Archive for the 'Life' Category

You Really Can Do Anything You Want To

Yes, I know that you really can do anything that you decide you truly want to.

I can honestly say that I have been able to achieve everything I ever truly wanted to. That’s not to say that I don’t have regrets or things that I wish I had done that I didn’t. But I know that the only reason that I didn’t is because I wasn’t ready to commit the necessary time, dedication, energy and get over my fears.I believe that there are two primary reasons that people don’t accomplish what they want to in life and often don’t even try: Fear and Laziness. That’s it in a nutshell.

successNow, please don’t interpret this as the rantings of an arrogant, pompous ass. I am quite aware that I am not perfect. I am just realistic about life.

To give you a bit of background on my life, I came from a “broken home”. The term itself sounds like a ready made excuse for all the failings of my life. I grew up with my mother and sister in a less than perfect childhood. We never had enough money to pay all the bills. We moved often, I was never able to have enduring relationships and as a result, found myself by default, an outsider. Never quite fitting in, but always trying.

This had the beneficial side effect of making me very self reliant as I had no family to coddle me nor sources of easy money or help. I learned that if I wanted to get things and get places (literally and figuratively), I had to find a way to do it myself.

My First Real Job

Probably one of the best things that ever happened to me was deciding that I wanted to make money. When I was very young, I’d mow the neighbor’s lawns for some extra money. Later I worked handing out flyers and other “kid” jobs. When my family moved to the suburbs, I got a high school job at McDonald’s. This is the greatest experience I could have ever gotten and taught me an immense amount of life skills and experience. Continue reading ‘You Really Can Do Anything You Want To’

New Bling! Breitling Super Avenger Purchase and Pictures

Breitling Super AvengerSo what can I say? I must have been a VERY good boy this year. The chick bought me a Breitling Super Avenger. She gave it to me as a combo present for pretty much every holiday for the rest of the year due to the cost.

I’ve been eyeing the Breitling Super Avenger for about a year now and even tried it on once in the store. The problem is that I don’t have the balls to pay $4,000 for a watch on my own. I just had a lot of trouble justifying it to myself. Now that’s not to say that I’m cheap. I would have no problem at all spending that money on my wife and I actually have been known to buy her pretty expensive things.

That being said, I’m not sure where my interest in Breitling came from, but I definitely started noticing them more and more over the last several years. I considered Rolex, but that has the air of a stuffy old man’s watch (I’m sure I’ll get heat from the Rolex fans for that), I also looked at Omega, but it just didn’t catch my eye. Continue reading ‘New Bling! Breitling Super Avenger Purchase and Pictures’

Technorati Tags: ,

I May Have Sleep Apnea

A few weeks ago, my wife went to the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor as she had seen something on TV about cleaning out your ears with some kind of solution that you get from the pharmacy. Inspired, she jaunted off to the local CVS and got the goods and fired it off into her ears. Promptly after applying this magical elyxir she couldn’t hear jack out of one ear.

She goes for an appointment at the ENT, where they find that some dissolved wax was stuck to her ear drum. They pulled out a mini shop vac and sucked off the offending matter and all is well. Then my wife asked a fateful (for me) question: “Can I still wear ear plugs?”. Which is answered with a question from the doc, “why do you wear ear plugs?”. The answer of course, is because I snore when I sleep. Not your normal honking through your nose snoring, but more like I take a breath then hold my breath then suddenly fire it out. The wife says it sounds like I stop breathing and make a ruccus starting up again. Well that’s all it took for the doc, “It sounds to me like your husband is the one that should be here, not you”. Continue reading ‘I May Have Sleep Apnea’

Technorati Tags: ,