Life Hack, thanks Baz luhrmann.

So I stole the base for this from Pa, who got it from m. who got it from a., who found it in a Mayan tomb underneath the Titanic, or something like that,  but on the weekend of my best friend’s 50th birthday I felt an adaptation to what I have found to be a true Life-hack, deriven from years of being carried home out of bushes and back on board ship; all while never once being judged for not being able to show restraint, and loved as i am and have been allowed to evolve into, i thank you my friend.

There are people in this world that would die for me.   10-amazing-life-lessons-you-can-learn-from-albert-einstein
There are people in this world I would die for.
The truth will set me free, never lie.
People are not mind readers.

I must never hesitate to tell someone how I feel.

Life is short and people are not perfect.

I will forgive myself.

I will forgive others.

There is nobody else exactly like me, with my exact abilities, talents, and ideas.
I can help myself by helping those around me first.

The people I care about deserve to know it. I will show them how much they mean to me on a regular basis.
I will accept compliments and criticism openly and make educated decisions based on a weighted sum of the two.

Information is infinite. There are ideas, products and cultures I do not yet understand. I will always keep an open mind to new formulas.

I am in competition with one person, and one person only… myself. I am competing to be the best me.

True wisdom is the byproduct of life experience. I will seek as many real world experiences as possible.
Education involves self-imposed discipline. I can only learn if I want to learn.

I want to learn.

I am what I eat. My body is a machine that must be fueled properly if I intend to make it last.

I will think before I act.

I will always act.

I will never be reckless with another person’s feelings.
I will never let someone persist on being reckless with my feelings.
The three most important things in my life are my health, my family and friends, and my education. Everything else is secondary.
I will celebrate my successes.

I deserve it.

Money will only make my life easier if it is mine free and clear.
If I wake up several mornings in a row and hate what I am about to do with my day, I will make a change. Life is too short.

My attitude can change my reality.
If I want to remember it, I will write it down in a trusted location.

I will thank the people who have helped me, and I will return the favor as soon as I am able.
I will never complain about a problem. I will supply a solution instead.
I will listen more than I speak.
If I don’t know, I will ask questions.
Everything is nothing without happiness. I must do what makes me happy.

Time is precious. I will manage my time effectively.
Right now is the only guaranteed moment in my life. I will make the best of it.

I will stand firm by my values without senselessly promoting them.
I will never over-promise. I will over-deliver on everything I commit to.
I will always assess the situation and provide value where needed.
I cannot make someone love me. I can only be someone who can be loved.
I will always strive to be the best I can be, but I will never try to be someone I’m not.
I will always articulate my words so people understand me.

Everything I do is by choice.

There is always another option.

Less is more. I will get rid of the stuff I do not use.

My habits define my life.
I will always take ownership of my actions, or my actions will own me.

LIFE HACK

LIFE HACK (Photo credit: phil dokas)

So to watch Russell Brand In Forgetting sarah marshall, Get him to the greek, or Arthur, I think its simple to assume hes nothing but a comedian, with a reasonable natural ability for comedy. A meal without substance as it were, then we see him in the clip below, and realize that whether or not he can stay married to Katy Perry really doesn’t matter, he has a brain, and is a very intelligent man as well as funny.

here is you life lesson, don’t let your predisposition to not trust others affect your ability to learn something from strangers, maybe an open mind, and open eyes could help us out on this planet we are quick to circle in a chat room, but scared to see in real life.

Please don’t miss an opportunity give a stranger the benefit of a doubt.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand Smart and Funny

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/61495-awkward-video-of-the-year-russell-brand-humiliates-fake-news-channel-msnbc/

We aren’t what we appear to be

So to watch Russell Brand In Forgetting sarah marshall, Get him to the greek, or Arthur, I think its simple to assume hes nothing but a comedian, with a reasonable natural ability for comedy. A meal without substance as it were, then we see him in the clip below, and realize that whether or not he can stay married to Katy Perry really doesn’t matter, he has a brain, and is a very intelligent man as well as funny.

here is you life lesson, don’t let your predisposition to not trust others affect your ability to learn something from strangers, maybe an open mind, and open eyes could help us out on this planet we are quick to circle in a chat room, but scared to see in real life.

Please don’t miss an opportunity give a stranger the benefit of a doubt.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand Smart and Funny

 

 

 

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/61495-awkward-video-of-the-year-russell-brand-humiliates-fake-news-channel-msnbc/

 

the parable of Rachel

The following is a direct quote from my childhood friend’s news feed.

“Was awakened in the night to the sound of crying. Found Rachel in bed sobbing. Once I got her calmed down, I asked why she wasn’t sleeping. Her reply? “Because I don’t want to miss anything fun.” Really? At 1:37 AM?”

Rachel, we have never met but i believe we are kindred spirits. I’ve been known to say many a time, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” and its true; why sleep when all the good videos don’t come on Night Tracks until after midnight.

Who wants to be the friend who went to bed at a decent hour in Vegas only to hear about the fun you missed out on poolside the next morning?

I don’t want to miss anything fun.

Last year I took my Wahoo into a creek bed and after who knows how long, with a mouth full of dried blood and mud, i woke up to a knee the size of a small child and my cherished Gary Fisher 10 ft behind me, and 3 feet below me in a creek bed.

Gary Fisher Wahoo for sale

Gary Fisher Wahoo

 

English: Bike of All Mountain. Gary Fisher. Mo...

English: Bike of All Mountain. Gary Fisher. Model: Roscoe One. 2010 Español: Bicicleta de enduro. Gary Fisher. Modelo:Roscoe One. 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

5 months later, and much to the very loud and Irish sounding opinions voiced by Legend, I was back in the woods. on the same bike, only with a knee brace this time.

5 days after the wreck

5 days after the wreck

I don’t want to miss anything fun, pure and simple.

a few years prior, I thought it would be a good idea to take Legend to Las Vegas as she’s never been, so i booked the trip. The problem was, I was in Afghanistan, and my flight home was delayed by a week due to weather. So instead of having a week to shave, shower and adjust to the US, Legend picked me and my kit up at one terminal, drove us to another terminal where we barely had enough time to park, and get on our plane to Vegas.

Now it worked out great for me, after 23 hours flying, what’s another 4? I took a little nap, and hit Vegas with both feet. while Legend slept I played poker, and covered the cost of the trip, while I slept she went to the spa, and shopped and made up for the poker…

but we didn’t miss anything fun.

Run through life like someone left the gate open and you’ll have everything in a life worth looking back on with pride.

now true it may be pride for having not gotten caught, but pride nonetheless.

my goal for me and hopes for you all is you never miss anything fun so that when your time comes you never have to ask “what if?”

Rachel, Life is fun and i believe you won’t miss it.

UN-acceptable

I am a veteran.

I have seen what war does to people on both sides.

I have buried friends.

I have watched mothers cry.

I have cried with other grown men.

we don’t ask for anything in return except your respect.

You owe us nothing, except to do the right thing.

This is  Disgraceful , please read, browse but tell somebody, make your voice heard for those who have seemingly lost their voice.

Miss Liberty I

Miss Liberty I (Photo credit: laverrue)

The blue umbrella

The blue umbrella, is a short film about an Umbrella that has everything in the world working for him, but the wind.

English: Opened umbrella

English: Opened umbrella (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the rain works for him to be out and aware of his surroundings, the signs work for him to be put next to the one he should be with, and the world gave him the chance to be found on a bad day.

The wind blew and blew to keep him away from where he should be but karma was to strong, and when he needed help the most his fate came to the rescue.

today the California supreme became the signs and the rain to put people together as they were meant to be,

and I don’t care.

I don’t care because Stephanie is my friend, Matthew is my brother-in-law,  Charlie and Tricia are my cousins and Elgin is my Auntie,

I only care they are happy, and now they can share the umbrella stand with their red umbrella partners.

Robert Heinlein wrote of a time in the future when men and woman are equal, that berthing spaces and military job assignments are equally shared regardless of risk, or preference, because those two things are what they are.

You can no more remove risk from walking down the street than you can change Chick-fil-A’s choice to be closed on Sundays. you can only move forward

today fate stepped in to stop the wind, and regardless of my choices, preferences or personal beliefs, tomorrow will still happen, wind will still blow, rain will still fall

and the blue umbrellas can be happy.

Umbrella

Monkeyhead goes shopping

So my in-laws came into down last night, and insisted on taking Monkeyhead shopping. Needless to say 8 hours after of work and flying 1000 miles to get home, away we went to the home of saggy pants and 80’s resurgence, the mall. The mall today specializes in remnants of my childhood, Day-glow (neon) clothing.

Are you kidding me? man i thought we put that  stuff in a pod with our parachute pants and launched it into outer space in hopes of saving Los Angeles from an alien invasion on the future.  I digress.

I love my in-laws, they are a lot like me, they don’t go shopping, they go buying; i want this, i found this, i buy this, pull your pants up and get out of my way I’m leaving now.

We went to Justice…for those of you lucky enough to not have a girl-child in your house, you will never know the joy of neon colored clothing, which looks as if it were attacked by a monkey with a Bedazzler, being sold to you by a failed member of the mouseketeer club, all with Brittany swift, or Lady Booboo blasting at 11 through the store speakers. Side note, the volume is so loud so your children won’t hear you say “this &*% cost how *&*()#$%# much??”

U Can't Touch This

SO the folks drove here from up north, then we drove another 45  minutes to the mall and were tired, so i took them out to sit in a chair while Monkeyhead and Legend shopped with grandpa, who promptly came out to tell on Legend because she told Monkeyhead no on something, but only after giving his credit card to Monkeyhead and telling Annette behind the register that she (Monkeyhead) could buy whatever she wanted and was authorized to use his card…wth? i couldn’t get a quarter from my grandfather for pinball, she got a platinum card..

Grandma marched in, sent Legend out to me, and proceeded to spend 3 bills on clothes. Clothes which Monkeyhead will outgrow in a day, but everyone was happy, well not Legend, but when Legend’s momma is paying the bills and making the rules…

As much as we change and grow to become in charge of our lives and become productive adults,all while looking back fondly on our youth and the fashion mistakes which were our benchmark; Some things stay the same, mom will always win, bad fashion will always come back, and i will always look good in nylon pants..

 

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