Champion Yourself, Dad’s.

Dad’s, you are important in your children’s lives. You have a great opportunity to be a part of their growing up. Remember your value as a vital role in the family. Many of us go to work and come home to cook dinner, deal with the pets and then help out mom with the kids. It’s tiring, but enjoy those moments.

Champion yourself as the father and husband you are to your family. They count on you to provide and help with the day to day operations in the home. Stay healthy and strong. Develop a foundation that you can anchor to when life gets tough and find refuge in the sweet moments. Be proud of your accomplishments in life and for what you have been entrusted with.

You are important. You are a Champion. You are Dad, Husband, Provider. You are You. Take hold of this encouragement and remind yourself of the blessings that you have. It’s all worth it. It’s wonderful and it’s just for you.

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A note of encouragement.

If you would like to leave an encouraging note, scripture verse or even prayer for Sydney, Annistyn, myself and our families while we are in Little Rock, Arkansas at Children’s Hospital with our daughter Annistyn who was recently born with congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot, leave us a comment below! Your love and support means so much to us!!!

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:3-6

Google Assistant Commands

I am going to create an updated list of my favorite Google Assistant Commands for the Google Home and AIY Voice Kit for the Raspberry Pi 3.

Note: Some of these commands require a Google Chromecast, Phillips Hue Light Bulb, TP-Link Smart Bulb and Smart Plug.

Okay Google..

Or

Hey Google

“What time is it?”

“Turn off the living room lamp”

“Turn off the bedroom lamp”

“Make coffee”

“Can you rap?”

“What is the current temperature?”

“Is it going to rain tomorrow?”

“Play King Kong on Netflix”

“Play 90’s Rap on Spotify”

“Tell me a joke”

“Flip a coin”

“Do you like Alexa?”

“Are you friends with Siri?”

“Make me a sandwich”

“Tell me the latest news”

“Tell me the latest technology news”

“Cast a die”

“Set the alarm”

“Let’s play a game”

Black Friday Deal! Samsung Wireless Charger Review. 📱

On Black Friday, I purchased a Samsung Wireless Charger on Ebay. This is a QI Standard Pad Type charger that I came across on the front section of the Black Friday deals on Ebay. While this isn’t a new product or even something I desperately wanted, I went ahead and bought it because it was only less than $10.00. I will probably end up using it at work more than anything. 

It arrived yesterday from New York and I immediately unboxed it and plugged it in to my Samsung Fast Charge wall adapter and cable. I can’t remember if that’s the original one that came with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or the one we bought at Walmart this summer in Texas, but they are both official Samsung products. There are fakes out there so beware. I did some research on this charging pad and from what I can tell it’s also an official Samsung product. Like I said, you do have to plug this pad into your wall adapter, then lay your phone on top. Once it detects your phone, it will light up blue so that you know it’s charging. The light is annoying at night, especially sitting on my glass top lamp night stand. It didn’t fast charge, which is why there is another version made for fast charging, I have used one before when the Galaxy S8 came out. If I am really in a hurry and need a quick charge, then I will just plug my cable directly into my phone, but for something on a desk, I find the pad type charger a convenient solution. I don’t always like fumbling for a cable, especially at night. While I sleep, I don’t mind a slower charge and I like that the light turns green, letting you know that it is finished charging. I would say it took 2-3 hours to get from 60% to 100%. Once I noticed it was finished, I took it off the pad, which was sometime during the middle of the night. When I woke up I was back at 87%.

Honestly, for the price, I think this was a great buy. I have seen them originally sell for around $40.00. You can purchase newer models that include Fast Charging for twenty-something dollars but I liked the $10.00 price tag and free shipping. The seller was very fast and shipping was updated often so I could track it. I will post a link to the seller as well. I believe they have some of these left. Normally I don’t purchase Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, but this was something I didn’t want to pass up. I can always use this somewhere or even let my wife use it. I also like that I can keep my Spigen case on my phone while it charges. This is a pretty cool peice of technology and I would advise checking it out.

Link to seller on Ebay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F111839821590

Until next time, 

James Virgil Boggs 

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Product review: Beardbrand Four Vices Mustache Wax. 

Well, we are half way through Movember. You know what that means. The Mustaches are growing! I am actually rocking a beard that I have been growing for about a month. I did trim up quite a bit last week but my mustache was completely shaven on Halloween night. The full beard is even now and this morning I trimmed up the edges of my mustache in preparation for my Mustache Wax that I received from Beardbrand this afternoon. I slightly disconnected the mustache from the goatee but left stubble. I wanted to be able to focus more on the mustache. I am thinking about rocking the Beardstache later on this winter.

This blog post is about the mustache wax, so let’s get into it! First off, I am a HUGE FAN of Beardbrand. I love the videos from Founder Eric Bandholz as well as Carlos Costa, Jeff Buoncristiano and Greg Berzinsky. They put out a slew of information on growing beards as well as fostering a style of the urban beardsman. I don’t grow the greatest of beards, but I definitely follow their philosophy of growing what you got!

 I signed up for emails from Beardbrand and every day I would receive new information and videos. At the end of the ten days, I was eligible to receive their Four Vices Mustache Wax for free with a promo code! I added the product to my cart as well as one of the free digital posters they offer. All I paid was $4.99 for shipping and received my wax within a week.

As I opened the package, I found the mustache wax and a vinyl Beardbrand logo sticker. The Mustache Wax didn’t have as much scent as I expected but it was noticeable and not did not deter me away. I enjoy that it is packaged like a tube of chapstick. It fits easily in the pocket for on the go. Much better than the traditional round canisters I’ve purchased in the past. I also like the black and gold labeling. This is a medium hold with natural ingredients like lanolin, cera flava and simmondsia chinensis oil. Not something I’m really familiar with but definitely more premium than other brands I’ve tried. This mustache wax is very easy to apply. Just scrape wax with fingernail and warm between the fingers. I find that it’s very soft and tames those unruly two week old hairs. I notice a slight smell when wearing it, but again not too strong, just enough fragrance to notice it. This is the first product that I have purchased from Beardbrand and I am not at all disappointed. 

I definitely recommend this company and that you subscribe to their YouTube channel. Beardbrand is changing the way Beardsman are viewed by society. I will link a video to one of the videos from Eric Bandholz with the mustache wax. 

https://youtu.be/kovbioAokpU

Beardbrand 

Movember Donation Page 
As they say at Beardbrand,

“Keep on Growing and Beard On!”

Until next time, 

James Virgil Boggs 

@jboggs222 on Twitter

@virgilboggs on Instagram

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