Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More Trash Than the Law Allows-literally!

I don't really need to say much here folks.  Unfortunately, people are slobs.  These people are in San Francisco, CA.  We've gone all across the nation this week, huh?  I thought my post on trash had changed people for the good.  Sigh... if only people would pick up after themselves...
Photo: Andrew Dalton/SFist

Sunday, April 22, 2012

That's Just Trashy... Georgia Edition

When I wrote my blog entry about trash, I said I would update from time to time.  Well, here you go.  A friend of mine from Georgia posted this on Facebook.  There is a festival in Savannah called Orange Crush.  This is the trash that was left behind.  To me, this is even more disgusting because it was left on the beach.   Tide comes in, trash goes out. 

Let me warn you, there are A LOT of stupid comments left by people on Youtube.  It's sad that people are making this a racial issue. 

I welcome your comments...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring is Here!

Wow, things are really popping in life right now!  Spring is a wonderful time of the year, but it seems like we hold in everything through winter to get it done in spring!  This year spring has come early and so has the normal business of spring. 

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately.  I have been continuing to work on getting uniforms for the Thailand school.  Also, I have people ordering uniforms for softball.  Soccer has started here and folks are looking for socks and shin guards.  People are just ready to get out in the fresh air and that is great.  For the most part, it's free and it's healthy- unless you have allergies!

Fishing is going crazy.  Usually, the fish are not as active as they are this time of year, but the warm weather has actually made them react like it's almost summer.  Many have spawned, which means little minnows will be out and about in the rivers.  People are telling me they are catching crappies, perch, and bluegill in the lakes.  Virginia has stocked many trout in our area.  They recently stocked a bunch of brown trout in a local river.  Now browns are a little more finicky and people are complaining they are not so easy to catch.  Well, it is fishing we're talking about!  They shouldn't just jump in your lap!

By the way, speaking of minnows, I am in the process of getting my license to sell them at the store.  There is a lot more to it than I thought.  Don't even get me started in the government being involved in every little detail of life.  Anyway, hopefully this summer we will start selling minnows as live bait for all those fishermen/women who have asked.  I'm excited to try this, so we'll see how it works!

Oh, one last thing!  Baseball is here.  In our area we have many opportunities to watch baseball.  JMU has a fine team.  We also have the local high schools.  In June we have a couple opportunities as well.  We have the RCBL, in which Broadway fields a team.  Check out their website here: Rockingham County Baseball League   Each year, we advertise with the Bruins.  We have even co-sponsored a game. We also have what is called The Valley League.  This is all wooden bats and college age kids playing.  Just an aside, I can't believe I am old enough where I call college age men and women, kids!  Anyway, we will be selling tickets for one of their teams this year- The New Market Rebels.  I am excited about this opportunity and I hope it gets folks out with their families to see a game or two.  If you want to know more about the Valley League and the Rebels check this out: Valley League Baseball

Thursday, April 5, 2012

It's For the Kids, but Not in America...

Hello friends!  Spring is upon us and so is my most busy time of the year.  I have already had several shirt orders, including some snazzy looking Woods Sporting Goods softball shirts!  We are working on a couple of shirt orders right now for teams.  I would like to tell you about one of them.

A friend, Tim, called me a couple weeks ago to ask if I would help him gather football uniforms for a school in Thailand.  Yes, I said Thailand.  No, I'm not talking about soccer.  Yes, I know soccer is called football in the rest of the world.  OK, OK, American football!  Ok, are we all on the same page now?  Good.  You see, Tim, has a friend that was a successful businessman, etc...  He gave it all up.  Sold it all, and started a school in Thailand for kids who would otherwise be involved in things kids should not even have to think of.  From what Tim tells me the school is doing amazing things in the lives of these kids.  Tim's, friend decided they have learned a lot of things, but he would like to teach them American football.

This is where I need your help.  Although these kids are high school age, they are not high school size by any means.  They will fit in youth size.  If you, or anyone you know, has old football uniforms from youth league we are looking for donations to send over to the school.  We need everything: jerseys, pants and pads, helmets, old cleats, shoulder pads.  I'm not just asking you to do this and keeping out of it myself.  Our family has gathered up some old uniforms, shoes and our store has gathered up pants, pads, mouth guards.  We have even had a customer donate several pairs of pants and pads.  The local rec dept is going to donate some pants and pads.  If you can help.  Email us at: Woods Sporting Goods  We need these by the end of April to send out the first of May.  I thank you in advance.