I think this is the first Thanksgiving I've spent alone. Another first in a year of firsts, I suppose.The plan was to spend Thanksgiving at my parents' house. My brother and his family and my Gramps were all gonna be there (actually, they were).So...taking a step back. My mom had hernia surgery last week. And … Continue reading Pulling a Macaulay Culkin
Chairs to you, mate.No. I really don't know a better way to start a Tuesday post than throwing a pic and bad pun. It is, after all. as American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, if they could have figured out how to work it in, I'm sure that would have been on the … Continue reading Bang To The Beat Of The Drum
So...now that the divorce is final, I'm sure the question will come up from some well meaning soul at some point, "So...ready to get back in to the dating scene?"And my answer will be straightforward and concise.No.I don't intend to date. I don't want to meet someone that I have to date. Dating sets all … Continue reading Hardline on Dating (for now)
This was me driving home today. After the 'big event.' The Big Event, of course, being the Dissolution Hearing. The end of 11 years spent trying to build a life with someone. Well...at least 6 or 7 of those were spent trying to build a life together. The last years were spent trying to just … Continue reading Well What AM I Supposed to Be Feeling?
So...it's Friday. My last Friday as a 'married' man. I use air quotes because I haven't felt like a married man in quite some time. But that's neither here nor there. Monday will be the last day married. Let's try that again.. So...rolling in to this weekend I feel very much like I'm in line … Continue reading You Must Be This Tall
Started the Advocare 24 Day Challenge Monday. Weighed in at 302 on Monday. This was down 28lbs from my original starting weight in 2011. Today I weighed in at 298. I felt the same elation I did so long ago when I broke the 300lb. barrier the first time. And I realized that it's not … Continue reading Motivation
OK...Not really 20. More like 2. Actually, not like 2, it was 2 years. On November 14th, 2011 I started the Advocare 24 Day Challenge for the first time. I weighed in at 330lbs with a size 54 waist. And I have to say I was pretty miserable. The funny thing is, I didn't think I was … Continue reading It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…
For years....YEARS...as in my whole life, I was under the assumption that pumpkin pie tasted like...well...pumpkins. As a child I scooped out my fair share of pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns....the bitter sweet innards all goopy on my fingers. And toasted pumpkin seeds? Fuhgedaboudit. You can keep them.So...when I was introduced to the concept of a … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Is A Liar!
Sleeping. Or something.I rolled back in to town last night. 10PM is about when I got in my door. Or somewhere thereabouts. And I was tired. Still am tired. Napped off and on all day. It happens after these out of town work things...my body says 'ok...you can stop pushing us to the limits now' … Continue reading I Should Be Sleeping
"I'm going to help set up the new store..."It's become my pat answer when people ask why I'm going out of town.It sounds so glamorous. Like I'm jet-setting to far off locales like Baltimore and Queens (the only two places I've been thus far). And it's true. I do actually go to the cities where the … Continue reading Wired