With over 150 locations nationwide, Pump It Up’s play centers entertain kids with inflatable slides they can glide down, obstacle courses to navigate, and bounce houses capable of dislodging a slimy jawbreaker from a child’s slimy grip. For birthday parties at the venue, groups can rent private party rooms, and opt for festive themes such as superheroes or pirates. While children learn the limits of gravity, parents can surf the internet.
Co-organizers and instructors David Maki and Paul Rodino provide an extensive curriculum to help fledgling shutterbugs capture visual transcendence. Students can learn to adjust the aperture, shutter settings, lens toupee, and program modes on a digital SLR camera in the Photo 102 class, designed for novice shot snappers wielding their first single-lens-reflex devices. Photo 103 picks up where its predecessor leaves off, stirring in the finer points of image composition and properly lighting subjects to make them appear translucent. Classes vary from week to week, so keep checking the calendar; past courses have covered table-top studio lighting and communicating with lenses via conversational Latin.
Glamour Shots' image-capturers lead photo sessions with expertise behind the lens, sharing ample directorial power with their subject. Professional photography offers experience and guidance, which means your pictures won't have any elbows poking out the corner of the frame. Bring three to four of your favorite enticing ensembles and communicate with your photographer to execute your alluring vision, including matching your shoes to your pre-shoot, airbrush-applied makeup and carefully sculpted hairstyle. Customers are welcome to bring props, such as the newspaper featuring your victory at the Jam Recipe Throwdown. Proofs are immediately available after your session; choose two images from the multitudinous proofs for a 7"x5" collage, framed and printed on high-quality Kodak paper. A $20 refundable deposit is required at the time your appointment is made, which will be returned if appointments are not cancelled without 48 hours' notice.
Oasis Yacht Club and Boat Rentals employs friendly staffers who contribute to their community by getting friends, neighbors, and tourists to explore the local waterways via pontoons, kayaks, and fishing charters. The staff can accommodate almost any request, such as customizing cruises to stop along the beach for some shelling. All their charter vessels boast stereos with CD players, and upon request, the crew can load up the boat with refreshments, sunblock, and whale repellent. Oasis Yacht Club also replaces their boats once every year and a half to ensure their equipment is in top shape. On fishing trips, they rent out rods and reels and teach guests basic fishing and boating skills while dishing out information on secluded fishing spots. At the onsite ship store, boaters can stock up on hats, tackle, and gear to prepare for any tours or voyages.
Red Door Studio's all-female staff puts ladies at ease during boudoir photo shoots that showcase each client's fun, flirty, or glamorous side. The studio, a member of Professional Photographers of America, hosts tasteful boudoir parties for groups of ladies to enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres along with private studio time. Along with boudoir photos, the photographers capture wedding, pregnancy, and family photos, as well as senior, baby, and the occasional senior baby portraits.
UBreakiFix restores fragile pocket appliances and entertainment consoles to sterling condition with an arsenal of OEM parts and 15- to 30-minute service times. The repair team's dedicated technicians reunite phones with fresh new screens, restoring HTC Evo 4G, iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S smartphones and issuing 90-day warranties on repairs. While waiting for trusty telephones, customers can enjoy lounging in a comfortable waiting area with TV screens and friendly staff members who serve caviar while wearing tuxedo T-shirts. In addition to screen replacement, the circuit surgeons can provide water-damage diagnostics for iPads, game consoles, and Apple computers still waterlogged after attempts to surf the web.