My summer is officially over

I had my one and only trip to Schlitterbahn this season. Here are a few observations:

– 90 percent of the tattoos on display are not recognizable. That’s not a shot at people who have tattoos, but I’m just telling you folks that most of us can’t tell your butterfly, from a sunflower, or from any other random piece of art. By the way, flames on your leg or tribal tattoos on your arm rarely look as cool as you think. That’s not my opinion. I think the world pretty much agrees on that.

– Don’t ever worry about how you look in a swimsuit. I don’t think this is an exaggeration. 98 percent of people DON’T look great in a swimsuit (that number may be higher if you take out all people ages 18 to 25). What are you worried about? Let it all hang out, and have a good time!

– Speaking of letting things hang out, props to the grandma wearing a strapless swimsuit today. She was carrying her toddler grandchild, when the tyke grabbed hold of her top and pulled it completely down. Yes, they were both on full display. Once my brain registered what I was looking at, I was a gentleman and turned away. I think grandma handled it about as gracefully as possible, and never dropped the kid. That’s talent!

– Schlitterbahn proves every year that people are by and large honest. Stuff is left unattended everywhere, and typically it’s left alone. I know, I know, that’s not always the case, but the track record there is pretty good. Get a locker if you’re really worried.

Please help!

I know this community and I know how much it cares about people in need, especially when it’s our children who need that help. CASA is a non-profit agency that helps kids in the court system who have been abused and neglected locally. This is critical work, but for some reason, we can’t find volunteers for the program. No special skills are needed, and it’s not a great burden placed on your time. Please standup and be an advocate for these kids? Find out more during a no-obligation, informational meeting that runs from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the GVEC community room on Highway 46. The volunteer support in neighboring New Braunfels has been great, but it’s seriously lagging behind here in the Seguin area. That’s not right! We can, and will do better! Please plan on attending. RSVP by sending an email to, or by calling 830-626-2272.

Designer handbags available at local fundraiser

Just a few of the bags that you can win this week at a fundraising event hosted by the Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Designer Purse Bingo!!  November 8, 2012

The Designer Purse Bingo fundraising event will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012! Doors open at 6, games start at 7. Tickets are $35 in advance at KWED, Keepers, Gift & Gourmet, and ZDT. This fundraiser will help support all of the work of the Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center.  The center, day in and day out, works for the children who are alleged victims of sexual and physical abuse in our county.  The center is the only organization meeting this need in Guadalupe County, and has served more than 2,500 children since opening our doors in 2004.  There is a need and the center is committed to serving these children with care and compassion.  Won’t you help it in the fight against child abuse?  Buy your ticket today!!  Thank you!  If you have any questions or would like to sponsor this event (by 11/1/12), please call Christy Williams at 830-303-4760.