Sunday, November 07, 2010

Black helicopters and spies...?

Very interesting and creepy all at the same time...there are some things you need to do to protect ourselves.

So no on the helicopters and spies playing games just creepy people playing silly let's take the time and learn as well as share how to keep ourselves safe out there!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


In an age of such an overwhelming sense of voyeurism we still want our privacy but it seems that a simple missed keystroke can open your wifi to the world (when in a public wifi hot spot). Very interesting article by fast company....make sure to read the comments at the bottom of the page!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Sad state...

Here is a quote that is a little tough for me...

In the cancer community, Armstrong's miraculous cancer recovery, not his legal troubles, is the focus. "You can separate the two things," explained Alex Hejnosz, an analyst with CipherHealth whose mother survived melanoma. I met them at a recent Livestrong event in Philadelphia. "If he did whatever they're saying he did, bummer. But it doesn't detract from what he's doing for Livestrong and cancer." Besides, Hejnosz said, sports have made many of us more cynical and more forgiving in recent years. "I'm 23. I've only grown up with sports stars who have cheated. I'm used to it."

Monday, May 10, 2010


Interesting outlook on today's youth from Barna

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trying to figure out what to call this post…

It could be one of “Sorry been busy” or “Had other things to do” or “I am a Looser” but I think the title that I have chosen works.

So what to start with…not to sure but I know one thing has really consumed me for the past months besides God, family, church, job, baseball, friends, motorcycle and the likes. My thought is to start there and let you know what I have been up to…or getting down to.

Here is the deal in November of 2009 I stepped onto the scale downstairs to “just see” and a number popped up I had never seen 250…yes I have seen it in other forms with other meanings but never when it pertained to me and my size. I decided I need to do something and I need to start now.

I had found a fella who runs marathons and ultrathons (David Goggins) he has a very amazing but down to earth reason for running (raising money for fallen soldiers kids…basically). However he also has a very real out look on running and here is his statement “I’m nobody special. Let’s be perfectly clear…I don’t like to run. I don’t like to swim. I don’t like to bike. I do this to raise money for the children of soldiers killed in combat.”

He has received a lot of grief from silly folks who “live” to run for a number of reasons that you can see on his blog but I got a lot of inspiration from him cause I whole heartedly agree! I hate to run…it is not a bad confession it is just the truth! My thought at this point was “you know what he did it I can do it also”.

I am not running and working out the same way he is…here is the list: 72 bpm is the Resting Normal Heart Rate for you and me, his is 32 bpm / 3:45 am workout starts / Daily Workout…Run 15 miles, Bike 60 miles, + Weights. I do not do this…maybe I should?

I gained a little perspective from watching his video (found below) and found it inspiring to (was going to say drop weight but there is a better reason) gain self-control and not let my flesh dictate my life. I realized he is just putting some Godly principles in play and that is why it is working. At this point I could really ramble on about a lot of stuff but there are a few things that I need to get out.

1. I am doing this for God, Kelly, and my kids…not for me and certainly not for you (please do not be offended).

God – because this body and life I live are His.

Kelly – because she deserves to have her husband around and not be a pain in the butt to her cause he cannot control himself.

Kids – they deserve a better example than what I have set…I am here to train them as the bible says “I am the one who sets them on a path” (paraphrasing a bunch of different verses into one phrase).

2. I do run every morning on an elliptical cause running on a treadmill or out side is just to hard on my knees right now. I run for 45 min. I did not start at that point I worked up to it. I realized it took me 15 years to go from 190# that I graduated High School at to 250 and it was going to take time to “get it off” so I was and am in no hurry.

3. I have adjusted my eating but I do eat what I want. However I do not just “eat” anymore…I do my best with Gods help to control myself. I have not taken anything to help cut weight and do not want to.

4. I do wholeheartedly appreciate the complements but do not need or want them. I will say thank you and let you know that without God there is no way I could do it. However I am very happy and pleased with myself. I know that if I can do this you can as well.

5. If you feel that I am being mean, hard, unloving, judging, or any other thing…I am sorry for that and it is my fault for coming across that way…it is not my heart! I just know myself if I don’t go wholeheartedly after it I will not get it done.

So here is the 5 month update: 200 pounds is what I now weigh / I run 45 min every day my goal is 1200 -1300 calories burned in the run. I am a looser, I was busy with other things, this is what I am getting down to but for now I am going to do a better job of updating for no other reason than just to keep myself accountable.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Enjoyable Game?

I have to say that the Viking's vs Saint's "street brawl was a very enjoyable game to watch...however not because of the outcome (wish the Viking's had won). Not because of Brett or any of his antics...but because of "twitter".

It made it very nice to see how people that I know and love in Arkansas felt about the game. I loved the fact that even though I couldn't hang out with everyone from LWCC I got a feel for the feelings that they had as we all walked thru the game!

However the best part was being able to follow someone who literally is on the other side of the! So Daniel I want to say thanks for making a not so fun game become interesting by being able to share it with you while you are...on the other side of the world!

...and we think we are true fans, HA we pale in comparison to that level of commitment!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

hhhmmm...where do you fit in

Where do you fit in

RICHER THAN YOU THINK? If you make $50,000.00 a year here is where you stand in the world...

You are the 107,565 richest person in the world! You're in the TOP 0.001% richest people in the world!

How do you feel about that? A bit richer we hope. Richer and ready to give some of your newly found wealth to those who need it most. It not hard - just slip your hand in your pocket and pull out something special. Something that can help redress the balance - and also make you feel uncommonly good. Many peoples lives could be happier if you donated just one hour's salary (approx $2670.94 - UK estimate).

All you have to do is make a choice.

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.

$30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV OR schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.