If you're one of our loyal Dallas Courier blog readers, then you know our team boasts a wide variety of interests. That's precisely what makes our blog a fun read - we blog about everything from historical events like the Bush Center opening to crawfish boils to the Texas Rangers. Are our blogs random, you ask? Nope. Let me tell you why. Our blog post ideas come courtesy of our different delivery specialty teams. You see, when a courier delivers the same commodity over and over again, he or she naturally becomes passionate about the industry they serve.
His name is Baumgartner, Felix Baumgartner. And yes, he is equal to if not better than James Bond himself. If you don't yet agree with this rather outlandish statement, you just might after you are finished with this post. It is, after all, all about Mr. Baumgartner and his now infamous jump.
Downtown Dallas is approximately 200 miles from Downtown Austin. Therefore, a round trip is approximately 400 miles.
Now, knowing that rough calculation, what would you say if I told you the following: "I've driven to Austin and back to Dallas 7,500 times... IN THE SAME CAR."
What happens if I take that number, 7,500, and put it into miles. If you traveled from Dallas to Austin and back 7,500 times, you would have traveled 3,000,000 miles. Yes, you read that correctly: three million miles. That's a lot of ground to cover. Now remember, I said that the three million miles were all completed in the same car.
Remember the days of hand-operated car windows? Remember the days of tape players? Remember the days of turning a key to start your car? Remember the days of regular, old fashioned radio (before the advent of XM & Sirius)? Remember the days of touch-screenless cars? Remember the days when you you turned around to check your blindspots (now cars beep at you if an object is in your blindspot)? Remember parallel parking without computer assistance? Remember reversing without a back-up camera? Remember the days of not having a cell phone in your car? Remember the days of Mapscos, not GPS units? Remember the days of cars that didn't fly?
Common misconception: Dallas Courier only makes Dallas/Fort Worth deliveries.
While the rest of the Continental U.S. may be enjoying Springtime, us Texans are gearing up for Summer. As all good Texans know, we have two seasons: summer and half summer. Summer is super hot, and half summer happens when others experience winter. I can hardly call November through February winter here in Texas. It aint snowing and it aint cold. So, thus my new name, “half summer.” It’s half as hot.
Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
Choices. We face them each and every day. Some decisions are fairly insignificant: Should I eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast? Black shoes or purple? Morning talk show or music? To DVR or not to DVR? 2% milk or skim? Brush teeth or don’t brush teeth? I kid, I kid! Brushing your teeth is NOT a decision. You must do that.
Oh to be a Maverick fan this beautiful morning! Heavens to Betsy, they are playing awesome. It’s hard to believe that the Rangers were in the World Series this past year and now the Mavs are headed to the Finals! You can literally feel the excitement in our Dallas couriers’ home office. We are all bustling with excitement this morning, and with good reason.
My brother-in-law just celebrated his 26th birthday with a good old fashioned grill-out. We all went to his house for a family party complete with margaritas, brats, chips & salsa and of course, outdoor fun.