Date Night and The Movies

Date Night

Date night or date day depending on when you are heading out with your loved one. My wife and I wanted to spend a nice time out with each other. We wanted to see the new movie The Bull with Clint Eastwood. Seems simple enough. But there was a glitch in our little time together.

We arrived at the movie theater (Cinemark). Seemed simple enough to us we did as many of you would do we went to the theater and went up to the window to buy our tickets. We normally would use the Kiosk which used to be outside and one more inside. (They were removed!). So when we made it through the long line to the ticket counter the man asked us for our confirmation number? Or you phone ticket? We said we just wanted to buy a ticket to see the movie. I asked which seats were available? When the young man showed us the screen the only seats that were open was the one right under the screen really dumb to sit with your neck bent looking up at a screen. I asked why they took the Kiosk out and he said you have to now pre-buy online only. So we left and returned to the car. My wife looked up the ticket sales on her phone and we found what they are doing. If you buy your tickets online they are getting an extra $2.00 per seat. So an $8.00 ticket now will cost you $10.00. This kind of practice is exactly why people would rather stay home and watch NetFlix. I can see a lot of older people where most of the movie theater income comes from soon disappearing. It would be hard for them to order tickets on their flip phones!

We went out to dinner and had a nice time chatting. We then decided to stop at a Red Box and rent two movies for only $4.00 and went home and watched them together. Funny thing is we still had popcorn (Homemade) and FREE refills on our drinks along with a couple adult beverages. Movie theaters are quickly becoming a thing of the past. I for one really would not care if they closed them all do to this PRICE GOUGING of the very people who once paid their bills.

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Short Winter Ride

Winter Ride

Sometimes even in December you have to uncover the bike and take her out for a little spin. I took a ride on December 27, 2018. The outside temperature was 40F. I got home from work and put on my freeze out gear, jumped on the bike and headed down the road. My total trip was only 15 miles but when you have not been out for awhile it feels so good to get those wheels spinning.

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Web Site Security

Web Security

Web Site Security is something anyone with a website need to be aware of. Trying to harden your site is not an easy task as I have been learning throughout this long morning of working on my own site.

First when you find a hosting company look over their end user agreements and see what they offer on their back end to keep your site safe and secure.

My first word of advice to you is as your site grows and becomes more popular keep finding new ways of locking it down. Most hackers will not dig to deep into your site if there are not many people visiting it. It pays to look for numbers when you are looking to infect machines on the Internet.

My best word of advice is to do a Google search and find people on the Internet that will teach you steps to help you make a safer and more secure site.

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The Meaning of Christmas

Santa

I think with all of the retail chains in the World pushing the Christmas Season to the early part of October we are beginning to lose the true meaning of Christmas. I often sit and wonder how many children only think of Christmas as a day they receive gifts? We as a nation have somehow pushed the true meaning of Christmas out of our houses and away from our young people’s way of thinking about this Holiday.

When I was younger I remember that we would spend sometime at our church giving thanks for Christ. We gave thanks for the new beginning and for a special person who was born onto this earth to help save us from our own sins. Now don’t get me confused with some kind of guy who pushes religion onto people. I just think it is important to keep passing down the message and the real reason the we celebrate Christmas.

Even the act of giving is a sign of someone giving to us a better way of life. We see many of our local churches closing their doors because the attendance is so low. And I know we don’t have to go to church to pray if this were the case we would all be packing the churches every night before bed time.

So this Holiday time over Christmas sit down with a book with pictures and talk to your young children about the true meaning of Christmas and maybe just maybe they will pass it along to your grandchildren?

Merry Christmas to all and to all and Good Night!

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