When 13 cars are waiting at the drive-thru window of Tim Horton’s at 7:45AM on a warm fall morning and there are well over 500 empty parking spaces in the lot…it doesn’t surprise me that America has an obesity problem! And this does not even show the traffic back-up that typically occurs when such a line backs up into the street. I would challenge any organization that has a drive up window to raise their prices 10% just for utilizing the drive-thru. If that doesn’t solve the problem, lets raise them more….20%, 25%…heck 50% if it helps. You know, when I was a kid I walked a mile to catch my bus to school…a MILE! And this was in rain, snow, sleet, hail and whatever else mother nature felt like on any given day. Oh….this picture was taken…on my daily one mile walk to work.
There is a thread on Hearing Journey, a web site that I am a member of with my CIs. We’re talking about the unique feature of my CI’s t-mic. We were specifically talking about the effects of heat and humidity on our CIs. As much as I am a testimony to my CI’s durability when it comes to painting, I can also attest to its ability to hold up even under “sweating like a water fountain” conditions. This dude has a very canny sense of humor. He is an avid bicyclist. So, we were talking about…ok, its hot and humid out. Lets find something to do indoors. His response…… I have an in door rowing machine but I have to be moving in order for my GPS to work. Gotta love the dude…..
June 29, 2011 in Lighter moments
Since my new job is a mile from home, I took it upon myself to walk to work whenever the elements allowed. Now in its third week, I think I have seen enough to write a book. I take different routes. Some take me through the office park. Others will take me down my street to the main road. Yet others take me through parking lots. This morning, I was walking down my street which also includes several strip malls. As I am walking through the entrance of the parking lot of one of these malls, some woman in an SUV was signaling to make a right turn. I kept walking after all, pedestrians have the right of way, right? Unknown to this woman, I was able to read her lips (yes Tina…I used to be a professional lip reader!). She said, “Move, you bleeping bleep!” I am like…..helllllllllooooooooo, lady
It’s not so brand new but the cosmetics are. I have been wanting to dabble with some magazine formats for a while just so that I can get more stories in a single view. Many of you know me as a person of very simple means. Just get me from point A to point B in as few words possible in the least amount of time. So far, this one seems to be the easiest to maintain and the cleanest one. And, it doesn’t have too many useless features where I have to page through a manual as thick as War and Peace. I hope you like it and don’t be shy to offer any constructive (and not so constructive) criticism. And if you have any topics of interest that you would like me to broach, I am all eyes!
If you want to see me up close, just click on the picture. It’s not that scary….just a little goofy. This picture was taken by Checkers photographer at the Feel the Spirit 5K race, yesterday. As you can see closely, I am missing the lens in my glasses on the right side. This is not the first time it has happened. Only this time I wasn’t aware because of the way I was carrying them. Sucks to get old, doesn’t it? But then again, I shouldn’t be complaining since I have a full head of hair. My mom didn’t believe it nor did she believe I don’t have more than 10 gray hairs. She insisted on my niece checking my scalp to see if there was any coloring. I love my niece dearly. Next week is the Bunny Hop whose race director is the world famous Chuck Tokarz. This is
April 7, 2011 in Lighter moments
a dear friend and fan of Welcome to Sam Spritzer’s Web Site, Dot aka Dorothy of Reno NV, sent me this email…. The next time you decide to go on a trip or vacation, consider getting a bunch of these Gas Coupons. I didn’t realize it, but these coupons are good for one gallon of gas at most retailers. I have seen them around, but until recently never took advantage of them, I never realized their actual worth. You probably have one or two just lying around somewhere, now is the time to use them before they lose their value, and it’s too late!! These coupons can be obtained at most banks and retail stores across America. Gone forever are the days when it cost me 29 cents to fill up my first car, a 1963 Chrysler Newport. A full tank would cost about as much as the coupon above. That