Sunday, September 22, 2013


I was listening to the radio the other day and heard the song Ooh Child by The Five Stairsteps. Now this song made me remember an incident many, many years ago when this song first came out. I went to my local record store (Canterbury Records in Pasadena) and picked up the 45 single of this song. I think I rode my bike to get there but not really sure. Anyway, I get home anxiously awaiting to listen to my new purchase and instead I hear SKIP - SKIP - SKIP. Yep, you guessed it. The record was skipping all over the place. I believe I rode all the way back and they gave my another replacement record. So I get home and again SKIP - SKIP - SKIP. Auuuuggghhh! What's going on? I complained to my Dad cuz I didn't know what to do. So he drives my down there and they put the record on and it plays perfect. The guy at the store tells my Dad it must be the needle of the turntable. Oh great! So my Dad wasn't too happy that he had to buy a new needle for my turntable and he wasn't shy about let me know of his unhappiness. I go home and put the new needle on and then put on the record. Here we go......nice smooth, mellow soul music but then SKIP - SKIP - SKIP. What the???? I changed the needle, changed the record and it still skips! So there I was. A new needle, a new record and it still skips. There the record sat unplayed for many, many years until I finally got rid of it. I don't think I ever bought a replacement for this record. Oh well......Anyway, now I know many of you have heard this song many times but have you ever seen the group performing it? Well here are The Five Stairsteps singing OOH CHILD.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


One commercial that is currently playing is about a camel walking around an office asking people what day it is. I don't know but I really find this commercial funny for some reason (at least to me). Everyone tries to ignore the camel until....well just check it out for yourself. Hump Day! HAHA!

Friday, September 13, 2013


Now I don't know what it is but whenever I go through a Drive Thru for food I always end up behind a Drive Thru Knucklehead. Huh? OK, I'm talking about people who appear to have never seen the menu in front of their face. They sit there and stare,,,,and stare......and then proceed to ask a series of dumb questions. Can I get that without this? Can you add this? are there any coupons?.....and on and on it goes.....All the while I'm sitting in my car fuming and losing my patience as I know exactly what I want and could have already ordered and paid and been on my way. But no........there I sit waiting and waiting for someone who can't make a simple decision. Jeez....what's a guy to do.


Yep, you read right. A man with 134 pound scrotum! What? Yep, I kid you not. Now I saw this the other night while I was flipping through the channels. Of course this caught my eye and being the curious guy I am I just had to check it out. And there it was......a man with a huge scrotum that could barely walk. Huh ? How did this happen? Did they grow? What do you do? Chop them off? OUCH! I saw he was trying raise money for something. I dunno, all I know is I didn't watch this for very long as it made my own testies feel slightly inadequate. HAHA! Oh boy, what's a guy gonna do.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


The past two weeks have been brutally hot! Enough with this heat already! Every single day has been over 100 degrees or close to it. Driving home from work Friday it was 104 the entire way home! What?  
Driving home another day it was 102 all the way home. At lunch time it is about 100 degrees so there is no way SAXOMAN can take his lunch time siesta. No way! I'd be cooked like a lobster. Now although I complain about the heat I am fortunate in that I don't have to work outdoors in the heat. I see construction workers and gardeners and really feel for how bad they have it in this heat. I went out for a while today and it was actually a little bit cooler today. Only 95 degrees today. Jeez.....enough already please!


Well I think the time has come to finally bid a fond farewell to my beloved Dodger hat. Now although the one pictured here is not my actual hat I can assure you that my hat is very, very worn out. Now it's kind of odd that I have worn my Dodger hat for so many years when I am really more of a Laker fan than a Dodger fan. Oh well, either way I gotta represent L.A. Now I'm really not sure how many years I've had this hat but I'm guessing about 15 years at least. This hat has hiked through the Inka Trail in Peru, been all over the Northern part of Thailand, seen both coasts of Costa Rica, been worn on many early morning jogs, and many, many other adventures in the life of SAXOMAN. Now I'm not quite ready to throw my hat away as I can still wear it when I'm jogging right? It's just that my hat is probably not good for anything else. So what did SAXO do? Well I went out today and picked up a brand new Dodger hat. Yep, I kid you not, Very nice indeed and I am happy to say that my head hasn't grown a bit since the last purchase. Yep, a perfect fit on my perfectly shaped cranium HAHA! Now I did not leave the stickers on the hat like many do (why?) and I did not buy it so that it fits over my ears (what?) and I can also tell you that I am not going to keep the bill perfectly flat like many people do nowadays for some odd reason. No my bill will be slightly curved like the photo and the hat slightly cocked to the left (ace deuce style) and pushed back. Yeah, a new Dodger hat! SAXOMAN is stylin'!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Now when I run I probably look a lot like Homer in this photo. I see a lot of other (younger) runners that never seem to get tired and routinely run like 20 miles. Jeez....gimme a break! Now one of the things I forgot to mention in my previous Running Man posts was the accessories you need to buy once you become a "running man". You need to get special running shoes which I can tell you aren't cheap, special socks to run in so you don't get blisters, You need the special light weight running shorts (I was wearing my baggy basketball shorts for quite a while), the hydration belt so you can stay hydrated as you run, the energy blasts you need to drink or eat while you're running to keep your energy up (although I can say it doesn't help my lack of energy). And on and on it goes......HAHA. Now I've seen some runners with the super huge and expensive GPS watches that calculate everything as well as fancy compression socks that are supposed to do something (I guess). SAXOMAN is not at that level yet but give me time, We shall see......