Posted October 28th, 2015 by Jason
Florida has a serious issue with flooding. It is also known that the state has problems with sinkholes as well. This excess water is a major safety concern for everyone. It becomes difficult to figure out what to do with the current situation because new technologies that allow for water to navigate through seemingly solid surfaces will only lead to further sinkhole growth. A different approach will be needed in these kinds of places, and a solution may be just around the corner.
The idea of permeable paving is helping many places cope with large amounts of water gathering on top of paved areas. This is fine for somewhere that has the underground support to handle such a load, but in Florida the water will more than likely cause the ground under to erode creating a “Jenga” situation where it is unknown when the ground will collapse from underneath. To solve this problem a foundation of impermeable pavement could be placed under the porous top layer that helps direct the water to a safe location. By adding on this extra feature, the road is immediately eliminated of any floodwaters, while maintaining stability.
Something needs to be done about the current situation that Florida faces. As more development happens in Florida, this problem will only become worse. It’s time everyone takes a look at the newer technologies available, and uses some ingenuity to help ensure that structures are able to withstand the amount of water that could otherwise seriously hinder progress.
Posted October 18th, 2015 by Jason
Last week I had the privilege of going to the new photography exhibition at the Downtown Arts Center. The Arts Center was lucky enough to get the chance at hosting the touring Ansel Adams exhibit. I was thrilled to be able to see Ansel Adams prints in person! They look incredible blown up and the detail in each picture is unreal. I did not get too long to look at each print as the crowds were crazy! There had to be thousands of people who attended just that day to see the photography. One thing that made a difference in my experience was the exhibition staff London hired by the Arts Center for this exhibit. They made the experience wonderful. Even though it was very crowded, the staff was well-trained and able to handle the crowds. I’m hoping I’ll have the chance to see Ansel Adams’ prints one more time before the exhibit moves!
Posted August 26th, 2015 by Jason
I’m a full time member of the events staff at the city’s convention center. A lot of work and planning goes into every show we host. Most people would be amazed at the amount of work it takes to pull a show together.
Today is move-in day for the vendors. Each one will have a truck or van loaded with their display items. They all have to find their booth space and get set up. My job is to make sure they get help if they need it, so the show can open on time.
I’ve always loved the atmosphere of move-in days. People are busy and the schedule is tight, but hope is in the air. The vendors always start with the feeling this show will be their best sales effort of the year. I always hope the same thing they do, and I also hope they’ll come back for next year’s show.
Posted August 12th, 2015 by Jason
My friend, Eleanor, loves to learn. We decided a long time ago that we would continue to learn new things at every opportunity. When the local college offered a circus workshop, Eleanor signed us up to learn about being clowns. It was great fun, and we learned a lot during our class time.
As friends, we have always been comfortable clowning around with each other. This class seemed a perfect opportunity to learn how to do it better. We never thought about clown make-up as an important part of the circus. Most of the class was dedicated to teaching the correct ways to dress as a clown. It also taught how to wear clown make-up. Eleanor and I had a difficult time not laughing, but we still enjoyed the lesson.
When one of our family or friends throws the next party, we will be ready to premiere our clown act. Eleanor and I have made up our clown outfits, and we have the make-up on hand. We have been working on a routine, and we just know it will be a hit.
Posted August 8th, 2015 by Jason
Few have experienced total body manipulation. Thai massage Liverpool is a very vigorous and energizing massage that is quite enjoyable. The professional will take you and move your body into all types of yoga like poses. Surprisingly, you keep all your clothes on during this intense massage session. I must say that it looks kind of strange, but it is actually very soothing. Afterwards, your body will feel renewed and ready for the world.
Here is what took place during my massage session. The professional massage therapist requested that I settle down on a comfortable padded mat on the floor in the middle of the room. I removed my shoes and settled down. The professional massage therapist explained what was going to happen. She started taking my limbs and using her arms, hands, and legs to adjust my body and pull it in different poses. It lasted about 60 minutes and was a very enjoyable experience.
Posted June 1st, 2015 by Jason
The little puppy was out by his house again. Johnny had see the tiny little animal running around with a big dog for a while. The little pup looked hungry, and seemed to be losing weight every time Johnny saw it. One day, Johnny managed to coax it to him. It was so friendly, licking his face right away. He called his brother over to look at it. His brother said he knew someone that could keep the little puppy, and it would never go hungry again. He picked up his phone, and dialed a woman named Rebecca. She got there quickly, and brought some food and water with her. She left her truck running with the air conditioning Manchester on. They handed her the puppy, and she quickly checked it for any injuries, and then put it in a carrier with the food and water. As she pulled away, Johnny’s brother told him how Rebecca had saved many animals, paying for their medical treatment with her own money. Johnny looked at him and said, “She must surely have a heart the size of Texas”.
Posted May 6th, 2015 by Jason
After I built my first website I discovered I needed a good web design agency, but I had no way of knowing how to pick one. So here I am to tell you part of what I learned. First I discovered I needed to clarify what it was I wanted the site to do. Did I want it to be an ecommerce site or strictly informational? Next I started my research, I looked for a company that had a proven record of understanding me. Age of the company didn’t matter. Then I made certain that the content was in line with the type of website I had picked out. Communication with the website design company was instrumental in ensuring I was happy with what I got. Lastly I double checked the site to be sure everything was working properly. These quick easy steps will help for any website.
Posted April 21st, 2015 by Jason
It had been a while since I have been on a date. I finally got to go on a date last week. It was amazing. I had been chatting online with this guy, and we finally decided to meet. We met at one of my favorite restaurants. He presented me with flowers Harrogate,which is something that I never received on the first date.
After a great dinner, we took a stroll around the park. We talked for two hours about life and the things that we wanted in a relationship. I felt an instant connection with him. It was unlike anything I had ever felt before. Before we went home, we agreed that we would meet again in the near future. We will be going out again this weekend, and I cannot wait.