Years ago simply driving a Cadillac, any Cadillac, meant something. “You made it”. “You’ve arrived”. Success… The same can be said for many luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Lexus, etcetera. But the company brand is losing it’s value – and I don’t think that’s such a big deal.
Let’s take Cadillac for example. It’s not exactly “prestigious” to be driving a Cadillac ATS. But your Cadillac ATS-V might get a spot up front in the valet area. How about Mercedes-Benz? People (mainly on the internet) laugh at vehicles like the CLA and GLA. But change the conversation to that of an S65 AMG or SL65 AMG and things change drastically. I bet 99% of the world’s population would be happy to drive an SL65 AMG – but many could “take or leave” a CLA or GLA (though I bet most would “take”).
I have a lot of phones. To name a few, I’ve got ALL the iPhones except the “six”. After I met Android – I gave up on it… So besides iPhones – I have a Google LG Nexus 4, a Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 – I HAD an S6 but returned it because it kept crashing on me (especially the web browser), an HTC One M7, a MotoX 2013 and 2014, a OnePlus One — and I can’t remember the other ones at this very moment. But I have a lot of phones. The TWO that I KEEP switching back and forth from are the MotoX 2014 and OnePlus One.
Why? The MotoX is the most convenience phone to me. I shake it and take a picture – THAT quickly. Other phones have slightly better cameras but if I’m not quick enough to get the shot – that doesn’t matter much. Another nice feature is how it can tell when you’re driving and read out text messages sent to you and allow you to respond with only your voice – which is a great feature. There are a few other unique MotoX features but those two are my favorite. Besides that – the battery life is “good” and everything works. I’m a power-user so having a device that doesn’t start acting funny when I add all the apps I want onto it – is crucial.
Do the world a favor and share this. This is important information for everyone as we’re either going to deal with breast cancer or prostate cancer ourselves some day – or one of our loved ones will.
Researchers at Yale University found that men with the highest intake of vegetables of the cruciferous variety reduced their risk of spreading and aggressive prostate cancer by 50 percent. These men had two servings or more of cruciferous vegetables each week, generally cauliflower and broccoli. While eating, an enzymatic reaction produces nutrients named diindolylmethane (DIM) and Indole-3-carbinol (I3C). Unfortunately, boiling, steaming, or microwaving can greatly reduce effectiveness – up to 58 percent. So eating cruciferous vegetables raw or lightly sautéing them will help maximize the amount of DIM and I3C that can be formed.
Luckily, dietary supplements of DIM and I3C can provide high levels of these potent nutrients in a single capsule containing far more DIM and I3C than a serving of these cruciferous vegetables.
I know, I’m on this health kick lately. Both my in-laws have type two Diabetes and I promised them 757 1/2 hours of research to find them an alternative to their prescription medications – one which is Metformin. I’m not sure which the other is yet. I need to speak more with them.
In any event… Meet Berberine. Berberine has been shown to lower blood sugar, cause weight loss and improve cardiovascular health, amongst other positive effects. It’s one of the few supplements shown to be as effective as a pharmaceutical drug.
Berberine decreases Insulin resistance making it more affective as a blood sugar lowering hormone. It increases glycolysis which helps the body break down sugars inside cells. And it decreases sugar production in the liver.
Okay, I shouldn’t lie. My wife really stumbled upon this – and swore by it – but now I’m finally a true believer.
First – a little history that’ll explain why I’m so psyched about this discovery… When I was growing up – I was always sick. No, not literally “always” – but you know what I mean. I seem to have had a weak immune system for as long as I can remember. Sore throats were my biggest enemy – and I got ’em a lot…
When I moved to Florida I started working from my home office – and I pretty much never got sick anymore. Not until I really started going out a lot again a couple of years ago. So now I’m back to my old sick three or four times per year thing.
My wife rarely ever got sick but when she did she’d use this stuff called “Dr. Zarbees”. <– Click there to see a whole bunch of Dr. Zarbees’ products for kids and adults. The two I use specifically are Zarbees Daytime and Zarbees Nighttime (with melatonin to help you sleep).
Chick-Fil-A is the last fast food restaurant on Earth… At least that’s the case in my eyes. Unfortunately they don’t sell pizza and burgers. If they did, they’d certainly corner the market. Or, maybe I should avoid this place like the plague because the owner doesn’t like this or that. I hear he doesn’t like my favorite baseball team – Oh no. I’m going to McZero’s…
Anyway. I’ve mentioned Chick-Fil-A on my blog before in my awesome “Chicken Sandwiches” post. Their chicken sandwiches are awesome. But I’ve recently discovered other reasons to prefer Chick-Fil-A over lesser fast food restaurants…
1. The food is, for the most part, better. I don’t know if other fast food restaurants offer a chicken salad sandwich – but this damned thing is unreal! Brett ‘ll back me up (right?). Soft whole grain bread with chicken salad and a legitimate, big piece of crispy, fresh dark green lettuce. Not that wet, floppy crap you get at McDonalds or Burger King. It’s a touch sweet – I think there might be some relish – I’m not sure. I don’t care enough to research it. It’s just a darn good sandwich.
Backpage won’t accept Visa and Mastercard anymore. So now my friggin’ Mazda For Sale ad can’t be “bumped up” to the top for the $2.00 that I’d normally pay – because I don’t have a credit card that Backpage.com accepts. No, American Express won’t work either.
All the major credit card companies have banned Backpage.com transactions – because people are still having sex. Oh, God – save the children! Two consenting adults are having sex and somebody is making money that can’t be taxed because it’s a cash transaction.
You do realize that THAT sole reason is why sex is illegal if there’s any money involved. What other reason would there be? Because the government cares – about – … about … I don’t know. About what? When a man takes a woman out for dinner and the movies – and has sex with her afterwards — that’s okay?
To all my mayonnaise fanatics spanning from sea to sea – from continent to continent – I hear by declare Kirkland Signature Real Mayonnaise SAFE! Safe to replace your favorite name brand Mayonnaise. Safe to use on sandwiches! In tuna
I recently lost some weight after having eaten bad food. No, I didn’t vomit it out – let me tell you what happened. My stomach is kind of sensitive. So when something goes wrong like eating bad food that’s either old (restaurant squeezing every last dollar out of their supply) or dirty (idiots at a restaurant handling the food before I eat it), I tend to have issues for awhile. This time it was about ten or eleven days that my stomach was being finicky afterwards.
So I wasn’t eating much. And I lost a noticeable amount of weight. I wasn’t going to the gym. I was hardly burning any calories because I sit down all day – and pretty much all night as well. I was practically immobile but still lost a good bit of weight. Six or seven pounds… This made me think back to an article I read which stated that exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight. Reason being: the more you exercise, the more you need to eat. And this is true.
Now while this isn’t really such a terrible thing on the surface, there are two things that concern me greatly…
Okay. I’m not going to lie. This car, unlike the 2014 Toyota Camry I drove last week, is a little…
Wait. Okay. I actually put this blog aside until the following morning. I don’t want to be too critical about the car. It’s a good car. But now I know what I want to say about it… It’s slow. My goodness is this car weak. It’s got a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that sounds like it’s being overworked with the least bit of acceleration.
I’m sure this is no different from other cars in the Corolla’s class. But wow. For a guy who’s been driving high performance cars for a long, long time – this one is a bit difficult to deal with. I really need to go into “Zen Mode” and just drive like a grandma (or at least my impression of one). I’m not overtaking ‘anyone’ in this car. If I’m on the highway and I need to get over – I’m going to need to wait until everybody else passes before I can change lanes.