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Watch “Buffalo : 716 Canalside and Erie Basin Marina” on YouTube

Please check out my new video by clicking the link above. You can also check out my other videos on my Youtube Channel : Coffeebeanz

This video features pictures and video clips of Canalside and Erie Basin Marina. These are two of my favorite spots to visit in Buffalo. There are water activities, boat rides, food, ice cream, flowers, architecture and plenty of activities for everyone. There are plenty of family friendly games and events as well. Go check out my video and thanks for stopping by.

Deals, deals and more deals: Amazon Prime Day

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Get on over to Amazon during Prime Day and check out those deals. Get yourself a Kindle today. I got these for my kids during the last Prime sale. They love them and you can’t beat that deal. You can pick up a case or memory too. Please clicks the link above if you are interested in these deals. Thanks for stopping by.

Prime days is coming

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Click the link to get a discount on a Prime membership. Personally, I love my Prime membership. I have had it for about 4 years now, I think. It really gives you fabulous savings and Prime video is awesome too. It is well worth the money just for the savings on shipping. If you want to save and you love Amazon, click that link and get your discounted membership now. Thanks for stopping by.

Watch “Food: Sweet and Savory” on YouTube

This video contains a sampling of my food pictures on my instagram. I am getting better with my photos as time goes on. Natural light is the best tool, I have found. That is probably something I should have learned early on but I am no professional, just an amateur. Please check out my video and thanks for stopping by.

Whatever happened to freedom of speech and how social media used to be?

Ok …so I feel like social media has gotten out of control because there are so many bullies behind the computer these days. If someone posts or reposts something and you don’t like it, you can IGNORE it. Shocking concept to some folks but not everything in life goes how you want it. We are not living in your little world ,as you see it. Believe it or not ,other people have opinions and they don’t always match yours. I can admit some posts infuriate me ,but then I come back to reality and say to myself, do I need to argue over this or is this post merely someone’s opinion? If it’s against my moral fiber to the point I can’t be friends with this person, then I delete or block said friend. I have come to the conclusion that social media is as much a curse as it is a benefit to me. We are too obsessed with being plugged in every minute of every day. Also ,I am so beyond irritated with people being extremely rude or nasty online about things they would never have had the gull to say to your face. This sense of, I can say whatever I want, when I want and you have to accept every bit of it because anything goes now a days ,and you can’t tell me I’m wrong because I can pursue you legally for hurting my feelings or disagreeing with me. This is the climate out there on social media. Even celebrities aren’t immune anymore from the everyday average Joe blasting them on social media. There is also this culture of people who take advantage of the good people out there by asking for money and attention for their alleged sick children or relatives. I’m all for helping when the cause is legit but don’t pimp out your kid or someone else’s under the guise of charity or anything else. The upside to social media is meeting up with old friends and family and connecting with new people or coworkers and the like. This can sadly also be the downside since you can lose your job or family member over comments on Facebook or Twitter and so on. I think it’s great for folks who aren’t able to get out much or can’t speak or getting to see you grandchildren overseas or family out of state. I just think we need to tweet or post more responsibly and more lighthearted things. Stop the cyber bullying and catty nonsense. It’s a stressor I don’t need in my life. I’m glad I can just block folks at will sometimes but should it be so easy to block someone from your life that easily? Also when someone makes a comment ,you don’t know how someone meant it, and folks read emotion into it that maybe wasn’t there. The next thing you know , you are getting put on blast for the world to see how horrible of a person you are. People don’t talk it out with each other, but instead, get all of their social media friends to rally with them and mouth off to the offender in question like a group of bullies. After so much arguing and blocking and unblocking, you find out you were wrong and it was a miscommunication. I guess we have forgotten how to communicate with others, I mean really talk to each other and just relate. Where are the social skills people? Do they still teach empathy and such in school? I know this topic has had numerous articles and press about it but I just wanted to vent as well. If you have any thoughts or opinions, please feel free to comment. Thanks as always for reading my blog.