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Not 1…Not 2…Not 3…

June 26th, 2013 by John Gallagher 3 Comments

You never know when you’re going to find a great deal.  Well, I was out and about in Boston this evening and stopped into this little sport store and HIT THE JACKPOT!  I felt like Lebron…




January 6th, 2013 by Gallagher John No Comments

Someone shared this video on facebook and I just loved it.

As adults, we become too mature to do things like this.  But, reallly, wouldn’ you feel better if you just walked through a few puddles this year rather than around them?  In fact, JUMP INTO the puddles and make a splash… And, let your kids do it, too!!


April 23rd, 2012 by Gallagher John 2 Comments

“I’ve suffered a great many of catastrophes in my life.  Most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain

What is causing you anxiety or fear today that is likely NOT going to ever happen?

3 Ways Air Travelers Can Insure They are OFF my Christmas card list

October 29th, 2011 by Gallagher John 4 Comments

I am a frequent traveler.  I don’t necessarily like to be, but it is needed considering my regular work is 700 miles away from home!  As a result, there are many opportunities for me to encounter pet peeves while traveling.  Some of these things I shrug off, but others really test my patience.  Here are 3 pet peeves of mine that will guarantee you are off my Christmas card list this year:

1) Put both of your bags in the overhead bin – When you put both of your bags in the bin, you ensure a slower boarding process.  Just because you have a right to do it, doesn’t make it right.  Use the space below your feet!

2) Let your backpack swing wildly as you walk up the aisle – I like an aisle seat.  But, when you  are boarding with your backpacks, must you allow it to bang off of my shoulder when you walk by?

3) Block the moving sidewalk so that walkers cannot pass – 8 words people — Walk to the left and stand to the RIGHT!

What travel pet peeves do you encounter?

5 Things to Love about a week-long vacation

July 8th, 2011 by Gallagher John 1 Comment

The 4th of July week is one of my favorite weeks of the year for many reasons.  One of the biggest is that I generally take that entire week as a vacation week and head to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Taking a week away from ‘the grind’ is necessary to re-charge the batteries and relax.  There are many reasons I look forward to a week of vacation.  Here are my Top 5:

1) The first Monday morning – Are you kidding?  Isn’t a great feeling to wake up on a Monday morning of a vacation week and exclaim with joy:  “No work today or this week. Back to sleep!”

2) Time with family – My current job requires me to do a significant amount of travel.  Prior to this week, I was on the road at least part of 11 straight weeks.  It is great to get to spend focused time with family.  Here is a shot of us enjoying lunch one day:

3) The Food!!! – I just love to eat well when I am on vacation.  Down at Myrtle Beach, there are ALL KINDS of great spots we hit each time we are here.  Here is a shot of a dozen oysters I dusted off and washed her down with an ice cold beer.

4) Early morning quiet time – Aside from Monday mornings, I like to get up early each day.  It is time for me to do some reading, work on my blog, or simply sit out on the porch with a cup of coffee and listen to the uh-uh birds while my family is still sleeping.

5) Afternoon naps – Oh, how I LOVE that afternoon nap while on vacation.  They should be a requirement of the work week, too!

What are some favorite things YOU like to do to re-charge during a week’s vacation?