Building Peak Moments with Popsicles

I’ve got two stories to share with you today. That’s right, 2!

Story #1

One of the most common stories that my friend AP and I tell is the time we went to an XFL game. AP had bought season tickets and I was the lucky invitee that went to his only game that one, lonely XFL season.

We remember pieces of the game. Blaring loudspeakers, the different rules, the glass beer bottles. Ok, they weren’t glass, but I thought they were and was stunned they would let anyone in the stands have them, especially those with the mentality to have come to watch an XFL game.

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The End of Windshield Fogginess

I will admit that this is a bit of a cheat as I haven’t verified it myself yet. However, it’s too good not to pass on if it indeed works.

Given over 30 years of car ownership and having what I consider a problem with foggy windows more than anyone else I know, one would’ve thought I would’ve searched for a solution instead of it stumbling across my digital desk.

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Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen of Life Rules

In the early 2000’s, I started watching a lot of Women’s College Basketball, mainly their NCAA tournament. I had always been a big fan of the Men’s March Madness, always remembering the first championship game I ever watched – Jack Givens’ monster game in 1978.

But the women’s game was and continues to be different. It was clear that the fundamentals taught focused on team-first principles. It’s not to say that the men weren’t, but the women’s game had and has minimal one-on-one playing that the men’s game gets bogged down with a lot of times. Sure, the men could sky and dunk from anywhere (who wasn’t a fan of Phi Slamma Jamma?), but I became to appreciate how good the women’s game was.

Back then, there were only a handful of great teams, led by Tennessee and their coach, Pat Summitt.

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Try Being a Really Bad Chessmaster

For most of my life, I never got into video games. In college, I had a bunch of friends that came from the Jersey shore (yes, that place) and video games were a huge part of their childhood. It was at that point that I ended up playing games like Robotron and Crystal Castles.

I would say I had a shortish addiction to both. In fact, we played Robotron so much that some of us would suffer in pain which we appropriately named, ‘Robotron elbow.’

Many years later, along with the masses, I got addicted to Words With Friends. I couldn’t get enough of it. And then I had to stop cold turkey. I spent way too much time on it. I’ve fallen off the wagon a couple of times but nothing that’s going to make me put on a hairshirt.

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Lions, Tigers, and Malware. Oh, my.

While 3 of those things usually aren’t a danger to an Apple computer, malware is an issue.

I’ve had malware on this computer. I have no idea how I got it and I honestly don’t remember which variant it was. I don’t think it was all that bad but I’m not sure as it was a few years ago. All I know is that it was cleaned.

That’s not meant to be alarmist. I would much rather be on an Apple computer than a Windows-based machine. But you would be silly to continue to be a denier that Apple computers are immune to the bad stuff. Just because it appears to happen less frequently doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself especially if it’s easy.

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