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.
Interesting how many different types of sleep disorders that are now being treated for these days. Sleep, or the lack of it, is a hot topic of discussion and concern for many people, so many studies are being done, media attention is rampant and sleeping disorder centers are popping up all over all in an effort to make us all sleep better at night in today’s crazy and hectic fast paced world that we are now living in.
The economy and all its issues has taken its toll on so many people, stress is overwhelming and sleeping issues are a major concern and the need for treatment is growing by the bounds. Stress is something that affects your health, mind, body and soul, and we have more than enough of it to go around at this point.
The Internet offers an avenue to take in order to research the issue and find the right doctor and treatment center for any sleeping disorders that are invading our sleeping patterns. Snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, bed wetting, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, sleep walking, night sweats and even jet leg, are all examples of sleeping concerns that treatment is now readily available, affordable and accessible to more people each year.
It is so refreshing to hear some good, exciting positive news for once. I swear it seems like all I hear is sob stories from friends and family, co-workers and neighbors, along with all the other people who I come in contact with while I’m going about my daily business. Believe me I have had my own issues along the way as well. It’s just that it gets to me sometimes being surrounded by such pain and misery as what is being experienced since this economy crisis just keeps ruining people’s lives in so many ways, as you well know.
Once in a great while I will run across someone who has just gotten married and are buying a new home or having their baby and seem to be healthy and happy, weathering the storm fairly well with a big genuine smile on their face. Today while I was standing in line at the bank, I over heard the bank teller telling the customer in front of me about how excited she was over finding out that her 22-year-old step-son has finally “snapped out of it” as she put it and has been seriously looking into training to be mortgage broker something that he can do from home online. I have been going to this bank for so long that I know all the good folks that work there, so I didn’t feel bad about over hearing their conversation and having her (the bank teller) elaborate a bit more of her good news while taking care of my transactions. I just loved the look of happiness and pride on her face and wanted to savor every moment of that glow, because those types of faces have been few and far between these past 6 years.
Unfortunately there is still no light at the end of the tunnel which would provide so many people with some kind of hope.