All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


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Awhile back I heard about a couple of brothers who wrote a book.  I think the name of the book was "Do Hard Things".  I never read it or looked into it.  I just think the title, and the philosophy behind it is cool. 

"Do Hard Things" is a great motto, or even a life purpose.  Most of the time that's not how we are.  I'm not judging, just saying.  Depending on your personal strengths and talents some things may be harder or easier for you than others.

How about that Ida Keeling?  What you never heard of Ida?  Me either not till today.  Mrs. Keeling ran the 100 yard dash on April 30th.  She finished dead last out of a pack of nine runners.  She is freeking awesome and she has my vote for athlete of the year.  I'm not kidding.

Ida Keeling is 100 years old and didn't even start running until she was 67.  She set the worlds record for the 100 yard dash for her age group, 1:17.  Incredible!

She's got more than 50 years on me. I don't think I could do a 100 yard dash in 1:17 if it was downhill and there was a double-bacon pizza waiting for me at the end. 

Do. Hard. Things! INDEED!


  1. WaterBoy6:51 PM

    99% of my day consists of doing hard things:

    "Resist eating that donut."

    "Stay away from that cake."

    "Ignore the Oreos."

    It's the 1% when I finally give in that's the real problem....

  2. Susan9:37 AM

    That is indeed a FAST 100 yard dash from anyone.

    I have no problems resisting the donuts. It is the custard bismarks that are my problem. Thankfully that little monster hasn't reared its head for about 2 years.

    I only keep Oreos in the house for a chocolate crust for my cheesecakes. Much better than the other wafer cookie which is usually stale imo.

    My pizza of choice now? It is called a Wild Child. Not a tomato in sight. It is also cooked in a wood fired pizza oven.
    It consists of a delectable crust brushed with garlic butter then topped with mozzarella, blue cheese, sauteed spinach, marinated mushrooms and lots of whole cloves of roasted garlic.

    I usually have them add some grilled chicken breast and artichoke hearts as an extra. Serious addiction problem here. Double bacon is for amateurs.(grin)

  3. You two are a bad influence.

    With my arm still on the mend I'm not allowed to lift. My whole program has been messed up for awhile.

    1. Susan9:03 PM

      If you think that was naughty, just wait until I tell you about the concept of bacon paste someday. It will change your chicken grilling forever.

    2. With my love for bacon its amazing Rabbi B even puts up with me.

  4. Bacon can make ANY pizza better.