The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Tricks & Tips




Teach kids these things to improve life and social skills (Some Adults may not even know all of these):


Sun rises in the East sets in the West

East - West (I-94) Interstate highways are even numbers while North - South are odd numbers (I-55) for the most part.

If the Interstate is three digits and is even (I-894) means it is a bi-pass the travels around city while three digits that are odd (I-794) are a bi-pass that travels through the major city.

If the address is EVEN it is on the East or North side, ODD are on the West or South

Phonetic Alphabet -

A - Alpha                              K - Kilo                  U - Uniform                           0 - Zero

B - Bravo                               L - Lima                  V - Victor                               1 - Wun (One)

C - Charlie                              M - Mike                W - Whiskey                        2 - Two

D - Delta                                N - November       X - X-ray                                3 - Tree (Three)

E - Echo                                 O - Oscar               Y - Yankee                             4 - Fower (Four)

F - Foxtrot                              P - Papa                  Z - Zulu                                 5 - Five

G - Golf                                   Q - Quebec                                                           6 - Six

H - Hotel                                R - Romeo              . - decimal (point)                7 - Seven

I - India                                  S - Sierra                . - (full) stop                          8 - Ait (Eight)

J – Juliet                                 T - Tango                                                             9 - Niner (Nine)

Knuckle trick for months - Count the months on your knuckles and the grooves between your knuckles. Leave out your thumb knuckle.  Every month that lands on a knuckle is 31 days, every month that lands on a groove between knuckles is 30 days (or 28 for February).

Parallel parking: when your right rear wheel is even the other cars bumper then you start turning your steering wheel.

Correct Distance from the curb for normal parking: if you’re looking at the centerline of the hood it would line up with the curb.  The angle that the driver sees. The hood thing, its hard to do it that way anymore because they don't put body line on hood too much anymore

Look through the windows of other cars when driving to see further.

Drive in snow just as if you were on ice; remember you don’t have brakes on ice.

Don’t change lanes in bad conditions on bridges and under overpasses.  The wind and the cold can form ice quickly.

Keep the car to the even with the left lines on the road.  That is the front corner of the car you can see and control.  It is hard to know the right corner, but if you drive with the left line you will not have a problem knowing the width of your car.

If the driving sign is small letters it is left or longer letters it is right for construction signs.

Color and meaning of lines on road – Yellow: you are crossing into on coming traffic, White: is traffic flowing in the same direction.  Small White dashed lines: lane is either ending or exiting. 

Time zones

6 P’s Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Port (4 letters like Left) / Starboard is right (big word)

Side is always from looking at the back towards the front as if you are sitting in it.

Righty tighty, lefty loosy

Never pick a fight, but always finish it.

If you know you are right stand up for yourself

If you are knocked down get backup and fight

Protect the weak

Keeping feet warm at outdoor games and activities - It is all about layering.  Subzero temps, feet on concrete for 4 hours with little movement, warm feet is the key.  In this order: 1 pair very thin socks, plastic bag (bread bag or kitchen bag), 1 pair cotton socks, 1 pair wool socks, foot warmers (they really do work and I was skeptical) and boots.  (Preferably snowmobile or insulated hunting)  Feet will be toasty the entire game.

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