Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I am not worried about the long socks hanging from the mantle for Santa to fill, but worried that someone will buy me socks for Christmas.
The other day I did some shopping for socks and was amazed I could not find the socks that I have worn for 40 years, Gold Toe, to the knee, 90% wool. The socks available were so hideous, I can not believe there are men who would wear such things, but do believe there are mothers and grandmothers who would buy them as gifts.
I found my socks on line and have ordered a supply which should last me the remainder of my life. This was easier than I thought compared to my quest to find a hard knit, dark navy blue Shetland wool sweater. I have always had at least one and wear them often, but I have holes in the elbows and can not find a replacement. I figured a good hard knit Shetland sweater will last me for 12 years, so I will need to buy three so I will covered through age 95. After age 95, the odds are that I will not know the color of sweater I have on besides, nursing homes always have the heat on so high.
Click her for some fashion guidelins on men's socks.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I found this lengthy article on safecracking. I did not know criminals and especially safecrackers had to work so hard and smart to do their illegal job correctly.
If I ever have the chance to meet a real safecracker, I will pat him on the back. He has worked very hard and practiced to establish a real skill and make a some possibly big money.
The odds are he will spend all of his non-taxed income during his early years, fail to save and then become like many others, he will have his retirement subsidized, but in prison.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF LICKING & PERRY COUNTY
Once again this organization held their BEAT MICHIGAN BASH at Hopewell Hall on the campus of OSU-Newark and it was a pleasure to be a part of the exciting crowd. Many great items were auctioned to raise funds for this 800 plus volunteer organization helping so many children's life's.
If you are interested in becoming more involved or want to learn more, click here.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Several years ago a AM radio station was marked as Anti-American because they played this Beatles' song at the end of their broadcast day instead of the National Anthem. This was during a time when AM stations only operated from 5am through midnight.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sean's blog for November 7th really gives us over 25 good reasons why to blog, most of them are fun when you think about it. Thank you to Sean, Cheri & Kurt for pushing me a little further into this great world.
Check out Sean's list at: The Realtor's Toolbox: To blog or not to blog...that is the question#links
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Being lucky to see Frank in concert twice several years ago, he always wore his black tuxedo (no break length) and always looked good.
Make sure to check out "Why he's a style icon"
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is a very special part of Licking County on Groundhog Day.
Making sure the members of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce are happy and are entertained on Groundhog Day is important to the Groundhog Committee. With several comments about the breakfast potatoes served last year, the committee was given a mission:
Find the correct potato to be serve for the 2009 breakfast!
This afternoon the committee met with chamber member and caterer Eric Mason to sample four different recipes of breakfast potatoes. A final selection was made, but will not be unveiled until the 2009 Groundhog Breakfast.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Patrick Jeffries aka State Farm guy, local guy and all around nice guy moderated the charge today to help make Licking County a better place to live in the future.
If you can imagine 60+- people at CTEC discussing what their thoughts were after reading "the book" Community Capitalism and what can be done to make Licking County more successful. Pat as the moderator did a great job bringing comments out of people from all walks of life with ideas and comments concerning their personal feelings about the assets and downfalls of our community.
There are two more Town Hall Discussions to be led during the next ten days and I hope they are as meaningful as today's meeting was to me.
This is a great beginning to a new chapter of Licking County, brought to you by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Heath-Newark Licking County Port Authority and many other individuals who believe, we can always do better.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I was telling a friend that there is nothing better than working in my wood working shop listening to Christmas music. It makes me feel like one of Santa's elf's. This photo is of the 2007 project. Always wanted to make something with a contemporary touch. A great place to go and see some real examples of contemporary furniture is thosmoser.com . This fellow is so talented, my sister receives his catalogs and she always forwards them to me, I saw his shop in Boston during 2007.
I have not decided what to give a try at this year, but have to get on the ball. Big projects are not my game, after a 9 month dining room table and 8 month chest over chest of drawers, it just takes too long.
By the way, I use Craftsman's tools & equipment, just in case Bob Vila stops by during the Holidays. I doubt Norm will stop by since I have butchered so many of his designs and plans.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This article made me think about a terrible flight from Atlanta to Columbus, Ohio. I was flying by myself, which is kind of fun for me because it seldom happens. As we boarded the plane, the lady (more like an aging adult woman) in front of me had a plastic bag with the Church's Chicken logo. I did not think anything about it, but we ended up sitting next to each other.
Well the lady was in the middle with me having the aisle seat. As soon as we were "wheels up" the plastic bag came out. She had a four piece dinner with green beans and corn on the cob. I never in my life had been so miserable. Greasy fingers, chin, pull down tray, used paper napkins you could now see through. The lesson learned was that I found out one can suck on a chicken bone to make sure you are able to eat the last drop.
Why can I remember the green beans? While standing at the merry-go-round for luggage pick up, I looked down and I had part of a green bean on the toe of my shoe.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Survey shows many on the verge of retirement are poorly informed about social security. Learn more here .
Choosing when to begin receiving your benefit is one of the most significant decisions you will have to make.
(I sought the help of a good friend, now I know how to hyperlink an article with one word within a post. Thank you!)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
1. Our largest provider of oil to the USA is Canada, followed by Mexico. Only 16% of our oil comes from the Persian Gulf countries.
2. Oil prices are set by demand, the continue growth of China and India has increased demand causing the USA cost increasing.
3. Oil companies have large profits: Microsoft makes 29.3 cents on the dollar, McDonald's is about 12.2 cents and Exxon Mobil is about 8.5 cents. The Dow Jones companies have an average of 11.6 cents on the dollar.
4. Exxon Mobil pays about $4,000 a second in taxes or about $27 Billion Dollars. To give you an idea of this amount of tax paid, it is equal to the bottom 50% of all tax payers in our country during 2004.
This information was provided by Tom Strongman of The Kansas City Star.