jkh scornful

Black Friday

If you we’re hurt in a Black Friday event you did that to yourself. You knew what you were getting into when you traded your safety for a discount. And if you are a retailer that created that environment, you deserved to get sued mercilessly until Black Friday sales are no longer a good idea. ( I felt like dressing up like a bear and shredding the tents of the idiots camped out in front of Best Buy.)

Quotations

Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

Iwo Jima

Thank You Veterans

I am thankful for veterans; Men & women who wrote a check they hope will never be cashed. Thank you for walking the wall for us and staring the enemy in the eye. I don’t pretend to know what it is like to know that at any time I may be sent into harms way. I don’t act like I know the emotions behind that. All I can do is convey is an attitude of gratitude for all those who have served our country so selflessly. Thank you for believing in America enough to pledge your very life.

hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Lessons

Some hard earned advice for my friends who went through Sandy (We have been through a few here in Houston:)

1) Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.
2) TV/Internet is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful.
3) Hurricanes are like Christmas- either way you are getting a tree in your house.
4) A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser’s to a drinkable temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14-pound turkey frozen for 8 more hours.
5) Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14 generators.
6) People will get into a line that has already
formed without having any idea what the line is for.
7) Hurricanes do keep the mailman from his appointed rounds.
8) Cell phones sometimes work when land lines are
down, but only as long as the battery remains charged.
9) Twenty-seven of your neighbors are fed from a
different transformer than you, and they are quick to point that out!
10) He who has the biggest generator wins.

fallback

Fall Back Means….

So I just caught myself having the same conversation I have had with myself twice a year for as long as I can remember: “Fall back, spring ahead… So let’s see… Do I lose an hour of sleep or gain an hour? So if I fall back one hour that means if it’s 5 on the clock, my body thinks it’s 6. Woo-hoo! Picked up an hour of sleep, sweet!” Twice a year, every year.