November 7, 2013
I had heard of the notification service called push.co. I believe it was free for a few days. It’s normally $1.99 I think. I downloaded it for my iPhone 5, and couldn’t even get it to work! Supposedly you search for blogs or services and add them to your list. They said they had gizmodo among others so I searched for gizmodo. Nothing! Then I clicked the search all apps button… Again nothing! We’ll push.co … You got me! You managed to waste 5 minutes of my life!
September 21, 2013
So…. I sold my Sprint iPhone 4s and bought the Samsung Galaxy S3. Well, after all my carrying on about apple’s bad choices, (See This Post) I switched to AT&T and got the iPhone 5. I know, I know….. But the Apple platform as a whole is awesome…. IF you have other iOS devices, and/or MAC computers. I have a 2008 iMac, and an iPad2. When I create a note on my iPhone, it auto-magically appears on my iMac and iPad. Granted it’s all about iCloud, but still, it is automatic. Yea you can probably find software for windows and android, to do mostly the same thing, but with Mac/iOS it just works.
So… While I drank the Google Kool-Aid a while ago, once again, I ate the Macintosh Apple… Again!
August 11, 2013
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
I love seeing the sunrise as I drive to work. This verse moves me!
…the skies proclaim the work of HIS hands.
August 11, 2013
Well it’s time to kick this thing going again.
Running the new version of WordPress here, back on iPhone/iOS! I’ll save that for another post though!
February 5, 2013
Well the juicer has arrived! Introducing the Omega 8004 Nutrition Center.
I wanted to discuss why we picked this juicer over some of the other juicers on the market. First we looked at the brands “The Boss”, and Breville juicers. Breville because of the movie “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” with Joe Cross. But after seeing some videos on youtube comparing the Breville brand with the Omega vertical juicers, the Omega brand won hands down!
The Omega was quieter, and slower. I know in today’s fast paced society all we want is fast, and if we can get it faster, all the better. But the slower the juicer turns, the less air that gets incorporated into the juice which starts the oxidation process which can destroy the delicate enzymes in the juice. Or so I am told… I’m NOT a doctor or a Scientist. Dare I say Juiceolgist?!?
Anyway, enough about that, you can read my other post to find out why we chose this model over the others. Now on to the juice!
So as I suggested in my earlier post, I made the green juice from that recipe. It was really good! You can really taste the Red Bell Pepper. It did make almost 6 cups of juice.
Tonight I tried another recipe…
The Essential 10 Juice
This is great for eyes, skin, mood, and energy levels!
- 1 cucumber
- 1 beet
- 1 gala Apple
- 3 celery Ribs
- 4 carrots
- double handful of kale or spinach
- 1/2 Red Pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger
- a slice of onion
I liked this recipe, but think a little sea salt would make it better. My wife, on the other had, didn’t like it at all. Well that just means more for me!
February 1, 2013
After watching the documentary “Fat, sick, and nearly dead” on Netflix, I decided I was, well, just that…Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The fact that I have type 2 diabetes is a testament to that, and I don’t eat right, not even for a diabetic! For me, I just curbed my carb intake, starting drinking diet sodas, got some exercise, and lost a little weight. Not what I would call “Healthy Living”.
So, my wife and I have decided to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. We are going to start with a 3 day juice fast to start the detox process. After all, I have mistreated my body for nearly 47 years. Detoxing will most likely take a while!
We watched many, many, videos on juicer demos, and after going back and forth between the brands Breville and Omega, we finally decided we like a machine that ran at fewer rpm, and was much quieter. That put Omega as the brand of choice. We really liked the vertical juicers, but because of the versatility of the 8000 series Nutrition Centers, we decided on the 8004 model. The fact that these masticating juicers are better at juicing leafy greens, and a hefty 15 year warranty really swayed our decision.
I realize that this lifestyle will be more expensive then eating processed, steroid laden, sugar infused, foods, but I have to ask myself, how much am I worth? My body is a temple that I have invited the Holy Spirit to come live in, shouldn’t it be all shiny and clean?
My ultimate goal for this lifestyle change is to completely reverse my type 2 diabetes. Yes I said completely reverse it! It is possible! Don’t pad the pharmaceutical companies’ pockets with your health care dollars!
It seems clear to me now, that our government, yes, the American government, wants to keep us sick and disease laden. If we stay sick, they get richer!
So I will leave you with a green juice recipe that will be the first I will try when our juicer arrives…
3-4 Kale Leaves.
Handful of Spinach
1 Celery Stalk
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Red Apples
1 Green Apple
Strip the kale stems for a less bitter taste. Remove the seeds from the apples. It is reported that the seeds contain a small amount of cyanide. Peel the skin off the lime.
Makes 6 Cups
To your health!
January 15, 2013
If you are like me, you find it difficult to read the Bible on a consistent basis. Why? It’s not that its “hard to read” and it is not boring either! Once you start reading, the stories start unfolding in your mind, and you become part of the story you are reading.
That’s the draw to reading. To become part of the story. Most children today don’t like reading as much as when I was a child. In my day, and I’m showing my age here, my family had one small portable black and white TV. There were no video games except at the arcade up town, and you could spend your whole allowance in 15 minutes! We read for entertainment. To enrich our minds. To pass the time…
I think the bottom line is this… its a spiritual battle, its good versus evil, and the more the deceiver can keep us from reading God’s word, the easier it becomes for him to deceive us.
With technology today, reading the Bible should be more accessible. Either YouVersion or a host of other Bible apps for mobile devices. Download and try one out today!
What do you think? Post a comment.
October 13, 2012
At one point in time I wanted to be in the Apple eco-system. After all, I had the 24″ iMac, the iPod Touch, the iPod Nano, and the iPad 2. So it just made sense getting an iPhone 4S. At first, it was a happy time, I would put notes on my iPhone’s note app, and it would show up on the other iDevices. That rocked! All was right with the world.
Then came the iOS 6 update….
- YouTube- Gone!
- Google Maps- Gone!
- Google Street View- Gone!
Not to mention a whole host of other tiny things that bugged me!
I recently tweeted (@thomaskloos_tn) that I was looking for a ladder to once and for all, climb my way out of the hole that is the Apple Eco-system. Well, Im not totally away from it, I still have my iPad, iMac, and iPod Nano. But I traded in my iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and I havent looked back!
I entered my gmail address into my new phone and POOF! all my data is back. Back to Google Play Store, and all the apps I purchased before I got the iPhone are now installed on my S3. Again, all is right with the world.
I drank the Google Kool-Aid… have you?
March 6, 2012
My wife and I have embarked on a new quest.
The quest is to be free from satellite television, and still have enough choices of things to watch.
While we do not watch a lot of tv, paying $70+ for satellite tv is ridiculous. Sure you get 200+ stations but how many do you really watch?
So between streaming online content (netflix, hulu+, and tv network websites such as abc, cbs, etc) and an HDTV antenna from Radio Shack, we will cut the cable once and for all!
January 29, 2012