Archive for January, 2015

Today’s Vocabulary Word

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Hi Friends,

The multi talented Joy Ann has cut my hair for more than 10 years. It is cool getting your hair cut at home. No waiting line. No nasty old barber shop. No grumpy old barber and best of all no $15 price tag (plus $2 or $3 tip).

There are some disadvantages. For example, about the same time Joy Ann started cutting my hair I started wearing a telephone headset at work. Where the headset rests on the top of my head it causes my hair to stick up creating a cone. It is kind of like a mohawk or a rooster comb. A rooster comb is that thing that sticks up on a rooster’s head. Not that I am comparing myself to a rooster.

It is not a big deal but I have asked the sensitive Joy Ann to be careful when she is cutting that part of my hair. I have always believed that with a little more care the “cone”   caused by the headset would not be so noticeable.  The ever instructive Joy Ann has pointed out if I flattened my hair before I put on my headset there wouldn’t be a cone. I have been careful not to rebut her suggestion. You do not want your barber looking for retribution.

More recently I started going back to a regular barber. I found Jake at a nearby shop. Jake charges $14 and I still have the cone. Joy Ann is over cutting my hair but she is not over smirking when Jake’s hair cut did nothing to tame the wild and ever present cone. Today’s vocabulary word is “vindication.”

For some untold reason I have recently started parting my hair on the side. I use to brush it straight back.

Yesterday Joy Ann and I were standing outside around sunset. Holding hands with the sun at our backs our shadows stretched across the patio in front of us and in unison we noticed my shadow didn’t have a cone. For the first time in years I was without the cone. This changes everything!

You can change everything too with crystal clear 2 way radio communications.  Let us help you with your 2 way radio issues. We have helped hundreds of schools and business in all 50 states get the most of out of their 2 way radios. Call 2 Way Radio Express today at 239-601-1969.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

The Holy Grail of Audio Accessories

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Hi Friends,

I ride my bike most every day. I live a couple of blocks from the beach and I ride through the neighborhood down to the key and back to complete a circuit of 6.5 miles. Living in Florida lets me ride all year long.

Seldom does a week go by that I don’t notice a TV on the curb waiting for the recycle truck to come by. The TV’s I see are usually the huge box kind that were popular before flat screens were introduced. Many times people post signs announcing “TV Works Good.”

In the good old USA I suspect only 6 or 7 TV’s actually go bad in any year. The rest are thrown out because they are too big, or too small, or too thick. Electronics seem to last forever.

The real danger for electronics are flowing water and dirt. As noted by Jerry Seinfeld, “If you’ve got a t-shirt with blood stains all over it maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem right now.” If you are concerned about large amounts of water and dirt at your house or apartment you probably have bigger issues than TV picture quality.

Walkie talkies like TV’s are electronic equipment. Many of our customers are using radios they purchased more than 5 years ago and in some cases more than 10 years ago.

Two way radios don’t really go out of style. They have gotten smaller and most are using better batteries but fundamentally a 10 year old radio isn’t much different from a new radio.

So how do you keep a radio in tip top shape so it won’t fall harm to the perils of life?Two words, Ben. Audio accessories. Whether you are using a speaker mic or an earpiece, audio accessories let you leave the radio attached to your belt or waist band while you send and receive messages.

Because your radio stays attached to your belt there is less chance of dropping, or loosing or any number of other dangers to radio life. Audio Accessories are the holy grail of radio longevity. It is much better to wear out a $60 speaker mic than loose or drop a $300 radio into a toilet.

Give us a call. We offer a fabulous choice of audio accessories for every make and model two way radio. At 2 Way Radio Express we offer heavy duty accessories that come with a full 3 year warranty. Call us today at 239-601-1969 and let us help you save the life of your radios.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

I Love Bread

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Hi Friends,

I love bread. I especially love french or Italian baguette. The best bread is the simplest. The simplest bread has the few ingredients. Few ingredients means no preservatives. Baguettes usually have a one meal life expectancy. If you don’t consume the whole loaf it pretty much turns to stone by morning. But wait! I saw this tip from Sarah Moulton yesterday. Sarah runs cold water over the hard bread. Then wraps the baguette tightly in foil and puts it in a cold oven. Turns the oven on 300 degrees and heats the bread for 12 – 15 minutes. Remove the bread from the foil and continues heating the bread for 5 minutes. Woohoo! It is a fresh baguette.

Maybe you have some old radios that need batteries or fresh accessories. Give us a call at 239-601-1969. We can bring your old radios back to life.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

God Bless You Johnny Bench

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Hi Friends,

Nearly a year ago, the health conscious Joy Ann injured a leg muscle. Since that time her discomfort has eased and surged but has been consistently present. She describes the injury as inflammation and has tried all sorts of remedies.

Aspirin blocks the pain but is only temporary and has its own side effects. Heat treatments and ice pack treatments offer a little relief but are only practical when she is home. She has made dramatic changes in her diet to address the issues of inflammation but hasn’t gotten the comfort she is seeking.

Shortly before Christmas we were at the grocery store. We stopped in the healthcare aisle. We were considering the merits of pain relief ointments the likes of Ben Gay and  Absorbine Jr when what to our wandering eye did we find but Blue Emu.

We did not know anything about Blue Emu except we had seen Johnny Bench (the retired Cincinnati Reds ball player) on television as the spokesperson for this product.

Blue Emu comes in a small jar and sells for less than $6. The directions were simply rub some into the affected area. There were no side effects.

Two things happened: Blue Emu works and the effectiveness is so dramatic it has captured our interest in researching its other uses.

Blue Emu is a brand and is a specific formula of emu oil and other ingredients for pain relief. Emu oil is offered by other companies in other formulation for other uses.

Montana Emu Ranch offers 100% pure emu oil that can be used to treat burns, insect bites, acne and a host of other ailments. This stuff works.

I love it when a product does what it says it will do. If it had not been for Johnny Bench we wouldn’t know. God bless you Johnny Bench.

Two way radios work. Two way radios increase safety, boost efficiency and improve productivity in schools, businesses and government agencies. Dentist offices use 2 way radios. Factories use 2 way radios. Veterinarians and animal clinics use 2 way radios.

Give us a call and let us help you find the best 2 way radio equipment for your budget and application. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy. Call us at 239-601-1969 today.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer