Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday I was very proud to attend the commencement of St. Fracis DeSales High School's senior class and yesterday a party at my brother Dino's home, Tina and Dino had the party very well planned. Gabby was the first of four daughters of the Westerville Guanciales to graduate.
Gabby spent 13 years attending a Catholic based school, St. Pauls and DeSales High School. Her faith based education will continue this fall when she attends Wheeling Jesuit University.
Her accomplishments in high school were just not academics, but as an athlete too. We have one thing in common, we were the oldest of a "group of four" children in a family. This made her a mini mom at times and setting a good example to three sisters. She was the first one to find out about the Santa Claus & Tooth Fairy secrets, first to have a date, the first to drive a car and will be the first to leave a family behind this fall for her new adventure.
Congratulations, you have become a fine young lady.
The only thing I ask of her, once she graduates from the next level and settles into a career, don't forget to contribute to your past schools so others may receive the same quality education you have received.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Be prepared for the strong sun.
Click here to see what can happen when you have too much sun!
HAVE A GOOD MEMORIAL WEEKEND.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Not to pass along information that I consider private, but Chief Spurgeon could have easily release units from the scene and talked about the procedures used three days latter. He kept the units on the scene gathered them and said "This is every body's opportunity to be honest for critiquing how everyone worked together". Opportunity does not come enough in most businesses to join all employees together and for the boss to ask "How did I do and how do you think your fellow workers did, now is the time to talk about it". Once in awhile, I sure asking the questions really hurts, but sometimes the boss getting the truth helps everyone out in the long run.
Of this short ten minute meeting I was the most proud of: the firefighters were not scared to talk expressing their issues. I have known most for many years and some for a short time (probes) and once again I can not say enough about their dedication to making sure they do a good job to make sure "everyone goes home".
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
01. You have at least one relative who wore a black dress everyday for an entire year after a funeral.
03. Your family dog understood Italian.
04. Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your grandparents and extended family.
05. You've experienced the phenomena of 150 people fitting into 50square feet of yard during a family cookout.
06. You were surprised to discover the FDA recommends you eat three meals a day, not seven.
07. You thought killing the pig each year and having salami,capacollo, pancetta and prosciutto hanging out to dry from your shed ceiling was absolutely normal. (Wow, that's really Italian!)
08. You ate pasta for dinner at least three times a week, and every Sunday, and laughed at the commercial for Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti day.
09. You grew up thinking no fruit or vegetable had a fixed price andthat the price of everything was negotiable through haggling.
10. You were as tall as your grandmother by the age of seven.11. You thought everyone's last name ended in a vowel.
12. You thought nylons were supposed to be worn rolled to the ankles.
mama mia, thats a big meat ball!
13. Your mom's main hobby is cleaning.
14. You were surprised to find out that wine was actually sold instores.
15. You thought that everyone made their own tomato sauce.
16. You never ate meat on Christmas Eve or any Friday for that matter.
17. You ate your salad after the main course.
18. You thought Catholic was the only religion in the world.
19. Your were beaten at least once with a wooden spoon or broom.
20. You thought every meal had to be eaten with a hunk of bread in your hand.
21. You can understand Italian but you can't speak it.
22. You have at least one relative who came over on the boat.
23. All of your uncles fought in a World War.24. You have at least six male relatives named Tony, Frank, Joe orLouie.
25. You have relatives who aren't really your relatives.
26. You have relatives you don't speak to.
27. You drank wine before you were a teenager.
28. You relate on some level, admit it, to the Godfather and theSopranos.
29. You grew up in a house with a yard that didn't have one patch ofdirt that didn't have a flower or a vegetable growing out of it.
30. Your grandparent's furniture was as comfortable as sitting onplastic. Wait!!!! You were sitting on plastic.
31. You thought that talking loud was normal.
32. You thought sugared almonds and the Tarantella were common at all weddings.
33. You thought everyone got pinched on the cheeks and money stuffed in their pockets by their relatives.
34. Your mother is overly protective of the males in the family nomatter what their age.
35. There was a crucifix in every room of the house.36. Wakes would be held in someone's living room.
37. You couldn't date a boy without getting approval from your father. (Oh, and he had to be Italian)
38. You called pasta "macaroni".
39. You dreaded taking out your lunch at school
40. Going out for a cup of coffee usually meant going out for a cup of coffee over Zia's house.
41. Every condition, ailment, misfortune, memory loss and accident was attributed to the fact that you didn't eat something.
Thank you to Jeff Rath, this made me laugh and think of the past.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We are lucky to have both companies in Licking County, Ohio and using our great workforce!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Larry Parr sent this video to me, a new add on to your table saw stopping the saw's blade at the touch of a finger. The video explains how it works etc. Several years ago my biscuit cutter chewed a couple of fingers slightly because I was not 2500rpm fast enough to pull my fingers away from a slip of the equipment. On my workshop's chalk board I have my safety message of "No accidents since 2/4/90" to remind me to be safe in the workshop.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
You might use Google Maps for the occasional directions, but in this article from LifeHacker.com, you can learn about ten other features that most people miss out on, including:
Fine-Tune or Report a Bad Location
Map Out a Bike Route
Provide Instant GPS Coordinates
Show Photos Taken Nearby (could be great for listings!)
Find Places Near Any Point on a Map
Provide Directions via SMS Text Message
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Since I now have an auto with a moon roof, I have been listening to what I think is a Central Ohio Spanish radio station. At a red light with the roof open, my eyes closed, the sun shining on my head and listening to the music makes me kind of feel like I am sitting around a pool at some tropical destination. Yesterday, finally a song came on that I recognized, breaking my language barrier.