I always get to this time of year and breath a heavy sigh of exhaustion as I realize that the summer is officially over. Leaves are turning, temps are slowly dropping and I have worked (again) throughout the warm summer weather so often and so diligently that I only now wake up to the sad reality that: I haven't taken a single ounce of vacation time since mid May.
Just take a look at that picture... Erika and I were at the Folly Beach Crab Shack in South Carolina. Yeah ok, so I was the better part of 30 lbs heavier, so I was tired from running around from local to local for a solid week without one full nights rest, so we had family responsibilities that took time away from our plans, so what, we were on vacation and I was happy.
Don't get me wrong I love my job, and I thank God for the ability to do it daily, but everything becomes "routine" and vacation ain't routine, ever! You cant help but learn stuff when you travel: anything from the right lane to be in to get through traffic best, to the best way to eat a new food, to how long you can stay in the sun for before you regret it in a different latitude.
You learn... and just maybe you will end up learning something about yourself, and I need school to be in, soon.
So... this woman in North Carolina goes to her local Goodwill store, and finds this large (rather unimpressive) painting on canvas. She paints cats... cats... so she buys the canvas painting for $9.99 with the intention of painting over it (a cat, of course). Long story short... a few months later, she ends up selling the painting (an original "Vertical Diamond" by Ilya Bolotowsky) for $27,000!!!
That will buy her a lot of canvases... for a lot more cats.
Jessica Simpson shared a fun pic she took of her baby Maxwell. Now she's getting heat from a child welfare activist who says this picture is inappropriate because it "sexualizes" children.
If you look at this picture and think "sexy," than YOU'RE the problem. Not the picture.
Ever get a birth announcement in the mail with a picture of the baby's bare tush in the shot? THAT makes me uncomfortable. And it shouldn't. We have been forced to over think innocent baby pictures so much, that now I find myself hiding the "tush" half of that baby announcement behind a magnet. Pathetic.
Jessica, enjoy the little time you have to play sweet dress-up with your baby girl. Before you know it, Maxwell will be 18 and you'll be running to throw a blanket over whatever overexposing outfit she'll be strutting in....because THAT's when the line between cute and sexy starts to grey.
If you are like me, you LOVE pro wrestling. It wasn't too long ago that I discovered the podcast, Two and a Half Wrestlers, and I have tuned in every week since then. It feature three pro wrestlers, two of which have had runs with the WWF/WWE. One of them actually runs New Jerseys top independent wrestling circuit, PWS (Pro Wrestling Syndicate).
The podcast itself, talks about wrestling today, MMA, old school wrestling, interviews with current and past wrestlers, and their own behind the scenes stories. If you’re a wrestling fan, get off the dirt sheets, and listen to these guys! Quick warning, there is some harsh language, but if you don’t mind that you will LOVE this show.
Well I recently came in touch with JSilva, one of the hosts of the podcast and he was wondering if he could call my show and plug their upcoming wrestling event. Of course I said yes! Here is the flyer and the website for the upcoming event.
Can't make it to New Jersey? They also have IPPV (Pay Per View) where you can watch the entire show, shot with six cameras, online at their website for only $9!
Pat Buck also runs his own wrestling school, where he will teach you from beginner level, to advanced level. If your dream is to step in the ring, I would highly suggest his school. If you compare prices to other school, not only is his the best priced, but you are actually getting a reliable name in the business. Here is the link to his school: http://www.bedofnailz.com/school.html
Finally, here is the full interview with Pat Buck and JSilva where they talk about everything I mentioned and more! Check out there websites, blogs, and events!
So, how did you spend your Labor Day weekend? I got the rare chance to get together with (almost) all of my best girl friends for a mini roadtrip to New Jersey... for THE COLOR RUN! What is this "run" that I actually sound EXCITED about? Well.. only the "happiest 5k on the planet!" It's a 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk that has already visited several cities across the US where participants start out wearing all white and end up looking like a rainbow threw up all over them! And that's a GOOD thing!
The "paint" used to douse the runners/walkers is actually a powder... sort of like cornstarch but much more exciting. At the 1k, 2k, 3k and 4k markers you run through a slew of volunteers attacking you with the powder in orange, blue, yellow and pink! And then you get to the end and have a sort of color explosion party. Everyone gets their own packs of color - green, blue, red - and you get to throw it around in a crowd of other color runners while the DJ spins some dance tunes. It was not only the happiest 5k on the planet but also one of the coolest parties I've ever been to.
I know I will be color running again as soon as possible, and you should, too! You don't need to be a runner to do it, and it's a great way to get outside and be active with friends and/or family. Check it all out here (and watch their official Color Run video to get yourself super pumped about it): https://www.thecolorrun.com.