Friday, June 18, 2010

25 Things I learned from my Dad!



1. Never waste water.

2. Listen to good music, especially jazz.

3. Ella Fitzgerald was a great artist and a nice lady. Duke Ellington was a great artist and an elegant, articulate man. Miles Davis was a great artist but kind of a cuckoo clock. Stan Getz played a sweet sax, Illinois Jacquet played a driving sax, Coleman Hawkins played a rich, warm sax, Flip Phillips played an energetic sax, Lester Young played a delicate sax, and Charlie Parker played the saxophone like God.


4. Admire people who are not only good at what they do, but who love doing it.

5. Respect your roots.

6. Never waste food.

7. Mechanical things are as much art as science. They express beauty as well as order. Therefore, regularly check the fluid levels in your car.

8. Your body is a beautiful machine. Eat right and exercise.

9. Never waste money.

10. Be kind to children and animals.

11. Be a good friend.

12. Never waste anything.

13. When you’re watching a nature show on television, don’t feel too bad when the lion kills the gazelle because the lion has to eat, too.

14. How to make good Pasta Fazul.

15. How to change a flat tire.

16. There’s always something.

17. Everything’s fate.

18. Don’t scuff your shoes.

19. Anticipate what could go wrong—something always goes wrong—and try to prevent it from happening. If it happens anyway, learn from it.

20. Act a little cocky.

21. There’s only one way to do things: the right way. Corollary: If you need a stone wall, hire an Italian mason.

22. When you’re screwing something in, make sure it’s on good and tight, but don’t overdo it, or you’ll strip the screw.

23. Don’t take the little sticker off the peach until you’re ready to eat it because the sticker will rip the skin and make it go bad faster.

24. Listen to people. Listen to their stories. Listen deeply. That’s how you learn things.

25. Love your family. They’re for always.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010





Used car dealers carry the stigma of the balding salesman with the obvious comb over wearing a plaid sports coat from the 1970s doing everything they can to look cool and talk smoothly to their customers. The stereotype of these sleazy salesman that mislead their customers with their fast talking misinformation could not further away form the used car sales people that earn their living by selling quality used vehicles and practice honest and ethical sales tactics to close their customers. The stigma of a dishonest car dealer is so strong that many people dread buying a car and avoid shopping for a vehicle for as long as they can that would make their lives better.
Regulated by a state run agency that licenses each sales person and monitors the business practices of each new and used car dealership customers can have peace of mind in knowing that when they buy a used vehicle they are getting the best car at the best price and making a great deal when they purchase from a used car dealer.
Many sales people are honest, hard working individuals that are eager to make a sale, but know that word of mouth is still the best form of advertising and that repeat customers and referrals are the only way to conduct business. If you look around at the people that work for the dealerships you will notice that the majority of sales people are clean cut and professional. They are knowledgeable about their inventories and approachable with questions about the vehicles that they are selling. With an open and honest approach to greeting their customers and dealing fairly with them, the used car sales people are changing the old stigma of the sleazy salesman and replacing that image with one that is friendly and honest in their dealings.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The History of Fathers Day

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.         Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
        In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.