Re-posting an essay titled Real Men Do Romance each year on Valentine’s Day has become a Just Another Ordinary Day tradition. The essay, originally published in 2014, takes the form of a letter written to my sons, but is intended for all men who roam the earth in a state of perpetual confusion over romantic protocol, thanks to radical liberal feminist propaganda. For the record, real men do romance and real women (yes, even the liberated ones) are suckers for it…especially on Valentines Day. Celebrate and be happy.
I have a neighbor who lets his dog poop on our front lawn and then strolls off without picking it up as if he has no idea his pooch left a smoldering pile of dung in my flower bed. It annoys me, but it’s nothing compared to the Mad Pooper..
The Mad Pooper is a lady jogger who’s been terrorizing a family in Colorado Springs by pooping on their front lawn. No joke. She jogs by, stops, pulls down her shorts and poops in their yard. The first time it happened, the kids were playing outside. They ran into the house screaming for their mom, “A lady is pooping in our yard!” For the record, I cannot begin to imagine how I would react if my kids ran into the house screaming about a lady pooping in our yard. I’d probably lock the doors and make everybody hide under the furniture to keep them safe from harm’s way, but according to news reports this (super) mom actually confronted the deuce in the act. She ran outside, caught the offender mid-poop with her shorts down around her ankles and shouted something like, “Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids,” to which the Mad Pooper replied, “Yeah. Sorry.”
Today is September 11 which means, in addition to being the sobering anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, it’s National Make Your Bed Day. Seriously. It’s a thing (I checked) and in case you’re wondering how to celebrate, you can start off by making your bed.
And THAT is why, everyday should be Make Your Bed Day.
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When you think you can’t, take a page from Yulissa Arescurenaga’s playbook.
After taking her very first class in 2008, Yulissa fell in love with Zumba®. She was only 16 at the time, but the freedom to express herself to the pulsating Latin beats spoke to her heart and she knew she had to make teaching Zumba® her life’s work.
Becoming a licensed Zumba® instructor is no easy task, but driven by a desire to share her passion and enthusiasm for the dance fitness craze created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s, the teen was determined to achieve her goal. She worked tirelessly for six hours a day over the course of four years, memorizing different combinations of patterns and routines danced to various rhythms and in 2012 fulfilled her dream… she is the first licensed Zumba® instructor with Downs Syndrome in the United States.
Because sometimes you just need something to make you smile…