Monthly archives: October, 2014

The Future of Google Advertising

As I was looking for a new home insurance company, it seems as if my mind had been read. This morning I opened up my Gmail to see ” insure your Highland Park home!” in one of the subject lines. Sometimes, Google can be a little bit creepy with just how accurate they are. They seem to know exactly what you want before you event want it – I have even heard that they are actively trying to make this kind of technology become a reality. Don’t get me wrong, I love Google and despite how much information they have on me, I don’t mind it.

It makes you kind of wonder what kind of information they will be able to collect once more people begin wearing Google glass. I have no doubt that they will soon be able to augment our reality with something like this – just imagine being able to go shopping and have an item you might want to buy suddenly light up with a price tag hovering above it? Your entire shopping experience might change completely – it could become so refined and fine tuned that only those items you might be interested will be alerted to you!

Even better, just think of yourself walking down the street when suddenly an arrow pops up directing you to your right, a street you might have never taken before! A small video pops up along with it, telling you all about this new restaurant that just opened up with reviews as well as an interactive menu that will let you order as you walk to it! Now that is the kind of data collection I would be all for. Right now we’re still in the stone age of advertising but it won’t be long before advertising and data collection for it improves.

Something Special for Our Christmas Rave

Even though I really enjoy going to raves, I usually do not get all decked out like a lot of the other girls who go there. I am most comfortable in my jeans, but I will usually wear a neon tee shirt or blouse along with some funky jewelry to keep myself relevant. The only time I really go all out is when it is a special occasion, like last year’s Christmas rave. I knew my boyfriend wanted both of us to dress up for this, and I actually wanted to do that myself because of some rave costumes I had seen the previous year.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and getting to combine that with my love of raves is something too irresistible to pass up. I started looking a couple of months earlier for the perfect costume, and I was able to find exactly what I wanted from one website. I had thought that I was going to have to mix and match different pieces from different companies, but this one company had anything and everything I could possibly want. The rave costumes for Christmas were sexy and fun, and I knew that my boyfriend and I would get a lot of compliments.

The hardest part for me was choosing which one to get. There were so many complete outfits that I knew I wanted, but the Christmas rave was just one night. That meant I had to look at each costume in detail since I would only be able to pick out one. I decided to go with the Elf costume because it was green, which is my favorite color. The stockings, gloves and hair band that goes with it is simply perfect too, and I was right about the two of us receiving a lot of compliments. My boyfriend also went as a macho elf, and everyone thought we looked great!

Being Near Family and Installing Comcast Cable TV Were Two Things We Wanted Most

Comcast Bringing Live Cable TV To iPadI have spent most of my married life traveling with my husband . We backpacked around Europe for many years. While we loved every minute of it, we were ready to come back to the US to put down some roots near our family and buy a home. I was ready for a yard to take care of and the ability to pick out beautiful paint colors for our walls. This also meant that I wanted to have the luxury of getting an account again with Comcast cable TV as soon as we found the perfect place to live.

After viewing 30 different homes over a span of four weeks, we found a home near my parent’s home. After the move in, we got to work on making the home ours with new landscaping, painting inside and out, buying furniture and so many more things. We knew we had many months of work to do, but I simply didn’t want to go any longer without the ability to watch cable so that I could catch up on favorite shows from my childhood, the news from national media outlets and more.

I figured I would shop around a bit, but I had hoped that the company I had used previously would work out. I was happy to learn they have even more to offer me now for TV, my computer and my phone. For less than $90.00 per month, we signed up and now have more TV channels than I can count, very fast high-speed Internet and phone service, too. Frankly, I remember paying more than that many years ago before we took off for Europe, so this price was pretty astounding to me. Less cost and even more choices! I have to admit that after our new service was installed on a Friday, we spent the evening barbecuing hamburgers, making potato salad and perusing the movies that were playing on our TV all through the night. We hope to do the same next weekend, too.