Monday, May 25, 2009

SGT. Damien Ficek


On this Memorial Day, I wish to honor my best friend from college. SGT. Damien Ficek was a great man and a great friend. He was an inspiraton to me and everyone he came in contact with. He stood out in a crowd for all the right reasons. It is because of GREAT Men like Damien that our Country is FREE and I solute him and all other who have gone before to secure my Freedom and Liberties. Thank You Damien, you are a true Hero!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Marley and Me







All I can say is that this is the second saddest movie of all time, the first, of course, being "My Life." Maybe it is because we have a wonderful dog that is literally part of our family and so it made the movie more real to us, however, I personally beilieve that if you have ever owned/loved a dog, than this will shred your heart into pieces.


It all started when we went to the theater expecting a kid type of movie, since that is what all of the previews portray this movie as. It started out all great and fun, "Oh they have such a cute and adorable dog." Then the movie takes a turn for reality. I won't give away anything more so if you do want to see it than you won't have the entire movie laid out before you on a blog that doesn't really exist. But I will warn you, BE PREPARED!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Back from the Dead!!!

I haven't written on this crazy thing in a long time. I don't know if I got tired of it or just don't have anything to say. Maybe a little of both. Not much has changed since the last time I posted, just the same old same old, day in and day out.
Some basic updates: Bothell Football lost in the quarterfinals this year to a team we should have beat by 20 points. It is now basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics season. All of the basketball games have been away thus far which just means that january and febuary will be very busy with all of the home games. There are several more home wrestling meets this year than in years past. We usually have like 3, I think there are 5 or 6 this year. We have 3 or 4 gymnastics meets, which are always fun. We have a level 10 gymnist on our team. I didn't know what that meant, so for those of you that are like me, those that are eligable to participate in the olympics are all level 10 gymnists, so she is really good.
Work is going pretty good for Mindy, just the usual struggles with her clients getting arrested or running away or her clients parents being complete morons. She does enjoy her job though and she is an amazing therapist. There are countless times when her clients won't talk to anybody (their parents, the court system, or anything like that) but they will totally talk to her about everyday life and things that are troubling them. They will call her when they are in times of complete distress or are just sad and need somebody.
Now for the greatest thing: EGGNOG!!!!
what a great invention. I love this time of year because there is plenty of eggnog to drink. It really should be a year round drink. Maybe I will start to make my own so I can have some whenever I want. I could probably even use my Magic Bullett that I am still using faithfully.
Done for now. Hopefully I will write back again sooner than multiple months.

Monday, November 3, 2008

United States of America

We live in such a great country and are blessed with the opportunity to participate in the election of our government representatives. What a great chance that is to be a part of choosing who will lead this great nation, to help keep it strong and in line with that great document, the Declaration of Independince. I hope that everyone is prepared to vote tomorrow, whether you are voting for Democrat, Republican or other, make sure that it is in line with your beliefs and your morals. May God continue to bless this great nation.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Magic Bullet

You always see the infomercial.... "It's like magic, anything you could ever want to eat in less than ten minutes!," or "It's as easy as 1-2-3 and it is all done." Well, I have always thought that it was just a big waste of money until an experience I had last week. One of my co-workers offered me a fruit smoothy that he made with his Magic Bullet. I viewed this as a great opportunity to see what the hype was all about. He pulls out that little blender about the size of a round of ammunition that you would see on a battleship. He then plops some frozen mixed berries from costco with some water a little bit of whey protein pouder. He then presses down the little container blending the mixture together and literally in less than 10 seconds the smooothy was complete. I took a drink and I was sold. So this last weekend, we were off to find a Magic Bullet for my very own. There was one at Target....$75, are you kidding me, there is no way I could rationalize spending that mutch on a blender, there has got to be a lower price. After finishing our erronds, we stopped in bed, bath, and beyond for one last thing and there it was, $45 worth of magic, in the form of a little bullet. We snatched it up, stopped by Safeway on the way home and we have been drinking smoothies constantly, ok, I have been drinking smoothies constantly. Mindy liked it, but I am pretty sure I am instantly addicted. My new favorite is mixing our Costco chocolate meal shakes with raspberries. Wow that is good. Well, I will let you all make your own desicions, but if you don't have a magic bullet you are missing out on smoothie greatness.