Saturday, November 29, 2008

Setting the Alarm

So some of you know that I don't exactly like to set my alarm. Ever. It didn't use to be that big of a deal, but in the past couple of years, I have done almost anything in my power to NOT use an alarm clock. Hunting? yes, I enjoy it. But not if I have to set my alarm. Fishing? Yea, it is alright too. But only if I can do it say, after 9. The few exceptions in recent years have been these:
A. catching a flight to somewhere cool, i.e. Hawaii or Mexico

B. Day-after Thanksgiving Sale, of course!

I know that some of you aren't nearly as excited as I am about it. Who in their right mind gets up at 3 a.m. to go shopping? I guess I am one of them. I do like to save money. In years past, I have purchased, a laptop, a t.v., and various other items such as nice wool socks, etc. This year my big purchase was quite a bit different. Yes, I got my wife a kitchen table. I don't have pictures of it, so I guess you will just have to stop by the house if you want to see it. Among some of the other things I bought yesterday were BSU sweatshirts (the nice $50 ones for $15), Garmin Navigation system (Normally $350, on sale for 200) and various and sundry other things. To make things even more different this year, I didn't set my alarm. Like I said, I avoid it almost any cost. Instead, Randy, Scott and I just stayed up all night instead of going to bed. We were able to take a nap in the afternoon though, to make up for lack of sleep.

Now another thing that might surprise you, is that I have, in fact, been using my alarm clock. What's that you say? After talking so much about NOT using one, you say that you have been using one lately? Well I will let you in on my reasoning. Ready for it? Okay here goes:
I decided to start training for some MMA. For those of you that don't know what that is, I will give another hint. UFC. Still don't know what it is? Okay, Ultimate Fighting, does that help? If you still don't know what that is, follow this link.

It has been about 2 weeks since I started training. I have mostly been going to get in shape. The trainings I have been going to have been quite a bit like wrestling practice back in high school. We start off with about 45 minutes of conditioning, doing push-ups, jumping jacks, stretching out, etc. Then there is about 10 minutes of technique training, where we work on kicks, punches, grappling position, arm-bars, etc. The workouts are a little bit more intense than wrestling was. And instead of just normal old crunches and push-ups, we use weights and do "T" push-ups, and we use medicine balls for sit-ups, etc.

Sarah is cool with me going. She likes the fact that I have been trying to get into better shape. I keep telling her that I am not gonna have an actual fight, that I am just going to get in better shape. I guess when I come home some Thursday night with a big old black I, she will finally know the truth.

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Picture


Okay, so since Sarah won't post a nice PROFILE picture, I am gonna have to do it myself. She likes her picture to be a little off of the profile shot, because she says it doesn't look as big. Anyway, so here is a better picture, in my opinion.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Better late than never Right?

videoOkay! Better late than never right? I feel like blogging has been at the bottom of my 'to do' list now for way too long! I should have posted this little video almost two weeks ago. Anyway, for Halloween, Jason and Walker were both pirates. We spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out where Walker's old spider costume was. Lo and Behold, last week while I was...um....we'll say nesting, I found the costume in none other than the 'baby' boxes! Walker loved getting 'kacky" from everyone and the weather was so nice that I was able to take Walker trick-or-treating in my shorts! It has since gotten a little too cold for that now.

Out of many requests for updated pictures, here you go folks! This was taken last week at 31 weeks. Wanna take a guess on how many are there are? I still feeling wonderful and in my mind can still conquer all chores, but at the end of the day my body wins and gets to relax a little bit. I am still taking five classes and working at the bank. I am currently working on memorizing a few songs for my voice lessons. Here is a link to one of them being performed.

http://auv.blogspot.com/2006/07/as-promised.html


Thanks to Jason I have a lot of help with doing laundry, dishes, taking care of Walker, cleaning the house, and many other things. I couldn't do everything I do without him.