[…] Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things […]
— Quote by Horace (Ancient Roman Poet. 65 BC-8 BC)
Rome, Italy (November, 2007)
This is what happens to people who annoy a lion by photostalking him. Don’t even ask what happened to his barber.
I took this a few years ago on a trip to the San Francisco Zoo with my wonderful mother and my cool flickr friend Peedge, who came all the way from Ireland to visit.
School starts again tomorrow, but it’s one of my New Year’s Resolutions to stay fairly active on flickr and not let work consume my whole life again this year. Of course, I’ve never actually stuck with a NY resolution before…but let’s be positive! There’s always a first time for everything!
Hollywood Boulevard – May 2007. While an announcer talks about who the next American Idol will be, a man on the street behind her eats from a garbage can. I’m guilty of flooding this pic but I am not interested in comments or favs for this photo. I tried to disable the commenting section on this page but realize one can comment if it’s seen in one of the numerous groups it was posted to. (I’m not blocking any of my contacts).
Instead of commenting, please consider contributing to a charity of your choice this holiday season. And if you don’t have one here are a few charities to investigate:
My apologies to those who may find this preachy. I know this is not a great photograph and some may not think it’s "street photography" but if the subject matter serves as a reminder to donate to others less fortunate than it will be worth it.
Thank you for viewing and for your consideration. Happy Holidays.
Many people are now using the web to download games,it is becoming more and more popular. To download Wii games online is allot cheaper than buying game after game from the shops. Systems like the PS4 are fabulous and revolutionary pieces of equipment, with a vast range of different games, but to buy new games from the shops often, can be very expensive which is why I use Extra Torrent to download software before deciding to buy it or not. It might not be the most legal practice or method but it’s one that has worked out for me.
There are now sites on the Internet that offer you the chance to download games much cheaper than buying them from the shops. Continue reading →
I really hate having to do a lot of searching for files that I want to download. Sometimes I’ll find the correct files, but the files are so old that either they’ve been deleted or there is no longer anyone seeding the files. If there’s a chance that I am able to download an old file, it will take a long time to download because the few people that are seeding the file are uploading at a slow rate. Finding better and more recent files was a top priority, so I started using Iso Hunt as my main client for downloading files.
I first learned about the client from a friend who had been using it for almost a year. He started using it when he got tired of trying to find various files. The client helped him bypass all of the old links and find files that had a high number of seeders or that were recently uploaded. I downloaded the client and used it to find an old file that I had been searching for over the past few months. Continue reading →
I love playing Subway Surfers. That would probably surprise anyone who knows me, because I am not the type of person who just sits around and plays video games. There is just something really relaxing about playing Subway Surfers though, especially since I have such a high stress job. The game is simple enough, as it is just a bunch of delinquent kids running from an authority figure and his canine companion. They are able to get coins to move them further in the game, which is why I decided to see if there was a Subway Surfers cheats guide that could help me get more coins.
I really enjoy playing this game, but I don’t devote a lot of time to it because of my work. I take it home with me, so I might only get to play this game a few minutes each day. Continue reading →
I currently reside in Dallas, Texas. I have been here for about 10 years, and such, and I really like the town. I still do not like the Cowboys though. I do not think that will ever change. I have been reading about information on Reliant Energy in Dallas because I think that it would be a good idea for me to just get a little better idea of the type of company I am buying my electricity from. I want to see how they stack up to their competitors, and to make sure that I have made the right decision with sticking with this electricity provider over the years.
I sure hope that it is the case that I have made the right decision by sticking with them over the years, but it is hard to know that for sure. Continue reading →
Janet from work was the one who told me about this place. It is on the way here from here place and she was saying that she stopped to have a look at it and see if she liked it. Of course she is quite peculiar in her tastes and she did not like the place for some rather silly reason. It was something that I would have not really considered very important. In fact I would think about home security when I looked at this place.For instance I’d check out home-security.co It is off the street so that you could leave home and then there would be no real way for other people to see if people were messing with the place. It is back off of the road about a hundred yards and out in the woods. You can see that the place is there if you look to that direction, but unless you looked hard you would not know it is there.
So at any rate I would want to have home security if I was there living. I would be really paranoid that people were going to come in and steal all of my stuff as soon as I left to go to work. In fact you would have no trouble getting the place emptied out while I was at work. At least a good thief with a truck could go up there and take any thing that was worth taking no problem at all. Obviously you want to get insurance and if you have an alarm it is likely that you scare them off. It is just that you want to be able to recover any stuff that you might lose like that. You definitely want to think about how to keep thieves from take it all
I am doing a project for economics in graduate school and I am trying to track the costs of electricity for different providers across the states, across a span of time. I am trying to correlate certain fluctuation to other economic events to the best of my ability, and then to try to create a model that has some explanatory power. I need to find a good resource for Texas energy prices and to a way to track those prices over time.
I have also been looking at oil prices recently, and I want to see if the dip in oil prices, across the country, will lead to any noticeable changes in the electricity prices here. I imagine that the change would not be swift, if it were to happen. I am not sure about that though, it will be interesting to see what happens. I have to do some research on which types of energy are the cheapest to make, and which are the most expensive. I am interested in things like hydro-electric, nuclear, and coal power, and how these different energy sources are utilized by different companies in the state, and how the percentages of their utilization relate to the prices that they offer the electricity.
It is also evident that between companies, prices are not static for electricity across the state. It is interesing to wonder why that is, and on the surface, there are some pretty obvious reasons why that might be so. But I am not going to really sure what the deeper reasons might be, and to be honest, it might be beyond the scope of what I am trying to study at the moment. Maybe it is something that I will look into at a later date in time, but we will see.
Texas is one of those states that has been blessed in a lot of ways. One of those ways is the fact that they have more energy providers than you could ever possibly want or need. When I came down to the Lone Star state a year or so back, I knew that I was going to be moving to a state that was unlike any other state that I had been to. I've lived all over the East Coast but never have I moved so far south or to a state with a reputation like Texas has. I was excited!
It only got better when I finally was able to move in and get my apartment set up. I soon discovered that when it came to choosing an energy provider that I actually did have the power and the freedom of choice. No wonder the people here are so proud to consider themselves patriots and are very strict regarding their personal freedoms. They love having the ability to choose how they want to live and that extends out to their businesses too. They want to have choices here. I can't fault them for wanting that at all. So do I.
I love being able to pick and choose between energy companies. In Illinois we didn't have that kind of luxury. If our energy provider wanted to jack up the prices, he jacked up the prices and there was nothing that anyone could do about it. Here? If someone raises the price all you have to do is find another provider who is cheaper and have them hook you up with what you need instead. That's the kind of choice and the kind of freedom that you're not going to be able to find any many other states in the U.S.
There are few things that a person can buy for their home that will provide more value than a home security system. Even things like insurance are not as helpful in the end, as it is much better to avoid a bad situation than to try and recover from it after. The bottom line is that even just by seeing that a home is protected, most robbers or intruders will look for an easier target. These systems may not be an absolute guarantee that nobody will ever try anything, but Los Angeles ADT home security will certainly do a great job of making it much harder to pull off.
The best part is that their award winning support team will be there to help you with any problem or potential issue. Not only will they give you 24/7 monitoring should anyone trip a sensor or force their way into your home, but now they even offer keychain remotes and other options for making sure you feel safe at all times. Obviously it is possible to try and call the cops on your own in a bad emergency, but the support staff will be much more efficient in relaying information and saving precious seconds when you need help immediately.
Ultimately we all hope that we will never face a situation like a home invasion or robbery, and even with crime on the rise in some places, the odds are still low. However, rather than hoping to get lucky it is much better to be proactive and ensure that you and your family will remain safe. The cost is justified by the peace of mind alone, as you should be able to relax at home without worries of someone trying to ruin your peaceful night of sleep or take advantage of your absence during a vacation.
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