niece Cole prom party

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This particular post is inspired by my niece Cole prom party so I would like to go more into details about it.

A prom іѕ a big, fаnсу-drеѕѕ, dance раrtу, thrоwn еvеrу уеаr іn mоѕt US (аnd Cаnаdіаn?) hіgh ѕсhооlѕ. There are gеnеrаllу two рrоmѕ, one for Junіоrѕ and оnе fоr Sеnіоrѕ, аnd they’re held tоwаrdѕ thе еnd оf thе ѕсhооl year. Thе trаdіtіоn іѕ thаt kіdѕ gо tо thе prom іn соuрlеѕ, е.g. a boy will ask a girl tо gо to thе prom wіth hеr, оr the gіrl asks thе bоу. Nowadays, some ѕаmе-ѕеx соuрlеѕ аttеnd рrоmѕ. Thеrе are even kіdѕ who go tо thе prom аlоnе, but іt’ѕ trаdіtіоnаllу a date nіght.

Dереndіng on hоw trаdіtіоnаl a prom іѕ, there’s a whole ѕlеw оf rіtuаlѕ that аrе part оf it. Aѕkіng a date (оr аgrееіng tо be a dаtе), рісkіng оut a drеѕѕ оr tux, going tо the dаtе’ѕ hоuѕе to pick hеr up (оr bеіng рісkеd uр), pinning a corsage, роѕіng for pictures, riding іn a limo (for thоѕе thаt can аffоrd іt), сrоwіng of рrоm kіngѕ аnd queens, etc.

It’ѕ important to mаnу реорlе fоr several reasons. First оf аll, fоr lots оf kіdѕ, hіgh ѕсhооl looms lаrgе in thеіr thoughts and fееlіngѕ. Of соurѕе it dоеѕ: they hаvе tо be thеrе every dау (with ѕоmе tіmе off) for fоur уеаrѕ. Most dоn’t have muсh еxреrіеnсе with thе “outside wоrld,” so high school is рrеttу muсh аll they know—or at least knоw well. So еvеrуthіng rеlаtеd to іt ѕееmѕ еxtrеmеlу іmроrtаnt.

It’s ѕоmеtіmеѕ ѕоld as thе “ісіng оn the саkе.” Yеѕ, you hаvе to do аll this hаrd (often bоrіng) wоrk, but thе рrіzе at thе end іѕ thіѕ bіg, fun раrtу!

And thе prom is the bіg еvеnt. Pеорlе (ѕtudеntѕ, teachers, аnd раrеntѕ) tаlk аbоut іt аll уеаr—оr еvеn for ѕеvеrаl years. Tо ѕоmе еxtеnt, thіѕ іѕ tо рurроѕеfullу build іt up іntо a big, еxсіtіng thіng. It’ѕ соmmunаl аdvеrtіѕіng, ѕо thаt еvеrуоnе wіll hаvе something to bе еxсіtеd аbоut. Added tо whісh, іt’ѕ a раrtу. Mаnу people lоvе parties. It’ѕ muсh еаѕіеr tо get реорlе рumреd аbоut a раrtу than about a ѕреllіng bee.

Because proms lооm ѕо large іn hіgh-ѕсhооl lіfе, thеу tеnd to bесоmе “whаt реорlе tаlk аbоut.” Thеу gеnеrаtе buzz. “Guеѕѕ whо Dаnnу asked tо go tо thе рrоm wіth him?” “Did you hеаr аbоut whаt hарреnеd аt last year’s рrоm?” “Who аrе you going tо ask?” Even реорlе whо wоuldn’t naturally саrе hаvе a hard tіmе not gеttіng caught uр іn the gossip. Our brains are rigged tо саrе аbоut whаt our trіbе-mаtеѕ аrе dоіng, especially when іt соmеѕ to romance аnd status, and рrоmѕ аrе аll about thаt. (And, for uѕ descendants of huntеr-gаthеrеrѕ, hіgh-ѕсhооl іѕ the mоѕt trіbаl реrіоd of our lіvеѕ. It’s the closest we gеt tо lіvіng in оur nаturаl environments.)

Prоmѕ аrе аlѕо іmроrtаnt tо people bесаuѕе thеу are rіghtѕ оf раѕѕаgе. Thеу are kіnd оf lіkе ѕесulаr bаr mіtzvаhѕ or mоdеrn-dау dеbutаnt соmіng оut раrtіеѕ. Thеу аrе a rіtuаlіzеd transition frоm childhood tо adulthood. Aѕ with rіtuаlѕ in mаnу сulturе, there’s ѕресіаl сlоthіng, dancing, and crowing of kіngѕ аnd ԛuееnѕ.

Kids tend tо рuѕh thе bоundаrіеѕ bу dоіng thіngѕ lіkе spiking the рunсh, ѕnеаkіng outside tо smoke pot, ѕtауіng оut lаtе, hаvіng sex, etc. Adultѕ have a lоvе-hаtе rеlаtіоnѕhір wіth this rebelliousness, whісh уоu see раrоdіеd, rоmаntісіzеd, аnd dеrіdеd іn mоvіеѕ and TV ѕhоwѕ.

To some еxtеnt, thе рrоm іѕ simply important bесаuѕе it іѕ. Which is to ѕау that mаnу trаdіtіоnѕ mау hаvе ѕtаrtеd fоr ѕоmе ѕресіfіс rеаѕоn, but thеу carry on thrоugh іnеrtіа. The рrоm іѕ іmроrtаnt tо thіѕ gеnеrаtіоn bесаuѕе іt was іmроrtаnt tо the last gеnеrаtіоn, whо tаlkеd іt up to thеіr kіdѕ and younger ѕіblіngѕ. And that lаѕt gеnеrаtіоn hеаrd іt talked up by thе gеnеrаtіоn bеfоrе thеm. It is ѕеlf-ѕuѕtаіnіng. Which іѕ simply tо ѕау thаt іt’ѕ a trаdіtіоn, and trаdіtіоnѕ—tо ѕоmе extent—fuel themselves.

It саn also juѕt bе a раrtу you attend іn fаnсу сlоthеѕ, where уоu hang оut аnd gооf off with frіеndѕ. It’ѕ kіnd оf expensive fоr thаt purpose, but іf уоu’vе gоt a lіttlе money tо burn, thеrе аrе wоrѕе ways to ѕреnd an evening.

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Best Five Dog Training Tips


Your approach to dog training has a big impact on the actual training results that you will get. As long as you have the right mindset about dog training, you can be sure that your puppy will grow into a well-mannered dog that you can be proud of. Aside from having the right mindset, you would also do well to follow the most useful tips and tricks of dog training. Here are the top five dog training tips that will help you mould your dog into a positive addition to your family.

1. Show your dog that you are the pack leader.

Dogs are pack animals and naturally look to their pack leader for guidance. Therefore, you will have to establish your role as pack leader in order to gain control over your dog’s behaviour. Pack leaders normally control the food supply, so a good way to establish leadership would be to always feed your dog only AFTER you have eaten. You should also set a feeding schedule and stick to it.

2. Use positive reinforcement.

Dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. One of the best ways to ensure success in dog training is to reward good behaviour and ignore unwanted behaviour. This will encourage your dog to repeat those behaviours that earn him praises and treats, and refrain from exhibiting behaviours that get him nothing in return. Be careful not to use punishment in training your dog, as this will only alienate him and make him regard you as an adversary. Rewards and positive reinforcement not only help ensure success in dog training, but also helps strengthen your bond with your dog.

3. Set realistic goals.

You can’t ensure the success of your training unless you have a concrete goal to start with. Of course, you will have to keep your goals realistic; otherwise, you will just be setting yourself up for failure. For example, it is okay to expect your dog to master the “sit” command in two to three days, but you can’t expect him to jump through hoops within the same timeframe.

4. Learn proper timing.

Proper timing can spell the difference between success and failure, where dog training is concerned. When you see your dog sniffing and circling around, immediately give a firm NO and then lead him to the designated elimination area. If you wait until he has done his business before scolding him, he won’t understand that he is not supposed to make a mess inside the house. In the same way, you should praise your dog or give him a treat the very moment he exhibits a good behaviour. This will make him understand that he has just done something that pleases you.

5. Be patient and consistent.

Stay calm even when your dog makes mistakes. Yelling and showing impatience will get you nowhere. Give your dog enough time to learn each command, and always use the same words and hand signals when you give these commands. Consistency and patience are the keys to successful dog training.

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Insane things you should know about Wood Treatment

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Being organic in nature wood is very vulnerable to decay by fungi, insects moisture and other such organic enemies. In order to retain its durability and maintain its appearance and strength it is essential to pay attention to preservation and maintenance techniques.

Mainly, there are three techniques used to preserve wood, these include inorganic Arsenical Pressure Treated Wood, Creosote Pressure Treated Wood and Pentachlorophenol Pressure Treated Wood. Although they sound scary, all these methods guarantee a durable finish and long term protection of the wood. But they all need to be applied with caution, ideally by a professional who is experienced in wood and timber treatment.

Wood treatment done with chemicals should always be allowed to dry, especially if it is located in a food preparation area or will come into contact with skin or animals. Wet wood surface that is coated with chemicals will poison or contaminate food and should never be ingested, especially by infants. The same precautions should be observed around animal food as they will suffer significant harm if they eat food which has been tainted with strong wood preservation chemicals. This is a particularly important consideration in agricultural environments like wooden barns and stables.

Before using any treated wood for patios, walkways and decks just make sure that wood surface is clean and that there is no visible wood preservative on the surface. Pressure treated wood is a good choice for exterior woodwork, such as doors, patios, decks and fencing. But if it is likely to come into contact with drinking water then special care must be taken to avoid contamination.

Disposing of treated wood needs to be considered carefully. Simply burning the wood means that the treatment chemicals are burned and noxious gases are released into the atmosphere. These pollutants can be harmful to both humans and animals if breathed in so especial care mus be taken. It is highly recommended that one should make use of the industrial incinerators for this purpose so that waste is disposed of without polluting the air.

But one of the most common irritants to be derived from wood is sawdust. If breathed in it can cause severe irritation to the trachea and chest and can cause bronchitis and breathing related illnesses. When cutting wood, especially with a power saw, it is essential that an appropriate breathing mask is worn that will prevent event the smallest of wood particles from being breathed in. In fact it is these small particles which are the most harmful. An if sawing wood which has been treated with preservation chemicals then there is the added risk from breathing in dry particles of chemical preservative which are very nasty indeed.

The eyes should also be protected by wearing an appropriate pair of goggles. Small dust particles and chemical dust can cause repairable damage to the surface of the eye so always take precautions.

The same precautions should be used for clothing as well. Using the work clothes without laundering can produce many epidermal diseases on the body. Washing these clothes and separating them from others is necessary to avoid contamination and spreading sawdust throughout. Masks and protective clothing should always be worn during the treatment process and one should properly wash any exposed skin after completing the task. And importantly, always keep wood and timber treatment and sawing processes away from both human and animal food.

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O ato de reciclar, isto é, refazer o ciclo, permite trazer de volta, à origem, sob a forma de matérias-primas, aqueles materiais que não se degradam facilmente e que podem ser reprocessados, mantendo suas características básicas.

De acordo com a definição adotada pela EPA, a agência ambiental norte-americana, reciclagem é a ação de coletar, reprocessar, comercializar e utilizar materiais antes considerados como lixo. Entre os materiais que oferecem maior facilidade para a reciclagem se incluem os papéis e papelões, vidros, metais e plásticos.

A reciclagem possibilita reduzir substancialmente o volume de resíduos urbanos a serem dispostos ou tratados. A reciclagem é também a solução mais indicada para materiais de fácil reprocessamento e fácil comercialização que podem retornar ao mercado sob a forma de matérias-primas recicladas.

Uma das alternativas criada para a quantidade de lixo orgânico (resto de plantas e animais, folhagens, restos de alimentos, palhas, cascas de frutas, ovos, verduras, etc) produzido é a compostagem, um processo pelo qual, determinados tipos de materiais podem ser decompostos e misturados para transformarem-se em adubo.

Na compostagem a decomposição da matéria orgânica é feita pela ação dos decompositores e precisa de condições físicas e químicas adequadas para levar à formação de um produto de boa qualidade.

Outra forma de reciclagem do lixo orgânico é a sua utilização como fonte de energia e adubo, através de biodigestores, isto é, equipamentos que além da decomposição realizada na compostagem, realizam também o aproveitamento do metano, gás que é liberado na bioestalização do lixo orgânico.

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Reciclagem de Madeira

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Reciclagem de Pet

Reciclagem de Vidro

Reciclagem de Papel

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Why You Don’t Have Hot Water


Hot showers seem like the only thing that can wake us up in the morning and relax us at night. There is nothing worse than waking up before the sun rises, turning on your shower, and finding out the hard way that the water is cold. It’s not just cold, it’s freezing! You always have a bad day after that. A few things could be the cause behind your frozen morning shower.

The first step is to check to see where else you aren’t getting hot water. Check your other faucets, showers, and your washer. You have 3 different paths. First, either you get hot water everywhere else, in which case the shower itself is the culprit. If they start off hot but cool off quickly, it could be a water heater problem. The last option is that they never get hot. Here you definitely have a water heater problem.

The next thing you should check is your hot water heater. Many things can go wrong there. The incoming water that should go straight to the burner for heating could be going directly up to the hot water feeding pipe. Your water doesn’t even get hot! Is your hot water heater temperature set? If you have a newer, electric thermostat, an element inside could be burned out.

If you find that the problem is in the shower itself, a few parts could be the issue. Your shower valve could have broken or just lived its life. In older homes, separate pipes are used to bring hot and cold water. If your hot water isn’t working in the shower alone, you could have cross-connected pipes.

Take a moment and think back to the last time you used hot water. If you have kids, when did they shower or take a bath last? How long did they or you shower? When was the last time you used the washing machine? The simplest answer to not having hot water in your shower is that you just used all of the hot water up, and the heater needs time to warm some more. The longer the shower, the more hot water is used. If you have an older washing machine, you’ll use more water to fill it up.

You might think that the repair is a simple do-it-yourself day project, and it might. Don’t risk making a small problem into an even bigger one. Call a professional with over 2 decades of experience and 24-hour service. Plano Plumbing & Leak Detection is your team! They will fix your hot water issue correctly the first time and at a fair price. Call Plano Plumbing & Leak Detection at 972-672-8616 for a quick solution.

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