In With The South, Out With The East

November 9, 2011

In sports, the SEC is very popular these days, especially in football. But, as Frank Deford points out, it’s hard times for members of the Big East. 

OK, here’s the idea: Greece leaves the EU and jumps to the SEC.
Bingo! With all the television and bowl money it would get, Greece would be solvent again, and the Southeastern Conference would get that big Athens TV market.
http://www.npr.org/2011/11/09/142128332/in-with-the-south-out-with-the-east

My Dad Blocks Text Messaging on His Phone

November 4, 2011

AS OF TODAY OUR CELL PHONE HAS BEEN BLOCKED FOR TEXT MESSAGES.
I noticed on a couple of recent Verizon bills that I had been charged for a text message. I have never sent a text, nor do I even know how to retrieve one, and the same goes for Mom. Therefore, I do not want to receive charges for an unused tool.

You can call me at any time (preferably not after 11:00 pm until 6:00 am, eastern time), but in an emergency you can call any time. I recently was awakened at 1:33am by someone looking for someone named Tanya. I should have told them that Tanya was in my bed and don’t disturb us again, but at that hour I was not too quick on the trigger.
You can also e-mail us because I can access that either here at home or away, and even on my “I Pad”.
Or if you are not in a hurry you can send me a letter or post card.
All calls and messages are cheerfully received and replied to, unless we forget.
Incidentally, I think all the texts we have received were junk mail from advertisers.
Best to you all and love from both Mom and me.

Qaddafi is Dead!

October 20, 2011
Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi is dead, Libya’s Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril confirms.

A spokesman for the National Transitional Council says Qaddafi died of wounds suffered during his capture near his hometown of Sirte, and, in unconfirmed reports, says that his son, Mo’Tassim, was also killed. News of the fugitive tyrant’s death was celebrated in Tripoli and throughout Libya as graphic images of his body quickly spread.  – Fox News report.

John Wooden’s Creed for Life

October 6, 2011
Making the Most of Oneself
·         Be true to yourself
·         Make each day your masterpiece
·         Help others
·         Drink deeply from good books
·         Make friendship a fine art
·         Build shelter against a rainy day
·         Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day

Happiness Comes From Making and Keeping Nine Promises
·         Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness and prosperity as often as possible
·         Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special that you value
·         Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best in yourself and others
·         Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own
·         Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind
·         Promise to forget the mistakes of the past après on to greater achievements in the future
·         Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile
·         Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others
·         Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit trouble to press on you