Three Easy Steps to a Beautiful Wood Finish

Decorating with wood is a popular and economical way for you to make your home more beautiful, welcoming and comfortable.

Beautiful Wood Finish

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That’s because adding a colorful stain to unfinished furniture, restoring the sheen to old hardwood floors or bringing out the natural beauty of paneling and trim is easier than you might expect. Just follow these three simple steps for a beautiful wood finish:

Step 1: Prepare the Wood

Make sure the wood is ready to stain by first sanding it lightly in the direction of the grain with a medium grit sandpaper, followed by one with a fine grit. Tip: If the wood is soft or porous, then after sanding, use a pre-stain wood conditioner to prevent blotching. If you are using a water-based stain, be sure to use a pre-stain wood conditioner, regardless of wood species.

Step 2: Select and Apply a Wood Stain

Choosing a wood stain is a matter of personal preference and do-it-yourselfers have a variety of stains to choose from. Stains such as Minwax® Wood Finish™feature traditional wood tones, while Water-Based Stains (which includes 50 custom colors) allow you to select a stain color that coordinates with your decor. Tip: Before staining, always test the selected stain on a hidden area of your piece, or on scrap wood that matches the wood species of your project.

Step 3: Add a Clear Protective Finish

After staining, always top coat with a clear protective finish. It will protect the wood against water, household chemicals, food stains and everyday wear. Tip: To minimize brush marks and bubbles, “tip off” each section of your project before the finish dries. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and lightly run the bristles over the entire length of wood.

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Kundli Milan In An New Way.

Kundli milan which is also known as kundli matching plays a major role in every couples life before getting married, especially in hindu community. In India, especially among hindu community, while getting married they don’t think or gives more importance to the bond between the couples, qualification, looks, etc. but they will surely check out with kundli.

Kundli matching is an older custom in hindus which is being continued even today. It is believed that if the horoscope of both future bride and groom match perfectly then they will be having a perfect and happy married life but if incase they don’t match then either they will end up at divorce or frequent clashes i.e, in simple words they will have an unhappy married life.

Whenever there is a marriage proposal for a boy or girl, the family members would contact each others family, collects information about their name, job, education and then about their zodiac sign and birth chart. Even though both family liked the proposals they would totally rely on horoscope matching. If it will match then they will proceed the proposal and if incase they don’t then they end up the step of proposal even though they liked the proposal or family. There are many such couples or family members who ended their proceedings of marriage due to mismatching of horoscopes.

Arrival of new technology

If you have ever stepped in the Kundli matching then you may have noticed that different astrologers provide you different countings. Some exclaims that the both horoscope of bride and groom are matching perfectly and at the same time some says that they have mismatch horoscopes. This creates a total confusion for the family.

In the era of technology, when a traditional method doesn’t work then we prefer a technological help. For instance, while cooking if you don’t have the time or gets an unfinished mixing of foods manually, you tend to prefer a grinder or a hand mixer. Similarly, if you are facing the problem of confusion in horoscope counting and matching which has being created by different astrologers then directly connect with online kundli matching.

Kundli Milan

There are various websites and softwares which helps you in horoscope matching or counting. Instead of wasting money on traditional method, you can get the correct answer at cheaper cost. The only thing you need to do is create an account on any website of kundli and then check it out. Online kundli softwares provide you with various other facilities. From the time of birth to our death, horoscope plays an important role. If you want to create your birth chart, check your zodiac sign, gain information about your horoscope or zodiac sign, etc. can be done with the help of online kundali softwares.

Benefit of Kundli Matching

Other than matching their horoscopes, you can also gain a knowledge about their kundli matching with the help of their sun signs. According to the astrology, there are 12 zodiac signs which are divided into four categories. They are:-
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

As per vedic scriptures, people who are from same group of element can have a happy and comfortable life. If in case they are not from the same group of element they may have an uncomfortable and an unhappy married life. While starting from Aries to Pisces, star signs have a total of 78 various combinations for marriageable couples.

A kundali matching does not only mean about matching the same group of elements but it also includes nakshatra matching i.e, the stars of both couples should match, kuja dosha check i.e, mangal dosha, dasha sandhi dosha samay. The match points are given out of 36 points. If the matching counts get 18 or more then the star match is considered good. For that it is important to have a right horoscope. For the matching horoscope of both bride and groom, you need to have the star and rasi of both.

There are different steps in kundali milan. The above mentioned is the first step. The second step is considered as crucial and important part in marriages. The second step checks out the kuja dosha of both person. It is said that if only single person has the kuja dosha and the other does not then it will end up in death of the partner. The next two tests are related to the position of planets and its placements and also the study of other minor doshas.

Even today kundali matching is considered as an important part of every marriages in hindu community.

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Great Ideas For A Home Based Business Startup

Vacation times are meant for recharging your inner self and resting the time out. However, the productivity and economy should not stop when everything else is at a standstill. This the time when you should take some time from your daily routine and invest it in the home business that you are about to start.

Starting and running a business is not easy and therefore, effective means have to be used to set it up. When the startup is done effectively, the entire process will run smoothly. Following tips will offer you all the help in starting a new business and gear up your drive to make the most out of your business.

home based startup

Traditional home based business ideas are followed by almost everyone who wish to showcase their potential to the world. These ideas later prove to be very economical and increase the productivity of the business. Let us take a look.

Starting any home based business has its challenges as well as rewards. When you take a leap into the business world, you will realize the amount of hard work that it requires along with dedication. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the right guide so that your efforts do not go in vain.

Things you should know before you establish

Are you capable of sitting in the same place for hours or work from the same area every day? If the answer is yes, then you are all set with the baby steps to venture on the journey of being a business owner. And if you are interested in astrology then you can start own kundli matching services with the help of Kundli Software available in the market.

Make a list of all the possible places where your business can begin. All the necessary arrangement for the startup should be made before the business has started. This will let you a clear steer about the entire situation and offer a better handling option.

Starting a home business requires a lot of time and dedication. Therefore, you will have to consider about the decision of your family members too. This factor is extremely important as you cannot stop the business once it has begun expanding in full swing.

Weigh the pros and cons before you get into the world of business. This has to be done way before you even think about doing a business. Every business start up comes with a lot of responsibilities that have to be meticulously fulfilled.

Launching a home business becomes easier if the person has a knowledge about the right amount of money and resources that are needed in it.

Things to consider when you start a business:

When all the necessary precautions before establishing the business, you might have already gathered the idea of the products that you are bringing to the market. If you still have not thought about it, make sure you do a planning to decide what kind of products will bring you all the attention of the buyers.

Choose something, which can be productive and is your hobby too. If you choose to showcase the talent through your hobby, you will not get bored of managing all the things. Exploring various things and ideas is also a key, but it is recommended to choose the one that best fits your time and budget as well. This will help you in deciding the things that will make the business sound and grant continuous success too. Use the following resources to get a kick-start in your business.

Obtain a checklist of the things that you wish to introduce into the business.
Get planning ideas to lay out the business in a better way so that you can move in steps to get hold of better ideas in future.
Take a note of all the laws that are laid by the Government in your area and make a note of the ones that you have to follow while working on your business ideas.
Get ideas by reading various business magazines and develop a plan for your business too.

Every business start up requires a boost-list that will keep you motivated and on the run for success. Therefore, make sure that you have one ready in hand to read and keep you in the drive for a long time.

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Scofield — The Birthday Countdown. Er… Count-up. Part One.

I was born in 1982.

Shocker, right? I’m the pup at BGTN. This May 25th, I will leave behind my child and young-adult hood and become a full fledged thirty-something. By hitting 30, I assume it’s time to worry about stuff like IRAs, a 401k, arthritis and baby aspirin for heart attack prevention.

My favorite thing about old people is their stories. I love listening about “when I was younger” tales from my father, grandfather and their friends. My life hasn’t really been exciting, but shit has happened.

Specifically movies.

Scofield

The headmaster of BGTN, Professor X, likes to tout 1977 as the best year ever. Well, I can’t speak to that. I wasn’t alive then. It may have been rockin’. But I can tell you that I’ve watched movies my whole life. Movies that I shouldn’t have watched, being as young as I was. So I present you with a five-part special. These are the best movies of my life… by year. Enjoy.

Years 1-6 (1982 – 1987)

1982 – I was born. So was THX sound. This was an advancement year for movies. You all remember hearing that “WHAAAAAAAAAAA” for the first time when presented with THX. So at least my birth was in good company.

As far as films go, ’82 was a good year. There’s some real stars there. Of course, X would want me to pick Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. But I won’t. No, brothers and sisters, Sco’s movie of 1982 isBlade Runner.

Now, you know of our mutual love of Blade Runner here at BGTN so I won’t go into all the gushy details and sound like a fanboy (yet again). But it truly is Ridley Scott’s finest hour. Yeah, even overAlien. If you haven’t seen the film yet, there’s no reason not to go to the store right now and buy it. 1983 – My first birthday was marked with the arrival of my cousin. On the exact same day. Goddamn, there’s nothing like having your first birthday overshadowed by the “new kid in town.” Then you have to check janam kundli of that kid. It’s not gotten any better since.

1983 in film was landmarked by having more R rated films released than any previous year. That’s what cocaine will do for an business.

And we all know how well the MPAA does their job…

Released this year were some big time films. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, WarGames, and Risky Business all came out in 1983. But to two-year-old Sco and his now fatter, balder self, one movie from this year stands out the most. Yeah, I picked something over Star Wars. But it wasn’t Empire, my favorite, so don’t judge me.

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Without this film, the words “Wally World” wouldn’t mean anything. It made the prospect of a cross country road trip seem fun. Sure, it sucked for ol’ Clark, but, dammit, the man showed determination. This is the best Lampoon film ever, followed VERY closely by Christmas Vacation.

1984 – I was balls deep into my terrible twos. Which apparently involved falling into a lit kerosene heater (still have that scar) and drinking from any unattended beer can that my parents or their friends left laying around (no, the burn wasn’t because I was drunk).

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1984 brought some changes to the movie industry. Walt Disney founded Touchstone Pictures to release non-Disney appropriate films. Tri-Star Pictures (founded as a joint venture of HBO, CBS and Columbia Pictures) released its first film. Also, the beloved MPAA added the PG-13 Rating to its rating repertoire in response to some of the releases this year. Hits of the year were Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins and The Karate Kid. Shit that shouldn’t have been released this year: ANOTHER Star Trek movie, Star Trek III: The Search for SpunkPurple Rain and Footloose.

My pic of the year is a classic. It should be able to be quoted by anyone who considers themselves a Sci-Fi fan. Who you gonna call, motherfuckers?

I’ll always stand behind Sci-Fi comedies. They go well together. And 1984’s Ghostbusters is brilliant. The original concept and script that Dan Aykroyd brought to Ivan Reitman was completely different, when he told Aykroyd that the idea was sound but the budget wasn’t available, Dan and his buddy Harold Ramis (2 years in a row, bitches) went to Martha’s Vineyard and rewrote the film in a bomb-shelter. Heh. Awesome. You want some reasons to watch this flick?

Zuul.

Sigourney Weaver looking hot when she’s possessed.

The Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man.

And…

Bill Fuckin’ Murray.

1985 – I was rounding my toddler years. Three years old found me very light brown / blonde headed and skinny. Heh. I’m pretty sure I was switched when I was six.

1985 in film saw Roger Moore step down from the role of James Bond after 7 years. He was replaced by… well it doesn’t matter, because none of them have been as good as Roger Moore or Sean Connery. Yep, even Daniel Craig. The big hits of the year were Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Rocky IV and The Color Purple.

Scofield’s pick for best movie of 1985 goes to….

WHO RUN BARTERTOWN?!? I love me some post-apocalypse flicks. I won’t say that Thunderdomeis as good as Road Warrior, but it’s a damn fine choice for 1985. I assume that if the shit gets bad before I’m dead that this is EXACTLY how society will devolve. Look at any riot. Hell, 20 years ago today, the LA riots turned a city into a fuckin war-zone and that was just because some people were pissed. Imagine if government and life as we know it fails. Better get to your chainsaw before the other guy… Ladies and Gentlemen… dyin’ time’s here.

1986 – I was four. I’m pretty sure I could wipe my own ass, read and tie my shoes at this point. I was a smart cookie. In movies, the two biggest schmucks that I’ve ever had to listen to got their first syndicated show. Siskel and Ebert went on a many year run of uninformed, biased, bullshit reviews. They’re assholes. Or were. Whatever.

IT STINKS.

Popular films of this year included PlatoonCrocodile Dundee, ANOTHER GODDAMN STAR TREKMOVIE (The Voyage Home), and Aliens.

My pick? You may have heard of this film… You may have even seen X and I battling about it on Twitter. He doesn’t respect it. He should. So should you…

That’s right, goddammit, TOP GUN. Sure, Tom Cruise is all batshit crazy now. Kelly McGillis turned out to be a lesbian and now helps addicts and alcoholics at a half-way house, Val Kilmer is fat and Goose (Anthony Edwards) is doing movies that literally NO ONE sees (a British film Motherhoodsold 11 tickets on opening weekend for a Box office total of 88 GBP), but they were all on the top of their game here. My sister recorded this film off of HBO and I’m pretty sure I watched it over and over on that VHS until the sound was wonky and the picture would jump. I can quote every line. So eat it.

1987 – I’m officially school-aged. I’m already learning bad words and that girls are the devil. In theaters, nothing much happened. There was a record set at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago that saw The Cure For Insomnia become the longest running movie in history (Running Time: 5,220 minutes, or 87 hours, or 3 days and 15 hours). Popular films were Fatal Attraction,Good MorningVietnamMoonstruck and Dirty Dancing.

To me, the best movie of 1987 is…

These two played so well together. The movie was and still is one of my favorite “Buddy Cop” style films. It’s well written, well acted and made me want to be a cop. But a cool cop, like Gibson’s Riggs. The awesome bad-guy cast includes Mitchell Ryan and Gary Busey. Damn, I could watch this movie and the follow-ups as well. Gibson may be a crazy fuck, anti-Semite, woman beater now, but back then, he was cool enough to warrant Eric Clapton playing guitar for his “theme”. That’s bad as fuck.

So there we have it, on my way to childhood. Join me next time as I finish out the 80’s and run into the 90’s. Oh boy.

~Scofield

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Regarding Elders Keep: A Writerly Announcement

Hi, everybody.

After talking to a lot of you, I have come to the realization that you folks like real books. You like the feel of paper, the sensation of turning pages, that “new book” smell.

I have to admit that I’m a little surprised by this. After all, I’ve been hearing for years that print is dead and the death of the physical publishing industry was imminent. When I started putting the Tales from the Keep up for sale, I avoided hard copies of them, thinking no one would want them.

golden cydia minecraft

I was wrong.
Hang around. I’ll probably be wrong again at some point.
Armed with this new information, I’ve decided to do something special.

I’ve been working on Golden Cydia Minecraft an anthology for a while, which I was planning to release in November. Now, I think what I’ll do is combine that anthology with the previously released Elders Keep stories. For the first time, all of the Elders Keep stories will be available from Amazon as a physical book.

That’s the four Tales from the Keep, previously published electronically, and three (possibly four) heartwarming stories about holidays in the Keep, in a hard copy format you can place on your bookcase to cherish for all time.

More information will be disseminated (and you can’t tell me that’s not a funny word) at my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed. Here’s a hint: the hashtag will be #BlackFriday.

That’s all for now, Loyal Fanbase! Thanks for your support.

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Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.

It’s a Fuck Yeah, Friday and we’re going to celebrate with some music you need to hear!

Well, you don’t need to, really. I’m not the judge of what you need to do.

But if you would enjoy some of the rock and roll musicks, then here is some of that, for you.

Shivering Window’s “Video Store Girl” is a cool, blue piece of paranoia. It’s not exactly shoegaze, but it has a lo-fi swirl that gets into your head effectively.

Would you like some metal today? Check out Mycelium Construct, with their mathcore dissonance and screamy delicious vocals. Weirdly beautiful at points, painfully harsh at others.

Punk power pop? Hell, yeah. This is like everything you liked about the music of the Aughts without all the crap. It’s awesome, concentrated.

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X’s List O’ 5ive–Maid Madness

We had a busy weekend and when the busy-ness was over, the Cootiebug and I didn’t feel like doing a thing. We spent our Monday watching shitty movies, playing Angry Birds and making short trips from the couch to the kitchen and back. The living room is strewn with empty cups, chip bags and clothes. It would be nice to have someone to clean up after us once in a while, you know?

It’s hard to find good help these days though, or so I hear. Nonetheless, I’ve made a short list of people who exemplify what I’m looking for. If you fit these qualifications and don’t mind being paid in witty one-liners and the occasional dinner of beenie-weenie, feel free to apply.

5.) Alessandra De Rossi as Rosa in The Maid

Rosa is a sweet little Filipino girl who accepts a job in Singapore, working as a maid for the Teo family. She needs the money to pay for an operation her brother desperately needs. The family she’s working for is nice and all, but Rosa has the misfortune of having arrived during Ghost Month, the time of year when spirits break the veil and roam about freely. By the way, what really did happen to the girl Rosa replaced?

Rosa would be a wonderful maid for us because she is good at dealing with weird situations, such as things moving by themselves, money suddenly disappearing and having to deal with malevolent spirits that live in the closet. I’m not saying we have any of that going on here, but it never hurts to be prepared.

4.) Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein

Frau Blucher! The name itself makes horses whinny in terror. As keeper of Castle Frankenstein, she was responsible for not only running a huge household, but for keeping all of its secrets. When heir to the lab Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) shows up to reclaim the family castle, Frau Blucher must expand her skill sets to take care of the extra people and manage the strange goings-on.

Frau Blucher would be ideal for us. She’s a heavy smoker, she’s good with animals and she plays the violin! I wonder if she knows any Kansas? She also seems like she could pound out some excellent German food for us. We’re always up for a good schnitzel.

3.) Rudolf Schundler and Gina Petrushka as Karl and Willi in The Exorcist

This old couple have seen it all. It’s implied that Karl was a Nazi during World War II, a statement he vehemently denies. They have a decent life post-war, working as domestics for a famous actress, her assistant and her twelve year old daughter. They get to meet famous people and work at swanky dinner parties thrown by their employer. But children always cause a little bit of trouble, and there’s the occasional need to scrub urine out of a rug or clean up some green projectile vomit. Sometimes you have to tie a kid to a bed in an unnaturally cold room. It happens.

Devotion is the earmark of these two. It wouldn’t matter what kind of horrible shit we threw at them. They would just smile and take it, smiling and deferring to us the whole time. Karl would remind us that there are no rats in the attic, then they would retire to their quarters while Cootie and I break out the leeches and train a new submissive. The next morning, they would make us coffee and clean up the blood without saying a word. Perfection!

2.) Patricia Quinn as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Like Frau Blucher, Magenta is used to taking care of a castle, so our little apartment should be easy to handle. Hell, she would probably turn us down for being too vanilla. After all, Cootie and I don’t have transsexual fashion parties with musical interludes. I’m not trying to create life in the laboratory. We don’t often serve humans for dinner. We’re so boring.

But if she would take the job, I’d be okay with that. We would even find some room for her brother, Riff-Raff. What would be fun for me would be finding long red hairs in the bathroom and trying to figure out if they belonged to Magenta or Cootie. Maybe Magenta could do Cootie’s makeup once in a while. They would be close to twins. Maybe they would let me take pictures of them together for a couple of hours before I… before I told Magenta to go clean something up. Or something. Yeah. That.

1.) Anna Stoppi as Iris in Buio Omega

Iris is a lovely woman who would do anything for her employer. This includes using voodoo to kill his fiancee. Maybe that wasn’t his idea, per se, but she believed she had his best interest at heart. She also excels at getting rid of human bodies and cooling some of the more extreme meats out there. A real gourmand, that Iris.

Obviously, if Iris were our housekeeper, we’d eat like kings. It’s probably best that we not ask too many questions about the origin of the meat,  but I’m sure it would be damned good. Iris would be fiercely loyal to me, too. Cootie, perhaps, not so much. Iris has some jealousy issues, but maybe we could get past those and just be one happy family. Hmmm… doubtful. Okay. Keep Iris away from the mojo bag. Got it.

Well, dammit. Who’s going to clean my apartment now? Guess I’ll drag my lazy ass off the couch and start putting some shit away. Unless you want to come over and help. I’ll whip up some beenie-weenie real quick.

-X-

Oh, Hey! Look At These Bloody Tits! – Dream Home

Meet Chou-Chou Zhu. She’s a whore.

Well, not in real life. Then again, maybe she is. I’ve never met her. I’ve only seen her in the movie Dream Home, in which she plays a whore. And judging by the way she’s taking that bed slat down her throat, she’s probably worth all the money they paid for her.

Oh, wait… is that sticking out of the back of her head?

Uh, you’re doing it wrong. And somehow it’s so, so right.

Hit the jump for extremely NSFW imagery.

Chou-Chou Zhu carefully ponders the housing crisis in Hong Kong in Dream Home.
-X-

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