Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seasonal Change

Wow....seems like I only blog when theres a change in the weather anymore. I dont really do much other than work and my play time doesnt really strike me as something worth blogging about lol.  As I near a half century of time on this earth I spend alot of time thinking about the past. Ive traveled to many countries and have friends and relatives worldwide.  Id like to thank everyone that has been a part of my lifes journey to this point. Many of the people I care the most about I will likely never see again. To those that still care about me I am forever greatfull. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weather gettin sweet

Its funny how I enjoy my job so much more when the weather is nice. Lots of people work indoors but I spend 90 percent of my time outside. Gotta take the bad with the good tho. Seems to be either awesome weather or just plain crappy. Gunna be a busy weekend. Ive got to go over the mountains to my parents for my dads birthday. It will be good to see them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winter Blues

Anyone else ready for some sunny warm weather? I love the winter....when Im indoors lol. Unfortunatly I work outside with vehicles and heavy equipment. I spend much of my day fighting with the ice and installing chains on the trucks Im driving. By the time I get home at the end of the day Im exhausted. I seperated my sternum a few month agp and its taking forever for it to heal up. Supposed to be on light duty lol. Oh well warmer days and better health are just around the corner.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

High 5

Finally upgraded to the iphone5. I love it already. Faster....thinner...lighter....and a screensize that is much better for my eyes. I was worried about all my settings and apps but everything is here and much more. Got a black and red case for it. I think I look a bit younger and cooler now lol.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas/God Jul to whomever reads this. Hope you have a great Holiday and enjoy the time with your family and friends.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Still Learning

Ive hunted for many years with a rifle. Many of my best friends and family members also love to hunt. This year I have put the rifle down and have aquired a compound bow. Having never hunted with a bow I am a bit apprehensive lol. I will have to limit my range to about 30 yards. It will be an exciting new challange to get much closer to the animal than usual. Ive been practicing now for several days to gain the skills necessary to have a successful bow outing. I need to learn to be quieter as I draw back on the bow. I also need to learn to keep my damn arm out of the way when I shoot lol. So far Im loving the practice time.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Looks like the weather has finally taken a turn for the better. Sunny and warm with pleasant evenings is always nice. Spent last night playing with my new laptop. Quad core 6 gig 17.3 inch monitor and a great graphics n sound. Makes my older one look really weak lol. So much on it that Ill never use. I tried out the I really look that old? That definatly wont get much use haha. Just finished the second book in the "Hunger Games" series. I know the series is meant for young adults but boyyyyy I sure do like it so far. Mabye cause Im not so old after all? Pic is of Seattle on a northwest evening.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My favorite love story

I just loved this animated film. It has a great message and the whole family can enjoy it. Its called "UP". I saw it a few years ago and just watched it again. Two thumbs up from me.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Soon it will be Easter time. I like how the birds and the flowers all seem to come to life during this time of year. Each of us celebrates this time in their own way. To some it is a religious time of great importance. However you may celebrate this season in other ways. Just remember to celebrate with your families and loved ones and enjoy the time together.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Summer pleaseeeee

Cant wait for the passing of winter weather. Im ready for tshirts and shorts now. It seems like its been a long winter. The older I get the more I appreciate the things I used to just take for granted. Nice weather being one of those things. However the little bit of snow we have left is nothing compared to what kind of weather others must deal with. Try to make the best of what life throws at you ........

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Workout update

Well...Ive been going to the gym several times a week for 2 weeks now. My cardio is getting better as I can go faster and longer on the treadmill than when I started. My legs feel great but feet sure are sore lol. I may need to invest in a better pair of crosstrainer shoes if I want to stay serious on the cardio side of it. Met with a personal trainer named Alexsis. Super nice gal who is in great shape already. She set me up with a weight training program and showed me how all the equipment works. I did my first real set of muscle toning exercises and left the gym feeling like Rocky. The next morning it was all I could do to drag my ass up out of bed. Its been 2 days since then and I still feel like I got the stuffing beat out of me lol. Tonight I go back for my next round of weights. Someday I hope to wake up and not be so sore the next day. Abs...shoulders and legs tonight...Ill keep yall posted on the training....if I still have the energy left to write lol Cheers

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Whitney Houston..1963-2012.  One of my favorite artists has joined the ranks of the premature dead.
Whitney was the same age as me and lived a remarkable life. We were able to watch her rise to the top as well as her slide back down to the bottom over the length of her career. As so many of us are trying to make our bodies better, others choose to take another direction. Was it peer pressure?  Choosing to hang around the wrong types of people?  Her marriage to Bobbie Brown was certainly the beginning of the fall.  I know many people that would say that I "just dont understand". They are probably right. I do understand that she made some really bad choices in her life and that this outcome was no great surprise. Her music of old will live forever however. We can remember her for her music or for the fact that she was a drug user. I hope that people can see her death as a reason to mabye start making better choices in life. Once a person has started down the path theres no fixing the damage that has been done. We are only issued one body by the maker and Im pretty sure he wants us to try to take care of it. That being said.....Im headed down to the gym to get my sweat on.  Cheers

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So far so good

Been going to the gym for two days now. I thought I might be sore from the workouts but Im feeling pretty good actually. Ive been going in the evening so Ive been sleeping good. I did 3 miles at a 5% grade on the treadmill. Thats 4.82 kilometers to my Euro friends. I was going kinda fast so my heartrate was really movin and the sweat was rollin lol. Had my Alice in Chains cranked up on my headphones and felt real good with that heavy beat. Almost fell on my ass when I turned off the machine.......felt a bit drunk actually lol. Also been working a bit with the free weights.....arms..legs..abs. I feel really good mentaly about doing this also so that helps me keep a positive attitude and well motivated. Mabye Zumba this weekend.....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Now it begins...

Last night I went down to the new Golds gym to check it out. Wow so many nice people. Met with the new members lady and took the tour. Anyways.....Im a member now...i feel much more athletic lol. I was a little apprehensive to go at first because I figured I would look like an idiot. Happily, theres many people there just like me. I even knew a couple of the people. They have all the newest machines and equipment and several group rooms for use. Im looking forward to trying yoga for the first time. Im scheduled to meet with a personal trainer on monday night. They will set up a program designed to accomplish what I want. Its like a lounge almost....fireplaces...bigscreen tvs...juice bar...leather chairs in the relaxing area...very comfy. Kinda worried about one thing lady said she thought I might like to Zumba.....I told her I already had a girlfriend and thanked her anyway.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Am I really this old?

All of my friends in my age group seem to be working out more than ever now. Even my friends overseas are all getting into shape. Am i the only one who is already dead tired when I get home from 8-10 hours of work? Is it my age or is it my extra weight that I have packed on over the last year?I suppose I need to change my eating habits a bit. Cheeseburgers yea...candy yummm....soda mmm. Do I need to concentrate on losing the weight or just start eating better? Should I start exercising now? Do I need to do cardio or weight training? Do I need to spend my freetime at the gym looking at myself in the mirror? Lol. Think Ill start by losing a few pounds....mabye I wont be as tired when I get home at night.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Glass Houses

Got to thinking about how much I have changed over the years. Dont get me wrong....right is right and wrong is wrong. I try to be a good person and not be to quick to judge someone else.
Everybody has their positive and negative sides. We all wake up facing all kinds of different problems. In my many years on this earth Ive noticed how much better my day can be if I just worry about the important stuff..
....not the garbage that has no bearing on my day. We all have problems and situations in our own lives that are more important than the trivial crap that may go on around us. So Im gunna try to remember.....when I point my finger at someone....3 fingers are pointing right back at me. Cheers

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Water Wars

It was a dark and stormy day almost 20 years ago. I had enlisted in the HM navy knowing full well that there was the possibility of naval combat in my near future. The seas were rough that day...almost 2 meters high. The wind was blowing very hard. As the enemy ship came into view we realized it was a pirate crew from Kapp Ahl. We fought for several hours and only after great effort were we able to defeat the pirates.....den här är fäktist den enda foto jag har kvar från Sverige. Den ligger på min skrivbord.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 my girlfriend wants me to sell my work van. Ya..its obnoxious lol. I only use it for work and it keeps the other cars clean. I like to work on it and take care of it cause its me. Whatcha think? Sell? Keep?