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Think Twice Before Installing A Pool

As a kid I always wanted to live in a house with my own pool. I did live in a few apartment complexes with a pool but it's still not the same as having one in the privacy of your own backyard. Billings can get pretty hot in the summer and I know a lot of people who wish they had their own private oasis

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Don’t Try To Fix Stuff Unless You Know How

So last week I found this super cool vintage film projector made in the late 1940's... an "Ampro Stylist 16mm". I purchased it at St. Vincent's Thrift Store at Montana and 27th Street for just $20. I was pretty excited when I plugged it in as all the vacuum tubes lit up.

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Another Awesome Thrift Store Find

I was at St. Vincent Thrift store on 27th St and Montana Ave today and found another great bargain. It's this late 40's Ampro Stylist 16mm movie projector.

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Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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How To Get Out Of An Awkward Situation

This is a skill I've never possessed. Whenever I've been in an awkward situation I always do or say something to dig a deeper hole. Case in point... in 1998 I was dispatched to a High School where I was asked by their activities director to host a lunch hour karaoke contest

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Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images
Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images
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Is The Delta Sky Club Worth The Money? It Depends…

For years now the airlines private lounges always seemed to me to be a hidden society where weary travelers get waited on hand and foot. For $450 per year the Delta Sky Club, according to their website offers:

-Fully stocked bars with a complete selection of soft drinks, beers, wines and premium spirits sure to hit the spot
-Tasty snacks like cheese and crackers, dried fruit, hummus and raw veggies served all day long

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Today Is The 40th Anniversary Of The Debut Of Rubik’s Cube And Here’s How To Solve It [VIDEO]

I consider myself a relatively smart person. I have an I.Q of 138. I realize that sounds like bragging but I only point it out to demonstrate my own insecurities as far as my intelligence is concerned because no matter how smart a test seems to think I am or how smart I feel Rubik's cube always brings me back to reality

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Laurentiu Garofeanu/Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
Laurentiu Garofeanu/Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
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Walking and Texting Is As Dangerous (To You) As Driving and Texting

As influential as Oprah Winfrey's "Don't Drive and Text" campaign has been over the years an important facet of the dangers of texting while in motion has been completely ignored...

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Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
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Why Men Should Put Down The Toilet Seat

For years I've laughed at women who complain that men don't put down the toilet seat. I mean, women put it down and then men have to put it back up so why can't women put it back down the next time? Today I found out why.

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Photo by Craig Borrow/Newspix/Getty Images
Photo by Craig Borrow/Newspix/Getty Images
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Old Men Feel Too Comfortable Getting Naked At The Gym

If you've been reading this blog then you know I work out regularly at a local club. I usually go in the morning so I have a bunch of energy throughout the day. Seems like the older crowd also shows up mostly in the morning.

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When It Comes To Thift Store Finds If You Snooze You Lose

Earlier this week I mentioned how much I love mid-century modern furnishings. The funky "Mad Men" style from the 60's was what I consider a high point in furniture design. Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen are just a few of the designers from the time whose masterpieces live on in homes all across America

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Another Great Find At A Billings Thrift Store

I love to hit the thrift stores here in Billings on Saturday mornings. I'm always looking for vintage mid-century modern furniture like you might see on the set of the 60's themed TV show "Mad Men".

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ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
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Buy Your Running Shoes Now!

The weather over the next couple of days should be gorgeous... 64 and sunny Thursday and Friday. Great time to go for a jog at Swords Park.

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