Purifying Water Is Not Enough

Look, cleaning the chemicals and particles out of your drinking water is a good thing. But sometimes, you have to wonder whether your water is doing anything for you other than giving you a little exercise when you have to get up to go to the bathroom and release it back into the wild.

Alkaline Water Ionizer

I have been hearing a lot about this “alkaline” water that is gaining a foothold in the water industry. Some experts say we need the minerals that make the water alkaline, while others say we need the water to be ionized to make it alkaline, because the ions are what make the water such a good antioxidant.

In any case, I wanted to reveal some of the products I have found that I am trying to decide on for our water conversion needs. I am not doubting the research that ionized water is better for you than plain water. I want to find the water ionizer that does the most for the best price.

After all, if you pay $200 and the thing breaks after a week, then you are not saving money. But if you pay $5000 and you could have gotten one for $1500 that does pretty much the same thing and lasts just as long, then you are wasting money.

Alkalline Water Ionizer

The other thing to worry about is the continual costs that come with the replacement filters. I see some that cost $150 per replacement filter while others are only $40. The question is, which combination is best?

So for the next month, we are going to write up some research on these filtration Ionizers and see which one appears to get the most bang for the buck. We are also going to look at user input, as some of these systems are getting rave reviews, but a couple people are giving bad reviews and we want to know why.

If you want to do your own research, here is a list of the ionizers currently on Amazon.

 

What Is Your Super Bowl Routine?

Players and coaches like to have a gameday routine. It helps them be in the right frame of mind for their play on the field. But we, as fans, have another reason for gameday routines. We want to give our team the edge. But the Super Bowl is a different animal, because our team is not always in the big game. So what is it that keeps your Super Bowl special?

Every year, I like to cook up a pot of my world famous chili. That is the way I keep myself busy pregame. I can watch the pregame shows while chopping ingredients, getting everything ready and then cook it all up.  This year, we are having family over to watch the big game and, of course, enjoy the chili!

If your team is in the game, you should do what you normally do each Sunday, but if this is not your team’s championship game, what is your Super Bowl pregame routine?

 

 

Winter Shortening Groundhog Day Strategy Revealed

With Winter in full swing, a lot of us are watching for the annual rodent reveal tomorrow with anticipation. In fact, I was praying for a snowstorm on Groundhog Day, so that the little fella wouldn’t be able to tell his shadow from a hole in the ground. But I thought about it, and I am going to switch to a different tactic.
Ground Hog Day Toolkit
You see, this Fall, I invested in a snow blower and ended up getting to use it only two times so far. While I understand that Winter still has a long way to go, I feel like I will probably get to use it a lot more before Spring. Hence my idea for buying a gardening tool set in February. When I buy it, the same positive energy that brought me snow before Christmas will bring me Spring before April… and keep the groundhog out playing in the snow, ushering in an early Spring.

That’s my theory and I am sticking with it!

Didn't see his shadow...

Indoor Snowball Fights?

Indoor Snowball Fights

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite

Parrot’s AR Drone was one of the first drones to hit the market for the “average guy.” It was pretty easy to figure out, it was durable and easy to fix if you had an accident or had a mishap like your dog eating it.

In fact, it was so popular that I started an entire site dedicated to just the AR Drone. Eventually, I added a second site and now I am dedicating a site to drones in general. But the AR Drone has grown up a bit with the 2.0 Elite version.

  • Piloting is easy from a smartphone or tablet
  • Remote control quad-copter controlled using an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet
  • 720p high-definition live video streaming & recording to smartphone or tablet while flying
  • Record & share videos & pictures straight from AR. Free Flight piloting app
  • Processor: ARM Cortex A8 processor 1GHz 32 bit with 800MHz video DSP TMS320DMC64x, RAM: 1GB DDR2 RAM at 200MHz, OS: Linux 2.6.32
  • USB: USB 2.0 high speed for extensions, Wi-Fi b/g/n: Yes

So take advantage of this cool drone and give it a whirl! This model is a great entry into the world of drones!

Watch the video above and see some of the reviews. Or head over here and buy it now!

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite