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Some Not Worthy News (includes Dad-Bod)

And here we are on Friday!

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You typically see news that is referred to as newsworthy. This is news over the last couple of months that is not worthy!

First, don’t take selfies with bears. A Denver TV station has a story with some good advice! (KDVR) Apparently, people in the town saw a bear and her two cubs walking through downtown Aspen. According to the story,  police said there was a “fairly large crowd of photo-takers and those that insisted on trying to get close enough to take selfies.”

Police also said  that one woman walked up to the bears — while carrying her child — to get a selfie. Why am I not surprised?

Next is the story of the funeral crasher who kept taking from the buffets. (Mirror.co.ur) The same lady kept attending funerals at the church for 14 years and no one knew who the mystery mourner was. She would chat with the family and then chow down on the buffet “like there was no tomorrow”.

It appears that even though the minister felt that she was free to attend funerals, now that her identity is known, her days of crashing will be uncomfortable. I guess funeral directors will be on the lookout for her. Now what will she do with her buffet pants. The ones with the expandable waist!

And finally…

How to have an immediate dad-bod (here) Here’s why the inventor explained as the reason for the invention Dadbag, a fanny pack that will give you an instant ‘dad bod’

I made the Dadbag because I’m desperate to have dad bod but I’m also very concerned about the health risks associated with it. The solution is quite simple, a bumbag with a proper dad belly printed on it. Now I can put on a dad bod whenever I feel like it and even store my valuables in it.The Dadbag is currently not available to buy, but I’m on the lookout for partners and manufacturers to hopefully go into mass production soon.

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Here’s the “amazing accessory choices:

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I hope you have a great weekend!

And for our pic o’ day:

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The Carpenter and His Tree

Since it’s Friday, let’s just dive in… how about it!

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Not long ago, a paralegal said to me after one of our clients left, “she is always so upbeat”. She was upbeat, despite the fact that life was so difficult. I knew the hardship that she was going through. Still, she always seemed so positive. It reminds me of the story of the carpenter and his trouble tree. A good reminder.

A carpenter had just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work. His electric saw had broken at work. His old truck refused to start, when he tried to get home from work. So, a co-worker drove him home. The whole ride he sat in still silence.

Once they arrived at his house, he invited the co-worker in to meet his family. As he walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree; touching the tips of the branches of the tree with both hands.

When he opened the door, there was an amazing transformation of his countenance. His tanned face was filled with a smile and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. He looked so happy.

Afterward, he walked his co-worker to the car. Again, they passed that same tree that he had touched with both hands. The co-worker couldn’t help it. He had to know the significance of that tree. Why had he touched it with both hands?

Oh, that’s my trouble tree“, he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job. But one thing for sure, troubles don’t belong at home with my wife and the children. So I just hang them upon the tree every night when I come home. Then, in the morning I pick them up again.”

“The funny thing is”, he continued, “when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging there from the night before.”

I think my client was saying the same thing with her positive attitude.

I hope you have a great weekend!  And for pic o’ day.

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I am Golfing Today

I am posting this picture because I relate to it. I haven’t golfed in 12 years. I am sure other golfers are saying, “Are you serious?”, as I swing my clubs. Should I keep score by counting lost golf balls?

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I am posting the following story that was sent to me. Good for a Friday blog and it made me laugh. I think we could all learn a lesson from this farmer!

A DEA officer stopped at our farm yesterday, he said “I need to inspect your farm for illegal growing drugs”  

I said, “Okay, but don’t go in that field over there.”  

The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, “Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!” Reaching into his rear pants pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and shoved it in my face. “See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish…On any Land!!! No questions asked or answers given!! Have I made myself clear?…do you understand?!!” 

I nodded politely, apologized, and went about my chores.  A short time later, I heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by my big old mean bull…With every step, the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he’d sure enough get gored before he reached safety.  The officer was clearly terrified.  

I threw down my tools, rant to the fence and yelled at the top of my lungs “Your Badge, show him your BADGE!!!” 

 

And, for our Friday Pic O’…Sometimes, you you come to a fork in the road and you just have to take it. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

 

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I Love Friday Randomness!

Normally I don’t get sidetracked by schedule, while blogging. I sometimes joke that I can blog with one hand and talk on the phone with the other. I truly enjoy it.  Not this time. My schedule of court and travel got in the way of any real substantive bloggging.

Still, I so enjoy the casual blogging of a Friday, that I didn’t want being in court this morning to be an impediment to Our Friday Blog. So, not surprisingly, my blogging usually involves some random pictures. I know that you have already figured that out by now.

Here’s our first one… the random “Where is Chis Christie from the beach”. These memes crack me up.

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And of course, there’s nothing wrong with a look-back from the OJ parole hearing. Aren’t you glad that he can get back out on the golf course and start looking for Nicole’s killer!

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And finally, here’s a good reminder on life that I just saw. I hope that you have a great weekend! These are the good days!

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Vacation Blog

Here’s a “circus story” (I miss the circus, by the way) on what is real. Then you and I can figure out what it means.

A man badly needed a job, so he applied with the circus. The person hiring for the circus told him that there was only one job available. The monkey had recently died, and they needed someone to dress up in a monkey suit and climb in the cage. The man was so desperate that he took the “monkey job”.

His instructions were to scratch and jump around so that the folks wouldn’t know that he was a fake. After a while, he got so good at it that he even started swinging around on the tree in the cage. Soon he got too carried away, until by accident he swung over the top of the cage and fell into the lions’ den.

The man (monkey) began to cry out, “Help! Help!”. The old lion lying in the corner looked  at the monkey and whispered “shut up, you fool, or the crowd will know that we’re both fakes”.

I’m not sure why that story cracks me up, but I do know that it’s a reminder in life… just be real! Right?

A couple of blogs ago I mentioned that I needed a vacation. That was a clue! I will be back in a week. I promise to be ready to write! So I suppose that you are saying the following to me:

 

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Taking Responsibility, Making a List, and Just Relaxing!

Today I titled the blog Taking Responsibility, Making a List, and Just Relaxing! because it just seems appropriate for Our Friday Blog. Plus, this gives me an excuse to post some pictures that make me smile.

Does the first one remind us to accept responsibility? (or enjoy Nutella?)

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Then, I found this list of things to do that someone posted. Some of these really made me laugh! (even the way the list gets smaller at the bottom. That’s either running out of steam or low priority.)

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And finally, when it’s all said and done, sometimes a good goal is to have no goal for the weekend!

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I hope you truly have a great one!

Smiles and Mud(d)

Have you ever heard the expression that a good outfit starts with the shoes. In some respects, I sorta started with a blog title and then surrounded it with pictures. You’ll see what I mean.

Since this is a Friday blog, I always feel like it’s acceptable to aimlessly ramble. Especially if I wrote some long blogs the past week. And I know I did because I had few people remark this week that, “You wrote a long blog today”. Is that a good thing? See!

So first, (and of course I love a sentence that starts with “So”. See, aimless ramble!) let me give you the substance of the blog.

Do you know where the expression came from that “Your name is mud”?  It relates to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. “Relates” is a key clue.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician that gave medical help to John Wilkes Booth. Booth had broken his leg after jumping down from the theater box, after shooting Lincoln. Mudd was ultimately convicted of being a conspirator with Booth.

Many historians have since argued that he was only performing services as a doctor and not really doing anything that indicated intent to be involved in the assassination. Still, many credit a damaged reputation as being related to “His name was Mudd”.

Separately, that expression was already used as slang before that event, but it became more popular after the connection to Dr. Mudd. A story in a story. Like a fig newton? Maybe?

Now to the smiles!

Our first picture comes from my mom:

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Second

 

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And third, this one really makes me smile! He does look like a “good boy”!

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Have a great weekend. I’m excited to see my Dad for Father’s Day!

Just Some Friday Law(s)

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From AvvoStories comes some unique laws:

In Maryland, it is still illegal for lions to attend the theater.

In Minnesota, you may not enter the state with a duck or chicken on your head.

In Oklahoma, you can be fined or jailed for making “ugly faces” at dogs.

In Washington, it is against the law to pretend that your parents are rich.

And finally, In West Virginia it is illegal to whistle while underwater.

And these are great reminders why we really do need weekends, and so do legislators.

I hope you have a great one!

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A Story… Not Mesopotamia

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It just seems politically correct to start out the blog with a couple of rain pic o’s:

 

 

 

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Right?

Usually on Friday, I try to blog… without really blogging because I know you don’t need some long dissertation on what happened to the historical findings from the Mesopotamian rivers. “What?” Exactly!

Instead, just a story:

For Columbus Day, a teacher assigned her third-grade class the assignment of drawing one of Columbus’s three ships. Soon, one of the students walked to the front with his paper and asked if he could leave, because he had finished his assignment. The stunned teacher turned the student’s paper over to find one lone dot in the middle of the page.

“What’s that?” the teacher asked. The student replied, “That’s Columbus, way out to sea.”

Have a great weekend!!!!

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Confidence, Connection and Cake

As I come to the end of the blogging week, it causes me to wander into the world of random. This time, I think that the three pictures tell the story better than I can.

First, I appreciate this demonstration of being confident in your work. For some reason, I cannot take my eyes off this one without thinking, “Is he crazy or confident?”. Elliot Wisbrod used multiple aliases in his lifetime. His business was selling firearms and equipment and he was very successful at selling to both police officers and the mob. The inventor of the bullet-proof vest.

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And then, this pic o’ makes me feel connected to them. The eye contact is amazing. I guess that’s why they always recommend looking into the eyes… the windows to the soul!

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And finally…. don’t we deserve cake? Have a great weekend!!!!

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