February 6th “I Like This Day!”

February 6th “I Like This Day!”

Those born on February 6th but have passed include Bob Marley, Babe Ruth and Ronald Reagan.  Other names you may be familiar with and are still kicking around includeTom Brokaw, Mike Farrell and Fabian, all of whom are older than Jerry Katz who celebrates his birthday today as well. Oh yea, Tom Penton in Opelika also celebrates his birthday today! The Winter Olympics begin today and Jay Leno does his final Tonight Show this evening. Here’s a quick update: Add and Welcome Atticus Dixon Gholston born this morning at 1:18 AM…

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Now Really, Are You Surprised?

Now Really, Are You Surprised?

It happens every year around the Holidays! I get to fiddling with the look and feel of the website and it’s happened again. I do it as much to  learn about new widgets and things that run in the background more than just changing the look. There are a few hidden jewels that I’ve not brought to the front yet, so keep checking back as I fine tune things around the Opelika Daily News! And yes, that is snow falling accross the top of the page. Since we can’t get…

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Header Picture March 1st

Header Picture March 1st

Well that’s Arlo & Janis Creator and Sailboat Captain Jimmy Johnson in the header picture today.  It’s in the post for those not visiting on the first.  For several years we’ve had a little wager about weight loss that I’ve lost more than a few times.  This year, Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner (Well, Grilled Chicken if you don’t mind).  Jim and I along with a few friends gathered for the payoff at Ma Fia’s on Tuesday (aka Payoff Day). It was fun getting the money for the first time. Tweet…

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Truck Leaning – Monday, 36801

Truck Leaning – Monday, 36801

The weatherman was wrong.  Two days of Thunderstorms never happened in Opelika, AL this past weekend. So I was in the mood for some “Truck Leaning” tonight.  There’s something about living in the South, having a pickup truck and leaning on the bed with a cold beer contemplating life.  There’s certain Serenity tonight.  Even the 8PM East Bound Train traveled thru town slow and easy on the horn.  With that, the first Firefly’s of the year that I’ve seen.  (CAUTION: Have I said Serenity and Firefly in the same post? …

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