Friday, December 9, 2016

Guitar Hanger

Hi everyone, Another musical site I've probably talked about before and if not then here it is. Guitar Center has all your guitar and other musical needs but one thing I want to bring to your attention is their guitar wall hangers. They have a wide variety of guitar hangers. Again they are very reasonably priced ranging from seven dollars to 112 dollars it all depends upon the quality, brand, and price you are looking for. You can easily compare products to help make your decision. Especially if you are like me and can be very indecisive.

Musicians Friend TRS Snake

Hey everyone, I am wanting to take a minute and talk about Musicians Friend again. Like I have said before Musicians Friend has all your musical needs. Right now I want to talk about their trs snake which I find to be reasonably priced. It is a Livewire 8 channel trs snake. It is easily colored coordinated and numbered to tell which one is which. It withstands the the everyday to day use.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Woodwinds and Brasswind

For all your musical needs if you play woodwinds or brasswinds the best site to go to for all your needs is the Woodwind and Brasswind website. They sell all your musical needs from accessories to needing new instruments, they have it all. They will beat any competitor that sells the same items plus they will take coupons from not only their site but their competitors as well. Go check out the woodwind and brasswind coupons and let me know what you think of this site.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

K6 Gaming Headphones

I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I am always looking for new headphones as from time to time a pair will break but on top of that, I want something that provides good quality sound, comfortable, noise-canceling (as much as possible), and something that isn't bulky or heavy. Before I tell you my opinion I want to highlight that this the K6 Gaming headphones is a really good fit for those who need big headphones for their large heads. There is really no way to comfortably adjust the tightness of these headphones. If you want something with a glowing light from them this would be the pair for you. I will admit that I like the sound quality but the product fails at being comfortable, noise canceling (in any way), heavier than what I am accustomed to and I found them to slightly bulky. When using the headphones the sound provided was not as loud as I would have liked at the volume setting I normally use. The product has a volume control on it and while I had it all the way up I had to turn my volume on my computer up to almost max in order to hear. Though once I heard my music, movie, or whatnot I was doing on my computer the sound was crystal clear and amazing. I am not much for having lights on my headphones and find it unnecessary. I also didn't like that I had to use two jacks, one was designated for headphones and the other was for mic and just prefer having one line to plug in. The cord is sturdy and not flimsy which is the part I kind of break at times.

Miracol Sports Water Bottle 32 oz

While the Miracol Sports Water Bottle is geared more towards those who are active with camping, sports, and other types of activities of the sort I bought this to help me keep on track of drinking enough water daily. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest unbiased review. To be honest I really have no use for a water bottle of any sorts as I am not an active person. However, I was intrigued by this product for many reasons. First off this bottle is environmentally friendly. While many bottles are by definition are environmentally friendly as it reduces the amount of plastic bottles being bought and not recycled. This product has an advantage, the advantage is finding a bottle that is chemically safe meaning it has no BPA and is non-toxic. Another thing when looking for a water bottle is one that does not leak. This bottle has a convenient cap that locks tight to prevent spillage. No matter if it goes upside down or on its; side it does not spill. It is also convenient that it has an easy button to push to open it which also creates a downside that if anything should push up against the button it would allow spillage from the spout. Overall, this bottle is a great product and I am glad to have it as it can help keep me on track to drink enough water throughout the day. The reason it has lost a star is that it is not dishwasher safe and the button when pushed unintendedly pushed, would create a spill. While it says it is spill proof it is in all other senses but does spill if the button is unwantedly pushed.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Guitar Center Used Gear

Alright, listen up Musician Friends and fiends Guitar Center is another great site. I am sure I probably have mentioned them before but have I mentioned they have awesome deals and much more. I know new equipment and accessories are pricey but that is why I like Guitar Center for looking around before buying. The guitar center used gear is a really nice place to look for used items that are in good condition for an affordable price. Go check them out and let me know what you like about them.

Mini Guitar Amplifiers

For all my musician readers and friends out there I wanted to bring your attention back to Musician's Friend. I've talked about Musician's Friend before and how they have some really great deals and all but I wanted to focus on one area in particular. This area is their Mini Guitar Amplifiers that they sell. There are a wide variety of sizes when it comes to amplifiers but the best thing is their small amplifier. The reason I say they are the best thing is because you don't want something big if you are living in a small place. The small amps are great for dorms, apartments, and just about any small place you happen to live in. I love how they are reasonably priced anywhere from $19.99 on up. So go check them out and let me know what you think.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Music Store Galore

Hey guys, I have discovered a new store called Music Friend it is ultimately the best harmonica store". I urge you all to go check it out as I am a big music lover they have a myriad selection of music instruments and even clothes. They have some hot deals and great discounts that can't be denied. Music Friend will be my number one store to check out my musical needs and if you have any stores you want me to check out let me know in the comments as I love checking out new sites.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Guitar Center

I wanted to bring to everybody’s attention a new site (well at least new as in a site I never knew of before) for all your instrumental needs. Guitar Center has some pretty rad offers and products and while I wish I played instruments I am glad I can tell others about this awesome site. They offer used gear, for instance, there is this Bugera 333XL amp head at a really good cost. They also offer free shipping for the United States on minimum $25 orders or free to their stores they offer lessons and repairs and seriously repairs are needed every once in a while. So please go check them out and let me know what you think of them.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Urgent.ly Awaiting Roadside Assistance

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Urgent.ly for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

So, this year I'll be taking a vacation and have been thinking about roadside assistance the only thing is my situation with a car is slightly complicated. The car I have is my Grandma's and is insured by her insurance and I have a non-vehicle insurance until the care is legally mine. Everyone knows I am not only keeping my eyes open for the cheapest thing but the new innovative technologically advanced way of doing things. 

If you have ever tried to get roadside assistance through your car insurance sometimes you have to upgrade your insurance package in order to get what you need. Why spend more on something that you don't need when you can save it and have roadside assistance only when you need it. I recently just heard of Urgent.ly which is a mobile app roadside assistance which doesn't require a membership fee or anything like that. It shows the location where you are at and the location of the locale providers with the estimated time it would take them to get to you. 

The best thing about Urgent.ly compared to getting roadside assistance with my car insurance or any other place that requires a continuous monthly payment is that I only pay for the service when I use it. I love when things can be on demand and be when I need it and save me the extra cash. 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Musician's Friend

Musician’s Friend is for anyone whether you are one man band, lover of music, DJ, or a music man (musician). Musician’s Friend can cater to your needs as they carry anything from keyboards, orchestral instruments, drums, amplifiers, ukuleles, guitars, and even electric guitars. If you are wanting a simple nothing fancy electric guitar they have it or if you are looking for something like a Music Man JP15 and autographed they carry it in limited quantities. So check them out and let me know what you think or even what is your favorite music store is.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

K-CARAFE 2.0 Reusable Filter

My Dad has a Keurig that was recently bought as a Christmas gift by my sister and Brother - in - Law. I decided I would buy my dad an extra reusable #kcup and since I didn't know the exact model I decided I would buy the K-Carafe 2.0 Reusable Filter from Amazon. It contains two cups and while one is larger than the other this is suitable for any 2.0 model Keurig. Sadly, my dad doesn't own a 2.0 model but it doesn't matter as eventually he will own a 2.0 model. The small cup when opening the package had a design on the side which was dolphins and I thought that was kind of cute. Overall, I am satisfied with my order and glad my dad is happy.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dreamscape

When it comes to book reviews it may be very rare to hear me say how horrible a book is. Dreamscape is no exeption as I really enjoyed reading even though I am not finished I am confident in giving a review. Reading books and watching movies once you get to a certain point you either hate it or love it. If I can get past the third chapter and enjoy it then I know it is a good book. Dreamscape: Saving Alex is a fun exploration of the possiblity of mysteriously being taken into your favorite video game when you want to escape the horrors of teenage life. What if even though you know the ins and outs of your favorite game that you still don't know everything about it. To think you become an important character of the game and only way home is hoping that if you play the game and save the princess you can set things right at home.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Caretaker series

I'm reading two more books in addition to continuing to read Sorcery Code which I did a review on earlier. While the book Guardians was my main objective to read and do a review on I also received a second book as a thank you. The prequal to Guardians the Caretaker is a must read before trying to read the Guardians. I tried reading the Guardians and was confused as what was going on and found it slow and hard to follow. However, now that I am two to three chapters into Caretaker I am able to read Guardians without any problems but still find some issues of what is going on. So far from what I read I like both books and can't wait till I get to the end. If you like scifi these two books are for you.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I've picked up my first book for the year and it so happens to be called Sorcery Code and so far after two weeks into it, it is a really good read. It's fantasy story about a time where magic is complicated and only certain people master it which creates an inequality among the people. The desire of one man to end the inequality and his journey to find a solution is what the story is all about. At least that is what I have read so far. Though you shouldn't just take my word for it checking it out and reading it would be better than just taking someone's word. You never know till you read something whether it is a book for you or not. This is how I first felt about Sorcery Code I love fantasy stories and anything to do with magic I am likely to read it. However, if I can't get past the first chapter I try not to read any further as I find it isn't a good fit for me as a book. Sorcery Code on the other hand is a totally different story all together. I have been able to read past 5 chapters and I can't wait to reach the end.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I68 Sound Intone Headphones with Microphone - BIOS

I received this great pair of headphones from Amazon called the I68 Sound Intone Headphones, they have a built-in microphone BIOS which when I first read BIOS I thought it was like BOSE but was completely wrong. I found out BIOS stands for Basic Input output system which means they have a basic system for any device that can use a microphone and headphones. I'm really not all tech savvy but I know enough to get by. Anyways, here is a picture of me wearing the headphones during a session of being online and listening to music.
There are definite pros and cons when it comes to this pair of headphones. Pros: durable, lightweight, comfortable in the beginning, great sound quality, and are foldable for easy carry. Cons: The seller on Amazon says they are good for long time wearing and trust me I should know long time wearing as I am always having headphones on. It doesn't say the time frame of how long is a long time but I can tell you from experience that after 3 hours and not taking them off they begin to hurt. I think that is really the only con. If I could change anything about them I would add more cushion to the ear covers.

Friday, February 5, 2016

I received nano whitening natural teeth whitening product from #DRWhitening at discounted or free for an honest review. I am all about natural products and to hear that there was a natural teeth whitening product out there I was skeptical at first. However, when I first used it I didn't really notice a whole lot of difference but a small change. It didn't leave a nasty feeling residue on my teeth or film that other products I have used left me feeling like something was still there.
Not sure if you can tell in this picture but I haven't used the product yet but in the next picture from after using the product for several days they have whitened quite a bit.
Though the downside was a the design of the product. I found it hard to open and change strips and the strips where longer than I believe necessary. So, while I can't do anything about the design I can do something about the strips and have cut them in half and found them much suitable for the design. It has also given me twice as many by doing it this way as well.
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I am all about natural products and anything to help lose the weight. Especially, more so since the last time I went to the doctors and stepped on the scale and saw it read 400lbs.  Garcinia Cambogia I have heard a lot that it helps suppress hunger and helps you lose weight. I left a review at Amazon.com and no better way to resay it here so I left it below.
I received this product for free or at a discounted price for an honest review. My favorite product thus far, after ordering I did contact the seller to find out whether or not everyone who orders the product receives a free ebook on Garcinia Cambogia or this was some special deal I got. I was informed that no everyone who orders their product receives a thank you gift ebook. This impressed me a lot as I don't know a lot of sellers that would do that.
Anyways, after trying this for a week I have lost 8lbs and will be continuing to use this product till I am at my desired weight. I took it as directed on the bottle two capsules 30 minutes before meals. The pamphlet/ebook helped not only explain more about Garcinia Cambogia but also helped in how to better use the product to get the full results. I didn't have to change my lifestyle to lost the 8lbs it has naturally curbed my appetite' to where I eat less and stay fuller longer. I will keep this seller in mind when needing future products.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm Moving!!!!

Well, not totally moving but partially moving. this blog will remain and the current posts. However, any future posts of pondering thoughts and antics like reviews and my life will be located at its new home My Life as I See It. I will continue to occasionally post here such as Youtube videos and articles I find across the net along with possible pictures but my new home blog will have so much more than articles. I am planning on giving reviews of products I have used for the first time, things going on in my life as I see it, and anything that makes me ponder for awhile that I can no longer contain it within me. I hope you will join me on this wonderful journey.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

What Color Makes Your Heart Sing? [QUIZ] - Goodnet

What Color Makes Your Heart Sing? [QUIZ] - Goodnet



Taking these little quizzes whether they are accurate or not really does tell me or at least, reminds me about little pieces of myself



Purple is the color of intuition and imagination – the perfect match for your creative, idealistic personality. The soft hue also represents beauty – inside and out – and your love of the arts. You can strengthen your intuitive side by wearing purple during the day, or wearing purple accessories like glasses or a hat.



I am intuitive and have an active imagination that I seek out creativity and hold on to idealistic views as I believe things are not always as they seem. It isn't that things are not always as they seem but if we believe that something can truly be it truly will. How many people before the first airplanes wished and thought about flying and being in they sky? Or being able to be under the water and exploring the deep ocean? Were these not accomplished by idealistic people? My heart sings the color purple not that I am the color purple or I like the color purple but my heart and being sings it.

Monday, January 18, 2016

20 GAY MEN FACTS

For being a gay man, there is still much to learn about the LGBTQ+ community that I am finding out about every day. Here are 20 facts that I did not know till now from a channel I am very fond of.





Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Smart Shopper Not Naive

In this era shopping online has become a popular thing and with it comes bargain shopping. A lot of times when shopping online, you find items much cheaper than if they were in store. This hurts small towns and small business as it takes business away so it is understandable that some would do anything to try and keep their customers. However, when a customer says they are buying their product needs elsewhere and have found it cheaper elsewhere do not argue with them, if anything either reply "Ok, thank you for letting us serve you hope to see you for future needs" or "I know you may have found it elsewhere for less. May I ask for how much?" If you disclose the amount then they next thing that should be said is "I would be happy to price match that for you.". If businesses really want to keep customers they would not argue with their customers and give remarks like "Next time you are price matching come to us first". 

What started this rant and post is this month and then today issues with the vet occurred. I placed an order for pet medicine for our two dogs. I was first worried I was going to have issues with the pharmacy and not the vet, however, I was wrong. Drs. Fosters and Smith were excellent with the whole process of things and even canceling the order. However, the vet ended up sending only one of the scripts for our dogs and not both then when the pharmacy called them they resent the one for Pandora but failed to send Onyx's. 

Then yesterday I went in to get their meds for the month since they failed to ensure the order could be placed so it would arrive on time. They did not have a vet available to write any scripts and would have to get back to me. Then when they called today my blood pressure went through the roof as they wanted to argue and act as if I was naive and stupid when it came to shopping. Telling me how it would be cheaper for one dog for a year supply if buy through them and I get a rebate. I tried to explain that no it is not as for both dogs it is cheaper. 


Let me break it down for you both dogs have two different weights so the prices differ just a bit.

One month through the vet is $42.00 (BTW the medicine went through a price increase since 2014)

6 months through the vet $42*6 = $252 give or take 10 dollars without rebate. When the vet does give us the rebate given to them to give to us it may knock it down to $215 again give or take.

The pharmacy I only saw 6 months supply, has free shipping, no tax, guarantee satisfaction and for both dogs was going to be 192 as I have it rounded. 

The vet was quoting me that for Onyx who has the little more expensive medicine due to being the heaveir in weight was going to gost over 215 or 252 alone before rebate for a year. This I had already known as Onyx medice is 21.50 so yea 12 months is 258 dollars and then Pandora is 246 before rebates I don't got that kind of money with or without rebates. 

I'm a smart shopper I'm going to go where I can get the 6 months for two dogs under 200 dollars instead of being naive and listen to the vet and buy through them.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Outside Looking In

Just before lunch the Muses struck me with something and not sure where it came from. I know it is something I struggled with in the past but my family life is better than what it was.


on the outside looking in what do you see
on the outside looking in you see a family
on the outside looking in you see a happy family full of laughter, joy, and smiles
on the outside looking in what do you see
wishful thinking as not all families are full of laughter, joy and smiles.


While it isn't very long it is very powerful. While we all wish family is all laughter and joy there is the rocks, thorns and other obstacles that hurt us in which family isn't all laughter and joy. But with every day, it does get better if we allow it too. Relationships can be mended and strengthened if we set boundaries and want to make them grow.

Relationships Need Instructions


In my years of dating, I wish there was an instruction manual for every situation, type of couple, and so forth. I've been in a few serious relationships and while I am sure there are plenty more to come until Mr. Right comes along. I have found out some things along the way especially from my last recent relationship that I am difficult to be around. 

My last relationship didn't really work out not because we really weren't compatible but due to my health I am difficult to put up. It is especially true when the partner becomes a little clingy and yes I did enjoy it a little but after awhile on top of his disabilities we weren't understanding each other. Between dealing with school, juggling a relationship, battling depression, putting up with fibro, taking care of family I got to a point where I wanted to be alone. I missed my solitude but yet I enjoyed having companionship at the same time. Even had I came with instructions and the relationship would it have even worked out in the end? 

Probably not. We both wanted two different things he wanted to live in Japan at some point and me, well, while I hate the state and town I am in I want to be with family. Maintaining relationship while having PTSD, anxiety, depression, and fibro makes it difficult but I have hope that one day I will find someone who will be able to handle me. 

Abundance of Thoughts

There is so much going through my mind and has been for days but yet what and how to deal with them eludes me. I've come across quotes that have spoken so deeply to me and have been good segway for topics for entries here. However, I have been preoccupied cleaning out files, websites, and such as it is a new year and it is time to make things feel fresh. While I have been mainly working on my internet life I have not done anything to make my IRL feel fresh but eventually, I will get there. 

I now have more free time since I am no longer taking classes as FA has depleted which is a Debbie downer since I was so close to graduating. But I believe this is a year that a sabbatical is needed and other things can be brought into focus. I will be trying to find ways to raise funds and build a gold egg so I can finish my degree. I tried one Mystery Shopper type deal tonight through Easy Shift doing an audit at Casey's. While the shift is six dollars and I wasn't on my feet for very long and the manual labor wasn't much. I suffered tonight and regretted doing it as fibromyalgia pain almost had me in tears. 

While this app thing is still new and I am unsure of the reliability of it I hope that for the pain I went through I get paid. I got caught up on my surveys but feel that I didn't get much out of it. Maybe I am slightly impatient but I have tons of other sites and ideas I want to try that once I get through some of my "New Year, New You" cleaning I will be able to focus more on it. 

I am going to leave with this thought that was found in a fortune cookie that really spoke to me.

Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask, "Am I doing the right things?" - Fortune Cookie


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Shark Tank fight over Scholly - Business Insider

Everyone needs help financially every now and then especially when it comes to education. I am so close to finishing my bachelors degree in Environmental Policy and Management but am snagged on the inability to fund since my loans are capped out. This is where this article comes into play Shark Tank fight over Scholly - Business Insider was brought to my attention by family. It was kind of like the telephone game where my cousin found the app then told my aunt, my aunt tells my mom and then I'm told to look into Scholarly.



So, today I did a search on Scholarly and didn't find anything related to an app but there was a related search term so I clicked it and then revised it to where I was brought to this article. For the price of $2.99 period you have an access of scholarships to look into and discover. While at the moment I do not have the funds, which I know you are probably thinking "oh, come on you should have at least 3 dollars so you get access". I truly do not at least for the moment however, that won't last long and when I do get the 3 dollars this is definitely something I am putting on the must get list.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ridiculous 6 is Ridiculous (A Movie Review)

Normally I am not one for giving movie reviews or blogging/posting in detail about any such movie. If I like a movie I normally say that this or that movie was great or (not), or I might mention that I watched(ing) such and such. However, to actually review a go into detail about a movie is rather something new for me.

Ridiculous 6 was a movie I watched a few days ago on Netflix and while it had been sitting in my queue for a week or so I really did not know what to expect. The title picture can always be deceiving as actors on the cover may not be who is actually in the movie, am I right? The magic of movie magic and all its glamour had me think that Ridiculous 6 had Adam Sandler, Luke Wilson, and a couple of other familiar faces acting in it. When I saw it I thought "that is strange it says it is a Netflix Original film but it looks like Adam Sandler and Luke Wilson is in it. That can't be right". Well after watching what may have been 2 hours of a few funnies and groaners, sure enough it had familiar faces.

The movie is definitely an Adam Sandler movie but what I did not know till the end that the movie was written and produced by Adam Sandler (of course main acting role). However, it also had Taylor Lautner who I would have never recognized if it wasn't for the voice and dreamy skin tone. Terry Crews, Blake Shelton, David Spade, and Luke Wilson are all familiar names and faces. I was in complete and udder shock that there was an actual original film with people I knew. Most of the time when Netflix or Amazon has Orginal Films they tend to have actors and actresses that we have never heard of or newly famous trying to make a name for themselves. Other names that didn't sound familiar but I knew their faces were Rob Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, and Danny Trejo.

If you're looking for something better than a synopsis I'm sorry because that is all I can give without giving away all of it and such. I will have to say that now that I have watched it I don't have to watch it ever again and I will never have to own it. I didn't find it that good it got 3 out of 5 stars I do believe is what I gave it on Netflix. Like I said I liked it but it wasn't super good nor was it something I loved.

Now the synopsis for if you don't want to read it elsewhere I'll put it short and simple Adam Sandler was raised by Indians until Father came to tell him about some stolen loot that was stashed. While visiting Father was kidnapped so the journey begins. On the journey to save his father Adam finds out he has 5 other brothers coming from different women while his father was out being a thief. These band of brothers 6 journey to get the ransom together to save their father and confront him as the 5 have nver met their father but know his name and reputation.

"Just for Today" (author unknown)

As featured in the Ann Sanders Column.

Just for today I will live through the next 12 hours and not tackle my whole life's problems at once.

Just for today I will improve my mind. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look my best, speak in a well-modulated voice, be courteous and considerate.

Just for today I will not find fault with friend, relative or colleague. I will not try to change or improve anyone but myself.

Just for today I will have a program. I might not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two enemies -- hurry and indecision.

Just for today I will exercise my character in three ways. I will do a good turn and keep it a secret. If anyone finds out, it won't count.

Just for today I will do two things I don't want to do, just for exercise. Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially will I be unafraid to enjoy what is beautiful and believe that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.

"Golden Rules for Living" by Miriam Hamilton Keare


As featured in the Ann Sanders Column

1. If you open it, close it.

2. If you turn it on, turn it off.

3. If you unlock it, lock it up.

4. If you break it, admit it.

5. If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.

6. If you borrow it, return it.

7. If you value it, take care of it.

8. If you make a mess, clean it up.

9. If you move it, put it back.

10. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.

11. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.

12. If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.