Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I love getting comments on my blog. Occasionally I comment on other people's blogs. It's a good thing.

Most bloggers get spam, totally off-topic comments. We all deal with it. We just delete and carry on.

What gets irritating a nice valuable comments that contain links to someone else's website. When I post a comment on someone else's blog I don't put in links to my blog, website or business. It makes me come across as only posting to promote my own site. And when others folks do that on my blog it makes their perfectly good comment look like spam. And then that really nice comment never gets published.

Most blog sites have a box to input your website or blog when submitting a comment. That's where your website or blog should be posted. Adding relevant on-topic links to a different website, like for the American Heart Association website are okay as sometimes we want to share something that ties in to the post. However several hyperlinks back to the website or blog of the person making the post just screams SPAM.

So I just delete and carry on.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Can you operate an AED if you have a pacemaker or ICD?

I had a great question at a program I did for my local Mended Hearts chapter the other night.

Can a rescuer with a pacemaker or ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) safely operate an AED?

And the answer is .... Yes!

When I'm short on time my go-to source for answers to questions I'm not 100% sure on is one of the online instructor forums I belong to. There are a lot of really smart and knowledgeable folks in the group. One member even did a bit of research for me and provided this great link to Daily Living with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. She even called Medtronic to ask. I'll be updating this post when I have a chance to call them myself later today.

But AED's are safe and easy to use, even if the rescuer has a pacemaker or ICD.

5/17 update: I called Medtronic, the folks who make the Lifepack 1000 AED. AED's are safe to use by rescuers with a pacemaker or ICD. They don't have anything in writing on it, but the rep on the phone confirmed the safety of the rescuer.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

$1 Summer movies at Regal

Here's the 2013 line up for $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas. All films are on Tuesday & Wednesday beginning at 10am. I added the dates for the Newington Regal Cinema

2013 Regal Summer Movie Express
Week Title Rating Time
6/19 The Three Stooges PG 10am
6/19 Ice Age: Continental Drift PG 10am
6/25 - 6/26 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days PG 10am
6/25 - 6/26 Parental Guidance PG 10am
7/2 - 7/3 Mr. Poppers' Penguins PG 10am
7/2 - 7/3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G 10am
7/9 - 7/10 Monte Carlo PG 10am
7/9 - 7/10 Rio G 10am
7/16 - 7/17 Coraline PG 10am
7/16 - 7/17 ParaNorman PG 10am
7/23 - 7/24 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PG 10am
7/23 - 7/24 Big Miracle PG 10am
7/30 - 7/31 Yogi Bear PG 10am
7/30 - 7/31 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island PG 10am
8/6 - 8/7 Racing Stripes PG 10am
8/6 - 8/7 Happy Feet Too PG 10am
8/13 - 8/14 African Cats G 10am
8/13 - 8/14 Chimpanzee G 10am