Tag Archives: Top Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Say to Alexa

  Since this week in history has a lot of events that just aren’t funny. I thought I would take a break and go back to the standard Top Ten Things Not to Do. This weeks list is inspired by our own Alexa who is now in charge of our home. I hope you enjoy […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Opening of the First Ray Kroc McDonalds

  Today is the anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s by Ray Kroc in 1955. It was sixty-four years ago that the fast food innovation began. In case you have a way to get back there here is a list of things not to do that will hopefully keep you from making a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Your Significant Other’s Birthday

    If your significant other is having a birthday, there are things that one should not do.  It just so happens that yesterday was my significant other’s birthday, and except for one thing I managed to avoid the other stuff on the list. Top Ten Things Not to Do on Your Significant Other’s Birthday by […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Organized Horse Race in America in 1665

This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do against a historical background. In March of 1665, the establishment of the Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York, a section of what is now known as the Hempstead Plains of Long Island is recognized as the start of thoroughbred horse racing in the United States. […]

Ten Things Not to Do at the First Telephone Call in 1876

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first telephone call made by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. He famously said, “Watson, come here. I need you” to his assistant Thomas Watson. If you happen to have a time machine and can get […]

Top Ten Things Not to do During a Move

  As you may know, I’m in the process of moving and today is unload day at the new location. So today’s Top Ten Things Not to Do has only one thing times ten. 10 – 1   If you are moving, do not try to do a quality top ten list. If you do, […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Adoption of the 16th Amendment – Establishing the Income Tax in 1913

This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Today in 1913 saw the adoption of the 16th amendment establishing the legal basis for the income tax. If you decide to go there, here is a list of things not to do that may prove handy. Also, this week is […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of the Postal Department in 1792

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical backdrop. This week marks the anniversary of the founding of the postal service in 1792. If you have access to a time travel machine, please take this list with you should you land in 1792. It might help avoid some embarrassment if […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Women Prohibitionists Smash 12 Saloons in Kansas in 1901

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. This week is the anniversary of the 1901 smashing of twelve saloons in Kansas by women prohibitionists lead by Carrie Nation. If you have the ability to time travel to that event this list is designed to keep you out […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Publication of an American Novel in 1789

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Today is the 230th anniversary of the publication of the first American novel. Its title was “Power of Sympathy,” and it was written by William Hill Brown. If you were there when this event happened, there are some things you […]