Saturday, December 26, 2015

Do You Say "Car-ml" Or "Car-a-mel"? - Capell Flooring and Interiors

You can often tell what part of the country a person is from by their pronunciation.  It turns out that – for certain words – there’s a distinct regional preference.
For example, what do you call the small crustacean, relative of the lobster, which can be found
throughout North America?
Depending on where you live, this creature may be known as “crayfish”, “crawfish” or “crawdad”.  People in the northeast favor “crayfish”, those in the south prefer “crawfish”, while “crawdad” may be heard in pockets of the central and western states.
What you put on to go to bed at night might be “pajamas” where the second syllable sounds like “jam”, but only if you live in Canada and the north and western US.  If you live in the south and east, the second syllable sounds like the “a” in “father”.
Someone in the Midwest or Canada might request “pop”, for much of the US it’s “soda”, but the Deep South ask for it by brand name.
As to “car-ml” and “car-a-mel”, those of us in Canada and the eastern third of the US prefer three syllables, while those in the rest of the continent lean toward two!
 How do you say it? :)
      Your friend,               
     Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Top 10 Uses For the Internet - Capell Flooring and Interiors

There’s more web surfing than ever in the world these days.  It’s hard to believe we’ve gone so far down this road that 25 years ago most of us didn’t even know existed!
Here are the latest figures from the International Telecommunications Union, which has been in business for over 150 years:
“New figures released by ITU today (May 2014) indicate that, by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally.”
So what are all these people up to when they’re online?  Here – without delay – are the top 10 uses for the internet, as reported by
1.     Social networks
2.     ?
3.     Email
4.     Online video
5.     Search (general research)
6.     Online games
7.     Blogs
8.     Online radio
9.     Online newspapers
10.   Online magazines
What’s number 2?  It’s the ever popular “Other”!
Thanks for reading! Good luck slipping in some last minute Christmas Shopping and have a great weekend!
      Your friend,
     Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
P.S.  I have been blogging again, and I have tackled the topic of Star Wars from this week's release of Episode 7 - read all about it by clicking here or looking at the attachment below.  Enjoy! 



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Vitamins - Capell Flooring and Interiors

We all know about vitamins, but often forget which does what and where they come from.  Here’s a simple list to help you keep them straight.
Vitamin A
Good for:  vision, skin, bones, cell growth and immune system
Found in:  colorful fruits and vegetables like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, sweet red peppers, mangoes
 and dried apricots; also found in liver, tuna and whole milk.
Deficiency:  night blindness, compromised immune system (vitamin A deficiency is unusual in developed countries)
Vitamin B
A spectrum of vitamins including thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, B-6 and B-12
Good for:  formation of red blood cells, deriving energy from food
Found in:  fish, poultry, meat, eggs, dairy, whole grain breads & cereals
Deficiency:  anemia, skin problems
Vitamin C
Good for:  maintains immune function, benefits many bodily systems
Found in:  fresh vegetables and fruit, especially citrus fruit
Deficiency:  gingivitis, impaired healing, scurvy
Vitamin D
The “sunshine” vitamin
Good for:  bones, teeth
Found in:  fish & fish oil, egg yolk, beef liver, cheese; made by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight
Deficiency:  rickets, bone pain, muscle weakness
Vitamin E
Good for:  antioxidant, protects against heart disease and age-related eye disorders
Found in:  spinach, almond, avocado, squash & pumpkin, broccoli, olive oil, sunflower seeds, eggs, nuts
Deficiency:  hemolytic anemia (unusual in developed countries)
Vitamin K
Good for:  blood clotting, protein modification
Found in:  dried thyme, basil & parsley, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, olive oil
Deficiency:  raises the risk of excessive bleeding,
But if some is good, more is not necessarily better; taking extra amounts of A or E can lead to overdose, and some like K can produce dangerous drug interactions.  So before taking supplements, make sure to clear it with your doctor. 
A healthy diet and sensible sun exposure should fill most if not all of your dietary requirements.  

     Your friend,
     Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
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