Friday, September 23, 2011

Well played sir


Josh Ripley didn't have to stop. Running in a recent cross country meet for Andover (Minn.) High, the junior varsity runner was making his way through the trail at the Applejack Invite when he heard a loud scream during the first mile of a two-mile race. Most of the other kids running didn't pay much attention to Lakeville South runner Mark Paulauskas, who was writhing in pain at the time, as they passed by.

Well done young man.  Sportsmanship at its finest. My hat is off to you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Deodorant? Yes please


If there’s an unpleasant pong in the room or on the train as you read this, chances are it’s a chap to blame. A survey suggests that, despite the growth of all manner of male grooming products, one in five men admits to never using deodorant or any other kind of body spray. The same proportion – perhaps the very same people – say they don’t ever wash their hair with shampoo, while three out of ten reject shower gel.

I am in the three of ten who reject shower gel. Shower gel is STUPID. Yeah, I said it. A bar of soap in my shower used by two people lasts at least a week and costs about 1$(US). Shower gel costs about 3$(US) and lasts perhaps two weeks for one person using it (my son). So it is cheaper to use soap and it is much more convenient. I have used gel, and the number of times I have put it in my hand and then it slipped out on to the floor before hitting my body is too high to count. Thus it has been deemed an INEFFICIENT cleaning product. 

And for those of you that don't have the pleasure of being near me every day I use Old Spice and only use after shave if I am going out on a date with my lady. 

I know somewhere half way across the world Sally is saying, "Thank.You.Eric." 
You're welcome Sally.  

And this one is for Sally's special man... You're welcome Steve.



You both are missed. Aloha.