Getting a Quarterly Spot Spraying & Checkup From Terminix

Terminix Trenton NJBugs have never really been a huge problem for me, more of a nuisance. A hatred of ankle-biting mosquitoes in the summer time.

Though the house I bought did have a cricket issue of them being in the wall, so that was fun. I believe I got someone to take care of them while patching the hold causing the problems.

But I feel like this is my first experience with regular bug treatments with a company like Terminix. That’s because my significant other has a plan with them that costs a minimal amount per quarter.

And I must say the outer pods are effective since I barely see bugs inside. It was only when I started dwelling in the basement (and we cleaned it) did a few more start coming.

The other day, Ibrahim Temur from Terminix came out to the house to do some spraying inside and out. He said the inside hadn’t been done in a while, so its a good thing it got done.

I was picturing a tent needing to be erected and evacuating to the backyard from the fumes. Turns out, it’s a small canister of spray and the area couldn’t be touched for 15 minutes.

Ibrahim, which must be Abraham in another language, was polite and thorough to ensure everywhere that needed to get hit did. If it keeps critters out for winter, it’s well worth the money.

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Throwback: Max Seibert’s Unique Ouija Board Business Card

Max SeibertI recently came across a business card that I enjoy that Max Seibert used to stand out while promoting his brand. It stands out to me because it’s a Ouija board.

I may like board games, but I’ve never used a Ouija board though I do remember having one briefly as a child. I was always skeptical of its capabilities of being a portal into the spirit world.

My cynicism came from my logical thinking that Ouija s a multiple-person board game (or board activity) where everyone has their hands on the planchette (aka the little pointer thing with the opening to indicate which letter is being communicated), so the odds are that someone is pulling on purpose or subconsciously.

But, I’ve watched some paranormal shows with my significant other that have shown some links between the use (or misuse) of Ouija boards and the spirit world. One particular case that stands out is where a girl & her sister mess with a board without properly finishing the ritual and that causes their home to be haunted.

I read some history about these boards and it actually started out as a parlor game and then the inventor had to sue a bunch of people who ripped off his idea. Eventually, Parker Brothers bought the rights from the guy’s estate and then Hasbro took over Parker Brothers.

My belief is that Ouija boards are not actually a portal to the spirit world because I feel as though that type of power would not be man made. I feel it had to have existed from the onset of whoever created the world. I think any “portal” that would open up the spirit world would already be open and the concept of a Ouija board may anger a spirit enough to haunt a location rather than the board itself.

Oh, and I’ve seen online reviews of the Ouija movies and they look awful.

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Sticks Cigars in Rahway NJ: Going to My 1st-Ever Cigar Bar

Sticks Cigars Rahway NJ

On a special occasion like celebrating a life event, I like to have a cigar. It's once in a blue moon, but I do enjoy it from time to time. I've never been to a cigar bar in my life, but was excited when my friend Jon wanted to do one for his … [Continue reading]

Experiencing the Unique Menu at Mascali Restaurant in East Northport NY

Mascali Restaurant East Northport NY

Eating out at new restaurants is always fun for me. It's especially enjoyable when you get to spend time with family. And it's even rarer when a family member is there who I haven't seen in over 20 years except once briefly at my grandmother's … [Continue reading]

How Arctic Air Conditioning Fixed a Most Unusual Issue

Sal Del're Arctic Air Conditioning

Knowing the AC doesn't work on a hot day really sucks. This happened one day recently and it was time to call somebody. But I didn't know anybody. Since I spent so much time at Home Depot getting paint to give the basement a new coat of paint (pun … [Continue reading]

Sampling 4 Treats From the House of Cupcakes Food Truck

House of Cupcakes

I'm not usually one to deviate to sweet food. I usually go for saltier snacks or desserts that aren't as sweet. However, I couldn't resist when I saw the House of Cupcakes food truck at the Edison Fall Family Spectacular. That's because I noticed … [Continue reading]

Another Move Down: The Good & Bad of My Most Recent Home Move

Tom's Automotive Service Old Bridge NJ

Moving day is always a stressful time since there are so many moving parts. But I doubt I've ever had a move as mentally taxing as this one. That's because there were a lot of layers to it. For one, I only had 3 days notice doe to my landlord … [Continue reading]

Throwback: Smoking Hookah & Eating Good at Persepolis Lounge & Grill

Persepolis Lounge and Grill

Taking a trip is all about having fun experiences. And I intended to make my one day in the city of Savannah, Georgia with my significant other just that when I went down to see her family for Thanksgiving last year. We spent the day doing a … [Continue reading]

Taking My 1st-Ever Painting Class at Wine & Design in Rahway NJ

Wine and Design Rahway NJ

I've never viewed myself as artistic. But my significant other recently found art as a passion of hers. She took in my passion of wrestling with open arms, so I decided to do the same with painting for her even though I was very intimidated by the … [Continue reading]

Finding Old Business Cards & Much More During the Home Packing Process

Old Business Cards

Packing can definitely be tough, especially if you intend on downsizing for the first time. That's the case for my move. I held onto a lot of things I brought into the house & got from the divorce since they were mine. But I know that I needed … [Continue reading]