Of course we figured that the snow was probably going to be gone soon, but we did our homework and found out that there was plenty in some places. So about half a dozen of us rented a cabin up near the ski resort and we packed up our stuff and went skiing. Of course we drank a little and that may have contributed to the wipe out that I had. In fact I had to go see a Beverly Hills chiropractor when we got back, because my lower back really got pretty stiff the next morning. It was not any fun for me, but I am mostly going to blame the sun. There was a lot of snow on the slopes, but it had been really sunny that day and then it got colder as we went back on the slopes to ski one last time before we packed up to go back to Los Angeles. (more…)
If you want to play any sport at a professional level, you need to make training for it the primary focus in your life when it comes to the part of your life dedicated to a job or career. I hear so many kids say how they want to be a pro hockey, basketball, football or baseball player, but they only play the sport casually. To get to the level of playing to be able to earn millions of dollars per year takes incredible mental and physical abilities. You should find the best strength and conditioning coach now to help you excel at your game of choice playing at a level above your peers.
You do not want to be playing a game of catching up as you move through the levels of play. Maybe you made up your mind about playing a sport professionally when you played in Little League. Maybe it was not until senior year in high school. It does not matter when the idea hits you, but you need to take action when it does. Tiger Woods is now a professional golfing legend, and he got started young being coached by his dad. It was not by accident that he got to be as good as he is. (more…)
My boy needed a dentist in Tracy because he’s now of the age where we need to get him set up with some braces. He’s not enthusiastic about it and I can’t say I blame him. He’s the recipient of many generations of bad teeth. My own experience with braces back in the 1980s lasted for years and years. I didn’t get them off until right at the start of my senior year of high school. I think I had them for five years total, which should tell you the condition of my teeth and what my child is likely facing.
Fortunately we found a great dentist who does braces and he surprised us all by saying my son should only need them for about two years. Where was this guy when I was a kid? Maybe the technology is better. It likely is as thirty years is a long time. So my son will get the braces, get them off in two years, and then likely wear some type of retainer for a period of time after removal. Not bad. He’s still not looking forward to being a metal mouth or having his yearbook photos taken with his braces on display, but two years you cannot beat.
I was surprised at the fair cost and the quick time it took to put the braces on. We set up everything ahead of time so the appointments are already set in stone. He’ll go in about once a month for adjustments and then the removal and retainer is all covered in the cost. Living around here I really didn’t expect to find a good service, but this dentist is a straight shooter and is good at what he does. He’s got a great manner with patients too. My son even likes him and that’s saying something!