Showing posts from May, 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 hyperlin…

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 phon…

$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 Cinema2013 Regal Summer Movie Express Three StoogesPG10am6/19Ice Age: Continental DriftPG10am6/25 - 6/26Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysPG10am6/25 - 6/26Parental GuidancePG10am7/2 - 7/3Mr. Poppers' PenguinsPG10am7/2 - 7/3Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedG10am7/9 - 7/10Monte CarloPG10am7/9 - 7/10RioG10am7/16 - 7/17CoralinePG10am7/16 - 7/17ParaNormanPG10am7/23 - 7/24Dr. Seuss' The LoraxPG10am7/23 - 7/24Big MiraclePG10am7/30 - 7/31Yogi BearPG10am7/30 - 7/31Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandPG10am8/6 - 8/7Racing StripesPG10am8/6 - 8/7Happy Feet TooPG10am8/13 - 8/14African CatsG10am8/13 - 8/14ChimpanzeeG10am