on the ocean for the time we spent out there. The Atlantic was a little choppy when we headed out. Some people on the boat, including a buddy of mine that took the trip with me, got sick because of that. I even felt a little queasy myself. Once we made it through that things were pretty nice the rest of the time.

Fishing was not that good, but we did have a good time nonetheless. Once we got back into shore we headed over to a restaurant in Point Pleasant and had a nice meal. By that time my friends churning stomach had settled.

This was my first time getting a boat out of this dock area. There were a lot more boats around, some large some small. I would definitely go back to try a Point Pleasant fishing trip again.

Food Addiction

Can a person become addicted to food?

You bet they can.  I'm not talking about someone who has a strong preference for a certain type of food, like a snickers bar or chocolate cake.  I'm talking about people who are using food and eating as a way to self medicate.

This can be as simple as someone who gets stressed out at work and involuntarily reaches for something to munch on.  They are not truly hungry, but they have learned how to use eating as a coping mechanism.  As you can imagine, food addiction of this nature can produce unhealthy weight in some people.

Obviously, the first step in correcting a food addiction of this nature is to recognize exactly how you are medicating yourself with food and start having an increased awareness of when it is happening.  Without this new awareness about your addiction, there can be no progress towards a meaningful change in your behavior.

Methadone Addiction is no Joke

Methadone addiction is no joke and many people end up dying from it.  Some people are under the false assumption that Methadone is much safer than street drugs such as heroin, but unfortunately this has not really turned out to be true if you look at the numbers.  In many cases people are overdosing on Methadone and some of them mix it with other drugs in order to produce a high that is similar to Heroin.

One thing that make methadone addiction so difficult to deal with is the half life of the drug.  It is a very sticky drug and the body metabolizes it very slowly compared to heroin and other opiates.  Because of this, the withdrawal is especially slow and long and painful, much worse than heroin withdrawal in fact.

Magic Jack Voip Phone

magic-jack-voip-phone1Most voip phones use your high-speed internet connection to make calls. They attach to your modem or other internet device instead of using phone lines.   Magic Jack uses your high-speed internet connection and your computer to make phone calls.  The service is very cheap - almost free, but because you need to use your computer there may be problems.

One requirement isn't really a problem, but it may be for you.  Your computer has to be on for you to make and receive calls with the Magic Jack voip.   Some people do not like to leave their computer on all of the time.  A high quality internet service is also required such as DSL, broadband, wi-fi and other high-speed connections.  If the internet service goes out, so does your phone when using a voip phone.

When you are using your computer in addition to your internet connection for a phone service, there may be a oonflict between your computer and the software for the phone.  It is important to maintain your computer in good working condition and update your operating system and anti-virus programs on a regular basis.

Black Mold Removal Products

There’s been a lot of confusion on the market when it comes to black mold removal products. Most people believe that removing the toxic mold is as easy as rubbing a bleach solution on the affected area. However, bleaching isn’t always practical or environmentally safe. Luckily, bleaching is no longer the only solution!

Eco-Friendly – If you’re not fond of breathing in dangerous fumes, but you don’t want to be dealing with a future moldy mess, you may find that a green product meant to remove mold is just the ticket since they can penetrate below molding surfaces.

Dehumidifiers – if you find that you have a lot of humidity in your home, a dehumidifier may be just the thing since it can help reduce humidity in the air.

Soap and Water – A combination of soap and water can help clean mold stains. Keep in mind however that neither can remove mold.

Vinegar – Some people swear by vinegar since it seems to remove mold on fragile materials such as leather goods. It’s also environmentally friendly. Vinegar may be fine to use if you have only a very tiny amount of the toxin to remove. Bigger jobs should be left to a more permanent solution, however.

Exhaust Fan – An exhaust fan is essential if you have a shower in your bathroom or you cook a lot in your kitchen. For most, installing one of these can get pricey if you’re not careful. The good news is that many homes now come with exhaust fans in the bathroom, however your kitchen may very well be another story.

The above are only a few of the many black mold removal products that are available on the market today. Some may be a simple or temporary solution while others may be a pricey, but permanent solution to an old age problem. Yet all are worth checking out.

New Jersey Beach Time

The weekday scene at the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights

The weekday scene at the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights

After the big holiday weekend, which is typically the beginning of the summer season for folks at shore communities like Seaside Heights New Jersey, things have really slowed down. The weather has been cool and rainy. Not good for enticing folks into thinking about making plans for, or visiting, the beach.

There were some good crowds this past weekend and business was good at many places. This was a relief as many merchants were (and still are) sitting on edge, wondering what the recession will bring their way this year. Having at least this first big weekend go well at least offered some relief.

On one hand people may vacation more locally and pack the Jersey shore beaches, on the other hand they may just stay home. Hotels and rental homes may or may not be an unaffordable luxury this year. Despite the fact so many millions of people live within a few hours of places like Seaside Heights.

Non Secured Loans – A Good Option?

Your son or daughter wants money for a car or to move apartments - is a nonsecured loans a good idea? Maybe is probably the answer - at least your child is taking financial responsibility and not hitting you up for the handout. The reality though is that non secured loans can be more expensive than other forms of lending. Especially for young people who don't have a long credit history - or any credit history at all.

On the other hand if a student does get a loan and pays it off they will have an excellent credit record which will help if they want to borrow for a more significant item later on.  Although a credit card can be an option a non-secured loan will probably be cheaper, at least based on interest rates.

Install an Attic Fan

The heat buildup in your attic during the summer can be quite incredible. An attic is usually an enclosed space, with few vents, and virtually no insulation on the roof side. Along with dark colored shingles, this is the perfect environment for heat to build up. To combat this massive heat build-up you should consider installing an attic fan to remove the heat.  Attic fans are a simple and economical way to exchange the air in your attic and remove energy consuming heat buildups. You can just imagine how much heat is being transferred into your house if your attic is upwords of 150°F. This space is often not considered when ventilation plans are drawn up for a house. Goodness the addition of an attic fan is easily done by the average do-it-yourselfer or homeowner.

Mitä mukaan matkalle

Matkailijan on hyvä tietää lentokoneiden matkatavara rajoitukset ennen kuin menevät lentokentälle laukkuja viemään. Monet lentoyhtiöt eivät enää halua ottaa liikaa ylipainoa matkustajien laukkujen painona ja ovat määränneet tarkat rajat miten paljon jokainen matkustaja voi ottaa matkatavaroita. Yleensä yhdelle matkustajalle on varattu yksi isompi laukku ja yksi käsimatkatavara, jonka voi ottaa lentokoneen sisälle eikä sitä tarvitse laittaa ruumaan. Kannattaa kuitenkin muistaa että kaikki lentokoneeseen ja varsinkin ei ruumaan menevät tavarat läpivalaistaan ja kiellettyjen tavaroiden lista on aika tarkka nykyään. Mitään nesteitä ei kannata omiin käsimatkatavaroihin pakata, koska ne kaikki jäävät turvatarkastukseen. Lämpimiin maihin ei onneksi tarvitse paljon vaatteita tai varusteita pakata, koska niissä pärjää vähillä vaatteilla myös iltaisin. Esimerkiksi Hispanian Egyptin matkalle ei tarvitse kovinkaan paljon mukaan tavaroita edes talvella matkustaettaessa, koska myös talvisin on siellä illat mukavan lämpimiä. Omat talvivaatteet voi jättää vaikka lentokentälle, kun lähtee Egyptin matkalle.

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