Friday, September 3, 2021

Good Bye August 20BLK Jack - Bring On September

My Sisters And I     Have One Wish Before We Die     And It May Sound Strange     As If Our Minds Are Deranged      Please Don't Ask Us Why     Beneath The Sheltering Sky     We Have This Strange Obsession     You Have The Means In Your Possession     Tea In The Sahara With You        The Young Man Agreed      He Would Satisfy Their Need     So They Danced For His Pleasure     They Would Wait For Him Here     The Same Place Every Year   Beneath The Sheltering Sky   Across The Desert He Would Fly      Tea In The Sahara With You 

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Synchronicity 17 June 1983

NUMBERS:

Aug 2020

Hours - 18

Miles - 198

PR's - ZERO

Activities - 12


Aug 20BLK Jack

Hours - 19

Miles - 165

PR's - 1

Activities - 15

My lame August numbers have been rather pathetic due to California wildfires. Our air quality the last three Summers have been horrid. And Thats My Excuse 

Been spending more time in the gym these days but sort of half A$$'n my routines. And I think "routine" is my problem. Just feeling so dang stagnant these days. I really need to find a race in 2022 as a motivator. Call Me A Sloth 


ORTHO:
Outside of the horrific smokey layered haze fronts, August wasn't all that bad. I spent quality time in the Office. Doing my part not to be subsumed by the corporate plan.


The client that took part in the LEADMAN series this year finished in the top 10. I will pass on the actual place as that could be perceived as HIPA/Confideatcnlity ruling. Even though they couldn't care less if I used their name. Butt Still


This client put in ALL of the work and effort!!! But I feel as if I had a little to do with it. If anything else, they appreciated my pre-race motivational texts. 


A new client came in from a reliable referral and the session couldn't have gone any better. Well, maybe it could have. For a first time client, their nervous system was strong. Ortho can be a skeptical experience for a new client and that is totally OK. 


This client was suffering from neck and headache issue. You know me, I always promote H2o without taking their power away while I began with their feet. We went through standard cervical neck releases and it wasn't until we worked with their C1 and C2 relationship that we finally got somewhere. 

Wish I had a video of their eyes when the "Atlas" or C1 shifted. Talk about immediate relief. Then, to merry C2 "Axis" with the new found position of C1, like a whole new neck. In my mind, had a few arrows in my quiver still but LESS is MORE. 


From my office window in early July (above) and mid August (below). And that's all those plastic particles or Micro-plastics from the California fires. Cars, Homes, and Businesses that burned to the ground are now aloft in our valley. Yuck

UNCLE:

A new development that has been a real joy for me has been labeled Baseball Workouts. I regularly send my Uncle daily body weight workouts for him to incorporate with SF Giants games. The middle of the 1st inning, if the Giants give up a run, 12 stand ups from the couch, if the Giants don't allow a run, only 10 stand ups. Simple 


It's been a real hoot I tell ya. We graduated to lifting with soup cans in his hands now. So in a standing military press position, cans in hand, 15 presses to the ceiling. And I consistently preach slow and control movements. Think of a full range of motion while reaching for the ceiling. Stretch For It


A fun and exciting way for him to watch his beloved SF Giants on television. Plus, it helps that The Giants are leading the NL West these days. Sometimes I stick with the even innings for exercises and other nights its the odd innings. No Rhyme Or Reason


Other workouts are in a pyramid set. After he finishes an exercise, I have him hold his breath for :30 seconds. The next inning, hold for :45 seconds. The next inning, hold for :55 seconds because I cant drive fifty five. Then back down holding :45, then :30, and these are all performed after each routine per inning. 


The exercise he doesn't necessarily care for are the A,B,C's. I have him standing during the 7th inning stretch with his arms straight out to the side parallel to the ground, pretend he is holding a laser point, draw out each letter of the alphabet on the far walls, and write out the alphabet in lower case, rest, and then capital letters. 

DOUBLE NICKELS:

The Dude hit Double Nickels this month. So he took a paid day off, which he never does, quick road trip down to Orvis Hot Springs. It has been a long time for me and the hot springs made some remarkable improvements. 


Orvis is a clothing optional hot springs so no photos were taken. But inside the landscape is flipping gorgeous. Massive Lava Rock Boulders of flower planters with a full color spectrum of blooming flowers. The mature trees create a welcoming canopy of shade over certain sections of the pools.


And we totally scored as Orvis cleans all the pools every other Wednesday and we arrived on Thursday. The Flagstone slabs under water felt like earth rocks under my bare feet. Usually they are slimy but not on this day. Hardly anyone was around and the lithium filled pools were uncommonly peaceful. Highly Recommended 


After a delightful soak, we headed up above the town Ridgeway. There is this whole new park that is under development by a Disc Golf Player. Beautiful camp sites, a modern pavilion for weddings, and commanding views from all directions. 


There are currently 9 baskets with another 18 to be installed in 2022. That's right, another 18 baskets!! Looking forward to returning and hanging out for a few alluring days next year. 


Just about the time we were about to boogie, I sent AJ a text. AJ has been trying to recreate a veteran move our cousin pulled years ago. Long story VERY short, our cousin from California bought a round of brews at a GJ watering hole. The waitress was super slick with her delivery that day.


Anyway, The Dude & I walked into the 1915 brick building Colorado Boy Brewery and quickly belly up to the bar. The Dude asked the female bartender for a Birthday I.P.A. Cracked me up because he was unaware of the AJ text/call in from Sacramento. So the bartender says that they only have one kind of IPA but pours this 32oz mug. The Dude takes a sip and says," Yup, taste like cake." Classic


Moments later, the patio waitress walks behind the bar and says," I am still waiting for the birthday boys to arrive." I laughed out loud and with a smile I state," Here We Are." We all got a big kick out of it and all of our beers were on the house for the evening. We only paid for the pie. That's A Pizza Pie BTW

My Cuz from the UK sent a family birthday selfie from San Diego. Him and his family flew to SD to enroll their son in his first year of college. My mom , white shirt on the left , met up with them for lunch. Exceptionally nice to see them all together and so wish I could have been there. 


FULL MOON:

The Dude and I hosted another Shadow Puppet Performance and this one went much better. While manning the BBQ with an ice cold brew in hand , how could I go awry??


Just as Mr Sun was setting in the West, I fired up the cast-iron houle wood burning fire chimney, that precious Full Moon made an appearance from the East. Neighborhood families began to arrive shortly after the flames sparked to life. 


A variety of adult beverages were whipped together and socializing commenced. The Dude gave a perfect opening overview and gathered the littles down on a queen size pillow pad with blankets and pillows. The adults sat in a half moon shaped layout of patio chairs. Cosy And Comfy 



For me, I felt the rhythm of the players and was totally on my game this time around. I was way overly critical of our first performance and utterly picked it apart in my head over and over afterwards. Pointed out all the mis cues and The Dude was like, WHATEVER. Don't worry about it.





But this time around, I wasn't worried about my fat head blocking out the light or forgetting my lines or allowing my hands to cast undesirable shadows. Smoothly stepping into the characters and their movements flowed naturally. The audience giggled and clapped during certain highlights. Obviously it helps when your audience is engaged. 


Afterwards, the kids were all fired up to come behind the booth and create a play for themselves. Most of it was elementary but they had fun. So that's all that matters. Nobody got hurt, we all had a good laugh, and some of us caught a healthy buzz. Win Win Win

CAR CAMPING:


After spending the month of July in CB, already mentioned a rough re-entry, I packed up the automobile, that is a 16 Candles reference there, and headed for the open land of thin air. 


Dinner pie over the fire pit, single track on the Yeti 575, possibly the last skinny dip of the season, and a magical blanket of stars summed up a perfect three day get-a-way. 


With all of the Monsoon rains, we are still beyond arid. I stopped dead on my ride as I have floated/bathed in this creek a number of times over the years. Today, it's an ankle slapper. Shocking 



Might have had a few too many brews on my last night. Wasn't my plan by any means, just stargazing. Next thing I knew, my hand waved around the inside of the empty cooler. Dang It! But I slept like a baby with no interest in returning to the Grand Valley the next day. The below photo was at sunrise two days later from the airport location. Please Mother Nature, Put These Fires Out. 

GOALS:

  1. Build My Fitness 
  2. Lift With Intentions 
  3. Host A Radio Show
  4. Promote Ortho-Bionomy
  5. Walk My Walk Of The Talk I Talk
  6. Reframe From Slapping A Republican Up Side Their Head  

Until Next Time, Think Of Others First,

Cheers 

56 comments:

  1. So hosting radio show, is same as doing a pod cast. I like great looking sunset and rises.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Hosting An Actual Radio Show On KAFM 88.1FM - Will Send You A Link When I Have Secured A Time Slot - You Would Be Mesmerized Out Here With Daily Sets And Rises - Be Well There Pep

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  2. I see that 11:11 appears often on your clock/phone. For those who believe in it, 11:11 has an important esoteric meaning.
    Sorry for all those fires, here we had the same problem but much less extensive.
    Stargazing: I remember when I was a kid and my grandpa, an old sailor, told me the names of all the stars and the constellations: I cannot forget the wonderful time I spent listening his tales.

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    1. 12:34 Is My Favorite - Triple J Turned Me On To The 7:07, 7:17, 7:27, etc - The Fires Are Tragically Out Of Control - The After Math Is Phuc'd As Well - Our Friends Returned To The House And Their Neighborhood Is Coated In Orange Retardant - Do You Shop Vac?? No Water To Wash It, So Use A Broom?? They Are Thankful Their Home Still Stands But Is That Stuff Toxic To Breath When Cleaning Up??? Time Will Tell - Also, Fantastic Memory Of The Grandfather - Really Appreciate You Sharing That Story - Stay Strong BLK Knight

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  3. The photo with the sun showing in the water is pretty. The dog, beautiful photo and it's not so pleasant being outside when there is smoke from bush fires.

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    1. So Pretty - Yuck, But Pretty - The Dogs Are A Classic - Be Well Margaret

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  4. Yes, you're definitely not alone in feeling lethargic. Pretty much everyone around here is feeling that way too.
    I guess it's a legacy of Covid 🙄
    Such a pity about your poor air quality. I have seen pictures of those dreadful fires on TV, and I often think of you. It looks really scary. We have been fortunate here. The usual summer fires have been scarce this year...however, there have been a lot of floods.🙄
    Ha, you still put me to shame on the exercise front! I know I have some ongoing health issues to contend with, but that is no excuse for sloth! Need to get out of my chair and onto my exercise bike!😉 Once again, you have inspired me...thank you so much!😊😊
    Love the photos too!!

    Have a super weekend! xxx

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    1. The Legacy Of COVID, Brilliant - Thanx For Thinking Of Me And Those California Fires Are A Mess - The Amount Of Animals Suffering Bothers Me Tremendously - Would Definitely Add You To The Uncle List - I Believe That If You & I Begin With Mobility Exercises, The Stationary Bike Rides Will Come Naturally - Stay Inspired And Pleases Me Knowing You Are Enjoying These Photos - So Many More To Come - Big Hugs My Dear

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  5. Saw 2! kids yesterday with neck and upper back pain from what I can only surmise is excessive screen time... I sent them to PT because I don't know any ortho providers here...

    If you do slap a Repub upside the head, slap them again for me

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    1. Shoot - Wish I Knew Someone In Your Area - I Have Labeled This Issue In Children As Cellular Neck Syndrome - Lets Hope The PT World Provides Some Relief - As For The Slap, Happily - That Stems From Two Old Farts Talking Out Their A$$ And The One Says," The Dumb Sh*T Prez Is Bringing Over All Those Refugees And Relocating Them In States That He Lost. Now Those Refugees Will Vote Dem." Like WoW - Nothing Better To Do I See - Anyway, You Stay Strong Wendy - Big Hugs

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  6. ...double nickels, that's hard fo me to remember way back then.

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    1. I Feel Ya - So Much To Remember From Way Back In The 1900's

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  7. A colorful month of photos. Love the clock numbers and the sweet pupper nose. Himself sees 11:11 all the time. My number is 08:18. The puppet show looks so magical and creative. Is that a pineapple pizza I see? I'm laughing because to an Italian pineapple pizza is so wrong!😺 Take care and be well.

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    1. Many Thanx CJ - Good On Himself - The Shadow Puppets Are Something Special - Yup, Its 100% Fresh Pineapple - oops - Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

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  8. Hi Travis, You have been busy congrats to the Dude, And the 3 day camp out to die for I'm thinking the same just get LD over with so the tourists are gone and maybe there will be room for me...OH and on that #6 Goal, please make it closed fist,, :0)~ and add one more from Sondra down south who is so fed up with it.....
    I told the lady at the DMV if they give me "That Plate" Im gonna hurl it thru the governors' window. Her eyebrows couldn't have done any higher. TC

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    1. Thankfully The Southern Tribes Are Crawling Back South In There Massive SUV's - You Be Liking That #6 There - Our DMV Is A Sh*Thouse These Days - Our Manager Tina Is Hiding With The My Pillow Guy After An FBI Raid Of Her Office - Its Still Weird Around Here - Pound The H2o And Smile Often

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  9. Dearest Travis,
    Your 6th video viewer here and noticed the traffic at higher speed then the clouds, so little wind and that does not get rid of the bad smoke and particles from the wild fires.
    Sad that you have not been able to enjoy the outdoors as much because of the bad air quality!
    We sure have been able to go into the clean, fresh air a lot.
    Love the picture with your Mom in it; happy gathering and no doubt you wished you could have been with them.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanx Ever So Much For Watching The Time Lapse - It Is A Bummer And I Miss The Great Outdoors - Stoked You Two Kids Are Enjoying The Cleaner Atmosphere These Days - Big Hugs Mariette

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  10. Bummer about the smoke. I love the woman over the Dude's shoulder in the picture of him with his beer -- she totally photobombed him. LOL

    The puppet show looks very cool!

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    1. So Glad You Saw Her Crazy Wild Eyes - In The Process Of Writing A New Script For The Shadow Puppets - Wish Me Luck - What Would Willy Wonka Do

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  12. Lithium filled pools??? Extraordinary. Your mum looks very glam and the puppet show looks like it was such fun. Thanks for the glance into your life.

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    1. Yes, And At A Perfect Temperature There Brother Drew - The Madre Has Always Been A Glamor Ham - The Shadow Puppets Were A Hit - Thanx For Checking In On My Little Slice Of Life - Big Hugs

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  13. You always come up with such interesting photos. Each could be a study in itself. The sky here has smoke from the west cost visible in the distance though not like you are experiencing!

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    1. Well Thank You For Such Inspiring Words - Really, Thank You - Lets All Hope For Some Snow - Enjoy The Rest Of Your Weekend - Stay Strong

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  14. Don´t know this song, but my Bro and I... would dance.

    You still know it was June 17th??? 1983??? What had happened - I hope for something fun...?
    Hmmm. Amber sounds good.
    "Never ever go without H2O".
    I think Baseball is like Vegemite. You have to grow up with it too like it ;-)

    Very cool cans (OK, that makes no sense to my last words - I´m no Mexican, but, hey. Cool. And healthy way to deal with death.)

    Great sun-shots!

    WOW. That is SOME beer!!! I´d need ice-cubes for that (slow drinker).
    The game sounds fun!
    OK. Drooling. That pizza/pie looks very yummy. Very.

    Goals... #1.. have to get back. A whole week of being slack!
    Always do, think of others first. But sometimes.... you should think of yourself (and enjoy a pizza with a good beer).
    Cheers

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    1. You Like Those Sun Photos A - And You Like The Beer Photos A - More Games And More Pie Please - For Me, I Feel As If Goal #1 Is A Distraction Really - But Its Much Needed For My Own Personal Headspace These Days - Thank You For Thinking Of Others And Always Good Beer Over Water - Be Well Iris

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  15. Lovely doggie photos. So cool you're texting your uncle work outs and helping his with his fitness.
    Sorry to hear about the bad quality of air that was due to wild fires. I can see how that masses with your cycling. Better not to mess with smoke from wild fires, it can cause permanent damage to the lungs. Bad luck to have bad air quality during several summers. I'm crossing my fingers for a better Autumn.
    Lovely photo of your cousins from UK with your mother.
    That shadow play sounds and looks fascinating. I would love to see that performance.
    Fantastic goals!

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    1. Such Lovely Doggies - Baseball Workouts And The Uncle, Pretty Cool Season - Lets All Hope For A Spectacular Autumn - Pretty Cool Family Photo There - Wish You And The Hubby Could Have Been In Attendance - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  16. Happy September! I like seeing the pup on your phone. The sunrise shot is gorgeous. I hope the air clears soon. LOL, at goal # 6. Have a great new week!

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    1. And A Very Happy September To You As Well - Also, The Comments On Your Site Are Turned Off A Majority Of The Time - Why Is That - Have A Wonderful Month My Shadow People Friends

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  17. I'm looking forward to seeing the full moon in September, the most beautiful in a year.

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    1. U And Me Both - Have Two Offerings In Mind - Be Well Over There

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  18. I am sorry to hear that there were fire issues in your parts too. Italy, more precisely, Sardinia island also had to face that and if I remember well, Greece also faced those problems. Humanity should prioritize and work on real and important issues.
    I see that despite all that you continued with your work.
    Keep on the hard work, the numbers don't always reflect the importance and the effect of our actions.

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    1. Yes, Its World Wide - Keeping On Keeping On - Its What I Do - Sending Vibes Your Way

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  19. We had the smoke on some days here in NH too. It even smelled smokey. I can only image how bad it was closer to the fires. And I also like how you posted those phone photos too. Nice way to journal a month. Happy September!

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    1. Thats Was Unreal Watching The Smokey Front Blanket The East - So Gross - Thanx For Checking Out These Photos - More On The Way - And A Very Promising September To You

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  20. Good to see you meeting up with the folks from UK. We are strong together my friend. Your uncle is a luck guy to have your expertise at hand.

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    1. He Is Lucky & I Am Way Proud Of The Guy

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  21. Cool shadow theater 🤩!!!
    Today I will drink beer for your health😁!!!

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  22. Oh so nice photos as always darling

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  23. time fly so fast.....

    have a wonderful September

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    1. Woke Up Yesterday And Thankfully Realized That I Am Not 60

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  24. Lovely of your family to meet up while visiting (enrolling in school) from overseas!
    I love your workout idea. I need to implement something like that into my daily routine. I've slacked on workouts and haven't even been to the gym since the pandemic started.
    That really sucks about the air there. As much as I complain about how boring the Midwest is, I'm glad we don't have the kind of air pollution Cali gets from the wildfires.

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    1. U Bet And They Enjoyed Themselves - Would Happily Help With Simple Movement Exercises - And California Is STILL Burning - Be Well T

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  25. My Brother and I sadly have no dream together, oh, we fought so bad again instead, how dumb.
    Sad, true excuse.
    I´m a Sloth since two weeks - the weather was too great, so I read books instead. On the balcony
    Never ever go without H2o.
    And a beer ;-)
    Our Giants (Braunschweig Löwn, what else could the name be) told me to DO MORE!
    "Simple" (I´m small).
    Great you take care.
    Cool can - the price, uh-oh.
    At the airport Frankfurt I once was asked to hold my breathh for... 30 minutes. The guy laughed, of course.
    Beautiful refection pic.
    "A cake" :-) - all the beers on the house?! WOW. Pizza-pie, hmmm, will check the freezer. Sad you couldn´t meet your family. But looks like you had awesome fun anyways.
    Yes. #1 - Monday.
    Cheers to you!

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    1. H2o Is The Game Changer - Well, Beer Certainly Helps - Allow Yourself To Work Those Lungs - I Paid For The Pie - Brews On The House - Score

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