Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. December means Christmas and college football bowl games! I counted 39 games that...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.
December means Christmas and college football bowl games! I counted 39 games that will be played. These began Dec. 15 and continue until the national championship Jan. 7, 2019.

Of course, there the familiar bowl names: Cotton, Sugar, Peach, Orange and Rose bowls. (My OSU Buckeyes face Washington in the latter Jan.1).

There are some bowls that may be unfamiliar. You can go to the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif., if you are in the mood for a movie, or if you want to dress up and party, there is the Pinstripe Bowl in New York. If you get hungry you can go to the Cheez-it Bowl in Phoenix, the Outback Bowl in Tampa, or the Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise. If you want to go shopping, there is the Belk Bowl in Charlotte or the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

How about doing some traveling? There is the Texas Bowl in Houston and the Arizona Bowl in Tucson. While traveling through the states, you will want to hit some of the major cities like the Birmingham Bowl in Alabama.
Now if you are in the mood for a bit more exotic travel, you can go to the Hawaii Bowl, or better yet, the Bahamas Bowl.

Last but not least, some of us just like to get out and enjoy Mother Nature, and what better way to do this than go to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla.?

Now after all that travel, sight seeing and eating, you have probably run up some sizeable expenses, so it might make good sense to visit the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., just to see if you can deduct any of this travel. Remember to keep all your receipts, and make sure you call work a few times to prove these trips were business-related. Good luck with that!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.” — Roger Staubach

QUICKIES
The nice thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow!
If you do not have a sense of humor you probably have no sense at all!
Seatbelts are not as confining as wheelchairs!
A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in “deep water!”
There are no new sins, the old ones just get more publicity!
Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.
There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m.; it could be the right number.

That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and one final note … Are you ready for some football!? I am!

–JR