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Its offiicially time to quit...

I have to give up the hooch!

I have realized that my motto used to be live the cleanest and most present lifestyle possible. Somewhere along the way, I decided to give in and throw that away. It could have been peer pressure or it could have been weakness on my part. The reality is that I take full responsibility for my choices.

This weekend, my cousin and I threw down like we were in college all over again. I drank more in two days than in an entire year. Redbull and vodka are great, just not in college level quantities. Hear me out, Im not stopping because of my age. Age has nothing to do with it. Matter of fact, if you take care of yourself and eat right and work out, you maintain fitness levels throughout and decrease the oxidative process (something which drinking does the exact opposite of).

I am quitting the hooch because, I realize it clouds my head. I came home yesterday and slept from 4pm until 5:30 this morning. I am still in a fog and feel like I have been on a ship for 1…

The value of time

Thank you Mom. I love you.

Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up.

Read quietly then send it back on its journey

To realize The value of a sister/ brother Ask someone Who doesn't have one.

To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.

To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate.

To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to a premature baby..

To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize The value of one minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize The value of one-second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when You can share it with someone special. To realize the value of a friend or family member: LOSE ONE. T…

Day 6: Harrisonburg, VA to Charlottesville and then Reston, VA

So today, I slept in, 630. I know, I am such a slacker. Marlin woke up with me and informed me that he needed to go to the bathroom first since he was the older and wiser of us. I agreed and got dressed and walked him around til he did his business. After that I headed to Mickey D's for some coffee and an egg mcmuffin. I had at least an hour drive ahead of me to get to Nate and Chelsea's. The quick snack and coffee were good and it kept me awake for the drive, along with some great music.

Upon arriving to Chelseas, I was greeted by a shoe-less Chelsea whose tootsies were getting cold. She invited me up as she ran up the steps in her spry and cute little spring step she has. She showed me the apartment and walked me out to her porch where we sat in the sun. Nate came out and greeted me and was off to the store to get some groceries for breakfast. It wasn't long that I was greeted by the ever so polite Cyrus. Cyrus is one of the cutest kids I have ever laid eyes on. Not only …

Album Review: Catching a Tiger-Lissie

Enjoy this album alot.  Her voice is very gritty and real and every song has tons of emotion in it.  I would not recommend just downloading one song, try the whole album.

Day 5-Nashville, TN to Harrisonburg, VA

So today started off good. I woke up at 5:30 am and said goodbye to my great friend Ann and the two pups, Lizzy and Winston. FYI, Lizzy is the cutest thing I have ever seen. They all said goodbye and I hopped over to the nearest Waffled house to grab a cheese omelet with toast and coffee. Marlin and I were on the road by 6:30 at the latest.

I was going to try and drive the whole way to Reston but decided to stop about 2 hours out so that I could visit with my friend Chelsea, her husband, Nate and the two boys forrest and Cyrus. I picked Harrisonburg since they had a remodeled motel 6. Along the way, I stopped at a rest stop and played with Marlin. He needed the exercise and I pretty much wore him out.

We arrived safely at Harrisonburg and got checked in by the nicest lady on the face of the planet. She had been having a bad day but told me I was the sweetest person she had dealt with all day. That made me happy. Marlin and I ventured to Outback where I had an amazing potato soup with a…

Day 4: Van Buren, Arkansas to Nashville, TN

Today was enjoyable. The drive wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and I got to see a gorgeous sunrise. For those of you that harass me about being up so early, try it sometime and see a great sunrise, you will change your tone.

I got to eat at one of my favorite places. Since we don't have them in Cali, which by the way, If I have anything to do about that, will change soon. I want to see about bringing the franchise out west. It would do great.

There has been no bad weather to speak of. It started cold and got warm (from Flagstaff to Van Buren) and is beginning to get cool again as i get closer to the east coast. Marlin was awesome as usual and i tried to stop every two or three hours to get him out for a potty break.

All in all it was a good day. I got to my friend Ann's place at about 3:30 or 4. We were happily greeted by Lizzy and Winston, but not so much by Pickle, the stray cat. Ann and I spent the latter part of the evening catching up on the past few years. She lo…

Day 3-Tecumcari, New Mexico to Van Buren, Arkansas

Todays drive was pretty uneventful. Nothing really exciting to report. I did see the largest cross in the Northern hemisphere. It was somewhere in texas and it was impressive. I would like to make a kite that big. That would be fun.

Marlin was great today. He slept a lot and let me know when he had to used the restroom by poking his head up in the back. I would stop at the nearest rest area or micky d's and grab some coffee and take him for a walk.

I did stop just outside of Van Buren at a park and played with Marlin until he was beat. Its funny cause even when a dog is tired, he will still play. Marlin is no exception to that rule.

I liked the picture above with the light coming through the tree. We made it to Van Buren with no problem. Marlin was a hungry boy and ate his weight in dog food (i swear it seemed that way) at least 4 cups worth. He is such a great dog. So sweet and amiable. I hope to become more like him daily.

So far no complaints about this trip. I could definitely do …

Day 2-Flagstaff to Tecumcari

So today started off pretty early. Alarm went off at 6 am and Marlin was right there to greet me to let me know its time to go outside and do his business. I stayed at a motel 6 and i have to say I am very impressed. Some of the hotels have undergone rennovation and actually have flat screen rooms (not so much in Tecumcari, but hey what can you expect for 30 bucks a night). Yes...I am staying at motel 6 and I can already hear the scoffs..."OMG that is disgusting" or "I wouldn't be caught dead in a motel 6", well my thought on that is quite simply, get over yourself. Somewhere along the line we feel entitled to luxury. My theory on that is, there are people in third world countries that would kill to have a nice roof over their head or running water, so this to me is a luxury in a sense. A place that I can clean myself off, and get a good nights rest...I digress

I started the day off with a great omlette at a local restaurant recommended by my amazing friend Laur…

Day 1 to Flagstaff

So I left Cali at 3 in the afternoon after getting everything together. The drive out was easy and there was no traffic to speak of. I hit the 78 over to the 15 and then caught the 40. I was with my trusty rear window pilot, Marlin. He would let me know when it was time to stop for a potty break and boy did he get excited anytime we stopped.

So the drive was really uneventful. I stopped once for gas just outside of barstow and because it was nighttime, there wasn't a lot of photography to be had. I promise to get better shots today. I will say it is cold in Flagstaff (low 20s). This california boy is not used to that, but thanks to my mom and her Scandinavian blood, I am able to adapt pretty well.

Marlin and I are leaving soon and not sure where we will stop. Somewhere around the 500 mile mark.

I have said it a million times before, its the journey, never the destination. Hope you have a great day!

Until next time...

More monday Humor

I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed..hmmmm

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years

I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.


Funny humor for monday

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-Ray? I don't want to have to re…