Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest Sponsored by Kiwi Shoe Care

For less than five dollars you can participate in this contest. If you don't want to compete, just spend the five dollars on a can of polish, find a old t-shirt and polish your shoes anyway. If you can not handle the manual labor go to Nordstroms, Alice does a superb job.
"The next time you see a politician who needs a good shoe shine, direct them to this blog. I do not think they ever polish their shoes. But, depending what happens next Tuesday, I may be asking you to forget the blog and send them to me so I may earn some extra pocket money."
As posted by WPDGNEWARK the week before the 2008 election.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Foggy Morning

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busier Isn't Always Better

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always
best to keep busy, to plow your anger
and your energy into something positive."
--Lee Iacocca

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Newark, Ohio hidden spot

This beautiful parcel of land sits within the city limits behind North Newark's Walmart and only viewed by several condominium owners. It always looks like a well maintained park.
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Friday, September 24, 2010


Traffic patterns have always been a problem, this week with the closing of State Route 16's exit and entrance ramps at North 21st Street has upset many. Country Club Drive, W. Church Street and Granville Street congestion during the construction have proven we need a news copter or least cameras on top of buildings for a traffic report every morning and evening.
The best route I have found to head towards the North 21st Street area is to head towards Downtown Newark, wave at the Chamber Girls and go north on Hudson Avenue.
Steve Layman has said several times to me over the past years,
"highways should not be built through the center of a city". Wish he had been around
in the 60s when St. Rt. 16 was being planned. If he had been,
it may have been also named St. Rt. 161, which is another good idea.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem.A friend of mine last week, yawn often during the afternoon, by late afternoon she passed out. Her co-workers called 911 as they should have done and she was rushed to Licking Memorial Hospital. Not too long ago, she would have been flown to a Columbus area hospital with her issue.
LMH's two year old Interventional Cardiac Services had a cardiologist on duty to examine her problem in the Catheterization Lab and installing a stent into her 100% blocked artery. The best part of this story is she was home in her own bed in three days
and will only have missed work for one week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"This is nice to be able to stay in the community"

Something "big" happened yesterday at C-TEC, it was not an announcement to place a levy on the ballot, another round of problems with contractors or their tremendous graduation rate.

Click here to read The Newark Advocate's story of how C-TEC is providing something not just for their students, but to help local industry.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


"You don't get paid for the hour.
You get paid for the value you bring to an hour."
- Jim Rohn

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Detail Your Car(in 15 Minutes)
Next to baseball and barbeque, there's no greater American summer ritual than washing your car. But do you really have the time for the whole bucket of suds and a wax job? Get a gleaming ride in minutes with a few key products and a roadside car wash.
Thank you to Valet for your often handy tips.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


This morning (EST) nine years ago our country changed. We found out you can be the wealthiest and most powerful country on earth, but still not be safe.
We travel different, we are policed different, your work place and where you shop are different. Big Brother knows more about us today than he did nine years and one day ago.
Nine years latter we are more aware: a lot of people around the world do not like our country or us personally.
We learned the hard way, everyone should look over their shoulder and help the people paid to protect us, protect us even better. We now live in a culture of fear and need to make sure our children do not grow up without their guard up.
Happy Birthday Mom.

Friday, September 10, 2010

150th anniversary this year, Campari is almost a ritual in Italy

"Campari and orange do positively click. I’m savvy enough to
know when not to argue with 58 million Italians."
The Americano
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet vermouth
Dash of seltzer
Mix Campari and vermouth in an old fashioned glass. Add ice and seltzer.
Finish with a twist of lemon or a slice of orange.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


"I said, 'I do not fear those pants / With nobody inside them.'I said, and said, and said those words. / I said them. But I lied them."—Dr. Seuss

"But vanity waist sizing is so entrenched, it couldn't possibly be changed overnight, at least not without a government mandate. The only solution seems to be a gradual, year-by-year shaving of quarter-inch by quarter-inch until, in 2021, men's pants finally correspond with the label numbers — conveniently just in time for the New World Order's switch to mandatory full jumpsuits."

Click here to read Esquire's "Are your paints lying to you?"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Projects

Gutters are clean, a couple of windows washed, quarterly taxes paid and Lucy's two ramps are built making it easier in her older age to visit the Lady's Room. The weekend was not perfect, but close enough. Now to find stimulus funds for the ramp material, I think pets are a part of the Health Reform Bill.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear,
only the hero confronts his fear
and converts it into fire"
~ Cus D'Amato, boxing manager