Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Remember "Cold Turkey" from '71??? This is my favorite part:

I quit smoking in '92, and I can totally relate.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Please no offense to Her Majesty...

... but before there was Helen Mirren, we had Carol Burnett.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Land Of The Lost intro:

Pure awesome.

Land Of The Lost "Medusa" - 1976

I saw this the first day it aired on Saturday morning back in '76. I'd forgotten it was an episode after Rick Marshall ditched the kids to fend for themselves to save his own butt ...

Friday, February 15, 2013

If I have to, I can do anything:

I learned to swim at the Taunton YMCA. I was about 5 years old. My swim instructor was a retired Marine named Seth. Seth had a pretty simple way of teaching kids to swim: he'd pick you up, then throw you in the pool. From there it was either sink or swim, and you had to make it to the edge of the pool by yourself. Of course he was there to help you out if you got in trouble, but basically you were on your own. At first it was petrifying, but once I got thrown in the water, I found that I could make it to the edge on my own, and I didn't sink, I swam. Whenever I face a difficulty in life, and I'm thrown into a situation and it seems like there's no way out, I remember back to when I was 5 and when it came time to sink or swim, I swam. I'll never forget that swimming lesson; it taught me a lot more than just how to swim, it taught me how to face life's challenges and make it through. Thank you, Seth, wherever you are. I really owe you.

Monday, February 11, 2013

'70s TV:

One of my favorite shows was Three's Company. Above is the very first episode, I think '78. While it's a little dated, I think it's held up pretty well.

Thursday, February 07, 2013