The beginning of the NASCAR season starts at Daytona on February 21st.
I was reminded of that fact when I went to Lowes this morning to get some bird seed for the feeder and some other household items.
I looked at my receipt on the way out the door and was pretty amazed:
What are the odds of my purchase being the exact same number as the Lowe’s NASCAR number?
I have no life to notice things like this.
Great video from the teachers and students at A Maceo Smith High School Dallas.
Check em out!
I asked my kids at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School to think outside the box and find a way to Uplift, Motivate and Encourage others. This is what they came up with. Enjoy!
BIG SHOUT OUT to my student Micah Garden, who shot the video in one take using an iPhone, walking backwards. AWESOMENESS!!!
Before you go any further I would like to remind and/or warn you that the young superstar who just bought this $8.5 million dollar mansion of your fantasies is indeed 22 years old.
That’s right. A kid born halfway through 1993 just bought a 16,665 square foot dream home that I’m pretty sure has six different living rooms. It’s hard to tell since it’s far too palatial for us mere mortals to fathom.
I have been running this idea of trying to offer an opinion on the great song Hotel California.
Now that the great Glenn Frey has passed, I finally offer up this idea.
In the title track of their hit 1976 album, “Hotel California,” the Eagles warn listeners of the two most dangerous things known to man – women and California. Or, to be more precise, California girls. They turn the Beach Boys’ plea from 1965 (“I wish they all could be California girls”) on its head. Apparently something drastic happened to girls from the Golden State between 1965 and 1976. By the time they wrote “Hotel California,” the Eagles had come to the conclusion that the “cutest girls in the world” also came with a lot of baggage.
So I just heard the news. Glenn Frey has passed on to that next plane. Simply unbelievable, at the early age (to me) of 67 years old. Just 2 years older than me. I’m sort of just getting over the death of David Bowie, now the great Glen Frey. Just unbelievable.
Want to know what all this guy has accomplished?
Glenn Lewis Frey (/fraɪ/; November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as “Take It Easy“, “Peaceful Easy Feeling“, “Tequila Sunrise“, “Already Gone“, “Lyin’ Eyes“, “New Kid in Town“, and “Heartache Tonight“.
Wow. Just wow. I know I don’t contribute to the website much anymore, heck I dunno if anyone ever reads it. But one of the main reasons I still pay for a space on the internet, is to journal and record moments in my life. This is one of them. Glenn Frey created a ton of memories for me. My entire adult life.
I guess you could say an icon has passed. I wonder how fellow singer and Texan Don Henley is feeling and thinking about right now? He was another of the original Eagles.
I’m having a hard time about now, thinking about the musical artists that I grew up with, dying off all of a sudden. Is this the same for my generation? Is my music dying too? How will we be remembered. Such a tragic loss.
Rest in peace Glenn.
Photographer Jeff Cremer captured with his drone the amazing splendor of the giant New Year’s Eve fireworks show over Lima, Peru. Cremer, currently based in Tambopata, Peru, humorously likened the spectacle to “the start of the air campaign in Iraq”. Normally Cremer is a wildlife photographer by trade, basing much of his work out of the Peruvian Amazon.
At around midnight I flew the drone over all the fireworks at an altitude of around 200m. I wanted to fly lower but I could just picture someone getting lucky with a direct bottle rocket hit to the drone so I stayed up high. All the footage was taken in 1080HD. I tried to keep the drone moving to make for more interesting shots. …I am originally from Colorado in the USA and have been working as a wildlife photographer in the Peruvian Amazon in a place called Tambopata for the past five years. I lead biologists, entomologists and tourists on scientific and photographic expeditions to remote regions of the Amazon jungle to discover new species.