Sunday, February 12, 2012

5 Reasons Not to Play Little League Basketball

1. The try-outs are bogus. Some coaches already have a "winning team" put together, and will not recruit your kiddo unless he knows the game enough to add to the "existing" team. The other kiddos who are already on the team won't appear for try-outs.

2. If your kiddo hasn't played any basketball at all, he will look like a lost sheep during the games. Since the try-outs are bogus, the team your kiddo ends up with, is probably a gathering of kiddos without any basketball skills.

3. If your kid is not with a "winning" team, he may end up with a coach with no coaching skills, but who has sons on the team. So, your son probably ends up not picking up any basketball skills. Didn't people use to sign their kiddos up for Little League to learn to play basketball?

4. If the coach's son plays worse than your son, your son may sit on the bench more than his, just because his dad is the coach.

5. Some of the parents think it's the NBA, and become too verbally excited during the games.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We're Nuts

Thanks to Roman May

When my company approached me about heading up their new office, I excitedly accepted. However, I may have been a little too excited. You see, I apparently agreed to move from my nice warm state of Georgia to illinois. And if that wasn’t bad enough, I apparently agreed to make that move during the coldest month of the year, February. So yeah, my wife and I are all packed up and ready to go. I can’t tell you how many people have told us that we’re nuts, but we see it more as an adventure. Lucky for me, my wife is super organized and the biggest planner in the world. She’s already done her research on apartments that we need to look at when we get there, possible telephone providers, possible cable providers and on possible internet provider. She’s even gone so far as to print out maps of the area grocery stores, libraries and shopping centers. And what kind of woman would she be if she hadn’t gone and bought us both new winter coats and somehow managed to get herself an entire winter wardrobe. Oh well, she deserves it. So we may be nuts, but thankfully, we’re prepared. Wish us luck.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5 Reasons to Plant Your Own Vegetables

1. It saves you money.

2. You can be sure the vegetables are not sprayed with insecticides.

3. Your kids may have some fun taking care of the vegetable garden.

4. Picky eaters may try vegetables from their own garden.

5. You can share a bountiful harvest with friends and extended families - spreading goodwill.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Paint Job

Guest post from: Constance Rodgers

We recently had our home repainted, and what a project that was! We put it off for years since it would cost us a pretty penny, so our home really needed it. I’m so glad we decided to hire painters, because the results were fabulous. I know that I would never be able to do as great of a job as the professionals did, and I didn’t want to end up with an exterior that looked messy. The painting company we hired was surprisingly professional and prompt. Everything got done right on schedule. That was important to us since we had family coming in for the holidays. One of the painters took note that we didn’t have a home security system and recommended we go to and check out our options. He said that with a home as nice as ours, it would be worth it for us to get an alarm system hooked up so we could feel safer. It was so nice to have workers in our home who were so respectful and dependable. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family, and will hire them again next time I need my home painted.

Friday, January 6, 2012

5 Reasons to Watch Dr Oz

1. To be reminded to stay healthy

2. To get tips for treating ailments the natural way

3. To get tips on how to eat healthy

4. To be acquainted with the different ways of exercising

5. To be entertained

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 Reasons to Send Christmas Gifts Early

1. To make sure gifts do not reach family and friends after Christmas

2. To make sure you won't be standing in long lines at the postal office

3. To cut down the stress

4. To make sure you have time to get really thoughtful gifts

5. Last minute shopping is no fun

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

kim k

I appreciate the guest post, Vito Rivers

I have been on satellite internet all day today reading all of the gossip rags. My favorite television personality, Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce from her husband of only seventy two days, Kris Humphries!! I found this out while on the internet actually watching her wedding special on E! I felt like they didn’t have any chemistry but I was really hoping for the best. Kim has been married before and I didn’t think that she would rush into a wedding that she didn’t think that was going to be good for her. I never really liked Kris Humphries, because I thought that he was a baby. Turns out, he really was a baby. I know that I am partial to Kim, but I really think that he acted like a humungous brat on the show. There are lots of theories circling the internet about the divorce. Some people say that the wedding was a sham, but I don’t think that it was. I think that she got into the relationship, realized that she was 31, and was in the wrong relationship. I think it is good for her that she got out! At least she isn’t wasting her time.