Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Study Says - Run Bare Foot

Is it really better for you to run bare foot? A new study says so - sorry Nike.
CLICK HERE for the details.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freak You Out - What Do You See?

Our brains tend to love to play tricks on us when the occasion calls for it. So with the right colors, shapes, and patterns sometimes we’re tricked into seeing things that we really don’t see. This is an optical illusion with no moving parts. What you see is a still image that appears to be moving - but it's not. Freaky huh?

Friday, January 22, 2010

We Are The World is 25?

“We Are The World” is going to have a "redo" for Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are calling on star talent for the 25th anniversary re-recording with, so far, Usher, Natalie Cole, and John Legend signed on. It's due out in February. TO HOLD YOU OVER, here's the original...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pants on the Ground - Country Style !!!

American Idol let 62 year old "General" Larry Platt sing PANTS ON THE GROUND during the Atlanta auditions. The song has been covered in every which way EXCEPT COUNTRY...until now.
Here's the General with Pants On The Ground - Country Style >>>>

Charlie Daniels Air Lifted After Emergency

Charlie Daniels was rushed to a Colorado hospital Friday after suffering a mild stroke while snowmobiling, this according to his rep. Daniels was released from the hospital on Sunday and is currently resting at his home in Colorado with Jack Daniels...the drink. We're all happy he'll be back to fiddling soon.

Here's a commercial he just finished for Geico - funny stuff...

Friday, January 15, 2010

13.1 Miles - YOU CAN DO IT ! ! !

IF I can do it - YOU CAN DO IT! Do something amazing this year for yourself and do the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon! I'll be there, and to get you ready - we bring in the pro...
Ryan Bayne (History Teacher, Thompson Middle School) Master Trainer, sent me a training schedule for a beginning runner (based on my hight/weight) that should work for just about anyone. Follow it, then increase your workout at your own pace.
This should work for you new runners - BUT - make sure you get your Doc's "OK" before starting any workout program! Hope to see you in the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in May!!!

CLICK HERE for the training doc. (download the Word doc to your desktop)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tax Time is For Keeps?

What to keep, what to throw? Here's some tips or help that you want to "hold onto".

It's the start of a new year, and tax season's not too far off. Here are the financial records to keep, and for how long.

Toss Every Month

* ATM And bank-deposit slips, after you've recorded the amounts in your check register and checked them against your monthly bank statement.
* Credit-card receipts, after you've checked to make sure the item appears correctly on your monthly statement.
* Sales receipts for minor purchases, after you've satisfactorily used the item and if it has no warranty.

Toss After One Year

* Monthly bank and credit-card statement (if you don't itemize deductions).
* Monthly or quarterly brokerage and mutual-fund statements, after you've reconciled them with your year-end summary.
* Monthly mortgage statements, as long as your year-end statement clearly shows the total amount you've paid in interest and property taxes over the course of the year.
* Phone and utility bills (as long as you don't have a home office, use your phone for business calls, or anticipate any need to prove long-term residency).
* Paycheck stubs, after you've reconciled them with your annual W-2 or 1099 forms.

Retain for Seven Years

* W-2 AND 1099 forms.
* Year-end statements from credit-card companies.
* Phone and utility bills (only if you deduct any portion for business expenses, have more than one home, or have moved within the past few years).
* Canceled checks and receipts/statements for: annual mortgage interest and property taxes, deductible business expenses, child-care bills, out-of-pocket medical costs, or any other tax-deductible expense.

Keep Indefinitely

* Your annual tax returns. Your year-end summaries from financial-services companies.
* Confirmation slips that list the purchase price of any investments you own.
* Home-improvement records.
* Receipts for major purchases. (any item whose replacement cost exceeds the deductible on your homeowners' or renters' insurance policy).
* Beneficiary designations.
* A very rich old man that want's to leave you everything!!!

Happy Returns :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

US Government Failed on This One

How do you kill a Werewolf? NOT WITH RUBBER BULLETS!!!
OK, not real Werewolves, but wolves bothering horses on a ranch.
Wolf managers (I had no idea who came up with the title) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say they have issued non-lethal rubber bullets to a landowner northeast of Jackson Wyoming where wolves have been chasing horses. Cause that will stop a bunch of hungry wolves right?
Call the glue factory to come pick up the leftovers - Big Brother is handing out rubber bullets.
Shhhh....if you listen very carefully, you can hear the wolves laughing in the background.

CLICK HERE for the full story.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Drop Your Pants To Ride?

Hundreds of subway riders in New York City, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle and even Mexico City dropped their pants on Sunday to join in the 9th annual "No Pants Subway Ride."
The group Improv Everywhere (creator of the events) says its mission is to cause ''scenes of chaos and joy in public places.'' And that it does...


It's A New Year - Want a New You?

American Family Fitness is helping us and others get into shape for ourselves, the half marathon, and for life. If you want to take the first step to health, take a free tour and find out how they can make family time fun. CLICK HERE NOW for the goods. Jessica and I will see you there!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Most Amazing Football Game In Last 4 Years

If you missed the "edge of your seat" game yesterday between the Arizonia Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers (51-45) - here are the highlights...

if you're having trouble seeing this, try this link...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Know Who Your Neighbors Are?

We go day to day not thinking about the threats that are out there, but it's a reality we have to live with - be aware of - and know where the threat may be coming from.
Is there a sex offender living/working near your home or child's hangout??? CLICK HERE NOW to find out.
It's a new year, let's make it a safe one.
G & J

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Patrick McGlade Will Run 2,531 Miles in 106 Days

It's a story right out of Forest Gump - VCU graduate Patrick McGlade plans to run from California to Georgia (a 2531 mile trip), beginning Jan. 2nd. He's doing it to raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation. His goal is to raise $50K. For the full story CLICK HERE NOW or if you wish to keep up on the progress, go to Patrick's web site - CLICK HERE FOR PATRICK MCGLADE's site.
The Stafford County man expects the trip to take 106 days.

Monday, January 4, 2010


They're running, we're running, you should be running to...on team WFLS! We'd love to have you run with us this year in the 3rd annual Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on Sunday May 16th. PLEASE SIGN UP BY EMAILING JESSICA.
We have 45 slots to fill for team members AND ONE OF THEM IS WAITING TO BE FILLED BY YOU!
If I can do it (Geoff), then you can do it to. It's not just about a challenge, it's about a cause - T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for those in the military affected by the loss of a loved one. Each member of TEAM WFLS is encouraged to raise $100 to benefit TAPS. Last year we rasied $5,000!!!
We encourage you to join the team, and run for fun, run for a cause, and run because it's good for you!!!
PLEASE email Jessica at; for more info.

Special thanks to American Family Fitness for not only sponsoring, but for being a great influence and great instruction to those wanting to train for the 3rd M.C.H.H.M.

Polar Bear Express...Are You In???

ARE THESE PEOPLE NUTS? Or nuts about charity???
The annual Polar Bear Plunge, an event which leaves most folks shivering just watching aficionados jumping into ice cold water, is set for today, Jan. 1, across the world. The largest event is called Plungapalooza. Sponsored by the Maryland State Police, the nearly nude body icing event is held in Maryland's Sandy Point park to raise funds for the Special Olympics. It's their 14th annual, and it's happening January 30th, get more info CLICK HERE NOW.