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These are our favorite pictures from May.
These are our favorite pictures from May.
Ok, specifically these are the favorite photos that we have taken in the past couple years. That is all we mean by Florida’s greatest pictures and photos. One or two may not have even been taken in Florida. Several are in Ybor, Riverview, Brandon, Orlando, and Tampa.
Please take a moment and let us know what you think of our photos from this area.
Composed of Michael Lortz’s best work under the nom de guerre Jordi Scrubbings, The Best of The Serious Tip features numerous commentaries on sports, music, politics, and pro wrestling. Also included are interviews with adult movie star Kayden Kross, Playboy model Angela McLin (aka adult star Lexi Stone), comedian Michael J. Nelson, writer/ actor Brian Spaeth, and musician Lisa Vitale.
Michael Lortz is a Tampa-based writer, blogger, and comic who has written for the Tampa Bay Times, Deadspin.com, Creative Loafing – Tampa, Minor League Baseball.com, and many other sports and humor sites. He has been published in Bus Leagues Baseball.com’s The Bus Leagues Experience Volume 1 & 2. He has also performed on stage at the Tampa Improv as well as at various comedy clubs in Central Florida. Michael can be found online at www.jordiscrubbings.com, contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and followed on twitter at @JordiScrubbings.
This is Laura’s first modeling gig. We took these pictures near East Bay Race Track, which is on the east side of Tampa Bay. These pictures are from NinjaPimp.com. (Leave comments if you want to be in the next set of photos.)
Laura is here with a 2009 Ford Mustang. Our amateur photographer and Laura took these pictures in late November 2011, and there will be many more photo sets coming up.
Can you help us figure out what kind of truck this is? We spotted it at Charley Foy’s Metal Recyclers in Gibsonton, Florida near East Bay Race Track.
On 6-31-2011 I purchased the Q-See Surveillance package for my business. It cost $465.43 from CompUSA in Brandon, Florida, including a 6 foot VGA cable that hooked the system into my computer monitor.
CompUSA offered complete installation for about $1,000, which was separate from the cost of the product.
I had the product installed for about 2 weeks when the first rainstorm hit. Immediately, two of the cameras flooded with water.
I went back to CompUSA that weekend and they stated that there was a 14-day return policy for equipment, and I would need to call Q-See for replacements. I then called Q-See at 877-998-3440 extension 539 to ask about getting replacement cameras for the defective items. Unfortunately, they are not open on weekends so I was unable to contact customer service.
They are only open from 8:30 to 5PM during the week. These are hours that I also work in the field, so it wasn’t easy for me to find time to call them. The wait time was always incredibly long, and I never could get a hold of anyone in reasonable time on that number. In late July, I waited 53 minutes on hold to talk to an operator before my cell phone died and I had to call back. Ugh.
I finally got a hold of an operator in early August. He was very unhelpful. He basically emailed me a form to fill out online. When I didn’t fill out the form within 48 hours, they closed my ticket. I later called again and filled out the form.
I explained to customer service that they should mail me out new cameras based on the pictures of the damaged cameras, but they declined. I don’t want to uninstall the cameras, leave my business without the presence of cameras, and pay to ship the cameras back when they are responsible for making defective equipment. I also don’t like the idea of having to pay somebody to take them down and put them back up, when they are at fault for providing faulty equipment.
Please use this review as a testament to the quality of Q-See products, and their commitment to their customers. I recommend using other companies.
Let us first start out by saying that we owe Everything to our Dad. He raised us, as hard as it must’ve been, to appreciate and respect everyone and everything. To find the humor in life as well as have a sense of humor. To always think outside the box and not to follow the crowd. Most importantly, because of him we have a male’s perspective but a woman’s intuitions on everything that goes on in our life. What we mean is, we do not play head games, we don’t meddle in anyone’s business but our own, we don’t like dramatic situations nor do we cause drama, and we must always be working or being productive. Thank you Dad, we love you so very much!
Now where were we…oh yes, here we our..Dad was a programmer for NCR up until about 1990. He was transferred every year to either a new city or state so every year we were some place new. We realize that this was a building block to our friendly mannerism towards people and our ability to talk your ear off! As well as being able to adapt quickly to new environments. We didn’t grow up surrounded by fashion magazines, Harlequin romance novels, weepy chick flicks, or home made meals. Nope we’re proud to say we grew up surrounded by all the latest gizmos and gadgets, computers and gaming consoles, ice cream breakfasts and microwavable popcorn dinners! Our Daddy could whip up a mean batch of home-made beef jerky like nobody’s business! Oops we wandered away from the story..
We had cable television in the early 80′s, which we didn’t know at the time, was a sort of luxury item. We watched shows like SCTV, You Can’t Do That On Television, Fernwood/America 2nite, and Soap! Notice a reoccurring theme there? That’s right, COMEDY!! We literally grew up on sketch comedy! He even brought back a copy of Fawlty Towers from another overseas trip in the late 80′s, but it wasn’t until we were about 13 when he would open our mind to the world of British comedy. Guess, he figured we were ready at that point. So we’ve been hooked to Monty Python, Black Adder, Whose Line Is It Anyways?, Fawlty Towers, and Absolutely Fabulous ever since. We’re not implying in any way that we were rich, we were middle class like most of the population. As a matter of fact there were times when we were less than that, but the one thing Dad ALWAYS made sure we had was a roof over our shoulders, food in our stomach, clothes to keep us warm, and that we were healthy.
We took many road trips so we remember as clear as day, our Dad sitting in the living room surrounded by all his LP’s recording them to cassettes which he would label Road Tunes in his Klingon handwriting he had created.(Yup, our Dad is a Trekkie and proud of it.) He would stay up all night doing this, that way we would have music to listen to in the car. We grew up listening the music of Abba, Neil Diamond, Carly Simon, Laura Branigan, Sergio Mendez and even Kylie Minogue (In 1990 Dad bought a copy of her first album while in Europe and brought it back with him. Waaaaaaay before she hit it off in America) When we were babies he would put on the Abba song Like An Angel Passing Through My Room as our lullaby to help us sleep..Now you know why it is we love, listen to and are extremely knowledgeable in all genres of music!
We lived in Texas, Ohio, Florida, and (when we were 10 years old)almost went with our Dad to Turkey but he decided, after we had our passports and everything, that it was not a country he wanted his daughters to live in. So we got to live at the family Ranch with Grandma and Grandaddy who helped raise us too! Stillwell Ranch is deep in southwest Texas 6 miles near the entrance to Big Bend National Park.
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When we were living in Houston Dad was stationed in Diego Garcia and he would come home to visit every time possible. During one visit we were all in the living room and he said, Look girls I’m Spider Man! He then proceeded to climb the wall only making it as far as one foot when the wall gave out and in went his leg!