Tom here today. So what annoys you the most? People? Dogs? Both? So you may know by now that both my parents and in-laws have cottages. And cottages typically mean close living quarters. So you do your best to get along with the neighbors. We do our best to be responsible dog owners. This means cleaning up poop so people don't step in it and giving the dogs plenty of exercise so they don't jump on people and bark. Prior to my wife, I never dealt with small dogs or dog rescues for that matter and didn't realize how yappy they can be. This is my story. We left the dogs at my in-laws for a bit while we visited my parents at their place and when we returned found this anonymous note on our front door.
This fall I had the privilege of coaching and being part of winning the New York State Volleyball Championship. In the last ten years I have coached boy’s and girl’s in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field and of course volleyball. I have personally witnessed, read and seen in the media numerous players, coaches and parents do hurtful, shameful and disgusting things in the name of sports. Those involved in sports are participating in what is essentially supposed to be a fun activity. A co-worker said sports is like playing a “game” in the “big game” of life.
There is an ever increasing parenting style in the U.S. that I’m going to label the “parent friend.” More and more kids and parents are BFFs than ever before. Personally, I feel this is a problem.
The greatest gift you can give your loved one this Valentine’s Day is free, and it’s not something you make or buy.
But first, let me tell you this love story to illustrate. And yes, this story is true.
I have never been a fan of fundraisers. Now I’m a high school teacher. It seems like every week, if not every day someone is asking me to buy or donate to something.
I can’t remember a Super Bowl where so many people were rooting against one team. Notice I didn’t say for one team.
A friend of a friend made this parody. Enjoy.
When I was a kid the Cabbage Patch kid craze was on. If you didn’t get yours early you might not get one. We were in Cabelas a month ago and a young girl had this Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll. Both girls 4 and 2 were enamored. They couldn’t stop staring. This doll talks and sings her famous song, “let it go.” And apparently, my wife managed to let it go because she totally forgot about the doll. Until a few days ago.
Do you do the holiday shuffle like we do for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter? You know trying to make it to several family gatherings the same day to cram everyone in. What do you take into account? Distance? Time? How good the food is? (Just a little joke).
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