Archive for March, 2010

Time is No Excuse

I’ve been reading Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

While it’s geared towards business, I can see lots of applications in most areas of life.

Here’s one thing I found relevant:

“When you want something bad enough, you make time for it–regardless of your other obligations. The truth is most people just don’t want it bad enough. Then they protect their ego with the excuse of time.”

They go on to explain that if you cut TV or World of Warcraft just a little, or if you stay up a little later (maybe an hour), etc; you’ll find you have plenty of time to work on any extra pursuits you might have or want to develop.

However like most of us, I often feel overstimulated. Because there are so many things I could be doing at any given moment. From spending time with my wife, playing with the kids, playing music, reading, watching Caprica & Stargate U, and teh World Wide Web; there is just too many interesting things to do.

Things I would love to do include: diy guitar gear, beer brewing, survival, skateboarding, exercise, fixing up the house, landscaping, learning Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, and Italian (maybe Mandarin too), ju-jitsu, yoga, bushido, etc, lol

Maybe I should just pick one to get started

Ps: I forgot to mention knife fighting, speed reading, gardening, and painting

Pss: What’s is on your list of things to do?

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1 Corinthians 7:17-24

Key verse: 20 – “Each of you should remain in the situation you were in when God called you.”

Here Paul states that if you were saved as a Jew, then stay a Jew. If you were saved as a Gentile, then stay a Gentile. If you were rich or poor, or a slave. Keep whatever status you had.

When God calls you, he calls like you are. You need to stay in your status because people need to see the change in you. You can’t fool people who have been knowing you your whole life.

This is probably one regret I have that I would have done differently if I were to relive my salvation experience again

When I first became a Christian I eventually ostracized myself from many of my long time friends. Many of whom I have never seen or heard from since. And a few I now have shaky relations with.

On the flip side, when I followed God I was soon reunited with my family in a way that I never knew.

What a wonderful time it was. But what a lesson to learn.

A few days in Avon, Colorado

Sitting in the lobby of the Shereton in Avon, Colorado, drinking a Zen tea. We’ve been snowboarding with Chad and Ally Turner.

I miss Ian and Kamila terribly!

Chad had a rough first day, he couldn’t turn or even stand up on the board. He was sorely dissappointed. He thought he was gonna catch on fast.

I caught on pretty quick… about 15 years ago. I took lessons for 1/2 day and I was good to go. But apparantly that’s not the case with everyone.

Ally did good skiing. She took 2 days of lessons. And one day, between, skiing with Karen & I (she was with us when Karen fell).

I did better this trip than previous trips. I fell 2x the first day and hurt both wrist, but they weren’t bad. Yesterday I tried a small jump and ended up falling and my butt is still sore

Next year I’ll need better equipment. I realize that my heel comes up about an inch or so in my boot. And it’s critical that it stays put or I could get hurt easily since I’m doing harder slopes now. So I’ll have to find a pro shop and demo some equipment next time

I’ve been sampling some of Colorados microbrews. This is something I always look forward to, as some are really great. I think it’s awesome that there is such a great culture where microbrewing flourishes here.

Fat Tire is a good one. I had one called Dales that I didn’t care for too much, it was xtra hoppy and taste like lemon rinds. I normally like hoppy and bitter beers though. But so far porter is my favorite