Monthly Archives: November 2008

Maybe next time, they’ll sign Kimbo Slice.

Microsoft has ended their two year marketing affiliation with Leon Lebron James wherein he served as a spokesperson for their products. I was curious about how Microsoft came to the decision to use an overgrown athlete to peddle software to a customer base, many … Continue reading

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health update. part three

Yesterday, I did two different sessions on the treadmill, walking for 6 tenths of a mile each at a speed of 2.5 miles an hour. No world record but…   This morning, for the second time, I took a shower … Continue reading

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A short history of Mush – the nectar of the gods.

It fell to me this morning to make breakfast and my first thought was to have eggs and grits. But when I opened the refrigerator, what to my wondering eyes did appear was an eight inch long, three inch diameter roll … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow, we’re going to sit down to turkey and all the trimmings. I wanted to write something that woud convey the thanks I feel at just being alive. Susie and I have now spent 45 Thanksgivings together and  we have come a … Continue reading

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If there was any doubt….

about the Christmas season being nigh, it was erased this evening when I saw my first Chia Pet commercial of the season. Can the Clapper lady be far behind? The Chia people are still pushing the scooby doo model. How … Continue reading

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Here’s a whole ‘nother bag of worms being opened up.

A fourteen year old girl’s parents are suing Bloomington south high school to force the school to let her play boy’s baseball even though a lawsuit is not necessary.  You know, one of the unseen pitfalls of growing old is having … Continue reading

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I am just so unsure of things.

Yesterday we retrieved my old Sears treadmill and its in the back of the truck. It’s also very heavy. This morning, I had the bright idea to call the office of the codo complex to see if a couple of … Continue reading

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Good Times and Bad – the book.

If you are interested in my new book, there is an order form at http://www.gordongrindstaff.com

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A newspaper column.

One of the views I have taken with this bypass surgery. Cklick on link below. http://www.reporter-times.com/stories/2008/11/18/opinion.qp-1716209.sto

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I am getting old.

Today was the thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, an unbelievable event in which the reverend Jim Jones convinced 900 people who had followed him to Guyana to kill themselves with cyanide.  Anybody else out there old enough to remember that?  900 … Continue reading

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