The Comics

May 30, 2011 Author Guy

My favorite part of the newspaper has always been the comics. If I had to pick just one section of the newspaper to read, I would pick the comics without a moment’s hesitation.

It used to be a traditional Sunday morning when I was growing up that my father would get the Sunday newspaper from the end of the driveway and bring it in the house. Then he would give out different sections of the newspaper for everyone to read while my mother cooked breakfast for the family. He always chose the sports section for himself, my older brother always wanted the front page, and I always got the comics. He saved the style section for my mother.

Even today, when I get the Sunday newspaper from the end of my own driveway now, I pull out the comics first and read them. They sometimes talk about newspapers dying and not being needed any more. But if that happened I would surely miss my comics. I know that you can read some of them online, but that is not the same as having the newsprint with colored ink in your own two hands. I hope that day never comes.

Postage

May 18, 2011 Author Guy

Found a bunch of stamps stuck in the back of a drawer and I don’t know if they are any good or not. I know they didn’t expire. I mean I don’t know how much it costs to mail a letter these days. The price is always going up and I hardly ever mail anything. So if these stamps are the current value I’ll need to go buy some penny stamps or whatever to make up the difference. What a drag that is.

4G Rocks

May 16, 2011 Author Guy

I’ve been lusting after an Android phone. They want too much money for them though. Especially since I am so hard on phones. I am always dropping them and losing them.

My brother decided to bite the bullet and get the new phone with 4G. He called to brag about it. I told him to bring it over here and let me see it. I might want one.

Love My Mom

May 8, 2011 Author Guy

Everything I am and everything I do – I owe to my Mother. I am the luckiest guy in the world to have her. Lots of other kids wanted her to be their mom when I was growing up. I think everyone knew how special she was – the best!

Arriba Arriba

May 5, 2011 Author Guy

I don’t speak much Spanish, but I know that today is Cinco de Mayo and it is all things Mexican around here. All the Mexican restaurants are having fiestas and specials – this is a big party day!

“Cinco de Mayo” translates to the Fifth of May and is not really Mexico’s Independence Day. It is a celebration of the defeat of the French in 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The most important national holiday in Mexico, their Independence Day, is on September 16th.