There’s a kid in our neighborhood that goes around and mows just about everyone’s yard for them. This kid works all the time. I thought he was saving for a car since he’s only 15 but I’m not so sure now. I was coming home from work last Friday and heard this awesome music coming from his house.
I thought he just had his stereo cranked up and honestly thought he was going to be in major trouble when his parents got home. How wrong I was! I went in my house, changed into my jeans and headed back out. As I passed his house again, the garage door was open this time and he and some friends were in there jamming.
This kid had a band and man they were pretty darn good. I pulled over to listen for a while but decided to get out and let the kids know how much I enjoyed their music. This kid had been working to get alesis mixers at Guitar Center. No wonder they sounded so good. One things for sure, if they keep working like they are at mowing yards and buying quality equipment, these kids will go far because they are just flat-out good.
The radio show that I used to produce is still on the air. Legally Speaking is broadcast live every Saturday night on WLAC 1510 AM, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
The attorney who I worked with the most and became good friends with was the anchor and show host, but he left the show a few years ago and I left shortly right after. I still like the other guys, but the show is just not the same without the anchor.
They changed the format slightly – each of the lawyers on the show plays an instrument and sings old country songs as the show cuts to commercial or comes back from station breaks. They aren’t exactly great musicians, but I think it helps make these guys seem a little more human and approachable to listen to them sings and play guitar for a few minutes every hour. As I said they aren’t exactly great musicians but thank the good lord that they have enough talent not to chase away their listeners. They really took a chance with that path.
Even though I don’t work with them any more, I try to listen to the show if I’m home on a Saturday night and think to tune in the radio to their show. I always learn something new about the law and the legal system and it’s good to hear familiar voices, too.
When I first started blogging I would share on my blog a funny story or joke that had come my way via the Internet, but then I heard that if you place content on your blog that isn’t “original content” that you could be placing your my blog in jeopardy with the Google Gods. Now of course no one wants to do that. I have a lot of questions, ideas and opinions on this issue. I wish someone at Google could and would talk to me about it so that I could relax a bit more and feel comfortable with what I place on my own personal blog.
But in the meantime please enjoy this short little humorous story that I couldn’t resist posting here on my own personal blog today. Maybe even one of the Google Gods will get a kick out of it as well and leave me alone!
Exercise For Folks Over The Age of Forty
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and then relax.
Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level.)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
Most people I know are getting excited about getting money back here real soon from having done the yearly chore of filing our tax returns. From what I hear is that a good amount of this money is going straight to credit card companies that must really rake it in and totally love this time of year when so many people are using their tax money to keep them all in business and in the red.
My brother-in-law just got his check and went immediately online to order the products that he has been anxious to get going so that he can start bringing in some more money through his “fix it shop” that he has built out back. It takes money to make money, there is no doubt about that. It will be great when he gets the auto lift that he ordered from best buy auto equipment. He has been on their mailing list for the last couple of years and has done a good amount of business with them and keeps coming back for more, so they must be doing something right. He isn’t known for being quiet and easy-going, actually he can be a real pain in the neck at times, but a good guy with a good heart that keeps my sister and their kids happy.
two post car lift
Once he gets this car lift delivered, installed and ready to go, I believe that he will start doing more side jobs that he has turned down until he gets this much-anticipated auto lift. I know that I’ll be turning to him for some work that he has been promising me from all the help I have provided for him during this whole process of getting his shop built and ready for business.
My first experience at a Dicks Last Resort was a rip-roaring, rowdy time with good food, plenty of cold beer, and a wait staff that instigated all kinds of fun and mischief throughout the crowd. It was so much fun I couldn’t wait to go back.
Alas, the first Dick’s Last Resort was in San Antonio and I haven’t been back to that one. But I have been to others and they have all been just as much fun. I’ve been to the Dicks in Chicago, which is up at Navy Pier. I’ve also been in the one in Myrtle Beach, and that one had a rascal for a waiter and even the manager was in on the pranks and jokes.
If you ever have the chance and want to have so much fun you can hardly stand to leave, go to a Dick’s Last Resort. There are some people who take their kids to this place, but I promise you will have a better time if you keep the group to adults only. The jokes and the banter is above the heads of the little people and you don’t want to be distracted or inhibited now, do you?
I’ve never checked their website before now, even their website is colorful, entertaining, and interactive check it out at http://www.dickslastresort.com/. See what their joke of the day is and take a look to see if there is a Dicks Last Resort anywhere near you are, it looks like they have even more locations than I thought.