"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one." --
Hometown Fair Weekend!!! PLEASE STOP BY.
MY SCHEDULE..stop by and see me:
Sat. - 7:30am: 10K run
Sat. - 9a-12noon: Rotary Burger booth
(a break for sons club soccer game at 12:45p, CSU fields)
Sat. - 3p-6p: Rotary Wine Garden shift
Sat. - Rotary volunteer party that evening...WOO HOO!
Sun. - 9:30a-12noon: MCHS Baseball Speed Booth (Dorsey batting cage)
Sun. - Leadership Manhattan Pizza booth - Union Pizza
Sun. - FINALLY!!! approx 2:00p until closing BEER GARDEN PARTICIPANT!!!
SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!!!
There is a new ailment out. A friend informed me that doctors are seeing this on a regular basis. TEXT-NECK. Kids with neck issues because they are always looking down at their smart phones texting more than on average 100 times a day! According to Doctors this puts an extra 30 lbs of pressure on your neck and shoulders.
Take a llok at your kids phone bill. Unbelieveable. My kids do not use email and only a fraction of the phone minutes in our AT&T package. Yet they are between 850 - 950 texts a month with messaging. Calling my phone service. I need to adjust my minutes.
Try it. Look straight with head balanced on your shoulders. Now drop the head. Yep, that is extra weight. Boy, if its not one thinng its another.
IF ENOUGH INTEREST ONE FINAL PRINTING OF THE "MANHATTAN BEACH 2012 CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE BOOK" I bought one for each of my kids and put away for them to have later in life. The John Post pics show MB then and now. Our kids will show these pics of now to their kids. I wonder how much will have changed by then.
DEADLINE TO BUY IS NOV. 11. TO ORDER GO TO: mb100book.com or by cash/check to John Post Gallery @ 808 Manhattan Beach Ave. or at the MB Historical society in Polliwog Park.
Another neighborhood blog...check it out from neighbor Molly Hobin.
JustAskMolly.com...she finally started blogging because her family was always saying, "well, just ask Molly." Great story. Thanks, Molly.
EASTERN EUROPE WW II THEMED TOUR IN FEB. 2013 (ski week)
My son Jackson did this trip with MCHS teacher Andy Caine. I have signed up Graham for the 2013 trip because not sure how much longer Andy will do this. If you are interested in your High School age, responsible, engaging son or daughter going on this trip please contact Mr. Caine direct. I believe there are only 8-9 spots left at this point. I'm sure parents have questions but I think Mr. Caine would also like to hear from the student on why they would like to go on this trip.
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Sept is gone...school is in full swing...let the fundraising begin:
Neighbor cutie, Rachel Waxman, is raising money for her MCHS Model UN class. (I wish one of my sons would stick this out for 4 years. I always told my boys only date girls who are in Model UN.)
Rachel is selling holiday poinsettias for $15 each. If interested contact her by email: Rwaxie@gmail.com
CHECK THIS OUT...Dan Millman, aformer world champion athlete, who got his leg shattered in a car crash. He meets an anonymous night gas station attendant who keeps questioning every belief in his life.
From this he created his Life Purpose Calculator:
It's a little tool that calculates your life purpose based on your birth date. Don't take it too seriously though. :) It's just something to think about. Yet it will be very interesting for you to read this to your spouse and see if they agree with the assessment.
DID YOU KNOW? (scarey)-- U.S. Income = $2.5 trillion. Most of the revenue from income ($1.2 trillion) and Social Security ($841 billion). And if we are headed into the largest senior ciitzen population the world has ever seen...what does that mean for Social Security?-- U.S. Spending = $3.8 trillion. Most govt spending goes to Social Security ($779 billion), health care (its really high), defense ($716 billion) and interest ($225 billion). I THINK WE NEED TO SEND PARENTS OVER TO THESE KIDS AND SHOW THEM HOW TO SAVE MORE AND SPEND LESS.
THANKS FOR THE HUMOR, S.L...or this may have been one of my fellow Rotary pals. (this could mean a fine for me at Mondays meeting.)For the first time in many years, an old man living in a rural town decided to go to the city to see a movie. After purchasing his ticket, he stopped by the concession stand to buy some popcorn. Handing the attendant $2.75, he couldn't resist commenting, "The last time I came to the movies, popcorn only cost 15 cents."
"Well, sir," replied the attendant with a grin, "you're really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now!"
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, NEIGHBORS!!!