Wednesday, April 15, 2015

71 Million

100 years ago I took courses in Hotel and Restaurant Management and one of the things they drilled into us was to never ever underestimate or underpay a good chef.  Even if you are losing money you will lose more money with a replacement chef.

I bring this up because I golf at Door Creek and 2 years ago their very good cook wanted a raise from his low pay.  Management felt that instead of giving him a raise, get a new person who really did not have a background in cooking to save money, heck, it's just making hamburgers and so forth (this is what they believe) and this new person seemed OK, although no REAL schooling in cooking.

Year one the food was horrible and last year they hired another cheap cook and now people are quitting leagues. So while they are saving money paying a non-schooled cook they are losing customers.

ANYWAY - we have 3 openings in our Wednesday night Door Creek golf league.  It's a laid back league (except for the food part I guess). Golf with whoever you want.  It's a "fun" league but still real golf (ball golf).

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The Mayor of Fitchburg was bragging that his town has $100 million in construction the past few years.  Well . . . Columbus, MUCH smaller town has $71 million in construction.  And people say Columbus is stagnant?

NOTE - as of this morning the one side of the 151/73 bridge by the hospital has a hole in it where your car will fall onto 151.  I suggest stay away from that side.  

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WELL - of course right after I type all this below it seems there is movement in getting things done

Disc Golf.  There seems to be this opinion that the Columbus Disc Golf is like a swing set and once you put up the baskets you can ignore them.  There are no go-to people for this course.  Disc golf is not something you can just ignore like a play ground, it's a "thing" that draws people to Columbus.

For instance.  I was in Beaver Dam yesterday to golf at Crystal Lake.  As I got out of my car a guy was lacing his shoes and asked if I wanted a partner.  I said sure.  I find out he is from Milwaukee and wanted to try out the course after a near bye interview for a job.  On the 2nd hole another guy catches up and he is from Hustisford and was doing the same thing, checking out the course. People have check lists on all the courses they play.  There is a app for your phone where you enter your location and destination and it will tell you all the courses with 20 miles of your drive.  People travel from far distances to play disc golf.  I've had 5 emails from players in Southern Wisconsin asking when ours will be ready (DCCourse Review forum people). 

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Our disc golf course is not even up yet with missing signage and I won't register it until it's even near complete.  Baskets are up but there are tee's missing.  I'm hoping the city can see that there needs to be a go-to organization for Columbus Disc Golf.  There have been volunteers.

Again - this is marketing Columbus. I wish the city would invest in some pads for the tees.
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There is a disc golf course in Antarctica

Description: Varied terrain includes ice, snow, drifts, heavy equipment and high winds. From #5, hook a left and throw further up into yard (opposite road to Scott Base). #9 is near entrance to greenhouse.      

Local Directions: From Christchurch New Zealand, hop on a military flight down to "The Ice" - McMurdo Station Antarctica.​

There are 17 courses within 25 miles of 53925 Zip code - we need to get on the map.
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OMG - I have worked out the last two days at Anytime Fitness and yesterday disc golfed AFTER working out.  Never do that!  My arm was like noodle.  My 4 weeks Diet Bet starts today (I got a head start after submitting my photos and weight Monday).  I need to lose 7 pounds in 4 weeks but my goal is 10 pounds since the first 3 pounds is water weight (eat popcorn and weigh yourself the next day).

Instead of  a big breakfast thinking I would skip lunch and then having a nice lunch anyway because I would have a small dinner then then having a big dinner because it tastes so good . . . I had oatmeal (yummy ;-(  and then a bunch of carrots for lunch and get this, chicken and a SALAD for dinner.  I'm turning into health freak.  What is next, GREEK YOGURT?  Nooooooooooo!  

My body aches in a painful yet good feeling and get this, I did pushups before bed time just because I felt stronger.  What the hell?     
   
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OH - funny weird story.  My shoes were still wet from slogging around Firemans Park golfing so yesterday morning I put them with some jeans and a towel in the dryer. Clunkity Clunkity Clunk and the cats were freaking out.

I was in the basement and they had their ears back and a really worried look on their faces.  Every so ofter there was a screech and then Clunkity Clunkity Clunk some more.

Then BAM, and all was quiet.

That was strange even for me.  I go upstairs to the laundry room and the door to the dryer is open and one shoe is in the middle of the floor.   ????????   I guess he had had enough!  Not a clue how that happened.

One more kitty story.  Both cats are fascinated with my printer next to the computer.  Every time I print something they will jump up and stare at the printer as it chugs and makes noise and THEN, when the paper comes out they get all big eyed and look around like "DOES ANYBODY ELSE SEE THIS?"   it's too funny!      

Have a great day!

RM