Argh! South Florida Drivers!

Please use your turn signal

Please use your turn signalHere’s a tip to all other drivers on the road in South Florida: there’s this little stick located on the left side of your steering wheel that, when push up or down, will activate your turn signal.  This signal, for those that don’t know, is used to tell other drivers which direction you may be heading.  I know this sounds crazy, but as it turns out, it might be helpful for me to have that information.

The second step in using your turn signal, is to turn it off when you’re done using it.  In doing so, you won’t give other drivers a false sense of what you are actually going to do.  This in turn can prevent other drivers from pulling out in front of you thinking that you may actually be making a turn.

That is all.

My Super Bowl Party in 4 Minutes Flat

I held a Super Bowl party at my house and used one of my webcams to snap a frame every ten seconds of us watching the game.  I then took those snapshots, all 2,300 of them, and compiled a time-lapse video of the party from start to finish.

There’s a lot of eating, a lot of drinking and  a lot of my nephew right in front of the camera!



Out with the old (deck), in the with the new (patio)

My old deck

Well it’s out with the old and in with the new.  When I bought my house it had this old wooden deck that was in my backyard.  It was ripped up, rotted, and definitely falling apart.  I finally decided, after nearly killing myself by falling through it, that I needed to put in a new patio.  Voilà!

My old deck

After searching on Angie’s List to find a contractor that does pavers in my area, I came across  They came out, gave me an estimate, set up an appointment, and knocked out the entire thing within 14 hours.  I mean in the 1st day, they ripped out the old deck and the laid about three quarters of the patio.  The 2nd day had them only finishing up the laying of the brick and putting down the sand.  They were done with the whole thing by 11:30 in the morning.  I was shocked how fast it took.

My old deck

Thanks to my good friend Nicole Facciuto, I found a stone and a color that ended up turning out fantastic.  The stone is called New Miami and the color is called Marble Slate.  It reminds me of an old Italian courtyard.The New Patio



I now have a beautiful, safe place to entertain family and friends.  Now if the Florida weather would just get cold enough so I could light the fire pit, that would be great.

The New Patio