I prefer the feel of ash wood bats and the nice crack sound you get instead of a metallic ping when you connect with a ball. But sadly, wood bats do not last as long especially since I have been regularly going to the batting cages. I bought this 33 inch Easton Typhoon, and though it feels and looks great it also feels like it swings slower than my 34 inch ash wood Louisville Slugger. I believe this is because the BBCOR technology was designed to do this to give metal bats less of an advantage over wood ones.I am 26 years old and I have already pounded about 2,000 yellow dimpled batting cage balls off of the Typhoon now without any cracking or decrease in performance, so it has held up to my expectations. The nasty black residue from the batting cage balls can also be scrubbed off easily with a wet rag with mild dish soap. With batting gloves I get a very solid grip with this bat, and the grip is durable. There is the “Easton Hammer” bat, which I believe is designed especially for the batting cages and is slightly more durable, but the Typhoon is said to have more pop and would be better for game use, so for this reason I prefer it. If you plan on never using your bat in a game you may be better off saving some money and going with the Hammer. The Typhoon appears to rival the amount of pop my Slugger has when both are hit in their sweet spots, and ash wood bats usually have a good amount of pop. You can Click Here to see the performance of all of these bats.Since the Typhoon can be had for just a little more than a wood bat I would recommend it to anyone looking for a bat that will last a long time and not cost a fortune. Just beware that using this bat under 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 deg C) voids the warranty because colder temperatures make aluminum bats weaker. Also, batting cage use also voids the 1 year warranty this bat comes with, which I found out after using it at the cages. But besides that this bat is awesome, if you are interested in this bat check this site out as they are currently running an excellent deal on it.
February 19th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
Like it or not, people form opinions about you every day based solely on the way you look, and this is never more true than it is in the workplace. Since first impressions are all about your appearance, it’s essential to convey a polished, professional demeanor when meeting with clients and co-workers.Of course, the way you dress at work will largely depend on your profession. For example, more conservative industries such as law, accounting, banking and finance, will require a nicely tailored suit, while more casual business environments may permit employees to wear a pair of slacks and collared shirts. When selecting a suit to wear in a professional workplace environment, darker colors are safest and can easily be brightened up by adding a colorful tie. In addition, by selecting high quality footwear, you will not only remain comfortable throughout the day, but will also convey the proper message to clients and business associates. You may select from lace-ups or slip-ons, but it is generally best to avoid trendy styles, such as heels or patterned tops.Business casual can be dressed up a bit by simply donning a sport coat and adding accessories with pops of color, different complementary tones or patterns. Just be careful not to go overboard with too many different colors and textures. Also, its frowned upon to substitute a suit jacket for a sport coat, so if you must, opt to wear a sweater instead, or simply choose a dress shirt with no tie. Finally, casual dress loafers will present a more sophisticated look than deck shoes or other laid-back footwear.When it comes to a successful workplace makeover, it is also necessary to take your age, body type and complexion into consideration when selecting your wardrobe. For example, if you are carrying a bit extra around the middle, select clothing with muted vertical lines. This will create a leaner look and add height to your appearance. On the other hand, if you are on the thin side, textured fabrics and patterns will often help add the illusion of substance to a slight frame. Regardless of your body type, when it comes to color, opt for fabrics that bring out the best aspects of your appearance and don’t leave you appearing washed out or overly ruddy. For example, dark hair and an olive complexion colors from the warm end of the spectrum – from pastels to brighter jewel tones and rich deep hues – will naturally complement your coloring. On the other hand, fair skinned men should stick to earth tones, such as browns and greens in various shades from emerald to lime. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors of shirts and accessories to find what looks best on you. Since appearance is often key to success, taking a bit of extra time to look your best in the workplace can really pay off over time.
February 19th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
These are the BEST Yoga pants EVER! I was first introduced to them after I happened to find a pair randomly at Ross one day. I wore the heck out of those things, to the grocery store, around the house, during tennis with my husband, when I took my dogs for a walk, etc… and after many washings and wearings I realized I had better get another pair. Unfortunately however, I was saddened to find that since Ross only carries random products, they did NOT have a second pair of these pants on their shelf. Turns out I had to take my search for the BEST Yoga Pants ever online to bolinconcepts.com. With the brand name and the style number off the tag it didn’t take me long to find the exact product I already owned for $19.99, which just so happens to be the same price I paid at Ross (what a DEAL!). So I ordered another pair and I wore the heck out of those as well. Even wearing them so often though, I must note that the color and elasticity of the fabric maintained itself very well. I could wear them for 5 days in a row after work and wash them once a week and they’d maintain perfect shape day after day.After I found myself pregnant with my first child, I ordered 2 more pair because I knew I’d want something comfortable to wear while my body was undergoing all the changes. Then, during the 7th, 8th, and 9th month of my pregnancy, when the belly bump drops and things start to get quite uncomfortable, these yoga pants SAVED MY LIFE! I literally wore them EVERY SINGLE DAY, but I made a new outfit of it by pairing them with cute Roxy sandals, a solid v-neck maternity top, and a white cami underneath to smooth things out. The yoga pant material was thin enough that I didn’t get hot, even in the hundred degree heat of June, yet thick enough that it was flattering to my curves, despite my 50 pound baby weight gain. I currently own 6 pairs of these yoga pants in varying sizes, and they’ve all been SOOOOOO fantastic that I’ve even ordered and had them shipped to friends and family via Amazon.com.As for the sizing, when I wore a size 6-7 jeans pre-pregnancy I fit into the Medium yoga pants. When I wore size 8-9 jeans during early-pregnancy I wore the Large yoga pants. And during the later part of my pregnancy, and I assume for awhile after the baby is born also, I’ve worn the Extra Large size yoga pants mostly the entire time. These yoga pants took the guess work out of “what to wear?” everyday because they were comfortable, flattering, and paired with a different color top, I had a new outfit every time. Not to mention, they don’t LOOK like gym clothes! They don’t have stripes or huge obvious logos on them, so they just appear to be a casual pair of black pants, which I think are perfectly acceptable to wear out EVERYWHERE I go. Whether it’s a restaurant, the grocery store, or a family function. I love them, and you will too!! You can also see a sizing chart for these pants by Clicking Here.PS. Please note, this is my first product review. I felt compelled to take the time to write this because, first of all, these pants are the best thing since sliced bread, and secondly, I’m an avid online shopper and I make ALL my purchases based on other people’s good reviews. So here’s hoping the men of the world come across my review, discover these awesome yoga pants, and buys them for every woman they know and love!
February 18th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
I am very satisfied with this Kindle. I have the 2nd edition Kindle from about 4 years ago and it has the gray background. I had to connect a light to read in certain situations and it always looked like I had shadows on the screen. This edition with the built in light is great. I don’t seem to have the eye strain and it is great at night for reading. I have not tried it in a bright light outdoors yet, so I can’t say what that will be like. The size is nice and it is easy to use. The setup was easy and with the wifi I can download quickly from the local library. You still have to go thru Amazon for the download, but I don’t have to transfer via USB now and go thru that whole process. Also, the charger from my older Kindle works fine on this one so I did not have to purchase the wall adapter. You can Click Here to see what devices are compatible and what devices are not compatible with the kindle paperwhite. The only con I have is that I have a few word games and solitaire on my older Kindle, but this one is not compatible for them. They were also free for my other Kindle and I noticed they are not for this one, and would not want to purchase them and not have them work. Maybe that’s something for Kindle to work on. I want to give a huge thanks to this site who was running a sale on kindle paperwhites and gave me an excellent deal on one!
February 11th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
I selected this shoe after a professional shoe store owner fit my 2 1/2 year-old son. Lots of shoes are cute, but I wanted him to have better support now that he’s active, runs quite a bit, visits theme parks largely without a stroller, etc… My son has a chubb foot (i.e., wide) and has low arches. This shoe fit him like a dream and gives much better cushioning than the “cutsie” shoes from Target and Converse. I also appreciate that this New Balance shoe comes in half sizes, like most better-made shoes do, in order to get the best fit. Amazon has the best price for this shoe, I save about 15-20% buying here than in a store. I got the first pair of NB shoes at the store in gratitude for the store owner’s professional advice, but subsequent pairs have been through nethealthclinic.com. They have all the best kids apparel options.As a side note, the shoe store owner recommended that while a child is seated with a shoe on, shove their toes to the farthest forward position in the shoe (without forcing them to curl), then insert your own index finger in the gap behind the child’s heel. You should be able to insert your finger by neither jamming it in nor seeing a lot of wiggle room. The finger should feel just right. That’s a good fit. When I was a kid we used to do a test by pressing on the toe end of the shoe while the child was standing up, but some shoes are so sturdy that you can’t feel much using the toe-press test. I found more info on these shoes and other HERE.
February 5th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this sweater because of all the negative reviews i have seen on some other sites. I must say that I am quite pleased with this sweater at the price point I got it at. To address some of the concerns raised:
For more info on this sweater and others like it Click Here.1. The material is thin – Thick cashmere would defeat the point of cashmere. I think people are actually complaining about the “thread-count” quality of the sweater. The material is not quite as “plush” as one might expect for cashmere. I happened to have a similar Williams Cashmere sweater Mock Neck stripe sweater and that one does feel more luxurious and plush than this sweater, but this sweater not see-through and it’s definitely softer than cotton or merino.2. The sizing is inaccurate/runs small – This is probably true. I’m about 5’8″ 155 lb, slim build and normally I wear Sm for everything, but I decided to go with Med for this sweater. Med turns out to be a pretty good fit in the torso and the hem reaches about the same vertical position as it does for the model. The sleeve reaches right below the palm, which is perfect. I’d say that Sm would have been a bit too small for me. Unless you like the wetsuit look, your best bet is to go one size larger.This sweater would be a good deal if it was on sale (studiowaterfallstore.com). I mention them because thats the only place that has it for a decent price to be honest.
February 4th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
I am sure I am not the first parent who has had to try and keep a struggling child steady while waiting 2+ minutes for the thermometer to register a reading.
We recently purchased this ear thermometer after reading a number of positive reviews online. The cost initially gave us pause, but since this product will be primarily used on our small children quality, accuracy and reliability were important considerations and outweighed the cost factor. Our last two ear thermometers were unreliable and didn’t last long. We’ve used this product reliably for a couple months now and are quite satisfied. For more info on this thermometer and more please click here. You won’t regret reading this.
What recently sold us though was a recent Emergency Room visit to the Fairfax INOVA Children’s Hospital which is a fantastic children’s hospitals in Northern Virginia (our baby is now OK). While there we were surprised to see the doctors and nurses all using this same product. This is a state of the art hospital where they spare no expense, and they were using this ear thermometer. Their units are used constantly and if this product can stand up to that type of abuse, I’m sure it will work for us for years to come.Update – 1/26/2013 – Well over three years of use and it’s still going strong. I’m still extremely satisfied. Good thing i spent some time and found this ear thermometer for a good deal on this health and beauty store here… kimberlasbridal.com.
February 3rd, 2014 comments: Comments Off
The first tour pak (a container at the rear part of your motor cycle where you can store your tools and some motorcycle spare parts) accessory is a tour pak rack bag. A tour pak rack bag is a type of versatile bag that is attached to the rear side of a motorcycle on a rack above the tour pak pack, and is produced in multipurpose designs so that you can use it as a bag even when off your motorcycle. Most of them are manufactured using durable UV and water resistant 1680 denier ballistic nylon material. They can also have added reflective piping that help in elevating their degree of visibility. Behind most tour pak rack bags’ heavy duty zippers, you will realize a large storage space with extra interior mesh pockets. You can also store your roadside essentials like map and sunscreens in their exterior zippered pockets. These premium bags mount to the back luggage rack of you motor cycle with quick disconnect-clips. Lastly, most of these bags also have an in built rain cover to protect them from sudden down pours and a removable bag strap to make their carrying easier.
Tour pak LED strip light
A tour pak LED strip light http://www.ridebikegear.com/motorcycle-trunks-c-210.html is a type of LED light that is integrated in the exterior rear part of a tour pak saddle bag, or the rack itself. Most of these lights can be remote controlled so as to change colors depending on your favorite choice of color. They also come with additional accessories like transformers and AC adapters that help you to connect the LED light to the IR controller. These lights help to complement the work of your reflector motorcycle jacket so that a motorist behind you can see you clearly. They also serve for decorative purposes.
January 7th, 2014 comments: Comments Off
I was wondering of how to plant ornamental plants inside my condo unit. Thanks to the technology of using cool tube hydro lighting. It makes possible to plant ornamental plants inside my condo unit and make them grow. Since there is no sunlight inside my condo unit, I cannot let my ornamental plants grow inside and instead put them outside my condo unit to let them experience the process of photosynthesis. Also, I do not like putting ornamental plants in pots inside my room because it has soil inside the pots. Sometimes the soil gets spilled on the floor and I hate cleaning my tiled floor. So, I researched about this hydroponic planting and lighting technology and started growing my ornamental plants inside my condo unit. It is so amazing because I can grow my plants inside my condo unit without any soil and natural sunlight. Just by using this hydro lighting technology, growing plants indoors is not anymore impossible. I used a cool tube with intercooler in this hydro lighting technology. My expertise as an Electrical Engineer helps me a lot to do all these things on my own. But I guess anyone can do the same as long as there is a manual for installation. With what I did my condo is more of a home than just a bachelor’s pad. I encouraged my friends to do the same inside if they want to grow indoor plants. Some are excited to start it so I volunteered to help them in the installation of hydro lighting for their hydroponic gardening.
January 1st, 2014 comments: Comments Off
Okay, so I’ve had this set for almost 3 years now. About a month ago I did have to replace the charger (my own fault, cord got damaged) and while I was doing so I replaced the battery for the first time as, with all rechargeables, it had degraded a bit. Going through logitech’s website I was able to get the battery kit for 5 and the charger for 10. I’m hoping to get another 3 years out of this set.Some updated impressions: After 3 years the faux leather covering over the ear pads has worn off a bit. I wear glasses and I’ve noticed that most of the wear is where my glasses rub them. I can’t fault logitech for this really, and I don’t notice it when I wear them.My signal range seems to have degraded just a little, and I’m considering replacing the wireless dongle as well (which can be done directly through logitech for 10 bucks).I won’t deny the photo evidence regarding the plastic ear cup joints that people have posted in the comments on this review, but I will say that I’ve had this headset for almost 3 years, I’m a bit of a clumsy drunk at times (especially when gaming), and while I definitely haven’t abused the headset it has been dropped from time to time. Other than the ear pad coverings and a few scuffs, you’d never know it wasn’t brand new. Maybe I’m just lucky, I don’t know, but the three headsets I bought before this one (all in the 50-100 dollar range) each lasted less than a year. Under the same treatment, this headset has outlasted all 3 of them. Honestly, if they broke right now I would probably buy the same set again. I haven’t found much else that provides the same functionality in the same price range.My long term impression of sound quality–audiophiles prolly wouldn’t be satisfied, you can’t crank them obscenely loud with strong bass without hearing some distortion. However, they definitely more hold their own in terms of gaming oriented headsets. At reasonable volume levels they’re crisp and clear with good bass. I have grown addicted to the 7.1. I often tell people in first person shooters that 70% of my aiming is through sound at this point. It’s hard to play without it.black-parade.com More Info Click Here
December 16th, 2013 comments: Comments Off