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First Game Played in Coors Field, March 31, 1995

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On this day in history, in 1995, the very first baseball game was played in the brand new Coors Field in Colorado. The Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Yankees by the score of 4 to 1.

After the game, an idiot tried to toy with my mind by asking me the following question, “What kind of beer do they sell in Coors Field?” I ignored him the first time. He asked the question again. I decided to answer a stupid question with a stupid answer, and at the same time, throw it right back at him.

I said to him, “They sell Busch Beer in Coors Field. Now, I want to ask you something. What kind of beer do they sell in Busch Stadium?”

This ended the conversation, and he walked away whining, exposing himself as a first class moron.

The Unforgetable Person – Love Will Find a Way

Love Takes All Forms

I’m sure everyone has heard of the legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi. One of Coach Lombardi’s all time greatest players was a defensive back by the name of Herb Adderley. Mr. Adderley was such a great player, that ESPN named him as one of the four greatest defensive backs that ever played. The other three were, Detroit’s Dick “Night Train” Lane, 49ers’ Ronnie Lott, and Larry Wilson of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Herb Adderley was a great football player. What was even greater was his obvious devotion to his Coach, Vince Lombardi. In fact, not very long ago, Mr. Adderley made a statement that He Thinks of Vince Lombardi Every Day, but He Does Not Think of his Father Everyday.

I can certainly understand where Mr. Adderley is coming from. It is a very good feeling to have known someone who had such an impact on a life. I can relate to the way Mr. Adderley feels, because I was fortunate to have, not one, but two people who made an impact on my life.

My Father passed away nine years ago. However, I do not think of him everyday. I have lost two other special people in my life. Thirty years ago, my Grandfather, affectionately known as, Pop, died suddenly. Almost four years ago, I lost my wife, Karen to lung cancer. I don’t think of my Father everyday. In fact, I really don’t think of him as often as I should. I do however think of Pop and Karen everyday.

Let the Dead Rest ????

This is not always the right thing to do. Sometimes this is true. Other times, it is not true.

Most people believe you should not talk about the dead. This is half true. If someone was not a very good person, then they should not be talked about after they are dead. If someone, like Pop and Karen, was a good person, and brought happiness to everyone around them, then they should be talked about. Saying good things about someone who has departed is a way to keep their pleasant memories alive. I talk about Pop and Karen to my mother all the time, and she loves every minute of it.

People should not say bad things about the dead,

but,

People should say good things about the dead.

pop

karen

Love Makes Losing Someone More Bearable

Rather than grieve for someone you love who has passed on, try thinking of the good times you had with them. Have you ever heard the expression, “Love Will Find a Way?” Just keep honoring the memory of someone who meant a lot to you in life. If this expression is true, you will eventually see them again.

What Happened to Judge Joe Brown?

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Every so often, I will watch a little TV in the middle of the day. I am usually tuned in to Fox 6, the Fox affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. This is my favorite station. The reporters for Fox 6 are very professional, and probably some of the best in the country. I like some of the shows on Fox, especially Judge Judy.

Today, I was watching Divorce Court around 2:00 PM, and I said to myself, “This does not excite me. There has to be something better. I wonder what comes on next.” Then, I suddenly remembered something. At 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM, I used to watch Judge Joe Brown. Then, it suddenly dawned on me that I have not seen Joe Brown on TV for a while. Then, I asked myself, “Whatever happened to Judge Joe Brown?”

It did not take long for my question to be answered. While browsing the internet this evening, I accidentally stumbled across an article about the distinguished Judge – or I should say, the distinguished former Judge.

Judge Joe Brown is in Jail.

People Don’t Want to Talk to You – Is This Good Business?

businessEarlier today, I was browsing the internet. I needed to have something repaired that I purchased about 15 years ago.

I stumbled across five websites that could handle this for me. Four of the websites had no link where I could contact them. The other had a link that took me over five minutes to find. When I finally found it, I was directed to a page that had nothing to do with contacting the Company.

Is This Good Business?

It seems like the bigger a business becomes, the less they want to talk to you. Lately, I have been running into the same problem when trying to deal with a small business. Perhaps the small businesses are trying to duplicate what the successful and much larger businesses are doing, which is:

Refusing to Talk to Anyone

Technology is Great, but So Were the Old Days

technologyMany young people today do not remember life before there was little technology.

The Telephone Over the Years

In the old days, there were no smart phones. Today, everyone in the family has a smart phone. This means that each family has at least 3, 4, 5 and possibly 6 telephone numbers.

Not very long ago, each family had only one phone, and one telephone number. Back then, if you called someone, you could always reach them.

Today, if you call someone, you will get a voice recorded message. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that, the more telephones a family has, the easier it will be to reach someone? You would think so.

I guess you can conclude that technology has been great for equipment. It has not been so great for the people using the equipment.

Happy Birthday Internet, aka, WORLD WIDE WEB

internetHappy Birthday, Internet. You Are 25 Years Old Today

I want to take this opportunity to wish a very happy birthday to the greatest guy in the area of technology. His name is

Internet

Just think about it. 25 years ago today, certain terminology had a different meaning from what it has today.

  • A guy by the name of Craig and a girl named Angie actually had hand-written lists.
  • The word, ghost, was a noun, and referred to someone coming back from the dead. Now, ghost is a verb, meaning that your ad will not be posted, and you have been double-crossed.
  • A web was something you would find in your house if you didn’t clean it regular.
  • When you heard the terms, http, html, url, and xml, you may have thought they were small colleges that found a way to get into the NCAA Basketball tournament.
  • People thought blog was a temporary ailment, similar to the gout.
  • Spam was only something that could be purchased in a supermarket. It was in a can, and loaded with fat and cholesterol.
  • A bookmark was an IBM card that you placed in a book so you would not lose your place.
  • Social Media was simply hanging around the local Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, etc. Some may have thought of it as a disease.
  • A tag was only something that the law required you to put on your car once a year.
  • Cookie was only a small, crunchy, delicious snack treat.
  • Yahoo meant that you were excited about something.
  • Java was a tune made famous by the legendary trumpet player, Al Hirt.
  • Password was a TV game show hosted by the late, great Allen Ludden.

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  • Ping was mostly known for their golf clubs.
  • A server was only someone who brought food to your table.
  • People contacted viruses, not machines.
  • People who did a lot of research had to drive back and forth to the library. Now, the library is all but obsolete.
  • Facebook could have been a number of things. It could have been a book for women on how to apply makeup in different ways. It could also have been a book on how to make hundreds of funny faces.
  • Amazon was only a river in South America.
  • Words like Google, Fark, Twitter and Wiki did not exist. If your were caught saying these words, someone would have thought you were trying to re-invent the English language, and they would have had you put is a straight jacket.
  • CPA was the guy who did your taxes every year. Now, it means Cost Per Action.
  • Internet was associated with fishing. Of course, this may still be true today.

Happy Birthday WORLD WIDE WEB.