"Yo, lemme snip snap dat rug. Trim dat turf. Pet dat monkey. Smooth. Straight up. Bark Tripod."
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
Yard safety awareness! Prevent yard accidents! Think before you cut. It hurts! Be yard safe! (tm)
"Yo, lemme snip snap dat rug. Trim dat turf. Pet dat monkey. Smooth. Straight up. Bark Tripod."
"I love the Universe. I love the World. I love America. I love Government. I love Freedom. I love Innovation. I love Yard Safety."
My right hip is developing a chronic ache. It has been 2 1/2 years since my lawn mower accident that resulted in the partial amputation of my left foot. Despite wearing orthotics and custom-made shoes, my gait has been altered to the point of impacting other body parts, including my right (opposite) hip. My right hip is now doing more work during my walking process. Consequently, my right hip is breaking down. This is just another chapter to my lawn mower accident experience. I most likely will require a hip replacement within the next five to ten years. If I did not have the lawn mower accident, there would be (most likely) no need for a hip replacement. Think before you cut. It can hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt and hurt.
Great Falls, Virginia (PRWEB) February 22, 2006 -– Richard Mudrinich, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™, seeks to establish Yard Safety Awareness Day™. “I recognize that the grass grows and the snow falls year-round all over the world. There is always a grass cut and snow removal season somewhere in the world. Therefore, I want to designate the first day of each season as Yard Safety Awareness Day™. For instance, the First Day of Spring 2006 will kick-off the first Yard Safety Awareness Day™,” shares Rescue Rick™.
Presidents' Day is the third Monday in February! This holiday was created to celebrate the deeds of two legendary American Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The Ten Commandments - Exodus 20:3-17
I am writing the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Monologue - a play to promote yard safety awareness.
Many parts of America are covered with snow. Nonetheless, the first day of Spring will occur next month. Incidentally, I have suggested that the first day of Spring be known as Yard Safety Awareness Day. In preparation, I offer the following guidelines with regards to Personal Protective Equipment. I suggest that it is not too early to get ready for a safe year of yard work.
Reflexology is a form of ancient Chinese medicine involving treatment by massage of reflex areas in the feet. Every part of the feet corresponds to a part of the body with the left foot representing the left side of the body and the right foot, the right side. An imaginary line halfway down the foot corresponds to the waistline, with organs in the upper part of the body having their reflex areas in the upper part of the foot and the organs in the lower part of the body, in the lower part. Thus, the reflexes of the feet are arranged to form a map of the body.
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) has developed an innovative freestyle dance, called the Rescue Rick Dance (tm). The modern dance tells the Rescue Rick (sm) yard accident story and presents a few yard safety tips. Likewise, Rescue Rick (sm) has choreographed a buzzing community dance called the Rescue Rick Buzz Cut Boogie (tm) to cut a rug in dance clubs. It is fun and simple to do, yet creates the yard safety awareness in a memorable and interactive manner. In addition, Rescue Rick (sm) wants to communicate the yard safety awareness message via other dance styles, such as ballet, jazz, tap, etc. Dance. Dance. Dance.
Happy Valentine's Day
"I would like to visit the White House and meet President & First Lady Bush. I would like to share my yard safety awareness advocacy."
It has been a sluggish day in the DC region, especially after about a foot of snowfall has resulted in a slowdown of activity. With so much white outside, I have the blues inside. Actually, I have the grass cut blues. My mom has the cancer. My dad died a decade ago. I am underemployed (yet very grateful). I cannot make enough money to payoff my debts, let alone the student loans that put me into debt in the first place. I dread another lonely Valentine's Day. My crippled dog got hit and killed by a car. My cat got hit by a car. My bird froze to death on the back porch when I was twelve, despite a valiant attempt of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. My dog that everyone hated except me died. My foot feels blue - sometimes is really blue. I have been a homeless lawn mower amputee. I live in a rooming-house, filled with pleasantries and the blues of yesteryear. My reputation is black and blue. Someone took my nickel. My overall life is blue - the Rescue Rick Blue Period. Nonetheless, I still believe in the Red, White, and Blue.
The Greater Washington, D.C. region experienced a blizzard yesterday and last night with 6-12 inches of snowfall. Actually, most of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast got dumped on by this noreaster. I anticipate that several million households and businesses will require snow removal from their properties - be careful.
Read the snow thrower equipment owner's manual thoroughly and understand all recommended operating and safety procedures before turning on the snow thrower.
Clear the intended snow removal area of potential flying objects, such as stones or toys, before you begin throwing snow; loose objects can project out of the snow thrower and hit nearby people and objects. Be aware of objects hidden under the snow.
Never smoke when filling the gas tank. Avoid gasoline spills (be good to Mother Nature.)
Never put your hands in the snow thrower chute for any reason. When the snow is wet, the snow thrower chute may become clogged. When this happens, turn off the snow thrower engine and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop. Then, with a cleanout tool, clear the chute. If repair is needed, be sure to turn the engine off first and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop.
Never allow children to operate the equipment. Keep children indoors and under supervision.
Never throw snow toward people or cars.
Never allow anyone in front of the equipment.
Keep the snow thrower in good working order. Maintenance. Maintenance. Maintenance.
Wear appropriate reflective clothing and footwear for the weather and activity. Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing. Wear safety glasses to protect eyes from thrown ice, stones, and other projectiles. Keep your hair away from the snow thrower.
Never disable safety features on the snow thrower equipment. Please refer to the snow thrower owner's manual for details.
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) attended the 46th Annual Washington Home & Garden Show 2006 held at the Washington Convention Center. It was a magnificient show with a diverse representation of several exhibitors. Needless to say, I presented my yard safety awareness leaflet to some of the exhibitors who thought the concept of Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man was a creative and neat approach at generating more yard safety awareness. I am grateful for those individuals who visit the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man website and BLOG. PLEASE PASS IT ALONG!
My left foot really hurts. My right hip aches. My right knee feels strained. I hope that I will not need a hip replacement in the near future. I have developed these symptoms because I had a severe lawnmower accident that resulted in the partial amputation of my left foot. I realize that it could be much worse. Thus, I want to promote yard safety awareness. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) returned to New York City for the past few days. I wanted to try to leverage the magical media that the Big Apple can offer. For instance, I wore a Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Sweatshirt (tm) and walked well over 100 blocks throughout the Upper West Side, Midtown, the Fashion District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Union Square, Murray Hill, and Times Square, to name a few. I was hoping to see my friend the Naked Cowboy (no connection to Brokeback Mountain) at his frequent spot in Times Square; I believe that he has moved to California. He sends me an encouraging and supportive postcard periodically. I passed out several more yard safety awareness leaflets on this trip. I recalled some wonderful memories of living in New York City during my stay, along with a few nightmares including September 11th. Also, my New York City experience was full of challenges as well. Nonetheless, it is great to be back in the Washington, D.C. region - in my opinion the epicenter of public service. I am trying to make a difference and rescue individuals from getting hurt while working or playing in the yard.
I have heard some mixed reviews of the Rolling Stones performance at Super Bowl XL. I think that they are amazing. I would be thrilled to sing the lyrics of The Rescue Rick Opera along side the Rolling Stones, promoting yard safety awareness. Actually, I think that the National Yard Safety Awareness Day would be an ideal time to make it happen.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL tonight (Sunday, February 5th). It was a very competitive game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks played at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Indeed, it was an Extra Large Super Bowl (XL). I congratulate the Steelers for winning their Fifth Super Bowl Championship - one for the thumb. Also, it appears that Jerome "The Bus" Bettis has stopped in Detroit, where his life and football career all got started. The Bus has gone all the way around the block - a round-tripper. Furthermore, I congratulate all of the Steelers for their phenomenal season and stellar play in the Super Bowl, including MVP Hines Ward. Also, it was great to see Mr. Rooney and Coach Cowher on the platform receive the Lombardi Trophy; I am very happy for them both - class acts.
I really enjoyed reading the World Magazine Blog story "Pittsburgh's Tasmanian Angel" (February 3rd) on the religious faith of Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I grew-up near Pittsburgh, and I have been a long-time Steelers fan. Actually, the Pittsburgh Steelers organization have exuded faith throughout the years, including the Rooney family, the Immaculate Reception, etc.