Taking Care of Your Body

14 December 2010

This is a very interesting interview with author Tim Ferriss. He discusses some important things to remember about taking care of our bodies.

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A Post Office Angel

7 December 2010

This is a very sweet story about a little girl who lost her best 4 legged friend and the angel in the post office who helped her through that hard time with some extra kindness and heart.

This is one of the kindest things I’ve ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

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Don’t Forget to Smile

3 December 2010

This is a great video…It makes me smile 🙂

Share this video and share a smile with someone today!!!

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Who is Mitch Rapp?

16 November 2010

Or better yet, who should play Mitch Rapp?

If you don’t know who Mitch Rapp is then watch this video – Consent to Kill

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Tron Legacy…

16 November 2010

I’d heard of Tron all my life (it came out the year after I was born), but I never watched it until this summer (thanks guys!) and now I’m totally stoked for the long awaited sequel. A lot of people bag on sequels because of “lack of originality” yadah yadah yadah; but in all reality the classic stories are just as good and quite often better than the new ones. I’m all for creativity, but too often in Hollywood these days that creativity takes a wrong turn.

Here’s a cool little clip that just came out as a teaser for the new movie:

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Make a Wish! :)

11 November 2010

This post is dedicated to my bestest friend. I send my wishes for you success and well being across the many miles!!!

If I could make it happen I would take you sonic and cafe rio today, so maybe you can just dream about it instead.

Happy 11/11 – Make this the best 11th yet!

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So, I haven’t blogged much about personal things – mostly because I haven’t had time to; but I thought I would give a shout out and some love to some old friends and post some great pictures of them from their Halloween/Masquerade party last night.

The Tribute

The Three Wise Men

Much love to Sneddy, K Jo, and Mess!!!

See you all in a few weeks…

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All Work and No Play

27 September 2010

To everything there is a season – a time to work and a time to rest from one’s labors.

“What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.”

Right now I have a very determined focus on some very specific goals in my life. I am spending almost all my time working on the accounts of my clients and striving to help them be successful. I am also using the limited free time that I have to be a good friend, a good brother, and most importantly a strong support to my bestest friend.

With all of these activities there isn’t time left over to read and write as much as I would enjoy doing. Nor is there time to go and play and have fun with people like I have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years. For four months now I have been intensely focused on my work and I am making great strides as we move forward.

This area of my life has been neglected for some time, so the past few months have been very good for me, and hopefully are good for our clients as well. As I look to re-balance my life by focusing on this particular area I feel very optimistic about how things are coming together.

To everything there is a season – “a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” And right now I am planting!

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Mormons and Business

19 June 2010

I’m reading a great book right now Thou Shalt Prosper, written by Rabbi Lapin. Interestingly enough, some of the points he makes about why Jews are successful in business are mentioned in this piece about why Mormons are successful in business. Looks like the House of Israel is being prospered and looked after by a loving God. It’s good to be an Ephraimite. Anyone else want into the family? Everyone is welcome!

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Fun on BART

6 May 2010

After dropping off my car at the BART station I rode the train back into San Francisco, and apparently one of the stations had a power outage this morning and the train schedule was “derailed” for the whole city. The train was extremely crowded, but really it made me feel like I was really in a big city. So far this week I haven’t been on one train that required me to give up my seat to someone else because it was too crowded. The best part was the conductor – I’m not sure if he was truly peeved, but he was having fun voicing his thoughts. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

“Ladies and gentlemen I’m sorry for the crowdedness, but there was a power outage this morning and the trains couldn’t run for a little bit and well this is what you get!”

“There is a train two minutes behind me that will make all of the San Francisco stops, so if you’re going to one those do us all a favor and stay on the platform and wait for that one.”

“If you’re going to San Francisco can you get off this train and make some room for everyone else?” (This doesn’t sound funny, but it was more the way he said it.)

“If you don’t fit, you don’t ride – we’re leaving!”

“Hey there isn’t enough room for everyone on this train so please wait for the next one, my doors are closing. Hey, clear the doors, we’re already behind schedule and you’re only making it worse for everyone now get in!”

“Please clear the doors so we can get out of hear – hey you get your head out of the way.”

“Ladies and gentlemen I’m sorry that you had to start your day off like this. Just remember it’s still a beautiful day out up there so maybe that will help you forget about this bad experience.”

After getting off the train I wanted to go up to the front and thank the guy for making my day. It was definitely the most entertaining ride I had here. Most of the other conductors it seemed, spoke another language and I never knew what they were saying.

Then to top it off, as I was leaving the platform a guy said, “Pretty soon it’s going to be like China and we’ll be ‘Pushers.’

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