Archives for 2012

Las Vegas Casino Reviews/ Things to do in Las Vegas

My family and I recently went on a trip to Las Vegas during what was my winter break from teaching.  The vacation was fun, despite our frustrations of actually getting to Las Vegas due to annoyances with Southwest Airlines.  I will be talking about what you can do on your vacation and what we frustrations we ran into while vacationing.  This list is in no particular order. The … [Read more...]

Vacation to Las Vegas- Day 1

Today has looked a lot like the picture I posted above- we’ve been in the airport for most of it.  Our originally plane was set to leave Manchester, NH at 6:20 am this morning, and we had planned to wake up around 3 am to drive to the airport.  We were again using Southwest Airlines Vacations, which we had luck with when we went to Disney World last year.  The phone rang this … [Read more...]

Bought 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

After doing all of my research last weekend and trying to get my best price on Hyundai Elantras from different dealerships here in Western Massachusetts, I finally decided to buy a car.  If you remember, I was looking for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited in Red Allure with the technology package.  I had been dealing with Brian Houser at Balise Hyundai in West Springfield, who ended up … [Read more...]

Superbowl 46 Advertisement Turnout

I’m sure like many people (173 million people estimated to view), you watched the Superbowl tonight, if only for the advertisements.  The big game was exciting towards the end, and I was excited the the Giants won (or was it that the Patriots lost?)  But the real losers this year were the advertisments. Advertisements were attempting to be social, but still haven’t got there yet.  … [Read more...]

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” is another of George N. Parks great quotes to get you thinking about life in a very broad sense. It really does make sense that if you react positively, good things will happen to you.  If you respond negatively, bad things will happen to you.  We as people need to be more positive, to respond positively so that more people … [Read more...]

You won’t do better at Balise

I’ve been looking at Hyundai Elantras and getting an idea of what I’m looking for and what I’m willing to pay.  The most interesting part so far has been feeling out the dealerships to see who has the best people.   I’ve contacted multiple dealerships and had some really great experiences over the past couple of days.  I’ve had positive interactions with many dealerships from … [Read more...]

The Superbowl and Social Media

This is going to be a big year for social media and the Superbowl.  There are going to be many people updating statuses about the game, using Twitter and Facebook (and maybe Google+).  Even bigger will be people’s responses to commercials and brands.  Smart companies will use hashtags on their commercials, to encourage a directed conversation via social media.  Good companies … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Foods

I always look forward to the Super Bowl, for a variety of reasons.  While I sometimes enjoy the game (and look forward to a New England Patriots Defeat), I like the gathering of friends, the commercials, and the food.  The Hangar is always crazy, and you have to order Wings ahead of time.  We decided that the following are choices for what we can have during the big game. … [Read more...]

Being a leader and the use of social media

It has become a norm of society to post exactly what we feel and exactly what we are thinking as our Facebook, Twitter, or other social media websites.  While many of these thoughts are generally okay to post, it might not be in your best interest to post your disappointments online, as it makes you look like a negative individual, and makes people less likely to take your side in the future. … [Read more...]

How long does it take to make a habit? How long does it take to make a routine?

I have been thinking about habits versus routines, and how long a good estimate when it comes to a habit versus a routine.  Specifically, I have started going to the gym again regularly, and have tried to determine what stage I am in in regards to a habit or a routine. I think a habit is when something is completed 5 consecutive days.  Therefore the gym is now a habit for me, because … [Read more...]