The Spectacular Universe

If you were on a spaceship, what would you be most excited about seeing?

I wish I could actually do that. Long time readers and people who know me well enough know that I dream about going out to space in a Star Trek style spaceship. My ultimate dream is to fly in space or travel through space and visit various alien planets, moons and asteroids go through all the planetary systems in different star clusters across this galaxy and the others. So if I could be the first astronaut to arrive on a new, uncharted planet (what do you mean by new anyways? A newly formed planet or just new to us?) I would be ecstatic.

I would be in awe of the grandiose of the universe and the beauty, vastness and spectacle of space. Looking at the various planets, stars, star systems, moons, asteroids and comets. Do some of these planets and moons have life on them? Do they have intelligent life? Can we land on some of these planets and moons and meet these aliens? Can we talk to them and exchange pleasantries, exchange culture, food, history and technology? Strike up a friendship and alliance?

Or will it be the other way around? Will they see us as a threat or someone to fear or conquer? Maybe they are hostile and see any and all alien species as one to attack and victor over and then make into slaves. Will we have to form a force filled with starships armed with weapons to fight against them bad aliens? We would prefer not to but maybe we may have to just to defend ourselves and our way of life, after giving the bad aliens enough chances to reconsider their approach and instead make peace with us.

But mostly I want to explore the galaxy and the rest of the universe.

Prompt from Lalilo June ’21 Writing Prompt Calendar

The Love Guru

The Love Guru is a 2008 American buddy comedy film directed by Marco Schnabel in his directorial debut, written and produced by Mike Myers, and starring Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, John Oliver, Omid Djalili, and Ben Kingsley. The film was a financial flop and was universally panned by critics. The Guru Pitka (Mike Myers) is tasked with revitalizing the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. The team has been plagued with losses and their star player suffers a marital tragedy that throws him off his game. In order for Guru Pitka to become the next Deepak Chopra, he must help the team actualize their potential to win the Stanley Cup.

Enjoying The Games

Football tournaments is always an enjoyable time for fans like me. Whether it is the Euros or the World Cup or even the Copa America (the latter of which I rarely actually watch other than the semis & finals), I love watching international football tournaments. Since the Euro2020 got delayed due to the pandemic, it is something which I was looking forward to a lot during the last year.

Along with the games I (like man others) also enjoy having my snacks while I watch the games. This weekend I couldn’t get any beer and since I had just recovered from a bad cold, I wasn’t planning on drinking rum or vodka. Coke was the choice for drinking along with coffee. I enjoy popcorn or chips like Lays or Bingo. What are the best flavours of chips – for me it is American Cream & Onion and Tangy Tomato. Yum!

These go well with beer, vodka+Sprite, rum+Coke or even coffee. Amazing to enjoy these while watching a good game.

Can Your Dog Sleep In An AC Room?

Summertime pet safety is an important issue during the dog days of summer. When the temperature outside reaches 100 degrees it can have a real effect on your beloved cat or dog.

A dog or cat can’t take off their shirt and wear boxer shorts around the house to cool off like dad. Some dogs and cats have a big shaggy coat that keeps them warm in the winter but come summertime, that fur coat can’t be shed. The furrier the dog or cat, the hotter they’re gonna get.

So, should you leave the air conditioner on for your pet when you‚Äôre gone or at work? Most pet owners and veterinarians say ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ you should leave your air conditioner on for your pet. It gives your dog or cat a sense of relief. Can Air Conditioners Make Your Cat or¬†Dog¬†Sick? Unfortunately, there is no magic number for an¬†AC¬†setting that will provide the ideal temperature for your cat or¬†dog. If your air conditioning settings are too cold for your¬†pet¬†than yes, it can make them sick.

Can a puppy¬†sleep¬†in the¬†ac room? Yes,¬†puppies¬†can and sometimes should¬†sleep¬†in¬†AC room. Just as¬†puppies¬†have a harder time with very cold or very hot temperatures, little breed¬†dogs like rat terries, Chihuahuas, and Shih Tzus need extra kindness when it comes to the temperature of their habitat. Make sure your puppy has a nice and cosy place to¬†sleep. If you find your pup is shivering or curled tightly around herself, try providing a blanket for her. Try to keep her bed away from the direction of the air flow so it’s not blowing right on her.

Eriksen Collapses During Euro2020 Match

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was given CPR on the pitch after he collapsed during his team’s UEFA Euro 2020 clash against Finland at the Telia Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday.

During the 42nd minute, as the ball went out of play for a Denmark throw-in, 29-year-old Eriksen rushed to receive the ball but he collapsed face-first as the ball hit his knee. Moments later, teammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to assist him, with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical assistance. Referee Anthony Taylor immediately signaled for urgent medical assistance.

The former Tottenham player‚Äôs national teammates formed a ring around him as medical staff tried to resuscitate Eriksen on the far touchline. He was carried off to a loud ovation from the 16,000-strong crowd at the stadium. ‚ÄúThe UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency,‚ÄĚ said a statement. ‚ÄúFollowing the medical emergency involving Denmark‚Äôs player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET. The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.‚ÄĚ

Here’s hoping he makes a strong recovery.

Cocktail : Vodka Sour

A vodka sour is one in the family of sour cocktails. Sours are defined as three parts: liquor, citrus, and sweetener. The most basic formula for a sour cocktail is 2 ounces spirit, ¬ĺ ounce sour, ¬ĺ ounce sweet. Of course, there are all sorts of variations on the theme! The most classic of all sours are the Whiskey Sour and Pisco Sour. But there are many more: with or without the title ‚Äúsour‚ÄĚ. This vodka sour is very similar to our Tequila Sour and Gin Sour!

The ingredients for this vodka sour are:

Lemon juice
Lime juice (optional)
Agave syrup or simple syrup
Angostura bitters
Egg white

A vodka sour is similar to another drink with a fancy name: the Cosmopolitan Cocktail! The Cosmo is essentially a vodka sour that uses cranberry juice to give it a vibrant pink color. Of course it skips the egg white foam and bitters, and uses orange liqueur (in this case Cointreau). Another variation on the vodka sour is a Vodka Gimlet! The main difference with the gimlet is it uses lime juice instead of lemon. It also skips the egg white foam and bitters. Both are great cocktails that we’d absolutely recommend trying!

How You Can Gain Organic Traffic From Budget Marketing

When you are running a business and operating to a tight budget there is always the question of how you can conserve funds but still bring in results. No matter how great your product or service is, or your size you still need to sustain a digital presence and have a robust marketing strategy.

So, how can you achieve this with limited resources? Let’s have a look how you can effectively run your business on a tight marketing budget below:

Gain Organic Traffic From Budget Marketing

While paid social can be extreemily effective, organic social results serve as your strong foundation, don’t have this in place for your social media strategy and any money paid is wasted. There are many ways you can create stand out and interesting social campaigns without spending a penny, you just need to thinking creatively. For example is your customer thrive from engagement get them involved and ask for their testimonials.

For information on creating an organic social media strategy:

Create A Blog

Blogging is a crucial customer acquisition tool for any business. Not only is it inexpensive ( but blogging also provides a variety of benefits. Increased website traffic, more prospective customers, exposure via search engine results, and more. When you have the budget for it, another inexpensive way to get more results from this methods is to use a ppc agency, advanced plugins, and apps.

Become Familar With Platforms

You aren’t going to be successful with gaining organic social media traffic if you aren’t familiar with the platforms you are using. Make sure you have a look at each of the most popular such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tikitok and Pinterest to start with. You need to do some research to find out which ones your customers/potential customers use the most. Instagram and Tiktok are very commonly seen together at the moment with the use of reels on Instagram as a way to repost Tiktok material.

Create Email Campaigns And Newsletters

Whether it’s a simple onboarding email series or an external newsletter, the most basic email strategies can often have the biggest impact. Just like with a blog, there are some free platforms you can use too. Whether it’s sending the latest blog posts, deals, or topics of conversation on your social media platforms, you should makes sure you don’t send them too often, but regularly. You want to have a significant presence in their inbox but not come across as spam.

Use High Quality Content

When thinking about content for you website, your blog, social media platforms, and emails, you need to make sure the content you are using is high-quality and relevant. If it’s not it can put customers off, and question whether you actually understand them as customers in the first place. For example, if you are aimed towards parents with young children, posting content about teenagers won’t be relevant to them, esepcially if you are marketing thing such as toddler seats, pushchairs, or baby clothing.

This short guide should help you to stay on track when it comes to creating organic traffic while staying on a budget. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share them in the comments below.

Euro2020 Begins

Finally we get the tournament started. The¬†2020 UEFA European Football Championship, or simply Euro 2020, is starting off tonight with the first game to be played between Turkey & Italy. We only have one game being played tonight. The tournament, to be held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries, was originally scheduled from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The tournament was postponed due to the¬†COVID-19 pandemic in Europe¬†and rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021. The tournament retains the name “UEFA Euro 2020”.

UEFA President¬†Michel Platini said in 2012 that the tournament was to be hosted in several nations as a “romantic” one-off event to celebrate the 60th “birthday” of the European Championship competition. The 11 venues for Euro 2020 are as follows:

  • Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Wembley Stadium in London, England
  • Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany
  • Pusk√°s Ar√©na in Budapest, Hungary
  • Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy
  • Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Arena Na?ional in Bucharest, Romania
  • Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland
  • La Cartuja in Seville, Spain

I think we can use this big scale tournament can act as a distraction from all the issues with the pandemic and we can celebrate and have some fun.

Bands & Artists I Was Into As a Child

I would like to specify that these are bands & artists that I was into as a kid until the age of 10 or almost 11. I usually listened to all music that my older sister listened to at that time. She played a bunch of music for me and we also watched music videos and some specials on tv & VHS. So from 1976, which is when I was born to 1986. I turned 10 in 1986 but I really came into my own music tastes by the time I was 11, although I started to branch out by the age of 10.

  • ABBA
  • Boney M
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jackson 5
  • Duran Duran

A Day For Donuts

So I missed out on National Donut Day (or is that the international donut day). Anyways, it was in the month of June, so that’s not too late. Many restaurants, including Dunkin‚Äô Donuts and Krispy Kreme, are marking the annual made-up food holiday with fried freebies and other deals. Unfortunately we don’t get either franchise here where I live.

The day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. It’s traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Krispy Kreme will give all customers a free doughnut Friday but vaccinated customers can get two freebies when they present proof that they received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Now I have had donuts from Dunkin & Krispy Kreme once in my life. I had a Krispy Kreme at the Chennai airport and Dunkin in New Delhi. I wish these franchises would open up outlets in Kochi some day soon. I really liked the Boston Creme donut from Dunkin and I wish I could have some here. Tim Hortons – you too please open up stores in India and my city soon.

Choosing Building Supplies

The construction industry uses a variety of building materials for different aspects of a home build. Architects consult with structural engineers on the load-bearing capabilities of the materials with which they design, and the most common materials are concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and stone. Apart from naturally occurring materials, many man-made products are in use, some more and some less synthetic. When you are looking for building supplies Mississauga choosing one with a variety of supplies is important.

The manufacturing of building materials is an established industry in many countries and the use of these materials is typically segmented into specific specialty trades, such as carpentry, insulation, plumbing, and roofing work. They provide the make-up of habitats and structures including homes.

The¬†material¬†that’s the backbone of the¬†modern architecture, concrete is composed of cement, fine and coarse aggregates bonded together in a fixed ratio. The compound can be easily molded into the desired form using the appropriate scaffolding, forming a column, beam, slab, foundation etc. Other building supplies consist of an extensive range of products that includes windows, doors, bathrooms supplies, tiles, insulation and more.

Choosing Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling tiles, also known as ceiling panels, are lightweight construction materials, which are used to cover ceilings. Placed in an aluminium grid, they provide some thermal insulation but are usually designed to improve the aesthetics and acoustics of a room. They are commonly used in the commercial, residential, and industrial applications, useful in, retail stores, offices, hotels, hospitals, and so on.

Tiling a ceiling with ceramic tiles is hard, but not impossible. A completely tiled bathroom will look finished, and will be much easier to maintain. If you are doing it yourself, here are the steps you should follow, so that your ceiling is perfectly tiled.

Ceiling tiles are mostly made from mineral fibre, but other materials are available, such as fibreglass. The global ceiling tiles market was valued at USD 14.8 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 30.0 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 9%. In terms of volume, the global ceiling tiles market stood at 990 million tons in 2014.

North America and Europe are the fastest growing regional markets. North America is driven by strong demand from U.S. It dominated the ceiling tiles market in 2014 with more than a third share of the total consumption. Strong growth prospectus in the Asia Pacifica are expected to provide a further boost to the market.

Guide To Move Across Country

Moving across the country is an exciting but complex process. It would help if you kept in mind so many factors when deciding which items should be packed and how much space they will take up, for example. This article will cover everything you need to know about moving across the country, from your checklist of things to do before packing up your life and making the move through checking if you have sufficient insurance coverage for your belongings while traveling on the open road.

Moving Checklist

Before moving, create a checklist of things that you want to move. This checklist should include everything you need to pack, which items are the most time-consuming or difficult to move, as well as anything that may have sentimental value. The first thing on your list should be packing up all of your personal belongings and figuring out how many boxes they will fill. Take into consideration any large furniture pieces like a bed frame or sofa; if they’re going to require special packaging because they won’t fit in a standard box, then this is something you’ll want to account for. The next step would be making sure there’s enough space in your new home for unpacked items before moving day arrives. It might sound counterintuitive, but it can save money when renting an additional storage unit nearby instead of transporting them with you across the country.

Hire Cross Country Mover

Moving across the country is not an easy task it is very time-consuming and stressful. You need to plan it and hire a cross country mover. It is essential to move with your family or pets because they will make the journey stressful for everyone involved when not properly cared for.

The first step is to hire a cross country mover; this will ensure that everything gets there safely and it’s not just left up to chance. If you are on a budget, check a few useful cross country moving tips, which will help you hire an affordable mover and make your move hassle free. Movers are experienced professionals who have been doing this for years and know how to handle any situation that comes their way. There are many companies out there, but only one or two will be able to do what you need them to, which means narrowing down options before anything else starts. You can find reviews online about different moving companies, so make sure you check those out as well before hiring anyone blindly.

Moving Insurance

While moving insurance is very not required to move across country, it is highly recommended. This will help cover any damages that happen during the moving process and keep you from being liable when something goes wrong. You can also ensure your car, so if anything happens with it while on the way over there, then you are covered as well. Take the insurance offered to you before you sign anything, and then try not to worry about it because that is the best way. Take full coverage of any items you deem essential and need to be covered in total during the process.

Moving Insurance costs may vary depending on how much coverage you want and other factors like your age, location, and credit history. For example, it might not always make sense financially for individuals with few belongings because they would pay too much for their limited risk exposure. However, total insurance costs could protect you from any significant losses due to accidents or theft while packing and during transit, saving money down the line by avoiding an unexpected expense.

Make all the Arrangement in Prior

Before moving out, arrange all the basic amenities you need. Find out the locations of your local grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essentials near where you will be living before packing up to move so that everything is in place once you arrive at your new home.

In addition, find out if any festivals or special events are going on during your moving week which might impact traffic around town. It would explain what’s happening locally for entertainment while unpacking after a long day working with movers. Ask about schools since this can have a huge influence on the decision-making process when looking for rental properties because school systems vary from one city to another.

Pack Moving day Essential bag

Make a moving day essential bag which is very important on a moving day. Include these items in your moving day essential bag:

  • ¬†Clothes, chargers for electronics and other stuff
  • Money and credit cards
  • Extra pair of clothes (important)

Medicine is needed while traveling (important) or any medication that the person needs to take regularly. In addition, the person will be exhausted from their move, so it’s important they have easy access to this medication which may not be available at their new location given time constraints.

Pack some snacks as well to avoid hunger. “You should also pack extra food just in case you get hungry or need something quick before heading out,” he added. “Not every place provides free coffee anymore!”


When you move across the country, it can be a daunting and stressful process. The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help you make this lifestyle change with minimal difficulty- when done right! We’ve compiled some helpful tips for moving across the country so that your transition will go as smoothly as possible. Here’ what we recommend: -Make all arrangements in advance by talking to utility providers about disconnection timelines or searching online for available apartments/houses near your new workplace. -Create a packing list before starting on loading day (don’t forget things like toiletries!)- don’t wait until the last minute because it’ll only cause more stress during an already hectic time. Make sure to pack essentials into your moving day.

Fridge Repairs

A refrigerator that’s hissing, sweating, leaking or repeatedly cycling on and off is letting you know that it’s badly in need of repair or, worse, should be replaced. Deciding what to do depends on how old it is and how much it’ll cost you to fix it you may want to check on options for appliance repair in Ottawa. A side-by-side refrigerator with an icemaker is more than twice as repair prone as top- or bottom-freezer models without an icemaker, according to surveys.

  • Built-in refrigerators¬†are worth repairing;
  • Side-by-sides¬†should be repaired within a 5-year window and considered for repair after that;
  • Bottom-freezers¬†should be repaired within 7-years and considered for repair after that;
  • Top-freezers¬†should be repaired within 3 years, considered for repair within 3 to 6, and replaced if 7 years old or older.

Fridge Repair Cost

The average fridge repair costs $200 to $330. Homeowners might pay as low as $40 but some repairs could cost up to $1,000. Prices depend on what needs fixing. Replacing a thermostat runs on the low end, around $100, compared to repairing the ice maker which costs $300 to $350.

Different refrigerators are fitted with different compressor sizes. The cooling gas capacity depends on the size of the compressor that is installed in the refrigerator. Hence the cost for gas refill changes accordingly. It is best to get a proper quotation for this from the fridge repair services nearby.