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  • Summer Is The Time for Grillin’!

    I am a huge fan of fire, in its respected place. I love putting various food items over fire regularly and with malice. Beef, pork or fowl (and even fruits or vegetables!) are likely to find their way between my tongs over the wonderful aroma of burning charcoal or propane. Lately I’m experimenting with the various kinds of wood chips to produce different flavors on whatever is over the fire. To...
  • 9 Ways to Show Your Spirit at the 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Championship

    Come out and show your regional spirit and root on all the competitors at the 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Championship, Friday, June 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. during the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. Here are 9 tips to help your region take home the Spirit Competition award.   1. Like any true competitor, you’ll want to keep the glare out of your eyes with some eye...
  • Show Us Your Curbs

    I was taught to never judge a book by its cover. I was also taught that the customer is always right and if a boy makes fun of you, he likes you. A lot of lies straight to my face. If a customer is clipping her elderly husband’s fingernails while you are taking their food order at a pizzeria, they are not right. And news flash, when a boy ties part of your jacket to your desk so that when you get...
  • One Flew Over the Crazy Ant's Nest

    “Son of a b****, there are maggots!” I can still hear my mom yelling this when I was eight years old. She’d driven my younger brother and me to the gas station to vacuum our grey Oldsmobile, only to lift up the back seats and discover several white maggots, the sight of which produced instantaneous dry heaving.  Courtesy www.reactiongifs.com This was, of course, our fault. You can only drop so...

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