I bought my wife a pink Selfie Stick as a stocking stuffer. She uses it all the time. She is an amateur photographer who has a nice DSLR, tripod and other gear. However, it is the smartphone that you have with you all of the time. She keeps the Selfie Stick in her purse. It is not that big, and she uses it to grab stills and video of things she finds interesting throughout her day. She has become an expert at using the telescopic tube that her smartphone attaches too to take pictures.
I have seen her use it to take amazing shots outdoors and indoors. She has one of a nest of baby birds that was on a low branch just out of her reach. The video looks like a camera was hidden in the nest. She does crazy stills and video with it too. The perspective of getting the camera out away from your body for selfies is really neat. She has used it to take pictures of the kids and the dogs. The dogs look at it with curiosity, but they are not afraid of it.
It is just a telescoping metal tube with a foam handle covering and a device to attach your smartphone at the end. This one has a Bluetooth shutter remote as well. We use an app to make it work. Some phones probably have Bluetooth remote capability built into their camera application for video and photographs. You need something to be able to activate the shutter button. Some phones have voice capture capability where you say “cheese” or something like that. I think they all have a 10 second timer built in to take pictures or activate video record. That’s how you use your smartphone camera with a Selfie Stick for taking much better looking pictures and video.Read More
I have to do a lot of things now, because I moved out of the dorms and now I am living about a mile from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. I am living with a lacrosse player I met playing pickup basketball games with. He is certifiably insane and I do not think I would want him to be my doctor, but I do not think he is going to stick with pre med either. I like him for this because he has money. For instance we are looking at information on Baltimore high speed internet access and I tell him Read more […]Read More
The roof is twenty years old and rapidly deteriorating (maybe it’s time to call a commercial roof repair in Middlesex County NJ). The weeds are growing and the trees desperately need trimmed. And the backyard has always had terrible drainage. But, with the economy rapidly declining, spending money right now is a scary prospect. Waiting couldn’t possibly hurt, right?Wrong! Your house is your biggest investment, and more importantly, it is your home. This is where you are raising your family and making Read more […]Read More
Even though I was born and raised in Kentucky, I consider myself a Floridian. I came here 20 years ago to go to school, and I never left. I found a great job in Jacksonville, and I knew that I had found the place where I wanted to live for the rest of my life. My parents came to visit me a lot in the winter months, and not long ago they told me they would like to relocate to the same area. I told them about Heron Walk, an apartment complex that is not far from me, because I thought that they would Read more […]Read More
There wasn’t a big selection of shower doors at the home center. We had already picked out the tile, the paint and even the faucets for the sink and shower. My wife was getting us a fancy rainfall shower head that is as big around as a dinner plate. I did not know if we had enough water flow in the pipes that served the bathroom to handle it. As for the glass enclosure we wanted, we looked at shower doors in Essex County NJ. There is a company there that makes glass shower enclosures that really Read more […]Read More
We got the video cameras connected to our alarm system so we could keep an eye on the kids when they got home from school on days we were still at work. We also wanted them so we could see the house and what was going on when we go away. However, probably the most fun we have had with the ADT Pulse security cameras are watching the dog and cat interact when no one is there. You would think they were two different pets altogether watching their antics when they do not know anyone is watching them. They Read more […]Read More
With Time Warner Cable being the only provider in my area for cable and Internet, I imagine that it drastically makes competition in the area a lot easier for them. Especially considering that they are able to price the packages pretty much whatever they want to price it. I can’t complain too much I guess considering that I need to have access to the Internet due to the nature of my work. It could be far worse than it is and I could be using dial up instead! Those days were terrible, trying to access Read more […]Read More
I am going to purchase a house in the near future, contingent upon being approved for a mortgage. But before I can be approved for a mortgage in order to purchase the house, I am going to have to get a home insurance policy. Going into this, I did not realize that you had to get home insurance first, but it kind of makes sense. The mortgage company wants to be protected after all. Anyway, since that is the case, I need to look for homeowners insurance deals.
I do not want to have to spend a lot of money on the insurance. I know that it might not be up to me, but I am going to try to look for deals, and the lowest prices around. If I knew that I would have to pay for this insurance right away, then I would not have agreed to put as much down on the house as I did. That has put me in a bit of a bind, and I might have to pay for the insurance with my credit card. I don’t know if I will have to do that, but I guess I will find out soon.
I am going to shop around, compare deals, and just to see what the prices are like out there. I would hate to miss out on any deals that are out there. I should probably talk to a friend of mine as well, because I am pretty sure that he works in the insurance industry. I do not know if his job is relevant to my quest to find a good deal on this insurance, but it is worth the time to give it a shot. After all, it couldn’t hurt, and maybe it will actually end up being a good idea.Read More
I am thinking about getting a security system installed in the near future, but I will need to know more about my options, before I actually make a decision. I want to make sure that the security system will function well, and will protect my family from a wide range of potential problems. I am looking into adt security in ankeny at the moment, because ADT was recommended to me by one of my friends, and I figure that I will look into them some. I want to have a security system that is monitored Read more […]Read More