Sunday, May 16, 2010

Loose in the Cage

Well it's no secret that I am not in fighting shape at the moment. I have been working out semi-regularly with mixed results since high school. I figured that it was time to start doing something about it. I know that you have probably seen the infomercials too, but P90X intrigued me. Now is this the secret recipe for weight loss and better shape that we've all been waiting for, probably not. When it comes to fitness, there are lots of roads to get where you want to go. The key is to keep driving. As of now, I am just starting my fourth week. Now I am not ripped to shreds yet, but I can slowly see changes starting. So far I like the variety and basicness of the exercises. The biggest thing I am getting is a humble attitude. Sometimes I can almost keep up with the people in the video, then theres other times, when I think what they are doing is CGI. Either way, I am going to write some more updates over the next 8-9 weeks about my progress. As of now, I am planning on doing another round right after this one is over. For now I will keep pressing play.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Commercial Acting

I am curious about the people who appear in commercials, especially commercials for medicines. Are they "serious" actors who are just trying to break into the business? Or, are they regular people who said screw it, I might as well be in the commercial for erectile dysfunction. Even if it was just for fun, wouldn't you be a little worried about people recognizing you and thinking you really are that guy? Now if you are serious about acting, is that really the springboard to work with Spielberg? I just can't see them hearing, "We loved you in the Levitra ad, we want you to star in a romantic comedy with Halle Berry." What about the band that plays Viva Viagra, do you think they are on iTunes, or tour the country? As I have said before, I would definitely buy the band's album. They can play in any style you want.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gross and good

So were pretty pumped up today because Whit's sheet from Preschool said that he used the potty today. We have been debating about starting potty training with him anyway so we thought it was a good sign. Tonight I was trying to pump him up about it and took him to the bathroom. I had him stand up on a little stool to give it a try. So he's standing there trying his best and he slips and falls forward. He didn't get hurt but was pretty upset that his hand went in the toilet. I felt so bad for him, but was a little relieved that he knew his hand in the toilet was gross. Such is the life with boys.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Well it's been a while.

I can't remember the last time I posted something on here. I have had good intentions, but we all know where those lead. I am doubling my efforts, and am going to write more often. I know my huge fanbase has been waiting with baited breath. Mainly I am writing this, because it means more if I write it instead of just think it. I am going to shoot for at least 2-3 times a week. I am thinking smaller and more streamlined. So just sit back, relax, and wait for the next post.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My favorite sing-a-longs

Let me start this by saying that I can't sing. I am well aware of my vocal shortcomings. The only times I ever sing are in church, in the car alone, and occasionally at a tailgate. I know I'm not the only one who likes to sing in the car. Here are some of my favorites to sing along to.
  1. Hurricane, by Bob Dylan. I think maybe it's because Bob Dylan isn't the best singer that I feel like I can pull this one off. Best part: At one time he could'a been, the Champion of the world. You can listen and watch it here
  2. Tennessee Whiskey, You never called me by my name, Long-Haired Redneck, all by David Allan Coe. I saw DAC live once at the Georgia Theatre. He was drunk, sang some weird songs, and sang everything too fast, but it was awesome. Anybody who puts braids in their beard and wears cornrows at 65+ has got it going on.
  3. Uneasy Rider, Charlie Daniels Band. Now I know as well as you that he really doesn't sing, but again, I can't carry a tune in a bucket. Best Part: But before he could move I grabbed me a chair and said watch him folks, cause he's a thoroughly dangerous man.
  4. Bust a Move, Young MC. Still stands the test of time. Classic. Best Part: all of it.
  5. Let her Cry, Hootie and the Blowfish. The beginning is unreal. I will repeat the beginning verse a couple of times when my ipod shuffles to this song. Couldn't find a good version on youtube sorry.
  6. Poncho and Lefty, Willie Nelson. I nailed this song on Sing Star. It was so improbable, I was accused of cheating on a video game, even though everyone heard me sing it.

These are just some of my favorites. Too bad you won't ever hear me sing one, unless you sneak in my car, or come tailgate with us in Athens. What are your favorites to sing by yourself?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Awkwardness at the Gym

Today when I showed up at the gym to workout, I was confronted by an awkward situation. I am sad to say that I seem to be faced with this situation about once a month, which is more than a little too often. I am talking about gratutious nakedness in the lockerroom. Let me stop you before you even start to defend said nakedness. I can accept a reasonable amount of nakedness in the lockerroom. I get it, we all have to change clothes. Most people go about their business, keep their eyes in their locker and get dressed as fast as possible. The guy today was way out of line. I enter the lockerroom and am immediately confronted with an older gentlemen, approximately 60, standing sans clothes in front of the sinks and mirror. Besides the obvious clothes missing, I noticed he didn't have anything with him. No towel, washcloth, toothbrush, shaving kit, water bottle, or paper towel. This by itself wouldn't be a big deal either if he was just passing through that area. As I am getting dressed, I hear another older gentlemen enter and head for the sinks. He of course, starts a conversation with the naked guy. At this point, the naked guy has been at the sinks for at least 7 minutes with no items anywhere to be found. The two old guys start talking about surgeries, and naked guy tells his two hip replacement stories. Dreading it, but knowing that I had no other option, I headed past them to get to the restroom. I had to slink along the wall to avoid naked guy because he is standing in the middle of the path flexing his hips talking about operation recovery. As I high-tailed it out of there, along the wall to avoid any kind of brush-up, I again confirmed there was nothing anywhere around this guy. No logical explanation for his extended stay in the sink area. I was actually nervous when I came back in the locker room after my workout that he would still be there. So consider this a P.S.A., everyone has the right to nakedness in the locker room, but this right should be used in moderation. Please, for the Love!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

9 Things I love about my wife

In honor of our Ninth wedding anniversary. Here is a list in no particular order of just 9 of the millions of things I love about my wife.

  1. The green in her eyes.
  2. The way she asks questions about what is getting ready to happen in movies and tv shows.
  3. She always tries to see the good in people.
  4. She encourages my sense of humor even if she doesn't understand it.
  5. Her smile.
  6. She watches ultimate fighting with me, and adds comments like "I wish they would do something already, no one wants to see them hug"
  7. She is a terrific mother to our boys.
  8. I can normally crack her up at inappropriate times.
  9. She loves me back.

Happy anniversary Debbie. I Love You!