Christina J. Belgrave

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. Barbara Bloom

  • Speed test

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    Jan 9

    Sport Extreme, Motors…




    Various Useful speed Graphics

    1. Speed test
      Photo from@Tuncay
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    3. speed
      Photo fromatzu
      Stop motion 35 s.
      200 frames
      Metropolitana automatica di Torino
      Nikon D60+Adobe After Effects CS3+Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
      Music: Ice Cream Smash Bot – Mr.Otaku (redLymb’s Over Tokyo Remix)
      Explored #5




    5. Speed
      Photo fromEric Prunier




    7. Speed: Motion Blur, HMM!
      Photo fromJLS Photography – Alaska
      A tiny 1 inch wheel on a model OCC motorcycle was my inspiration for this Macro Monday theme. I pictured it speeding down a tiny highway reflecting the city lights.
      HMM everyone!




    9. Bentley Speed Six
      Photo fromboybentley
      1930 Bentley Speed Six (#HM2861) Corsica coupé.




    11. speed
      Photo frommoogs
      took this at gateway mall.

      the "speed" there is from the sign of the speedo store.




    13. High-speed commute
      Photo fromPeterThoeny
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      We spent three days in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to attend Aeronaut, a three day rocket launch event organized by AeroPac.

      You can drive on the playa (dry lake bed) at high speed. It is quite safe, there is no police around, and you can see other moving vehicles by the huge dust cloud they cause. The playa is gypsum, a compressible and very fine-grained material. This car is maybe 15 miles away. The dust cloud lingers for many miles behind the car.

      I processed a balanced HDR photo from a RAW exposure, desaturated the result, and added a bit of vignetting.

      — © Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 1 RAW exposure, NEX-6, _DSC4497_hdr1bal1e




  • Jun 15

    Keeping a business up and running can mean more than just taking care of clients and handling day to day business, it can also mean dealing with the maintenance of your office from time to time. When something goes wrong or needs to be replaced, like a roof repair, it is a good idea to hire someone that specializes in commercial properties. By hiring a company that does roofing repair in Middlesex County NJ, you can be certain that your business can carry on fairly uninterrupted while the repairs are being performed.

    Buildings that house businesses can vary greatly, which is why hiring a commercial roofing repair company is the best approach for a business. They can deal with many different materials and systems such as single ply roofing, metal roofing, lightweight concrete, and architectural sheet metal roofing systems to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

  • May 2

    I had been overweight most of my life. Notice I said had been, which means I no longer am. I was the typical overweight person. I tried desperately to lose weight, but the battle with food always saw me on the losing side. It was not until I read an unbiased Shakeology review that I realized that I didn’t always need to be on the losing end of that battle. I really did not put a lot of faith in diets or weight loss methods then, because none of them seemed to help me stay away from food. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Apr 13

    The purpose of making the design on your own mug is to personalize it. First, you’re going to need a great scanner so you can scan an image to use on the mug. Just check out some of these great scanning software reviews! I have no doubt that you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. The software can be as simple as you want it to completely customizable allowing you a diverse selection of scanning options. Therefore, you can distinguish your own mug with others. It is your creativity to make the design as you like. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Jun 12

    Quality 1080P HDMI To RCA Converter Cable RCA TV Cable Used To Connect ...I lived most of my life without having cable tv, and there are times when I wished I had it, but I was able to go on anyway. I didn’t make enough money to afford cable, so I just made due with the regular over the air programming. When the digital switch happened, I didn’t even get cable then. I just got a digital tuner box and watched over the air programming that way. Then one day, I started seeing promotions for a new show that was exclusive to cable, and I had to see it.

    The new show was based on a book series that I loved to read. I wanted to see how the show adaptation would be, so I started looking for different cable providers. Through the Internet, I found a cable company that had a nice package. It gave me a lot of channels, and had a low price for a year. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Jun 11

    Of course this would have been better if the power company had been able to finish the work up a bit sooner, but it was still pretty great. I spent the last four days camping out at this nice little music festival. Of course the guy who organized it did not think all of the stuff through. You can not just stick a stage in a cow pasture and expect to power all that stuff with a couple of extension cords. So we all watched some guys from first choice power in pearland install the stuff that they needed to make sure there was enough power. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Jun 11

    I wanted to drop my cable and get satellite after a friend of mine told me how pleased he was with doing the same thing. He had the same cable company that I had before I made the change too. He had done a search for maryland direct tv after we got a notice from our cable company alerting us to a price increase. While it was the first one in three years, it was a steep increase. That alone made me upset, because I knew that their prices had not increased that much.

    One day turned into the next pretty quickly though, and before I knew it, six months had passed. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Jun 1

    directv is the best option why is directv the best option order ...I saw this show on one of those reality tv show channels the other day and it got me to thinking about this. This was one of those shows where they show a bunch of outrageously expensive stuff every show and on this one it was all about RV’s. Not the type an ordinary person would get, but more like something Willie Nelson would have while he was touring the world. Of course these things had all sorts of great features I would never pay for, but they also had satellite tv. Only difference was you did not have to stop and point the dish at the right place in the sky if you wanted to watch a game. They had a system that apparently worked just fine while you were rolling down the highway. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Apr 20

    With so few options for receiving entertainment content, one has to judge what sort of accessories they might have access to in order to reliably select a provider. Personally, while I do not always utilize everything that I have been given, I prefer to go with the company that has the most advanced equipment. After seeing what the direct tv genie can do in action, I was definitely sold on the idea. Being able to record five shows at once in high definition is a big deal for someone like me who rarely has time to be able to sit back and enjoy television thanks to the crazy amount of hours I have been forced to put into work this past year. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Mar 12

    Argentine Mesquite TreeFinding an excellent resource on utility companies has been a pain in my neck! I just moved to Texas and boy let me tell you for the first couple of weeks I couldn’t find a darn thing about prices without having to call the companies around the area! Who wants to do that? I just needed some information on texas electricity companies in mesquite for goodness sakes! A friend of mine who knew that I was getting to the boiling point sent me before the steam started to burst right from ears. Whew! I’ve been raised on the web so to find myself faced with such a lack of modern information that didn’t rely on talking to a real live human being was starting to really grate on my nerves. Some information like this should is so simple that it really shouldn’t require the facilitation of communication between two people. It’s a waste of time if you ask me, and you probably arn’t. That’s okay!

    Moving to Texas has been a long dream of mine. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Taco Bell

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    Dec 30
    1. Taco Bell Reviews

      4347 W Saginaw Hwy
      Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (3 Reviews)

      Review by Doug D.
      Got the new triple steak sandwich.
      What a disappointing, doughy, sloppy mess.
      Had to eat it with a fork, couldn’t pick it up.
      Same sandwich they show the…
      Rating: 2

      Review by Lorraine H.
      I am reviewing this fast food restaurant because of the great service I received at the drive through today. The server was patient as I did not know what…
      Rating: 4

      Review by JUSTIN E.
      This is the best TACO bell I have ever been to. They don’t skimp on the topping like most TACO bells, food is always fresh and larger with more filling in…
      Rating: 5

    2. El Oasis Reviews

      2501 E Michigan Ave
      Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (57 Reviews)

      Review by Lylian D.
      I love authentic mexican tacos, especially beef tongue! I found this place on Yelp and I dragged my sister along with our Bos to try it! I’m so glad that we…
      Rating: 4

      Review by Rod A.
      Being a taco snob, I’m ready to hate anything here the Midwest believes is south of the border cuisine. El Oasis is the real deal. Along with Pablo’s, some…
      Rating: 5

      Review by Sarang Y.
      What a gem in Lansing! I tried the carne asada, barbacoa (beef cheek), pollo, and tripe.

      Least favorites: pollo healthiest option, but it was boring;…
      Rating: 4

  • May 28
    Things To Know In Picking An Online Music Instrument Store Music is a truly unique art and there are a number of different musical instruments that can easily make sounds for music; most people would also used their musical instruments as good decorating pieces for their home. There are a certain number of people today want to also learn different ways to purchase these musical instruments at very cheaper rates, most of the truly cheap musical instruments can easily be found and also bought at various types of musical instrument websites on the internet. There are certainly different types of online musical instrument stores that are available on the market and these stores can get to give people a really choice to buy different kinds of great musical instruments which people can play. There are mostly a number of See Further
  • Feb 15

    Get Verizon High-Speed Internet! As Low As Just .99/mo (Plust taxes ...When my wife and I were going over our budget, we saw that we were going to have to make some changes. We were simply not bringing in enough money, and we knew we were going to have to give up some of the luxuries that we had been enjoying. It stinks being poor, but it's reality, so we did what we could do lower our outgoing money. The one thing that we couldn't go without was Internet, but my wife found a site here that has some really great Internet deals.

    The reason we couldn't get rid of the Internet is because even though we both work jobs outside the home, we also work on a blog together while we are home. We are not making too much money on it yet, but we are hoping that changes in the near future. Since we work on it together, we definitely needed to have access to it. We saw that we would be able to switch providers though and save several dollars per month on our bill. We weren't even aware that we were spending more than we could have been, because we didn't shop around for a good deal when we first signed up for it.

    Looking at the different deals on this site really helped us in more ways than one. Another thing we did not want to lose was our phone, and we had already resolved that we would have to go without TV for a while. We saw where we could bundle these services together with a new provider though, and it would lower our payment significantly. We are even getting a better offer because we are new customers, so our payments will be even lower for a year. Hopefully by that time, we will be out of this financial mud hole that we are in right now.

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  • Sep 15
    As a small business owner, finding the right recruitment solutions for my business has been nothing short of a difficult task. During a time when jobs are at a premium and even with hiring on the rise, there are thousands of people without jobs who are desperately seeking work. As a business owner, it's not a surprise that I find myself asking, "Who is the right candidate?" despite the fact that what I should be thinking is instead, "Who is willing to become the right candidate.". Yes, it's highly beneficial to have someone is already educated or well trained for the position but finding someone who is willing to learn is also important. Finding employees who are both intelligent, capable and adaptable is my personal goal. I want my business to have employees who are able to adapt to the changing fluctuations in See Further
  • Aug 12

    I operate a small business, and it was based in my house until just recently. I am in the process of moving into an office, and I guess that I have signed up for an internet grade, that is not going to be able to support the needs of the growing business that I own. We need to get some sort of high speed business class internet. So I am trying to find providers with high speed internet plans in my area, so that I can start the process of comparing the plans that are available, and determining the best deal for my business.

    I want to get an internet plan that is fast enough to support all of my employees. I do not have that many employees in the office yet, but I plan to make some more hires going forward. I just hired someone a couple of days ago, but they will not start working until next week. I have enough office space for a few more employees, and for my business model to work the way that i have planned, I will need to make some more hires.

    But right now, I just need to focus on making this a great working environment. I know that my employees are not going to be able to do their jobs properly, if the internet is not fast enough. A lot of our business model involves using the Internet. Hopefully, there is a provider in this area that offers a good price for the type of high speed business internet that I want to get. It will be worth it though, even if it is pretty expensive, because frankly, the business will not be able to function without it, and that is just the truth of the matter. No getting around it.

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  • Jun 11
    Our son has always been exceptional at drawing whether it be on paper or using a computer. He can draw in pen or pencil in color or black and white. He can create any look needed to accentuate and bring alive the subject. He once told us that he was thinking about going to school so he could work with professional graphic designers. My tastes are in traditional museum art, but I also know our son needs to go where his talents will earn him a good living. I spent the early part of my adult life struggling to get recognition as an artist so that I could earn my living at it.I stayed away from the commercial side of art as much as I could. That is okay though because my art was not really suited for the commercial market anyway. Our son does both. For example, he can capture the vibrancy of a simple object on paper See Further
  • Jun 7
    We had a pretty bad storm come through a few months ago. We have a lot of trees around us, but we have never had a problem in the ten years we have lived here. Because of that, we were not too worried about the storm's severity. That taught us to expect the unexpected, because we had massive damage from downed trees. The wind plus some lightning strikes had two of our larger trees fall right onto the house. I knew that we would need to have a roofer in manhattan ny come out as soon as possible, but I was not sure which one to call since I have never needed a roofer before.I looked online, and that is how I found the company that I called. I didn't just select the first one that looked good. Instead, I picked the one that had the best customer reviews on it. Knowing that people just like me rated this as one of the See Further
  • Jun 6

    I have no firm plans yet. The debate is pretty much centered around whether to stay in the United States or to look into canada tour packages. We are thinking about going to the Canadian Northwest at the moment, perhaps up into Alaska as well. That meaning the part of Alaska where you have the Pacific Coast. I am going to look into salmon fishing if that is a practical option, but I think it has a lot to do with what time of the year you pick. I would probably want to do it from a boat as well to be honest. That is because the other anglers are often huge black bears and grizzly bears who do not mind taking your fish if you are a quarter their size. In fact I know that some of the people who fish up there carry these enormous large caliber pistols as bear defense weapons. Most guns are designed for use against other people, so obviously if you design a hand gun to use against a bear it needs to be really big and really potent. You definitely do not want to shoot the bear in a way that only makes it mad.

    In truth they say that the real dangerous animal up there is the bull moose though. If you never seen a moose in person you might think it is really cute like Bullwinkle from the cartoon, but a moose is really big and the bull moose in season is extremely dangerous. They hurt a lot of people up there, most of the time it is a tourist in one of the National parks who is not used to the fact that that these animals are really irrational when the hormones are pumping through them like a thousand pound teenager.

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  • May 31
    I tripped over a box in the hallway when I was rushing to get out the door for work. Yes, I had too many things. No, I could not bear to part with them. I do get rid of things that I do not use in a year's time. My mom taught me that if you do not use it in 12 months, you probably will never use it. Of course, this rule does not apply to photos or heirlooms. On my lunch break nursing a sore leg, I went to looking for a good storage facility that I could trust to keep my things in good shape and keep them secure.I had so many boxes neatly packed with things I wanted to keep, but I had no place to put them. I moved into this place that is smaller when I had to change jobs taking a pay cut. See Further
  • May 7
    Think about attending community college initially as a way to save funds. Associate degrees can be earned in just 2 years, and you can transfer some credits toward a higher degree later. This will reduce the number of loans you must take out to pay for your education. Create a group of friends that have similar habits and courses of study. When you are surrounded by folks that are determined to succeed themselves, your chances of following suit are higher. You can always have fun in the group of friends you go with. Look for people who have a healthy balance in their life.College is both scary and rewarding. You will be furthering your education and learning how to live. Read on to find some strategies to help you keep your life in balance as you're learning.Community colleges are a great place to get the first two See Further
  • May 7
    Beating insomnia can be accomplished through a regular schedule. Your body will function like a computer when it is programmed to respond to a set schedule. When you program your body to certain patterns, such as sleeping, waking and activities, you can more easily find yourself tired at night and ready to sleep.A great way to get into a deep sleep would be to start working on deep breathing when sleep just won't come to you. Allow the tension to melt away from your muscles as you lie on your back. Slowly inhale filling your entire lungs and hold for a couple of seconds before you slowly exhale. Keep going for five minutes, and you'll definitely feel more relaxed.Try not to eat spicy foods for dinner or you may end up in discomfort at bedtime. Spicy foods can cause heartburn, and this can cause you to have problems See Further
  • May 6
    It's important to eat at least three times a day when your mood is low. When depression hits, it can cause an appetite loss, and skipping meals makes depression even worse with low blood sugar, lack of energy, and a loss of motivation. You simply cannot function normally when you don't have sufficient calories, and considering the battle you face with depression you really need all the help you can get. Eating regularly will ensure that your body always has the energy it requires in order to function optimally. The tips provided here are aimed at helping you get through depression. Keep in mind that a positive attitude can go a long way in helping you recover from depression. Use the advice from this article as a guide to living each day a little better. Make sure you look for new information to help you. One of See Further
  • May 6
    Make sure that you arrive early when you are scheduled for an interview. While you are waiting, review news in the industry, trade journals and other relevant business topics. When you can demonstrate that you are familiar with the issues and events relevant to the business, it shows that you are well-prepared and knowledgeable. It also can be used as an icebreaker. Job hunting is not that hard if you know how to present yourself as the best candidate for the position you want. There is no reason to feel inundated. Learn what you can at your own pace and then put it into practice until you're able to be comfortable doing these things. You're going to be working in no time! Have the right mindset. Look for a job constantly, and don't get too discouraged. Don't be dependent on an unemployment check, or you could end See Further
  • May 5
    If your are in a situation which may end in a claim being filed, remain calm and treat the situation as if you were a crime scene detective. This information will help the insurance company process the claim faster. When running a business, it is important to be sure that you are properly insured. You need to be covered for every kind of opportunity. Go over your policies carefully and consider adding new clauses. A great way to reduce the amount you pay for insurance is to quite smoking. Quitting smoking will make you healthier, and reduce the chance of future illnesses, which reduces your costs. Life insurance premiums also drop in tandem with the increase in your life expectancy over time.Record everything from damage to filing to ensure your claim is approved. If you speak with an insurance company representative See Further
  • May 5
    You will have to pay a greater sum than a driver with a clean record, but some companies are different. Some companies can help drivers who have had a bad driving record. Avoid letting your insurance coverage lapse to help keep your rates lower. Switching between many different policies and insurance companies can cause gaps in coverage, even if unintentional. Insurance companies will use the gaps as an excuse to raise your rates. A large part of your monthly car insurance bill will depend on what kind of vehicle you buy. If your choices are refined and you choose a luxurious vehicle, your insurance costs will reflect your choice. If you want to save money on your insurance policy, you need to choose something both modest and safe. It is prudent to shop around when you are looking for car insurance, as this is a See Further
  • May 4
    Sometimes we have so many questions that it can be hard to find all of the answers in one place. Thankfully, this article has provided you with expert advice that just can't be found anywhere else. Use each tip to ensure the best experience next time you download some music.Avoid downloading music from websites that do not let you test the quality of their music. Some sites claim that they have the highest quality downloads of the music, but when you purchase and download it, it is low quality or edited. Avoid this by only sticking with sites that have some type of "Preview" or "Sample" options.You should always have an antivirus program if you download music on a regular basis. An antivirus program will scan a file before it is downloaded, letting you know whether the virus has a virus or not. If a virus somehow See Further