2/05/2015

Justin's Internet Reading List-- Part I

Sitting here during this latest bout of bad weather I tried to come up with an entry.  Well nothing came to mind until I started reading other people's blogs. Then the light bulb went offf, why don't I share the blogs I read with other people? I picked five blogs  I read on a regular basis. Meaning whenever they post, I read. While I was at it I sent a blanket to them describing what I was doing.



The Back Bumper by Jon Upton- Jon is a fellow license plate collector from Ontario Canada who composes in-dept posts about different aspects of the hobby. From collecting in general to more technical aspects like restoration. I like his humor and thoroughly enjoy  his take on the hobby. Being from Canada I have to get used to the spelling. I have been reading his blog the longest


Love That Max by Ellen Seideman--  While searching for people with Cerebral Palsy who blog, I came across Love That Max written from a mom's point-of-view about her son Max with CP. What drew me  to Ellen's blog is she writes frequent, long posts that always leave a smile  on my face when I finish reading. Every Friday she has her "Special Needs Blogger Link-up which is where bloggers can submit posts from the week Max is also an avid fire buff, which is an added bonus I hope to meet them someday

Dating in a Digital Age: A Horror Story by Tricia Murdy--  As she writes at the top they dated for eight years and when they broke up she decided to try digital dating. I actually went to school with the guy.

I'm Not Here To Inspire You by Rob J. Quinn-- Rob has CP and wrote a book with the same name. LikeEllen he blogs about his life with CP. It's  edgey and just a good read in general

DC Scanning by David Schoenberger-- Well I started with one hobby, I might as well finish with the other, police scanning! Dave is ten times better at sniffing out new freqeuncies than I'll ever be. His website inspired the Close Call Hit Log on Bergenscanner.


It took just shy of a year to complete6, but here's the second part:
Justin's Internet Reading List-- Part II

2/03/2015

So the Superbowl

I  was going to write the post prior to the game, but like many posts, it just never panned out. The game itself was amazing, but since the Seattle Sehawks got robbed of a vback-to-back victory, I'm going to dance around the main event. First off m y favorite commercial has to be t he Budweiser "lost puppy" commercial.  I do n't often pat myself on the back but I commented everywhere I saw the commercial, "a puppy and horses, how could you go wrong." However the group Sleeping at Last did a slowed down version of the  song "500 Miles" originally made famous by the Proclaimers. I remember the first time I heard the Proclaimers version, it was  in my local barber shop during a haircut. I have since watched the commercial a million times. The entire commercial is simply brillant.  I get a lump in my throat whenever I hear the hay in the stall start to russle. All puppies are playful, always getting into trouble and always very cute. It's t he ending, when the horse rescue the pup from the wolves, that really hits home, beecause it shows true love. You beleive the horses will kill, or be killed,absolutely anything, to protect the puppy
Like a lot of events in my life, traditions have morphed over years. Superbowls celebrated at grandma's have turned into spending the afternoon over friends house up the  road. The group of people are older and mosty have kid, some teenagers already. So I'm the "uncle", a role I am now used to. I see the kids running around with the toys they got a little over a month earlier. The conversations range from commenting  Last year I actually won the pool, a cool $300! So  throughout  the night I kept getting threats that if I won the pool again. I'm thankful that didn't happen because I might be hanging on a tree somewhere!