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Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

Bedroom Furniture Finds That Can Traverse Beauty In Your Bedroom

 

We live in a world wherein most of our time is occupied with work, business, travel, and even homemaking.  At times, the space to breathe and relax becomes too steep and rigid.  We look forward to the end of the day, where we can pack up and go back to our stillness, to a place where there is restful respite. 

Our different home spaces, no matter what size, becomes the zone of comfort.  And each corner will have its unique spot to offer a distinct sense of joy and calmness.  The bedroom space dominantly becomes a haven to refuel. Let us take our curiosity in finding bedroom furniture that can traverse not only calmness to it but also transcend beauty.

 

Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair 

The bedroom usually connotes a place to sleep, and one will always put to mind fixtures of the varied bed design.  But utterly, the bedroom space as we call it is also a place to calm and unwind.  It has also become a place of leisure. And most of us would love to read or write in our bedroom.  Thus a piece of bedroom furniture like chairs would fancy the corners of it.

This Urban Shop faux fur saucer chair is made of a metal frame and is embellished in the color tone of micro mink fabric.  The definition of beauty in simplicity is converged in the stylish design of this chair. Adding up to its versatile character is its folded feature, enabling users to store the item with less hassle of folding and assembling in mind.

 

Signature Design By Ashley Realyn Nightstand

Lush in a Victorian-inspired wood ensemble of nightstand from Ashley Realyn.  This masterpiece of wood craftsmanship enchants that nightingale charm.  Crafted not only with wood materials, but it also has veneers to highlight the furniture’s intricate details.  It will give the spaces of a bedroom that elegant touch.

This nightstand may take on the vintage-inspired look, but behold its functionality to cater to the modern trend of times.  The furniture is equipped with a USB charging station to cater to instant documentation demand from work or business while in a relaxed mode.  Adding to its durability aside from that it is made of wood, the furniture also has a metal frame.

 

Sorbus Dresser With 5 Drawers

Is it worth it?  A question that will always cross a buyer’s mind when purchasing furniture.  The Sorbus dresser with five drawers can satisfy this relative doubt.  Indeed a value of money because it does not only have a sturdy top area to hold heavy and breakable items; it also has a storage space feature to keep your bedroom items organized.

The dresser will aesthetically spice up the elegant ambiance of the room. It can have lamps, books, and crystal glasses from its wood top area to suit the feel that you want for a relaxing corner.  Its sleek storage compartments are made of steel frames to ensure that it is durable. Plus, a soft and comfortable handle to usher in smooth handling of opening the dresser.

 

Vlush Free Standing Coat Rack

Are you worried about bedroom small spaces?  Then this Vlush free standing coat rack can do the trick.  The small size area will never be a hindrance to creating a fabulous look of the room.  This coat rack in white tone is perfect in holding items to have a clutter-free space and embracing a sense of class from the type of design that this coat rack is made of.  

The Vlush standing coat rack has eight super solid diagonal hooks.  These hooks are fabricated well to withstand the weight of bulky items like winter coats.  A standing dress and coat rack inside a bedroom does not only soothe the ambiance of styling, but it also ensures that things like scarves, caps, and purses are wrinkled free.

 

ZLOLIA Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Light

Our bedroom does not only cater to the need to sleep or leisurely relax.  It is also a place of vanity.  Most of the time, we allocate an area where we can set up a mirror and a table to entice in the routine of beauty.  With ZLOLIA Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Light set up, it will give you that feel of a Hollywood star glam.

This furniture is composed of a sleek designed dressing table with LED bulbs that suffice an illumination that makes you shine like a star.  Relish too in its functionality because the mirror cover can be removed.  Once it is pulled out it can be maximized as a research table, console table, or composition table.

 

Takeaway

What better way to end a day is through a pampering calm that we get out of the corners in our bedroom.  We get that joyous bliss of feeling recharged as we soothe along with our pure leisure time inside these spaces.  With a perfect find of bedroom furniture, the bedroom is not only clean, but it is there to add color and lavish each corner with the radiance of beauty.

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

Where To Store Your Tools? 5 Best 2020 Outdoor Tool Storage Ideas

 

One realization brought by this pandemic is all about how valuable staying at home is.  Thus, we can recognize that there is so much more than the work we had.  Enjoying the company of your family while staying at home and learning new hobbies makes your stay worthwhile.  

Having many collections can sometimes be a burden, knowing that you don’t know where it should be kept or leaving it behind, which leads to hazards not just for you but also for your entire family.  Below are the best outdoor storage solutions for your clutter-free for your outdoor area. 

 

Outdoor Rubbermaid tool rack 

Most of the more comprehensive tools must be stored in a highly specialized tool rack.  This Rubbermaid tool rack preserved the tool’s shape and form.  It helps you quickly grab what you need since this is really made for extensive tools, and thanks to its wheels, this rack can easily be moved around.  This is a really must-have outdoor tool storage that anyone could ask for. 

This tool rack can organize up to 40 tools and is easy to assemble with no other tools needed.  It has a grid pattern on its base to keep tools from sliding off that comes in a multicolor.  This item is also lightweight, plus it has four casters that have two lockings for easy mobility.  This is a must-have in your home.

 

Keter Eden storage bench deck box 

This storage bench box has a large capacity of 70 gallons that has extra hidden storage underneath its seat.  It’s made of all weather-resistant resin with an appealing wood-look texture with Weather-resistant polypropylene construction that prevents rusting, peeling, and denting. Having its stylish feature, this surely will fit your outdoor decor.

Having a 2-in-1 bench plus storage box is a must-have!  Worry no more about having too many storage boxes when you can have a storage box and a bench, too.  This storage bench box completes your outdoor look because of its elegant natural wood look.  You can display it in your public resting area around your home.

 

JAXPETY Outdoor storage shed garden utility tool

Are you looking for a double purpose storage shed?  Not just your typical storage shed, but also a whole workspace.  This shed has a spacious workplace where you can also perfectly store your garden or backyard tools and other household items.  It has a double pad-lockable sliding door for easy access to your tools.

This storage shed comes in a large size with a green color that camouflages your surroundings.  It is made of lightweight steel, but a sturdy body that has a ventilation plate on its top.  Because of its galvanized steel reinforcement, this prevents the shed from rusting, UV resistant, and moisture-proof, leaving you worry-free with its long-lasting look. 

 

Keten Borneo Deck box organizer and storage

This cool box is made of all weather-resistant resin that has an appealing rattan-look texture.  This cozy box has an ideal storage capacity of 110-gallon storage.  It’s reliable and durable since it is made of weather-resistant polypropylene construction that, unlike real rattan, prevents rusting, peeling, and denting materials.

Its hydraulic pistons offer an easy lift, and this storage box is a child-friendly box, so you don’t need to worry about a smashed finger.  The best feature of this box is it provides comfortable bench seating with a weight capacity of 484 lbs.  This storage is so versatile that it’s best to place your outdoor tools, toys, and even pool accessories. 

 

Broom Mop Holder Wall Mounted Metal Tool Rack

If you have massive wall space, this tool rack is for you!  This tool rack is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  This helps you organize your household stuff and prevents them from damage; you can maximize your floor space for other use since this rack has its clasp mechanism that holds the tool safely. 

Aside from the benefit of having a free floor space with this tool rack, this rack also offers no slide; imagine its hanger and hook can hold up to 30 pounds capacity.  Having sturdy and foldable hooks, this completes this metal tool rack experience.  This is totally worth the money you spent on it.

 

Takeaway 

Learning to fix things, storing, and organizing around the house is one of the best hobbies that anyone could have.  It is very satisfying to see the outcome of a very tidy and organized home.  Besides having a clean house, you get to discover new things stored inside your storage that need to declutter.  Though it’s not wrong to have many collections, if we don’t know where to place our things, that’s when things get bad. One of the most significant benefits of outdoor storage is its ability to keep all your belongings intact and organized in one space.  Looking for outdoor storage that is worth your money, try to consider the featured items.

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

2020 NFL Picks: Week #11

 

 

This has been a season like no other.

I’ve been posting my picks on public forums dating back to the days of Sports Fan Radio in 1995.  Each season is different in the sense that rarely do things go according to expectation.  Hence, I find myself constantly making adjustments.  I’m rarely doing the same things in November and December that I did in September and October.

2020 is no different.  In fact, it’s perhaps the most unusual season I’ve encountered.  The reasons for this are obvious.

What’s not so clear is knowing what exactly to apply when handicapping.  Are angles and trends really applicable in a season with no apparent home-field advantage?  Are unders really playable when the average NFL team typically passes 50 times a game?

The biggest adjustment I’ve made this year is abandoning side wagers for the most part in favor of quarters and halves betting, which are faring well.

That will continue this week, as I have a slightly better than break-even mark overall (8 picks over the .500 mark), but remain in the red due to vig and making lots of plays (down -$399 for the season).

 

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2020 NFL WAGERING RECORD

Wins — Losses — Pushes     63 — 55 — 2

Starting Bankroll:     $10,000.

Current Bankroll:     $9,601.

Best Bets:     4 — 5 — 0 (- $825.)

Last Week’s Results:     + $1,730.

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Three “best bets” this week, and 20 wagers, total.

 

THIS WEEK’S WAGERS:  (20 plays)

 

Cincinnati Bengals +½ (-110) – 1st H
$220.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Philadelphia Eagles/Cleveland Browns o9½ (-115) – 1st Q
$230.00 to win $200.00

Philadelphia Eagles Team Total o½ (-180) – 1st Q
$360.00 to win $200.00

Atlanta Falcons Team Total o½ (-170) – 1st Q
$340.00 to win $200.00

Jacksonville Jaguars Team Total o½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Pittsburgh Steelers/Jacksonville Jaguars o9½ (-115) – 1st Q
$230.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans Team Total o½ (-140) – 1st Q
$280.00 to win $200.00

Cincinnati Bengals/Washington Redskins o9½ (-105) – 1st Q
$210.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans/Baltimore Ravens o9½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00 to win $200.00

New England Patriots/Houston Texans o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Philadelphia Eagles Team Total o9½ (-160) – 1st H
$320.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans Team Total o9½ (-150) – 1st H
$300.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Dallas Cowboys +4 (-115) – 1st H
$230.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys Team Total o½ (-135) – 1st Q
$270.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys/Minnesota Vikings o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys Team Total o7½ (-130) – 1st H
$260.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams +3 (-105) – 1st H
$210.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams Team Total o½ (-150) – 1st Q
$300.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams/Tampa Bay Buccaneers o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams Team Total o9½ (-135) – 1st H
$270.00 to win $200.00

 

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Posted by on Nov 14, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

2020 NFL Picks: Week #10

 

 

I took last week off, which was a rare thing for me.  The 2020 presidential election and aftermath was just too much of an overload to process, and adding NFL handicapping, I didn’t feel confident enough to post any picks.

However, that didn’t stop me from making 36 wagers over the course of Sunday and Monday.  These were all last-minute wagers and half-time wagers, with no work involved, other than line shopping and betting based on gut instinct.

Well, wouldn’t you know it.  I enjoyed my best (non-recorded) results in five years, going 27-9 against the spread.  What’s astonishing is these were all $100 “shits and giggles” wagers.  It ended up being about a $1,500 weekend.

For the purposes of recording, I posted only six of these — the Sunday night game and the Monday night game.  I will only record what’s posted in advance, so that means I added MNF’s 3-0 result to the season tally.  The big weekend was great financially but won’t win over any followers.

This week, I’m doing the EXACT SAME THING.  Hey, why mess with success?  I’ll make as many wagers as I can, all in the amount of $100 and will fire indiscriminately where I see line value or arbitrage (some cross bets with different lines and sites).  The plays will be posted at Facebook.  The reason I can’t post them in advance is — many of these plays are first-quarter bets, and the numbers on those don’t come out until a few hours before kickoff (NOTE:  UPDATED — WAGERS ARE NOW POSTED BELOW).

However, I did make one advance play, based on weather reports.  See below.

NOTE PLAYS ADDED BELOW………

 

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2020 NFL WAGERING RECORD

Wins — Losses — Pushes     50 — 49 — 2

Starting Bankroll:     $10,000.

Current Bankroll:     $7,871.

Best Bets:     3 — 5 — 0 (- $1,325.)

Last Week’s Results:     + $300.

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THIS WEEK’S WAGERS:  (16 +3 plays = 19 total)

Houston at Cleveland UNDER 45.5 — Risking $550 to win $500 (BEST BET)

Mild weather for Cleveland tomorrow, with temperatures close to 60 degrees at game time.  But wind should be a huge factor and mixed with rain are expected to make things difficult for passing games (and kickers).  Forecast calls for strong wind gusts.  Total on this game plunged 5 points, but I don’t think that’s enough of an adjustment.  So, I’m making this the Best Bet of the week.

 

Houston Texans/Cleveland Browns u45½ (-110)
$330.00
$300.00
Houston Texans/Cleveland Browns u45½ (-110)
$220.00
$200.00
Washington Redskins Team Total o½ (-140) – 1st Q
$280.00
$200.00
Jacksonville Jaguars Team Total o½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00
$200.00
Philadelphia Eagles/New York Giants o7½ (-105) – 1st Q
$210.00
$200.00
New York Giants Team Total o½ (-140) – 1st Q
$280.00
$200.00
Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Carolina Panthers o9½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00
$200.00
Carolina Panthers Team Total o½ (-160) – 1st Q
$320.00
$200.00
Washington Redskins/Detroit Lions o9½ (-105) – 1st Q
$210.00
$200.00
Los Angeles Chargers/Miami Dolphins o9½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00
$200.00
Buffalo Bills Team Total o3½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00
$200.00
Arizona Cardinals Team Total o6½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00
$200.00
Cincinnati Bengals Team Total o½ (-125) – 1st Q
$250.00
$200.00
San Francisco 49ers Team Total o½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00
$200.00
New Orleans Saints Team Total o6½ (-155) – 1st Q
$310.00
$200.00
Seattle Seahawks Team Total o3½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00
$200.00
Los Angeles Rams Team Total o6½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00
$200.00
SUNDAY NIGHT SHITS AND GIGGLES SPECIALS
 
Adding these three little honeys to cap off a fabulous NFL betting day, going 13-3. Each play is a $100 fun bet, and will be included in the NFL betting results, which I do each week at my site. This is my best two-week run in ten years the last two weeks, going 39-12.
 
Shit and giggles sandwiches, anyone? Enjoy the festa!
 
(I don’t count the 2H bets, so ignore those).

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Blog, Essays, Personal, What's Left | 2 comments

My Veterans Day Story

 

 

VETERANS DAY STORY

First, allow me to salute the fine men and women who have risked their lives for this nation on a special day intended to remember all those who served, and especially those who sacrificed.

I have two short military-related stories to share, which aren’t anything on the scale of real veterans who served in the armed forces. But the stories, I think, are poignant. At least for me, they still hold meaning all these years later.  I feel the need to write them down and remember.

I.

In high school, I joined a military youth organization called the Civil Air Patrol, which is an active organization within the federal government that closely aligns with the Air Force.

We met and trained weekly at the Dallas Naval Air station, which was a Navy base on the edge of Mountain View Lake, attached to the huge Vought aircraft plant. Vought Industries made Corsairs (I think), which were used in Vietnam. The Vought factory had opened during WW2 and was a huge defense plant. [See the photo below of an actual KENNEDY MOTORCADE in front of the plant, that is now entirely forgotten by history.]

It closed down in the 1980s, but when I was there, it had Navy and Air Force personnel, including my unit of the Civil Air Patrol. I made it all the way to Corporal (about as low as it gets in rank).

I was seriously thinking about a career in the military. We did everything soldiers do so far as training goes. I even got a radio-telephone operator’s license (that was my “specialty”). We marched, saluted, had inspections, and I got a real taste of military life.

One weekend, we got an assignment I will NEVER forget. One weekend per month, we stayed overnight on the military base and did the usual training associated with night security. We had a barracks, just like you see in the movies. Part of the building had not been cleaned in at least 5-10 years.

This was in 1977, and the Vietnam War had ended just a few years earlier (the last American troops left in 1973). There were lots of Vietnam-era hardware around, and that was the basis of our training materials.

As a grunt, that Saturday, I was told to go up to a room in the barracks, one of many, and with my colleagues help to sort through piles, and I mean PILES, of old Air Force uniforms, mostly fatigues, but even a few flight suits. All the fatigues had blue name tags stitched into the green fabric. We were instructed to take knives and REMOVE all the names from the old uniforms. There were hundreds. They were to be sold as scrap to Army-Navy stores as military surplus, which was a thing back then. So, I stick a sharp knife into the cloth and cut the thin threads, and peeled off the last name of a soldier who had served, many in Vietnam.

After you see another Smith, Wallace, Gonzalez, Wilson, Kramer on a uniform, it becomes routine. We were all just dumb 14 and 15-year-old kids, and we began making jokes about some of the last names, especially if they sounded weird. “Hey, look at this one!”

I still remember his name to this day, and it’s been 43 years. His name was Col. Sandbach. He was an Air Force Colonel, retired I think. But he served as our CAP commander. Col. Sandbach was making inspections and heard us laughing. He heard us making a game out of the work we were doing, ripping name tags off of Air Force uniforms.

The colonel walked in and we snapped to attention. Ten-hut!

He asked what we were laughing about, and we told him. Then, Col. Sandbach listened, and then quietly spoke:

“You boys know some of those fatigues you are holding in your hands are from men who didn’t come back, don’t you?”

“Show them some respect.”

With that, he turned and walked out of the room.

I will never, never, never forget the shame of that moment.

 

II.

In 1986, I was out of college and not sure what to do with my life. I actually enlisted in Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, but when they tested me and found out I was colorblind, they removed me from the flight school and told me I had to go to ground school, which was all fine with me.

I took the PFT, passed all the exams, and then was slated to go to basic training, in San Diego, I think. But then, the USMC ground school, which only had two classes for officers per year, was canceled, and I was told I’d have to wait at least 6 mos, and probably a year to get in. So, I went on with my life and moved to other things.

It’s a curious thing to think about forks in the road and forecast where you might have been and the person you might be had you taken a different path. Sometimes, things are just beyond our control.

Who knows? Perhaps I and many others who took different forks on the path of life might have worn uniforms that years later were inventoried by kids in a barracks, laughing and unaware of the sacrifices of the men (and women) who had once worn the cloth

 

My thoughts on this Veterans Day 2020 with a salute to those who actually served and sacrificed, in some cases, everything.

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