Category Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to do if You Think You Will Win a Contest or the Lotto

This post was originally published on May 4th, 2015. Let’s see if it still has legs.   This list was inspired by reading a story about a person who had a dream that they were a Lotto winner and went out and bought new cars before the drawing.   Top Ten Things Not to do […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Plan to Attend a MLB Game

Here is a post that I originally published on April 4th, 2016, in honor of opening day in baseball. Maybe you’ll find it funny again or for the first time. This list has as inspiration the fact that the Major League Baseball season is underway, and there are things you need to know if you […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Vietnam Veterans Day

  Today is Vietnam Veterans Day. A day to remember those among us who answered the call to serve and to the over 58,300 Americans who were silenced forever. The Top Ten things today are all the same. Do not forget those who gave of themselves despite the turmoil that surrounded this war. These are […]

Top Ten Things Not to do if You are Going to Disneyland

  A lot of folks used to head to Disneyland or Disneyworld for spring break before the pandemic. I dug this post out of the March 23, 2015 archive. I thought it would be fun to revisit a historical spring break. By the way, I did find a reference to Brutus, the WWF champ, in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Live in a Spring Break Area

  Here is a Top Ten post that was run on March 14th, 2016. If you remember it, I hope you enjoy it again. If not, I hope you enjoy it now.   This list is inspired by watching almost every weird occurrence that can transpire in a two-week spring break period.  I did a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Launch of the VW Mini-Bus in 1950

    Today marks the 71st anniversary of the introduction of the VW bus from then West Germany. We certainly want to go and capture the moment. We need to get into James’s Oldsmobile and take our list of things not to do to avoid a tear in the time continuum. So let’s get going. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Creation of the Colorado Territory in 1861

  This week marks the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Colorado territory in 1861. Normally on our time travel, we go to the point of the historic anniversary. Since the actual establishment was done in Congress and there is the potential of catching a rash when we go near Washington, we will travel […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on National Margarita Day (Which is Today)

  It is National Margarita Day today, and I would be remiss in allowing that kind of day to pass without providing some helpful advice. The top ten list won’t help prevent a time continuum disruption, but it might keep you out of jail. Top Ten Things Not to Do on National Margarita Day © […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at The First Trainload of Oranges to Leave Los Angles in 1886

  This week marks the 135th anniversary of the first trainload of oranges to leave Los Angles for Eastern markets in 1886. The town of LA only had 11,000 inhabitants when the oranges were shipped. Mostly farmers and workers on farms tending the massive orchards around the city. We can’t pass up the opportunity to […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  It has been 93 years since Martin Luther King Jr was born. Today we celebrate his birth, although the actual day was January 15th. Today’s Top Ten is a focus on just one thing not to do. Do not hate your neighbor and take a lesson from Dr. King’s non-violent approach to change. I […]