With this storm mess dying down, I decided to talk to a solar power company today…

This wasn't a spur-of-the-moment decision. Rather, it's been a recurring idea I've had the past decade, but til I got my own house, there was no point even trying for it. The idea of being mostly off the grid and going solar was some daydream. I did some research and made a call yesterday. Funny … Continue reading With this storm mess dying down, I decided to talk to a solar power company today…

Putting all you enjoy on the back-burner because of work…

Well, this one is almost me today this month, except substitute the words "time for a book" for "TV" and "time for sleep" for "beer" and I'd have to say we're damned close. I haven't had the chance to enjoy kickboxing in weeks, and I'm sure there are some at the mats who wonder if … Continue reading Putting all you enjoy on the back-burner because of work…

My Christmas today could’ve been a cut-scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

That's probably my fave part of the film. Still don't think I've seen the whole thing. Anyhoo-- My plans were a bit boring. I didn't get to bed til about 1:30, and with only the furry kids in the house today, I took my time waking up. I gave 'em hugs for puppy kisses, fed … Continue reading My Christmas today could’ve been a cut-scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Impromptu Exercise + Very Out of Shape = BAD IDEA!

I forgot the second rule of Exercise Club. The first rule is you don't talk about Exercise Club.... or rather you stop talking and freaking do actual exercise. The second rule is you don't do it out of the blue on a new machine. I haven't done anything truly cardio that counts as actual exercise … Continue reading Impromptu Exercise + Very Out of Shape = BAD IDEA!

Impulse, Impatience & (perhaps) overly ambitious…

I'm stuck in this mental/physical limbo where I'm bursting to create while emulating Homer Simpson from the Treehouse of Horror sketch, "The Shinning," when he repeated "No TV and no beer make homer go crazy." I think it's a desperate attempt to build my life. Roughly 16 months ago I had thought long and hard … Continue reading Impulse, Impatience & (perhaps) overly ambitious…

This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!

It's times like this I really wish I'd have gone into meteorology, because we're all complaining about the same damned thing...and I like having answers when nobody else does. It balances out my incessant need to ask a trillion questions, so maybe it's only fair, or just a hyperactive extension of myself, trying desperately to … Continue reading This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!

Walking Killer vs. Running Victim: a theory about survival from a fitness perspective.

Header image from The Night of the Hunter (1955), a WAY too creepy movie. I think we know the plot device by heart. Hell, they're probably the main reason why we ended up with so many damned Scary Movie sequels and other tribute/parody films over the years. For this immediate example, I'm going to take … Continue reading Walking Killer vs. Running Victim: a theory about survival from a fitness perspective.