Category Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten things Not to Do While Rome Burns in AD 64

This post continues the Top Ten series with a historical background. Hope you enjoy. 10 If you are in Rome and it’s burning, do not practice your Lyre. If you do, at best you might be mistaken as a leader. At worst, the number one Lyre player might think you are mocking him. (I see a few […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do During the 1849 California Gold Rush

  This edition continues the historical background on the Top Ten feature. I hope you like it. 10 If you are near the gold rush, do not sell everything to go mine gold. If you do, at best you will break even. At worst, you’ll find that you have blown your life savings chasing a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Battle of the Alamo

The inspiration for this list is the idea of matching Ten Things Not to Do with historical events. I hope you enjoy this one. 10 If you are caught at the battle of the Alamo, do not think offering margaritas all around is going to help anything. If you do, at best everyone will be too […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Renaissance Faire

    The inspiration for this list was a question by the producer. “Have you done a Top Ten on a Renaissance Faire?” The answer was, “No.” So here it is. (I know pretty simple inspiration, isn’t it?) If you read to the end, I have a question about an idea given me by a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When the Heat Index is Above 110 degrees F (43.3 C)

  The inspiration for this list was yesterday’s high temperature and high humidity. 10 If the heat index is above 110, do not do your 10K run. If you do, at best, your water will run out at 5K. At worst, passersby will wonder what you are doing in the community fountain. (Look like the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Are in a Dentist’s Chair

    The inspiration for this list was a routine visit to the dentist. Like all dentist offices, I could hear what was going on in several offices around me.  I heard some funny things, and also I made up some of my own. I hope you enjoy this list 10 If you are in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Making a Top Ten Things Not to Do List

    10 If you are making a top ten things not to do list, do not search the internet for top ten ideas. If you do, at best your creativity will be stilted. At worst you’ll start duplicating others work without knowing it. (Looks like that plagiarism charge is going to stick, Elder. There goes the […]

Top Ten Things Not To Do at an Organic Supermarket – Replay

Since I’m traveling today, I decided to rerun one of my Top Ten Not to Do lists. This list originally ran on July 11th, 2016. If you haven’t read it before I hope you enjoy it.     The inspiration for this list is many visits to organic chain supermarkets. I’m usually there because I […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Left Your Money and ID at Home

  The inspiration for this list was going to dinner and forgetting to put my wallet in my pocket. Although it sounds impossible, I very seldom need to leave the house (Yes, Mr. Hughes?) so I have lost the natural tendency to check to see if I have everything with me. Lucky for me, none […]

Top Ten Things Not to Put Off When You Have a Lot to Do.

  The inspiration for this list is living long enough to experience what happens when things are put off. Not all of these things have occurred but enough to give me the title of Consultant on What Not to Put Off. 10 If you have a number of things going on, do not put off buying […]