A Great Trip to the Beach

Last winter I took a trip to South Florida to enjoy some warmer weather on the beach. I decided to be a little more adventurous than my usual vacation habit of getting a hotel room, setting up shop, and eating at the local restaurants. This time I decided to go more primitive and camp on the beach with just a hammock and a fishing pole to catch my own food.

I found a great area in a state park to set up my campsite between two trees where I strung up my hammock. It was an excellent three day adventure catching my own food and watching the ocean in the warm breeze. The only thing I lacked was a good Manchester thai massage in the evening as my campfire wore down with the only sounds of the waves and porpoises splashing in the moonlight.

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The New Jeweler

Many jewelers are now using recycled glass media to make their products and attach to their products. These jewelers are saving so much money, because recycled glass is cheap and it can even be found for free; this glass is also easily stored, too.

The creation of bracelets and necklaces with this glass is amazing. Each item has a beautiful clear finish about it, and they can even be painted a different color, too. People are also buying more and more products that are made from this type of glass. It is easy for jewelers to custom make a piece of jewelry when using this glass.

A lot of jewelers have also attached this glass into engagement rings, wedding bands and many other items, too. This is a market that made itself, and today it is climbing to a high level.

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Choosing A College Major

I spent much of the summer dreading going back to college. During our freshman year, we can take whatever classes we want as long as the prerequisites have been filled. Once we begin our sophomore year, the college counselors begin pressuring us to choose a major. I didn’t have any particular course of study and that became an issue for me.

One of my friends told me to work with a company that supplies events staff. She said there were many different jobs that needed to be done for any one event, and it would test my talents. She was correct that it would be different with every job. I don’t believe I ever had a chance to get bored because each client had unique needs.

I am still not completely sure what I want to choose as a major in college. I do know that helping organize large events is a lot of fun. I believe I will look further into that type of career.

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Too Hot to Handle

In Florida the summers get really hot, and by that I don’t mean toasty. I mean ridiculously, blisteringly hot, where the sweat pours from every pore when you’re outside and you can get 2nd degree burns from 30 minutes of sun exposure. One time I was on a trip in Florida and the Manchester air conditioning in my car went out as I was headed to Daytona Beach. There was no wind that day, so even though I put the windows down it provided little additional comfort. The second I arrived, parked, and got all my myriad stuff from the trunk I practically RAN to the beach. I quickly shed all my belongings into a heap in the sand and went to cool myself in the water, but the water wasn’t that much cooler until farther out. When I’d finally cooled off I went back to my stuff and put on sun block.

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Coffee Shop Blues

The life of a musician is hard in today’s plethora of coffee shops and club scenes where a free drink and publicity is supposed to pay your bills. Sometimes my love for the euphoria of performing trumps my need to eat for the week, so I play anywhere that will turn a crowd to listen.

I got an invite from my local coffee shop to come and headline for a big even they were having. The pay was terrible, but it was exactly the amount I needed to keep my heat on. The pressure was high when the owner told me I would get paid only if the crowd responded well to my music.

I showed up to the gig with my guitar, bass player, and drummer. We unloaded our souls into the crowd with our titillating musical notes that would give Helen Keller the feels. Unfortunately nobody even looked up from their drinks. If only we had a saxophone player Manchester.

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One Less Thing Off My Agenda

I have a long list of things that I have to do. I am such a busy person. Even if there were 25 hours in the day, I still would not get everything done that I need to get done. However, I am grateful that I do get to complete some of the tasks that I need to do. For example, I have been needing to go by the florist Harrogate for a long time. I was finally able to get that done yesterday.

Today, I will complete one more task that I have been needing to get done. That task is to go to the doctor and get my checkup. This is one of my most important tasks, and I am so glad that I will be getting it done. Tomorrow, I will work on something else that I need to do.

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Fun with Grandma

Last Tuesday, I took my grandma out for a very fun time. First, we went to eat at her favorite restaurant, where she ordered strawberry pie, as usual. (This was fun, except for her complaining about her eyeglasses being too tight and her ears being stopped up the entire time, but that’s just Grandma.) Next, we went to the Eye Emporium so that she could get her eyeglasses adjusted. Her new eyeglasses were just too tight, but once the clerk adjusted the screws and heated the glasses up to make them a bit wider, Grandma said they felt just “spiffy,” which, of course, has more to do with being well-dressed, but that’s ok. Last but not least, Grandma and I went to her doctor’s office for her to have ear wax removal. At least she could hear somewhat better after that. I am thankful I didn’t go back with her; I’m not sure I would have wanted to see what came out of her ears! All in all we had a great day!

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