Friday, October 28, 2011
We could all use a good laugh for the upcoming Halloween weekend, so we put together a list of 5 funny do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for Old Guys. This list is a trick and a treat...at a minimum it should make you laugh.
1. Carry around a beer all night and wear this shirt
- when people ask, tell 'em you're a case worker.
2. Dress as a woman - specifically your mother...this is especially funny if you look like her. If you're lucky you can borrow stuff from her...if not, do not attempt to borrow things from your wife to dress like your mother...we aren't responsible if you do.
3. Wear your normal clothes, but pin a bag of chips to yourself - when someone asks what you are, say. "I'm all that and a bag of chips."
4. Put on a crown...then everyone will know you're the king of the castle.
5. Don a hat, boots and red handkerchief - do your best to look like The Duke...if you've got one of our shirts, that'll help. Or you could go around saying, "Little Lady" and "Pilgrim."
We hope that you have a Happy Halloween and if you dress up, you'll share your pictures on our Facebook page
, especially if you have some of our gear on as part of your costume. We could always use a good laugh.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
1. TV in black and white. Not all of the time, but sometimes when you flip channels and you find a classic, it calls to mind a simpler time. It can take you back to the past. It's unbelievable, but this month marks the 60th Anniversary of Color TV. Doesn't seem possible that it's been that long. The old shows still make us laugh, the actors didn't rely on the bells and whistles, they relied on their raw talent. We didn't watch TVs in every room of the house, we sat down together and watched as a family...seems like that still might be a better way to do it. (Although we must admit, we don't miss the rabbit ears.)
2. A lazy afternoon. We've worked hard and we'll keep working hard, sometimes we play hard, but we definitely appreciate a lazy afternoon. This is made so much easier right now by the extended summer we're having in Southern California. Although, to be honest, it could be cooler. We wouldn't complain...much.
3. True Friends. Life flies by, some friends come and go, but there are those "stick." Those friends who will always be your friend no matter what you do or where you go. We've lost some of those great friends along the way and whenever it happens, you almost can't help but think, "The good die young." Not matter how old you are. Losing some makes us appreciate the ones that are left. As a matter of fact, today is the perfect time to remind our friends what they mean to us.
4. Time. When we were kids, time seemed to drag on and it seemed forever to just get through a day. School years were long, summer vacations were the only thing that seemed to fly. Now, it's different. Time passes so quickly. How is it October already? How is it 2011? It seems like life is flashing before our eyes. Time is a luxury that we don't think we can afford when we are younger, but as we get older we make sure that spend it.
5. Classics - Cars or Bikes. Maybe it's the nostalgic feeling they inspire, but there's not a classic car or bike that passes without us craning our necks to see. Some of us have memories wrapped around a specific car or a bike. Many of us can remember when the cars that are classics now were the "new" models. Others worked on them with our dads and our buddies...some of us still do.
Monday, October 03, 2011
The Old Guys Rule "Badge of Honor" is a term that we have used since our inception. We recently created a special award to honor a life well spent. The Old Guys Rule Badge of Honor Award will be given to one "unsung hero" annually.
The first recipient of this award is Dr. Gus Gialamas. Dr. Gialamas has been leading volunteers on 10-day trips, several times annually over the course of the last 22 years. His team of volunteers performs surgeries on behalf of Operation Rainbow
, which has provided more that 10,000 children with medical care.
The impact of the work of Dr. Gialamas and Operation Rainbow is undeniable. You can read testimonials of some of their patients on the Operation Rainbow website
We chose to award the 2011 Badge of Honor to Dr. Gialamas because truly is an unsung hero. He has been performing surgeries for more than two decades and impacting the lives of hundreds of children. We have presented Dr. Gialamas with a few tokens of our appreciation, including a clock, a special Badge of Honor shirt and a donation to Operation Rainbow. We honor his dedication to Operation Rainbow, the lives of his patients and his community.
Old Guys Rule will also be sharing an opportunity to donate to Operation Rainbow. We will have more details on that soon. We will also be sharing when you can purchase the special Badge of Honor shirt for the unsung hero in your life. A portion of the proceeds from the Badge of Honor t-shirt will be donated to the future recipients' charity. This will allow those who wear the Badge of Honor to make an even greater impact and will acknowledge their life well spent.
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