Month: March 2016

Girls Basketball is Really Exciting

I had to click here for more information when I was looking for my daughter’s middle school basketball game. I thought that we had a bye week and I was looking to see if I could find out who was going to be playing us the following week. There were a lot of people that were looking at the schedule to see if we could go to a party next week as most of the girls from the team were invited so we were all happy to see that there were no make up games scheduled for that week. I had a lot of friends that wanted to teach me the different things that I could do with the team’s mascot as I was designing one for them. I am a graphic designer and I have a lot of clients that are professional sports teams and doing mascots has sort of become my thing, although I do not know how or why.

I decided that we were going to have some fun looking at the different things that there were in the school to get some inspiration. They were the pirates and I had a color scheme that I knew would go with the whole mascot but since it was a brand new school I had to figure out what the school colors were going to be. I asked the principal and he told me that if I had a great mascot with two primary colors that were going to go great together that he would be happy to adopt them from my new mascot. Black and gold were the colors of the pirate and I was so glad that I was able to make a difference to her team and to her entire school and its future sports teams.

What is the Best Internet You Can Get for an RV?

I am going to be retired before too long. It is going to be about a year and seven months from now. I have already bought a really nice Recreational Vehicle. It is not enormous like a lot of the ones you see and it does not cost as much money as a new car. It is something that is just about the right size for Jean and I to travel around. I went to this site and got a Direct TV package. If I was willing to pay a lot of money I could get an antenna which works while you are moving down the highway. However now it only works when you park the RV and you set up the dish so that it is directed towards the satellite up in orbit around the Earth. All of that was quite easy to figure out. I got the package for the house too and in theory the box in the RV only costs me 5 dollars per month above what the home package costs.

What is not easy to figure out is how you get a good or even a decent internet connection out on the Interstate Highway system. You can get Internet, from HughesNet which is the company which originally founded Direct TV. In fact Howard Hughes was one of the first private citizens or companies to put satellites in to orbit about fifty years ago. However their product has a lot of problems and it costs a lot of money. In theory you can get wireless. In North Carolina you have a company called Clear which seems to operate in all of the populated parts of the state. However I do not plan on staying in this state all of the time or even most of it.

Is It Hard to Cut the Cable?

Of course there is this site where they want you to cut off your cable and switch to Direct TV, http://www.cable-tv.com/. I have been looking at that as an option and of course if you look at it says that for 20 dollars a month you get something called a Select pack for a year, but you are signing up for two years. Like anything else the devil is in the details and if you read the fine print there is going to be a good reason why you would not do it. My Dad showed me that a long time when he was trying to teach me one of those sage lessons about life and so forth. He pointed at some offer and showed me the great big letters that said 20 dollars a month. He said that when you see one thing written in big letters it is supposed to look really good to you, but there is something you do not see that is not going to look as good if you took the time to take a real close look at it.

Of course my Dad had a Little magnifying glass and he got a yellow highlighter and showed me where the math really took you on that offer. It was supposed to be something that I remembered because obviously you are going to have a lot of chances to make mistakes big and small. The sayings go on and on about how you should look before you leap, which is obvious and it means the same thing when it comes to buying a car or any major financial decision. This is a big deal over time. Each month it is 20 dollars, but that adds up. It especially adds up if they start tacking on charges.