Pocket Snippets? What? Who? I've never heard of such a thing!
Pocket is an app I've been using for years to store articles I see online for reading later on when I have more time. The app also stores them for offline reading if you don't have a connection. It's a great app because it also has a button in the Share menu on my iPhone as well as a Chrome Extension for use anytime I visit a site and want to save it but that doesn't warrant a bookmark.
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Occasionally I get a question along the lines of "Why are you -- a 42-year-old man -- constantly taking pictures of toys?" Well, first, I'm only 42 for six more days. Second, allow me to enlighten you.
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When Warrant, the Hollywood glam metal band came crashing on the scene in 1989 with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin’ Rich, I was immediately hooked. The red hot guitars of Erik Turner and Joey Allen were complemented nicely in the backend by bassist Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet.
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As nobody correctly guessed last week’s challenge photo...
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I’m tired. It’s late. I’m watching Parks & Rec on Netflix while Katie is sleeping. I’m recovering from a day of decorating for the holidays and reorganizing our attic. Somehow I managed to hit my step goal despite being at home all day.
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Hey, if any of you are players of the iOS/Android app Star Wars Card Trader by Topps and you have the following card available for trade, please take a look at my deck and 1:1 me in-app.
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Did you go Black Friday shopping today? Did you line up last night or very early this morning or did you wait until a more reasonable hour?
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I really hope you all had a great Thanksgiving (if you’re in the U.S., of course) with whomever you elected to spend it.
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How about some Holiday Snippets to herald in your Thanksgiving?
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During my sophomore year of high school in 1990-91, I was very impressionable with regard to music. I had my favorites, don’t get me wrong, but it was a time of great discovery for me. Everywhere I looked, there was rock, metal, grunge, alternative, electronic, funk, synth-pop, rap, blues, Motown... I listened to it all.
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A handful of people got last week’s Macro Monday challenge photo correct. It certainly got your gears spinning, though, didn’t it?
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Trying to make heads or tails of all the options available with health insurance and then properly completing the forms be like...
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Remember the good ol’ days when Netflix was the only streaming provider in town? If it wasn’t on Netflix, it wasn’t anywhere! Especially since Netflix killed all bricks-and-mortar video rental stores.
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I’m so accustomed to the days of companies only caring about gaining new customers instead of trying to keep existing ones that when a really good deal comes from a company, I tend to think it’s for new customers only.
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Just a little more than a week ago marked the eight-year anniversary since my brother and I graduated from the Fire Academy.
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Someone tell me there’s some reason behind this. Some handout that everyone received and I just missed the official announcement.
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I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder, all the times I could reminisce. But then my next-door neighbor with a daughter had a favor, so I gave her just a little kiss a-like this.”
— Aerosmith, “Walk this Way”
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Lots of people got last week’s challenge photo. But the crown for getting it first goes to my Facebook friend Tish. Nicely done.
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If tech companies like Amazon, Apple, PayPal, or Google we’re to offer full-service banking options, would you switch from your standard bank to use one of them?
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Yay! Another video. I know it’s nothing much but it was fun to make and it allowed Nathan and I to have a little fun with a Demogorgon.
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A coworker shared this with me today. Immediately after seeing it, I said, “That would be so awesome if it were real!” His response? “It IS real!!”
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As I have nothing else to write about and am still in the midst of watching Stranger Things 2 (I’m on episode 6), how about some Hawkins Haikus, inspired by our favorite Indiana horror trope?
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This was tweeted by our POTUS yesterday at 3:12 p.m.
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Last week’s challenge photo was soooo macro. Well, as macro as my non-professional iPhone macro lens will let me get, anyway.
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C’mon, YouTube and U-verse! You’re killin’ me! I know this video is just a hair over four minutes but it can’t really take that long.
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It really sucks because I have three partial videos sitting in iMovie waiting to be completed. Just an editorial decision or two and then some finishing touches.
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Have you seen Thor: Ragnarok yet? No? Why not? Because it only came out today? Well that’s no excuse! No excuse at all!! Even Katie and I ventured out on opening day for it! And if we can, so can you!
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I was talking tea with a co-worker the other day and we discussed the different ways that tea can be brewed. It dawned on me, as we were talking, that I had the perfect analogy to convey these methods.
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I like to think that, at birth, we are all the same mentally and emotionally. We come from our mothers as blank slates full of a desire to learn, to glean, to improve on our station in life insofar as a child is apt.
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