Friday, February 27, 2009


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.

Then try 50-lb potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand, and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

(I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What a Great Day for an Irish Fan!

I took my brother to the ND at OSU Hockey game for his birthday last Friday and what a perfect evening.

First, we started the ND Pep Rally at the Varsity Club at OSU (for any of you unfamiliar, this was a real treat). The only advantage we had was that the Bucknuts are not hockey fans, so that by the time the students from ND and the Columbus, OH Notre Dame Club got there, the Varsity Club was a ND crowd.

Anyway, who do we meet there but the ND leperchaun, Juan, who autographed an official photo for each of us and we got our picture with him in the "Fightin' Irish" pose.

We get to the hockey arena (a short walk across the bridge) and our seats are in Row 2, right behind the goal and in a very nice spot to give the man in the glass cage advice about whether or not the puck crossed the goal. We shared our views with him often and I'm sure he was appreciative.

Now, to top it off...The Irish score with 1.4 seconds left in the Third Period to tie the game at 3, then score the game winner 55 seconds into the OT.

And all 4 ND goals are at our end!

Happy 51st Birthday, Brother Bob!