Archive for February, 2010
Let’s see. You’re stranded 10 hours over night at Pittsburgh International airport. You’re pretty much alone there. And you have a video camera. What do you do? You kill time. And you get it all on tape! Hey, it fights the boredom, right?
With all the traveling I have on tap over the next month, I can easily see myself being put in a similar situation. Would I do some of this stuff? Probably. Would I take video of it? Don’t think so. In fact I would avoid video all together. Other than of course the video from the security cameras that would probably get me on some kind of “no fly” list.
So here we are. Lent has arrived for 2010 and I really haven’t put much thought into what I’m going to sacrifice for the next 40 days. Last year was pretty tough with the whole beard thing. This year, I think I’m going to simplify things. I’ve done the “no red meat” thing before, so I think I will subscribe to that thinking again this year. But I also feel like more needs to be done. I was thinking that I could do something where I work out hard every day of Lent, but now I am going to be do a lot of traveling over the next month. It will be near impossible to accomplish that. Maybe I’ll give up cursing? Nah. That’s been done. I also tried to give up sarcasm, and that worked wonders… not!
So I know it’s a little late in the game, but please feel free to send any ideas my way. Keep it realistic. Also feel free to buy some shares of Chick-Fil-A stock. I’m going to be paying them quite a few visits until Easter. Peace!
My Dad sent this video to me and other family members this week. He is a teacher at Central Catholic high school in San Antonio. The video features students and faculty of Central Catholic addressing Saints owner Tom Benson with the “Who Dat” New Orleans Saints battle cry. The video is somewhat cheesy, to say the least. I do, however, love the final score prediction on the scoreboard at the end of the video.
So I figured the reason my Dad sent it out to us was because he was in it somewhere. But after watching it, he is nowhere to be found. Also, why would a San Antonio high school be reaching out to Tom Benson? Is it because of Catholic Saints? What’s the connection? This was my father’s response to these questions…
Tom Benson, the owner of car dealerships in town, owns the New Orleans Saints and he graduated from Central back in the ’60s. Last year he gave $3 million to the school and the stadium carries his name. His son graduated from Central back in the ’80s and died as a young man and he gifted the school in his son’s memory. I am not in it because I avoid exposing my mug in front of too many women. I don’t want to hire body guards.
I love that man. He is my hero. GO SAINTS!