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Sean Dillon has opinions... tell him how he is wrong... or cheer that he is right!
by Sean Dillon posted Jul 23 2014 10:08AM
There are people in this world, some of them in a service industry, that could give a damn about the services that they are performing. They spend their waking hours sucking on a lemon and thinking that the world owes them something.

Hey Pinhead... the world owes you nothing. You were brought into this world as a result of a carnal act and no one is going to hand you the keys to the city. Bust your ass, do your job and make something of your life.

Why am I angry?

Because I go to a place at least twice a week to get the same order.

Some of the people know me by name and say "Hi, Mr. Dillon," and I always remind them to call me Sean.

But today I was greeted by the rudest, angriest, nastiest woman next to my ex. She got mad at ME because I called HER out on getting MY order wrong. Now, I am one of the most easiest going guys around, but when I come to your place and expect to get what I ordered when I ask for it, when YOU get it wrong, you shouldn't suggest that I go somewhere else.

Because when I leave...

I leave and I never come back.

So I'm sorry if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, something in your life sucks or your just a mean hateful bitch, but stop sucking on the lemons and start making some lemonade. Now.
by Sean Dillon posted Jul 22 2014 9:40AM
I'm a person who believes in leaving things where they lie. Don't stir up trouble unless it needs to be stirred up. Recently I was in a restaurant when two people came in to play the game, "I'm better than everyone else." This is the game where they flaunt their wealth, their knowledge and their ignorance.

From discussing how they "really didn't need to work, but if they didn't," they would spend "all day watching the maid clean," to how "ignorant people are allowing this country to fall," to snidely talking about the waitress, "I don't care about her short hair or her tattoos." They filled the room with their tripe.

All people could do was stare. "Why don't you go over there and tell them off," a friend of mine asked me. My response floored him.
"Why should I go down to their level? They are in a hell of their own choosing. There is a wonderful world out there with people I want to meet, want to help and need my love. These people are hateful gossipmongers that have a sad life to lead, and I don't need their bile in my life."

All he could do is stare. Maybe the haters heard what I said, because the shortly left thereafter. I can only help the people that want help and deserve help. Those who are ignorant and hateful…

Screw em.
by Sean Dillon posted Jul 17 2014 11:23AM
Tommorrow I am going to have to bury a friend and it is going to be painful. There is something that haunts me every time I visit a cemetary. It's the only place where people aren't forgotten until all the people who knew them are gone.

"Do you remember Great Aunt Janice or Great Uncle Rudy?" People ask, and to be honest, I have no idea who the hell these people are, but I go, read their tombstones and try to remember if Great Aunt Janice was the one who my dad hated or liked.

It's difficult and all I can do is say a prayer for them, hope they have found peace and move on with my life.

Because the dead are gone and I must stay living.
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by Sean Dillon posted Jul 16 2014 10:13AM
I've always been a person that believes that nothing that is reported in the 1st 48 hours is ever the truth , the whole truth and nothing but the truth, because it rarely is. When something is reported first, emotions are high and getting the story out is more important than getting the story right.

It's amazing what the whole story will show.

When the first reports came out, Nigel Bethel II was seen as a vicious attack.

Look at the video if you must. Bethel II didn't attack first. Battle did. There were no kicking or multiple punches. It was one punch.

YES, it is completely unacceptable for a man to hit a woman, not now, nor ever. But does the punishment fit the crime? Battle who struck FIRST, is gone for one month. Bethel II is gone for good. It's like in the NFL. Two players may start a fight, but it's almost always the second one who gets penalized.

The Lubbock County Grand Jury sent a letter to Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt saying :

"We believe he was unduly and prematurely punished. This was an unfortunate incident in a pick-up basketball game. This is a matter that should not result in criminal charges for either party.

"Any assault does deserve immediate action, however, please ensure all testimonies, evidence and circumstances are reviewed prior to taking action which may forever alter a person's future.

"We desire to see Mr. Bethel's scholarship re-instated. If he is re-instated, it is our belief that his consequences should not be greater than those of Ms. Battle. If he is not re-instated, a public exoneration of his character on the part of Texas Tech University should be forthcoming, since Mr. Bethel's future opportunities for an education as well as an athletic career have been jeopardized."

The Grand Jury found find "no probable cause after reviewing the evidence presented to true-bill the charge against Nigel Bethel of aggravated assault."

Bethel was immediately removed from the TTU football program. Battle will be suspended for the month of November.

Battle admitted that she "initiated the first contact" and apologized to "Nigel, the Texas Tech community, my teammates, coaches and fans" in a statement.

So does the punishment fit? For Battle, Bethel or neither. You are the judge now, what would you suggest Kirby Hocutt do to both?

Meet you in the comment section...

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by Sean Dillon posted Jul 11 2014 11:45AM
It'll be scorching according to Climate Central who says:

If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles. Thanks to climate change, that day is coming by the end of the century, making it harder to avoid simmering temperatures. In fact, by the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity). And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today.

I'm not sure I want it to feel like Laredo every day in Lubbock. No sir... I just don't like it.

Check it out here
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by Sean Dillon posted Jul 9 2014 10:40AM
According to Spotify, Texas isn't that patriotic...

Spotify ranked the most patriotic states by how many American tunes they streamed on last year's holiday, with our nation's capital D.C. coming out on top, followed by Nebraska, Delaware, Louisiana, and Utah.

The most streamed patriotic songs by state:

Alabama: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Alaska: American, Macklemore

Arizona: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Arkansas: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

California: America F--- Yeah, Team America Tribute

Colorado: The Star Spangled Banner, Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Connecticut: Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen

Delaware: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Florida: America F--- Yeah, Team America Tribute

Georgia: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Hawaii: Surfin' USA, The Beach Boys

Idaho: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Illinois: R.O.C.K. in the USA, John Mellencamp

Indiana: God Bless America, Lee Greenwood

Iowa: Arlington, Trace Adkins

Kansas: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Kentucky: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Louisiana: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Maine: Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus

Maryland: Young Americans, David Bowie

Massachusetts: Back in the USA, Chuck Berry

Michigan: The Star Spangled Banner, Lee Greenwood

Minnesota: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Mississippi: R.O.C.K. in the USA, John Mellencamp

Missouri: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Montana: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Nebraska: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Nevada: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

New Hampshire: Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus

New Jersey: America F--- Yeah, Team America Tribute

New Mexico: Letters from Home, John Michael Montgomery

New York: Fourth of July, Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen

North Carolina: America the Beautiful, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

North Dakota: Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus

Ohio: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Oklahoma: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Oregon: Everyday America, Sugarland

Pennsylvania: The Star Spangled Banner, Whitney Houston

Rhode Island: It's America, Rodney Atkins

South Carolina: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

South Dakota: Rockin' in the Free World, Neil Young

Tennessee: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Texas: Fourth of July, Robert Earl Keen

Utah: Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve

Vermont: America the Beautiful, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Virginia: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Washington: R.O.C.K. in the USA, John Mellencamp

West Virginia: American Girl, Tom Petty

Wisconsin: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

Wyoming: God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood

by Sean Dillon posted Jul 7 2014 3:35PM
How about food? Tom Davie, artist thought it would be cool to photograph food inside glass bottles...

Some look cool...
but there was a downside.

According to Davie, "True Story : three weeks after photographing the Trix bottle, I opened it to pour out the contents and recreate it. Upon untwisting the cap, the milk and cereal had built-up so much pressure that they exploded out of the bottle, leaving a shotgun spray of rancid milk and cereal in its wake. The smell lingered for days."

Still pretty damn cool!

See more of his work here

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by Sean Dillon posted Jul 4 2014 12:16PM
After enjoying announcing yet another 4th on Broadway parade, I can tell you that this city turns out like no other for fun.

The 4th on Broadway parade was an incredible success due to those who take the time to volunteer for others.

The walkers and parade floats that come down Broadway with people excited to see them, the food vendors, some of which have been cooking since 8P the previous night, and finally the volunteers for 4th on Broadway who come together to make this parade and street fair a success.

Kudos to you all.

Next year is the 25th anniversary... I'm going to be proud to announce it, make sure that you are there. It'll be worth it!
by Sean Dillon posted Jul 1 2014 10:07AM
Back from a well deserved vacation with my kids and I've come to the conclusion that we, as Americans, work too hard for other people. We spend our time slaving away for the ones we love and then try to put the joy that we have saved up for months for into a week period.

It's crazy.

Don't we remember a time when we didn't have to pay $9 for a drink in a plastic "commemorative" cup that probably cost the place we're at $2 at best?

And we can't leave the park without every toy gadget that a week later will end up in the bottom of some toy drawer.

But then again, when we see our kids smile, we melt...

until it's time to pull out our wallet AGAIN!
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