Good times ahead?

I had a good time this past weekend. I got to spend some time with my nephew which is always great. He loves that new movie Moana, so we got to watch that a couple times. Went to a cookout with my sister, brother in law, and nephew. Got to watch some fireworks and eat some good food, bonus! The nephew wasn’t liking the fireworks too much but that’s ok, there’s always next year. Last week at work was like fighting a pissed off mamma bear jacked on meth, getting my ass kicked at every turn. Hopefully this week will be better. Got a day off tomorrow, awesome! Go July 4th! I consider myself fortunate to work for a company that doesn’t completely buy into the American consumerism of every holiday that rolls around. We get three major holidays off, America’s Birthday, Santa Claus Day, and “That Day before Black Friday where we feign thankfulness then punch someone in the face the next day for a good deal on something we don’t need” day. Hope everyone has a good week. Whatever you are doing, if it’s good for you; remember, you are worth it!

What a week!

This has been a trying week. I’ve been fighting a water leak since Tuesday morning with my dad. Turns out it is at the foundation of the house. Perfect. Enough negativity. I’ve been going to the chiropractor and it’s really been helping my back pain. That is awesome! I’m moving out of a slump today. Definitely coming into a better mood as this day grinds on. That is awesome! I’ve let go of the fact that I, being a man that doesn’t like to depend on others, even my own family, cannot fix the water leak. It was freeing, as dumb as that can sound. It’s up to someone else now and I’m fine with it. Which is awesome! I should try to let more things go that I can’t control. I’ve got plenty to do around the house this weekend so we will see how much actually gets done. Hope everyone has had a good week, and wishing a good weekend to all! What ever you are doing, if it’s good for you, keep doing it. You are worth it!

Good Weekend 2

Finishing up another good weekend. Got to see my nephew twice and found out I might be an uncle again. I’m hoping for a girl. Either way I will be happy! Last week was good. Wednesday I hit a slump but came back out of it on Thursday which was good. I’m enjoying this happy ride and hope it continues. Hope everyone had a good week and weekend as well. Here’s to another happy week ahead! Good night all.

Stay happy my friends, you are worth it!

Good Weekend

It’s been a productive weekend. Got the yard mowed, parts changed on a lawn tractor, and sort of helped remove an old tree. I’ve also been riding a happy wave for about a week or so now and I hope it keeps up. I’m enjoying it. Right now I’m watching Supernatural and it is good as usual. I’m back on track trying to lose weight and that is going well too. Hope everyone had a productive and happy weekend as well. Here’s to a good week!


So I’ve fallen in my pursuit to be tobacco free. Temptation got the best of me. But other things were starting to slip. I’ve gained back most of the weight that I lost. In turn, that has increased my physical pain which we all know is not good. It’s been a real struggle to stay sober as well. I’m trying to keep my mind and hands busy. The place I think I messed up in being sober is only setting the mark for a year. After the year passed it was like ok, I can drink again. I haven’t been down that road yet and I hope not to. So that is my advice for everyone in the sober-sphere with me. Set the goal for a lifetime if you haven’t yet. Maybe it will make it easier long term, maybe it won’t. But regardless of what has been going on, I’ve been in a very good mood lately. I bought some snacks and a dish set with the minions from Despicable Me on it for my nephew, looking forward to giving that to him. He is a big part of the joy that I experience in life now. Which is awesome. Hope everyone has a good week! Looking forward to what will be posted this week.


It’s always interesting telling people that I enjoy heavy metal music.

The other metalheads act like they found a long lost brother, as do I when I meet another metalhead. This one is fun. Comparing which bands we like, which ones we hate, arguing over who has the best taste in metal. But in the end knowing that we share a common bond, that not many people have.

Some people immediately distance themselves like I have psychotic tendencies or a disease. This one is the most unpleasant, since more often than not that is the extent of the interaction between me and whomever I’m talking to. Which is disappointing, there’s not an opportunity to develop a friendship.

Then there are the people that laugh. You like heavy metal? Haha, loser. What, do you worship the devil or something? This is fun too. It fuels the love of metal music even more and has inspired a song or two I’m sure. Then the people that laugh the “Oh you’re silly” laugh and just smile, but being a metal head you can tell that they just don’t understand but aren’t going to judge you for it.

Lastly there are the “that’s cool” crowd. It’s all over the place. Some hate metal, are on the fence about it, or just don’t like music period. I’ve rarely been judged too harshly by this crowd. Which is nice.

Well the cat’s out of the bag I suppose. I’m a metalhead and I love it. I really enjoy listening to a new band until I’m sick of them. I spend hours clicking through YouTube to find the next band I want to obsess over. I enjoy the look on my coworkers faces when I tell them about a new song or band I found. Being a metalhead makes me happy, sometimes angry, most of the time happy.

So that’s it for tonight. Hope everyone has a good evening and weekend.


I was looking for happiness quotes and found a 101 list that I really liked.

I believe that happiness is (probably) a state of mind. I’ve done little experiments with myself and found that much of what I say raises or lowers my mood. It impacts how happy I am. For example, when someone asks me how I’m doing, if I respond “I’m doing good”, I feel good, or better than I was feeling. If I respond “Not bad”, I feel worse, more downtrodden. Double negatives impact me very negatively. I know what to do to help myself be happy, it just seems so labor intensive. Ha, that’s crazy re-reading that last sentence. Positive words and a smile aren’t much, as far as effort, but they seem to demand the highest cost from me. One of my friends once said that I think I’m destined for some reason to be unhappy and hate filled, when in all honesty that is the furthest thing from what I really am. They are right. I am my own worst enemy. I have made strides in the right (happy) direction and getting sober has helped with that 100%. Gosh, I feel like I’m rambling. Here’s to more happy days. Hope everyone is doing good out there. Have a good evening all.