Back in the ’80s, I remember everyone showing off their style with Swatch watches. These were basic watches that came in fun, bright colors, but they also had “Swatch Guards,” which were rubber protectors that cover half the face of the watch. But again, they came in crazy colors.
These days most people don’t even wear a watch, they use their cell phones instead. And whether it’s a protective case or just a neat skin, you can pretty much wrap your phone in any style you like. Robots. Comic book art. Sports teams. Bands. Food. You name it.
I’ve never really had anything other than a plain black protective case for my iPhone 4S. So when I was approached to try out GelaSkins, I jumped at the chance.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could shop for comfortable, high-quality clothes and help others in the process? (Certainly sounds like a setup, doesn’t it?). Well, you can, thanks to an awesome online store called Rhyme&Reason.
The company offers high-quality (and comfy-looking) apparel for men, women, and children. Not only is the clothing affordable, but R&R donates 10% of the purchase price of your order to various charities. During checkout, you’ll see exactly how much will be donated, and you even get to pick a specific charity from a list.
I like to think of myself as a TV dinner connoisseur. As a kid, I used to devour those things. I have fond memories of Swanson’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, turkey and gravy, and of course that little cherry cobbler pie. Let’s not discuss the 9000 calories, 400 grams of fat, and 1.6 million grams of sodium that was in each one.
It’s been years since I’ve had a true TV dinner, though I have eaten a number of “light” or “healthier” frozen meals from Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers. To be honest, they’re pretty bad. You get small portions, they taste mediocre, and they’re loaded with salt.
Recently, however, I had the opportunity to give Bistro MD a try. They’re frozen meals carefully prepared by chefs with real ingredients that are delivered straight to your door. The overall meal plans are even designed by physicians, so they should actually be quite healthy for you.
As someone who still enjoys a good Hot Pocket now and then, how could I not give Bistro MD a try? Needless to say, I was quite skeptical.
I’m a big comic book, fantasy and sci-fi geek in case you didn’t know. (This pic of me and my BFF Chewbecca should prove that.) So needless to say I’m a tad bit excited for the Avengers movie that comes out next week! I’ve also recently gotten into the insanely amazing Game of Thrones series, both the books by George R.R. Martin and the no-holds-barred HBO series. Great stuff! If you liked Lord of the Rings, definitely check it out.
Without going too into Game of Thrones, I’ll just quickly say it’s a medieval-type story full of Lords and Kings and Knights and treachery up the wazoo. It’s bloody, shocking and… well, bloody shocking! One of the main families in the story is the Starks of Winterfell. They live in the north where it’s crazy cold and their family’s words are, “Winter is Coming.” Ya gotta love the Starks, every single one of ‘em. And, being a comic book geek, it got me wondering when Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) was going to make an appearance. Continue reading
Me and my new BFF!
Yesterday was Presidents’ Day, my new favorite holiday. And in keeping with American traditions of honoring people by not working, most schools are off this entire week.
So my wife and I celebrated by taking our two boys to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum down in Manhattan. This former aircraft carrier is now a full-fledged museum. You can learn the history of this great ship, as well as take a tour of the command center and even walk through a real submarine that was used during the Cold War. (Talk about sardines!) On the hangar deck, there’s dozens of real jets, planes and helicopters to see. Oh, and this summer the Space Shuttle Enterprise is coming! It’s actually pretty darn cool for a museum.
In case you didn’t know, I’m a big comic book fan, especially when it comes to Captain America. I remember first getting into comics when I was in 3rd grade (Star Wars was my first comic series), and for some reason, I latched on to Captain America early on. I’ve got a slew of comics, original artwork, clothing, toys, video games , a custom-built shield out of fiberglass, and yes even the 1970s Captain America and the Falcon board game!
Well, this week, Captain America: The First Avenger opens up in theaters. So I am officially creating “Captain America Week”! And in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s honor, I will be wearing a different Cap shirt every day. I should easily have five shirts that I can wear this week, and if not, I guess I’ll be scrambling to the store on Friday! So keep checking back every day to see my latest Cap Fashion! And feel free to share any new shirts you’ve found out there!
I’m a big fan of Amazon.com. They generally have reasonable prices, lots of merchandise, and you can’t beat the free shipping on orders over $25. I rarely buy anything under that, so the minimum isn’t an issue for me. Yes their site can be a bit confusing and overwhelming at times, but overall, I can usually find what I want quickly and know that my items will safely arrive within a week’s time.
Recently, I had a bit of an issue. I had purchased a $20 Amazon Gift Card for just $10 through the LivingSocial site. Great bargain! Thing is, when I went to redeem my coupon for my gift certificate, I must’ve used one of my older Amazon accounts. I actually have 3 accounts (business one, personal one, and an old “test” account I haven’t used in years). A few days after redeeming the coupon, I wanted to actually buy something at Amazon. So I logged in, added my items and went to go use my $20 gift certificate. Except, it was nowhere to be found. I actually tried using it in all 3 of my accounts, with no luck.