MUSIC

Robert Delong Show @ Rough Trade in Brooklyn

EVENTS

Interview w/DJ Clark Kent

Eric Trump Foundation Hosts Event to Benefit St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Donald Trump, Josh Cheban plus more celebrities supported the amazing event.

EVENTS

Interview w/DJ Clark Kent

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2015

Get the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Interview with Cynthia and Peter from RHOA(Video)

Cynthia and Peter talk about their new book and share the elements of a successful marriage.

Transform Your School With Best Buy for Education $25K Sweepstakes



I have quite a few people in my circle who are teachers from elementary school to college level and as a friend and a parent I applaud their tireless efforts to give their students the best educational experience despite the often limited resources.

I had one friend who set up a donation page a couple of years ago to get instruments and sheet music so her students could have first school band. She was successful in raising the needed funds and the band continues to thrive to this day.

So, when I was given the opportunity to share this new initiative from Best Buy, I jumped at the chance knowing I’d reach the people that needed to be reached and hopefully help make a difference.

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What is Best Buy Education?

Best Buy for Business (BBFB) Education is a program for teachers and educators that purchase or influence the purchase of technology in schools. A direct-channel division of Best Buy®, the program makes it easier than ever to give students the tech tools they need to succeed.

They have a dedicated staff to consult with schools, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and personal attention to guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet the needs of your students and budget of your school.

Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, they can provide the products, support and protection you need.

For more information you can head over to the Best Buy Education Site and take a look around and schedule a consultation.

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Win $25,000 for your school or classroom!

In conjunction with spreading the word about the amazing Best Buy Education program they are running a sweepstakes to win $25K to overhaul or build on the current technology in your school. The contest is valid for Pre-K to High school teachers and educators.

The sweepstakes is running from now through July 4, 2015 with a grand prize of $25,000 in Best Buy credit, as well as additional prizes of Gift Cards and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets with keyboards.

This is an amazing opportunity to win the technology tools and services your students need to succeed.  Visit www.BestBuySweeps.com to enter for a chance to win and view complete details.


Good luck and happy teaching!



The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

#Gadget Corner: Sentey Red Arrow Gaming Headset w/Microphone (Review)



I did this call outside with a plane flying overhead and my friend couldn’t even hear the plane.

My first guest blogger is an avid gamer, I get a lot of inquiries from gamer companies to cover their products so, I'm happy to bring Adrian Valdez aboard to cover gaming and gadgets on a montly basis. His bio is below for those who wish to contact him.

Written by Adrian Valdez

If you are like me, when you are gaming you need a pair of headsets that not only give you great quality audio for those moments you when you need to track that last enemy in a first person shooter but also have the ability to communicate with your team and set up your strategy. Today we will be looking at Sentey's Arrow Gaming Headset.




First, we will look at the packaging. The headsets come in a nice red and black box with a small viewing area where you can see the headsets inside. The packaging is fairly simple as it mainly tells you what is inside and a few specs. When you open the box you get the headset on a red cardboard mount as well as a small instruction manual.

My first impressions of the headphones after taking them out of the box is that they are built pretty well. The ear cups are made of a nice sturdy plastic the head band is the same. Both the over head and over ear padding felt really nice. The headphone also features an inline audio controller and a microphone both felt fine the audio controller however does have some flex if you press too hard so be careful with that.



My only real dislike for the headphones out of the box was the cable it has two 3.5 mm jacks for the microphone and headphones. The cable looks nice , and it has a decent length to it, but I really didnt like the feeling of the braided material they used on the cable.

After unboxing the headphones I quickly pulled out my laptop and went straight to testing.

My first test was audio. While listening to music I was pleasantly surprised by the audio quality it was really enjoyable. The songs sounded great, and the bass was decent. I even put all my settings to max to see if it could handle it without distortion and it passed the test flawlessly. 

One thing to note that these headphones do not cancel sound so while it will make the outside noise lower. You will be able to hear things going on around you.


The microphone was a next concern for me. When getting a headset microphone combo you need your microphone to both hear your message and sound good. For that I used two services. First was Facebook calling. If you have used that service you know that it is not the best calling service around, but after talking to my friend a little bit I am happy to report it sounded good. 

On another note I did this call outside with a plane flying overhead and my friend couldn’t even hear the plane. Next, I used skype and the story was the same my friends all told me I sounded great. The headphones are comfortable, and even after extended use of them my ears barely got sweaty.


There are a few cons to the headphones, however. One is the plastic on the ear cups. Shiny plastic is a huge fingerprint trap, and I honestly feel that companies should really stop using that. 

Next is the microphone. The microphone tucks away really nicely on this headset but, I would have liked a detachable microphone.

These headsets overall are pretty good. I am enjoying my experience with them so far, and If you are looking for a gamer headset I would recommend you check them out.


You can purchase the Sentey Red Arrow Gaming Headset w/Microphone on Amazon.com for the very affordable price of $14.99.



Here are some more specs on the headphones:
  • Headphones Headphone High Definition Stereo / Gaming Headset In-Line Controller / Heavy Duty Braided 2 Meters / 6.5FT Cable
  • 3.5mm Sterero Plug Connector / Omnidirectional Directivity / Adjustable Headband / Shinny Black Finish Upper Enclosure
  • 32Ω Impedance Microphone / 600-1200Ω Signal to Noise Ratio - Computer Headset with Microphone - Headset with Mic - Computer Gaming Headset - Computer Gaming Headset - Skype Headset - Gaming Headsets - Gaming Headphone Gaming Headphones
  • 20~20KHz Frequency Response / 20 Ω±15% @ 1000Hz Impedance Speaker
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and MAC and any 3.5mm Connection

About the Author: Adrian is a retired college student and a future baller who sometimesplays video games. Also loves Hearthstone. You can find him on twitter @Therealadrian_v



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Saturday Rambles: Dear NYC, I Think I’m Falling Out Of Love With You.

Image courtesy of Troy Faulder at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
I’ll take a tall sexy mocha latte w/hazelnut eyes and cooking abilities. Grey sweatpants optional.

Home Decor: Gurin Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Review

I love scented candles and incense. They add a calm ambiance to any room and make it easy for me to relax. Knowing how much I love scented candles and insense people are always surprised to learn that I don’t own and have never used a diffuser.

#Gadget Corner: Should I Buy the Hp - Envy Touchsmart 15.6" Touch-screen - Amd Fx-series Laptop?

Are you about due for a new laptop? I know I am. A colleague mentioned to me recently that my laptop looks serious and official. That was his nice way of saying it looked old and clunky. It’s a few years old and just too big, bulky and awkward for me to take anywhere but, until I get a new one I’m stuck.

Home Décor: PolarGel Cool Pillow Mat Review


…Cooler Than The Other Side of The Pillow…

Fashion Corner: Low Cut Halter Top With Lace By VenJoin


It’s finally starting to get warm again here in New York City which means we can finally ditch the winter coats, bulky sweaters and long johns, not that I ever wear long johns but, I know people that do.

Lunch Bags by Hango - Set of Two Sizes (Small &Large) Review


Do you remember your first lunchbox? I remember my first and the ones after that. They ranged from Buck Rodgers (yes, Buck Rodgers) to Strawberry Shortcake to Spiderman. I even remember the moment I thought I was too old for lunchboxes and decided it was cooler to use a paperbag.

Looking back as an adult now, I don’t see why I thought they were cooler other than to fit in with what everyone else in class was using. I’ll take a lunchbox over paper bag any day especially, these HangoLunch Bags. Plus they’re better for the environment since they’re reusable.



Just recently I’ve decided to start packing my lunch. It saves me money and I eat so much healthier. The Hango Lunch bag came right on time and was perfect for my Tupperware.

They come as a set of two, a smaller one and a bigger one. I’ve only been using the bigger one for my lunch. Well, I was using the bigger one until I accidentally left it at a restaurant during a friends birthday celebration. I was lucky enough to have someone grab it and take it home so, now i patiently wait and see if I'll get it back. I trust the person. They're a good person but, the Hango is pretty sexy so they might try to claim it as their own.

The little on is great for packing protein shakes and snacks for the gym or just on the go to sit in the park for a quick hour or two.

Both the Hango lunchboxes are insulated to keep your food either warm or cold so you can pack soup or a 6 pack of beer. 

As I mentioned they are very classically  and sexy looking. Everyone that has seen my bag compliments it and asks where I got it from and how much did I pay? Which is why I fear I'll never get my precious bigger bag bag.

They look like high end designer bags. I’ve even debated not telling people how much they really are but, here I am making this post so, the cats out the lunch bag. They are only $24.99 for a set of two and on Amazon.com and they have a lifetime guarantee.

The set includes 1x Black Lunch Bag (Large) 6L x 6H x 10W (inches) and 1x Black Lunch Bag (Small) 5L x 5H x 7.5W (inches).

So now that you know, you can be cool like me and get your own stylish Hango Lunch Bag.

UPDATE...The big lunch bag has been returned to momma. Let us all celebrate!





I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 
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#NewMusicMonday: Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment - Sunday Candy "Short Film" (Video)


You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it's holy
I've been waiting for you for the whole week
I've been praying for you, you're my sunday candy