Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stop Taking up Space in the Gym!

  It annoys me when people are standing around talking more than working out in the gym. Don't you know people want to use the equipment? You're in the way! So many people go to the gym and waste time. They take entirely too long breaks or just do the minimum. Why are you even in the gym? If you don't want to be there, then leave. You know who I'm talking about. Hey, if you need a break, by all means, do what you gotta do. Everyone has off days. I'm talking about the ones who just want to say they've been to the gym so they can look like a tough guy on facebook. Please.. Get out of the mirror, move aside, and let me get my reps in. Hit it hard or hit the road!

  ...and that's my fitness tip of the day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

money talks

i can't say what i really want to say
because i don't want people to hate me
i don't really care, that's just the way
the government and society made me
if you have enough money you can say what you want
but don't think i have to follow your thoughts
you can flash your swag, twist words and flaunt
but if i don't agree it's all in vain to your cause


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Poem by Emily Dickinson

The heart asks pleasure first,
And then, excuse from pain;
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;

And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its inquisitor,
The liberty to die.

Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Music Essay

  Here is an essay I wrote about music. I hope it's not too corny. Haha!

  Music is very inspirational. I enjoy singing, dancing and listening to music. It has been said that different music can enhance your mood. It can bring joy and comfort. It can also make you angry or rowdy. It can get you moving and bring back memories. I like to imagine different images as I close my eyes and listen to classical or instrumental music.

  I don't know if I can pick one type of music as my favorite. I am very eclectic and love a variety. On the top of my list would be Reggae and other Caribbean music like Soca, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and Reggaeton. I love the way that it moves me to dance and shake my hips. Soulful R&B is another sweet spot for me. I love to sing along to great hits. I am no stranger to karaoke, and not too bad if I must say so myself.

  I have lots of respect for people who put their life into bringing music to the rest of us. Most people don't think about all the work that it takes to produce music, but we reap the benefits. I am not a professional singer, but I have spent some time in the studio. You do things over and over until it's exactly how you want it. Then you listen to it a week later and wish you had done something different. That's only one part of the process (the fun part if you ask me). There is also editing and other stuff that I don't know about.  Thanks to music and the artists who make it, the world is a much better, lively and more colorul place to live.

Friday, January 27, 2012

For Our Soldiers


  I work in a place where I see soldiers everyday. A lot of people can't say that, but to me, it's really no big deal because I was a soldier myself for 8 years. I lived with them, ate with them, worked with them, and partied with them. When you sign up for the military you don't really think about being deployed or losing limbs. Well, I should say when everything is peaceful you don't think about those things. Young soldiers today might have actually thought about the risks and maybe have even seen evidence of deployment.

  This morning when I walked in, I passed a soldier with a serious limp and a metal hand. "Scarred for life" is an understatement for him and his family. He probably didn't have any idea that would happen to him when he signed up. Soldiers like that are either proud of their injuries, resentful or depressed.

  I just want to say thank you to our soldiers. Thank you for choosing this career. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for doing what needs to be done especially when you don't want to do it. Thank you for dealing with the harsh living conditions at times. Thanks for your hard work and training. Thanks for keeping yourself "fit to fight." Thank you for not quitting when you feel like you just can't take it anymore. Always know that you are not alone. Thank you.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Art of Marriage

"The Art of Marriage"

A good marriage must be created.
In the marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a common sense of values and objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which both can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person.
It is being the right partner.

(Author unknown)