Watching movies is something that most of us love. Through the years, accessibility to movies has certainly improved. Until recently, we either had to go to a movie theater or watch what was available on local TV. Now, with the help of Time Warner Cable, we have a choice of hundreds of movies that we can watch either live or record for later viewing.
A few months back, we watched Gravity. It is a sci-fi, drama, thriller movie that starred Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, an astronaut. Dr. Ryan Stone is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with a veteran astronaut, Matt Kowalsky played by George Clooney. While Stone was installing new software for the Hubble Telescope and Kowalsky was joking around, Russia detonated an old spy satellite sending debris hurtling into their path. Stone was determined to finish her work and did not follow Kowalsky’s command to return to the shuttle. The space shuttle was soon hit by debris spinning it wildly and eventually ejecting Stone into the blackness. Kowalsky was eventually able to regain control of the shuttle but it was badly damaged and unable to return to earth safely. Both struggled to stay alive as they worked their way to an old space shuttle which they could use to go back to earth. Unfortunately, another batch of debris sent Kowalsky floating away from the shuttle and into endless space. He died. I was really hoping that Kowalsky would not die, like what happened to Jack in the movie Titanic. I guess I always hope for the happy ending but Ryan did manage to return to earth.
Available Instantly via On Demand
It was at that point that I realized that the entire movie consisted of only Bullock and Clooney. I think it was very clever. The whole time we were holding our breath, our heart was thumping, our pulse was racing and we never noticed that nobody else was in the movie but those two.
It is an engaging movie. There was never a dull and lull moment. I remember Sandra Bullock very well from her movies Speed with Keanu Reeves and Ms. Congeniality with Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice Bergen. George Clooney, on the other hand, is one of the stars of Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Thirteen. Together with him in that movie were Julia Roberts (My Best friend’s Wedding), Brad Pitt (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity) and Andy Garcia (The Godfather III). All of these movies and more are available instantly via On Demand. You can check out Time Warner Cable’s services and deals at www.timewarnercableoffers.com.
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After living here in the US for more than four years now, I have found ways to keep updated through the advent of the internet with things going on back in the Philippines. Living half way around the world from your family and loved ones can be a really lonely and stressful experience. It helps me feel at home when it is easy for me to keep up with the latest and greatest gossip about my favorite stars and celebrities. Since we got connected with high speed internet, downloading videos and chatting with friends from back home makes me feel like I am almost there.
I have never been a big fan of celebrities before but when I moved here to the US, I was excited to see Filipinos like Manny Pacquiao, Arnel Pineda and Charice become world wide celebrities. I still don’t pay much attention to the latest Hollywood gossip but I really enjoy following those successful Filipinos. I like to watch movies and other shows on television but haven’t paid too much attention to the reality shows until just recently. I got hooked on the reality show Big Brother, these past few years because of Jeff and Jordan. I also regularly watch some shows like Smallville, American Idol, America’s Got Talent and Fringe to name just a few but I usually don’t follow the actors and actresses of these American shows as closely as the ones from the Philippines.
Every person is unique regarding their likes and dislikes. Some people like to keep updated on the activities of their favorite celebrities but other people could care less. According to my hubby, I already waste a lot of time watching shows online. How much more so if I also tried to keep up with all the Hollywood gossip. I sometimes search online for the latest news about Jeff and Jordan. When I find nice stories about celebrities, especially when it involves fashion and beauty, I like to read them.
As your family grows, there is always this possibility that your home becomes smaller. After all, everything is a matter of relativity. In most cases, growing families begin to look for a new home to accommodate the growing needs of the family.
Of course, there are also many who choose to remodel their homes, instead, for a cheaper option which could open up some space for the growing family without uprooting everyone from a place they have already come to love. For that reason, families are willing to spend money on renovations or adding extensions to the home.
Renovations and remodels are the perfect time for you to add value to your home. After all, you’re bound to spend a lot of money for the job, so why not make sure that this would also increase your home’s value? Remember, just because your home is undergoing a remodel, it does not mean that its value is automatically increased. In fact, there are many owners who actually ruin the value of their homes with incorrect additions and remodeling jobs!
Professional Home Builders and Interior Designers
For luxury homes being renovated, it really is important to do it right or else you’ll be wasting your money, time, and effort with the project. By hiring an interior designer such as MV Group, you’ll be assured of experts and professionals working hard to create a better home for your family.
Only professional home builders and interior designers can truly see the current state of your home and transform it into something much better, with a higher value after renovation. Remember that adding just any room to your home does not always guarantee that future buyers would buy the property when you put it up for sale! You have to make sure that the new addition will not ruin your house but make it more appealing to your family and to future buyers.
Of course, home renovations don’t always mean adding a room to the house. Great home renovation projects could also be done to improve your kitchen or update your living room or transform the nursery into a magical playroom. The list of these projects simply never ends!
If you are not sure what project to do first, you could always consult an interior designer or check out other Miami home renovation projects on HGTV. You’ll find plenty of inspiration with the stunning remodels being done in other homes, transforming ordinary dwellings into more efficient, beautiful ones.
For many people having an organized garage is a dream. It can be difficult to keep your garage organized, especially if you don’t have any storage units inside your garages in which to store your tools, supplies and other items. Some people simply stack their items up in their garages, place them in boxes or store them on shelves. However, there are garage cabinet sets that make it easier for you to organize your garage in the manner that you want. Plus, garage cabinet sets are available by a variety of manufacturers, such as Gladiator garage sets.
When organizing your garage, tackle the task in the same manner that you would any other organizational task. For instance, place all like items together like all power tools in one cabinet, all loose tools like screwdrivers and wrenches in one drawer and so on. You might want to consider hanging frequently used items like hammers in an easily accessible location. Garden items such as rakes, hoes, brooms and other items with long handles can all be stored away in a tall cabinet that features hooks for them.
Garage Cabinet Set for your Garage
When you’re considering selecting a garage cabinet set for your garage, discern just how many items you’re going to be storing in the unit before purchasing it. For instance, if you don’t really have that much to store away, then you might not necessarily need the most expensive garage cabinet set on the market that features various hooks, shelves and cabinets. A more moderate model might suffice for your needs. However, also keep in mind that your collection of tools is likely to grow over the years, so you might want to purchase a unit that is slightly larger than your current needs require so that you have room for more tools and garage accessories as your require them.
For some people, their garages are work spaces that are like a second office to them. This is especially true for people who like to change their own oil and work on their own vehicles or build their own furniture and so on. However, just like any work space, keeping your garage neat and tidy is essential in keeping it efficient. Garage cabinet sets serve as ideal solutions for cutting down on clutter in the garage and getting small items up and out of the way so that you have the room that you need to conduct activities in your garage.
Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that uses the internet to attack people anonymously. Unfortunately, the rate of cyber bullying has been rapidly increasing lately and most of the victims are children. I am an adult and have been a victim of cyber bullying and even though I try to ignore most of it, it can still hurt, much more so for innocent children. I am active on social networking sites and that’s where I got bullied. The bullying was not that bad but regardless, it was completely unjustified. I actually shed some tears as a result but I did not let it bother me for long. My hubby talked to me about it and it helped me get over it. For others, especially children, it can affect them causing upset, shame and depression. Bullies tend to pick on children who are weak and have low self esteem.
I have a few suggestions of ways to prevent or minimize cyber bullying:
1. Avoid sharing personal information
- I only share pictures of myself and my cooking. I only do that because it is required for my blogging in many cases.
2. Educate your children
- If you have children, educating them is very important. Make sure that they feel comfortable with reporting any problems they might have to you immediately and block any people or communications that are inappropriate in anyway.
3. Shares Your Experiences with Friends or Loved Ones
- As in the case of children, the parent needs to be involved. Similarly, an adult needs a friend or loved one to confide in when these kinds of things occur. In most cases, it is just a matter of blocking the source but in others, it might be worth confronting them. In the case where the source is someone you know personally, like a friend or relative, confrontation might be a better choice. Having a second opinion on which to choose is always a good thing.
Hopefully, these simple suggestions will help you from becoming a cyber bullying victim.
Your car is not just a means for you to get around from one place to another but is also a reason why you can have fun in tours and vacations. It is always important to keep your vehicle in good shape so that you can have a great ride. Moreover, a well-maintained vehicle will save you money in the long run, in terms of maintenance and replacement of its interior and exterior parts. Also, a well-maintained car ensures that you have a safe one to drive in most conditions.
Yes, you can pimp up your car and make it look better but you should also make sure that it has excellent safety features that you can count on during times of emergency. Shock Absorbers are very important components in any vehicle. If yours doesn’t have excellent shock absorbers, then you should have those replaced as soon as possible. Remember, accidents can happen to anybody, anytime, anywhere!
During an emergency, if you have at least 1 shock absorber, it is possible for you to continue driving the vehicle for some 2.6 meters to stop at a safer part of the road. That could help you get out of harm’s way – a huge difference between a major, full-blown collision and a safer stop!
Better-Looking, Safer Car
When in need of high quality shock absorbers and Tyres in Auckland, trust the experts who have been in the service for more than 25 years. The team members who will work on your car have extensive experience in the field and could help ensure that you have a better-looking, safer car after the job is finished.
The company even offers free shock tests to check on the condition of your shocks. Yes, that is totally free and you are under no obligation to buy from them, of course. Still, the company does offer an extensive stock of various tyres, shock absorbers, and other vehicle parts to meet your needs, no matter what car you are driving.
Should you want to install the parts yourself, you are really free to do so! You will be provided with the parts you need and could also seek advice from the staff before installation.
Inside the shop, there are fully fitted bays with hoists to ensure that work on your vehicle will be much faster and safer, bringing you a better value for your money. The company also offers a range of other services to suit your needs, including race set ups, towing, and vehicle lowering.
Many are wondering what rod pocket curtains are. These curtains are styled with size pockets on top of it to accommodate the curtain rods for shirring. The pocket size could vary but the standard is between 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches. Modern homes look appealing to this type of curtain. Some curtains have clip rings or header to give the window a unique appearance.
Curtains can reinvent your home by changing its looks compared to a window without coverings. It is important that when you buy a rod pocket curtains or tailored curtains, you have to determine the exact size of the wall against the size of your window frame by removing the curtains. Let the rod hang without the curtains and measure the curtain size by including the allowance for the curtain rod that is extended on both sides of the window.
Low ceilings look good if you adorn it with ticking stripes, music stripes or Celia rod pocket curtain to make it look taller. For high ceilings you can choose a Moire plaid or buffalo check curtain to lessen the height in the room. Floral, diamond or paisley printed discount curtains are fit for plain walls while plain and simple colored curtains look good when you match it with floral or printed wallpapers. Avoid hanging printed curtains on a printed wall because it can distract your attention and the mismatch can create confusion.
Modern curtains give added attraction to your home because of their versatility and functionality. Most contemporary and Zen-inspired homes look appealing with these curtains as they bring out the essence of the house design. When it comes to home improvement, hanging a rod pocket curtain is safe because of its simplicity. It does not have so many frills and ruffles and it is easy to mount. The design is tailor-made for your modern or contemporary home.