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ANNENBERG BEACH HOUSE IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

Annenberg Community Beach House, A great place to go to swim, play volleyball, do yoga, dance classes, cafe, beach equipment gym and so much more. Annenberg Community Beach House is on five acres of beachfront property, it was developed in the 1920’s by William Randolph Hearst. The Beach House was originally a mansion with 100 rooms and a huge swimming pool used to entertain the elite, then it was a hotel, then a beach club. It is now opened to the public as the Annenberg Community Beach House, open to the public there is no membership required. You will be surprised when you visit what a great location it is and all the amazing things they offer.

Located at 415 Pacific Coast HWY, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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CRAFT BEER HELLHOUNDS ALE MALS-39 REVIEW

HELLHOUNDS ALE MALS-39

239TH Marine Corps Birthday 2014

This is a 1 Pint , 6 Fluid Qunces Alc. 6.39% by Vol.
Brewed & Bottled By Mother Earth Brew Co. Vista, CA

On The Back Of Each Bottle It Says:

Each one of you earned the title “Marine” and has a lifetime membership in this organization that is respected, admired, and feared. The title has no rank, no age, and it applies whether you are active duty, in the reserves, or retired. Everyone who has earned the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is a marine for life and there is no greater civic calling.

For 239 years, Marines have protected our great nation with skill and military distinction. The Hellhounds of MALS-39 have supported every major operation since our inception during the Vietnam War. Currently, we have Hellhounds involved in operations in Afghanistan, embarked aboard the USS MAKIN ISLANS, and in Okinawa as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Individually, we are Maintenance and Supply professionals, IYAOYAS, and Warrior Monks, but collectively we accomplish the mission as the Hellhound TEAM and we will be prepared to do so whenever our nation calls upon us.

Happy Birthday Marines and Semper Fi!

LtCol R. W. Sherwood
Commanding Officer, MALS-39

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2015 Oscars Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties

Oscars 2015 Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties Highlights

The 2015 Oscars, kicked off with Neil Patrick Harris, it was his first-time host the Oscars. He went straight into a song and dance, “Moving Pictures”, with Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. NPH did a great job hosting the event, getting crowd participation from many of his long time supporters like Oprah Winfrey. Not that he needed to but NPH came on stage with whitie tighties standing in his underwear he stated how “Acting is a noble profession”. It is a long show yet Neil Patrick Harris took it to a new level keeping the viewers involved, he is sure to be back in years to come!

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2015 Oscars Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties
2015 Oscars Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties
2015 Oscars Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties
2015 Oscars Neil Patrick Harris Whitie Tighties

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Sony Walkman ZX2

Sony Walkman ZX2 is it worth $1,200?

Sony Walkman ZX2 as music has been and will always be a big part of peoples life, consumers will spend what it takes to get real studio sound. If we can’t hear it live or in the recording studio, consumers search for the next best solution, and as technology evolves we get a more compact, easy to operate, clearer product and yes the Sony (SNE) Walkman is worth the money.

Super-high resolution music brings a more live sound than a CD, MP3 or Streaming Media as it is not a compressed file. Sony ZX2 Walkman has audio technology that will reproduce master quality recordings, making non-high-resolution music files sound better. The sounds you hear are not just more but lifelike or like being at a live concert you will hear things in a song you could not hear before.

Sony ZX2 Walkman has 128 GB of storage which will hold almost 2,000 songs. The music files are larger yet another option is the micro SD card slot for more storage. The battery will last sixty hours and it is Wi-Fi capable.

Sony’s ZX2 Walkman is something completely new and will not remind you of your first Walkman, portable cassette/CD player, close your eyes and listen to the next best thing to being at the live event.

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Louisiana Lightning Whiskey Review

I was watching this weeks episode of Hotmixology and was introduced to Louisiana Lightning a clear whiskey has a tiny sliver of lightning in every bottle. The story behind Louisiana Lightning is all about “old Mr. Dufour” in a lightning strike in Amite City, Louisiana where he walked up, touched the lightning bolt “Silky smooth although it does give one a bit of a tingle.” After saying that he sliced off a piece of the lightning and the claim now is that there is a little tiny sliver of lightning in every bottle to make it “silky smooth.” Louisiana Lightning is an award winning corn-grain white whiskey distilled in Amite, Louisiana. Below are listed some of the many awards Louisiana Lightning Whiskey has received.

2014 Artisan Awards Spirits Competition Gold Medal
2014 Denver International Spirits Competition Gold Medal
Beverage Tasting Institute International Review of Spirits Award Silver Medal
2014 Straight Up Texas International Spirits Competition Bronze Medal
2014 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition Silver Medal
2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Louisiana Lightning Whiskey
Louisiana Lightning Whiskey

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4th Of July Freedom

My favorite holiday is the 4th Of July. Freedom to do what ever you want, it’s a federal holiday so most people don’t have to work! It’s a nice long day, I wake up early just out of habit, eat a good breakfast and head out side and put up the flag. It’s a super positive day more than likely because everyone is very active. I am one who has to be on the water every 4th, the beach, a lake or by the pool as long as there is water. For lunch/dinner the food is usually cooked outdoors, some sort of BBQ, something from the garden and always more watermelon than you can eat. After a long day as the sun starts to go down everyone is looking nice and tan. And here is why I love this holiday, as you may want to wind down, the day is only getting ramped up! As you head back outside to see the fireworks you get your second wind, the night is young and the party is about to get started!

Remember the significance of the 4th of July. It’s Independence Day, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776), declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom. It is our country’s birthday so time to celebrate and enjoy the freedom to live the way we want. Especially today make sure you take advantage of your freedom and do at least one thing just for you!

Happy 4th Of July!!!

Happy 4th Of July!
Happy 4th Of July!
Happy 4th Of July!
Happy 4th Of July!
Happy 4th Of July!
Happy 4th Of July!

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American Flag Made In The USA, Is your Flag American?

Happy Memorial Day! A happy day it is, no work, no school, yet many think of this day as the first day of summer (June 21, 2014). As we all know it is not nor is it, Flag Day (June 14th), Veterans Day (November 11th) or a day to spend shopping going from one sale to the next. Memorial Day honors military personnel who died while in service. These men and women are true heroes; they voluntarily sign up to serve in a military where they know from one day to the next they could loose their life. Memorial Day, should be a happy day, most people what to be remembered in a happy way, and want to make others lives happy as they are remembered.

Looking around today one-thing stands out, The American Flag. It could be the “first day of summer” feeling as winter is in the past and it’s time to put up the flag. Or the fact that the American flag plays a big role in Memorial Day, when it represents everything that soldiers have fought for. You will notice today the flag is at half-staff until noon, after that it is raised to full staff. American flags are placed on all the graves at military cemeteries, and 3 p.m. is the traditional time to visit cemeteries. What a great symbol that stands for so many things to so many people. What a great symbol of quality when an American Flag is crisp, clean, well taken care and well made in the USA. The American Flag that you put up on this day or any other day is a reflection of you, people notice details and a flag that is well made in the USA says a lot. Some flags that won’t make it through the day, poor quality materials and stitching make it vulnerable to strong wind and can fade with the sun. I noticed my flag is made of sail material, what could withstand more than the material sailboats trust in the middle of the ocean. The label said Annin, what I soon found out was this company has been in business since 1847, it was started by Alexander Annin who began making US flags for the merchant ships in his sail-making shop on the New York waterfront in the 1820’s. The American flag was less than fifty years old when Alexander Annin began making US flags. It was an Annin flag that flew at the inauguration of President Zachary Taylor, starting an inaugural tradition that has continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Annin supplied all the US flags for the Union troops during the American Civil War. An Annin flag draped the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln on its journey from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. The U.S. Marines raised an Annin flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in 1945. NASA selected an Annin flag to participate in Apollo 11’s mission to the moon in 1969.

There are a lot of American Flags that look good, are well made in other countries or are less expensive. The point is pride, the US flag should be made in the USA with materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture are completed in USA facilities with USA labor.   When you purchase an American flag make sure it is from Annin or another US manufacture that is “Certified Made in the USA”.

Happy Memorial Day, Is Your American Flag Made In The USA?

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