Best remote control invention ever.

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Remote with bottle opener built-in.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/e712/?cpg=151H&link

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Kettlebell 101

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Just bought my first kettlebell!  Shockingly nobody carries them around here.   Well, just the little 5, 8, 10 pound ones.  I like how kettlebells started as “Here’s a big ball of metal with a handle on it.”  I started reading about kettlebells somewhere around 15 years ago, and back then you just used “a kettlebell” and that was it. (at least that is how I remember it…)  It was heavy, and you had to deal with it.  Now the marketing people have gotten a hold of them and there are tons of different sizes, colors, coatings, and even “soft” ones that conform to the shape of your forearm so you don’t get a sore spot.  Aww, how sweet…

That being said, there’s no way I could deal with a 53 lb. (24 kilo) kettlebell right now, so I opted for smaller since they are available.  I only picked up a 25 lb. one but was looking for a 35-40.  Couldn’t find one in a store except Dick’s and they wanted $90 for 45 lbs.  I got mine for $38 which is $1.55/pound.  Dick’s wanted $2.00/pound.  Ouch. At least I’m not paying shipping. 🙂

Can’t do THIS with dumbbells!

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rrrrrrrrrrrrr

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Rocket's laptop pillow. The last time she did this she actually typed a bunch of random stuff in Notepad and then deleted all of it with the Backspace key. No joke.

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6 months

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

6 months. That’s a good interval to update a blog, right?

The worst part is people are still viewing it. No hiding that I haven’t worked on this AT ALL, eh? 🙂

Will update soon! Current obsession this week: The 4 Hour Body. (www.fourhourbody.com). Awesome book, great concept. Reminds me of years ago when I worked at GNC and we would read all the books and magazines. The only one that ever made sense, produced results in all of us, and usually went against ALL the other publications, was Muscle Media by Bill Philips, founder of EAS. This book reminds me of that period in my life a lot.

More to follow! Can’t you feel the anticipation of my eloquence to come?

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great Ibanez website

May 3, 2010 2 comments

Well, since trading my guitar(s) won’t get me anything I want, I’ve decided to “learn to love” the floating bridge on my Ibanez Prestige S-series. Really…. it’s a nice guitar, just a PITA.

Check out this site:

www.ibanezrules.com

Cool guy…  got an email response in 2 minutes!

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too much coffee, too little inspiration

April 26, 2010 1 comment

I’ve gotten in the habit of drinking two large “K-cups” of coffee at the office practically every day. I don’t usually notice how awake it keeps me because my wife’s work schedule gets her home at 11:45pm. Being up until she gets home isn’t a big deal, even if normally I would have been in bed for at least an hour at that point.

Since my sister passed away this January I’ve reopened my eyes to some of the more “eastern” cultures and traditions. She seemed to do only things that she loved, and only had possessions that were either essential or inspirational. As we packed up her apartment we noticed that everything was either a bare essential (a horribly cheap, burnt, and dinged saucepan) or something she absolutely loved (a single really nice Calphalon 10″ skillet). I was thoroughly impressed with this lifestyle and have been trying to rediscover meditation for myself.

I just sat down with a guided meditation mp3 that I’ve used about 2 times so far and could NOT sit still or concentrate (or not concentrate, I should say). It was bad. I was meditating and checking my email on my phone. Ridiculous. I gave up after about 5 minutes.

So the whole point of this post was to talk about TED (not The Energy Detective…). I’m feeling severely lacking in the inspiration department and after the meditation fiasco quickly jumped online to search for something worth reading.  I’ve seen some very deep, profound, and inspirational things on TED.   I’ve also seen things that were quite silly but still made you think.

Just thought I’d post a link.  This site is definitely worth perusing for a few hours or days.  You can find something in pretty much any field.  Very much recommended.

www.TED.com

here is a great one.  Synthetic Happiness vs. Natural Happiness

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lazy weekend

April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Let’s see… almost 90 degrees on Friday, high 50’s and windy on Saturday, 38 degrees Saturday night… I can’t keep it straight. We all feel like we’re on the verge of being sick all the time.

Hanging out at home with the wife, watching Formula One and Ninja Warrior, perfectly content.

Have to go start our next big job tomorrow and need to get our Control4 stuff together for the office. Then it’s off to see Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, and Valiant Thorr Tuesday night at Ram’s Head Live.

This should be an interesting week.

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