Life Lesson #3
Read. Simple as that. Just read, baby. This is a passion I do not devote enough time to yet I’m reading tenfold what I used to. Growing up there wasn’t a huge emphasis on reading. That’s no one’s fault but my own. I didn’t like to read. I had trouble with comprehension. Truth be told, it was more concentration than comprehension. I would read the words and my mind...
Watch it. Yeah, running and stuff.
Two and out for college coaches 'disturbing' |... →
I agree for the most part. I mean, two seasons, what a joke? I like Turner Gill although I wish he would’ve stayed at Buffalo, not that I expected him to. It’s also somewhat relative to the program as well. The article mentions Ianello at Akron. Well if you go 2-22 at Ohio State, guess what, you’re gone. Hell, you probably won’t make it to 2-22 after the first season! But...
Senate passes bill to allow military to to detain... →
In just a few day’s time our Senators have voted, yesterday, by 61-37 margin to pass this bill allowing the use of US military forces to take custody of US citizens on US soil. Just before this, almost by an identical margin, the Senate voted against a formal ending of the war in Iraq. Correlation? Why are people not storming the floors on this issue? How can our House not be literally going...
I just pulled the ole 5-second rule when a piece of pie crust met my kitchen floor. My thoughts: Piece of apple falls to the ground… ehh, eff that noise, lotta apple in this bad boy…dog’ll get it. Piece of crust falls, I dove on that bitch like it was a grenade tossed into a group of babies! Priorities.
Life Lesson #2
I referenced a “life hack” a while back (probably a misuse of the term, ironically). Maybe I’ll go retrieve it but who cares really, I can recall what it was. I don’t recall a specific moment in time where I learned this behavior, possibly something innate, possibly not, but when I walk in/around anywhere I walk in like I own that shit. Now that’s a figure of speech...
Life Lesson #1
The paragraphs below explain precisely my thoughts regarding the few lessons I’ve picked up, either from travel, from people much better and much smarter than myself, people who’ve forgotten in the last month more than I can hope to learn in my lifetime, and primarily from fucking up. Of course the last being possibly the most effective, and for me most often utilized, tool for any...
"There’s been a lot of controversy around two... →
Very scary and dangerous situation once again. Even worse is that this bill will gain bipartisan support under the guise of national security; an argument that has successfully deteriorated our civil liberties bit by bit. I suspect this wont be the last attempt to achieve like results from similar bills if this gets shot down. This is just one step in the direction of a totalitarian police state....
I’m going to make a necessary adjustment to the training plan tomorrow, which is to cut out the track work. When I originally half stole conceived the plan I did so under the impression I would be training for a road marathon. While I figured no harm would come from leaving the plan mostly intact, I’m finding that it’s just unnecessary and probably responsible for the hip issue...
There will be blood
Today’s score: trail 1 - 0 me Holy crap I got my arse kicked today! Took a bad turn and ran about a mile in the wrong direction. All on a not-so-clear trail, much of which I had to walk through it. Did the ole trip on one end of the stick and the other flies up and whips the back of my other leg. Did that twice, not small twigs either. Indeed, actually there was blood. The rocks were...
Things you will never see me do
= participating in “Black Friday” shopping outside of my home. -1.) I don’t care for shopping -2.) I hate stores and shopping centers -3.) I loathe traffic -4.) I generally don’t like other people (actually, not generally, I just don’t) +1.) I will get the same, if not better, deals online +2.) I will save on stress and dealing with the idiocy of other people +3.) I...
Thanksgiving #2 is under way. Benefits of being near family. Today’s, mine, at home. And today is when I realized cooking a legit turkey is both a tremendous pain in the ass and entirely disgusting. It will be the last turkey I make. Saturday, Texas style Thanksgiving, enchiladas. It’s become a superior version. The apple pie I’m about to whip up, however, will always be...
Molson Canadian + Buffalo Sabres + win + Shiner Bock + Freebirds + Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter + college basketball - school work ≥ best Wednesday ever Same as ^ with poor Buffalo play ≤ best Wednesday ever Same as ^^ with Buffalo win - Lucic teeth + Lucic black eye > best Wednesday ever
Texas A&M vs Texas Rivalry
The football rivalry was first played in 1894. This will be the 118th game. Admittedly, Texas owns the wins vs losses record overall. Actually it’s not even close at just about double the win total. One interesting fact regarding recent history is noteworthy, however. Since 1975, Texas A&M leads the series 19-17. This is a known statistic here as A&M folks always cite it and Texas...
Trail marathon training - week 3 recap
Monday 11.14- Track intervals. 1200m + 1 min rest + 400m + 3 min rest (x3). overall average of 6:38/mi Tuesday 11.15- 4.25mi trail run Wednesday 11.16- 6.55mi road run @ 52:09 = 7:58/mi Thursday 11.17- REST DAY Friday 11.18- 9mi long trail run Saturday 11.19- 3.4mi road run @ 25:02 = 7:21/mi Sunday 11.20- REST DAY Pretty good week. Getting into the groove of the schedule. My tweaked knee seems to...
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Use of Force Continuum
I felt compelled to find a representation, or close to it, as I was taught in 2002, after watching the clip (HERE) where FoxNews’ Megyn Kelly reports that OC spray is basically a food derivative. Although I would naturally assume, now it’s abundantly clear her and probably most of the asshats there at FNC couldn’t tell their asshole from a hole in the ground on the matter, or...
Animals as Leaders - CAFO. I’ve had this...
I’m currently trying to figure out the physics behind the rock that flipped around the outside of my right foot and smashed the ever-loving-crap out of my ankle bone, or what looks to be my lateral malleolus for the anatomy nerds out there. Not sure how it happened but it hurts like hell and, naturally, I’ve subsequently bumped it on every unnatural place that shouldn’t be...
FOOD! ...and supplements
I ate like a billionaire tonight, quite literally in fact. That’s all I’m permitted to say about that. Trying out Udo’s 3-6-9 Oil Blend. It taste’s like butt and I’m fairly certain a teaspoon was caught in my stache for the remainder of last night. I’ll have to be creative to finish this bottle. This morning I threw a serving in my cereal. That just made my...
The Trunk: Ideology and Action →
jeffmiller: In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh’s madman scribblings were published in the press. This was sad for humanity, because you shouldn’t get to distribute your views to the world as a result of mass murder. And this was horrifying for me, because some of the views McVeigh… Well put & thought provoking.
Keep the masses ignorant, keep them scared, keep them compliant. Ignorance +...– J. Cowan
Infographic on SOPA →
If you haven’t noticed, this is a serious issue. Once again the oligarchy that is our government, no more representative of you and I than the man on the moon, are calling shots here further restricting our freedoms. WAKE UP, FOLKS! This generation above, the ones in our government are surreptitiously transforming this nation into a totalitarian police state. Little by little, bit by bit,...
Reviews and crap - Brooks PureFlow
So goes my ill-advised, gratuitous purchase, part 2 of 2. Indeed, I couldn’t pass them up! Truth be told I’m glad my running gear will power is shyte, the Pure Project line is amazing, thus far at least. These came yesterday, perfect timing for my scheduled road run today ( <— see RunningAhead widget). Since my road running has significantly decreased due to the trails overtaking...
Penn State, my final loss of faith. By Thomas L.... →
I read this the other day shortly after it was posted. I think this is a great piece with a few layers of importance to it. First and foremost, he outlines his experiences at PSU and Sandusky as well as with the Second Mile Foundation, as he was a product of the organization. His opinion on the matter is worth reading alone. I think the most important message, though, is his thoughts on our...
Trail marathon training - week 1 & 2 recap
M - 5x1000m track intervals (2 min break) + 800m warm-up and cool down T - 4 mi trail run W - 6 mi road run Th - rest day F - 8 mi trail run Sa - 3 mi trail run Su - rest day M - 6x800m track intervals (90 sec break) + 800m warm-up and cool down T - 4.3 mi trail run W - 6.6 mi road run Th - rest day F - 8.5 mi trail run Sa - hill incline/declines x20 on trail Su - rest day This week is more of...
Thoughts on Lucic vs Miller hit
Naturally, tumblr/twitter vehemently exploded during last night’s Sabres @ Bruins game after Milan Lucic laid a hit on Ryan Miller when he came well out of his crease to stop a break away. The hit put Lucic in the box for 2. First thing’s first: the hit was an illegal hit according to NHL regulations. I don’t know that anyone debates that. The question will come today whether or...
Maine farmer heads group challenging genetics... →
Someone willing to stand up to the Empire. Far too many people are completely oblivious to the stranglehold Monsanto and a few others have on our food industry. When they’re in bed with our government “regulators” we should expect nothing less. Cronyism at it’s finest.
The mustache is a great thing. Please name one other accoutrement which can make me feel both awesome and douchy. There’s little doubt that if there are others, I’ve rolled them out at least once. My sister probably remembers my Jesus sandals back in the day. She’ll also remember the cutoff sleeve over my long hair. I take full credit inventing that move. Ya know, now that...
Veteran's Day Thoughts
I figured to share a few thoughts on today. I’ve mentioned in different forums my long family history of military service. It’s something I’m very proud of. My grandfather was a WWII veteran (US Army) as was his brother, James, whom I was named after, died in the Northern Africa campaign while serving in the fledgling Air Force (the US Army Air Corps to the US Army Air Forces at...
Additional thoughts on the Penn State scandal
And hopefully my last. Unless you’ve been under rock since last week you’ve at least heard about the impending prosecution of Jerry Sandusky and other’s involved in the coverup of his pedophilia. I was reluctant at first to post this but after the rightful, albeit a few days late, firing of Joe Paterno last night, I feel it now necessary to at least post the link (HERE) to the...
College Football Picks - Week 11
Ehhh. Hope Penn State gets their ass whipped. Oregon upset? Hoping for Tech upset but never bet on Tech. BSU v TCU should be a a good one. VA Tech v GA Tech as well! Week 10: 33-15 Overall: 447-191 Ohio at Central Michigan Houston at Tulane Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech South Florida at Syracuse Florida at South Carolina Marshall at Tulsa Michigan State at Iowa Nebraska at Penn State Ohio...
That which thou shalt not trifle with
This is my new bit: banana + natty pb + honey Not enough? Here some other shit, some awesome shit, also containing the banana- This is Bananaman, for those of you not lucky enough to be in the U.K. at least during the early 1980’s: If you don’t immediately know this, you are wrong, of course I went with a non-pixelated version: And lastly, Nannerpuss, fruit serving + diabetes +...
The trash on runs...
It’s both amazing and sad how many empty beer bottles and cans I see discarded on the side of the road, any road. There’s just something inherently wrong with that. Today’s run was on par with every road run. I couldn’t help to wonder, though, why they’re always shit beers too. Miller Light, Bud Light, Coors, etc. Why never any good craft beers? This is Texas though,...
Christopher McDougall dropping some knowledge. I love the ‘mysteries’. Good stuff.
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Penn State must fire Joe Paterno amid Jerry... →
Very well written imo. Blatant and to the point. I certainly agree here. Why this guy still has a job is beyond belief right now. Every single ounce of credibility and every single possible good deed this guy has ever done was swept under the carpet along with his unwillingness to ensure the proper authorities were immediately notified as well as following up on the situation. He did neither, in...
Best College Hoops Crowds
A few of my favorites at least. There certainly may be more where these came from! Texas A&M Reed Arena - Watermelon Yell (I would prefer the bus driver yell but couldn’t find a good one) Gonzaga University ‘The Kennel’ - Zombie Nation Utah State Smith Spectrum - Winning team, losing team New Mexico ‘The Pit’ - couldn’t find any good videos but love...
Four Questions for this College Hoops Season
4.) Will we see Wild Bill at Utah State? 3.) Will we see the greatest possible scenario to come out of Lexington? That is the smug bastard John Calipari busted for yet another major violation at a third school where he bounces and leaves Kentucky, this time, in shambles! 2.) Will Mark Few and the boys break on through to the other side?! 1.) Certainly most important, will Gus Johnson be calling...
2011 early season tournament guide - CBSSports.com →
College hoops starts tonight! I love preseason tourney’s. I also love championship tournament predictions, albeit in a different way. Kind of a joke! Here’s one from Yahoo.
The addition of either peanut butter, chocolate, or peanut butter & chocolate will make nearly any food the best food. It’s an easy recipe for making your crappy life better, trust me. I just live by the rules that I make. That is a fact.
Prison- Siberia vs Anywhere, USA
I was sucked into a National Geographic documentary on Russian penitentiaries last night at around midnight. Truth be told it wasn’t too hard to get sucked into it. While I understand the nature of these shows and the information we’re given, but I couldn’t help to think that I’d much rather go to some random Siberian prison than one here in the States. There, they made it...
Thoughts on Penn State Cover-up
Sorry in advance for the graphic descriptions and language. This fires me up a bit! If you haven’t heard of the sickening case out of the Pennsylvania State University this weekend, here’s a brief rundown of what I’ve read thus far: Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and charged with 40 criminal counts most dealing with raping young boys. Sandusky was the defensive coordinator...