Edit and Create Videos Using Sony Vegas: Tips for Even the Most Tech-Illiterate People!

videoAll you need is a laptop with a working internet connection and a decent graphics card, and you’re good to go. All it takes these days is a bit of money and little or no skill, and you can create your own anything on your computer or on the internet. Being able to be someone in the past was so difficult; your market was limited and, in most cases, small. It was next to impossible to propagate your idea further than a few hundred miles at most. It used to take a lot of hard work for our parents to make an image of themselves and be recognized by others. But today, all that is history. Today, you can make your presence felt anywhere in the world, as long as you know what to say and when to say it. The internet connects you to almost every single one of the seven billion people out there. And not for nothing. If you are using this commodity, it is time to explore what it can do for you, especially as a video editor.

There are many video editing softwares out there, and some are available free of cost. So what makes Sony Vegas Pro so different that you’d be willing to pay a good sum for it? It’s not only the video editing that it is known for. It has other features that would blow your mind. Being able to connect your iPad and use your iPad to complete your editing, use other softwares and import to Vegas Pro, use the new and superior audio control and customize how it looks by downloading one of many Sony Vegas templates. This is where your inability to video edit can be changed.

Templates can help you become a basic editor. Learn from them, take whatever you need and move onto a new template. Keep going until you are satisfied with how much you know. Once you’ve done that, it’s like you’ve been through a tutorial on how to use Sony Vegas. Create a web presence online either through a blog or a YouTube channel of your own and start uploading your creations. The internet is now your market; the more people that view your creations, the more successful you become as an artist. You can then get ad companies to pay you to keep their ads on your page, and that’s only the beginning. The sky is the ceiling for you on the internet.

No limitations, no boundaries, no restrictions. Is there anything else you can ask for as a businessman looking to start up a new business of sorts? The internet allows you to explore everything you want, and more. If your passion is video-editing, I would highly recommend Sony Vegas Pro to beautifully highlight your skills as a top-notch editor. If you are a newbie to this though, you may want to start with a much less cheaper option, then slowly make your way up to the likes of Sony Vegas.

You might hit more cars now with my new car’s auto detect function than before it came out.

BLENDINGHave you gotten into the latest “gotta have this gadget in your new car” craze yet?  To be honest, hope and pray that you aren’t in the market for a new car as of right now.  It used to be all one had to do was put the key in the ignition, turn it, start the car, turn the radio on, put it into drive and hit the gas pedal.  Don’t forget to brake for skateboarders even though you might feel a slight urge not to.

Now you have key codes to enter your car, or key fobs that you just wave in front of your keyless entry automobile (how do you get in if the key fob ever takes the day off and decided not to work?).

You also have internet GPS systems that will give you directions while driving and tell you when your turn is 3/10ths of a mile ahead on your right.  To think you thought it was 4/10ths of a mile ahead on your right.  What would you have done without that nugget of information?  Wait a minute, how far is 3/10ths of a mile by the way, and do I have time to wait for someone to let me over into the right lane before my turn comes up?  The trusty GPS forgot to mention that.

GPS’ and internet hot boxes in cars to me are just as dangerous as would be reading the local newspaper while driving yourself to work.  It will speak to you sometimes, yes, but it also shows you your location on the map and you have to lean over and look at it and try to make sense of it while keeping your eyes on the road.  Kind of notice that most people haven’t mastered that art yet by the number of accidents caused by playing with their internet hot box as you read in the paper while driving to work the other day.  Did you also get to read about nutribullet reviews while you were exiting the highway?  Hey, when you want information go right to the source.

A favorite new techie gadget for the internet in the car is that it does not only show you if there is a car and how far away you are from it as it is driving behind you as you’re backing up.  Another favorite, easy to learn and hard to master (okay that’s a lie, it’s hard to learn and hard to master) it that you can also look at the screen in your new car as it shows you how to pull into a parallel parking space.  Are you the yellow rectangle or the blue one?  Is the red box the one you’re supposed to align the purple box next to?  To think, you thought old school ‘look and fit’ into the space was tough.  It’s easy as cake compared to all these colored boxes.

If you’re in the market for a new car, be sure to ask the dealer to show you how these things work before you drive off the lot.  Otherwise you’ll be as useless using them as you would back in the day you read the paper on your drive to work. IF your interested in a great blender, check out blender judge and be pleasantly surprised.

Three Alternative Things You Can Put In a Gun Safe

STUN GUNGun safes are a great thing. They keep those deadly weapons out of our hands and locked away in cold dark places where they belong. Some are small, and some are big, but all are the best gun safes. But have you ever wondered what else you could put inside one? Well, we have, of course. There’s so much a safe could be used for, but we managed to narrow it down and here are some of our best ideas.


–       Perishable Goods

Why not stuff that safe with apples, oranges, sliced pan and mashed potato. Keep it hidden in the safe until one day, years down the line, you remember and you pry that bad boy open and investigate what in the world has developed inside. Explore a greeny brown world of goo and fungi and let your inner seven year old boy run wild. Treat it as a mid life experimental crises. Instead of splurging out on a flashy car or a younger wife, why not simply test out all the different things that can go off in a safe. Toss in a feral cat, an alien life form, the local drug dealer, whatever you think will make the strangest experiment for your safe.

–       Small rodents

Nobody likes pests. They leave their droppings and steal your cheese. They squeak at night and run around during the day. Sure, you could get some traps, or a cat, or an exterminator, but where’s the fun in that? Why not convert that safe into an oversized trap and keep your new pest as a pet! Teach it tricks. Teach it to love the darkness. Teach it to obey its new master and maybe, just maybe, teach it to rid you of any other pests you might have in the house, like, say, small children and nagging neighbours.

–       ‘Personal’ Magazines

We all get lonely on Saturday night when the flatmates are away or the wife is visiting the devil, er, the mother in law. So where better to keep all those ‘mens’ magazines than a safe? Keep the code to yourself and none should be the wiser! Except you of course. So why not pick up a safe and think of your own things to put inside. Apparently guns work well, but hey, what do we know?

How To Keep That Youthful Figure

172181_he-fitness-apps_RRD_Being young is fantastic, it truly is the best stage of life. Everything is so new and vibrant and full of possibility and wonder. Wait till you start paying rent and bills and figuring out how to mix families, then it gets complicated. Of course, that’s not to say being a teenager is easy, but it’s certainly more fun. Right now, your body is at its prime. You’re full of energy, even if you don’t think you are. If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. But that fades with time. Life gets in the way. Stress happens. Basically, you start getting older. That might seem a long way off right now, but the best way to combat the effects of age are to start young. So why not stay in shape with the Raspberry Ketone Max?

–        What Is the Raspberry?

Basically, the Ketone Max is a food supplement. It’s a handy shake that gives you all the nutrients you need but isn’t calorie heavy, which lets your body burn off any excess you have lying around. Shakes are a great way of keeping your figure vibrant and youthful. A lot of them allow you to skip lunch and instead snack on a shake. That way you aren’t putting in those carb heavy school lunches, but you’re still getting all the good stuff your body needs.

–        What Happens?

With the Raspberry, you can even keep your diet plan the way it is, because it uses a whole new way of dealing with fat. It actually shrinks the cells down, making them smaller and easier to burn, which means you can lose any excess weight without even having to think about it. On top of that, it’s full of anti-oxidants. As we go about our day we collect Free Radicals, which are tiny molecules of Oxygen. These free radicals cause massive damage to our internal structure, but anti-oxidants collect them and turn them into something totally harmless. If you want to keep your youth, anti-oxidants are the way to go.

–        How Can I Trust It?

We all hear horror stories. People getting sick or the shake snot working the way they’re meant to. And a lot come from overseas where they don’t do things the same way we do. But the Raspberry is born and bred in the USA. It follows government regulation and it specially designed to be a top quality shake. At the end of the day, the best way to know it is to try it out. So have a go, if it’s not for you, you can always stop. Until then, shake away and stay in shape.


Alright, how is it that almost anything slung around your hips makes you instantly cool? 

CAMERAYou know you’ve wanted that swagger, that walk, that confidence that you see in old Western movies for instance.   You’re watching the screen and the saloon doors swing open and a whistle fades off in the distance.  Everyone in the room turns to look at the door and there’s not a sound to be heard.  Seriously, not even a wayward fly.  All you see is light and coming in from the light is a cowboy.  How do we know he’s a cowboy?  Well the huge cowboy hat is the first clue as it’s so huge it can’t be missed.  Then you notice the way he has his arms to his sides slightly bent and he walks in.  Slow and with the lean of a pimp from a 70’s disco nightclub except this cowboy doesn’t have a cane, or a fur laced coat either.

This cowboy has on a shirt and jeans.  It’s what’s around his jeans you notice after the hat and slow walk you see around his hips a belt that’s huge.  It doesn’t just wrap around the center of his hips, it’s sits down lower on one side.  The side with the holster and a gun in it.  The way he stops and stands there, his hands open at his side and looks around you can’t help but think about how dang cool he looks.  We’re talking straight up cowboy swagger.  Good cowboy, or bad cowboy you want to be him.  You want a belt around your hips like his.  You want yours down on your side, like his as well.

Thing is, we’re in the 21st century and don’t walk around with gun holsters.  We walk around with something that sits around our hips and totally kills the cool factor of the one who dares to ware one.  We don’t have gun belts and holsters we wear.  No.  We have fanny packs.  Those usually bright colored fanny packs as if they are bright to make sure everyone knows you have one.  Oh we can sling them down around one side of our hips and still not look cool.  No swagger here.  Where’s the cowboys?  The only chance we can soak up that sexy hip holster belt look is to attend a rodeo and you live in New York.  Ain’t happenin’ is it?

However, some genius came up with a way we can get the slung down belt on our hips look and even with a holster.  A holster not for guns, for something cooler too.  A camera holster.  Yes, wear a pair of jeans and sling on one of those puppies and you’re hands free with swagger ready to reach and grab your camera at a seconds notice to snare the perfect picture anytime.  Get one of those and walk tall and proud and with that confident stride.

No fanny pack for you.  No sir. You have a holster belt slung around your hips.  For a camera, yes, but it looks so good there.  Fanny packs step aside, old school is back and ready to snap a picture to Instagram at any time.  Be careful, it could be of you in your fanny pack to post that’ll garner at least one fan, if not a giggle as well.

Are you pro-breast feeding in public or against such a display of natural womanhood?

breastfeeding-702517You’ve just had your baby and are on top of the world, except at breast feeding time.  Nutritious and delicious for baby, but for you, well, let’s just stick with it has to be done.  Now it’s time to rejoin the human population by taking baby out with you on a get together with a friend for lunch.  She wants to see the baby and you’re not ready for a babysitter yet, so the little one is coming with.

So you meet at the restaurant for lunch and it actually feels good to be out.  It’s been awhile since you’ve been consumed with all things baby, and no time for you.  Your friend can’t help but gush over your little bundle of joy and the baby is being good.  You order the meal and sit back and chat awhile while you wait for your food.  You’re looking forward to the meal as in it’s been so long since you’ve been to a restaurant and had someone else do the cooking besides you, and also; you’re hungry.

The waitress brings the food to the table and both you and your friend dig in.  Laughing and talking while enjoying your meals.  It hasn’t been a bad experience at all and you find yourself wishing that you had done this much earlier and not waited so long.  Halfway through the lunch your precious bundle of love decided that they want to eat too.  How do you know this?  Because it’s near the normal feeding time and the baby has a set of lungs that are fully formed and functional and are primed, letting out cries and screams.  Your friend doesn’t seem to mind, but as you look around the eatery, you notice that some people are staring with stoic looks on their faces and you feel about the size of a grape.  What to do?

Well, you have a breast pump and could of brought a bottle, but you’ve never used it as you’ve been home doing all the feedings.  Besides, everything has been going smoothly so the breast pump you got at your baby shower is still in its box sitting in the nursery.  You know it’s a good one, listed as one of the best breast pumps in various review websites. Now would have been a great time to of tried it out and actually had breast milk ready for your baby.  Do you take out one of your breasts and feed your baby right there at the table?  You’ve seen other people do it, but you’ve also seen some of the looks that it garners from other people around.  Do you go to the bathroom to do it?  You feel like you’re in the middle of one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books you liked to read in grade school.

You’ll never know what she did.  Why?  Because I’m twisted, this site is twisted, and I love letting you think things through and let you figure it out.  I’m not going to tell you.  Going to let you process the whole idea.  It’s the world we live in.  What would you do or have you done?  I will tell you this though, I’m sure reading and learning how to use a breast pump is in at least half of your guesses.

Do you have a web site yet?  Don’t worry, you can and you will


CSS BUTTONI never knew until it was pointed out to me that anyone with a computer can have a website.  Not only that, but that there are companies out there willing to hook you up one for free.  (My wallet was happy to hear that part.)  So my mind starts whirling about all the hobbies I’m into and things I’d post on the web and spent an entire day with a piece of paper and a pen trying to jot down ideas of what I could do.

Most of the sites are free or low cost and have tools built in that help you build a website like a pro.  From backgrounds and adding pictures to even being able to make css buttons to tailor your site so it stands out even more.  Next thing you know, I am sitting with a blank piece of paper in front of me and a pen in hand ready to jot down ideas on what I could write a site about and what I would make it look like when I use their web tools to put it together.

Pretty soon I realize I am more interested in making buttons and posting pictures than actually what I’m going to be making buttons for and what kind of pictures I want to post online for people to see and share my site.  You could easily wind up in this same situation.  Better luck to you because now I am still looking at a blank sheet and have jotted down no information on what I could actually make a site about.  There’s only half a zillion things I am into, but not one of them has appeared on the paper before me.  However, I know a web button that would look good at this point, just not what for… yet.

So I’ll try this from another angle and find a good free site to try something out on just to see if I can get the hang of this website thing.  You’ll be best off to do it this way because once you’re actually where you’re going to build your piece of history on the information superhighway you’ll see that just by looking at ways you can set up banners and images, it’s then the ideas come pouring in.

Of course now to pick the idea that you want to share with the world at large. The site has many different styles to choose from. Do you want to have a blog that people can join in on, or do you want a site that winds up putting your hobby all in someone’s face as the best hobby ever.  You could even wind up with a site that becomes popular and gets a lot of visits when you see the site you’re building has a traffic tracker.

The things in your mind spiral around out of control and it seems you’re going to take everything that interests you and put it out there for the world to see.  Who knows, someone might have the same interests and actually find your site entertaining and visit often to see what’s going on.  I will say this, if I can do it, you can.  Just don’t be like me and post a site with nothing but buttons to press that look like they are going to take you to something cool, but really just show you pictures of my cat Fluffy when you push a button.  Hey, I figured the buttons out!

A sequel to the prequel’s sequel…  Say what?!

SUPPLEMENTSFirst there was the original, then there was the sequel, then there was the sequel to the sequel.  And so was born the trilogy.  Were we content to keep it there?  No.  We had to make a prequel, then a sequel to the prequel, then a sequel to that prequel’s sequel.  There you have it folks, another trilogy.  When did we stop getting original and start expanding?  I don’t know about you but I’d like to see something original that’s so good it leaves it mark.  It’s leaving you inside your own mind making up your own prequels and sequels.  It’s called imagination.  What we have become today is mass marketing.

We do it with not just movies, but everything.  Take food for instance.  You buy a nice whole chicken to roast for Sunday dinner.  Naturally there are left overs.  So what do we do, we make a sequel to Sunday’s dinner for Monday’s dinner.  How about roast chicken tacos, sounds good and not too much work.  There you have Monday’s dinner.  What about Monday’s leftovers?  What on earth do you do with leftover taco flavored chicken?  Have a sequel for Tuesday of Mexican casserole and make that Sunday’s roast chicken into a trilogy!  I guess sequels are in our blood.

When you’re not snacking on leftovers, you should try finding out about taking supplements that can help get your protein and energy and good stuff in-between your meal sequels.  Try whichsupplementswork.com and see what you can dig up.  Step outside of the sequels and see meals in a new light. Try this helpful site for even more info about some that can help with fat burning too.  Don’t worry, no sequels are involved.

Speaking of another medium for sequels, video games seem to be running the gamut.  Speedily too it seems.  It seems the game you’re playing and totally enjoying already has a sequel in the works that will be out before you’re even done with the first one.  How to keep up you may wonder if there are 2 sequels out and you’re still on the first one!  At least you know your series lives on and there will be more to discover albeit it a lot of backtracking to those who don’t start with the first game when the 3rd or 4th is already out.  How does one keep up?

Next time you get the itch to watch a movie, support originality a little and rent or go see a movie that doesn’t have a prequel or a sequel attached to it.  You might wind up being pleasantly surprised and find something a step out of the loop that trilogies and beyond seem to drive you into like a mindless zombie.  That is how they are treating you.  That you’re lining up to see the latest in what is turning out to be an endless movie with a beginning but no end in sight.  Don’t be a prequel or sequel zombie.  Try something fresh and new and find yourself amazed that there is more out there.  Think outside the box!


Four Things You Could do With a Cardiologists Payroll



Do you ever think the thought.  ‘ how much does a cardiologist can make a year‘ ? That’s nothing, though. It’ll only take the rest of us a few thousand years to catch up with incremental pay increased!

Anyway, considering I’ll probably never be a cardiologist (I haven’t the heart for it) I got to thinking about all the ways I won’t be spending the money I won’t be earning.

–       Buy a Tiger, or a hundred.

Nothing says I earn over a quarter of a million dollars quite like a large cat. And the best part? A Tiger cub *only* costs two and a half thousand dollars! Wahey! We can spend the rest on a cage, a fake rock for it to sit on, hey, maybe even a mate! Sure with those ridiculous prices why not buy a hundred of them! We’d still have change left over!

–       Buy a Boat for Your Boat

Sometimes a man just wants to sit in the open sea with his boat and his rod and chew tobaccy and think about nothing. And other times he just wants to settle that boat right into the belly of another boat. Because he can. Sure, a boat big enough to harbour another boat is going to cost quite a couple million, but once those tigers are sold to Chinese penis merchants, you’ll be raking in the money.

–       Buy a Country

Now that you have a boat for a boat, you need some place to store it. Sure there are ports you can rent, but you’re a cardiologist, dammit. Your ego can’t afford to be seen renting. So why not buy a port? Hell, why not buy a country? They’re going cheap these days since the global recession kicked in. Besides, you’ll have to have somewhere to hide from the Animal Cruelty gangs once they found out what you did to those tigers.

–       Buy a Person

Well, you’re living somewhere near the federation of Micronesia in the deep pacific on a small atoll with nothing but you, your boat-hybrid, and one stowaway Tiger named Adolf Catler. You’ve probably got a bit of change left over from last week’s open heart surgery on a ten year old, so why not invest it in a mail order bride? Thailand is only a hop skip and a jump away. Or boat over! Just don’t bring the tiger. They do weird things to tigers.

Thank all that is good and holy it isn’t 1930 anymore when it comes to housecleaning.

LONDON CLEANINGEver flip through channels and pass by the old school TV shows where it shows a housewife dressed up in a lovely dress, hair done, makeup on and with a vacuum in hand. 9 times out of 10 wearing heels. Looking at her cleaning then taking a look at my house and picking up the phone and calling one of the finest cleaning services in London since there is no woman that looks like that going to clean my house. Especially not me.

On days when I actually care what my house looks like which is few and far between, I prefer to dress for cleaning success. That means my old school AC/DC t-shirt, torn jeans, and sneakers. I guess that means I’m glad to be in the time period I am in now, because I would have been a disgrace to womanhood when it came to cooking and cleaning back in the day. I would have been shunned by the local women for not wearing my hairnet to keep every strand in place before my husband returned home from his day of work. There would be no perfect meal that I had slaved over all day in my dress and heels; otherwise known as daily house clothes back in the day. Not for me.

When I flip through the channels and see something like mentioned above I try to picture myself humming in my dress clothes as I vacuum the house. Picking up the coffee table easily with just one hand so I can vacuum underneath it as if it was a light as a feather which we all know it’s not. I always picture having a turkey roasting in the oven even though it’s nowhere near Thanksgiving and homemade mashed potatoes waiting for my family to sit to dinner in the evening.

I’d do all my cooking in my dress (of which I would be smart enough to wear an apron over to keep any food from getting on my clothes of course) and have a picture perfect Martha Stewart style designer table set up for dinner before my dream family of husband, 2 and a half kids (We’d lovingly call the half kid, Half Pint) came through the door. Oh, almost forgot, I’d have to run and change from my stylish day dress to evening dinner dress as fast as a superhero and be at the door to greet each and every member of the family with our obedient dog at my side while I passed out hugs and they made their way to the dinner table.

Life was different in those days, but in these days, it just takes a phone call and have a staff of housecleaners come and clean. They even get the spaces in-between. That’s right, I’m in the right time and am thankful for that. Once in a while it’s a treat to have someone come and do the fun work for me. Now, where’s my favorite rockin’ t-shirt?