Monday, June 01, 2009

A New Day...

Wow, June 1st. I have not posted in so long I thought the site would have cancelled my account.

Lots of stuff going on, very busy and very lazy and some of the same old same old. I want to try and become a regular poster again. With Facebook and Twitter it seems the blogging crazy is fading away. Why write posts on end when one could tweet or facebook then again some blogs are for thoughts not for view of friends and loved ones...

Interesting times we live in, every answer becomes a question the next day. What is hot and relevent now is unimportant in seconds.

Hope to see you again

Monday, January 26, 2009


ah the life of a busy man.  I wish I knew what it was ;)

Running around for the past few weeks...

1. We went through layoffs at work.  I was fortunate enough to still have a job when all was said and done.  We are doing a bit more now and I try to make sure I am doing something all the time.  When they stop finding things for me to do they stop having a reason to keep me around...

2. Our Scoutmaster is stepping down and I am on the short list of persons to replace him.  It is taking longer than I thought for the Committee to come to a decision (mostly because we have only met once since the announcement was made ) but I have been taking some extra training and doing a presentation for it...

3. We just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary.  I usually post a little shout out to the wife but I didn't even have time for that...

4. Obama'mania hit the nation and my station was  not ot be left in the dust.  We covered the heck out of it and I was burnt out BEFORE the Inauguration even started...

That's it for now.  I have been working out 4 times a week and enjoying it and started South Beach again and we seem to be doing great...

Til Next Time

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Morning Coming Down...

Woke up early and hit the Y again today!  Yippee for me!

Busy busy weekend!  The wife went to Chicago with the sister for her birthday.  Leaving me and the boy home alone.  Well I hit the To Do List and got several big things done.  First I spent most of Saturday at an Eagle Project helping out.  After that I came home with the boy and worked on the office big time!  While the floor is still a mess one would not believe the work I got done on the drawers and desktop!!!!

Watched a few movies (one good one bad) and let the boy and his friends stay overnight and hang out!

Sunday we woke up early and de-Christmased the house.  That was a job and a half but we got it 90% done.  Watched the Giants lose, hit Church and waiting for the wife to get home.

Finally sat down infront of the Tube and watched the return of 24!  Now that is a great weekend!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009


The wife is going in Chicago with my sister for her birthday (sister not wife) so I am all alone with the boy this weekend.  which means I am all alone as he is 15 and has his own thing going on.

I hope to get some stuff done.  I have some Scout things and a inspector coming over for our new mortgage and then nothing.  Talk to me on Monday to see if I even got out of bed ;)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Past...

The Past has a funny way of sneaking up on you.  Lately it has been  on Facebook where I have been hooking up with old friends.  Some from the near past like 5-6 years ago and others from 6th grade.  It has been fun and interesting seeing what has become of us now that we are closer to 40 than 30 (WAY too close) and how we are all doing.

Not once have I played the what if game.  It is interesting as I have re-meet former girlfriends and co-workers that I had a chance to go out on a venture with and so on and I have not regreated a single thing...

The Past has lead me to the Present and the future looks bright!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Feeling It...

Worked upper body yesterday so day is the off day.  Man I am feeling it today.  Very sore!!!  My Scoutmaster is stepping down and they are looking for me to step up.  It is extremely time consuming but with the help of the wife and son I think we can do it!!!!  First up is saying yes to the nomination committee then it goes to the Troop committee and they pick from the list the Nomination Committee gives them.  I wonder how many other names are going to be on it...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Fighting the Good Fight...

Day two and I am back from the gym.  had a great breakfast and worked out again!  Had a good dinner and snack so we are off and running on making this one stick...

work is doing well and life is good.  Our Scoutmaster is stepping down and they have asked me to step up (there is a nominating committee and I was asked to be on the list of potential replacements).  The wife and I have had some big talks and we talked to the boy as well, on how he felt about having a Dad as a Scoutmaster.  things look good, the process is involved and just getting started but looks to be wrapped up by February...

Have a great day!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year....

With the number roll over comes that worldwide "Do-over"!  Everyone tries to flip over that leaf and do things they wish they did last year but never got around to it.  Or they look at their lives and decide to make a change.

I for one am not immune to this disease.  I have made and broken many a resolution.  They are my own and I will let you know if and when I make any of them.  But to that I will say that this is my year of true change.  If I am strong enough to see it total though we will see but it will be a hell of a ride...

Monday, December 29, 2008

There's Nothing Like A Good War Movie....

Top War Movies According to Yahoo Movies...

BOLD the ones you've scene:

2. BRAVEHEART (1995)
5. PLATOON (1986)

6. THE PIANIST (2002)
7. HOTEL RWANDA (2004)
9. PATTON (1970)
10. GLORY (1989)

12. STALAG 17 (1953)
13. ENEMY AT THE GATE (2001)
16. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
19. THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967)

21. SERGEANT YORK (1941)
22. DOWNFALL (2005)
24. DAS BOOT (1981)

26. PATHS OF GLORY (1958)
29. GUNGA DIN (1939)
30. THREE KINGS (1999)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...

While I am on my way to work (don't worry I am used to it). I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

8 Is Enough

Thanks for Aunt Murry

8 TV Shows I Watch:
1) Heroes
2) Dexter
3) How I Met Your Mother
4) Top Chef
5) Life
6) It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
7) Battlestar Galactica
8) The Mentalist

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1) Goodfellas
2) Five Guys
3) O'Charley's
4) Greeks Pizza
5) Claude & Annie's
6) Nick Tahoes (when in Rochester)
7) Cheeseburger In Paradise
8) Stefano's Pizza

8 Things that Happened to Me Today:
1) I let the dog out
2) I met with our Troops Scoutmaster
3) I sat on an Eagle Board of Review
4) Had my annual Review
5) Helped a friend in a difficult situation
6) Called a friend who just lost his mother
7) Kissed my wife
8) was proud of my son

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1) waking up with my wife
2) Christmas
3) A visit from my Father In Law
4) Helping at an Eagle Project
5) the moment I can sit down for the night
6) talking to the wife and boy
7) getting my Wood Beads
8) going to bed with my wife

8 Things I Wish For:
1) Happy Family
2) Good Health
3) Strength to lose weight
4) Ability to be a better person
5) Good Health for my family
6) For my Grandmother to see her Great Grandchildren graduate High School
7) to be able to ;laskjdh;sakljgh (that one is just mine)
8) to win 100 million dollars (one can dream right!)

tag yourself leave me a note in the comments!

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Monday, December 08, 2008


Hello again it's me.   Been a while I know.

Started working out again last week.  Today was my first full day.  Did alright and saw some old workout pals.  Felt good to be up and moving!  Let's see who the rest of the day goes!

Looking for a good read and have not been able to find it yet.  I will but it is hard to figure out what I am really in the mode for.

Family is good and all.  Just not wanting to write lately.  Hopefully I am back for a while.

Drop a comment and say hello.....

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

Copy and paste this into a new e-mail, then place an "X" by all the things you've done and remove the "X" from the ones you have not, answer the questions at the bottom, and then send it to your friends (including me).  This is for your entire life!

( X )  Gone on a blind date
( X )  Skipped school
( X )  Watched someone die
( X )  Been to Canada
(   )  Been to Mexico
( X )  Been to Florida
( X )  Been on a plane.
( X )  Been  lost ... Only gals will admit it (oh, really?)
( X )  Been on the opposite side of the country
( X )  Gone to Washington, DC
( X )  Swam in the ocean
( X )  Cried yourself to sleep
( X )  Played cops and robbers
(    )  Recently colored with crayons
( X )  Sang  Karaoke
( X )  Paid for a meal with coins only?
( X )  Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
( X )  Made prank phone calls
( X )  Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( X )  Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(    )  Danced in the rain
( X )  Written a letter to Santa Claus
( X )  Been kissed under the mistletoe
( X )  Watched the sunrise with someone
( X )  Blown bubbles
( X )  Gone ice-skating
( X )  Been skinny dipping
( X )  Gone to the movies

1. Any nickname?  Bry, Mr. S, BigB, Spellbound
2. Mother's name? JoAnne
3. Favorite drink?  Cherry Coke
4. Cats or Dogs?  Dogs
5. Body Piercing?   No
6. How much do you love your job?   Glad to have it
8. Favorite vacation spot?  Florida
9. Ever been to Africa?  No
10. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner?  Yes
11. Ever been on TV?    Yes
12. Ever steal any traffic signs?  Yes
13. Ever been in a car accident?  Yes
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle?  4 door
15. Can you drive a standard car?  Yes
16. Favorite pie?   wife's Chocolate Cream, Pecan Pie
17. Favorite number?   10
18. Favorite movie?   Blues Brothers
19. Favorite holiday?  Christmas
20. Favorite dessert? Ritter's Peanut Butter Sunday
21. Favorite food?    Pizza and pasta
22. Favorite day of the week?   Saturday
23. Favorite brand of body soap?  Zest
24. Favorite toothpaste?  Crest
25. Favorite smell?  Cinnimon
26. How do you relax?  Surf the Internet, read, watch TV
27. How do you see yourself in 10 YEARS?  Teaching
28. Furthest place you will send this message?  New York
29. Who will respond to this the fastest?  Suzanne

How dangerous of a driver are you?

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Dont Care Anymore...

This is my life....

- Busy as a beaver as they say.  Been down the sick road for a few weeks.

- Been stepping in for the Scoutmaster more than usual for the past month.

- Suffered the loss of a friend, had my Grandmother go into the hospital for a week, and then had to put down the family dog (my parents family dog not ours, she was 16)

- Spent 8 hours Monday in the ER because I was dizzy and puked at work.  Got to ER and BP was 179/83.  Turns out I have an inner ear problem and have to take this vertigo medicine.  Also a terrible ringing in the ear that has not gone away...

However during this week I will just say I am thanktful for all the good in my life!