The gun looked ready…but would it work? I’m happy to report that I shot 50% in shooting clays. Not bad for decades without shooting. More importantly, I felt comfortable with it and actually enjoyed the shooting. Maybe I’m back in the saddle. Only got one pic. I was advised by a buddy to “look mean.”… Continue reading 19: Pull!
I haven’t touched a gun since I was much younger. Sadly, I lost a close friend around the age of 20 to a gun accident. Since that day, I have never had the urge to hold a gun in my hands. I come from a family of hunters on my mom’s side as well as… Continue reading 18: Clean and Oil a Shotgun
Who doesn’t want to be able to do this? There is no harder flex in the breakfast kitchen than the one-handed egg break. Practice: Take 2 ping pong balls or golf balls and stick a quarter between them. Separate the two to release the coin while keeping control of the balls in hand. Now you’re… Continue reading 17: Open an Egg with One Hand
I’m no Luddite, but I’m embarrassed to admit I had no idea how to drop a Google Pin for directions….until now. For those slow on the uptake like me, here you go: Open Google Maps, search your location, then share. Boom. I dropped three pins in the next hour after learning. Tim Cook or Sundar… Continue reading 16: Drop a Pin
After 2 weeks of brisk walks, it was time to kick it up a notch with a run. Let’s be honest 2 miles is not a difficult run but it certainly isn’t something I enjoy. It was a gorgeous day so I disguised the experience by making sure I was fully taking in the beautiful… Continue reading 15: Run 2 Miles
Love to grill. Love to do drunken chickens. Have always shied from spatchcocking due to my self perceived poor butcher skills. Fear, not to be confused with the incredible movie starring Mark Wahlberg (“Hey Mr. Walka”), is a crippling adversary. Time to tackle the enemy once again. All I had to do was run my… Continue reading 14: Spatchcock a chicken
We often joke that Hogs for the Cause is a marathon full of sprints. If there isn’t chaos 24/7…then things are not going well! Managing the entropy is difficult, and I really struggle to enjoy the event as a result. Whether it be worrying about patron experience, team satisfaction, revenue, risk, musician and stage logistics… Continue reading 13: More Fun, Less Stressed at Work
Recently, I came across a slide created by a hospice nurse delineating the Top 5 Regrets People Express in the Last 12 Weeks of Life. They are: I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life other’s expected of me. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. (Every… Continue reading 12: Staying In Touch With Friends
At one point in my career, I was spending so much time on airplanes or in airports that I mistakenly thought I was in Paris when I was actually in Las Vegas. What’s that got to do with Old Fashioneds? Either a lot or nothing at all. But I am always dismayed with the drink… Continue reading 11: Mile High Old Fashioned
Upped the walk session an additional 10 minutes today from last week. Got in an additional half-mile. I Will start running next week! Oh man…running SUCKS!!! Why am I doing this to myself!!