After living five decades in the colder climate of the northeast I knew it was time that my wife and I move south. The winters were taking their toll on me. I used to be able to work outside in the cold with just the protection of a sweatshirt. Now I am wearing a winter coat in October. We did not want to move all the way south where it gets too hot in the summer, so we started looking for nicer apartments for rent in Columbia SC. We had been slowly downsizing the stuff we owned clearing out each room in our house one at a time. Now we were ready to move.
We kept the things that were important to us. I started the cleaning out of the junk in our lives in the basement. Then I went and cleaned the attic. My wife helped me every step of the way. She had also resolved to get rid of things that were just sitting and collecting dust. Some things had a slight emotional attachment but most were just things we would probably never look at or use again. Read more…
Its the season to be jolly, merry and giving, and one of the best ways to give is by buying someone you care for a gift that will last in their memories forever.
Its safe to say that almost everyone will have a love of music, and that people have more than one favorite pop star, pop group or soloist in one form or another, and how special it is to not just see them live, but hear and listen to them live, on stage, right before your eyes. The whole atmosphere will be electric and the hour plus of music will bring happiness to anyone there.
Now. Imagine been able to give this experience to a loved one, family member or a dear friend. Just think of the enjoyment this will bring. And nowadays it does not matter how old or young that special person is, they are going to always remember that moment and who allowed it to happen.
So for something different this Christmas, buy them a concert ticket from one of the many online concert ticket websites. The choice is immense and one of the many advantages is that you can buy a ticket for an event in the next few months, or for later on in the New Year. Either way it is a gift that will be truly valued.
Now imagine, that after you have chosen your online ticket website to buy the expensive ticket from, doesn’t fulfill the promise of sending out the ticket on time. You try to contact the customer services number but cannot get through. Your numerous emails or ignored and you feel panicked and regret, as you bought this gift for that special person. Then a friend tells you to do some research online about the ticket website you bought it from. Gasp, horror, you find numerous forums, review sites and a website setup to warn people of the many problems the website you purchased the ticket from has. People who have paid for concert tickets, sporting events, in fact any ticket for any event advertised on the website.
Heard the hype on myspace about Paramore? What about people on Twitter twittering about Enter Shikari? Here we discover the Top 5 up and coming hard rock/metal acts whose concert tickets will sell fast as the social media buzz increases.
1. Enter Shikari – The St. Albans band play music that’s been coined, ‘post-hardcore’. That’s some pretty hard rock. Their debut album, ‘Take to the Skies’ reached number 4 in the UK album chart and Common Dreads, their second long player got to number 16 in June 2009. Fresh from their triumphant Reading and Leeds festivals gigs, Enter Shikari concert tickets will shift faster than the time it takes to explain to someone what ‘post-hardcore’ means!
2. Paramore – Nominated for a Grammy despite only forming in 2004, Paramore will arrive for their UK tour on the back of some well-earned grafting on the American live circuit. With a stye described as anything from ’emo’ to ‘pop punk’ and ‘hard alternative rock’, tickets for their UK concerts will trade quickly as Paramore will only be in the UK for six gigs. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out.
3. Porcupine Tree – I know, I know, they’ve been around since 1987 so to call them up and coming is a stretch to say the least. What’s a Top 5 list without some contentious debate? Still, after a long career in the shadows, Porcupine Tree will be touring the UK with their latest album, ‘The Incident’ in December. Concert Tickets for Porcupine Tree shift quickly as fans flock to hear their unique live shows which feature instruments not typically associated with hard rock like banjos and mellotrons.
4. The Answer – Haven’t heard of them? Don’t worry, you soon will have. The Northern Irish hard and blues-rock outfit embark upon a twelve gig UK tour in support of their Everyday Demons album. Having toured the States opening for AC/DC, tickets for their UK shows will be snapped up quickly by fans like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, one of their growing number of supporters.
I’ve watched professional wrestling now for about twenty-six years. I’ve flopped from the original NWA to the AWA and back to WCW, which was the newer format of the NWA. Now those are all gone with the WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment eventually owning most of the rights to them. I switched to the WWE when it was still the WWF years ago. I’d always flip the channels and checked it out on and off through the years just to see who was on there. I saw such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan and his rise, Randy Savage and Elizabeth with the first wrestling entertainment wedding I ever saw, and the infamous DX comprised of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. The more clips I caught the more I got interested in the program.
Now I’ve watched the WWE for about a decade and a half and I think that it’s in its worst all time state ever! Yes, all the generation of sports entertainers that first interested me are either retired or passed on but even as they were thinning out back in the early 2000’s they still kept me enthralled. However, these last two years I’ve been extremly bored while watching both Raw and Smackdown and me and my friend’s habit of watching every single pay-per-view has all but slowed to a halt!
Why? It’s simple. I feel like they’ve gotten rid of a lot of entertaining characters and replaced them with boring or just plain ridiculous elements. For instance, they have a entertainer on there now named Brodus Clay who comes out and dances with two women before his match. Now I’m sorry, and I in no way condemn heavy people being one myself, but watching a man who looks to be at least 300 hundred pounds with no muscle shaking it in the middle of the ring in tights is not my cup of tea! He calls himself the “Funkasaurus” and I suppose he is intended to make people laugh, but I think it’s down right silly!
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In the field of photography, various professionals rely on selected techniques to perfect the pictures that they take before it is shot. In addition to the modern gadgets these days, anything is achievable as the manufactures always race against each other to take the stake as the best camera producers worldwide.
Then again, the camera unaided does not have an effect on the quality of the photos shot. Occasionally, the quality depends on more than that. Although most of the techniques and tricks that the experts utilize are gained with skill, here are various professional photography techniques that you might need to take note of before you go out there and set off clicking away!
Technique #1: Get rid of double chin!
Every so often, it is difficult to gauge whether your model has a double chin just by looking at your model. Yet, after analyzing more or less photos, you’ve discovered that your model has a double chin, and, sadly, you especially need a decent urgent shot of your model! Therefore, here’s a priceless method of getting rid of the double chins in your photos; no matter how severe it is. Have your model lift his/her head in front of your camera.
This means you will have to obtain a “ceiling shot” of the model. Doing so, your model lifts his/her head to look at the camera, and the extra skin will magically fade beneath your model’s chin. This gurantees that your model does not have to be indirectly insulted, and your photos will still come out perfect!
Technique #2: How must photos be taken?
Professionally, pictures are constantly taken either in landscape view or portrait view never in diagonals. Which means, the only pictures you are only going to see completed in professional photography, are all either in portrait or landscape.
The reason being, when in diagonal, there is no real focus of the picture. Generally, people tend to spot the setting first, the center second and then the setting again. This reaction defeats the primary purpose of a portrait photography, as in a portrait, the center
Lumislim began to break ground in August 2010 when it launched in the UK through Crystal medical, the sole distributor. Since Lumislim entered the marketplace it has challenged the idea that this type of equipment should be expensive. Selling at around a 3rd of the Strawberry lipo, and half the price of the Ilipo, Lumislim gains market share daily. Some of the advantages of acquiring a Laser Lipo system at the price that Lumislim sells at include being able to offer treatments at a price that more people can afford, therefore capturing more business, lower setup up costs, easy acquisition and no long term expensive maintenance contracts.
Lumislim has now evolved based on customer demand. the new model range is as follows :-
Lumislim Pro 44 – This is the classic Lumislim model and comprises 4 treatment paddles and 2 Lymph diodes
Lumislim Pro 84 – New to the range, this fantastic 8 paddle version allows you to treat more areas simultaneously, therefore offering better value to your clients.
Lumislim Pro DUO – Buy 1 machine and treat 2 clients at the same time. This great addition to the line up makes most commercial sense, as you can maximize your income and the cost is very low.
More Lumislim models are planned in order to be as comprehensive as possible in terms of what value is offered. The brand continues to grow and people now see that it is not just the price that makes the product such a no-brainer, it works, and it works well.
Interestingly, Crystal Medical do not make fantastic claims with respect to what Lumislim can do. Specifically, smoking cessation, which other makers of such equipment claim as one of the features of their machine. The reason Lumislim is not marketed as a cure for smoking is because there is no medical evidence to suggest that it works. Indeed, there is only anecdotal evidence with such low success rates that it is more likely to be a placebo effect than anything to do with treatment from a laser lipo system.
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