On Change, Commitment and Sacrifice

Curly's Finger

Note: this post is by request. No, I’m not starting this blog back up again. But the request was sincere and unexpected . . . I figured what the hell.   So let me ask you . . . how bad do you want it? You know what I’m talking about. Sure, it might vary [...]

Goodbye

Empty Mug by cbowns

“All of my plans fell through my hands, They fell through my hands on me. All of my dreams it suddenly seems, It suddenly seems . . . Empty.”  – Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)   I’ve been sittin’ here for 20 minutes trying to figure out how to start this post. There’s just no good [...]

Why Douchebags Get the Girls, Get the Promotions, and Leave You Begging for Scraps

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Douchebags. Goddamn douchebags. I hate ‘em. My guess is you do too. And for good reason . . . they coast through life so easily. Ne’er a struggle. Ne’er a doubt. Just free to be their douchey self, and reaping all the perks. And that’s why we really hate ‘em, right? It’s those perks. I [...]

How to Quit Being a Loser (and Become a Winner) in Just 2 Simple Steps

Rocky Balboa by SDWelch1031

There are two kinds of people in this world: Winners and Losers. Am I being too harsh? Then how ‘bout “go-getters” and “no-getters”. Or maybe “players” and “played”. “Trumps” or “chumps.” Whatever you want to call ‘em, we’re talking about those who succeed and those who don’t. Achievers vs. Dreamers So which are you? Be [...]

5 Hard Lessons Learned in 5 Years Under the Bar

Lifter Sketch by velvettangerine flickr

I was a relative late-comer to the iron game – I didn’t start lifting until I was 33. Still, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two in the 5 years I’ve been weightlifting. Now I may be a bit of a slow study, but I can still save you some of the pain and [...]

When a Friend Attempts Suicide

Pills 2 by Amanda M Hatfield

How do I even begin? I mean, how the fuck does one approach something like this. I don’t have a clue. But I’ve got to get this shit out, so I’ll just put it bluntly . . . a very close friend of mine tried to kill herself. OD’ed on prescription drugs. And gin . [...]

From Warrior-King to Pedophile . . . Damn You Movember! (With BEARD PICS!!!)

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First off, let’s get one thing straight: I’m a beard guy. Not that I have anything against the mustache. In fact, I think it’s the most important part of a beard. But the solo stache just ain’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, some guys can rock the stache like no other. I’m not one [...]

Steak and Eggs Success Stories: Banjo Finally Nails It . . . Now I Want YOUR Story

Banjo Progress Pic

It really wasn’t that long ago that I chronicled my story using the steak and eggs diet for fat loss. While I had my ups and downs (a lot of downs, actually) I still managed to shed a ton of bloat and went from a 35” waist to 31 ¾” in just 8 weeks. And [...]