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Sideburns and Swimsuits

I can tell that summer is here. I wrote a Friday blog that I forgot to post and all weekend, our email was down. So, I am late posting the blog this morning. However…

It’s Monday and we are full steam into the steam! So, I thought I would give you some history… of the sideburn and the swimsuit. It reminded me (ok… google reminded me when I did a search) of Greek Philosopher Heraclitus who said that, “The only thing that is constant is change!”

Which leads me to our first historical part of the blog that combines a bit of war, leadership… and a horrible hairstyle look!

First we have Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. He coined the phrase sideburn. Wow!


Which leads us to controversy in history. This is Annette Kellerman in 1907, who was arrested for indecency after showing up at the beach with this fitted one-piece bathing suit.


Yes… laws have changed.

Writing on Anything

With the craziness of the weather, it caused me to want to write about something I wanted to write about. So I thought, “What do I want to write about?”. Time ticked on.

Then I thought that I would figure out a way to write about baseball. Still, I couldn’t figure out how spring training belonged in a legal blog. Boom… it happened.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they are going to be selling the Churro Dog during the season. Right then, I knew what I needed to blog about. Somehow, I needed to make this a contract matter. The Churro Dog!


It is described as a “warm cinnamon churro sitting inside a Long john chocolate-glazed donut which is then topped with frozen yogurt, caramel and chocolate sauces”. The estimated calorie count? 1117 calories.

That’s when I realized that I had my contract. For $8.50… 1117 calories.

Last year, Arizona announced that they were selling a D-Bat Dog for the tidy sum of $25.


It’s described as an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon. And, served with a side of fries. So, I suppose that they are counting on people to start out with the dog and finish off with the Churro. That’s a meal that will separate us from the herd!

herded like cattle not used

Just as a side note, the Texas Rangers first introduced a $25 dog in 2012 that was 2-feet-long. They called it the broomstick. They sold over 20,000 of them that season. So…. there is a market for those fix ins’.  And for me… a blog that makes me hungry on a Thursday. Well, maybe just a little hungry.

And for pic o’ day, I imagine that some are also saying “Really?” But others might be saying…



Best Of Bieber- Back to School Edition

The following blog is one from “Best of Bieber”. That means that Joel took a short blogging break and the JB Social Media team picked out the following blog. Plus… there is a new pic o’ day, but no one is taking responsibility for that. Hope you will read for the first time… or read again.

Illegal Sunscreen in School

Violet and Zoe Michener came home from a field day at school with such severe sunburn, that their mother rushed them to the hospital. (NY Daily News).  The reason that teachers at the Tacoma, Washington school did not apply sunscreen? Because school policy forbids teachers from applying it to their students.

It’s one of those stories that usually gets somehow blamed on lawyers. Kinda like  peanuts at the steak house. People blamed lawyers when the peanuts disappeared, because of the lawsuits from slipping on the shells. Now, the peanuts are back because someone decided it would be a good idea to use buckets for the shells, instead of just having them thrown on the floor. Someone owns a thinking cap.

The sunburned sisters on the field trip, were in the sun for 5 hours without sunscreen. They even watched a teacher apply sunscreen “that was only for her”.  That morning, their mother didn’t apply sunscreen before they left, because it was raining.

School policy did not allow teachers to apply sunscreen for the students,  because it is classified as a medication. To use a medication, you have to have a prescription. It’s for liability reasons, they say. Now you can see the “shells on the floor” thinking.

The spokesman for the school system said that “because so many additives in lotions and sunscreens cause an allergic reaction in some children, we have to really monitor that”. So, instead of doing anything, the teachers watched as the girls just got burned. They even remarked at how red they were.

The ending to the story gets a little better because the state now allows school districts to implement their own policy regarding medication classification. In basketball, you can’t teach height. In life, I guess you can’t teach common sense.

Now for Pic O’ Day, “life is about communication”.

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