Your Weekend Event Schedule!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pull for Puppies at CityCentre Plaza Play tug-of-war with your team in the men’s, women’s or coed tournament to benefit Forgotten Pet Advocates. $25. 9am to 1pm.

Hire Houston Youth Job Fair at George R. Brown Convention Center| FREE –  Apply, and maybe even get hired, for a summer job at this Hire Houston Youth on-the-spot hiring event. 10am to 3pm.

National Learn to Row Day at Navigation Esplanade| FREE – Take up the sport of rowing, or at least learn how to do it at this free community event hosted by Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center. 10am to 4pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual Empty Bowls at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Support the Houston Food Bank by purchasing a bowl made by Houston area artists and ceramists and you’ll enjoy a soup lunch at this event at HCCC. Minimum donation of $25. 11am to 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

The Menil Collection’s 30th Birthday Party| FREE – Celebrate 30 years of The Menil with live music, dance performances, food trucks, and cake on the lawn. 2pm to 5pm.

The Caribbean-American Heritage Month Festival at Jones Plaza Immerse yourself in Caribbean heritage at this festival with music, dancing, poetry, a vendor market, food, and drink from the islands. $15. 2pm to 10pm.

Brazilian Country Party at The Wildcatter Saloon Get a taste of South American culture, dance, music, and cuisine at this party celebrating the harvest in Katy. $10, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $5. 4pm to 11pm.

Local Fare for Local Freedom at A 2nd Cup Sip, sample creations from local chefs and mingle while you bid on silent auction items and enter raffles at this event that raises funds to help end human trafficking in Houston. $100. 5pm to 8pm.

Space City Food Truck Festival at Houston Food Park Stuff your face with grub from Houston food trucks like Tacolores and Midwest Connection while jamming to music from local artists like John Ibe and Roy Dale. $15; limited discounted tickets starting at $7.50 available. 5pm to 10pm.

First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights| FREE – Browse fine art and eclectic goods at the free monthly First Saturday Arts Market in the heart of the Houston Heights. 6pm to 10pm.

Accordion Kings & Queens in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre| FREE – Get your fill of conjunto, polka, country western, and zydeco at this concert of Texas accordion music. 7pm.

 

Secret Life of PetsScreening at Discovery Green | FREE – Bring the kiddos out to Discovery Green for a free showing of the Disney movie Secret Life of Pets. 

 

 

1984at Obsidian Theater  See the Houston premiere of 1984, a play based on George Orwell’s novel of the same name, at Obsidian Theater. Tickets start at $15. 8pm.

The Late Show at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar Go back to the 1920s when the Moonlight Dolls take the stage at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar for this tastefully suggestive performance. $40; limited discounted $24 tickets available. 11:30pm.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park| FREE – Join Bayou Bikers for a 25 to 40-mile ride along the bayous. Meet at Market Square Park. 8am.

Yoga at Raven Tower| FREE – Bring your own mat to Raven Tower for this free outdoor class led by Black Swan Yoga. 10am.

Houston Wedding Showcase at NRG Find everything you need for the big day, from photographers to DJs, caterers, and day-of coordinators at the Houston Wedding Showcase. $10. 10am to 5pm.

Prince Sidewalk Chalk Art Tribute at Cactus Music FREE – Celebrate the life, legacy, and birthday of the music icon Prince by making Prince-themed chalk art outside of Cactus Music. Noon to 6pm.

Edible Houston’s Birthday Party at Saint Arnold Brewing Company  Edible Houston will celebrate two years with craft beer and a cake walk at this bash at Saint Arnold. $25. 4pm to 6pm.

Chefs for Paws at The Merrill House Showcasing dishes from 10 chefs – in addition to beer, wine, and vodka cocktails – the casual, dine-around tasting event gives Houstonians the chance to mix, mingle, and support dog rescue. $75 per person; VIP Table for eight via donation. 5pm to 7pm.

 Bo DePeña in Concert at Under the Radar Brewery| No Cover – Americana singer-songwriter Bo DePeña will perform live music while you enjoy a cold one at Under the Radar Brewery. 5pm to 7pm.

Need some extra cash for your weekend plans? Come see me at Goldwiser located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. I’m open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Just ask for Gina!

H/T 365thingsinhouston.com

Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

Welcome in June by being prepared for what the future might hold. June 1st is the start of hurricane season and as many of us know, you don’t have to suffer from a direct hit to have a catastrophic event happen. A direct hit from a storm just 50 miles away can lead to just as serious if not more serious conditions for your area. The eastern side of most all storms is what they call the “dirty side” which is responsible for more flooding, damaging winds and loss of life the where the storm directly hit.

Being prepared for the storm and heeding the warnings of the officials is of the utmost importance when it comes to your survival and that of your family. Property can be rebuilt, but even when it comes to that, there are some simple measures that you can take to protect it. Boarding up the windows, turning off the gas, electricity and water to the home can spare you from any number of problems that can arise if lines are broken during the storm.

Make sure that you have cash (not a credit card), insurance documents (sealed in a plastic Ziploc bag), and non-perishable food (canned foods) and water (1 gallon per person, per day) in a safe area. You food and water supply should last each member of your family for up to 10 days. Here in the Houston area, most of us still remember Hurricane Ike. The storm made a direct hit on the island of Galveston/Bolivar Peninsula. The damage caused by this strong category 2 hurricane was quite extensive. The human loss of life to Texas was 112 people and the financial cost to the region was in excess of $37 billion dollars. It was the most destructive storm to hit Texas in its history and the third one in the nation’s history. This was something I will never forget.

Just because the forecasters are not 100% correct in their predictions should not give you some kind of authority to ignore them. Many people are lost in these storms and most of the losses can be avoided if you just heed to the warnings. The forecasters are doing the best that they can with the information that they have but nothing has 100% accuracy especially when it comes to Mother Nature.

This hurricane season is no exception when it comes to the predictions. This year:

  • Colorado State University expects 14 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes this season.
  • NOAA expects 11 to 17 named storms this season, more than the 30-year average for the Atlantic Basin.
  • The Weather Company predicts 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season.

Warmer North Atlantic sea surface temperatures and the reduced likelihood of El Niño‘s development are among the factors taken into account. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than historical averages with regard to the number of named storms, according to the latest forecasts released by Colorado State University, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

The best thing for everyone to do is to pay attention to the weather forecasters, plan ahead with your evacuation plans (know where to go) and have everything in place just in case you have to leave. If you need some much needed cash for your evacuation plans, just bring your jewelry and coins to Goldwiser. Don’t wait until you’re facing a threat to be prepared. I’m located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. I’m open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Think ahead and plan today. Remember, Hurricane Ike didn’t just devastate Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula; it also caused major damage, loss of power as far north as Conroe which is over 90 miles from Galveston Island. Play it smart and be prepared!

Pushing Through Without Excuses

It starts with accepting responsibility for the choices that you have made that got you to this point. Not only that, but also recognizing that you are not innocent in the equation. Now, for better or for worse, recognizing those decisions and the consequences of them is a vital part of learning. Life hacks are great when you’re shown them, but when you have to create the “aha” moment for yourself, it may not be so easy. Tracing back to when your tide had changed, is one of those moments.

It’s always easy to place the blame on someone else and while there may be some shared responsibility to go around, owning up to your own placement in the set of actions is not only mandatory but a most important step. Most people have no problem whatsoever accepting the praise when the resulting consequence is positive. It’s the negative consequences that we have to recognize and also being gracious with any praise you may receive. If you were a part of a team, sharing the “win” is even more essential for the team’s morale.

Listen, if we were all perfect the world would be a much different place, quite frankly, a very boring place. Things would be done out of necessity rather than the desire to be successful. Things would be very antiseptic. There’d be no emotion because when you gauge the world in a dual shade of black and white, there are no other shades. It would be a robotic type of environment. So be thankful that we are the way we are, however, learn from your surroundings and experiences. Pay attention to the small details. I know how challenging that can be, but this is how we grow as individuals and better humans generally.

I can’t walk in your footsteps nor could you in mine, but we all have to do a much better job at recognizing these small events and talking to each other. The atmosphere both online and in person in some cases, has become so toxic that we blind ourselves to reason. We have to get back to teamwork, trace our steps and communicate effectively to others. Take responsibility for your actions and decisions; congratulate or thank your team members, but please, stop playing the victim. It’s very tiresome on everyone involved.

Life doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it for ourselves. Let’s discuss this further when you bring in your old gold and silver jewelry to Goldwiser. I am located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm.

 

Don’t Say “Thank you for your service” Today

“I hope you’re having a meaningful day.”

That might be one of the better things to say to a veteran today. You should probably avoid the common refrain, “Thank you for your service,” according to someone who should know.

“On Memorial Day, the veteran you’re talking to may be going through a bit of melancholy remembering people who died over the years,” says Navy veteran Luke Visconti, who also co-founded the website DiversityInc, which wrote about the subject recently.

As most people are aware (or should be), Memorial Day and Veterans Day serve different purposes.

Veterans Day is to honor the service of people who have worn the uniforms of the armed forces.

Memorial Day is intended to remember those who died while serving.

Visconti encourages those who want to say supportive words to a veteran to recognize “that the person may have friends who died in combat.”

As far as saying thank you goes, “I don’t need to be thanked for my service,” he tells NPR’s Michel Martin. “I think it’s become kind of a platitude, toss-away thing to say.”

Memorial Day and Veterans Day have separate origins going back to two different wars: the Civil War and World War I.

Shortly after the Civil War, Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. “The reason for that is because it was a day on which Americans, South and in the North, would decorate the graves of soldiers who died in the Civil War,” history professor Matthew Dennis told NPR in 2005. It was a “vernacular, grassroots kind of expression of mourning.”

Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, who headed a group for Union veterans, declared in 1868 that Decoration Day would be observed on May 30. According to a Memorial Day history from the Department of Veterans Affairs, after World War I the holiday was broadened to include service members who died in all of the country’s wars, not just the Civil War.

Multiple cities claim to be the birthplace of the holiday, but President Lyndon Johnson formally gave the honor to Waterloo, N.Y., in 1966. An act of Congress in 1971 switched the observance to the last Monday in May, the VA notes.

Veterans Day, on the other hand, was originally called Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of fighting in World War I — you may have heard before that it happened on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

President Woodrow Wilson celebrated the first Armistice Day in 1919. In 1938, November 11 became a legal holiday by an act of Congress, and in 1954 it was changed from “Armistice” to “Veterans” Day, in order to honor all veterans.

So save the thanks for Veterans Day, if you must. “I think sometimes maybe just a pat on the back or an arm around the shoulder is really better than words,” Visconti says. “So just be a friend.”

At Goldwiser, we are grateful to all those that lost their lives in order to defend and protect ours. God Bless America!

H/T NPR.com

 

Beautiful Birthstones of June

June Birthstone – Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone

Enter The Realm Of The June Birthstone Trio! Those born in the month of June have three very unique and exquisite gems as their birthstone; Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone. Each gem complements and enhances the nature of the June- born in various ways with its distinctive qualities.

June Birthstone Meaning, Significance and Symbolism

Alexandrite is the most recently discovered among the three birthstones, while Pearl and Moonstone have been in use for centuries. Pearl is the only gem that is organic in nature; occurring in certain living mollusk shells and at times is considered to be as precious as diamonds, emeralds and rubies! Pearl signifies faithfulness, friendship and loyalty; and considered a symbol of purity, chastity and modesty while Alexandrite is associated with good omens and good luck. In fact, Alexandrite is believed to strengthen the intuition and creativity of the wearer and creates a balance between the physical and spiritual world. Moonstone, the third June birthstone signifies longevity and good health and is a talisman for safe travel.

Interesting Facts About The June Birthstones

In ancient Greece, pearls were thought to be formed when the tears of joy that fell from the eyes of goddess Aphrodite hardened. The June birthstone was widely used to prepare medicines in Europe, Persia and China and was believed to be a cure for insanity.

Alexandrite is thought to heighten the intuitive capacity to such an extent that the wearer may often be able to predict an event.

Moonstone is a very sacred stone in India, and this gem is believed to house a spirit that brings good fortune.

Characteristics Of The June Birthstone

Color

Pearls have a beautiful natural luster and its translucence make it one of the most favored gems. Pearls occur in a variety of colors which depend on the type of clam or oyster that produced it as well as the environment it was produced in. Apart from the time-honored milky- white hue, pearls are also available in silver, cream color, white, green, lavender, black, blue and golden shades.

Alexandrite has exotic green shades in daylight but an original one will change to a reddish purple color when held under incandescent light.

The shimmering Moonstone occurs naturally in shades of peach, blue, green and champagne.

Origin

The best natural pearls are sourced from islands in the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, Persian Gulf and Sri Lanka. Japan is well- known for cultured pearls. Sri Lanka produces the best Moonstone, followed by India.  This gemstone is also found in Madagascar, Myanmar, United States and Australia. Alexandrite is mainly sourced from Russia, Sri Lanka and Brazil.

Healing Power Of The June Birthstone

Pearls are considered to be very effective in treating health issues related to the stomach, heart and spleen. It calms the mind and prevents hysteria, promoting mental stability.

Alexandrite has extremely calming properties and balances the emotional state of the wearer. It is especially helpful to balance the functioning of the circulatory system.

Moonstone serves to balance the digestive system and purges the body of toxins. This stone is excellent to balance the hormonal functions and is beneficial for women during pregnancy and childbirth. This June birthstone also enhances the emotional balance of the wearer.

Etymology Of The June Birthstone

The word Pearl is derived from the French ‘Perle’. This in turn has its origins in the Latin word ‘Perna’ which means leg; as the shells in which pearls form have a shape similar to a ham or mutton- leg.

The other June birthstone, Alexandrite was discovered in Russia during the reign of Tsar Alexander II in 1831, who had ascended the throne barely a fortnight before this stone was found. The new- found gem was named after this ruler to commemorate this occasion.

Pliny, one of the most renowned natural historians in Roman times believed that the appearance of Moonstone changed with the phases of the moon, and thus this gem began to be known by the same name ever since.

Scientific Make up – Composition of Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone

Pearls are composed of aragonite which is a mineral of calcium carbonate and are formed inside specific types of clams and oysters which could be fresh- water or marine. When a tiny grain of sand or any such irritant enters the issue of the clam or oyster, the mollusk begins to cover the foreign particle with a secretion. Natural pearls are more or less oblong or spherical in shape and highly- prized.

Alexandrite on the other hand, is inorganic and is a type of chrysoberyl. It is composed of beryllium, oxygen and aluminum and is one of the hardest gemstones after diamond, sapphire and ruby. The exquisite green hues of this June gemstone is due amounts of chromium.

Moonstone consists of albite and orthoclase, two types of naturally occurring feldspar. These two types stack up naturally in alternating layers during the formation moonstone. When light falls between these slim layers, they scatter into a multitude of directions; giving rise to a beautiful play of light reflections appearing to float on the surface, a phenomenon unique to this June birthstone.

Value Of The June Birthstone

Alexandrite is valued based on the extent of color change, cut and clarity, and a finely cut Alexandrite can be as expensive as a high- quality diamond. The value of Pearls depends on whether it is natural or cultured; its size, shape, color and luster. Pearls that have an even texture and are free of flaws on the surface are preferred. For Moonstone, an intense color and high transparency indicate a superior quality.

The stunning June gems; Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone are also associated with the star sign of Cancer. These gemstones not only add an exotic touch to jewelry but also enhance the sense of well- being and stability of the wearer.

When looking for the perfect gift for those born in the month of June, look no further. Goldwiser have a beautiful selection of all three of these beautiful stones set for that special person in your life. Goldwiser is located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Stop in today to see our selection and pick up the perfect gift.

 

Need Memorial Day Weekend Plans? Here You Go!

Cheer the Dynamo on, explore some of Houston’s best Caribbean food restaurants, sample whisky, stuff your face with banh mi, help send off the Houston Symphony’s Principal POPS Conductor and more happening this week in Houston.

Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Dancin’ in the Street Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28 | FREE – The Bacement Soul Orchestra will be playing Motown hits while dancers and soul singers perform on stage at Miller Outdoor theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
  • Houston Symphony: Classic Broadway at Jones Hall | Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 – The Houston Symphony will celebrate Mike Krajewski’s final concert weekend as the Principal POPS Conductor with three evenings of concerts featuring Broadway music at Jones Hall. Admission Tickets start at $35, not including ticket fees. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 7:30pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park| Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 – Cheer for the Houston Astros when they play this three-game series against Baltimore at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:15pm; Sunday 1:10pm.
  • Summer Tribute Concert Series at CityCentre | Starts Friday, May 26 | FREE – Hear live music from tribute bands covering hits from Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks, ZZ Top, and the Beach Boys at this Memorial Day Weekend concert series. 7pm to 9pm.
  • South Houston Crawfish Festival at Hobby Event Center | Saturday, May 27 – Enjoy this family-friendly festival with live music, DJ’s, activities for kids, and plenty of crawfish at the Hobby Event Center. Tickets start at $12.
  • Banh Mi Eating Contest at Saigon House | Saturday, May 27 –Come hungry and see how many Vietnamese sandwiches you can eat at this banh mi eating contest at Saigon House in Midtown. $10. 1pm.
  • Karbach + Creek Brews Cruise in The Heights | Saturday, May 27 –Meet up at Cedar Creek to get a pint glass, beer tickets, and a t-shirt before you hop on a bike to Onion Creek, Canyon Creek, and head back to Cedar Creek. This event supports the MS Society. $15. 1pm to 6pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Seattle Reign FC at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, May 27 –Cheer on the Dash as they take on Seattle in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $15. 3pm.
  • BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class at Southern Star Brewing Company | Sunday, May 28 – Learn everything there is to know about brisket – from picking out the best cut to trimming, smoking and serving it – at this pitmaster class at Southern Star Brewery. $69. Noon to 3pm.

Let me help you make your weekend plans. Just bring in your old and unwanted jewelry in to Goldwiser for some extra cash. We will be open on Memorial Day. 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX  77375.

 

H/T 365thingsinhouston.com 

Take Time to be Thankful This Weekend

 

It’s time to start making plans for the weekend! After all of the rain we have had this week, it will be nice to have clear skies and nice weather for the weekend! If you have lived here long enough, then you know that these 60 degree days are a limited commodity that are about to end. As much as we like to complain about the weather, we should be taking the time to appreciate the weather that we are currently having since we know that we’ll be begging for rain in just a month or so.

With that, this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. The true meaning behind this very solemn day is to remember those who gave their lives in order to protect and defend ours. We have turned it into a retailer’s dream, especially furniture and mattress companies. Most people in our country know of someone who has paid the ultimate sacrifice or knows someone that knows someone. They are a small but very close-knit community of brethren.

While you’re out this weekend, remember those that gave everything in order for you to be able to have that barbeque buy that furniture or walk around freely in an open society!

At Goldwiser, we honor, respect and sincerely appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom! We will be open on Memorial Day. Come in and share the story of your loved one with us. 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX  77375.

 

What Is This Thing Called Bitcoin Anyway?

The basics for a new user

As a new user, you can get started with Bitcoin without understanding the technical details. Once you have installed a Bitcoin wallet on your computer or mobile phone, it will generate your first Bitcoin address and you can create more whenever you need one. You can disclose your addresses to your friends so that they can pay you or vice versa. In fact, this is pretty similar to how email works, except that Bitcoin addresses should only be used once.

Balances – block chain

The block chain is a shared public ledger on which the entire Bitcoin network relies. All confirmed transactions are included in the block chain. This way, Bitcoin wallets can calculate their spendable balance and new transactions can be verified to be spending bitcoins that are actually owned by the spender. The integrity and the chronological order of the block chain are enforced with cryptography.

Transactions – private keys

A transaction is a transfer of value between Bitcoin wallets that gets included in the block chain. Bitcoin wallets keep a secret piece of data called a private key or seed, which is used to sign transactions, providing a mathematical proof that they have come from the owner of the wallet. The signature also prevents the transaction from being altered by anybody once it has been issued. All transactions are broadcast between users and usually begin to be confirmed by the network in the following 10 minutes, through a process called mining.

Processing – mining

Mining is a distributed consensus system that is used to confirm waiting transactions by including them in the block chain. It enforces a chronological order in the block chain, protects the neutrality of the network, and allows different computers to agree on the state of the system. To be confirmed, transactions must be packed in a block that fits very strict cryptographic rules that will be verified by the network. These rules prevent previous blocks from being modified because doing so would invalidate all following blocks. Mining also creates the equivalent of a competitive lottery that prevents any individual from easily adding new blocks consecutively in the block chain. This way, no individuals can control what is included in the block chain or replace parts of the block chain to roll back their own spends.

Going down the rabbit hole

This is only a very short and concise summary of the system. If you want to get into the details, you can read the original paper that describes the system’s design, read the developer documentation, and explore the Bitcoin wiki.

Did you know that Goldwiser accepts Bitcoin? If you’re looking to sell, trade or buy, Goldwiser is the place to go! Located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Come see our showroom and our new merchandise. Just ask for Gina!

Something to Brighten Your Day

It’s been raining small cities off and on today and its days like this that I would love to be at home cozy in bed. Being at work with this kind weather gives me an opportunity to get things done. Normally have to strategically place my tasks throughout the day in order for them to all be completed by the end of the day. I’ve never been one to have a cluttered desk, or messy one at that. Everything has its place.

What’s also great about these kinds of days is that is when I get new inventory in. I do have some new items in the store to share with you. Don’t ask me how they do it, but with Father’s Day right around the corner, maybe dad would like a unique ring for himself. Dinosaur bones, mahogany, diamonds and set in rich Tungsten.

Thorsten is a bold innovative American jewelry designer that focuses on alternative metal rings for men and women. Paying homage to Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder, lightning and strength, they use some of the strongest alternative metals used in the industry like; tungsten, cobalt, chrome, titanium and ceramic. All of their rings come with a lifetime warranty which includes exchanges for life, even for sizes!

Father’s Day is will be here very soon, so stop by and take one of these unique pieces for him today!

No need to slay the dragon, but you will slay with of these on! Visit me at Goldwiser with your old, broken and unwanted jewelry and trade up for brand new! I’m here Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and my store is located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375.

There Once Was A…

A Texas State trooper pulled a car over on Hwy 290 about 2 miles north of Cypress, Texas. When the trooper asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver said he was a Magician and Juggler and was on his way to Austin, Texas to do a show for the Shrine Circus. He didn’t want to be late.

The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and said if the driver would do a little juggling for him then he wouldn’t give him a ticket. He told the trooper he had sent his equipment ahead and didn’t have anything to juggle.

The trooper said he had some flares in the trunk and asked if he could juggle them. The juggler said he could, so the trooper got 5 flares, lit them and handed them to him.

While the man was juggling, a car pulled in behind the State Troopers car. A drunken good old boy from Waller, Texas got out, watched the performance, then went over to the Trooper’s car, opened the rear door and got in. The trooper observed him and went over to the State car, opened the door asking the drunk what he thought he was doing.

The drunk replied, “You might as well take my ass to jail, cause there ain’t no way I can pass that test.”

No juggling need to sell your old jewelry and coins. Goldwiser is here to help! Located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm just for you! Stop by today to put some extra money in your wallet!