We have all seen those banners that say click here, but should we click them and where exactly do they lead. Do they take us to somewhere relevant or are they all a clever advertising trick. I think they might have been more effective if they put up a banner that said don’t click here. I mean I personally would probably click it just out of curiousity and if I would then I am sure that many others would as well. So why did they chose click here, the answer is probably related to how we choose to interpret commands. You see when we are on the internet, it is a foreign place to us. It is not real life and we understand that, so we are more likely to follow an order from a stranger that we can not see, or hear. So why do we do it. Why do we instinctively get ready to click that button. Continue reading
When I found out that I could click to see ads that I missed the day of the Super Bowl, I got so excited. I am one of the unfortunate souls that has to work on Super Bowl Sunday. I have had to work every year for the past four years and it just gets tiresome being one of the very few people that has to miss the biggest football game of the year.
I do like to watch the game, but it is the commercials and the half time show that I look forward to. I love watching to see what advertisers come up with each year. I work in a sports bar so I do get to see bits and pieces of the game and the commercials, but I have to miss out on a lot of it because I have to serve so many excited men food and drink during the game.
I did make a lot of money that day, so it was worth it. I got so excited when I found this site that allows me to view the ads that I missed that day.
I am just starting to really get into the game of golf, and I am going to need some help with my game, that is for sure. I am hoping to buy my first set of clubs pretty soon, now that I have some money saved up. Every time I have been golfing before, I have had to borrow golf clubs. I have recently been borrowing my step dad’s clubs when I go to play golf. My step dad is who first got me interested in golf, and I used to ride around the course with him on the golf cart when I was young. I need to find some advice on what sort of clubs to get for somebody in my position. Obviously, I do not need top of the line clubs, but as I am an amateur in need of a lot of improvement, I do want to get clubs that will give me whatever possible advantage in my game. In those terms, I do hope to get quite good equipment. Continue reading
I have taken early retirement at the age of 53 and since then I have sort of become obsessed with improving my golf game. When I retired I was just a recreational golfer who usually played once a week when my schedule permitted. Now I often play three times per week and it is not unusual for me to play 36 holes if the weather is good and I have nothing else to do. I would like to start playing some amateur tournaments, preferably against people my own age rather than college players and potential pros. I do not mind getting beaten by guys who are better than me, but I do prefer to be the one with the trophy hoisted above my head.
We are living in two places now. Millie and I have a condo in the Winston Salem, North Carolina area just West of Piedmont Triad International and we have another in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Both places are great for playing golf, especially if you do not mind taking a drive. In the Myrtle Beach area there are scores of high quality courses and I have a lot of golf buddies who now make jokes about how much I have improved since I quit working for a living. In North Carolina you are never more than a couple of hours away from world class golf courses. I have been humiliated by a few of the courses in Pinehurst, but I still had a great time.
Of course I am not really a scratch golfer and I would still like to find some tournaments where I would be able to compete reasonably well. It seems like it should not be that big of a deal to find a few given the popularity of golf in the Carolinas.