Drive By Schooling

Drive By SchoolingToday I talk about one of my life’s most embarrassing moments. I made a huge mistake, and I thought about not talking about it on the show. However, the “teacher” in me took over and I thought “If someone can learn from my mistake, it’s worth it.”

All signs point to me not passing a class this semester. While I’ve always had good grades, this semester I’m not going to be able to come in at the last minute and save the day. While most politicians don’t understand the concept of accepting your responsibility, I’m here to say “no excuses” and say this was ALL MY FAULT.

I’m very upset that I somehow lost my mojo, I took on things I shouldn’t have, and I should’ve said NO when I said yes. I kept thinking I would get back to school and get caught up. I wonder if subliminally that when I go so far behind, if I just didn’t give up. I think I always could get caught up eventually, and I just flat out ran out of time.

I have done nothing but examine this semester over the last few days trying to figure out what went wrong and why. The biggest thing was I needed to print out the syllabus and put it into my calendar so I could keep track of assignments and know when quizzes were scheduled. Who’s fault is that? MINE. You might say, “But Dave you’re too busy.” I need to learn the word “NO” and USE IT. School and graduation is now priority number 1. That will never change.

So bad things do happen to Dave Jackson. I’m not a super hero who can save the day. Its one thing to get wounded in battle, and it’s another thing shoot yourself in the foot. I don’t like to suck. I hate being average, so to FAIL a class makes me want to die. It’s like Dave Jackson died. I – David Jackson – don’t fail. Well I used to be able to say that. This sucks.

If you don't learn the word NO, you will learn it when people say it to you as in “No you can't graduate,” and “No, the class is not offered again this year.”

So now it’s about learning from your mistakes (the only thing positive you can do at this point), and take action. I’ve got a few weeks till Summer session starts. I’m going to come out of the gate like a steamroller from HELL. I know years from now this won’t matter, but right now I’m pretty disappointed in myself. The good news is this has awakened the “real” Dave Jackson.

He has risen – Halleluiah

MUSIC

“NO EXCUSES” from the Band Braquet ( www.braquetband.com ) courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network (www.podsafemusicnetwork.com ) buy their CD from CDBaby.com

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LYRICS – ” No excuses for us. Time has come to do what we must.”

Other Sites Mentioned: www.gaincontrolofyourday.com

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

BEing GreenToday I tell the story of trying to help my niece as she is in labor. The bad news is Hospitals make me physically sick due to some psychological reason beyond my control.

It is very strange as my new great nephew was born on the same day my Mother died 19 years ago (in the same hospital). It made for day full of many emotions.

I also speak about how I regret not asking my Mother to quit smoking more frequently. Quiting smoking is very hard to do. My ex-wife tried every method and the only that worked was the quick keysystem (when she used it it was called something different).

This system slowly weens you off cigarettes using a computer that fits in your hand, You can but it at Amazon.com

Hey It’s Your Birthday

BirthdayI've noticed that when you go to just about ANY restaurant these days, if its someone's birthday they bring the whole kitchen crew out to sing their “Hey It's Your Birthday” song. I've also noticed that after about the 27th time of hearing this song the performance needs some tweaking.

I think this whole thing was started by a mexican food chain called Chi Chi's (which went out of business after giving many people food poisoning). THANKS CHI CHI'S!

It may be a bit before my next episode. I'm behind in school (been a bad boy) and I need to get caught up. Keep those emails and comments coming! 888-563-3228

Over the Top Cosmo

Cosmopolitan MagazineToday I talk about being in a house that is 75% percent women most of the
time (and how it makes toilet paper and endangered species).

Also, this weeks Cosmopolitan magazine has a headline that says,
“Be a genius in bed.” (or something like that). I mean sex has
been around for a while. Don't you think we've got a pretty good
grip on it (no pun intended). Is there really anything 100% new?

So I talk about some of the things I expect to see if and when I read a cosmopolitan magazine.

Dad for a day

Dad For a DayToday I talk about how “The Countess” and I performed in a talent show.
It was amazing, and I am so proud of her. It was great to make a
memory with such a great kid.

Then I thought about it. As much as we know parents can influence
their kids. Does that mean as adults we influence our parents? I mean
who can drive you more nuts than your kids (or your parents). So as

much as parent should take advantage of every minute they can spend with their children, are
we doing the same thing when our parents are growing older?

The one thing I know is I got to make a great memory with a great kid I enjoy watching
as she grows into a lovely young lady.

I’M NOT QUITTING!

Rocky BalboaI'm trying to learn new things as I try to “better” Dave.  The one thing I think I stink at is quitting.  I've been thinking about quitting things. You can only take so much right?

I was watching the movie “Rocky Balboa” (not horrible).  There was a great scene in the movie.  In the movie Rocky is talking to his son and says,

“It aint about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  Its about how much you can take nad keep moving forward. Thats how winning is done. Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth, but you need to be willing to take the hits.”

So as I watching the movie, and the exercise equipment I was using broke. I went up stairs to take a shower. They are working on the water system in the neighborhood, and you guessed it – NO WATER. To this I say,

Is that all you got life? You think you can get me down?

I'm answering the bell. Quitting is not my stong suit, and I'm not going to start now. My biggest problem is I have a woman who loves me too much. Things could be alot worse.

The music is from Nelson Bragg www.myspace.com/nelsonbragg from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com

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I Don’t Undertstand Women

I Love New YorkOK, its official. I don't understand women.  Today I return to one of my favorite topics which is how men and women are so different. Here are some topics:

Nails: I don't know a guy who picks a women based on their nails, but women love to do their nails, and comment on other women's nails.

Listening: Guys are used to fixing things that are wrong. We are used to taking action. For a guy to listen to 2 minutes of complaints and then do NOTHING and by doing NOTHING something is FIXED. I don't get it, but its true.

Cat Fights: Put women in a room and they will scratch each other eyes out. Put guys together and they will work together to find a television set.

My School has purchased a new WEBCT program with 30% fewer features. My tuition money at work.