This extended weekend please take some time to reflect on those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for us to be free. Thank you to the families of these brave men and women who selflessly marched on to battle for the rest of us Americans. Memorial Day is also known as unofficial start to summer, and all the activities that go with summer. I for one will be looking forward to time with my family and friends enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer this summer. Every day I drive by the Mississippi River and enjoy looking out across the water and I also have the bluffs to enjoy each day. You know something I have lived in La Crosse for 23 years now and still enjoy the views. Enjoy what you have and remember the meaning of Memorial Day.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
We will be spending less time on the highways. In fact we will be spending less time on about 726 miles of highways in the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Department of Transportation is going to begin putting up signs and once they are placed, the speed limit is as posted. We will now match our neighboring states with speed, I feel we should have gone for the gold and went for 80, but as the Movie What about Bob taught us, baby steps. I think in no time we will be driving that fast anyway as we always feel the need to push the envelope and since we raised the speed limit to 70 you know that it will mean 75-80. We have the technology for safety right?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Takata company from Japan that makes air bags is recalling over 35 million air bags, air bags from every car company out there. The reason is because six people have died and about a hundred have gotten hurt worldwide. These people got hurt because of the force in which the air bag deploys. I wonder if doing this will put that business out of business. I wonder how many lives that those airbags saved? Will this massive recall make other businesses not try to bring safety to the market over fears of being sued? I understand that we want safe cars but at what cost? Is it cold and insensitive of me to wonder about this? Do you think that the government is doing the right thing with this recall? I don’t think that they are.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Some stupid things that lots of us do; don’t save enough, foolishly spend on things we don’t need, don’t spend enough time with our families, don’t prioritize our lives, don’t give enough time for ourselves and our mental wellbeing. There are hundreds of things that we do on a regular basis that most just roll their eyes at or think what a dumbass. One of the trends that I have been noticing more and more is the idiots who text and drive, and I am not talking about the quick glance down at the phone while at a stop light, but the person who is obviously carrying on a conversation via text with someone while driving. If you want to be a dummy don’t do it while I’m on the road or anyone else. Here is an idea, have everyone who gets busted texting and driving do it on a race track going 55 miles per hour and see if they can do it without crashing.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time slips through your fingertips at an alarming rate. Ever really thought of it, you are younger than you will ever be at this moment, but at the same time you are the oldest you have ever been. Every day we have 24 hours to do what we need to do, 24 hours to make a difference, the choices that you make today, will make a difference in your future. Kind of a weird thing to think about it, but our time is limited. We have all lost some loved ones in our past, and will lose more in the future, it is sad to think, but we are limited to the amount of time we have here, and we all have things in our lives that wastes time. I am guiltier of wasting time than most. I really enjoy watching tv, and spend hours every week watching the tube. I also spend time taking naps, and drinking beer too. What are your biggest wastes of time?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Let the flood gates open. 3,2,1 GO! The Wisconsin assembly passed bill that would limit the amount of junk food that food stamp recipients can get. Food stamps can be used for some junk food but two thirds of it has to be nutritional foods such as beef, chicken, pork, potatoes, dairy products, fresh produce and the items that are included in the WIC program. Added to this that the assembly also passed a pair of bills that would require drug testing for state job training programs such as Wisconsin Works and for certain applicants for unemployment benefits. Both of these need to pass the Senate to become law. What are your thoughts on this? I am guessing that my social media page will be busting at the seams with people from both sides weighing in on how the other side is wrong. Please be nice in your comments.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Are we ready for new money? There is talk about introducing new 20 dollar bills by 2020 with influential women on them instead of Alexander Hamilton. I bet that you don’t even know who Alexander Hamilton is. I wrote about the need to keep pennies many years ago, I think I am going to rethink that one, either round it up or round it down to the nearest nickel. Also since I am talking about money I think we need larger than the one hundred dollar bill, cause when you make a bigger purchase and it is a cash purchase, you got a pretty big wad of cash, and also with the way inflation is, to buy your weekly groceries you need at least a hundred bucks and if the gas prices keep sneaking up we will for sure see the prices we saw before, and that means a c-note for a fill.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Today I celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary, and I always think it is cheesy when people say 25 years ago I married my best friend. When we were dating we often talked about the future, I think that most people do, we often have grand illusions to what we wanted, places we want to go and things we want to achieve. I remember right after we got engaged we were talking about kids and that Marcia said she wanted to have four kids with twins. I laughed, well she got her wish, and I am glad for that. I wanted to be successful in my radio career, I think I have achieved that goal, I also wanted to be retired at 50, but I don’t think that that will happen. I want to take my little space here today to thank Marcia for allowing me to spread my wings and fly to where our dreams would take us. As in every relationship we have had our ups and our downs, and I think if we were really keeping track that there have been more ups than downs. I also think that we are more than friends, we are partners. Happy Anniversary.
Monday, May 11, 2015
I have a couple of things on my mind today. First off on Saturday I was driving under the I-90 Bridge and a small something dropped from one of the beams that they were working on and cracked my windshield. Who is responsible for that? Also where does one go to get that fixed? Secondly tis the season for cancelled tv shows, this is always a sad time for me as I get hooked on the some of the new shows and no sooner am I hooked they get cancelled. I even started just recording a few of the iffy shows and don’t start watching them until after the forth show just so I don’t get stuck. That didn’t work on a few of the shows this year. I kind of liked the show Backstrom, and also Forever both got cancelled. I was starting to enjoy Allegiance and that was cancelled in midseason, at least the network continued to play it online. Don’t the networks know that we watch tv differently now than before, they should give shows a chance to survive.
Friday, May 8, 2015
We all do weird things and have weird habits, for example I always grab 3 paper towels when drying my hands. I also will say ouch when someone fake punches me, I check the fridge for new and different food even though I know there is only the same old stuff. I am constantly checking the time because I forgot what time it was when I just checked it a few minutes ago. I go back and retype a sentence rather than trying to just fix the word that is misspelled. When I send out an important email, that I have read and reread about 10 times go back and reread it again right after I send it, and most of the time I am like, damn why did I send that. When I sit down to watch tv at lunch I don’t start eating until the show is starting. I meow at cats and bark at dogs and finally I occasionally check to see if I can move things with your mind. Are any of these things that you do?