Category Archives: Quick Thoughts
Just random stuff
This is late. You’ll survive. I’m disappointed in how late this is, but better late than never, right?
I’m trying to get this up before the Super Bowl starts. So I have 14 minutes.
I purchased this tie from Amazon.com to be one of my Game Day ties. It is supposed to be green and white. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s more of a dark teal than green, but from a distance it works. I really like the look, but I’m still not sure what color shirt to wear it with. Any tips?
I’d like to also talk about something I started on this #tiethursday: my 2014 quest to get into the best shape of my life. Part of that is getting down in size. Lean up. Stop carrying so much weight around. If I want to run fast, I need to be lighter. Every extra pound equals four pounds on a running step. So if I’m able to shed the twenty pounds that I plan to land, my impacts will be reduced by eighty pounds. Should be able to go faster, right? And more importantly, my knees and feet will feel less stress and take less wear and tear.
Wednesday night I weighed in at 190. And my most recent 5k time is 24:51. I’ll keep you up-to-date.
Six minutes to spare. Now it’s time to watch the Super Bowl. Go Broncos?
I know. My first late #tiethursday post. You’ll get over. I had good reason, though.
You see, on Wednesday my company rebranded itself as The Resource. This has been a work in progress for months, and I’m extremely elated to see it released to the public. Getting the opportunity to be hands-on for a project like this so early in my career has been a blessing and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I originally wanted to find a tie that matched the blue from the logo, but couldn’t find the right one. This tie, which I received from my lovely wife, does contain most of the colors we now call our own. The tie clip does say “Thursday” in case you were wondering.
Check out our new site, let me know what you think.
I’ve switched over all blogging efforts to greentintedglasses.net
Take a visit, it’s all about the Charlotte 49ers!
I haven’t updated in, what, 3 months? That’s terrible.
I’ll start posting again shortly, hopefully.
In the meantime, here’s an adorable picture of our new cat, Twitter:
April 17th was a really good day. It was the day after I got a job with Inmar, so I was already in a good place. Jenn took me out to lunch at a nice restaurant and the parents took us out for Japanese that night. It was just a great day all around.
But, I felt different all day, and I couldn’t figure out why. Now I know.
I WOKE UP CANADIAN!!! How awesome is that? I am now eligible to be a citizen of both the United States and Canada! I can be both arrogant and overly-friendly at once! With two Canadian parents, I am definitely eligible, and all I have to do is send in my information, write a check for $75 and then I’ll receive my certification that I’m a bonafide Canadian.
This all raises interesting questions. For example, who do I cheer for in the Olympics? I technically have allegiances to both nations now.
Should I go back to being a Leafs fan? Heavens no, I don’t enjoy misery.
So, all of my friends that are already Canadian, I hope you will welcome me with open arms and a nice bowl of poutine, because i’m ready to be Canadian.
Time for a little contest.
As most of you may know, I’m unemployed at the moment. No need to harp on it, but the reason I mentioned that is because I’m fairly broke these days. Any money I have is good money.
So when I realized that my coin and penny jars I’ve had since childhood were full, I wondered just exactly how much money I had in change. I started putting my change aside at a very young age in hopes that one day I’d accumulate enough to buy something worthwhile. I was right, I DO have enough money to buy something worthwhile. But just how much do I have?
The person closest to the actual answer by March 1st, 2009 will win a prize. Of sorts. Either way, its still fun.
The block on the far left is quarters stacked in fours.
The block in the middle is dimes stacked in fives.
The block on the right is nickels stacked in fives.
The coins in the middle are half dollars, gold dollars, and left over nickels, dimes and quarters.
The jar of pennies is shown in the back, you have to guess that amount.
Picture is clickable for a better look.
So do the math, and then guess the pennies. YOU COULD BE A WINNER!!!
Let’s play pretend.
You now live in a strange world. Before you are allowed to get a license/be a citizen/be employed/get married/etc., you must pass a test of courage.
You have two options: Bungee Jumping or Sky Diving.
Bungee Jumping would seem like the easiest choice. But, think of all the possibilities. The chord could snap. SPLAT. The chord could wrap your neck. SNAP. The chord could overstretch. THUD. And of course, all of the connections and straps on your harness could break as well. Either way, there’s a good chance you could die and/or be seriously hurt.
Sky Diving seems more dangerous at first. But, there’s really only one thing that can go wrong. The parachute (and back-up) doesn’t open. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (breath) AAAAAAHHHHHH….SPLAT. That would be one hell of a long ride just to die at the end. Truly terrifying.
So, which one do you choose? All those who don’t make a choice will be thrown into jail and forced to watch Gigli, Battlefied Earth and The Adventures of Pluto Nash over and over again.
This Calvin & Hobbes strip from fifteen years ago is perfectly applicable to the economy today. Thanks goes to Greg Mankiw’s blog, where it was originally posted. I just wanted to share it with everyone else.