We’re in Oklahoma this weekend so why wouldn’t we blog about cows, bicycles, and skydiving? Again, roll your mouse over the picture to see what the article is about and click through to read!
There are the obvious things you sign up for in marriage. Sharing a household means cooking an occasional meal for the other person, sometimes washing dishes you didn’t eat off of, and keeping your stuff off the floor. I don’t even mind you using my toothbrush now and then, and I’ll even wake up a little early to make you coffee some days. But marriage is such a tease. It lures you in, one cute fuzzy moment at a time, and then it asks you to give everything.
There are dreams you have as a brave 24 year old woman that don’t hold water in a marriage. Suddenly your nights of independence fly by in a blurry haze of grocery shopping and cooking and cleaning and work talk. And the cute little apartment you’ve always dreamed of having is shared with posters of athletes and smells like boy. And so you form a new dream. Except that you can’t form it on your own because you’re only one half of this intricate twisted mess that God has thrown together. And I’m rarely grateful for only one half.
Kyle dreams dreams of things I can’t understand, of doing things neither of us can put our fingers on. He has an incredible job that we’re both thankful for, but he longs to start something on the side, to grow and cultivate something real and good and true. And there is risk in dreaming, for when you find the one thing you’re meant to do, it requires your whole heart. To him, it’s an entire universe of possibility. To me it’s simply maddening. Why can’t he just want one steady job like a normal person? You didn’t marry him because he was a normal person. What if he wants to start a side business and we lose tons of money? It’s only money. Yeah but our kids! Our kids need diapers and clothes and food. You don’t even have kids. Stop being dramatic.
And he dreams a new dream every week.
“We should try this…” or “What if I started this company?”
I bet he hasn’t even prayed about this and that’s just not fair.
“I really want to write for a living. What if I just started writing for a living?”
Seriously? You just have readers sitting around ready to shell out dollars?
“What if we just sold all our stuff and moved to Georgia?”
Don’t say mean things. Don’t say mean things. Don’t say mean things.
Some days it’s fun to dream. And some days I just want to hold my breath and stomp my foot and stay right where we are. Yet I have a feeling that our dream will be ever changing, that some days it will be solid and some days a complete mess. But this is life, and it’s messy and sometimes scary and usually unpredictable. And so I trust in my husband to lead us in whatever direction the Lord takes him. While I work on being encouraging and uplifting and a much better wife than I am right now. God knew what he was doing when he made men the spiritual leaders. No, it wasn’t a misprint, no, he wasn’t just joking around, and no, I am not an exception to the rule. There is joy and freedom in that if only I will open my eyes.
Tomorrow will be a new struggle. But today, I follow you.
Were now nearly two years into the world of legal sports betting in the United States, and we have been lucky enough to have a number of our employees involved in the start-up and success of all of our new sites in different markets across the country.
As we were preparing to start up our second sportsbook on our newly formed “Tigers World” we had the opportunity to meet with a group of investment bankers in Denver, Colorado. They are all long time industry pros and they have seen a lot in this space. Over the course of our meeting I took the opportunity to ask them some of the questions you will see in this article. What is the average bet size? How many active online sportsbooks are out there? What types of bets have been the most popular? What are some of the common pitfalls of sports betting? And finally: What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of online sports betting? In this article I will answer each of those questions and more.
Bettors are “fearful” when it comes to sports betting because of all the gambling laws in the U.S. You are most likely to have a problem in this area if you bet on sports which aren’t covered by federal law. If you bet on an NBA game you may be charged state or local taxes even if you were given advance money for the game. Some states also allow you to keep a small amount of the bet after it is accepted, a situation known as tax refund betting. I’ve seen this situation a few times, including a couple in Nevada.
If you bet on the Indy 500 you may be charged for parking if you drive out of town. That’s just one example. If you bet on college basketball or other sports I would highly recommend researching the laws in your area to avoid the most common problems. Also check local laws and you can use my guide to Nevada’s gambling laws to research your specific situation.
Now, let’s dive into more specific issues facing gamblers.
Bounty Hunting – How it Works
If you want to find a group of gamblers who are willing to play your favorite game at a price you can’t refuse, the most popular place is a bounty hunter. Bounty hunting is a practice where a gambling site makes you deposit your winnings and then holds the money for you while you track down any other members of the group. The more players you find, the more money you can collect. While the sites that employ bounty hunters are usually legitimate companies, be wary of them if you have any doubt. Bounty hunting can be an attractive alternative to online casino games if you are looking for a safer bet.
Laser Engines – How They Work A laser is an electronic device that shoots a stream of plasma that generates a beam of light. Lasers are relatively safe as they’re extremely effective. In fact, they can blind other players, although it’s not recommended to use them unless you’re an experienced laser shooter.
Lasers are powered by a capacitor, which usually sits on top of the laser. When a player points their laser at the laser, a light will appear indicating that a connection is available. When this connection is made, a laser is fired at the targeted spot and this stream of energy is sent through the capacitor. As the capacitor is drained, the laser stops working. With just one capacitor, there’s no point to using a laser. Therefore, you must pay off your capacitor so that you can
Just keep in mind that there are many more sites where you can place your bets, one that has been extremely popular lately, is FanDuel. I encourage you to visit their website and get to know all the great options they offer.