Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,800 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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A 2014 Happy Holidays to You

I am a festive kind of a guy. A real holiday spirit.

Here is my holiday decorating dream plan.

Tree Trimming 2014

Seriously, I am festive.

I put up a string or two of bright lights on the porch, even when it’s witch-ass cold outside.

Two Christmas trees. Yes, two. (The Mrs. Hays would like to have more, but I’d agree only if we can arrange them around the house in a natural, forest configuration. That didn’t fly.)

My favorite Christmas TV special is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Linus’s account of the true meaning of Christmas is perhaps one of the best things ever presented on the small screen.

My favorite Christmas music is A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

My favorite song from that soundtrack? Linus and Lucy. This song is such an awesome song. For years, I kindly suggested to  Mrs. B that our high school marching band play a rousing rendition of Linus and Lucy before home football games. Alas, it never happened. Apparently high school band directors don’t take music request from assistant football coaches. (Yes, kids. That is the kind of world we live in…)

Here is my Christmas 2014 gift to you, the dedicated reader of The Coach Hays blog. A totally kick-ass version of Linus and Lucy performed by the supremely talented indie rock band, Built to Spill. THIS is the version of the song that is meant to be played before taking the field. Feel free to do your favorite Snoopy-inspired holiday dance.

Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading and supporting the stupidity of The Coach Hays blog for yet another year.

Live long and prosper!

Keep striving to attain your goals and dreams. Don’t give up without a fight.

Hard Work is the Magic.

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Purpose

“The problem with plans created by committees is that they are built on vague. That’s because vague is safe, and no one ever got in trouble for failing to meet a vague plan. But vague is singularly unhelpful when it’s time to make a hard decision.”     -Seth Godin

When you make a plan, have a purpose. Formulate a specific goal in mind, a purpose worth striving for, and set out a plan to obtain it. Avoid a general and vague goal by being laser-focused. Whether it’s writing, athletics, academics, careers, community projects, gardening…whatever, put your dreams into a solid, tangible goal.

Set the plan and do the work.

The sky is the limit.

Take the risk. Failure is possible (probable), but keep trying.

Sounds simple, huh?

Hard work is the magic.

CC@Abilene2009

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