Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time for Meditation

Have you ever tried to meditate and often have no success? I have been practicing meditation off and on for a number of years. To me, meditation is more than just praying to your 'God' (although it is very helpful).

I wanted to try and go deeper than just a mere prayer. I wanted to experience what others around me have experienced when going into a deep, deep meditation. Somehow, they have opened up their "3rd Eye" and have seen images,in color, and to them, almost felt like a movie flashing across their closed eyelids. This has always fascinated myself.

I have a number of cd's on meditation, and also exploring the Angel Realm. If you have had similar experiences, please respond.

Thank you and Happy Meditations tonight!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beware of your local mall durning the "Holiday Shopping Season"

A few days ago, we took a mid-morning trip to our local mall (Buckland Hills). I'm not a big mall person, but because someone told me that the mall had Christmas decorations up, I wanted to check it out and perhaps try to get into the holiday spirit (yes, it's not even Thanksgiving yet!!!).

Well, I get to the point. The moment I walked through Barnes & Noble, and out to the main part of the mall, I was 'stalked' by a keen young sales kid hoping to make a big kill on me! He stared me down, and I was almost a big sucker that morning! He began to ask me questions about my nails, and within moments, was trying this stupid product on my hand. I couldn't believe it, and sometimes it's so difficult to pull yourself away from these trained sales kids, because I dont' want to make a scene or make the kid feel bad. Before I knew it, I was holding a $60 box of handcare and didn't even realize I was holding on to the darn box until I looked down at my hands! What a born sucker, but today, I thought to myself there is no way I'll fall for this trap. So, I instinctivly but down the box back onto his Kiosk. After about 15 mintues of this trained sales scout trying to make a big sale on me, I told him I'm going to walk and not going to purchase any of your products today.

Thankfully, I was able to pull myself away and NOT buy anything!!!! I usually never stop when someone 'howls out' at me but he had something in his hand, almost like a small dot of whipped cream, and thought it was a free food sample!!

So, please if  you dont' want to lose your money, stay away from these Kiosks, and when the time comes, that they start asking you questions as you walk by with your stroller, or loved one, don't feel bad about them, thank yourself for not falling prey to at least a $60 box of handcare of seasalt from the Dead Sea...

So much for trying to get into the jolly mood of the Christmas Season!! After this experience, I was sick of this sales kid, and left the mall. What a wastefull morning0------

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Starbucks with Helena:)

Helena and I decided to check out Starbucks in Manchester, Ct. I decided to try their new Pumpkin Spice Lattee..was delicious along wth a nice sausage breakfast sandwich.
Do we normally go there? No, because I wouldn't spend my hard earn money on that expensive place, but with a simple gift card, I still had a nice ballance on it to try something I normally wouldn't have tried in the grand skeem of things.
Helena smiling with Justin of Starbucks--------------------------

Helena was happy and so was I....
time to move on to our next excursion...
p.s. If you would like to have Helena visit your store, please let us know! We'd be glad to 'stop  by'..

John & Helena

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Eye Contact

I have been trying to find out and understand why people don't look at each other when in a public retail store or other setting for that matter.

I have conciously tried to look at people passing me in the grocery store, and most are consumed with texting on their phones, looking at their grocery list or just dazed. The other 1/2 of customers that pass me, sort of glance at me as I try to initiate eye contact with them.

It's a shame in our society, that people believe that having eye contact is more of a negative thing than a positive thing. Our society seems to be living in their on coccoon and not paying attention to their fellow beings.

In closing, the people that do happen to glance at me , as I smile towards them, I find that they are welcome and happy to have created some eye contact wth myself. Maybe it helps that my seven month old daughter is with me as we go about our daily errands.

Just my thoughts....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big Y really "World Class"????

Big Y is a medium sized supermarket chain that covers the northeast region of Southern New England. Today, there are aproximately 28 supermarkets throughout Massachusetts & Connecticut as well as one Liquor Division located in Springfield, Massachusetts (headquarters for the company).

Now that you have a brief description of this grocery store, I have a problem with their marketing campaign. They continiously call themselves a "World Class Market" and boasting that they have "World Class Employees" as you walk through their doors.
As you can see from the pictures :
Helena & I entering Big Y in Manchester, Ct.

Helena admiring the bright shiny lights at Big Y!!!

Anyways, it's nice to see company's these days push it to the next level, but I just don't feel any differently walking through their supermarket, as I would at Stop n Shop, Price Chopper or Shop Rite. To me, they all have "okay" customer service..and weekly, you must hunt for the best prices.
This past summer, Big Y had a buy 1 get 2 free on their "fresh strawberries"...My wife was showing them to me and I noticed that one of their containers of strawberries blatantly were bad..They had white mold growing all over the bottom of the container, and I was totally disgusted by this. The manager didn't say much, but I told her that the Produce Dept. Mgr. should inspect each container of strawberries before putting them out onto the floor!!!!! I didn't get much of an answer back from her.

Does anyone have any other horror stories at supermarkets???

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Best Italian Restaurant in Manchester, Ct.."ROCCOS"

Well, what do you get when you have a savvy business owner (Erica) along with a passion for creating great Italian Food? A delicous lunch!!!
This was Helena's 1st time meeting Erica (Manager of Rocco's), link  . We had a wonderful time with my wife Hania and myself..Service was great, and hospitality was excellent!
I didn't go the Italian route today, because I was in the mood for a "Build Your Own Salad in 1 Day"..Calarmari as my awesome!!! To start things off, I ordered a cup of their famous chili----nice and leaved my mouth with wanting more!!

Call today for their menu and directions on Center Street, Manchester, Ct. 860-645-7777.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

---Now Booking for 2010 on your Special Day!!-----

DJ Johnny Prytko will be happy to provide quality music and entertainment for all of your guests on your special day! Just give him a call today at (860) 550-0218 in the Connecticut area!
If you have time, please review his new website: 

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mondays are boring!!

It's the start of a new week...and though I'm not working in my boring office again..Mondays to me still have a sense of being boring...a new di da!!!
So, in order to pump me up for today and the rest of the week, I found this nice picture and wanted to share it with everyone. Enjoy Monday..I'll try...can't promise anything:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I baked cookies!!!!

Yes, after finding a wonderful website online, this site has enabled me to cook dinners, and more importantly bake cookies an easier way then I ever found online:))))
Look below at the awesome "Oatmeal Cookies" that just came out of the 325 degree oven:)) hmmm, with some milk or coffee, they are soooo tasty...My wife agreed!

Our cat Anielcia, walking towards the kitchen to see what's baking:)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Helena & Daddy at The Supermarket..

I guess it's time to go home, poor baby has fallen back to sleep...and dad is tired to of running my daily morning errands! At least Desiree is smiling!!!!
Little does anyone know, I picked up some 'secret ingredients' and I'm going to surprise my wife with something delicious tonight!!! Hee hee hee:)

I Hurt My Back!!

This time I had to visit Dr. Soar , my wonderful chiropractor in Hebron , Ct.  He's a great guy, and the staff is even nicer to my daughter Helena!!!

I guess I should've have lifted that many weights last night at the gym but I wanted to get back into shape! So, I should've started off slowly, my new work out routine..I'll learn!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

DJJohnny Prytko Takes the confusion out of the process.

When a prospect calls me for information regarding my serives, one of the first things I make clear to them is the K.I.S.S. method. My entire belief in the DJ Business, is to keep things simple. It's an old addage, that I once learned from my business professor at Eastern Ct. State University. He once asked anyone heard of KISS..and the class went silent. He went on to say "Keep It Simple Stupid"..
That's how I run my DJ Johnny Prytko service. I keep things as simple as that my client will be able to understand my rates and exactly what they get for my services. If you start confuses a potential client with different packages, rates, hours, different DJ's (which many DJ companies have), smoke & mirrors; the client will end the phone call more confused than before the actual call was made to the DJ company.
So when your boyfriend finally proposes to you, you know who to call for the perfect reception! I'll be the DJ whom you speak to, and the DJ who will actually show up to your event, not somebody who was subcontracted out to DJ for your very important wedding reception. So, K.I.S.S. to you and your family:)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My daughter's laundry is more than I can handle...

Who would ever think that a five-month old infant, can produce so much laundry? No, I didn't have the means to take a picture of it, because it was so over-whelming...She produced more laundry, than my wife & I together for 1 week!!! How can that be? Well, I don't have the correct 'baby terminology' but I can say she goes through:
1. Daily outfits
2. bib's
3. socks ( she loves pulling off her socks constantly)
4. blankets
5. covers for her
6. 2nd daily outfit
7. pajama's
8. bed sheet
9. bath towels
10. wash clothes (daily baths)
11. Hat (which I thought was a burp cloth)
12. white burp clothes
Not to mention, my wife is nice enough to spray Shout, on all her mess's...and my own shirts, that she manages to spit up on as well as my shorts..

Who ever said having a baby is easy????? Not from this Dad's point of view!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My wife caught me!!!

Why is it that wifes,girlfriends or significant others, try to take pictues of you when your least expecting it??? It's really funny to them, and as you can see from this pose, I was thankfully in a good mood, just checking my email, website, facebook, twitteer, bloglog,, or something esle online!!! I 'm looking at this picture, and I don't see my coffee mug..hmmm...and omg, no shirt either..I can assure all who are reading this blog, that yes indeed I am wearing some sort of shorts or's rare that I'll leave the shades open on the door. We do have a undescriminating neigbor, who will occasional show up on my back door, I always have to be 'decent' downstairs!
Does anyone else have funny 'snap shot' stories they would like to share with me?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wife in Hostpital

Well, it's been a busy week for the Prytko family. Earlier in the week, we ended up the ER at 1:30 am due to back/frontal pain in my wife's rib area. After spending almost seven hours in the ER, and several tests, it was determined that she had gallstones and that they probably would have to operate on her sooner than later.
Well, less than 48 hours later, she's being operated on as I type this. God Bless her! I'm sure Dr.Rayner, will do a wonderful job and that I will be able to pick up my wife tonight.
Hanna's gallstones were very very painful, and probably worse than what I had a three summers ago when I had my own gall-bladder ripped out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Coffee Coffee Cofee.....

So my birthday was on Sept. 1st..and my wife surprised me with a coffee grinder, a coffee tablespoon, and a variety of coffee both beans and grind. I have the normal coffee-drip...and really enjoy my hot cup of coffee 1st thing in the morning, as well as a nice cup after dinner.
One new brand of coffee beans that I received for my birthday is by a company in Conn. called "Bean & Leaf. We found them at the Coventry's Farmers Market. The brand of beans I picked out are for a light type of coffee, from Brazil . They are thoughtful beans, rosted fresh, fairly traded and organic.
The company's website is:   I'll let you know when I grind my Brazilian Beans tonight!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Prytko Clan gets together...for My Birthday!!!

You have a wonderful and fun time with 5 nieces and my five month old daughter Helena! I was so happy and thrilled that we were able to go out as a big Prytko family on Sunday night at Georgina's. 
The pizza was great...but most of all, the surprise came when the waitress brought me a huge piece of chocolate glazed chocolate looked so good, I didnt even wanna eat it at first...As you see, my nieces were ready to chow in with their forks held tightly in their hands!! Yummy! Sto Lat!

Cats & Newspapers

What is it about cats and my newspaper? They always seem to gravitate towards paper, after I put it down for a minute.

Don't mind my dirty sheets, it's the cat that is taking over my bed, and now my newspaper!!! Shame on her!! At least she looks comfy!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Errands....Where did the Prytko's Go Today???

Helena with Mommy at BJ's!!!

You found us again!!! Which grocery store do you think this is? Shop Rite ?  Highland Park Market? Price Chopper? Stop n Shop? Shaw's? Big Y?..............Come on keep on guessing???   Think harder!!!! Did you Chop your bill today? You guessed it, Price Chopppper!
Helena taking a break from her parents and trying to be sneaky!!!! and funny at the same time!!! We brought her to another Furniture Store, to check out their couches!!!

I got stung by Yellow Jackets today..Painfull!!!!

Dam!!! I was just grilling some burgers and while they were cooking, I decided to pick up a Hoe and was using it to rid of my weeds behind the grill. Little did I know that there was a yellow jackets nest in the ground!! I got stung 2 x 's at least.and as I write this, I'm leg is in throbbing pain now..with a bag of frozen vegetables on it , to keep the swelling down!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sooo craving PIZZA today!!!! I got my pizza @

Pictured is Rachel--
I was so into pizza today, that after my wife and I checked out the ad's for different restaurants, we decided to go with Bob & Marie's Pizza. They are located here in Manchester, Ct. 832 Main St. (just after St.James Church).
We ordered a large pizza with Onions & Sausage...Must be a Polish thing??? I love sausage! There pizza was very delicious..and I must add, that their onions were very sweet tasting and fresh!!! 
They are open Monday through Saturday @ 860-646-7479, call and say hi to Rachel too!! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Helena's Trip with Dad to BJ's...

Helena makes friends with a BJ's employee.

Time to go home from shopping!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

****Pastrami on Wry: Breakfast & Lunch with a Twist***

Helena, enjoying breakfast with her daddy:)
Pastrami on Wry's location is:

550 East Middle Tpke.
Manchester, Ct 06040
(860) 432-4389

My breakfast recommendation is: Vegetable Breakfast Skillet; includes, two scrambled eggs, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, onions, studded hash, cheddar cheese and choice of toast..Coffee too!!!

My lunch recommendation is: The Original Cuban Sandwich; includes, Black Forest ham, roasted pork loin, Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, pickle, spicy mustard on a 6 inch Hoagie yummmy!!!

Pastrami on Wry Restaurant is open daily except for Mondays.

My entire family has been going to see Dr. Steinburgh for many months now..and we have seen great results in his expertise of fixing our bodies with no drugs or chemicals. Try it once, what do you have to lose? Their contact information
Mon Adjusting Hours
9am-12:30 and 3pm-6:30
Tues Adjusting Hours
9am-11:30 and 3pm-6:30
Wed Adjusting Hours
9am-12:30 and 3pm-6:30
Thurs Adjusting Hours
Fri Adjusting Hours
9am-12:30 and 3pm-6:30
Sat Adjusting Hours

New Patients are Accepted Every Day!

Phone: (860) 228-4944

Emergency Hours: 24 hours
Emergency (860) 558-3861

Monday, August 24, 2009

We are searching for a new couch....

Well, it's that time to search for a new leather couch. We first went to Bob's in Manchester, Ct...we were greeted by Gary (salesman)...He wasn't too pushy for my wife, but for me he was. I hope that in the future, sales staff will not be as pushy and sit in their office until I have a question for them. Who really needs a sales guy, when all the information you need is right in front of you?? We saw some nice leather sectionals...and may have fallen in love with a nice beige /back sectional:)
The best thing about Bob's is their "Candy Court" for the kids...well, I'm a kid at young, so, after we were done looking, I made my way over to their Candy Court-miniature golf and fish tank. I checked out their coffee, tons of candy in large glass jars, but I went for their cookies. I then went for their stylish popcorn, that was made a few hours prior. The popcorn tasted just like I was at the movies! I went back a second time ..yum yum! Then my wife discovered that they had jelly beans...I ended up with the black and purple ones, since she doesn't like those!
Off to the next furniture store in Manchester, "Home Mart"...
Some of the "Sectionals" that we are interested in are as follows: