Thursday, March 9, 2023

Was I The Worm Or The Bird

Take Time To Give Thanx      Make Time To Be Giving      I'm Gonna Stop And Think Twice About The Way That I'm Living      Did I Say A Kind Word      Am I Proud Of My Actions       You Know A Job Well Done Gives Me Satisfaction       Can I Earn Your Trust     Your Love And Affection        Just One Step At A Time In The Right Direction        I'm Gonna Aim For Sky       Keep My Feet On The Ground       Raise My Voice To The Heavens      Make A Joyful Sound 


The String Cheese Incident

Outside Inside 2001

HIKE:

I am so not going to bore you with the time is flying factor. It IS March and the MADness is just around the corner. 


Been heading out early when the ground is still frozen and the atmosphere is peaceful. Pretty much mud season around here these days. The kind of soft mud were dogs would love splattering their paw prints in it. Sure wish Mother Nature would kindly dump about 5 feet of wet heavy snow here over the next few days. Think Snow

CYCLING:

The 'Just Wait 5 Minutes' saying around here in Colorado came true the other day. I headed west on the Ol GT and I wouldn't say that I was cold but definitely not warm. Within a few miles of care-free riding, the wind picked up. Then, I was kind of cold. Tolerable but chilly. Comfortable Enough 

Dark clouds casually rolled over the Colorado National Monument while caressing the individual slot canyon walls. The howling wind emanates directly from the west into my exposed face. Next thing I knew, Mr Sun was out again, headwind was even stronger. Still rolling west, I tucked into the tightest TT position I could wiggle myself into as I plunge my way on. Felt stellar to burn the quads while my screaming gastrocnemius pounded down on them pedals. Snow flakes began falling again and take refuge on the sleeves of my flannel. Finally talked myself into 'This Is The Perfect Turn Around Location'. The darker ominous clouds blocked away all sun's solar rays as I succumbed to defeat while turning around with my tail between my legs. 

And here comes the real snow!! A sideways blowing snow storm rapidly engulfed the landscape. The wind fluctuated between a tailwind, Willy Wonka upways, noseways, and a sideways blast of freezing temperatures. Between the weather and wind, couldn't hear my own thoughts. Just as I was questioning my own judgment, the sun breaks out once again. That tailwind was fierce still. Mother Nature happily pushed me all the way and my flannel was considerably soaked at this point of the adventure. I was cold but a headwind would have been disastrous. So lucky to be riding with the wind!! If you don't like the Colorado weather, just wait 5 minutes. 

PROJECTS:

A client mentioned this book and then brought it on in during our last session. Will begin reading shortly. Have You 


Have you ever worked with plaster walls before?? I have obviously patched holes in drywall and scarped popcorn ceilings but plaster walls will be a first. I am committed to a job where there is a hole in the back of a closet in room 1 that opens into the 2nd bedroom. The front door knob also punched a hole into the wall there as well. Will shoot some photos as I go, wish me luck. Plaster On 


Meeting with the Realtor this Saturday and rather excited about this place. Will gaily post photos during the walk through and keep ya all posted. Fingers Crossed 

ORTHO:

The Ortho world has been on fire. Landing this new location has completely changed my format. Not sharing the office space with three other gals has allowed me to be available at a drop of a hat. I'm working bankers hours, evenings, and weekends. Whatever & Whenever 


I rode over to the gym after a day in the office and was quickly reminded why I am gradually building my practice again. Someone left this for me as I am the last man standing when it comes to wearing my mask at the gym. I am waiting for the Trump Lovin Phuc to ask me if I got the cartoon. I don't need to ask around because they wont be able to control themselves here in a week or two. Like the Joke "How Do You Know If Someone Is Vegan?" Just wait and they will tell ya all about it. 

I am in the process of ordering an advertisement banner for the office. The graphic designer fabricated a little prototype placard with my logo and told me they ran a few stickers just because. In my mind, was thinking a few little cheesy suckers. They totally knocked me out with a bunch of little black ones and white ones. A stack of larger white, black, and red ones on the good quality vinyl were also in my goodie bag. Like Top Shelf Stickers 

February was full of Karma Coupons and goal reaching achievements. I weighed in at 202 pounds / 91 kilograms on Feb 1st 2023. Set a targeted goal of 190 by the end of the month. Well, didn't reach that goal but dropping the 10 pounds was pretty sweet. I stepped on the scale March 1st to witness this 193 pound / 87 kilos. The 180's is just around the corner and 170's by Summer sound be within range. Right 

NIGHT:

Those high Cirrus Clouds began rolling in those first few nights of stargazing and the dance between Venus & Jupiter. Started feeling a little dubious that I might miss the conjunction or the kissing if you will. But the last few nights created ideal viewing conditions and I fell in love. Jupiter, Venus, and that happy Moon were all right there in alinement. And last night's Full Moon ( Worm MOON ) brightened my whole evening. Pun Intended  


Hopefully you all were peering towards the west just after sundown to observe the pirouette between those celestial bodies spinning about. They were a sight to see and check out these photos from CJ. Keep Looking Up 

DISC:

Over the winter break, along with other chores, the YouTube algorithm flooded me with disc golfing videos. One guy in particular described exactly my form to a T and how that is the worst way to throw a disc. Clueless I Am 


The above photo is the result from my tee off drive. My old mechanics of throwing positioned my right elbow tucking into my right hip as I released my disc. This guy goes on to elaborate arm movement, elbow accuracy, and hip rotation. All off which I was doing completely wrong. Now I have only played three times this year with my new found driving angles and overall proprioception while on the tee pad. 


I am driving the disc like a mad man. Have always driven the disc like a discombobulated wild man but now it's a whole new ballgame. Definitely takes concentration but my elbow is parallel to the ground and my hips are isync with my feet and I have added about 20 yards / 18 meters to my drives. Hopefully my release point and grip will all merry together at some point this year. 


I focused on putting last year and that paid off dramatically. Started throwing with a Swan and retired my original early 90's Birdie Putter. The above photo showcases my distance putt that found the proper line I was envisioning and drilled the basket for another satisfying birdie toss. Just as I released the putter, called out to The Dude mid-flight that "I Think It's Going In!!" Below are photos of my blue disc in the basket.  


Stuck That Sucker Good. The Dude has been quite impressed with my play this year. We are both shocked by the distance gained with my driver disc and my putts are almost unreal. I'm not getting big headed here by any means. It is just that I have played disc golf for decades and I am just now learning how to play the game. Stoked 

TIMMING:

It is all in the timing and delivery. Like WoW

GOALS:

  1. Vacationing In The Sunshine
  2. Enthusiasms While Working  
  3. Grass Is In Need Of A Moe 
  4. Absolutely No Interest In Firing Up The Walk Behind Noise Maker 
  5. Shouting Out With Pure Happiness 

I leave you all with a promotional video I created for The Dude. Please leave a comment with your honest opinions. I am seeking true feedback for building stronger shorts. Might have another part time gig creating these for the Realtor. Maybe?!?! I say maybe because these videos demand attention to details and loads of freaking time. Would rather be riding my bike but the cash flow would be a bonus. Always up for refreshing revenue sources and exciting unknown challenges. 

 

Stay Strong,

Cheers 


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Clicking Off The Weeks

Because The World Is Round     It Turns Me On    Because The World Is Round    Because The Wind Is High    It Blows My Mind    Because The Wind Is High    Love Is Old    Love Is New    Love Is All     Love Is You 


The Beatles

Abby Road 1969

ORTHO:

So I threw it out to the Universe and WoW. Talk about enlightenment. A number of new clients have walked through the door on referrals and one even wheeled in. 

Another client arrived with more cash in hand than they knew what to do with. A yoga instructor skeptically entered the office and I was amazed with all the walls up. I categorize them as the ice berg clients. You slowly chip away at the surface and eventually the center will present itself. All In Time

But a highlight was working with a client chalk full of arthritis but in good spirits. They shared tales from their youth while I worked away on their hands and ankles. Definitely my first experiences in crunchy neck bones. Their mind set was spectacular and vibrant but their body is in rough shape. But you would never know it because they never divulged any painful stories or poor me overtones. 

DEATH:

Bummer to showcase these but these folks were an interracial part of my upbringing. Melinda Dillon portrayed a dazed and confused actor from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and totally warped my mind. The way Hollywood captures your heart and truly pulls you in for a ride. The whole scene of those three amigos climbing Devils Tower before, during, and after the delivered sleeping gas was gripping when you are only about 7 years old. And Then, The Christmas Story, BRILLIANTLY PLAYED. 

CYCLING:

Finally!! 


Been spinning the wheels again and feeling way groovy. Snowed on my last commuter ride to the office this morning. A fabulous wet heavy snow but as you can see, GROUND IS STILL WARM. The snow accumulated in the shady areas around trees and Northside's of structures. But nothing all that impressive. Just Beautiful 


And when it is wet out ( * Bang * POW * Clank * BOING * Mid 1960's Batman for a smile ) texting and driving is always the answer. On the bottom left of the above photo is all plastic parts and pieces from the accident. This moment cultivated joy in my day because I am not those guys. Below are photos from when I was feeling extra spunky. 


Sweet pre Super Bowl Ride and it was gorgeous out. One of those ideal Colorado Bluebird Days and the temp was almost too warm for the pace I was on. My aJENda was lined out and I only set aside 2 hours for the ride, shower, and organizing. All Came Together 


My rhythm is gaining strength and I could almost consider a proper Spring Time ride. Have yet to commit but at least the drive is building. I know many of you find it silly that my only real reason for hesitating is COVID. I don't want it!! I complain about my cardiovascular system but I really like my lungs. I know this sounds like a cop out but I just don't trust anyone. Why Do Humans Disappoint 

THE FURGIE:

Here was simplified ( ON THE BOX READS 10 MINUTES ) story about , " Are You Flipping Kidding Me Right Now??" 


I agreed to replace a toilet for the Karma Coupons and the above photo captures the two drips in motion water leak from this 1970's value. As I was twisting that vale to the closed position, the old die cast medal crumbled in the palm of my hand. Unreal 


So now my 10 minute project incorporated a bike ride to the local hardware store. I luckily towed the connection hose as a back up to my fuzzy math. That is a G.W. Bush reference there. Purchased a new 3/8 pressure value and back to task at hand. Removed the old wax doughnut and FINALLY pulled the old throne. Believe it or not, the new commode only took me about 10 minutes to install, bolt down the tank, bolt on the seat, and bolt down to the floor. Classic 

Here above is the photo I shot for them. I Passed on the SH&TTY pun intended details. They were so stoked about the X - Mas lights as an accent back there. When I was reading their text, so thankful about sparing the trials and tribulations. They still have zero clue that I even went to that dang hardware store. That is just between us here. 

WORK:

The Old Man with all the knowledge taught me how to replace cables on the machines. The job is rather fascinating really and I really harmonize with the old guy.


He is a gem to be around and we always stop what we are doing to relive an old engram from our youth. Sometimes that hinders us because we forget tools and even what it was that we were actually up to. We Laugh 


But after all is said and done, we get Sh&T done no matter how many distractions we create together. Make take us an hour longer than a professional but we always learn and/or forget something along the way. 

DOGS:

Watched these guys during Super Bowl Weekend and then I have them again all next week. 


They totally crack me up. Dogs are so cool when you only house and dog sit. I enjoy making a big production out of meal time but I don't miss purchasing those bags of dog food. 

And they are so much more expressive than our two legged friends at times. And they are always ready to go in the drop of a hat. One treat, shake the car keys, and life is good. Love It 

HIKING:

Legs are feeling flexible as well. My ROM has dreamily increased over the past few weeks. 


I still have a fair amount of work on my plate before I feel cheery again. All I am saying is that I am not quite there with my overall health. It's A Process 


During a hike a few days ago, I couldn't stop thinking about those poor folks in Turkey and Syria. I sympathize with them after spending a few decades in SD,Ca where minor earthquakes were common. I was fortunate to never witness a building collapsing or hear the horror skin crawling screams form the innocent. Here I am, hot water when I want it, electricity with the flip of a switch, or an automobile with endless supplies of gasoline stations. Hell, I wake up with a functional body with all limb attached. Excellent 

GOALS:

  1. Hydrate
  2. Edit Promotional Video 
  3. Laugh Out Loud
  4. Look Both Ways
  5. Obviously 

So here I sit in front of this computer with Hip Hop Aloft Instrumentals playing in the background. Happy Freakin' Valentines Day. I went to town with sound effect during this 45 second time lapse. Can you believe February is half over??

Cheers 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

2023/02/02 Trip Out

Do That To Me One More Time     Once Is Never Enough With A Man Like You    Do That To Me One More Time    I Can Never Get Enough With A Man Like You      Oh Kiss Me     Like You Just Did    Oh Baby    Do That To Me Once Again    Pass That By Me One More Time     Once Just Isn't Enough For My Heart To Hear    Wha Ha    Tell It To Me One More Time    I Can Never Hear Enough While I Got Ya Near    Who Ho Ho    Say Those Words Again Like You Just Did    Oh Baby 


Captain & Tannille

Make Your Move 1979


OUT & BOUT:

Yes, I have been "bout" these days and totally digging it. I mean how does one not experience ones own surroundings?? It is one of the many reasons I throughly enjoy reading all of YOUR updates and what nots. 


I am feeling much better these days and finally discovering my own rhythm as well. Hips are effortlessly rolling with each step, cardiovascular system to be devised soon, and overall attitude is rock solid. Bitchin


Water is the priority and mixing in a packet every other day of Emergen C for those just because minerals and electrolytes. Plus, I scored big time with my volunteer food pick up's the other day. Vitamin Cottage donated a ton of organic berries, mangos, and carrots. I also unearthed decent organic veggies and ORGANIC BROWN EGGS!!!  

DOGS:

Quick little treat drop off. Their humans are home but I saw fit that they needed a just because treat from Uncle T. Classic 



And the answer is always 42 as well. I just love puppy dog eyes. Those expressive eyes, eyebrows that speak a silent thought, and ears that happily be. Love It 

AUSSIE OPEN:

Robert picked up tix for the Open 2023 and I was stoked with daily WHATSapp photos. He was in attendance for the rain debacle and even sent me the " Why was the roof open?" with photos attached. 





The bottom photo made my day. He picks up a new huggie every year at the Open and at the F1 Grand Prix in Albert Park. You can always count on that. 

SUNSETS:

The high desert certainly offers up some gorgeous sunsets. A beautiful hike with clean cold air filling your lungs, Come On. Crunchy snow under your boots and 360 degrees of peacefulness. Game Changer 

ORTHO:

Jump back and kiss myself. One of my goals for the year was building up the practice and WoW. I have been working with a number of new clients. 


My Ortho clients are the best. It is just so refreshing to hold a session with zero judgment. Once I am in my own skin, they are sharing a story from something, and I have a soft focus, releases happen without hesitations. So Cool 


Working with necks are a perfect example of that. There is something so rewarding being able to feel the cervical bones lengthen while in both of your hands. 


A new client came to me as a referral. Their go to massage therapist couldn't see them and they sent those folks my way. Unfortunately , this client fell backwards while walking their dog. Slipped on some ice and biffed it good. 


They were obviously rather guarded and stiff overall. I did my best to accommodate and reassure them that I believe the client always directs the session. None of that NO PAIN NO GAIN horsey poo. 


They sat on my table and made mention how soft my table is compared to their "own" therapist. So I slipped in the opportunity to work with them seated upright. They confusingly asked me ," You mean I don't have to lay down?" Absolutely not my friend. They smiled from ear to ear and we shared the best session in a long time. As they were leaving, they peered over their shoulder and stated," I reached for the door knob without wincing!!"  Lovely 


DEATH:

This new category of mine totally blows. I am now entering that phase of my life were I am witness to the passing of my idols. Cindy's passing shocked me. I cherished those childhood memories of watching Mork & Mindy followed up with Laverne & Shirley & Squiggy.


COMET:

Get Outside My Friends!! My phone rings last night when I was almost committed to sleepy by. They coaxed me to come out and play and claimed that I was at fault for their interest in this comet. I smile as I type this and so thankful that I caved in. What A Night!! Yes, it WAS freezing cold as our sky was crystal clear. We anchored their spotting scope on the roof of their truck and laughed the night away. Good Times 


CYCLING: 

My cycling efforts are non existent even though I am on the commuter bike everyday. I pulled up my STRAVA January 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 and have yet to discover a more piss poor performance. Yes the roads have been icy at times. Yes the temps are below freezing. Yes I could think of two hundred more excuses with my eyes staring into the sun. Again, I still ride the commuter bike but nothing significant to mention here. But my step count ... over 200,000 last week !! On pace for 250,000 by this Sunday. Truly stepping into the future I am. 

GOALS:

  1. Dancing On The Docks
  2. Belly Laugh 
  3. Ride When I Can
  4. Catch Up On Sleep 
  5. Good Ol CPA Time - Yahooo0000

I leave you with this little video of mine. I recently flew down to Sunny San Diego to help my buddy Tim build his deck. So this video contains a variety of time lapse footage, happy belly rubbing dogs, and photos from the main project. Or I should say, Progress !?! Hell, call me bat Sh*t crazy but I love flying over our Mother Earth. I Really Do 

Cheers