Monthly Archives: January 2009

Another reason downtown locally-owned businesses rock!

So some of you may know that I tend to eat at Sacks Art of Sandwicherie when I happened to be working out of my house, which is a couple days a week (and occasionally I go on Saturday).  They have great sandwiches, are fast and are very friendly.  When I went in today the owner asked me if I had a punch card for them since I am there so often; I did not even realize they HAD punch cards there so they went ahead and gave me one:


And yeah, they punched it TEN TIMES for me to make up for the fact that I was never offered one before, so my next one is FREE.

Let’s see Subway do that.


My parents are going to be so proud of me…

Explanation:  The plan for No Pants Day is to just act and dress normal, but like you’ve just forgotten your pants.  Hence the dress shoes and dress socks, people!

So this past Saturday was the Eighth Annual No Pants Day as started by the group Improv Everywhere; they were the ones that did the famous “Frozen Grand Central” prank that got so much play on YouTube.  Since we now have some appropriate mass transit, this year Phoenix joined in by getting about 100 people to ride the light rail as they would normally, the exception being that they were pantless.  I thought I would join the fun along with a bunch of great people I have met in the last year; a good time was had by all.  The local news was there as well dedicated photographers from our group so it was quite the laugh when we saw the footage on the local news later that day.

What I did NOT expect was this segment on the NATIONAL show “Fox and Friends Sunday” on the NATIONAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL; a friend called me Sunday morning and said “Uh, Wayne, I think I just saw you on national TV boarding a train with no pants on…”:

and then another friend let me know that they saw me on a New England news site boarding a train with no pants on!

and then another friend let me know that they saw me on a DUTCH news site boarding a train with no pants on!

So it looks like I finally got the local national INTERNATIONAL recognition I have wanted for so long 🙂

Here are some pics of the event as well from an excellent downtown Phoenix photographer, Tyson Crosbie.

And lastly, if that wasn’t enough, I ran into an old boss at the George and Dragon pub we went to after the event.  This is my former boss trying to talk to me, while, of course, I have no pants on:


What an odd day!  I hope to have a thousand more just like it 🙂

A fool-proof way to keep New Years resolutions…

Simple.  Pick things you already do.  Here are some of mine for this year:

1.  Continue to not smoke.

2.  Read books.

3.  Eat out a lot.

4.  Play various sports.

5.  Hang out in coffeeshops.

Starting 2009 on a good note…


Got in ten runs from the top of the mountain!  First ride in the morning at 8:50 (they opened the lifts early!):


View from the top at midday:



and some really tired guy at the end of the day who fell asleep at the lodge:


and lastly, my view at the end of the day while drinking a beer at the lodge:


One more ski day and then back to the world!

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