Saturday, October 29, 2011
Well, we got two events booked this weekend to sell this Scentsy stuff. I like the stuff personally, use it myself, wouldn't sell it if I didn't like it and use it. And, I'll start loving it when I can retire by selling it. But, till then, it's strictly a like relationship. It's a good product, and very safe, for those of you that have little fingers running around. I actually stuck my finger in the melted wax, while the warmer was on, to see how hot it was. (We're sitting here telling people that their kid could stick their finger in the melted wax and it wouldn't burn them, and I wanted to make sure I wasn't lying to them.) Yea, it was pretty warm, almost hot, but no where near burning temperature. But, I digress. Back to the double booking, my wife is going to be at the 27th Annual Firefighters Chili Cook Off and Car and Bike Show at the Grady County Oklahoma Fair Grounds, (I cheated a little bit, I had to take a few pictures of the cars that were already in the building). And, I will be across town at The Reding Farm Corn Maize. Yea, momma gets to sample a hundred or so batches of chili for three bucks, but me... I get to eat some smoked brisket and sip some free samples from local wineries. And, for my viewing pleasure, I have the perfect view of the playground to watch the little carpet sharks play. And, I get to sit back and reminisce on how my little (hells) angels used to be so innocent and care free and less...."Daddy I need." Also, a friend of mine will be joining me, so I won't be left to my own devices on it, kinda. He's thinking about joining up and selling the stuff himself, so I get to show him how it's done, and what kind of potential there is in this.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Yes! Here it is! Five inches of Red Velvet goodness, and as you may suspect, yes there is another piece of cookie under all that delectable sugary sour cream icing oozing out of the sides.
This and other delicious baked goodness can be had at Keepin' It Sweet here in the grand city of Chickasha, Oklahoma. My other favorites are the Mint Chocolate Chip cupcake, and the Chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing. Both with three inches of icing on top. This is the stuff that'll make you fat just by looking at a picture. Maybe that's why my wife calls me her honeypotamus. lol
She really calls me her honeypottedness, I changed it around a bit. :)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Four years ago this world lost a wonderful human being. Not only was he a fellow roughneck, he was a comrade, a friend, and a brother to those who knew him well. He'd give you the shirt off his back, shoes off his feet, and the pants off his ass if you need them. Worked harder than any three men and stronger than an ox. Damon Erick Figgeroa left this world a better place because he made an impact on those he met and more so those whom he befriended. He will be forever missed yet never forgotten. Rest in peace brother, see ya on the flip side of this life.
Drew Manning is a personal trainer who has set out to gain about fifty or sixty pounds in six months and then lose it again, for the first time. I came across this story on Yahoo's home page. He has always been into staying fit and healthy, and became a certified personal trainer after college. And, it seems that he has done very well for himself. He stood at six foot two and a shade over a hundred and ninety pounds, with damn near eight pack abs, when he started this journey. At the time of his Yahoo interview he had about a month left before he went back to eating healthy and exercising, and has thus far gained seventy pounds, ten more than his projected weight gain. He decided to gain the extra weight to see for him self just how hard it is to be fat and to lose the weight and get in shape. He related the food cravings for some foods as akin to an addiction. I would like you to check out his Yahoo interview and his Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit website.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
While playing around on the internet. Well, while job hunting and playing some Youtube music videos in the background. I came across a few bands that I've never heard of and really enjoyed. So, being the generous peroson that I am, I am gong to share some of these with you. Hope you enjoy. This first song Old Man by Redlight Kings I've heard on the radio and just loved, but never heard who it was, nor the name of the song, but I had a good guess on that, lol. I ran across it on accident today, added an upbeat to the day.
While perusing through YouTube for another video blog I'm working on, I came across this video by Rise Against and the message is phenomenal. It relates to an earlier blog on bullying that I wrote a while back. It's just sad how kids just pick on others to make themselves feel better, even if it's for just a little while. Which in turn brings about drug abuse later because they get the same high with much less effort, at first anyway. And, what's sad is that it is beginning to be displayed by adults more and more. Use to it was just keeping up with the Joneses kind of thing, who has the bigger, better, badder stuff. Now, it's gotten to where grown ass men and women are fighting over stupid shit like a baby doll for their kid. Or, they gang up on some poor soul and beat the shit out of him because he's a gay, or black, or wears a different brand of shoes. Shouting fattot and fairy, nigger and coon, hillbilly and trash. It's fucking ridiculous, and needs to stop. And, when it's gone too damn far these people end up dead. Either from being beat to death, plain ass murdered, or from suicide, like the kids in this video almost do.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you can see it all over the place. Most major sports are wearing something pink on the field, you see television ads all over the place. You can't go to the store without seeing someone wearing a pink ribbon on their lapel. I fully support this whole campaign, although I will not be wearing a pink ribbon or pink tee shirt proclaiming the fact, I have made a couple of changes to my online homes to show the support.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
- Benjamin Franklin
Some look upon the sun as our father Who makes life possible with heat and rain And divides time into months and seasons. Others have seen him riding in wisdom On his chariot, with seven colors As horses and six wheels to represent The whirling spokes of time.
- Prashna Upanishad
There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try. In time, things will change and the conditions that produced our current desires will be gone. Why then cling to them now?
- Master Hsing Yun, "The Indescribable"
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan
While aid may outwardly seem as puny as a mustard seed, The knowing will deem it as imposing as a towering palm. Help rendered another cannot be measured by the extent Of assistance imparted. Its real measure is the recipient's worthiness.
- Tirukkural 11:104-105
The one man team is a complete and total myth.
- Don Shula
If you wish to understand yourself, you must succeed in doing so in the midst of all kinds of confusions and upsets. Don't make the mistake of sitting dead in the cold ashes of a withered tree.
Man can live for about forty days without food, and about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope.
- Hal Lindsey
He who is free from selfish attachments, who has mastered himself and his passions, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from action.
- Bhagavad Gita 18:49
I never think about having a bad game because I have prepared.
- David Robinson
Therefore the practice is like a key, the key of meditation. If we have the right key in our hand, no matter how tightly the lock is closed, when we take the key and turn it the lock falls open. If we have no key we can't open the lock. We will never know what is in the trunk.
- Ajahn Chah, "Living Dharma"
A nation that is ruled by it's government is never truly free.
Remember the virtues you lack and the faults you have; forget the good you did and the wrong you received.
- Orhot Tzaddikim, 15C
Politics and Politicians get in the way of good and effective government.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free
- Oprah Winfrey
Erroneous views keep us in defilement While right views remove us from it, But when we are in a position to discard both of them We are then absolutely pure.
- The Sutra of Hui Neng
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground.
It is better to have less if it is with peace of mind than to have abundant wealth but with a tormented spirit.
Monday, October 3, 2011
While out back building a fence for our over sized dogs, meaning horses. Our two girls had their puppies out "training" (playing with) them. I was out there for about a hour before I actually caught what they were saying. I had to laugh when I realized what they were trying to get the puppies to understand. They were trying the standard commands like sit, stay, heel, etc... The funny part was when the puppies didn't do what they were told or when they did something they weren't supposed to. They were telling these dogs, "I told you not to go over there." "Get back here now." "Get over here, insert puppy name." and the puppies would just look at them and give them that confused puppy dog look. And, when they didn't come to them right when they were told, one of them started counting. And, not the normal count to three or a regular number like five or ten. She started counting to seven. Why seven? I'm not really sure, I guess dogs don't get three or five, but by God they know you're serious when you hit seven. And, they were talking to the puppies like they could understand what they were saying just like you or I would. All I could do was laugh.