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Bella’s first Bolts game

Yesterday was a great day for a matinee. The Tampa Bay Lighting were playing the Calgary Flames at Amalie Arena (which is just a few blocks from our condo). So it was a great time to bring Bella to her first game. First period. She was loving the energy of the crowd. The horn when the team scored a goal was too much for her little ears and she cowered in her seat. There was some coloring thanks...

We want our baby to arrive soon, just not today

Today would be a strange day for a birthday being Leap Year and all. I don’t think I know too many people with this birthday. But man, it must be strange to be born on Leap Year, er, Leap Day. Whatever you call it. My wife and I were talking about this. While the issue isn’t as critical when it comes to birthdays (since you can just celebrate yesterday or tomorrow), we figured there...

Funny thing happened on the way to work today

I was headed into work today and was hustling because I had to be in for an appointment. It was cold, so I (and others around me) were bundled up. I saw a guy walking toward the station and he may have been mumbling to himself. The guy looked a heckuva lot like John Tesh. You know the guy. Is it THE John Tesh? I couldn’t confirm. I was now walking directly behind him. He opened the door...

Blogging every day is no joke

When I set out to blog every, single day of 2020 as a New Year’s Resolution, little did I know how challenging it would be. Blogging every day is by no means easy. And when I started, I had about five ideas to talk about. Well, those burned up in the first week. So today, I’m behind, I’m out of ideas and I’m trying to go to bed. So alas, my topic is blogging every day and...

There was a nationwide Nest camera outage Monday

For some reason my Nest cameras crapped out for several hours Monday. I started cursing out my service provider thinking that they were the culprit. But believe it or not, there was a nationwide Nest camera outage Monday (Sorry, Spectrum). I just got an email from the company about the issue. They even put out a message online prior to the email. But kudos to Google for responding to ALL Nest...

Videoconferencing stock and Coronavirus connection?

I love Zoom. I use it almost daily for various types of meetings. In fact today at WFLA we used it to learn more about some software we may be using. But have you seen Zoom’s stock lately? A great blog I follow AVC pointed out a unique, possible connection between Zoom’s stock price in the last month or two and the recent developments with Coronavirus. If you had to travel overseas to...

How many Amazon packages do you get?

Welcome to Mount Amazon. Well, that’s what I like to call the mountain of cardboard near our door from the Amazon deliveries we receive. It’s gotten a bit out of hand. My question to you is, how many Amazon packages do you get? Would you say two per week? Five? Twenty? I’d say we get about one a day. Perhaps seven on average a week. That’s probably realistic. And these...

How to price your stuff to sell

I’ve been on a major binge lately. No, not with Merlot (although that wouldn’t be awful). But with selling stuff and making room in my storage unit. Many times it’s tough to determine how to price your stuff to sell. But there’s a super easy trick to get you in the ballpark. Today was a perfect example. I have an older iMac that I want to part with. It’s slower than...

A little baby scare and race to the hospital

Never good when your new, unborn baby decides not to move for the majority of the day. Such was the case yesterday afternoon when Tara notified me that the baby hasn’t been ‘her normal self’. In other words, she wasn’t karate kicking my wife and rolling around in her belly. This was an immediate concern and a race to the hospital. After reaching out to our nurses, they...

I’m joining the podcasting world

Podcasting has been all the rage in the last few years. I have to admit, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon early, if at all as I have plenty of other things to occupy my time. But now I’ll be joining the podcasting world through our non-profit FindJodi.com. I’ve talked about our FindJodi.com a bit in this blog. You can learn a lot more over on the website. But we recently added a...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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