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


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.