Saturday, February 28, 2009

Radio Has Lost A Legend

"Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation’s history. As he delivered the news each day with his own unique style and commentary, his voice became a trusted friend in American households. His career in radio spanned more than seven decades, during which time countless millions of listeners were both informed and entertained by his “News & Comment” and “Rest of the Story” features."

Friday, February 27, 2009


Now you see it, now you don't. What am I talking about? My job...! Yes this week I joined countless other fine Americans on the unemployment line. I am still very shocked and a little upset. I am not really in the mood to lay blame, but when you are not in control of business decisions sometimes you lose. So now I am at a crossroads and deciding what I should do next. After discussing it with Nicole I have done some soul searching and decided to pursue a dream of mine. What is that dream? How do I plan on achieving it? Stay tuned!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Searching For Hope

Wow, now that was a long Monday. Is it just me, but do the days seems to drag on with more and more uncertainty? For me they have lately. I am not ashamed to say that I have found myself reflecting on those long and day dreamy questions. Like, what is my purpose? Surely it's not working at a place that sells two thousand dollar toilets. Sometimes it doesn't make sense to me, although most things don't anymore. I guess lately its hard to realize hope. I know its out there, but to believe that is exist is difficult for me. I find myself trying to escape the constant negativity on TV and at work. This is definitely not easy considering it seems everything is going to hell in a nicely decorated hand basket.

So why so serious? I guess all my life I have been able to find humor in almost everything and most situations. This is what keeps me sane and have allowed me realize hope. Because if I could laugh or find humor I knew it wasn't that bad and I could move onward. Now don't get me wrong I still laugh and laugh a lot. The difference is when the laughter is done I seem to dwell on things where I didn't in the past. Okay don't worry I am not taking a dive off a bridge or anything. Its just when you see and hear the doom and gloom it sticks with you and its hard to escape.

Now where does that leave us? I think to realize hope you have to first believe that it does exist. Not everything is in that hand basket. Some things are doing well and carrying on just fine. So I think you have two ways to look at things. You can carry on about the doom and gloom and be negative or you can try to remain positive. So I think I am going to try the positivity approach. I will let you know how that works out.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bed Head

I just wanted to take this opportunity to through out a huge shot out (not something I normally do) to Nicole for getting up with me at 5am to go to the gym this week. It was her first week getting up, and well it takes some will to drag yourself out of your warm toasty bed that early and head out into freezing weather. So good job baby you rock!

Monday, February 16, 2009

You Dirty Filthy Pig

Well I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Weekend or Singles Awareness Weekend. Either way it was a time to spend some time with the one you love, for me that was Nicole and lots of empty calorie food. I ate like pig, I can't believe I let myself get this way? I guess old habits are easy to fall back into especially when it brings you enjoyment. I would consider having my mouth wired shut, but if you know me, you know I love to hear myself talk so that wouldn't work. I think the answer is more piratical than that and should be easy for me, but it's not.

So I am asking some folks out there for some help? What works for you? I am exercising but I am having a lot of trouble with the eating healthier part. Maybe I just need Gordon Ramsey call me every morning and tell what a filthy pig I am. My problem is Spring is fast approaching and I am not going to look right in cycling garb. I could be ticketed by the police for indecent exposure. I could just see the ticket now, "spandex does not really mean one size fits all" You laugh but I break out in a cold sweat just thinking about the idea of spandex and a cycling jersey...YIKES!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the
people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe
that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If
it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just
promised it would be worth it.

I was sent that in a email last week from Nicole. Your standard issue mass email that most people delete or worse, they hit the reply all button, those people bother me. Okay so this is one of those "make you feel good" emails normally sent with a picture of sleeping cats that make you say ahhhh. I think it might be worth looking at it a little more carefully.

It starts off with the idea of not having regrets. It sounds quit simple, but I have several regrets that haunt me everyday. I shoulda coulda woulda is something that will leave you in knots. Sometimes I blame my current place in life on my regrets. Its pretty easy to do if you think about it, but currently, just to let you know, the haunting regrets are not really moving me forward. I struggle with it and I will hope I can share my regrets to insure someone else doesn't make some of the stupid mistakes i have made.

The next line is something that could be done more and should be unconscionably. "Love the people who treat you right." What a simple suggestion, but still I struggle with this too. Why? How stupid. In my normal day to day I encounter so many idiots, especially at work. And yet I get so worked up over these people who treat me bad, when I should be concentrating on those love me unconditionally. Honestly people really need to think before they speak. How nice would that be?

As we get to the next line I have to admit for the longest time I always said there was no such thing. "And believe everything happens for a reason." I never really believed that existed. Well literally I guess everything does happen for a reason. My problem I didn't always agree with that reason, so I didn't really like to hear it from anyone. Mostly because the only time I did hear it was when I was faced with tragedy or heartbreak. I didn't find it that comforting at the time. But looking back some of my greatest blessings came as a result of something happening then something else and so forth. Although its hard to see that when your heart is broken and you can't think that far ahead.

As this little email inspiration comes to a close it leaves me encouraged. "If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it." Wow, now this is Sunday TV preacher inspiring. Myself I struggle with this too because I wonder sometimes have I taken enough chances? Have I put myself out there enough to let a chance change my life. I believe this is something I need to work on. I still have a feeling deep down that my best days are ahead me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Sunday!

Okay, I am up before 8am on a Sunday, 8am.....? The Steelers must be in the Super Bowl. Here is a video to hold you over until 6:28pm.