Author archive: etcguy

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Don’t Call, We’re Not Here to Help
January 31, 2021
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“It takes months to find a customer…seconds to lose one.”  Vince Lombardi They sell phones.  But don’t call them.  They cannot help.
Holidays
Good Riddance 2020
December 31, 2020
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“Seventy-five years. That’s how much time you get if you’re lucky. Seventy-five years. Seventy-five winters, seventy-five spring times, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. When you look at it like that, it’s not a lot of time, is it? Don’t waste them.”  Eddie Murphy (here as Mr. Robinson on Saturday Night Live) If 2020 was a bust, […]
Lifestyle Sports
Audible Call Saves a Conversation
November 30, 2020
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Something audible is heard.  But calling an audible is something to be done. An audible in football changes a play at the line of scrimmage.  The quarterback reads the defense, recognizes an opportunity then calls an audible, a different play than was called in the huddle. For my case the line of scrimmage was a […]
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2020 Trivia Bee Cancelled, Thanks COVID
October 31, 2020
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you will go.”  Dr. Seuss Ten years from now you may hear this question asked at the 2030 Butte County Trivia Bee, “What global pandemic canceled the 2020 Butte Trivia Bee?”
Quotes From Famous People Sports
Ready for the World Series?
September 28, 2020
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“I led the league in go get ‘em next time.”  Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball Stanley Cup hockey has consumed my brain these past weeks, albeit the season is three months behind schedule.  When NHL hockey ends this week it’ll start again around Thanksgiving. But Major League Baseball’s COVID shortened season still has the World Series […]
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Hockey Players, Cowboys and Comics
August 30, 2020
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Stuck at home are you?  Tired of surfing the net, streaming reruns, or playing Sudoku? Maybe a good book will help cure your COVID blues.  Books are those paper things you hold up to your eyes where you actually turn pages. I plug three page turners that have helped me through this COVID fiasco, great […]
Outdoors Quotes From Famous People
Time You Enjoy Wasting
July 27, 2020
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“The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time.” –Bertrand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. I have neither experience nor skill sets in much of that stuff.   But Russell’s logic resonates about enjoying the […]
Holidays Parents and Kids Quotes From Famous People
Father’s Day 2020
June 21, 2020
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Like many dads today I await a phone call.  Or maybe a text.  That’s all I need.  No ties, cards, soap-on-a-rope, or socks.  Just a call. For the dads out there I share a few observations from some funny guys…
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Old Geezers are Just Boys with Wrinkles
May 3, 2020
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(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2020) I’m getting older.  I guess my friends are getting older too. “Get on the list,” he texted. “What list?” “Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.” “It’s been a while since I skated on ice.” “You’ll be fine.  Other geezers will be there.  They’re cool guys.”
Health Parents and Kids Yard
A Few Takes on COVID-19
March 31, 2020
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Walk into any essential store these days and you’ll see X’s marking the spot for social distancing.  This COVID-19 stuff is spooky.  The only positive is if you test negative.  At least our April 15 tax deadline is delayed until July.  I share a few takes on COVID-19… these posts appeared on my Etc. Guy […]