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Black Scale Gold Pyramid Ring

If you haven’t heard the conspiracy theories about the Black Scale Pyramid Ring read up and find out how this golden ring has more mystery surrounding it than the ancient pyramids.

So the pyramid ring is nothing new and has been reinvented many times over but within the past two years surprisingly three companies all designed the same ring. Who designed the ring first is still a mystery. Han Cholo designed a similar ring that had a HC embossed on the side of the ring. Decide for yourself who has the best design and who knocked-off who!

Black Scale
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Han Cholo
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King Ice
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So who made it first and who did it best? Looking forward to your comments below…

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How to write an offer letter

Dear ,

Congratulations on receiving an offer on your home!

The moment we walked in the front door we fell in love with your home. The circular floor plan, the Juliet balcony, the dual fireplaces, the chef like kitchen. My wife and I have seen so many homes in the past couple months and have never written an offer on a home because we have not found that our dream home until we toured yours! We understand that you have multiple offers on your home and you should expect to receive top dollar for your home. While our offer is above asking it may not be the the highest bid but we would like you to consider our offer and here is why…

We have spent the last 48 hours dreaming of all the parties we would have, getting to know the our new neighborhood, and growing our family. We also understand that the lot next to your home is zoned high density and is being converted to a town home. Your home has such amazing period pieces like the contrasting wood inlay in the hard woods that we would hate to see your home purchased only to be torn down and replaced with a gray box. If you were to accept our offer we can assure you that we will never tear it down and promise to love it with all our hearts.

We hope you consider our offer and look to forward to closing quickly and without negotiation.

Sincerely,

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Donate to Environmental Causes to Support Youth Scholarships

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If you have never been to the North Cascades it is time to take a drive and put on your boots and find out how NCI is supporting youth and are stewards of this environment.

Each summer the North Cascades Institute takes high school students on a two-week adventure into the mountains, including a hike up Desolation Peak where Jack Kerouac once sojourned. I met some in Devils Canyon, a heavenly grotto where Ross Lake winds back into Devils Creek gorge. The sun, dancing on the clear water, cast undulating light waves on the surrounding cliffs and their hanging gardens of fern and trees.

Because of the generosity of supporters like you, we have raised more than $158,000 over the past month for our transformative youth programs: Mountain School and Youth Leadership Adventures! We need to raise $17,000 over the next 72 hours to meet our goal — can we count on you to help us make it?

Every dollar raised goes directly towards providing scholarships for young people who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to get outdoors, learning about stewardship, natural and cultural history and, most notably, the leadership potential they have.

If you’ve been to any of our recent book launch celebrations for the new North Cascades book, you were likely impressed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Dietrich’s presentation. In his essay “The Wild Nearby,” he writes about visiting our Youth Leadership Adventures students on Ross Lake:

“The mountains stretched out like a map,” Sherwin Shabder of Olympia told me, describing the view from Desolation that he’d risen at 5:00 a.m. to climb. “The mountains looked like they could fit in your pocket.”

“You can listen to yourself,” said Cristina Gonzalez of Burlington. “I learned who I am as a person.”

Jeanette Johnson of Olympia had jotted down her impressions: “The big hard sun is up there to beat down. The big green reaches toward the sky. The good earth breathes.”

What these students found was life changing. “I want to help the environment so people can experience what I’ve experienced,” said Richard Perkins of Kelso.

“One person really can change the world,” said Jenny Wall of Walla Walla.

Then they went back ashore and slipped into the forest, absorbed into the mountains once again.

This work of leading young people into our local Wild Nearby, of providing them opportunities and mentorship for personal growth and transformation, of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards is more vital today than ever before.

You can directly impact the next generation by donating to the Campaign for Youth right now at www.ncascades.org/support. If you haven’t yet contributed , remember that your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar — up to $25,000 — with support from the National Park Service Challenge Program.

Donate today http://ncascades.org/support/campaign-for-youth

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Burton Snowboards – Change is in the Air

The 2014/2015 snowboard season is among us and change is in the air. The change begins with Burton snowboards. For the first time Burton now has more softgoods than hardgoods in their product line. So how and more importantly why did the snowboard leader Burton want to become a streetwear brand? Well, they why is easy money but how they did it has a lot has to do with Burton massively expanding its softgood selection. Softgoods are of t-shirts, socks, hoodies, flannels, jackets, pants, and even shorts. Once they expanded their product line Burton then took that massively offering of clothing and distributed it to stores that typically wouldn’t carry Burton snowboards and hardgoods. Enter Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Zappos. Now you no longer have to visit a small, dimly light, and wax smelling snowboard shop to buy Burton products. The nostalgic smell of a snowboard being waxed always reminds me winter is on its way. After increasing its distribution Burton then increased their number of “Collabs” and partnered with brands that they may not considered partnering with in the past including Pixar and Disney. One of the collabs I am most pumped about is the partnership with artist Derek Nobbs who created one of the best snowboard graphics I have ever seen on a Burton board. The TWC Pro Snowboard is Shaun White’s pro model and only comes in one size a 156cm. It features Derek’s familiar nautically inspired artwork on the base and top sheet. The board itself is a beast and meant for advanced riders but that shouldn’t stop you from setting your sights on this board and learning how to ride it. You can get the Burton TWC Pro Snowboard at http://www.zumiez.com/brands/burton.html.Burton Snowboard TWC 156cm

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Une tempête millésime

Même le plus cassé de ponts combo bien commencer quelque part. Ce n’est pas avec un tour héritage tue que la tempête a commencé, ni avec des ponts de Ritual – lourd bleu – rouge qui a incité de nombreux bannissements en moderne. L’histoire de ponts d’assaut la concurrence commence avec un pont avant pont tempête obtenu ce nom : avec Twiddle Désir.

Quels sont les ingrédients d’une plate-forme de tempête succès ? Mana rapide, le filtrage de la carte, et les cartes de tempête pour gagner le match. Mais revenons à ce format étendu, les gens devaient aller avec des moyens un peu plus rond-point d’obtenir ce mana rapide. Bien sûr, il est logique qu’ils avaient utilisent l’accélération comme Chrome Mox, Monolithe sinistre, et en quelque sorte la – il, n’était- – interdit – déjà bustedness de Tinker. Mais quel est le mana rapide pour aller avec ça? Eh bien, si vous dégagez doré Lotus pour un mana, c’est comme Messe noire qui fait n’importe quelle couleur. Alors, combien devrait jouer le pont ?

Que diriez-vous de onze. Quatre Twiddle, quatre Grip de rêve, puis trois Rafale de l’énergie ( regarder vers le haut ) que le pont ne pouvait jamais jeter si elle frappa doré Lotus pour du mana blanc.

Il s’est avéré qu’il y avait des moyens un peu plus efficaces d’utiliser le désir de l’esprit, et de meilleures choses à faire avec Tinker que tuteur pour Lotus doré. La grande faiblesse était qu’il s’agissait d’une plate-forme basée orthographe probablement ( comme les ponts tempête sont ), mais il s’est appuyé si lourdement sur d’avoir quelques permanents en jeu depuis plus d’un tour. Plus tard, ils pourraient tout simplement jouer terres, jeter des sorts à la fin du tour, puis appuyez sur leurs adversaires et de gagner tous à la fois. Mais ces premières esquisses ont contribué à façonner ce futur les ponts de désir de l’esprit ressemblerait jusqu’à ce que la carte pivote dans le format.

Vous pouvez toujours jouer le désir de l’esprit comme un one-of en Vintage. Essayez cette semaine à votre FNM Vintage locale!

Translated by Matt Dolge
Written by Jesse Mason

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Bing’s Search Within Feature

Bing appears to be testing a “search within” website feature on their search engine results page that could have website owners up in arms. If you’re a typical e-commerce site you have spent much of your time perfecting merchandising algorithms to categorize products in a specific order and merchandised that experience with offers, call-to-actions, and other flags. Your site might also be using sophisticated recommendation engines that personalize the shopping experience based on customer behavior. If your merchandising efforts are not automated this means there is a team of merchandisers that are manually sorting products on the category list page, which is a very time consuming process and leaves very little time to optimize thousands of in-site search queries.

I often find that e-commerce sites favor merchandising over improving in-site search results even though in-site search results often have a higher conversion rate. Even the best retailers have less than optimal in-site search result pages as shown by an in-site search for green jackets.

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So here is the crux of presenting a “search within” feature on Bing’s search engine results page. The user has just searched for their favorite shopping site and is likely to be at the top of the purchasing funnel. Bing now is challenging the user to haphazardly shift their mind into a bottom of the shopping funnel thinking and create a new specific search query. This methodology skips the awareness, consideration, and intent of a normal shopping funnel.

The result is that the user is now presented with an un-optimized in-site search results page that is not personalized and bypasses all the great merchandising that you worked so hard to present to the customer. Yes, even the most sophisticated recommendation engines are useless on the first internal search query.

Bing’s “search within” feature may also lead to higher bounce rates for your site and if Bing uses bounce rate to determine your site’s relevancy on the SERP your organic traffic may begin to suffer.

The lesson we can learn from Bing’s search within feature is that we have opportunity to improve our in-site search experience whether we wanted to or not.

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Volcom Sub Zero Boot Review

sub-zeroVolcom is trying once again to stomp its way into the footwear market by updating their silhouettes. This autumn we’ll be reintroduced to the Sub Zero model in three new colorways that have an Americana look. The Sub Zero continues to have a
Sherpa lining and rugged outsole and comes with contrasting waxed laces. The tongue is gusseted to keep your feet warm and dry. It features an asymmetrical moc-toe, which gives it an industrial look from the wearer’s perspective but from the viewer’s perspective looks casual. This dual look may be tough to get used to from the person trying on the boots for the first time because from the shelf perspective they look to be a casual kind of woodsy looking boot but because of the big boxy toe it looks like you just walked off the construction site. This boot certainly wasn’t made for the garage, hiking, or the job site but will certainly take you anywhere you want to go on your first date. You’ll be able to get the Volcom Sub Zero boot in all three colorways coming this autumn at Zumiez.com.

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Morph est bizarre. Magic The Gathering

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Morph est bizarre.

On nous a présenté Morph comme mécanicien dans le bloc Onslaught, puis nous avons renoué pendant bloc Time Spiral. Morph est partie du jeu, et nous sommes habitués à cela, mais la saveur sage c’est assez flippant bizarre. Une créature de morphing face vers le bas est incolore et est un 2/2, nous le savons tous. Mais saviez-vous que, visuellement, cette créature est représentée comme une araignée de pierre?

C’est vraiment, chaque créature déguisé en morph apparaît au spectateur comme une araignée à taille humaine fait de roches trottiner autour. Essayez d’imaginer un plan où ces choses sont juste à courir dans tous les sens. Est-ce un dragon? Est-il un être humain? Ce qu’il ya dans la boîte!? Laissez-le tranquille!

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Oh, c’était un Cephalid! Au moins, ils ont le bon nombre de membres pour une araignée. Je me plais à imaginer que la mue est moins d’un déguisement, et plus comme une voiture. C’était ce que les créatures sur Dominaria utilisés pour se déplacer. Vous êtes juste conduite autour, en pensant à votre propre entreprise lorsque certains barbare déchire le capot de votre voiture au loin et vous sort. Terrible.

Si, ces araignées sont des véhicules pour se déplacer, il fait un peu plus de sens; tout le monde a besoin d’une voiture. Si ce n’est pas le cas, je n’ai aucune idée pourquoi un dragon serait jamais cacher à l’intérieur d’une araignée de pierre . Suis-je Overthinking ce? Est-ce un monde de la sorcellerie et de fantaisie où les murs peuvent contenir des épées? Bien sûr. Mais encore, j’ai toujours été intrigué par morphing.

Pourquoi sommes-nous encore parlons morph? Eh bien, Kahns de Tarkir apporte morph en arrière, et ils ont trouvé un moyen de le rendre un peu moins bizarre. Vérifier cela:
FACE CACHEE, Morph jusqu’à!

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C’est ce que une créature de morph ressemble sur Tarkir. C’est assez doux pour un couple de raisons. Tarkir est le foyer de morts incolore fantôme de dragon préféré de tous : Ugin. Toute l’affaire de Ugin, c’est qu’il est incolore, si son esprit imprègne le monde, c’est cool de voir que reflétée dans un groupe de créatures qui sont incolores. Et si vous regardez ce que l’art doux Swanland, il semble que il ya des éléments de dragon subtils cachés dans. Peut-être ce qui implique que tous ces morphes ont une énergie de dragon dans les?

Ce qui rend une meilleure explication des raisons pour lesquelles il ya toutes ces morphes qui courent, ils sont tous canalisation magic dragon, qui pour une raison plus de sens pour moi que un tas de navetteurs qui courent dans les arachnides de granit.

Fantasy est une affaire délicate.

Traduit par: Matt Dolge and the help of Google Translate.
Ecrit par : Justin Treadway

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Top 10 Joan Rivers Jokes

Whether you were a fan of Joan River or not Joan Rivers’ self deprecating humor made us all laugh as it is much easier to laugh at someone else versus ourselves. Here are Joan Rivers’ top ten self deprecating jokes:

1. I was dating a transvestite, and my mother said, “Marry him, you’ll double your wardrobe.”

2. All my mother told me about sex was that the man goes on top and the woman on the bottom. For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.

3. Peeping Toms look at my window and pull down the shade.

4. I have no sex appeal — if my husband didn’t toss and turn, we’d never have had the kid.

5. My best birth control now is to just leave the lights on.

6. My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.

7. My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese: most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.

8. My breasts are so low, now I can have a mammogram and a pedicure at the same time.

9. I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware.

10. My husband killed himself. And it was my fault. We were making love and I took the bag off my head.

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Jennifer Lawrence Photos

It is certainly undeniable that we all want to see sexy, naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence with the exception of her family and friends and herein lies the opportunity that we have to evolve in humanity. If we treated strangers like family we wouldn’t be inclined to steal their private photos or share them to the world.

So curb your curiosity, breath deeply, and let the urge to exploit others for your own pleasure diminish. Everything will be okay and your life won’t be any better by seeing Jennifer Lawrence naked, I promise.