Archive for November, 2008


Show me your ID, please.

Must Be 17??

Content may be mature

What is this? Do my eyes deceive me? Frosty, Rudolph and Santa? Restricted to those 17 and older? Nah. It’s just Walmart’s way of not properly handling a Not Rated DVD. Kinda funny if you ask me.

Oh, btw, if you’re looking to add these classic stories to your collection, make your purchase online and have them shipped to your local store. It’s 4 bucks cheaper online and “site to store” shipping is free. Just don’t fill up your buggy with a bunch of stuff you don’t need when you go to pick up your new found treasure, okay?


Love runs through it

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This has always been one of my favorite views. It’s true that the scenery is nice. That the Ohio River forcefully divides the land, and that you can see Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia all in this single view. But the best view, in my opinion, is the picture of the love of family.

In the foreground is Grandma and Grandpa, holding one of many cousins. Circa 1986.


But will there be cake?

Today is my ‘lil sister’s birthday.
Here is another pic from the archive:

Happy birthday sis.

PS. German Chocolate Cake sounds good right about now, no? :)


Happy Anniversary

Today is mom and dad’s 38th wedding anniversary. Thank you for setting such a great example over the years.

Mom and dad, November 1999


T-shirt Shop

T-shirt shop

T-shirt shop

In 1995, I set up a T-shirt shop at Gibralter Trade Center in Mount Clemens. I was there for about 4 months, right up until the end of the Christmas season. I learned a lot during this time, from merchandising and display on a tight budget, to part time help and sales. The most important thing I think I learned was the fact that I hate carrying inventory. It took years for me to get rid of what I had purchased, with the last of it going to the local thrift stores.

Ah, good times. Good times.


Election Day 2008

Vote At Township Hall

A reminder that the voting locations have changed this year.

Vote Here

Early Line

This was the early line. I was there at 7 AM this morning, believe it or not.
People were already parking on the lawn. I decided I needed more sleep, and went back in the afternoon.

The afternoon trip was quick. All of 10 minutes in and out the door. Just how it should be.


Don’t Forget!

By now, everyone in the USA should have moved their clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time. If not, we’ll wait.

Hurry up.

Done yet?


So what would be more important than adjusting your clocks so that you don’t show up for work at the wrong time? Changing the batteries in your smoke detector. The NFPA suggest that smoke detectors should have their batteries replaced every six months. I change mine when I change the clocks. Makes it that much easier to remember.

Oh, and please. Don’t use those cheap dollar store batteries either. Use a quality name brand battery with a clear date of use on it. Why should you risk the life of your loved ones to save a few bucks??

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