Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wild Boat Race weekend

It's that time of year again. I think were going out and getting
messed up this weekend. PARTY.
Oh wait, never mind, flashbacks.

We did go boating early Friday and beat the rush of crazy people. I
did have the sheriff tell me to slow down twice. The female officer
was trying to show me who's in charge. She's yelling at me to slow
down, no wake zone, so I stand up and walk to the front of the boat.
She continues on and says "see your making a wake right now and that
will impact the racing boats" (the boats were still a mile or two
away from us. I calmly shouted back, "it's in neutral". I could see
some male officers behind her snickering. Pretty funny.

Friday, July 24, 2009


I think something finally clicked. I went for a swim this morning,
just a little one mile swim down the river. I felt perfectly relaxed
for the first time in open water. I did whatever I needed to do to
take my mind off what I was really doing. I started looking around the
water for fish or tried different breathing, strokes, ect. Before I
knew it , I was done. We will see how tomorrow goes.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weed barrier

I'm so glad I wasted my time and money putting down landscape fabric
under these rocks. It's been about two weeks and looks like the weeds
are having no problems. This sucks.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shoreline Run

Had a good race this morning. Had a good turn out of people as well,
including Missy, Aaron, Jared, Garth, and my new boss, Garrett. I'm
not exactly sure how everyone did but we all finished. Garrett has
been asking me about running and cycling so I told him to come out for
this race. He had not ran for years and did not practice for this but
he finished the 10K with a respectable time. Aaron and Missy ran as a
couple, actually hand in hand I believe. Missy did beat him with a
strong kick at the finish. It was good to see Jared with a pair of
running shoes on. He ran the two mile course and I believe set a world
record. Garth and I hung out together for the first four or so
miles. Eventually my blistering pace was too much for him, and he had
to drop back. I felt ok, not great but good enough to finish with a
personal best of 39:39. The clock showed 39:10 but it was started
late. Oh well, still was below 40 minutes. Results here

Ok, I did not have any photos of the race so I used this one. Its of the "shoreline" of Cancun. But very good comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Choke hold

Lately the theme of this blog is choking. I was watching the finish of
stage 7 of The Tour de France, yes I'm a few stages behind. Anyways, I
was watching the interview with Lance talking about his teammate,
Contador. That's when I spotted this nice little choke hold on the
left. The guy doing the choking had a team Astana shirt on. It was
weird, he did the choke hold for a second and then it was over.


I thought it was time to upgrade phones again. I really liked my
Blackberry but wanted to try the iPhone. So far it's good, camera is 3
megapixel, and works much better than the BB Storm I tried. All the
free aplications are fun and useful. The keyboard is pretty easy to
use, even while driving. I think AT&T is more expensive as far as
plans go, but whatever. I am still learning about it and want to learn
how to take shows off my DVR and watch them on the iPhone.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Today I got to find out what it feels like to be Heimliched. We had a company feed for lunch (steaks). I was the first one back to our lunch room and began eating. I got a piece of steak stuck in my throat, but figured I could "choke" it down. No such luck, that baby was wedged in there tight. By this time one of my friends came in and was eating. I stood up and stood right in front of him pointing to my throat several times while poking my friend in the chest (making sure he knew I wasn't kidding). I turned around once I was sure he got the message and let him do his work. Out came the steak on #2 or #3 thrust. Good times.

When I was the only one in the lunch room I thought I was going to have to do the Heimlich with a chair. I wasn't looking forward to that.

I found out there has been countless stars who have been saved by the Heimlich. Halle Berry had to be saved by co-star Pierce Brosnan during the filming of a love scene in "Die Another Day" after choking on a piece of fruit. Just thought I would throw that little tid bit out there.

I nominated Jeff for our companies "Presidential life saving award", he should be seeing a nice framed certificate and $500.

Monday, July 6, 2009


July 4th (P.M.)
After the days activities were done we still had to finish loading up the boat with the rest of our camping stuff. We ended up going to the Potholes reservoir and camped with our neighbors. They will be out there for about 2 weeks. Sunday evening the wind blew so hard the side of the tent was actually laying on us. One of us actually slept thru it all, I don't know how.

Little Miss Prosser

July 4th (afternoon)
Kendall participated in the Little Miss Prosser pageant and before that all the kids were in the Prosser parade. Kendall did not win, but was only sad for approx. 36 minutes and was over it. It was kinda funny, she had congratulated me on my race and I told her that I did not win, but I tried my hardest and would try it again. I think it made her feel better knowing her dad was a loser :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon

Sat. 4th of July (A.M.) tried another Tri. Missy and I tore it up again. Not afraid to admit, Missy beat me in the swim by 2 or 3 minutes. I ended up 3rd in my age group, Missy was 2nd. Race results will be posted here. Thanks to all my coaches for showing up with their starbucks and last minute advice.
The best part about doing these stupid races is the liquid refreshments afterwards.


Did some boating, good times. Enough said.

Movie night

Yea, yea, so its been awhile. I'll do a quick summary of the last weeks events. Anyways, movie night was ok. A few technical difficulties. Yes the screen is dark, I know. We'll see if there's another.