Monday, January 20, 2014

Overcoming Procrastination

It's been over a year since I've written in my blog. Part of that is that I don't have anything interesting to say and part of it is that I do have something to say, I'll just say it later. So for the last year or so, since my last post, I've been mastering the art of procrastination in my blog writing and with life in general. I always have things pop into my mind that I want to blog, but they are usually around 2 in the morning when I'm trying to get my 4 to 4.5 hours a sleep before the days starts again. When that happens, I quickly say, 'I'll do it tomorrow', and drift into the land of lala, where I want to spend more time. Such a great place that lala land.

Anyway, I've decided to start working on not procrastinating any more. If you are one of my 4 followers, I hope you stick around to see what's next. If you stumbled onto this blog by accident, welcome. If you've made it this far you are more patient than I am, because as I see a lot of words on the screen and run, haha.

As I go forward with this blog, I'm going to everything that I post on here is solely my opinion. I don't want you to think as I read this that my opinion is the only one that matters in this world and get all worked up into a frenzy over what I write. It is a way of sharing what I believe and why I believe it, notice the I's in that last bit. Me, myself, and I. I have opinions and that is what they are, mine. If they get you worked up, simply stop reading. If you want to leave a nasty comment feel free, that is your right to do so, but it may not make it to the final comment section of the blog because I like to be in control too and moderating the comments gives me a sort of ha... I'm in charge kind of feeling.

Topics that I may cover are things like books I've read; general rants; religion, I know, no one likes a zealot, but remember it's my blog, my opinion, feel free to believe what you want as long as I can believe what I want. P.S. I'm not going to be a zealot, at least I'll try not to be.

If you like what you read, come back, check on the blog often. I'm really going to try and do this and stop procrastinating.

Monday, November 12, 2012

What is True Love

Hello everyone, it's been a while. I guess up until now I haven't had anything that I really wanted to share with everyone. But after this last weekend I want to share some cool stuff with everyone.

The story actually starts about a year ago when I had a friend ask on Facebook if anyone wanted to run the Wasatch Back Ragnar relay with a team he was on. I'm not normally a runner, but I said I'll do it, you know something to get me off the couch. Well I started training in November for the relay that was scheduled for the middle of June. I would run 15 minutes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and I was getting pretty good at running for the entire 15 minutes. One day I mentioned to my wife, with the title of this post she had to enter somewhere, that she should run with me one day, she agreed and one Saturday we set out for a 15 minute run around the neighborhood. Quick side note running in my neighborhood stinks because there is nothing flat about it. There is a lot of uphill running and that isn't that much fun. So we started out and she was able to run for about 3-4 minutes before she was done running and I thought she was going to die. She assured me that she'd be ok and that I could keep running. I went ahead and kept running because she had my son riding along on his bike and he knew how to use a cell phone in case she passed out. She continued walking the route we'd talked about before we started the run. I got home just before she did and as she walked around the corner she had that look of "don't ever ask me to run again" on her face and I felt bad because I love my wife and don't want to kill her with my stupid antics. I kept training and finished my first Ragnar relay.

The day after the WB relay is over, I'm in church with one of the guys from my van during the relay talking about this double medal, Saints and Sinners, we can get if we run in the Las Vegas Ragnar in November, the weekend following my 15th anniversary.

This is kind of how the conversation went:

M: We could do the Vegas and get the Saints and Sinners double medal.
Me: That would be awesome, it is the weekend of my anniversary. Hey Chels, we could run the Ragnar for our anniversary.
Chels: (After punching me in the arm, I think)Ummm, no.

Who could blame her for that kind of answer. Reminder I was right off the WB and the hangover hadn't worn off yet. So I was ready to run another Ragnar right there and then.

A short time after that the following conversation was had:

Chels: I was thinking how cool it would be to finish the Ragnar together around our 15th anniversary.
Me: Oh yeah, let's get a team and do it.

We got the awesomest team in Ragnar history together, nothing against the Chafing Tailers, but this one had my wife on it so it couldn't have been more awesome than that. and ran this 200ish mile relay on a weekend we should've been lounging somewhere warm enjoying our 15th anniversary.

All in all, you know you've found true love when after 15 years of marriage you can take your wife and throw her, not literally, in a minivan with 4 other sweaty people, get less than 6 hours of sleep in a 48 hour time-span  make her run 5+ miles uphill in the wind, 5+ miles alone through the desert at night in the wind and cold, and 3+ miles without giving her any support during her run, all to complete a 200ish mile relay so that you can selfishly get a simple piece of metal saying you did something crazy.

I'd say if that isn't true love I don't know what is.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mo Tab Christmas

First off I have to say how cool the retro camera app I have on my phone. This pinhole look is pretty cool.

Anyway, this morning Chels, I, and the three oldest went to the Conference Center for Music and the Spoken Word. It was a very cool castle set and all the dancers were dressed in castle period clothing. Jayne Seymour did the story of the Good King Wenceslas, which I have never heard before. It was cool. They even made it snow in the Conference Center. It was a great experience.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another Temple Picture

I have an app on my phone called Retro Camera and it does some cool things with pictures. Here is one if the SL Temple.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More From Our Fun Monday

So before we got down to see the lights on Monday we decided to get some dinner. The kids wanted McDonald's so we went to get them food but Chels and I decided that we'd have Taco Bell instead. We get to the Taco Bell drive thru and notice that there is a line and that it is moving really slowly. We order our food and then sit and wait. There are 3 cars ahead of us and it feels like it's going to take a while to get our food. As we are sitting there the 2nd car in line decides to bump the car in front of him, then backs into the car in front of us. Then he decides to hit the car in front of him again. The guy in the front, driving a 4 runner type vehicle is out of his car yelling and cussing at the guy to stop hitting his car. Luckily I was the last car in the line and decided that it was time to back out of the drive thru and go inside and pick up my food. It was an interesting evening in the drive thru.

Christmas Season Fun

On Monday night we took the opportunity to head downtown to look at the lights. It was a lot if fun. Not as crowded as I thought it would be and we were able to spend some time just enjoying things. The kids had a good time and we even got gingerbread men and hot chocolate at Deseret Book before heading back to the car.
-- Tracy