Olympic Observations

Posted on August 19, 2016

  I always look forward to the Olympics every (other) year and have thoroughly enjoyed myself with this year’s competition. Having 9 channels showing different events have given me a more comprehensive appreciation for the variety of sporting events at the Olympics. Some of which I’ve never even heard of heretofore. Here now, are some random observations I’ve had… Olympic Observations The Olympics are a blast to ...

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No Pain, No Gain – Part 2

Posted on July 16, 2012

My intent to blog each day of my exercise journey hasn’t turned out as practical as I would have liked. I had originally planned to post another recap after Day 3 of my exercise journey. However, I am nearly a week late for reasons you will soon see. Day 2 I woke up on Day 2 of my exercise adventure paralyzed with soreness. I figured I would be able to get through the day though as long as I didn’t need to use the lower two-thirds of ...

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No pain, No gain

Posted on June 27, 2012

It seems that a lot of people recently have been blogging about their personal fitness progress. I think this is a fantastic idea as it adds accountability from all of your friends and also gives one the opportunity to brag about successes. I like the idea so much that I’ve decided to (periodically) do the same thing. At this point you may be asking yourself why in the world I would feel the need to embark on a fitness journey. After all, ...

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Dodgeball Tournament!

Posted on December 31, 2011

I am a huge fan of sports and I’m usually game to try pretty much anything (except beer pong). So when my local Schwann’s man mentioned he was a professional dodgeball player and invited me to come out and play sometime, my interest was piqued. He’s a pretty good guy (at least I thought, more to come on that). Looking back, I think he invited me out as he could sense my raw athleticism, or perhaps he was just looking to lower the per ...

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Ashton Played Basketball in McKale!

Posted on December 30, 2011

This week Ashton was afforded an awesome opportunity I would have killed for as a kid. He recently played in a youth basketball league through USA Youth Sports that ended in early December. The head of the league called us Tuesday and asked if Ashton would be interested n playing an exhibition game with some other kids during halftime of the U of A women’s game. When I asked him if he’d want to play or not, he jumped at the opportunity by ...

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The life of a fisherman

Posted on July 7, 2011

As many of you know, I am your typical outdoorsy hunting and fishing kind of guy.  Except I prefer to do my outdoorsy stuff in a nice polo with perfectly coiffed hair. Also, when I say “hunting” I mean it in less of the “hunting to kill and eat animals sense” as I mean it in the “hunting for great bargains on quality goods and apparel”. So it should come as no surprise that I decided to go offshore fishing with some folks from ...

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Dudes and Sports

Posted on December 6, 2009

I would like to apologize in advance for any offense I may cause with the following blog. I anticipate it being a completely misogynistic column. And for those of you who are unfamiliar with that term, a column can mean either a slender upright support or, as I am using it, an article. I will make use of generalities that more than likely are not true in every case. For example, when I say that no dudes like sequins, there are obvious exceptions ...

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Pee Wee Soccer

Posted on October 26, 2007

I recently had the opportunity to "lead" a group of 3 and 4 year olds in soccer practice after the primary coach's child got sick. I use quotation marks around lead as my primary function was to ensure none of the children managed to kill themselves for the 20 minutes we had practice. I learned one thing about organizing a group of 3 and 4 year olds...it doesn't happen. Any activities have to be short and hectic in order to keep their ...

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