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50 Things You Can Do In Your Adirondack Chair

Ahhh…the incredibly-comfortable, amazingly-practical Adirondack chair. It’s been around since, well…since forever it seems — just over 111 years! That’s a lot of years of comfort and enjoyment for one little chair that can be seen on thousands of outdoor patios, decks and lawns around the world.

This got us to thinking about why the Adirondack chair has been one of the most popular chairs in outdoor furniture for over a century and why, to this day, they continue to be manufactured at a rate equal to modern outdoor furnishings.

There’s really no mystery to the enduring popularity of the Adirondack chair. Their simple, unpretentious design makes them a beloved representation of bygone days and images of all the glorious, carefree summers that have passed through the portals of time. This, along with the fact that they are undeniably comfortable.

Which brings us to the present. We started thinking about all the different ways to enjoy an Adirondack chair and decided to make a list. If we’ve missed anything or if you have an idea you’d like to add, write a comment and share it! This is for all of the Adirondack fans around the globe and all those yet to come – because we’re Adirondack fans too!

1. Take a little nap.
2. Relax and enjoy the scenery.
3. Read a good book.
4. Meditate
5. Dream about your next adventure.
6. Share time with a friend (requires two Adirondack chairs).
7. Cradle your baby to sleep.
8. Write in your diary or journal.
9. Enjoy a glass of wine or cold brew.
10. Reflect on the meaning of life.
11. Listen to music while reflecting on the meaning of life.
12. Cuddle with your cat on your lap.
13. Cuddle with your dog on your lap (unless you have a Great Dane).
14. Have your Great Dane to sit beside you and hang your arm over the side.
15. Privately take a moment to review the day.
16. Write a letter or card and tell someone you love them.
17. Plan a party or birthday celebration.
18. Contemplate how vast is the ocean and infinite the sky.
19. Observe the different animal shapes that clouds make.
20. Put your feet up on your Adirondack ottoman and stretch your toes.
21. Watch a glorious sunset.
22. Star gaze or watch for a falling star.
23. Take pictures of all the beautiful nature around you.
24. Cherish time with your spouse (may not require two Adirondack chairs).
25. Imagine where you’d like to take your next vacation.
26. Take some deep cleansing breaths.
27. Call your Mom.
28. Move your chair down by the lake and cast your fishing pole.
29. Relax with your morning cup of coffee.
30. Savor an orange, an apple or a plate of fresh fruit.
31. Safely soak in the sun’s rays and some Vitamin D3.
32. Write the next great American novel.
33. Pen a poem to a loved one.
34. Take a few moments for private prayer.
35. Watch sailboats go by.
36. Enjoy birdwatching and observing wildlife and nature.
37. Have a conversation with your child.
38. Review important papers.
39. Practice the art of just being.
40. Have another cold brewski.
41. Ponder ways to improve your lawn and garden.
42. Or ways to improve your patio.
43. Close your eyes and feel the gentle breeze on your skin.
44. Consciously tell all the muscles in your body to relax.
45. Hum your favorite song in your head.
46. Ask yourself deep questions and ponder deep answers.
47. Ignore the lawn if it needs mowing – just for an hour.
48. Bury your feet in the warm sand if you’re at the beach.
49. Give yourself a salt air facial.
50. Feel your center of peace and gratitude.

 

 

A Guide on How to Fix Computer Errors and Make your PC Faster

Lately your computer has been acting strange and you really don’t know what to do about it. Each day, you get up early before work and check your e-mail but something always slows you down. For example, last time there was the blue screen error and now the computer is so slow that it takes you twenty minutes to check your e-mail! In any case, this isn’t right! You need to take the appropriate action in order to fix computer errors and move on. After all, you have a life and just want to get on with business. If you are someone who isn’t great with computers or do not know the first thing about fixing them, there are many online guides to help you.
 
For those who have many types of programs on their desktop, you may want to hold off on installing anymore. A cleanup process should be conducted. You can do this deleting certain programs and files by hand. Once they have been deleted, go ahead and empty out the recycle bin. Although you have not deleted all unused files, this will still give your PC the boost it needs. Aside from this, you can use a registry cleaner to help you in the process. Your registry is filled with tons of files and folders which are cluttering up the place. It has been about four months since you purchased your computer and since this is your first run, the registry cleaner can remove even up to 60% of clutter! In case you don’t know what cleaner to use, the best one right now is Reg Cure. With Reg Cure, you can delete hidden Internet history, unwanted files and folders, etc. It can do everything for you, automatically! The only thing you need to do is click the buttons and this software will scan your PC. Aside from this, there are tons of other ways to get rid of errors. You might not know them all but luckily, we have put together a guide for you on how to fix computer errors.
 
1. Use tools such as a defragment application. Most defrag software are free and you can even locate one which is already installed in your PC. Look under “Start” and you will be able to pick from a few tools to help clean the computer.
 
2. Another great tool is TreeSize. If you don’t know what needs to be deleted, this tool will list all of the applications or files that take up the most space. These are the ones that you really need to delete if you do not use them.
 
3. Go ahead and find a program named Startup Delayer. This can really speed up the time it takes for your computer to boot up. What it does is delay programs if they are automatically scheduled to run after startup.
 
4. As we mentioned before, use a registry cleaner. It will take any files which have become corrupted and fix them. These are fast and efficient, so pick a program you want to use. Be sure to pick up a paid registry cleaner instead of the free ones. When you download free ones, most have viruses or some sort of spyware attached. Always keep yourself well protected.
 
5. Check to see if you have the most recent hardware available on your PC. Any outdated hardware is likely to cause errors since the communication between your system and the hardware isn’t responding correctly. Most hardware is available to download online if you need a new version.
 
6. Go to Performance options in your PC and be sure to turn off any visual effects. This could be wallpaper or screensavers that you use. This will definitely speed up your laptop or PC.
 
 

5 Ways to Spot a Work at Home Scam

Today, everybody and their Mom wants to make a hefty chunk of change online. Sure, while you can make some great money online, it’s going to be like any other business. It’s going to take hard work, motivation and determination. If you have the mindset that a million dollars is going to come easy, then you’re probably going to want to keep buying worthless lotto tickets.

Now, if you’re out there researching ways to find work at home opportunities, I wanted to show you how you can spot a scam from a mile away. What you’re going to find is that it isn’t that hard to spot one if you follow the following five tips below. Failing to follow these may result in you looking for another job application .

#1 Don’t reply to emails: No legit company is going to email you and tell you that you can make a lot of money. Instead, you’re going to want to just ignore these as 99% of the time, they are going to be scammers from across the oceans.

#2 They want money: Any legitimate business out there isn’t going to ask for your money to start up or join. If you went to a McDonald’s and you want to start working there, would you pay them $500 to start up? No! It just doesn’t make sense. You’re going to want to have the same mindset when it comes to a business opportunity online.

#3 Too good to be true: Just following this old saying and it’s going to take you far enough. What you’re going to find is that if they are saying that you can make $10,000 in your first day, then you may want to look into it because if it is too good to be true, it probably is. You don’t want to believe the hype on these products!

#4 Research online: Just do a search for the company online to see what other people are saying. In fact, if you just add the word, “Scam” to the end of it, you will probably realize that there are some great results that will more than likely pop up. This is a great way to see what other people think about them. The FBI also has a great list on how to spot the scams as well.

#5 Contact information: The last one that I would look out for is the contact information. Do they have a phone number? Do they have an address? If you can talk with someone, you’re going to want to ask lots of questions. By doing so, you’re going to be able to know what this business is all about.

By following the following tips online, there’s a good chance that you can spot a scam from a mile away. Don’t rush into anything and be sure to do a lot of research. If you do this, you will find that you can skip out on a lot of unwanted offers!

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Wings of the Wind Specifications

Wings Of The Wind

Traditional bows by Dave Bickish, Bowyer

Specifications:

All of our bows have the best wood and fiberglass ingredients on the market; finished with catalyzed varnish. There is also the Conifer finish with camo paint. Quiver bushings installed at no charge on all models. All models come with a custom grip of your choice.

All models come with fast flight string.

 

LongHorn

 

The LongHorn is a well balanced state-of-the-art one piece longbow with speed, accuracy, stability, and smoothness built into it. It is fictional to say a longbow has no hand shock. In it’s very design a longbow comes with built in hand shock due to its massive limbs swinging in performance. However, I have had longbow shooters come up to my booth in shoots and after testing this bow come back and tell me it has no hand shock. In their mind, in comparison to what they are used to in other longbows, this bow is shock free. I believe that is the best way to explain it and be truthful at the same time. The design of this bow is such that it has power for hunting and throws an arrow at incredible speed. The newly designed Supr Dual-Flex Limb design has a generous reflex deflex set in it for just this purpose. It has a formed custom grip or the traditional longbow type, your choice. It is virtually stack free in any length if your draw length matches bow length. Sufficient to say in a 68″ bow it is stack free to a 30″ draw.

* Custom made one piece longbow with a 18″-19″ handle,  reflex deflex limbs, cut center shot or as custom ordered,  tapered 2 ½” sight window, radius shelf, Supr Dual-Flex High Performance Limb.

* Length– 64″, 66″, 68″

* Draw weights: 45# up

* Weight– 1.3 lb

* Price:   Standard grade $550   /  Delux grade $650  /  Elegant grade $850

 

LongHorn Mag TD

 

The “LongHorn Mag TD” has more cast than the one piece longbow and more shock as well. However, the meatier handle of a TD takes up the added kick to compensate for the increase. There is more flexibility in making a take down bow to make it perform better, which we have accomplished in maximum output of energy and cast with this model. It has a lot of deflex seen as it is unstrung, but once it is strung it looks like a traditional longbow in every way. A custom built, fast hard hitting, magnum longbow for the taking of very big game on the world=s game lands. It has the same limb bolt system as the recurve line; two pins and one bolt for true alignment. It comes with the same options as the take down recurve models, standard grade and delux grades. It has a formed custom grip or the traditional longbow type, your choice. It is virtually stack free in any length if your draw length matches bow length. Sufficient to say, in a 68″ bow it is stack free to a 30″ draw. It comes in all of the popular lengths as well from. If you like a longbow with the added convenience of braking down into a packable size, this is the bow for you.

 

 

Safari TD

The “Safari” is a take down recurve designed with any draw length in mind. It has a smooth limb that is virtually stack free clear back to 29″ draw length. It is fast, stable, and  accurate, and has a smooth draw that will delight any archer. It has a generous amount of deflex in the design to shoot shock free at heavy draw weight. It is designed for short length bows for those looking for a short tree bow. It also has the most deflex in our line thus making it the most shock free bow we make. If you are looking for a stack free, shock free custom take down recurve with target accuracy built into a hunting bow, this is the bow for you.

* Custom made take down recurve with 16″, 18″ riser. Cut 1/8″ past center for true center shot, 4 3/4″  sight window (on 18″ riser), radius shelf, custom grip,

* Super Uni-Flex High Performance Limb.

* Lengths –  56″, 58″, 60″, 62″ Draw weights: 45# & up

* Weight– slim line 2. lb

*  Price: Standard $595 / Delux grade $750 / Elegant grade $1000

 

 

Safari Mag TD

The “Safari Mag” is a new take down recurve design. It is our most popular design combining target accuracy with magnum power. It is one step up from the “Safari ” in horse power, with just a little less deflex for increased cast. A trade-off is necessary in any design to accomplish a certain goal. The “Safari Mag” is designed to shoot heavy arrows at maximum speed, thus giving  maximum horsepower at any given bow weight for accomplishing its task of maximum penetration on large mammals, such as found in Alaska. It is still built on the same frame and configuration as the “Safari” to maintain the target accuracy in a magnum bow.

 

* Custom made take down recurve with 16”, 18”,  20” riser. Cut  1/8″  past center for true center shot, 4½” sight window  (18” riser), radius shelf, custom grip, Super Uni-Flex High Performance Limb.

* Lengths – 58″, 60”, 62”, 64”, 66” /  XL version 68″, 70″   /    Draw weights:  50# & up

* Weight – Slim line 2. lb, Target model 2.8 lb.

* Price: Standard $595 / Delux grade $750 / Elegant grade $1000

 

 

Safari  SuprMag TD

The “SuprMag” is a take down recurve one step higher in horse power than the “Safari Mag.” It has less deflex and more cast. It also has more hand shock and kick like a big magnum rifle, as in the elephant rifle class would be expected to have. It is designed for maximum penetration with heavy arrows, and unless you are going after extremely big game, such as found in Africa or Alaska, it would not be the best choice for everyday shooting. It shoots heavy arrows like a lesser bow shoots a light carbon. It is intended for the archer that wants performance at the sacrifice of kick and hand shock. It is still smooth to draw and stack free to 29″, but has twice the hand shock of the “Safari”  The best way to say it is that the “Safari Mag” is the 338 magnum, and the “SuprMag” is the 500 nitro express. This is the extreme design model at the outer-limits of performance.  Due to the wicked design it can be only made in heavy weights. If you are going after a T-Rex this is the bow for you.

* Custom made take down recurve with 16”, 18”,  20” riser. Cut  1/8″  past center for true centershot, 4 ½” sight window  (18” riser), radius shelf, custom grip, Super Uni-Flex High Performance Limb.

* Lengths – 62”, 64”, 66″ /   XL version 68″, 70″     /     Draw weights: 60# up in short 55# up in long

* Weight: 2. lb

* Price: Standard $595 / Delux grade $750 / Elegant grade $1000

 

Safari / Safari Mag TD / XL (The long draw archer’s dream!)

The Safari SuprMag XL is long limb take down model that is custom designed for the long draw archer or the archer that likes “extra long limbs.” It only comes in limited lengths since its design only allows a limited configuration. This is my own personal bow that I have design for myself. It is the smoothest, fastest, sweetest bow on earth in a 64″ length. If you like a long limbed short handled bow, your search is over. This bow is nothing short of target accuracy at 50 yards in a hunting bow. It is stack free to 30″ in a 62″, 31″ in a 64″ length and sky’s the limit at 66″. If you have long arms or draw and have been looking for a custom take down recurve bow to fit, this in the bow for you.

* Custom made take down recurve with 16” or 18″ riser. Cut  1/8″  past center for true center shot, 3 ½” sight window (16″) , radius shelf, custom grip, Supr Uni-Flex High Performance Limb.

* Draw weights: shorter lengths 55# up / longer lengths 50# up

* Lengths: 62″, 64″, 66″,

* Price: Standard $595  /  Delux grade $750  /  Elegant grade $1000

 

Pro Hunter Limited Edition

The Pro Hunter Limited Addition is the top of the line take down recurve with a Macarta riser. There are three accent woods to choose from; Bloodwood, Osage, or Purpleheart, imitation ivory Wings Of The Wind inlay. The limbs are Bamboo, for maximum performance, under black glass. It has excellent mass weight with a Macarta riser to absorb shock, with enhanced accuracy in mind. Macarta being heavier takes up more shock than conventional models. This gives it a more forgiving nature, making it the ultimate hunting bow. This is my own personal bow in a “Safari Mag TD XL Signature”. Comes in Safari: Mag, XL, SuprMag, Signature.

* See specs for specific model

* Weights:  3.2 lb

* Price: Recurve $850   /   Signature $895

 

 

IBO-ProBow (Recurve and Longbow Target Models)

 

LongBow-Again after extensive experiment on the longbow line to come up with a competition longbow that is superior, we have designed the IBO-ProBow. It is a LongHorn one piece longbow with specially designed limbs to make it the smoothest drawing and shock free longbow on earth. It comes with Bamboo limbs and any of the wood choices in a Delux model. It is designed within all of the longbow competition guide lines to be legal in all the big competitions. It is however far from just another longbow. It has the smoothest limb tips that are possible to put on a longbow and makes it a sweetheart to shoot. It would have a little different limb ingredients than the normal LongHorn but sweeter drawing for competition. That is what makes the limb tips so sweet. It shoots right where you are looking out to thirty-five yards. The Bamboo limbs make it the best performer possible. It has been developed for the serious competition shooter. If you are interested in shooting the circuit this is the bow for you

* Custom made one piece longbow with a 19″ handle,  reflex deflex limbs, cut 1/8″ short of center, tapered 2 ½” sight window, radius shelf, Supr Dual-Flex High Performance Special Designed Competition Limb

* Length–  68″

* Draw weights: 45# up

* Weight– 1.4 lb

* Price:   Standard $595   /   Delux grade $695  /   Elegant $895

 

Recurve- The IBO-ProBow in the recurve design is a special one of a kind model design from many months of testing and configuration experiments to come up with the smoothest sweetest most accurate take down recurve bow designable, being careful to maintain our Supr Uni-Flex cast. It is without doubt the most accurate bow that I have ever shoot myself and would use it for everything from the IBO, tournament or Olympic circuit with total confidence. It isn’t one of the our other hunting models turned into a target bow, but a special target design all its own. It has a special designed competition limb that will amaze you if you are a target archer. Bamboo limbs make it the best performer possible. If you are looking for a tournament winner this is the bow for you.

* Custom made take down recurve with 20” riser. Cut  1/8″  past center for true center  shot, 5½” sight window, radius shelf, custom grip, Supr Uni-Flex High Performance Special Designed Competition Limb

* Length- 66″, 68″, 70″

* Draw weights: 45# up

* Weight- 3 lb

* Price: Standard grade $650   /   Delux grade $795   /   Elegant grade $1050

 

 

Dave Bickish Signature Bow

Built for the precision hunter. Research & development never cease at Wings Of The Wind. I am pleased to offer a new model after years of fine-tuning our hunting bow line. These are my own personal hunting bows, a 64″ or 66″ A “Signature TD XL”, accurized. Built on the famous Safari Mag TD XL frame. I shoot both lengths and can’t say which I like best, both performing equally. They have an accurized limb with special refinement to fit me to perfection. It is like buying a top of the line target pistol and before putting it into service, sending it off to a custom shop to have it accurized. They have been developed to fit me to the uttermost. They are adjusted to within a half inch draw length. In other words it rolls over and bottoms out like a compound at a given draw length. Example; if it is accurized for 291/2″ it will bottom out between 29″ & 30″ (plus or minus 1/2″). They can be ordered at every half in draw length from 29″ – 32″ according to customer’s draw length. They have a springy rest for the ultimate in sighting in, arrow impact can be moved up and down a foot by adjusting the rest. They come in only one option and are the ultimate in beauty and performance. They come with a Bacote, Bubinga, riser with white Phenolic stripes, and Bacote limbs with white Phenolic tips. I find Bacote to be the castiest wood of the real wood choices as well as the most beautiful. They are a gorgeous hunting bow that is at home on the mantle as a show piece as well as in a tree. These bows are pure cast and as hard a hitting hunting bows as there are on the planet, with target accuracy still in tacked. These are a man’s top of the line hunting bows good for anything. If you are looking for a customized custom bow and your draw length is between 29″ & 32″, then I am pleased to offer you my own personal hunting bows, the Dave Bickish Signature.

 

* Customized 64″ or 66″ Delux take down recurve with 16″, 18″, & 20″ risers. Cut 1/8″ past center for true center shot, 3 1/2″ & 5″ sight windows, radius shelf, custom grip, Supr Uni-Flex Special Accurized Limb.

* Draw weights: 55# up

* Price: $795 (personally autograph)

 

Warning: This product could cause injury, since we have no control over its use, user assumes all risk and responsibility for damages and injuries incurred from use of all and any products manufactured or sold by Wings of the Wind Archery.  Manufacturer and retailer shall not be held liable for any damages or injuries incurred with any Wings of the Wind  products.

5 Tips to Stop Living for Tomorrow

Time passes by so quickly! I’m not sure how it happens but one day you’re at home doing your homework because you’ve got classess tomorrow and the next you’re supposed to figure out who you are and make a life you love for yourself. It’s crazy. And because time flies so fast it’s up to us to make the most of it. How do we do that? By being present in the moment as much as we can.
 
Have you noticed that it’s our default mindset to live our lives expecting a better moment? We call it differently: Friday, the weekend, vacation time, pay-day. We’re always in a hurry to get to some point in the future and we tend to neglect the present. If you ask me, that’s no way to live. Living in the present moment makes you cherish what you are experiencing now – not reflecting or reminiscing – just tasting the present. And consciously constructing your life so you’re able to live this way is truly a blessing we all need to explore.
 
Because otherwise what kind of living do we have? Life is pretty much like an endless race to get to somewhere without ever having enough time to enjoy it when we do. Weekends are short and Monday is the worst word you can think of. When you scroll down your feed you’re constantly reminded of just how excruciating Mondays are and how unbelievably short your free time is. Do you really want to make this your way of life? Or do you want to make some effort and create a living you like every single day? You can enjoy the beauty of now no matter where you are and what you do for a living – you just have to notice it. Not sure where to start? How about….
 
* Practice gratitude. Being grateful has a lot to do with being present because it makes you automatically shift towards everything you have/are experiencing now. Taking time to consciously think about where you are in life and what you have teaches your brain to pay attention to the current moment instead of racing forward like it usually does.
 
* Take short breaks more often. I’ve noticed that people dread Mondays not because they hate their work (mostly) but because they feel pushed to the corner and made to do the work. Though it’s true that we all have to work for a living you can always make it easier for yourself in numerous ways: one of which is to take short breaks as often as you need to. Everyone’s working style and rhythm is different and you’ll most likely feel refreshed if you take 5 minutes to get some air. Make sure you’re not letting work spill into these breaks though: just allow your mind to wander and take a moment to detach from your next work task.
 
* Don’t refrain yourself from things you like. Who says you can’t indulge in a night out if it’s a weeknight? Or in a glass of wine, popcorn and a good movie? Don’t refrain from doing what makes you happy just because you need to be at the office at 9 tomorrow: live life now and enjoy what you love doing (just don’t take it too far unless you feel prepared to deal with a morning headache).
 
* Take care. I’ll never get tired of saying this but taking care of your body is essential to feeling like the bomb anytime, anywhere. Eating bad food all the time can make you feel droopy and lazy, not getting enough sleep ca make you zero in on getting back home after work and just collapsing. The basis of living a mindful life lie in knowing how to keep yourself alert and present.
 
* Shift your mindset. It’s so tempting to think that Mondays are to blame for all your misfits in life when everyone else seems to think so too. Don’t fall for it. Don’t spend your weekends dreading Monday and don’t spend your time waiting for pay-day. Don’t think the day will be crap before it’s even begun: give it a chance! Shift your mindset towards the fact that every day is a refreshing new start that needs to be enjoyed now before it’s gone.
 
How do you enjoy now? Let me know in the comments below