Hello there! Late post today, I took my time getting home. Decided to stay at work a little later to work on something in peace and quiet since everyone else rushed home early. Got sidetracked catching up with a friend of mine who works on a different floor in the building. Began re-reading the first 70 pages of Big Sur whilst sipping on coffee of the free variety.
When I pulled up in my driveway, I noticed a grocery bag hanging on the handle of my garage door. It looked like it would contain something good. My curiosity was piqued and I wondered who stopped by while I was meandering my way home.
Upon closer inspection, I saw the fancy green logo for specialty grocery store AJ’s embossed on the side of the bag.
Inside was a small box of fancy fudge accompanied by an envelope addressed to “Dave”. I immediately knew, it was meant for the previous owner of the home who (according to my neighbor) relocated to the Pacific Northwest 2 years ago. Oh well. Finders keepers…
After walking by the TV station, I can now see that the giant plastic candy bar costumed characters roaming up and down the street are indeed handing out samples. I would like to receive a sample but for some reason do not say anything aloud to my co-worker, who is walking alongside me. Continue reading →
Happy autumn everyone! In case you didn’t know, today, September 22, is the first official day of fall. Despite the lingering warm weather, many of us have already been chowing down on fall flavored goodies and pulling out our light sweaters and other autumn gear for a few weeks. Here in Phoenix we still have another week of 100 degree weather but by next weekend, the temps will be down to the low 90s. Woo hoo!
We’ve all heard about the financial woes plaguing the United States Postal Service as the volume of snail mail is on the decline. I doubt mail service will completely disappear anytime soon, usage of mail will continue to decrease as we find increasing ways to communicate, pay bills and transfer documents on our laptops, tablets and smartphones. However, just as bricks and mortar mail service is becoming obsolete, are other forms of mail destined to go the way of the pay phone and fax machine? Continue reading →
Happy Independence Day! Hope all of you stateside are enjoying the holiday. In today’s post, I want to discuss the Where’s George website. If you’ve never heard of Where’s George, it is a website where you can track currency as it travels around the nation.
Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’m remembering some ideas I’ve had over the years. Had I followed through on some of them I might have actually made serious money (like my idea for voice recognition software at age 10). D’oh!
The junior high I attended officially closed down last Thursday. I always figured I’d be much older if something like this happened.
The school is 60 years old and the district feels it would be too costly to upgrade the buildings. When I attended back in the mid-90′s it seemed like the school needed several repairs back then, so I can just imagine what the repairs would cost now. Still, I felt a little lump in my throat knowing that my school will eventually be torn down. Continue reading →
When I first started this blog last June, I was gung-ho to post frequent entries and really kick-start my body of written work . It went well, and then the posts started to taper off. Continue reading →
Ah…spring break. It’s that time of year students everywhere are gearing up for a week of partying, or at least a week of absolute freedom in-between Winter Break and Summer Vacation.
As a student, I always looked forward to spring break but it wasn’t until I was done with school and gainfully employed that I truly appreciated Spring break. Go Figure.
When I was a young kid, I can’t say I remember spring breaks as anything special except more time to play outdoors, watch TV and read some more books. In high school, my friends and I would sit around the lunch table making grand plans to live it up during spring break. I don’t know if it was lack of money, cars or energy but none of these plans ever came to fruition. Continue reading →