You say you want to learn to dance?

I remember a few years ago I purchased an instructional dance lessons video tape and gave it to my newphew after he told me that he wanted to learn how to dance. I told him that when he finished with it I’d like to have it back. I never DID get it back! I wonder if he ever used it!

Video tape lessons are fine and dandy if you can’t arrange to get out of the house, but if you want the fun of interacting with real people, signing up for salsa dance lessons in los angeles would be a great way to learn how to dance and have fun while doing it!

Busy day for the police

Seems as if every time I turned around today the phones were ringing! First my cell phone, then the house phone about five minutes later. The caller ID often identified the caller as the police Emergency Notification System. Apparently today all heck broke loose and they were looking for two different guys – one of them they said the name and gave a description. They didn’t give any details why they were looking for him at all.

I got up and locked all of the doors, just to be on the safer side. We had the front door open to let the sun in and to let the pets look outside. The storm door was there, but the lock on that doesn’t work. So I closed the “big” door and clicked the dead-bolt on.

An hour or so later the second wave of calls came in – this time they police were notifying the town that they were looking for a different guy – this one had apparently just escaped from the jail! Different name and description were given out. They gave the name, description, and why he had been in jail. They said that a photo of the man could be seen on a particular website, but they gave that information out so fast that I couldn’t write it down or remember it. That was unnerving!

About three hours after that, the third wave of calls came in. They had captured the guy that had escaped from prison just a few miles from our house! I’m glad they got him!

You can order your musical instruments by phone or online

One thing that I’ve noticed about websites that are selling products is that sometimes they don’t have any option to call the company to ask questions or to place the order by telephone. Some people worry about putting their financial information “out there” online, for fear that their information will end up being hijacked and sold to someone, and then all heck will cut loose! So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw on the musicians friend’s website the notation: To place your order, call us toll-free at 800-449-9128. I’m glad that more companies are providing that option. I think it’s good for business, too.

Buy American

Our country is still on the rebound of the many financial problems we have had in the past. While I think we are doing better, we still have a long way to go. That’s why it’s unsettling to hear that some of our countries biggest retailers are not playing fair with the American public.

Home Depot stores are being blamed for selling articles that violate the Buy American act. The law was enacted to promote the sales of American made products. Home Depot agreed to pay $6.25 million dollars for their transgressions and promise to do better in the future. I hope they do!!

Proud of my brother

I have a younger brother that is one of those people that would rather have his nose in a book than doing anything physical. Me, I was just the opposite. I thought the only good thing about books was they made pretty good weights to build muscles when you carried a lot of them.

Well our mother finally found something that has him up and moving. She took him to a Tae Kwon Do class and he actually joined by his choice too. This kid that never did a single push-up in his life is now doing push-ups and clapping when he comes up between push-ups. Absolutely amazing.

I could not be prouder of him for all of the hard work he has put into this. He has come a long way in a very short time and still making A’s in school. He finally learned that you have to feed your body as well as your mind.

Clay Curtis blogs when he can