My Favorite Penn Staters

We had the pleasure of going to the BigTen 10k and not only got to see some other Penn Staters, but we also got a photo with the Nittany Lion! Congrats to Amy – 3rd in her age group!

Green Circles On the Ground From the Plane?

Recently while flying back to Chicago from San Francisco I noticed a number of green circles on the ground somewhere around Nevada. After doing a little research – I found they were circular fields that used an irrigation system that waters the field from a central point – going out (in a circle). It was a very interesting sight to see!

A Solid Fortune

I recently found an old fortune which I have followed for many years.

“Simplicity and clarity should be your theme in dress”

Blue, black, grey, Penn State.

Penn State Creamery’s New Flavor: Grilled Stickies

As a Penn Stater who loves ice cream – I pay attention when the Penn State Creamery introduces a new flavor especially on April 2 when the new flavor is called “Grilled Stickies”.

cinnamon bun flavored ice cream with sticky bun dough pieces and a cinnamon streusel swirl

If that description did not sell it – the photo did:

With that – I put my order in yesterday and look forward to getting that package in the mail.

Return to Myrtle Beach

Each spring break for almost as long as I could remember – my parents packed up us kids and made the drive to Myrtle Beach, SC for what was always an awesome week. Sure – we had that one day at the mall, but everything else was awesome. The beach, the arcade, the mini-golf, and the search for the perfect souvenir.

We would spend hours looking for shells and sharks’ teeth and anything else interesting that washed up on the shore. I loved every moment. The next treasure was always just a few more minutes of patience away. Last week I packed up my family along with our good friends and headed back to Myrtle Beach for the first time in over 20 years. Instantly I felt right at home and had a blast. The boys and I got up early to look for sharks’ teeth, Cora spent almost all her time with her favorite friend, and everyone had a great time.

On our way back from one of our local destinations – the Uber driver that picked me up had a shark’s tooth necklace hanging up from his mirror and he told me the story fo finding that when he 9 – some 50 years ago. With my luck – he was a serious sharks’ tooth hunter and averaged anywhere from 10 – 80 finds a day. He told me the best place to find them, the time, etc.

I could not have had a better Uber ride back to the hotel, and a better return to one of my favorite destinations.

If Only It Was That Easy…

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic – I saw this sign at the airport:

Even with bug repellent – those mosquitos were all over me and I came back with all sorts of bites. Perhaps someone needs to let the CDC know it is harder than not letting the mosquitos biting people.

Quote for the Day

This is a perfect quote that relates to just about everything and anything. After a bad day – I always come back to this.

“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.” -Joe Paterno

Best Hour on the Radio

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Over the last few months I have really enjoyed listening to DJ Flipside on B96 both on air (as shown) as well with his podcast available via iTunes. You can even go to his web site and catch older shows: http://djflipside.com. If you are looking for some upbeat great dance music – check him out.