Category Archives: Safety

Shaving cream, be nice and clean

With all the things going on that we could discuss…we have the Heat and the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals featuring a team that is trying to buy a championship and the other is a team that I enjoy as much as the Bears. We have the finals of Celebrity Apprentice with Lil John. Or we could discuss the marketing genius behind Angry Birds. We totally skipped over the Royal Wedding from a couple weeks ago. We could talk about the Social Media project I am driving at work or even the BIG fundraiser we are trying to run for the WNKM Swimming and Diving team.

But, it is coming down to talking about Dog Poop. Yes, Dog Poop. Well, I think it is from a dog.

Now, not owning a dog, nor ever having a pet, I may be out of the loop on this. But I am just looking for some rational answer on why the owner could not pick it up.

Is it because they are lazy? Or is it because it smelled really bad? Or as suggested by my friend Rob, the dog had to go 4 times but you brought only 3 bags?

But it is more than that. It really is. I recently read a quote by J.C. Watts. “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.

It comes down to your value system. It comes down to doing the right thing. Now I do not claim to be perfect, but I can tell you that I would not leave my dog poop all around. And I really hate picking up other peoples dog poop.

Now to tie this back to the title of the post, we use to sing this at Boy Scout camp. The lyrics should make you laugh a bit from Benny Bell.


Agree Disagree Yellow Red Coke Pepsi

Don’t have to many readers of the posts I make, but to the ones that do I say THANKS.

Each day I wake up I try to be a  better husband, better father, better co-worker, better friend, better follower of Christ, a better Swim Coach, a better PTO president, a better leader in the Community than I was the day before.  I try hard every day.

Some days I fail.  Some days I succeed.  And there are no OFF days in my life, nor do I want there to be any.

I use to tell Michelle that the reason that I do not like taking naps is that I might be missing an opportunity become a better person.   Well, not in those exact word, but something close.  And besides Sleep is Over Rated.

I think that America is a great place to live.  We have enough laws (some may think too many or too few) to keep us for the most part rational human beings.  We all have opinions, and we have every opportunity to voice said opinions.  We can blog about them like I do here, you can post them on Facebook, you can write a book, you can even do it in 140 characters.

Point being that with over 310 million people living in the US, we are never all going to agree.  Never.  It is impossible.

You may like the color Yellow, but I like Red.

You make like Butter Pecan, but I cannot stand it and like Carmel Chocolate Cookie Dough.

You may like the #88 and the #3 but I would rather have the #24 win each week in NASCAR.

You may be for the Health Care Bill, and although I think Health Care costs are too high, I do not like the bill.

You may think that Spiderman was the best superhero, but I would tell you that mine are Captain America followed closely by the Flash.

You may like Coke, but Pepsi is my choice.

You may like the movie Space Balls, but I find it mocking Star Wars to be a bit over the top.

You may think that public sector Unions should have collective bargaining rights, I think the other way.

Heck, I think that Ditka was wrong not to give Walter Payton a carry near the Goal Line when the Bears won the Superbowl, and I am not even a Bears fan.

We just need to be able to live together and get along.  We may not agree, and even if we discuss it until the cows come home, you may not change my view, nor may I change yours.  We should agree to disagree.

I lost my job back in 2008.  It put a great deal of things in perspective for me.  I realized who my friends were/are and I realized what was important to my happiness.  Becoming a better person.  That is what is important to me.  Lead by your actions and be a great listener.


SNOW Day

The kids thought today would be a snow day.  They did the little snow dance, they put spoons under their pillow, they put a white crayon in the freezer, and I think they even flushed an ice cube down the toilet, all in hopes for the elusive Snow Day.  But, Mother Nature did not oblige yet.

So the question for me is when did we reach the tipping point where people are so self absorbed that they drive without brushing off their car.  Now, maybe self absorbed is a little strong, and maybe some people think it is a bit presumptuous of me to tell other people that they need to brush off their car.

But is it not just a matter of safety?  And a matter of helping those around you drive better in these poor conditions.  If you already have 6 inches of snow on your car, do you think that the extra 5 minutes it takes to brush off  your car are going to get you to your destination any faster?  Chances are the road conditions are poor and slow, and you not brushing off your car are now adding to the pain the rest of us are going through.

Maybe we need to have a Snow Removal Awareness Month and use a White Ribbon??


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