Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Yes I have began playing Chess once again. Study a bit each day and have joined a chess club. My Chess playing has also allowed me to hook up with an old friend I have not talked with in over a decade.

Quote of the Day
Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
--- Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just For a Laugh

Had to throw this in here today. Since I was browsing Youtube and came across this commercial.

Guitar Lesson 101

Since I have a few guitars and no skills, I really like when I find a well made guitar lesson on Youtube. By well made I mean, visually it shows everything and for those of us lacking any type of real teaching its easy to understand and fun.

Hurt- Johnny Cash Version guitar lesson

Here is another link to another lesson of Hurt on The Guitar Teachers Notebook site.

Hurt- Johnny Cash

Quote of the Day
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
---Al Franken

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hospice 5K

Today's 5K at Hospice of Volusia county did not really go as planned. I learned several new lessons at this race. Me, Dee, Jinelle and Brittany all entered. This was the first race we had run that had been melt your face hot. It was like 90F at 8am and sunny. This race also had to have the most people we ever saw at a race up to this point, close to 600.

Mistakes I Made
1. I had really been slacking on the running, and my result shows this.
2. I wore all black to a sunny, hot, 3.1mi race i was not conditioned for.
3. I started the race and ran the first mile way to fast.

Dee did not set any record for this race but she has been running a lot. I really think the heat took its toll on all of us. Every race up to this one I had handily beat her by 5 Min's or more. Not this day, at 2 miles she over took me and pulled away. She was the only reason my time was not 5 min slower. (Pride) I refused to let her beat me, I honestly could hear her and Jinelle taunting me with that scenario in my head the last mile.

Brittany ran a really respectable 27 min time and finished 2ND in her age group. Unfortunately after a mile she took off her sneakers and ran the last 2Mi barefoot. With her sneakers in her hands she crossed the finish and the detector never registered her race chip.

All in all it was a fun morning, Mel and Mom went and we all had a good time.

Quote of the Day
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
---Steven Wright