A long time ago, at a newspaper far, far away, I wrote my first humor column. Back then, I didn’t make fun of myself, like I do now. Instead, I made fun of celebrities and movies and TV shows. Most famously, I once made fun of a big purple dinosaur.
It’s Saturday afternoon and you are in dire need of a change in your weekend routine. You’d like to go out for a good meal, maybe a cold beer — but what if you’ve got a house full of kids to consider, or not all of your friends like to drink? What to do?
The blood was still churning in the water and the bikini-clad, blonde damsel had just barely escaped the jaws of the man-eating (or, in this case, woman-eating) great white shark when my 8-year-old daughter used a handful of buttered popcorn to steal my attention away from the movie screen.
1. To beat the "dog days of summer," run through the sprinklers or visit one of the local splash pads at Oxford Lake, Zinn Park in Anniston or the new elaborate splash pad at Lakeside Park in Pell City. After cooling off, ask your parents to help you research why most of July and some of Aug…