Ode to a Hairbrush

Oh lovely hairbrush,

You make me look cool.

My hair is just right.

I’m the King of my school.

Without you hairbrush,

I’d be a terrible sight.

My social life would be a big zero,

And I’d be so uptight.

Your bristles are strong.

You’re comfortable and sleek.

You make me feel strong

When I’d otherwise feel meek.

A toast to you hairbrush

You have a wonderful heart.

Thank you dear hairbrush

For giving me such a fine part.…

How to Start Your Own Street Hockey League

If your local fields are always being used for organized sports like Little League, football or soccer, it is time to look to
alternative ways to have fun outside. Street Hockey is a fast-paced and exciting game that will entertain for hours and recreate some of the action seen in the NHL. It only takes a little time to set up, a group of people and a lot of fun.

Items Needed

Goals, sticks, ball/puck, players, spray paint and a street. Most of the hockey gear can be found at big box stores like Target, Wal-Mart or a sporting goods store like Dick's Sporting Goods. Check yard sales and flea markets to find ued hockey sticks that will work fine for playing.

Location is the key to having your street hockey league work out. The best place is a side street or small one way road because you want to worry about getting past other players not cars. Also look for the flattest surface; you do not want one team going uphill as the other goes down the whole time.

Goals are easily found at retailers like Wal-Mart and Target, but if you are trying to save a little money, then buy some plastic piping at Home Depot, a cheap net, and build it yourself. Sticks can also be found at many retailers along with Rollerblades and all of the proper safety gear.

Using a puck or ball depends on what you like. Balls can go smoother and make for a faster pace, but hard hits may require you to skate all the way down the street to retrieve it. Pucks are fun and are more authentic to how NHL
players play on the ice.

Set up the goal. Simply place the goals out on the street about 25 to 30 yards apart and you'll have your area set up. To get more technical, use white or orange spray paint to create goalie boxes, face-off lines and other areas like a
penalty box.

Once everything is set up, you are ready to play. The most important thing is to avoid getting in the way of traffic, so as soon as a car is seen or heard, have the goalies pull the goals off to the side. The when the car is gone, simply have a face-off and restart the action.

Face-offs can be conducted by an on-looker dropping the puck or ball in or by having two players slap the sticks three times and going for the ball after the third time. This is street hockey, so bending of the rules is allowed.

Have Fun. Most important, just remember to have fun. This is not the NHL, so do not take it so seriously, and make sure to wear all of the safety gear to avoid injuries.

Police may prevent you from playing on your street due to neighborhood complaints, so make sure it is okay with your
neighbors and ask them what the best hours to play are.

If you have enough players, you can set up multiple teams and run a small tournament. When other teams are not playing, assign a few of the players as referees so the game is played fairly.

Official Street Hockey Rules: http://www.streethockeyking.com/rules.html


Classic Cars and Car Shows

There are some people who start restoration on an old car. And then after he or she is finished they will enter them into car shows for cash or trophies. Classic cars are supposed to be twenty-five years or older. When people restore a vehicle they can even sell them for a nice profit. However, there are those people who restore the cars for sentimental reasons as well.

Classic cars can be of any make or model. In addition, there are books and other ways of knowing how exactly the restoration of that specific car or truck should be.

Sometimes restoring a car or truck can get costly because of the various things that might have to be done to it. For example, if it is a ragtop and that is torn then you are going to have to have someone with experience in that field come and fix it.

If it is a vehicle that needs to be completely restored from the interior to the exterior and a new paint job, these are areas that are definitely going to take a bit of funding. For some individuals the restoration of a car takes years and is somewhat like a hobby.

In all fairness, how long it takes to restore a vehicle is really up to the owner and how many hours at a time he or she wants to put into the restoration.

On the other hand, there are those people who have the money and the means to send the car or truck out and have it professionally restored. When restoring it is important to remember that you want it to look exactly like it did coming off the show room floor. It could be the leather interior or the gearshift on the column, the ragtop, right down to the original color. And once the job is complete and the vehicle is returned to the owner it should look as though it really did come off of the showroom floor.

Amazingly, there are kits even to build old cars and they look as if they have been the product of a complete restoration, although keep in mind these kits can get expensive and building the classic car is going to be very time consuming too.

When people have restored classic cars and want to place them in car shows they will literally travel for miles to one car show to another. This is all due to the pride they actually have in the car or truck. The owner of the classic car will sometimes be selling the car however you can be sure it won't be cheap. Car shows are all over the place and some people will go to every one. While others simply wait until the car show is in their area.…