Antarctica is the coldest location on this earth, so the building of a conservatory certainly would be a challenge and how that was achieved in sub zero temperatures was explained on an interesting blog site that I read today at portcontainerservices.com.au/blog, written by the Port Container Services company, that was hired this year to produce Storage and Shipping Containers that would hold up in such severe weather conditions.
The University of New South Wales is taking part of a major project in which to build an astronomical observatory and needed a way to transport their very technical and delicate equipment to the “Frozen Continent” called Antarctica. Special insulated properties were developed by Port Container Service and proved to due to job quite well and apparently everything arrived safe and sound in these high quality containers.
Reading this blog about this observatory in this part of the world has sparked an interest, so I am going to do a bit of research on-line, and try and learn a bit more about this most interesting and fascinating project.
Looks like I will be escorting my stewardess lady friend and her two kids to North Carolina towards the end of August, which thankfully is the week before Labor Day kicks in, with all of it’s traffic issues.
Her two boys are going to be taking surfing lessons at a surf camp located in Wrightsville, N.C. and their Mom and I will go up the beach a few miles and stay at a condo that she has gotten the use of from a co worker, another flight attendant. They tend to have places that they have lined up that they can stay at during a lay over or during some time off periods that are few and far between, I hear.
So this should work out just fine, this will be the first time that her boys have attended a sleep away from home summer camp, but they love the idea of it all and they will be having a blast at surf school, with fun in the sun and all of the other water adventures that can be read all about at the surf camps web-site of wbsurfcamp.com while their Mom and I will be having our own fun and creating our own adventures.
I think that I have the perfect give solution for one of my long time and dear lady friends, who is celebrating her 30th birthday this up and coming August. She is a very active and sports minded young lady, who seems to be always coming and going, and always off to somewhere for some type of adventure.
One of her favorite winter sports is skiing and I have even gone with her a few times, but got tired of her showing my up, most of the time, it tends to bruise a guy’s ego after a while. But I finally figured that I would go with her and while she is up the slopes doing her thing, I can find a nice, warm comfortable spot in the lounge area of whatever ski lodge we are at. They always seem to have a nice lounge, fire place going full speed, nice comfortable chairs and sofas, good service from the waitresses and bar tenders, and plenty of nice looking females to enjoy watching, meeting, and chatting with, all while being warm and safe.
So I’ve once again turned to and used my trusty laptop and looked around a bit and found a great selection of Salomon skis at a web-site of basinshopping.com, which was awarded the 2007 Ski Magazine’s New England Regional Shop of the Year. What caught my eye first off was that Basinshopping.com offers free shipping on orders over $99, so I’m happy to give them my business and hope that she will be happy with the choice that I have made. If not my feelings will not be hurt if she decides to return them for what ever tickles her fancy. It would probably be a good idea to give her a gift certificate, which they do offer by the way, but I think that it is more enjoyable to receive a real gift, that she can ooh and ahh about it.
Anyway, I’m going to go ahead and make my final choice and go ahead and purchase it, so that it gets here in plenty of time and one more thing I can check off of my to-do list for the week.
As much as I try and eat as healthy as I possibly can, being a confirmed bachelor and all, and one that doesn’t like to spend much time alone in the kitchen, I do eat a good amount of fast food. Much like the rest of the population. There are certain fast food chains that I frequent more often than others, but when it comes down to it, they are basically all the same and they are all appearing to make an effort to make their menus more appealing and much healthier.
I have been seeing commercials for Taco Bell’s new summer-time drink that is called The Frutista Freeze and they certainly look very cool and refreshing and inviting, perfect for these hot summer months. I don’t generally eat at Taco Bell, my stomach usually is very upset with my choice of foods the following day or two, so I tend to stick to the more authentic Mexican dishes that are served in a few choice restaurants here in the neighborhood, my stomach is much happier with that choice, when I find myself craving something of that type of cuisine that is.
As I was out and about today taking care of a few errands, I saw a Taco Bell up ahead, and they had a good sized sign with the picture of their Strawberry, and their Mango & Strawberry, Frutista Freezes. Right there staring right at me, and as I was very thirsty at that point of my very busy day, so I drove right up and ordered one of each of the two flavors at the drive through. I must say that they were both very refreshing and tasted surprisingly good, I think they may be on to something that may keep me coming back for more, although I think that I’ll stick with their duel flavored Mango & Strawberry one, these two flavors compliment each other brilliantly. If you haven’t tried one, I suggest that you do next time you see a Taco Bell and you are thirsty, and it is good to know that they’re under $3, to boot!
Remember how at the start of the summer we were told the price of oil would drop after the summer driving season, well we are now past the middle of that season and I am seeing no end in sight to the high price of oil and gasoline. I was hoping that after labor Day it might drop when the demand went back down, but with tensions in the Middle East and the war continuing I see no end in sight.
The high prices are killing many small businesses including mine and I hope we can hold out until Autumn, but I am not so sure anymore.