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Something New

Hello. I’m starting something new. Wanted to pass it along.

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Life is Good

Words to live by.

I was having a Pity Party for One today and then I read this.

Rules for Sons

I like this. I think there are a lot of things on this list that ALL should do.


1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5. Request the late check-out.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

9. Play with passion or not at all…

10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.

11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.

15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

18. Never turn down a breath mint.

19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.

22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.

25. Manners maketh the man.

26. Give credit. Take the blame.

27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.

28. Write down your dreams.

29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).

30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.

Artwork by: Jeremy Collins


Rules adapted from: “whatgirlswant” on Tumblr


Need To Believe

I need to say this to myself over and over.


Comfort Zone

The man upstairs is trying to tell me something.

Saw this and it’s what I’ve been thinking and need to do.

Think it’s time to get out of my comfort zone.


Cup of Tea

Here we go again… really think God’s sending me all of these for a reason. I need to listen to them and love them.

I saw the person who really shattered my world and for a hot second I thought, what was wrong with me? And why did this happen to me?

But then I see this and I snapped out of it.


Road trip — South Padre Island

This weekend was a good weekend. I had a free hotel night stay to use. I was trying to figure out where should I go for that free night.

The winning city was South Padre Island, Texas. A place that I’ve never been to.

I stayed at the Pearl South Padre.

What a night nice hotel. I stayed on the 9th floor and had a nice view of the beach.

When I got to the hotel on Saturday afternoon, I decided to take a walk on the beach. It was 82° and sunny out. The breeze from the Gulf of Mexico made it just right for a walk on the beach.

Before I went through get dinner, I decided to take a drive to the end of South Padre Island. I had no idea what was going to be at the end of the road, but I was like looking for a place to see the sunset. And boy, did I find a perfect place to watch the sunset.

I found some sand dunes and stopped there to catch the sunset.

WOW! I was able to get some pretty nice pictures of the sunset. And that was the first time I’ve climbed the sun dunes anywhere.

After that, I went to Dirty Al’s for dinner. I had shrimp and onion rings. It was pretty good. I wanted to go to a place whete the locals eat.

Went back to the hotel and had a this night sleep.

Sunday morning, I woke up and decided to take a walk on the beach before I checked out of the hotel.

Again, WOW! It was so refreshing to feel the wind and hear the waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Usually I see cows, donkeys and roadkill on my morning drive to work. Today I saw seagulls, pelicans and a jellyfish (water roadkill.)

I left SPI around noon and was heading to one of my favorite places… Port Aransas, Texas. It was about a 2.5 hour drive, but I needed to go. I haven’t been there since it was hit by the hurricane last year.

I started driving on the beach at Marker 92 and drive all the way to Marker 1. I love driving on the beach there. Radio off, windows down and sun shining. It was a perfect drive.

I stopped at Pizzeria A to pick up some lunch. I found a spot on the beach to eat my lunch. I love eating lunch on the beach.

After resting for an hour, I headed back home. I drove through Port A and you can still see some of the damage from the storm. Hopefully Port A will be stronger and better than ever soon.

At the ferry, I saw these huge offshore rigs being worked on. They were huge!

Like all my trips to Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, I have to stop to see the USS Lexington, “The Blue Ghost.”

The ship is amazing to look at. The next time I’m there, I will take the tour of the Lexington again.

I finally got home after 8 hours and over 300 miles. I was a great weekend. Just what I needed. I’m already planning my next road trip there.

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