Stranger in a Strange Land: January 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009


Diet pills seem to be the latest craze these days. I would like to think most people are smart enough to realize that you need to do more then just take a pill to lose weight and become healthier. Eating better and exercise are the two main ingredients of my diet pills and I know the side effects will actually benefit my body rather then giving me nasty diarrhea or make my eyes constantly water. But now that I think about it, the pills that give you the runs might be somewhat effective.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Coffee Machine

Capresso machines are fantastic. My roommate brought one back with him after Christmas break that he had received for a present. Not being a huge coffee or espresso expert but I must say this machine makes delicious coffee and cappuccinos. So if you are in the market for a new coffee maker I would highly recommend going with one made by Capresso.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

blogs and more blogs

There are so many blogs out there on the World Wide Web. Everything from music and art to food, family or an electronics blog can be easily accessed. A lot of great, useful information can be found on all of these topics plus countless others. So next time you are wondering about something or looking for more information hop online and see if you can find out some information from people who have some experience or knowledge in that particular subject.

More Memory

My work computer was running awfully slowly especially when changing from one application to another. A coworker said something to me one day after using my computer about how extremely slow it was and suggested I have one of the IT guys come take a look at. They added more computer memory to my PC and things have been running so much quicker and smoother since.

Gecko or Flo

There are so many options out there these days where you can get auto insurance quotes. There are constantly commercials on the television for this company or that using a range of different advertising tactics from comedy to animals. Type in auto insurance quotes on the internet and hundreds of websites come up with all sorts of options to choose from. So when you are looking to insure your vehicle you have a lot more options then what were around just a few years ago.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Expensive Hobbies

Nightforce rifle scopes are expensive! When walking around the local sporting goods store I stumbled into the hunting section and was checking out some of the guns and gun accessories they had. I left that aisle thinking that hunting would be one expensive hobby. I didn’t see the price of the ammunition, but if I bought the gun I probably wouldn’t be able to shoot it very often. I already have enough hobbies and find ways to spend all of my expendable funds anyway.

New Eyeglasses

Well as I sit here squinting at my computer I start to think that perhaps it is time for me to see the eye doctor. My current set of eyeglasses has been sitting on my face for close to nine years now. So I would say that these glasses have served me well but it is time for an upgrade.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


For pain caused by plantar fasciitis one can use night splints as a remedy to avoid morning pain. Night splints stretch and flex your foot and toes while you sleep and can greatly reduce your morning pain. It never is a good thing to start your day out with pain and discomfort when you roll out of bed. So if you suffer from plantar fasciitis and are looking for a solution to your morning foot discomfort and pain, look into using night splints while you sleep.

Computer Illiterate

When it comes to computers and their accessories I am most definitely a “newbie” and words and such phrases like memory sticks, Eye-Fi and sd cards are lost on me. I have a very limited vocabulary when it comes to technological terms. I figure what’s the use building one up when in a matter of months everything you have learned will be somewhat outdated anyway?