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  • This is why I don't clean my tub!

    Posted by Otis Day

    I'm just kidding obviously.  I mean come on.  I don't clean my tub because it's hard on my back and super annoying, and since I'm not married anymore there's no one complaining about how I never clean my tub.  It's the same reason I leave laundry folded up on the couch all week.  Cause I can! 

     

  • Is this the guy to beat on Idol?

    Posted by Otis Day

    I started this year by watching American Idol and kinda liked it.  I quickly lost interest though.  That's not odd...as I've never really been into it.  I will occasionally watch a few minutes when I'm home at night 'working' but it's really only if it happens to be on.  I only have a converter box, and I lost my remote control about a year ago....so sometimes it's one of those NCIS/CSI "insert city name here" shows too....just whatever pops on when I turn the TV on.  Then I sit at the computer and pay almost no attention at all.  That changed last night.  When I saw this guy.  Wow....I think I really like it!  Is he the guy to beat?

  • Donate $50 to the March Of Dimes-get your taxes professionally done

    Posted by Otis Day

    crumpled tax paper

    Last year i got my taxes done for 50 dollars at Liberty Tax on Military Avenue in Green Bay and the March of Dimes got all the money.  Liberty Tax is doing it again!

    LIBERTY TAX HOSTS WEEK OF EVENTS FOR MARCH OF DIMES
    SAVE BABIES IN GREEN BAY

     

    (Green Bay, WI)  Liberty Tax Service located at 609 S Military Ave, 1608 University Ave, and 1053 Velp Ave. Ste. D in Green Bay is hosting a week of events to raise money for the March of Dimes in Green Bay.  This fundraising week will start on March 29 and end on April, 3.

     

    As part of a national promotion Liberty Tax will prepare free income tax preparation for any person who makes a $50 donation to the March of Dimes (payable in our offices).  All donations will receive a receipt for the monetary donation, which can be used to document charitable contributions.  Liberty Tax has a goal of raising $3,000 for the Green Bay March of Dimes.

     

    To help kick off the week Liberty Tax has created a special event for the evening of Tuesday March 30.  Stop by our location at 609 S Military Ave between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm to toss a pie in the face of one of our costumed Lady Liberties!  When you pay one dollar, you’ll be able to step up and toss a whipped cream pie at our Marketing Manager, Kellyn Kmiec, who will be dressed as Lady Liberty.  All proceeds from the pie toss will be given to the March of Dimes in Green Bay. 

     

    About March of Dimes:

     

    The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.  Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy.  For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at http://www.marchofdimes.com/, or its Spanish language Web site at http://www.nacersano.org/.

    Of every dollar raised, 76 cents goes directly to programs that save babies’ lives.

     

    About Liberty Tax Service

     

    Liberty Tax Service (http://www.libertytax.com/) is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history, with over 3,200 offices in the United States and Canada. The company plans to open up to 500 new offices in January 2010.  Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 6,000,000 individual income tax returns.  With 40 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE:

    JTX).

     

    Liberty Tax Service (http://www.libertytax.com/) provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, refund loans, and online filing through eSmart Tax at http://www.esmarttax.com/.  Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.  The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity has climbed to #3 on the latest Entrepreneur “Franchise 500.”

  • Girl Scout Cookies may kill me

    Posted by Otis Day

    boxes of girl scout cookies

    I used to love girl scout cookies.  I still do.  But now, rather than enjoy them...I have to help Britton deliver them all to everyone that bought from her.  It's great that she sold so many...but seriously.  Wow.  I can't imagine the people who sell 8 and 9 hundred boxes.  How do you have time for all that?  I'm just glad that Britton actually sold them all.  I won't just put a sheet up in the breakroom with a note asking people to buy from my kid.  We came in everyday after school for a week and hit everyone in this building we could find.  She was the top seller in her troop...and a very good salesperson.  Plus, I got a few boxes of Do-Si-Do's...which no matter what anyone else says...are the best!

    Now...if they could just bring back the bigger boxes that they used to have.  I realize you're trying to cut costs...but don't think that we haven't noticed the thin mints boxes have gotten rather....uhm, thin.

  • But can he wash a cat in a sink?

    Posted by Otis Day

    A 5 year-old monkey in a zoo in Jerusalem has astonished keepers by walking upright. It is pretty amazing.  Except that we've been doing it for years.  At this point if you really want to astonish me...get the monkey to call my health insurance company and get someone on the phone that can actually help me I'd be impressed.

    Or if they could just find a monkey to wash a cat in a sink.

  • 8 kids in the Green Bay area were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last week

    Posted by Otis Day

    Hi.  My name is Otis.  I've had Type I diabetes(juvenile diabetes) since I was 13.  I'm sick of it.  I'm tired of pricking my finger to test my blood 8 times every day.  I'm tired of changing my insulin-pump site(It's a big needle every couple of days).  I'm tired of my kids worrying about me having low blood sugars.  I don't want to go blind.  I don't want to lose a toe, or my foot....or an entire leg.  I don't want to have a heart attack.  I am sick of wondering everytime my kids ask for a drink if they are diabetic now too. 

    This is Spencer.  He's tired of it all too.  He's also diabetic.  We met at the JDRF Family kick-off event.

    Otis Day and Spencer

    Notice our smiles?  It's because we are SOOOOO close to a cure for Type I diabetes.  I mean really close.  Most people in the field say the cure will come within our lifetime.  Some researchers say it could come withing 10 years.  We are ready for it!  Every day 40 kids are diagnosed with Type I diabetes.  Last week there were 8 new cases of Type I Diabetes in the Green Bay area.  YOU can help end this.  JDRF has one goal.  To find a cure for my diabetes.  Over 80% of their money goes exactly twards that.  Finding a cure. 

    Type 1 Diabetes and Type II diabetes are NOT the same disease.  Type 1 diabetes(juvenile, or insulin-dependent) is not caused by diet.  It has nothing to do with being overweight.  It is a genetic disease that affects 3 million Americans.  People you know have Juvenile Diabetes.  They live with it every day.  You can help them.  And their families.  My kids really hope you can join the JDRF Walk to cure Diabetes.  There's one in Green Bay May 8th(also in Fond Du Lac that same day.)  There's one the next weekend at Riverside park in Neenah.  Please get a team together and walk.  For me.  For Keegan.  For Taylor.  For Spencer.  Please.

     

  • Antique Roadshow HUGE payout! 1 Million dollars!

    Posted by Otis Day

    Ever dug around your closets, attics, garage for stuff from when you were growing up?  I've got a lot of pictures(remember when we actually got to hold pictures in our hands?  Put them in photo albums and hand write the captions in?  Stupid us!), my best actor trophy from High School, and my Dad's old winter coats.  This lady had what amounts to an unclaimed lottery ticket worth almost 1 million dollars.  From stuff that used to sit around her home on the mantle when she grew up. 

    I LOVE her reaction.  "Damn!" with lifted eyebrows.  Come on...I would be FREAKING out!  I'm sure there would have been yelling, screaming, and I would have sold them before the clip was up!  Screw sentimental value...Daddy's paying off some bills!

  • R.I.P. Corey Haim

    Posted by Otis Day

    It's really too bad that nobody seemed real surprised that Corey Haim died last night.  No one really asks what he died from.  Part of that is because they said right away what it was from.  Part of it is because we all kinda know anyways. 

    I grew up during the time he was the big star.  I remeber thinking how much I wanted to be like Him and the other Corey.  I even trained my hair(yes I used to have some) to part down the middle like his did in one of his movies(License To Drive maybe?)

    This is video of him from 2 years ago on set of a TV show he was filming in Canada.

     

    This next video is maybe the reason we all don't seem so surprised by this.  It's hard to watch.  Maybe this is too soon....but it's out there, so here you go.

    From yahoo.com:

    LOS ANGELES – Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys" whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38.

    Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.

    An autopsy will determine the cause of death and there were no other details, she said. Police Sgt. Michael Kammert said there's no evidence of foul play.

    Haim had flulike symptoms before he died and was getting over-the-counter and prescription medications, Police Sgt. William Mann said. The cause of death is unknown, Mann said.

    "He could have succumbed to whatever (illness) he had or it could have been drugs. Who knows?" Mann said. "He has had a drug problem in the past."

    Haim was taken by ambulance to the hospital from an apartment in Los Angeles near Burbank. The enormous complex is known as Oakwood and is popular with young actors, Kammert said.

    Haim acknowledged his struggle with drug abuse to The Sun in 2004.

    "I was working on Lost Boys when I smoked my first joint," he told the British tabloid.

    "I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack," he said.

    Haim said he went into rehabilitation and was put on prescription drugs. He took both stimulants and sedatives such as Valium.

    "I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck," he said. "But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day."

    In 2007, he told ABC's "Nightline" that drugs hurt his career.

    "I feel like with myself I ruined myself to the point where I wasn't functional enough to work for anybody, even myself. I wasn't working," he said.

    The Toronto-born actor got his start in television commercials at 10 and earned a good reputation for his work in such films as 1985's "Murphy's Romance" and his portrayal of Liza Minelli's dying son in the 1985 television film "A Time to Live."

    His career peaked and he became a teen heartthrob with his roles in the 1986 movie "Lucas," and "The Lost Boys," in which he battled vampires.

    In later years, he made a few TV appearances and had several direct-to-video movies. He also had a handful of recent movies that have not yet been released.

    But in 1997 he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing debts for medical expenses and more than $200,000 in state and federal taxes.

    His assets included a few thousand dollars in cash, clothing and royalty rights.

    In recent years, he appeared in the A&E reality TV show "The Two Coreys" with his friend Corey Feldman. It was canceled in 2008 after two seasons. Feldman later said Haim's drug abuse strained their working and personal relationships.

    In a 2007 interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Haim called himself "a chronic relapser for the rest of my life."

    (This version CORRECTS in graf 6 to Haim taken to hospital. )

  • Eat it er no?

    Posted by Otis Day

    So I snuck down to Lori's office to steal some of her candy.  She has the best candy of anyone in the building.  It's gotten so bad, that sometimes when we come here on the weekends, the kids cry because her office is closed and we can't get the candy.  When she first started she used to buy all that fancy crap that you eat with a glass of wine.  Like dark chocolate ball things filled with liquor flavored crap.  I told her, "Just get some butterfingers, twix, sweetarts...come on, this isn't the big city!"  She obliged, and her office has become a meeting place ever since.  We have motion lights in the building, and her's is always on because even when she's not there....we all go in and grab a lil' somethin' somethin.

    I just got back and realized one of the Twix bars I got was already opened. 

    opened twix bar

    I'm not sure.  For one thing...she has tons of these, so I could just go get another.  But my Stepdad would be so mad(He owned a small grocery store for years....we always ate dented cans, brown banana's, and anything opened.)  How many people have come in contact with it since it was made?  It's not like a greeting card where everyones touching it every day.  It's been in a bag sealed up till she put them in her candy dish.  So......Eat it er no?

  • The Big Dance

    Posted by Otis Day

    Marquette's coach Buzz Williams has got some moves.  The 37 year old coach of the year candidate walked it out after a slam dunk save.  Passion for the game....running down the sideline doing a silly dance in front of the entire world(Thanks Youtube!)