Monday, September 10, 2012

101 in 1001... Do it.

I've been neglecting this blog, but after last summer that's an awesome thing. That means I haven't been spending as much time strapped to a chair pounding out post like before. That means, that I've been taking advantage of a healthier life and have been getting out and living it up. Which is what brings me here today.

A buddy of mine was talking to me about his list and how he's been mentally checking items off, I can't say the same for myself. I know I've done some of the things on my list but now-a-day's it seems I'm more stoked about killing a task rather than putting it on blast. I think I've gotten to the point to where I can accomplish some things so fast that I'm mentally on to the next one already.

Example: As of my last accomplished post, nearly 4 months ago, where I took out three tasks, I have now accomplished ELEVEN more. Some even more than once. Woo Hoo!

Here's a brief look at what I've been up to...

18. Cook/Make something from my Pinterest
- In June I got all crafty and shit. Yeah, that's what I call it cause I'm a man. Haha. So I set out to Hobby Lobby, like a BOSS bought some supplies and created some custom ink for my Disc Golf discs.

21. Create short movies with videos (Clips) I've taken.
- So yeah, I've been making it a habit to capture more video. I've got a son who changes everyday and I want to remember that in a way still pictures can't capture. If this wasn't a lame blog, I'd actually have a video loaded for you to watch but... Well, I don't. My bad, next time.

39. Go Skinny Dipping.
- Done. And Done.

47. Go to the track and play the horses. 
- I wanna say we went twice this season. Nothing exciting happened, I didn't win big but I did win enough to keep playing and drinking and that's good enough for me. The next season starts soon so I'll be out placing bets this fall.

48. Go Tubing.
- Last summer was a long and slow burning summer, spending most of it injured had me determined to make the most of the sun season after rahab. And this video is just a snippet of that.

75. Record more video.

- Uhh... I guess this one goes hand in hand with #21.

80. Score within 5 strokes to par.
- Damn, I've been doing this for a while now. Granted it's at my "home course" where I have to opportunity to play at least once a week. But, I'm not taking anything away from this accomplishment, especially when my first score at the course (January 2012) was PLUS 26. Since January 19th, 2012 I have been scoring consistently anywhere from 0 to +4 and learning the game more and more each time.

88. Train More. Train Harder.
- After my injury I've realized more than ever than I need to get back to focuses on my health and fitness. I can proudly say that since January I've spent more time working out outside and lifting weights than I have been in recent years past. I've seen changes in my strength, in the way clothes fit and I feel better about myself. It doesn't stop here though... Next year I want to look at pictures of myself from this time and be exciting about how much better I look and feel.

93. Vacation at the beach.
- I can't believe I hadn't blogged about this already. Especially since I went twice and each time was a great trip. In fact we had such a great time that The Wife and I are hoping to make the trips an annual event. Our first trip was with a couple of friends in April, we enjoyed a childless, stree-free no rules vacation in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. Can't wait 'till next year. Our second vacation was just as much fun with the family in Galveston, Texas with a stop in Brenham for a tour and taste of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

97. Win a Super Saturday (Disc Golf).
- This one's is almost out of my control. By that I mean, I have to actually play people to win. And since I've gotten better  I haven't had very many opportunities to throw with my crew. Summer is a busy time and as adults we've all got schedules and plans, family events and shopping at Home Depot or Bed Bath & Beyond. But in June I finally played the and beat the guys in my regular crew, for those counting, that's only 6 months after my very first round. #DiscountDoubleCheck


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lennon & Maisy = Music

OMG! I Love these girls... In the whole, If music be the food of love, play on, kinda way. So much so, that I actually typed "OMG". Lennon the, the oldest, has a smokey smooth voice and Maisy's harmonies are on point, their talent is far beyond their years. Alright that's enough from me, check out the videos below. Oh by the way, they're only 12 & 8 years old. 

Lennon & Maisy Stella - Call Your Girlfriend ~ COVER 

Maisy Stella - Secret ~ COVER

I can't tell you how many times I've watched their videos, let's just say that I actually had Call Your Girlfriend on repeat at work... And then played it several more times at home and now as I type this I'm listening to it again. 

From those one hundred or so times I noticed that the video quality is always good and the recording equipment looks pretty solid too. And in one video, dayamn, you see a huge selection of albums on shelves. I figured these weren't just some cute little girls riding a YouTube wave, so, off to the internets I went. I found that they are daughters to Country/Pop duo Brad & MaryLynne Stella (The Stellas). Now that's a family business. I wish these girls and their family the best, I'm sure we'll all hear from them soon, I just hope their music is in line with their covers and the industry doesn't try to make them some silly pop act. We need music on the radio again, there is entirely too much nonsensical talentless noise spewing from speaker these days. 

The Stellas - Riding in the Back Seat

Monday, May 07, 2012

Three more down. #36, #72, #89.

#36 Get paid more or get a new job.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! It’s about time! My pockets will be slightly heavier every month.

#72 Play the lottery.

Pretty self explanatory, and horribly unexciting. If I was a big winner this would be a better post.

#89 Transition to Apple (iCal, Notes, Reminders, etc) exclusively.

While I don’t think much of Siri, I do appreciate the ability of having everything I need in one central place. That place being, my Apple products, it’s extremely convenient to have my schedule, pictures, music and notes with me at all times, so I’ve made an effort to add and include everything on my phone and computer.

Time to add $15 to the pot. [See: The List #31]. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

#92 Update iTunes Content. DONE.

This desperately needed to happen but I sit in front of a desk for 8 hours a day Monday – Friday, so when I get off of work the last thing I want to do is jump in front of another desk for more “work”. Shit, I don’t even really like plopping down and watching TV. Exactly the reason why I missed the last few episodes of Hung, True Blood (I actually just had to Google “HBO vampire show” ‘cause I forgot what it was called) and The Walking Dead. And right now my DVR is flooded with unwatched episodes of The Office, Community, Central Texas Gardner & The Daytripper. And yet, I’ve spent money on the best computer I could afford (once you go iMac you don’t go back) and in my opinion the best television of anyone I personally know. But that TV is for Football season, GO IRISH, Go Cowboys!

Anyhow, The Wife and I along with a couple of friends of ours had a vacation planned to South Padre Island, so I needed to update my iTunes to make room on my iPhone (Note to self, buy a larger capacity phone next time). I’m a music junky, it’s been with me since I can remember. Music is a time machine that transports you to a moment in your life. Just the other day I heard a snippet of song in passing, I can’t for the life of me think of title or author, but when I heard it I was instantly taken back to the days of loose clothing, messy hair covered by a sweat stained cap and high school hallways… Oh, it was a country song. Haha. What I’m trying to get at is, I have so much music that I can’t even fit it all on my phone and that’s even after losing hundred’s of tracks when an old computer caught a virus and corrupted all the media.

I got to the point where I couldn’t even snap pictures with my phone because I had no space. So one afternoon, I sat down and freed up some much needed space. That's exactly what my phone needed… However, the freed up space has me thinking about new songs and albums I want. It’ll never end.

#92 DONE.

Here’s a picture from our trip, that my roomy phone was able to capture. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Two Down... #13 & #23.

#13 Clean out closets & drawers.

I can't remember exactly when, but one day I decided that I was tired of sifting through socks and "drawls" I never wear, so I decided that day was a good day to clean'em out. I grabbed a Hefty bag and took care of bih-ness, filling it with brand new dress socks, sparkling white crew socks, boxers that hadn't seen anything but the back of the drawer in years, undershirts & shorts. 

Once that task was done, I headed towards the closet... I-ight, if any of you know me, you know I have entirely too many clothes, everything from high school crap (I graduated over 10 years ago) to some really nice dress clothes. So this task was gonna take a bit of control, let go of old crap, and yes even a few T's that haven't quite fit well in years and probably hadn't been worn for years longer. At last count I had, I don't know, easily over 60 T-shirts. That's ridiculous, seeing as only 10 or so are in regular rotation. Anyhow, I hit the closet with the furry of a newborn's stuffed animal. Hey, it's hard to let go, who knows when I'll want to that Crockett High School T-shirt again (Note: I didn't even attend that school) haha. I'm not a hoarder or anything, far from it but who knows maybe my son will want one of those random t's someday. In the end, I did get rid of a good amount of T's, some dress shirts, dress pants, shorts and shoes. DONE!

Which leads to...

#23 Donate clothes I no longer wear.

With a FULL Hefty loaded in my ride, I rolled into a Goodwill and donated my goods. I will always be a supporter of thrifting and thrift stores, as a child a lot of my family's clothes were from donated goods and even to this day I still enjoy going to thrift shops in search of hidden treasures. I know someone out there is enjoying some new duds as much as I did and that makes me happy. 

For those of you keeping score that is now $10 more added to the pot for these accomplishments (see: MY LIST #31). 

12 Rounds of 101 in 1001 DONE.

If you've been following [You should be :)], you may have noticed that I've started a whole new set of 101 in 1001. If you haven't been following, shame on you haha, let me fill you in...

On March 13th I started 101 things to do in 1001 days, which ends December 9th, 2014. The project is simple, you set 101 goals (anything) that you'd like to accomplish and then you've got 1001 days to attempt, complete and/or fail. Easy.

I've been doing this for a little over a month now and I am thoroughly surprised as to how well I'm doing. Surprised not because I didn't think I'd accomplish many of my goals but because I am pretty much slaying the list at this point. As of April 20th I have completed 12 more goals which I'm pretty excited about. 

This post is just a teaser [Give me a break, I'm blogging "on the clock"] post but I will dedicate a post to each individual accomplishment soon, so check back often and enjoy.

Monday, April 23, 2012