Stuck at Home this Big Weekend (meow)

My Andrew Jackson (Senior) High School – is at this very moment – celebrating our 40th year reunion in South Bend (St. Joseph County, Indiana) while the opening ceremonies of the XXXth Olympiad are staged in London (not Indiana, but in the United Kingdom, not the Magic Kingdom).

Despite my logistics issues, it is fortunate for me to be in the comfort of a new home in the university town of Bloomington, Indiana, in a community known locally as Redbud Hills Estates and known internationally as The Holiday Corporation.

I have no pictures to share now but if you get here on Moores Pike at 2:00 pm EDT Saturday, July 28, 2012, you can partake in our designer’s showcase open house. There are about 200 other residents in Redbud Hills and most are NOT graduates like me of Indiana University, Bloomington.

Our campus classes resume on Monday, August 20th. Thus this gives me only about another three weeks to “get my shit together” before I start my studies, research and writings for a PhD in the School of Public Health, Division of Parks and Recreation, with a specialty in Leisure Behavior.

Funny how my career has developed into this…

Imagine a 1976 Indiana University graduate who was once in pre-med studies and received my bachelor’s degree in the School of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Physiological Psychology with a double minor in Chemistry and Biology.

My dissertation is already written in my head.

Don’t ask me yet what it is about… you will spoil the surprise!

Just believe that my research associates and I are “charting new ground, going where no other humans have been (sort of like traveling on the Star Trek USS Enterprise).

By the way, go U.S.A.!

After London, my associates are being rewarded with a trip to the 31st Summer Olympiad in Rio De Janero, Brazil, in July 2016. Aloha!



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Wipe That Smile (Sorbet, Chocolate, Ital. Ice, Yogurt) Off Your Face ~ Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Shops

It figures that on their napkins it is printed, “Wipe that smile off your face.”

During the last two weeks, I have visited the Bloomington [Southern Indiana] eastside shop eight times. Once I picked up an ice cream, or was it a peach-raspberry yogurt, pie and shared it over across State Road 46 with the gang at Chapman’s Restaurant.

The pie was so popular that I only took 1/8 of it home to the freezer.

We must have driven by Bruster’s six dozen times driving to and from home around Monroe Lake and work/college in B-ton. Thank God I wised up.

No regrets.

I could go on-and-on.

Be surprised when they offer your dog a free “doggie dip” or award you for stopping when it is snowing or raining between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.


  • David A D.
  • Max’s Scout Services & Communications, LLC; Bloomington, IN
Former I.U. President and NCAA Commissioner Brand Would Probably Recommend Bruster’s for Both Rhodes Scholars and Student Athletes
5.0 star rating

7/15/2012 First to Review

Greatest Regional Chain for Dessert
German Proverb: “Life is short, eat dessert first.”

Eat it at Bruster’s on either the east or west sides of B-ton

“Bucket List” with Things to Do in a Big Ten College Town Like Bloomington, Indiana

Students, passersby, guests, I.U. parents, B-Ton townies (“cutters”), and children of ages should plan a three-day vacation to the stunningly beautiful limestone campus in Bloomington, located about 50 miles south-southwest of Indianapolis.

This college town is known as one with the greatest set of conventional and international cousine of restaurants in any American college town. At the very least, popular magazines have placed Bloomington in the top five.


Things to Do In Bloomington Indiana

Three to Four Feedings Per Day

Go out to eat . . .

    •     Mother Bears Pizza Barn on East Third   treet
    •     Café Pizzeria since 1953 at the corner of Grant and Kirkwood
    •     The Farm next to the historic Indiana Theatre
    •     Bruster’s ice cream locations on East and West   Third Street
    •     Trojan Horse across from Courthouse  Square
    •     Knick’s English Pub on East Kirkwood  Avenue
    •     Bruce’s or Ladyman’s Breakfast Restaurants
    •     First Presbyterian Church (Saturday breakfast at 8) at 6th and Lincoln
    •     Taco Bell at Walnut and Seventh Streets
    •     The Runcible Spoon coffeehouse on 6h Street near Dunn
    •     Grazie’s on Walnut Street near 7th Street
    •     Upper Room bar on the second floor of DunkirkCenter on Kirkwood
    •     Bear’s Place on East Third Street
    •     Chase Manhattan or 5th 3rd Bank (free Dum Dum suckers)
    •     The Inn at the Four Winds Resort and Marina
    •     FedEx kinko’s orifice at the Eastgate Shopping Plaza
    •     Chelsea’s Coffee Shop and Bakery west of Rogers

Bureau of Motor Vehicles:  The great State of Indiana on Liberty Drive on B-ton’s westside

Bloomington Transit or Yellow Cab – Call for reservations and have pocket money handy . . .A bus ride one-way is only one buck!

Bloomington Convention Center

  1. Old – South College Street
  2. New – At the Marriot Courtyard Inn

Fontainebleau Nursing Home (on the southside of B-ton)

Bloomington Home and Rehabilitation Center (on East Miller Drive)

Petco at Eastland Plaza off of College Mall Blvd.

Howard’s Bookstore on Kirkwood Avenue between Walnut Street and College Avenue

Caveat Emptor bookstore at 131 North Walnut Street

Andrew Davis men’s store at West Kirkwood Avenue

Laser Tag on East Third Street between Bruster’s and A Summerhouse Inn

Curry (Auto Mall Parkway) or Royal (East Third Street) dealerships

Bloomington Pools including A Summerhouse Inn, Monroe Lake, Griffy Lake, or Lake Lemon

I.U. Art Museum on the stunning limestone campus of the Big Ten

Annette’s Hair Salon (ask for Val) at Williamsburg Village off East Third


  • Emmanuel CommunityChurch on the westside of B-ton
  • First Presbyterian near Lincoln and Fifth 5treet
  • St. Paul’s CatholicCenter on East 17th
  • Galaxy Christian on the S.R. 45-46 Bypass
  • Trinity Church on Kirkwood
  • Blackwell Pentecostal – Chapel Hill Road and S.R. 446

Peoples’ Park

Located across Kirkwood from the Ritz and Killjoy’s

Johnson Creamery

Century Village at Indiana State Road 446 adjacent to Knightridge Manor

*   Century Suites Hotel

*   Bill Brown Insurance Agency

*   WRWR Radio Station at 96.7 FM

*   Chapmans’ Bar, Restaurant, and Banquet Room

Bloomington Antique Mall on 2nd Street west of College Avenue

College Mall near the State Road 46 Bypass

Edwards Square at 3939 East Third Street west of Smith Road

I.U. Art Museum on the stunning limestone campus of the Big Ten

Grant Street B&B Inn located near The Poplars

5th and Rogers Street

FedEx kinko’s orifice at EastgateShopping Center

Kirkwood  Avenue’s Shopping District

a)     East Kirkwood blocks from the University’s Sample Gates

b)    West Kirkwood west of Walnut Street

I.U. Health System’s Bloomington Hospital

CVS 24/7 Pharmacy (there are no Walgreen’s in B-Ton)

I.U. Housing

a)     Wright Quadrangle

b)    House at 711 Matlock Road

c)     House at 611 IndianaState Roads 45/46 Bypass

d)    McNutt Quad (Indy Shuttle Pick-Up Spot)

Bloomington Dog Park (under construction)

Monroe County Library at 333 East Kirkwood Avenue

The Little 500 annual spring bicycle race like “Breaking Away”

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Bruster’s of Indiana University, Bloomington

This May Be The Greatest Regional Chain Outlet for Dessert

German Proverb:

“Life is short, eat dessert first.”

Eat it at Bruster’s on either the east or west sides of B-ton.

We are all in a rush to get to Bruster’s Ice Cream palace

A Full Restaurant Review to be Forthcoming…

excuse me, I must go now. Bruster’s closes at 11:00 p.m. EDT seven days a week.





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A Fine Inn of Southern Hoosier Hospitality Along State Road Highway 46 Near 446

It is becoming rarer to register into any “No Tell Motel” that exceeds all expectations. Bloomington Indiana’s A Summerhouse Inn is one such place for rest.

Never before have I appreciated a benefit amenity of having no room phone. There are no interruptions and it is set back so far from four-lane East Third Street that road noise cannot be detected. For example, I have involuntarily napped for two consecutive days and one day I was able to sleep 14 hours with only two times up into the private restroom.

Imagine this:

  • Two confortable beds in every rooms
  • Extremely clean linins
  • Extra-ample parking
  • Nightly campfires
  • Responsive and superb maintenance
  • Gas B-B-Q grill
  • Well-maintained swimming pool (about 71 on a 95 degree afternoon)
  • Very safe and secure property
  • Continental breakfast with all but one of the major food groups
  • In-room cable TV
  • Cute logo and symbol (white rocking chairs under the portico
  • Impeccalbe housekeepng
  • Speed boat play area
  • Fishermen neighbors who leave quietly before 0600
  • Very nicely decorated (with antiques) lobby and two large breakfast areas..

Just ask for Shamus, Chase, Emily, or Rebeca.

Relax and sweet dreams!


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Why Must Such Grave Consequences Occur?!?

David A. Dailey, Publisher, Max’s Scout Services

South College Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47401, A. Dailey

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dear Editor of the Bloomington (Indiana) Herald (Telephone) Times:

There comes a time when enough is enough; or injustice just lasts way too long in Middle America. This is embarrassing ironic concerning two Christ-based entities in Bloomington, an area with a world-class university, offering studies in its Schools of Psychology, Law, Medicine, and Public Health.

There is a dog that has been held with pregidist. He and his disabled master emergency housing and service at one Grant Street coffee-house during the week of June 24-July 1. This was also one of the hottest and humid consecutive days in local history! Shall we pray?!?

Frenchy Teddy, a trained and licensed (California) pedigree service-assistance dog may be a victim of “racial profiling.”

These public organizations should be held responsible and prosecuted for American with Disabilities (ADA) Act and civil rights transgressions.

Sincerely, David A. Dailey – B-ton, IN