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Joel’s Outrageous ice cream cookie sandwich (sliders) 

Let’s start out by saying this is totally delicious! The Cookies are soft baked and loaded with flavor! The half dipped chocolate makes it rich with flavor! The ice cream is like fresh vanilla and is also full of flavor! The rich creamy ice cream is bursting with flavor and all the flavors together give it a truly layered flavor. 

My only gripes are the size they call it a slider to justify it being smaller, but that doesn’t work! I wish it was bigger for the price! It’s around $4. 

The owner is making multiple flavors! He said chocolate chip mint is coming soon! 

He should roll it in mini chocolate chips like a chipwich! 

I’ve never had a cookie where all the elements were loaded with flavor by themselves! Usually the ice cream is rich and the cookie is dry and sucks or the cookie is rich and the ice cream is plain! 

If you want a burst of flavor and the best thing since chipwich you must track these down! 

They are amazing!!!

-http://outrageouscookiedough.com/

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Product Review: OneTigris Tactical Service Dog Vest

This is a nicely made vest except for the handle. It seems too thin and flimsy. 

I have mixed feelings about this vest. It is hard to put on Roger as he is always amped up when it is time to go out. The first harness went over his head this one is a little harder because of where the clips are. 

However it does look more comfortable for him and it looks to be more secure. Partly due to the smaller clip size. It does bunch up on him and doesn’t always lay flat like the picture. 

Later this spring I will be reviewing a new harness with cobra buckles. What is a cobra buckle? 

Stay tuned and you will find out! 


Product Review: Pet Products – Good2Go Green Anorak Coat


This jacket looks awesome and military like and can possibly be reversed for emergency signaling (orange bottom). The coat looks like a military parka which I like and it doesn’t restrict the dog due to it not having sleeves, so it has greater acceptance with dogs as they still have freedom of movement and it’s not too tight! 


The bottom is webbed with elastic and you only need to get one arm through the rest (chest and other arm) are velcroed in. As you can see the inside is plush and warm looking. 

It doesn’t seem to be water resistant, but I may scotchguard it. Well, not scotchguard as it contains harmful PFC’s. but  Microseal fabric protector and Vectra Spray, both of which state they contain no Fluorochemicals or PTFE Resin. That way it’s water resistant! Perfect for snowy weather! 


Product Review: Pet Products – OneTigris Tactical K9 Training Vest Adjustable Service Dog Harness and Tactical Dog Training Bungee Leash with Control Handle Quick Release Nylon Leads Rope

Hello Everyone! This is my first review for pet products! I have a new addition to my Family. Roger That Bianco. He is a Pitbull Terrier and I rescued him from the Islip Animal Shelter in Islip, NY. This is a town run shelter, not a rescue shelter. However there is a rescue organization that helps and volunteers at the station. They are called: Live Love Bark Dog Rescue Inc. They help take care of the dogs and with adoptions and they even help train the dogs, so they have a better adoption success rate. 

I received Roger on November 7th. Lucky number 7! And Roger is a dream come true! He is such a good dog! He behaves when we go to places and barely ever barks and never growls unless he is playing tug o’ war with his rope. I was given a Neck chain from the shelter and I do not like pulling on those. I fear choking him and hurting his neck. So being former military, I was in search of a military grade canine harness. I searched far and wide for the perfect product. I saw numerous harnesses online and many of these exact harnesses sold and produced by different companies. See below: 


And then I found OneTigris! 


Not Only does it look to be at least the same quality, but it also comes with a cool morale patch! A service dog patch. I immediately ordered the harness! Upon initial inspection, I couldn’t help but notice the durable construction! Extra stitching in high stress points, thick nylon construction, thick nylon straps, a large sturdy buckle and adjustment points. There is also two points of Velcro on both sides of the harness. I left the service dog patch and added my military name tag to the other side to make it nice and customized! 

Now for the most important test! Will he wear it? As I stated before, I had a collar and a chain collar. The chain collar was hard to put on, as you have to put it over his head and then adjust it tighter and then loosen it to take it off. Roger does not like to sit still when leaving and walking in the door. This harness is so much easier to put on! A big loop to go easily over his head, well semi-easily, he likes to keep his mouth open and most of the time I have to take it out of his mouth and muscle it around him. And then easily go under his chest and clip the clip. 

At first he was trying to bite at the clip to get it off, but I instantly put on the leash and headed outside with it. Once I put the leash on, he understood what it was and was soooo happy to have it on instead of the choke chain! He has never tried to take it off since! He wore the harness for about 6 hours straight the week before Thanksgiving with not a single complaint. 

This harness is amazing and has helped to control his walks much better. He stays closely by my right side and I do not have any fears if I have to give him a little yank to control him or pull him away from things that might hurt him, such as a car passing or a stray chicken bone by the garbage. 

This is also helped by the addition of the Tactical Dog Training Bungee Leash with Control Handle Quick Release Nylon Leads Rope. This lead (leash) teaches the dog to remain close to the owner and once he ventures out, the bungee puts constant tension on him making him want to return. The leash isn’t too long also, so he won’t be halfway up your neighbors lawn when walking. He will be just past the curb or sidewalk. The length of the leash also allows for one handed operation of the leash. No uncomfortable wrapping it around your hand and unwrapping it; no cross-body holding it, no having to uncomfortably hold your hand three feet over his head so the leash doesn’t drag on the floor and he steps over it or gets tangled in it. 

The leash has a control handle on the bottom, it is perfect for taking him in populated areas like parking lots, stores or a city sidewalk. The control handle also has a 360 degree pivot that allows him to turn around without breaking your wrist! 

This leash and harness combo is a dream come true and the best thing I have purchased for my pet! 

I am very active and like to do a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking and extreme hiking! I can’t wait to get the OneTigris Tactical Dog Molle Vest Harness Training Dog Vest with Detachable Pouches and do a review on that system during our hikes! I also would like to see it function on the beach and other rough terrain areas! Maybe we can do a mud run together! How will it function jumping into the lake together and then continuing the run?  Will he get chaffed? Will it perform without a hitch? 

I’ll tell you something else about using this combination! It also helps to teach him off leash training! When going up and down the stairs in the house he must run up and down the stairs on my right side! I also let him come to the car to go away unleashed and to get groceries, so he gets a sense of freedom and comes back to me when called. I also take him to the dog park regularly so he can run unleashed and socialize with other dogs. Because of this leash and harness he returns to my side if he feels threatened and he returns when called. (Treats also have a little to do with that lol) 

Guess what, I also have a little inside knowledge on the construction of the leash. This happens to be my second leash! I left him in the backseat with the leash on an extended trip and he tricked me out! I thought he was chewing on his toy, but instead he chewed the leash! So, I got to see the inside of the leash first hand. First off, the exterior part of the leash is woven nylon. When woven nylon is extremely strong! It can probably hold 1000lbs or more! Secondly, the bungee inside is also woven! Making the bungee extremely durable also, without a fear of him snapping it from extreme pulling. It also helps keep the elasticity and stop it from wearing out easily. The handle loop is also padded for your comfort and large enough to fit your hand and clip on a poop bag holder. I have the handipod bag holder with hand sanitizer (but that’s a desperate review).


If you are looking for an excellent quality, durable and comfortable harness, look no further! It will be the best money you will ever spend! 

**Update** December 4th 2016

I love the harness, but I do have to say it had a catastrophic clip failure 3 times. 

Once in Petco my gf was holding a snack and Roger jumped for it, when he landed the clip popped open, not a big deal, I grabbed him and put it back on instantly. 

The second time was in my living room also not bad! 

The third time was life threatening! A busy Saturday outside Walmart he was pulling to get a half eaten sandwich and the clip popped and Roger ran. If he ran into the parking lot, it wouldn’t have ended nicely! I managed to trick him into thinking I had a treat in my hand and he ran over. 

I praised him for coming back and grabbed his collar to put the harness back on, which wasn’t easy, because it has to go over his head! 

Maybe it can be reengineered with a secondary emergency latch system in case the main clip fails. 


Product Review: Pet Products – ChuckIt Kick Fetch (kickball) 

Hello everyone! Today I am reviewing the ChuckIt Kick Fetch (kickball). This ball is awesome! Even with the funky shape you can dribble it like a basketball and throw it! Or you can kick it! My Dog Roger That is a pitbull and because of that he is classified as a power chewer! He shreds through toys as much as a commercial paper shredder chews through paper! Toys do not last in this house! He has shred though numerous Walmart dog toys in minutes.

A Petco Star Wars dog toy lasted all of about 2 minutes! Poor BB-8 (I like you!)


 Kong (supposedly indestructible) dog toys are destroyed in seconds! I bought a Kong dog bone and gave it to him in the car on the ride home from PetGoods and in about 30 seconds this is what happened: 


$15.99 down the drain 💸💸🚽🚽 in seconds! Kong is allegedly tough and indestructible garbage! 


This Kong ring lasted about an hour the first night I got him. 

That brings me to ChuckIt toys! 

As you can see in the picture at the beginning of the post, Roger sat on the couch set to destroy the ChuckIt kickball and this is all that he did: 


There’s not a doubt in my mind that this ball will eventually meet its demise, but at least he’s not breaking it immediately and has hours of fun playing with it! 

Roger also has a ChuckIt Glow-in-the-dark ball that he cannot destroy! When he chews on it it makes the most God awe full crunching and popping sound, but to my dismay it’s still intact! 

ChuckIt is the way to go if you have a dog that keeps chewing through his toys! And toys are verrrrry important to have around the house! If he doesn’t have things to play with that is where your dogs start biting your hands, your expensive shoes, furniture and even carpet! Yes carpet! 

Roger tore out a string! Bad dog! 

You don’t bite stuff that doesn’t belong to you! Do you Roger That? Roger That. 

Anyway, if you want to stop flushing money down the toilet and keep you dog happy, look no further than ChuckIt Fetch Games! ChuckIt Dog toys rule! 

I hope to be testing many other ChuckIt toys! 

For Christmas Roger is getting: 


A ChuckIt Indoor Roller! Will it withstand his jaws? Or will it be torn up in seconds! This review I am realllllly eager to see as it is soft and plush! Stay Tuned! 


Product Review: Pet Products – ChuckIt Indoor Roller

This review will be completed Christmas Eve! Will Roger destroy his Christmas Present in seconds? Or will it withstand his powerful Jaws? Stay Tuned for this terrific battle royal! 

**Update** January 27th 2017

It’s still alive!!! Roger likes playing with it and chewing it and it’s still alive! I honestly didn’t think it would be!  He likes to play with it, but he likes his indoor flier much better! 

**Update** June 27th 2017

It’s kinda still alive and it one of Roger’s favorite toys! 

His indoor flyer is in worse shape, it’s been sewed shut once, but it’s still around! 

Well 2/3 of it lol


Master’s Degree winding down! 

   

 Hello everyone! My Master’s degree is winding down! Today I start my last semester! A few months to tweak my thesis and I graduate in May with my Master of Science in Cybersecurity. 

After that louisjbianco.wordpress.com will be back in full swing! I will dedicate more time into making this site even better! 

Stay Tuned! 

**Update** April 28th 2016 

Graduate next week May 7th! 


Louisjbianco.wordpress.com celebrates it 5 year Anniversary! 

  
Congrats to all of you that make Louisjbianco.wordpress.com a great place for Freedom, Business, Controversy and Fitness! 

Thank you all for your love and support! 

Remember as always, feel free to comment on any post and start discussions about the posts. If you have any topics you would like to see covered or reviewed send me an email at: Louisjbianco@gmail.com 


Restaurant Review: Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace

   
    
    
    
   

So I forgot to comment? 

Ok well, this place is amazing and makes me a much bigger Bobby Flay fan! The burgers are highly customizable! Unlike Zinburger! 

The white queso on the fries was delicious! And the bacon gave it a sweet and salty taste that was to die for and I wish I have been here more than once! 

The peanut butter shake was great and finally someone gave you a straw that you can actually suck it up through without blowing out a blood vessel! Lol

I added an egg to my burger. I don’t remember which one I got it looks like a spicy aioli on top, but I don’t see it on the current menu. 

What I don’t like is the seating! The seats suck and are totally uncomfortable! Bobby did that on purpose (a dick move) to increase turnover by making you uncomfortable you don’t want to stay! So you order takeout or you order, eat fast and leave! I do not condone that theory! I think instead of increasing business and turnover it will drive people to choose one of the many many other establishments in the area! Especially after a hard days work and all you want to do is relax and have a delicious meal! 

Also for larger customers as you can see, the seats are bolted to the floor! Ugh


Attractions: Fun Creation Studio Wayne, NJ

  
Welcome to Fun Creation Studio, a paint your own ceramic studio where creativity is king! We specialize in children’s birthday parties, handprints and keepsakes, and Ladies Night Out events!

 
  

About Us
 

Here at Fun Creation Studios, we are a team of fun individuals who want to make sure you have the most fun while painting your pottery. Our customers have found that painting can be very thereaputic! That’s why we love to say, it’s “Cheaper Than Therapy, and WAY More Fun!” We welcome all ages to come to our studio and paint! Our process is simple, you come in, unwind, select your pottery, select your colors, and paint away! Our team members will be there to help you, and bring you your colors. We have many different selections here at Fun Creation Studio. Some of our pieces include: dinnerware, mugs, and fun stuff for the kids like; piggy banks, various boxes, dragons, and so much more. 

We can’t wait to have YOU come and visit us!! 

Studio Mission:

Our studio’s mission to enrich the lives of the member of our community through art and the therapeutic use of art in promoting a sense of calm and well being. We also believe that art is a useful tool in teaching children life skills such as listening, problem solving, and out of the box thinking, while also helping them to learn it is ok to make mistakes, and that sometimes those mistakes can flower into something unique and beautiful. With that goal in mind, we offer a growing selection of classes and programs designed to encourage young artists to realize their potential both inside and outside the studio!

About the Owner:

Dana Monello took over ownership of Fun Creation Studio on November 1, 2015. Dana has always loved arts and crafts, and began her love of pottery thirty years ago when she took pottery lessons for ten years. Her daughter Ella loves to create art and inspired her to take the leap of faith and fufil her life long dream of owning her own business. When the oppertunity to own Fun Creation Studio came into her life she knew her dream had become a reality. Now Dana can enjoy sharing her appretiation of art with others that share the same love. Making memories is one of the best parts of life, and what a better place to do that than at Fun Creation Studio. 
-funcreationstudio.com

I had a lot of fun here! They have a bunch of things to paint and a few cool unique items! 

The best thing about this place is, you can go alone or enjoy the company you are with. 

I am upset about ladies night out however! That sounds fun! Drinking wine and painting! I want in! 

Well, here is my first attempt! 

  
Cookie Monster… Cookie and milk dipping mug! 

And the final product!   

Complete with Calandra’s rainbow cookie!