Archive for August, 2011

The Tennis Pro and XOG

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

At our Gym, (In-Shape Tracy) we have a really nice tennis facility. I have made a lot of friends there, and if I am not at work, or at home, I am at the club hitting balls.
I have also had some reasonable success with XOG underwear at the club as well. I have no issues with giving a way a free pair if someone will at least try them. One person in particular is the tennis pro, AG. AG has become someone that I would call a good friend, and I have never even taken a lesson with him. NOT that I wouldn’t mind you. After playing Tennis for 16 months, it sounds silly to say that I just cannot seem to find the time to schedule a lesson. The wife thinks that I spend far too much time there…and she may have a point. Prior to the baby, I was out there 4-5 times a week. Open nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Saturday mornings having the same format. I hated missing even one of these “social” events. And once I began to meet people, or I guess the right way to word it would be, once my skills advanced enough, I found that I was able to play on other evenings and Sunday mornings. There area few folks that are as caught up with Tennis as I am, and fortunately for me, they are all better than I am. This means that my game started improving even faster.
Anyway, back to AG…I gave him a pair, and I kid you not if AG did not call me that same evening asking for 10 more pair! Since then I pretty much pay him in product for my racket stringing -which he does a great job. (to be continued)

Update:
AG has left our club, and with his leaving, so has our contact ended. I cannot seem to get hold of him and I wish he and his family the best.

Politics and new math

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

This is a great time to be an American.
Our politicians have created new Math!!!
Where else can somebody increase our spending limits (debt ceiling) by $2.4 Trillion dollars –which at our current rate of spending will last 1 year and 5 months…OK, let’s round it up to 1.5 years. Mind you, this is for NEW spending as there are thus far, no actual cuts to current spending…To make this even easier to understand, that is $141 BILLION (with a “B”) in increased spending PER MONTH!!!
But to offset this, the government promises to reduce spending by $1 Trillion over 10 years. Again, to clarify, that is $1Trillion over 120 months which comes to just under $8.5 BILLION (with a “B”) per month in “reduced” spending. –Again, not a cut, but a “reduction” in spending. For the idiots that voted this admin into office, and for others that simply do not GET it, anytime you hear or read of reductions in spending, understand that this does NOT decrease monies that go to any specific agency, it simply means that future increases are reduced. The increases continue to roll in, just at a smaller growth rate! AMAZING, right?
To summarize, but increasing our spending by $141B per month, our efficient government will reduce spending by $8.5B per month. Also understand that a future Congress is NOT bound by legislation of a previous Congress. Which means if 2012 is carried by the liberals, bet money that spending will go right back up…which may very well happen if carried by Republicans as happened under Bush. Seriously, the only shining light are the extremists as the mainstream media like to call them, that are carrying the TEA party message, but clearly they are in the sights of the media as well as our current socialist administration, and will have serious battles ahead…