Monday, August 30, 2010


"Never treat your mother-in-law like your own mother. Some people beatify their dear ole mother-in-laws, while others approach them like they have the plague. Both are bad: Treat your mother-in-law too well and your spouse will resent you for being nicer to her mom than she is. Treat your mother-in-law as if she was Angel of Death and eventually, at some point, your spouse will use it against you, perhaps during your divorce, to prove your lack of character and compassion. Stay safely between treating your mother-in-law like Queen Elizabeth and the Anti-Christ, and you'll be fine."

Thursday, August 26, 2010


"No matter what profession you find yourself in, the most essential function of the pocket notebook is to provide a place to capture the ideas that spring to mind throughout the day. You may get a business idea, an insight into something you or a loved one has been struggling with, or hear a quote you wish to record. Even though you feel sure in the moment that you’ll be able to remember these thoughts when you get home, every one of us has experienced the agony of realizing later that an idea is utterly gone from our minds and that no amount of mental gymnastics can bring it back"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try and be in the first group; there was much less competition."
~ Indira Gandhi
Sean's comment: Start out your week by deciding which kind of person you'll be. Come Friday evening, I hope you're satisfied with your choice.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


We did not find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow last night, but did find the Beverage Source on W. Church Street.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Mrs. Guanciale needs to try her hand at this.....

Real grilled cheese—grilled cheese for grown-ups—doesn’t taste like the plastic-wrap that encased your main ingredient. It’s made with a creamy, full-bodied Swiss cheese called Gruyere. Real grilled cheese isn’t built with thin slices of flimsy bread. It’s constructed with sturdy cuts of hearty French bread that crisps to perfection. Grilled cheese doesn’t sit in a skillet, risking the dreaded grilled cheese burn. It basks under the broiler, slathered in a rich sauce of thickened milk and Parmesan cheese, awaiting to emerge in all its gooey glory.

Click here for the entire recipe.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


"A printer, a guy who fashioned a funny four-cornered hat
out of newspaper to keep the ink out of his hair."
Thank you to Abbey Roy for passing this along via Twitter: @Abbeyroy

Monday, August 16, 2010

Longaberger Restaurant

Dinner at the Longaberger Golf Course to celebrate St. Rocco Day, the patron saint of Collelongo, Italy. Sitting on the patio overlooking the 18th green. Chef Jeremy has made this one of the best kept secrets of where to dine in Licking County!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010


This is the time of the year most men have the chance to wear short pants to a casual social event, golf outing or just to the annual family picnic. Yesterday I attended a golf outing and latter on in the day attended an outdoor function. I am so surprised to see so many men walking around in shorts below their knees with baggy pockets and all kinds of loose strings hanging.
I spent sometime last night looking for ideas. The perfect man's short pant inseam is about 7", shorter are for a sporting event. One article suggested if you can not find the style shorts you like, buy a pair of trousers and have them altered into a pair of walking shorts.
The long baggy with all the pocket short pants does not make a man over 30 look younger. It just makes him look like his mother bought shorts for him and hope the large size will last for the next two summers as he grows.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


For the past several months I have been following Men's Health Magazine on Twitter (MensHealthMag). Once in a while they will have a headline article that will catch my attention to read the entire article. Click on the following topics to see several examples:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


"If I want to wear short sleeves, I roll them up."
Cary Grant
Thank you to Maxminimus

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Circle of Friends at OSU-N

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The Ohio State University at Newark, Ohio

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010


As printed in the Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2010:

The Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years.

Most Americans live their lives blessedly far from the political headlines, and for some 35,000 Boy Scouts and their adult volunteers the big event of the summer is the annual National Scout Jamboree now underway in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. This year's gathering is especially meaningful because the Boy Scouts of America are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their founding by newspaperman and magazine publisher William D. Boyce.

Scouting isn't fashionable in our politically correct age, since the organization bars openly gay scoutmasters, atheists or girls under the age of 13. Naturally this has led to lawsuits, most of which the Boy Scouts have won. Some 2.8 million boys across the country nonetheless belong to Scout troops, learning the traditional Scout values of trustworthiness, loyalty to friends and country, and volunteering in the community.

They also still work to acquire "merit badges" by mastering a particular skill, such as first aid, cooking, camping, hiking, environmental science and personal fitness. To become an Eagle Scout requires 21 merit badges. Some 212 Members of the 111th Congress were either Scouts as boys or served as adult leaders, which shows that Scouting does not guarantee a successful career choice, but it has done an enormous amount of good by turning millions of boys into better men.

It's too bad President Obama couldn't find time to address this year's 100th anniversary Jamboree. The boys would have cheered him, and he might have noted what Alexis de Tocqueville called the particular American genius for voluntary organizations that sustain civil society without government power. America would be a poorer place without the Boy Scouts, so congratulations on a century of merit.

Once again thank you to Sister Robin for sending this along.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010



Actually, it is. WD-40 was invented in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, to stop condensation and corrosion occuring in the umbilical cord of the Atlas space rocket...........................cleans and renews scuffed CDs; removes grape juice stains and crayon from carpet; frees stuck Lego blocks; helps break in cricket gloves; keeps missile silo doors swinging freely. You can even spray it over stagnant water to keep mosquito eggs from hatching.

Click for a short article about the invention and history of WD-40

Thank you Esquire.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I can not imagine taking the time or money, but I think
if I had the time and money this would be enjoyable.
Scroll down to view the photos:
DIY small cabin retreat: $57K, including the land

Ryan Lingard and Mariah Morrow built their tiny cabin for $57,000,
including the land. They call it The Signal Shed.

“It’s peaceful here, and spending time off the grid
resets your priorities.”

The Signal Shed is rustic, with no running water, no electricity, and a wood stove for heat.

“Where most people would have seen a steep, partially burned,
partially logged slope that didn’t have utilities,
Thank you to Valet once again.