Sunday, July 24, 2011

Try the grey stuff, its delicious.

I stole this from my old blog, it was one of my favorite posts!

Kids, I have got a confession to make to you guys. I hope you guys are ready for this. I mean, this is kinda huge for me. It's something I really need to get off my chest.

You ready?

Here goes...

I love food.

WHEW! Man, that was hard. I have been wanting to get that off my chest...errr....gut for the longest time now.

Like lets take a look at my history with food. 

Pre-Birth: From hearsay conversations I hear that I quite enjoyed Taco Bell and White Castle while still in the womb. Screw that pickles and ice cream crap, I wanted my 35% beef mix! 
More Like 35% Cocaine! That stuffs addicting!

Birth and subsequent few months: Typical baby food. Dude, this stuff is amazing, its like pre-chewed food without all the saliva! Its pureed deliciousness. Seriously, next time you have an inkling pick up a jar of banana baby food. Greatest decision of your life.

First few years of my life: I ate roughly 3 times a day. You know, whatever mom had cooking. Believe me, though I loved food. Look at my childhood pictures, I am the poster boy for eating. 
Yup, that about sums it up. 

Early Teen Years: This is where it starts to get good. I eat all the good food I can find, spend big money in school to get the pizza. We used to have eating contests at lunch in middle school to see who could eat the most flaming hot cheetos. It was a blast! 

Late Teen Years: OMG! Entering the work force was amazing! The Food industry is like my bread and butter! I've worked at Taco Bell...which has since before birth been my favorite establishment. I've worked at   Chevy's Fresh Mex, Dave and Busters, and Panera Bread Co. Dude. Food is my life. I eat EVERY DAY! Thats hard core dedication. Some people don't see their own wives or kids every day...just saying...this love runs deep. Like gastro-intestinal deep.

Current: I eat all the time! When I am at work, I eat good ol' sammiches. At home I love to experiment in the kitchen! Cooking is an art, not a science, and I love to create new culinary delights, even if it means sifting through the not so delectable dishes...its seriously saturating my life. As long as its not transfatting it then we are ok!

Alright, this post is running entirely too long, and its just about food.

Here to end the post are a few of my own quotes about food.

"What it really comes down to in deciding if she's the 'one' or not, is whether she's the kind of woman that stirs the whipped cream into a drink, or lets it sit til the very end."


"It's (food) totally one of God's greatest gifts to humanity. Dude when he created taste that was like my favorite part about creation. Hands down."

"Food is the best. I am convinced that amazing culinary creations are a part of God's redemption of mankind."

"This is so delicious! The fat tastes like cheese!"

Yeah, this is why I was a fatty.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lemon Law

In Today is a pretty boring day. But I am in an exceptional mood. Weighed in at the recruiters this morning, and I am down another 3% body fat in the last two weeks. I am so close to my weight goal for joining. Only a few more weeks to go.

As to the content of today's blog. I am gonna talk about my favorite show on television at the moment. How I Met Your Mother.

This show is brilliant. The characters are funny, believable, and you can get easily attached to them. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, its a sitcom in its 7th season about a man who is telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. The show spans a few years in the life of Ted Moseby and his friends having a bunch of adventures in NYC. There are a ton of jokes and lines from the show that people reference in real life.

One of my favorites is the Lemon Law. This usually applies to cars, and when you first buy them, you can decide they aren't for them, they can return them. in the show though, Barney Stinson, played by the wonderful Neil Patrick Harris, applies it to the first 5 minutes of a date. If he decides that he doesn't like the woman within the first 5 minutes, he Lemon Laws them, and ends the date. It's freaking hilarious when he does it. All his friends think its stupid and will never catch on, but then late in the episode a girl actually Lemon Laws him. Brilliant.

The show is filled with amazing moments that will make you laugh, cry, and have emotions you never knew a sitcom could bring out in you. Its pretty awesome though. I love it. 

So yeah, thats how boring my life is...I have to write a blog post about How I Met Your Mother. Hopefully life gets a little bit more interesting in the next few days. If you want, you can always check out my other blog on It's documenting my marathon training. Comment and follow me there as well!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A code of ethics.

I was reading one of my friends blogs, and they stumbled upon the native american code of ethics. Its really interesting, and it has a lot of really good points and morals that can be applied to life.

Here they are.

Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
 The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
 Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem 
from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others
 to make your path for you. It is your road, and 
yours alone. Others may walk it with you, 
but no one can walk it for you.
Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.
 Serve them the best food, give them the best
 bed and treat them with respect and honor.
Do not take what is not yours whether from 
a person, a community, the wilderness or from a
 culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
Respect all things that are placed upon 
this earth – whether it be people or plant.
Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. 
Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them.
Allow each person the right to personal expression.
Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative 
energy that you put out into the universe
 will multiply when it returns to you.
All persons make mistakes.
And all mistakes can be forgiven.
Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind,
 body and spirit. Practice optimism.
Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us.
 They are part of your worldly family.
Children are the seeds of our future. Plant 
love in their hearts and water them with
 wisdom and life’s lessons. When they 
are grown, give them space to grow.
Avoid hurting the hearts of others.
The poison of your pain will return to you.
Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the
 test of one’s will within this universe.
Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual 
self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need 
to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out 
the body to strengthen the mind. Grow 
rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
Make conscious decisions as to who 
you will be and how you will react. Be
responsible for your own actions.
Respect the privacy and personal space of
others. Do not touch the personal property of
others – especially sacred and religious 
objects. This is forbidden.
Be true to yourself first. You cannot
 nurture and help others if you cannot
nurture and help yourself first.
Respect others religious beliefs.
 Do not force your belief on others.
Share your good fortune with others. 
Participate in charity.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Aspire to Perspire.

Hey guys! I set up another blog that I am gonna use to document my half marathon training!

Check it out at

I will be updating that one on a daily basis about my training regiment.

That leaves this one here to be more of my creative and funny side. So I promise that soon I will be updating and posting some good stuff that I can find!

So go check out my other blog, follow and comment!

Question of the Day: Are you gonna follow my other blog?!??!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sleepless in Starbucks (Which happens to be based in Seattle)

Man I am tired today. I stayed out late last night to go see Horrible Bosses with my cousin and his girlfriend. The movie was pretty funny, but overall was just another lame comedy. One of those ones where almost all the funny parts are in the previews. But still I enjoyed it for the most part.

Then I had to get up early this morning for Church, which was awesome. It was a really good service, and a lot of passion and spirit moving in the congregation. Always love that.

But today was also the first day I closed at Starbucks. I went in at 2. and got off around 11. Not a terrible shift...but I was already sorta tired, and I didn't want to overload on caffeine cause I am starting my training tomorrow. Work was hot, cause it was like 98 outside and there are a ton of huge windows and the drive through window constantly opening. So that sucked my energy. Then it was pretty busy for a sunday night, and then I had to learn how to close everything down. What really sucks though is that my manager didn't realize that today I had to close when he made next weeks schedule....and I have to open tomorrow. So now I have to be at work in 5 and half hour. That sucks. Tomorrow is gonna be tough...

Welp, not a lot else to go on. I am considering starting a second blog to document my training and such, that way I am not boring all of you guys with it (of course its not like ranting about my random life is that much better...I promise to actually start posting interesting and humorous posts as soon as I get my hectic schedule figured out).

Alrighty then, I am off. Heres today's question. What is your happiest childhood memory. The one that sticks out the most for you.

Alright! Have a great day guys!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I blame Harry...its all his fault!

Hey guys. Sorry for no updates or checking in on my followers in the last two days. I got a little overwhelmed by life.

So I decided to run this half-marathon, and I am committed to doing that, So I am adding an extra couple of hours a day sometimes to train. Thats killing a lot of my free time. But Thursday night in particular was extra busy. I worked that morning from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Then I attempted to nap for a few hours so I could stay up late for the Harry Potter premier. Then that ended at around 2:30 in the morning, and I had to work at 4:30 in the morning. Needless to say, working at Starbucks I had a lot of espresso that morning. Then I got home around 1:00 p.m. and I took a nap, then the family had a bunch of friends over for a big bbq. So the last two days have just been swamped. But this weekend is a little more chill, and I am prioritizing my time a little better so normal updates and getting around to reading all my followers blogs will resume!

In other news, I narrowed down the exact training program I am gonna follow for the next 9 weeks til my half-marathon. I am pretty excited about it. Its tough, but manageable for someone of my stature. I will be starting it on Monday, so I will keep you guys updated as to how my training is going!

Alright, well I am off to get sushi for dinner tonight (YUM!), so thats all for now folks!

Question of the day: What is the longest you have ever stayed awake consecutively, and what, if any, sort of caffeinated products did you use to keep yourself up?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Off to a Great Start!

Today I looked up and got the date for my half marathon. Its September 24th. So I have 10 weeks to prep and get in shape enough to run it.

Thats a little bit daunting actually...but I know that I can do it.

Tonight I got out and just ran to see what I could do. I finished two miles feeling actually pretty darn good, but I didn't want to push to hard on my first day, so I walked/jogged another mile and a half, and called it a day. Tomorrow is gonna be a light mile long jog, and strength training day to get a little rest, and then I will actually start the official training program I decided on.

I am feeling pretty pumped about it. Its a goal thats within my reach, but is challenging enough to really push me out of my comfort zone and kick my butt into shape. I am excited to see how far I can go at the end of these 10 weeks. Hopefully its the full 13.1 miles, but even if I have to walk some of it, its a testament to how far I can really push myself if I try.

Other than that, today was pretty chill. Not a whole lot to elaborate on.

So, Question for the day today. Would you ever compete in a timed race of considerable distance such as a 10k, half-marathon, marathon, etc?