Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just Some Suggestions....

Advice is like shit. Everyone has it and it stinking.
But here are a few suggestion I have learn about life. And I learned them the hard way, by living them.

Balances: Most thing in life can be boiled down to a balance of time verse resource. We do it ever day and we don't even realize it. Individuals do it. Families do it. Governments do it. You balance your need to work verse your time spent with family and friends. Balancing your personal needs verse those of your family and/or community. Governments balance the need of their citizens with the resources to serve them.

Be a Whole Person First: I hate the saying "Soul Mate" or two parts of the same soul or one soul in two bodies. It always sounds like half of your soul is missing and that makes you half a person. You should be a happy, whole person first. Don't depend on someone else to make you happy and complete. You will attract complete and whole people to you because you a happy and complete. This will lead to a higher standard of people around you that will lead to higher quality of relationships in your life.
Simply put .5 + .5 = 1 verse 1 + 1 = 2

It's Just Stuff: Mississippi Singer/Song Writer Cary Hudson wrote of song a few days after Hurricane Katrina call "Just Stuff". After that disaster, people learn what was TRULY important to them. You don't need Cars, Big Houses, Cash, Gold or Diamonds to be happy and define who you are. Car are just a way to get from point A to point B. Cash is just paper. Gold is just a metal and Diamonds are just rocks. Those things only have value because people give them value. It is nice to have a new this or a classic that, but don't measure your worth by those thinks. Because stuff can be stolen or sometimes it just might blow away.

If you are bored, it is because you are boring: If you are bored, it is because you are not interesting enough to find something to do. It doesn't matter if you live in Elk City, OK; Detroit Lake, MN; Denver, CO; N.O.L.A.; or N.Y.C. If you are can't find something the do, the problem is not the place but the people that live there. Stop waiting for other people to make your community or "scene" better, Do It Yourself. Your town doesn't have a club, Open one. Bands you like don't play in your town, Start one. Want to bring regional or nation acts to your area, support your local one. Stop complaining and start doing something about it. You will find that you won't be bored anymore, even if you fail....which leads us to....

Leap before you look: It can be scary and that is okay. But sometimes you just got to stop wondering or worrying and DO IT! It is always best to know what you are jumping into, but you will never have all the facts. The problem with this is knowing when to jump in and when to not jump in. Sorry, can't help you with that, but the rewards for success always out weight the fear of failure.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So, what are you doing with the last year of your life

So, in some peoples theory we have only one more year to live.
According to the Mayan calender the world will end on December 21, 2011.
I am the first to acknowledge that the world is a pretty fucked up place, right now.
We have massive natural & ecological disasters; Social upheaval and political revolution all around the world; and the continued rise of virus and disease that could and maybe should wipe out the human population. There are those that will say Obama administration is that start of the Anti-Christ (to which I point and laugh, BWAHAHAHA).

Basically people are freaking out over the end of the world because of the shitty state of our world. Well I hate to say it, but we only have ourselves to blame for the state of the world. Anyway, worrying about the end of the world is kinda useless.

If it is truly the biblical end of the world then is nothing you can do to stop it. Just live the best life you can and make peace with our God. If you don't believe it is an Apocalypse of biblical proportions, first you should look up what that word really means, and then just be prepared (See my Zombie Apocalypse post for example). That would just be the fall of human civilization.

Whatever your belief about 12/21/2012, I pose you this question. If you had only one year of life left, what would you do? Would you strive to do better, to make the world the best possible place you could? Or would you go out and do whatever you wanted, to make yourself happy because you know there will be little consequence for your actions?

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So, what are you doing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Soooo, if you have been watching The Walking Dead, & if you haven't you should be, it is almost inevitable to to start thinking or talking about what you would do during the robot vampire zombie Nazi apocalypse (If nothing else, its a fun mental exercise).
So I thought I would share with you (the almost no one how reads this) what my plan is.

First, be prepared!
1. Exercise. The first rule in Zombieland was cardio for a reason.
2. Be prepared to move.
3. Travel light and know where you are going.
4. Groups are good, but only if everyone is of a similar mindset and manageable size.
5. Have strong, tear resistant clothing that cover a lot of your body. A good pair of running shoes(see #1) for open spaces, road ways, fields, anywhere with a long line of sight; and a good set of heavy boots for close quarter stuff like woods and cities. You never know when you will have to kick a zombie.

Weapons, my set of post-zombie apocalypse weapons would be.
1. .38 pistol, for close quarter head shot (Remember to always aim for the head!)
2. Steyr TMP sub machine gun pistol. For more crowd control/large groups. Again always aim for the head.
3. Precision-rifle with scope for long range head shots
4. As many bullets for above guns that I can fit in a backpack.
5. A throwing knife
6. A hunting knife
7. A sword or ax, cause they don't run out of bullets
8. Sharping stone for edged weapons

Misc. Equipment:
1. Sub zero sleeping bag and tent
2. Matches and a magnifying glass for starting fires
3. Water purifying tablets

My plan:
Steal a big truck with a 60+ gallon tank and get to the coast. Then steal one of those large sailboats and put out to sea. Zombie lore is pretty unclear about zombies reaction to water. They can either float or walk on the bottom (They don't breath), but can't really swim. From the boat, I can make raids on coastal towns for supplies and I can always fish while I am out to sea. I might be able to find a small island with no zombies and do some farming. Hopefully I would have a group or can find other survivors, to start a colony on these island. At this point it should just be a matter of waiting for the zombies to die off. They are still dead bodies, they should rot away in a after a few months after the outbreak.

For more helpful hints and suggestion go to the CDC zombie page, link in the title, and yes it is a real CDC page. There are also many, website, book, and films to give you this one

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Time vs Money

Is it better to have a job that you make a lot of money, but are working more hours & are stressed out. Or to work a job for less pay but have more free time & have less stress? While I like my current job okay, it isn't a dream career or anything.
In my current job I have regular hours, little stress, but I do it for very little pay.
I have been contacted with a opportunity to take a job back in the restaurant business for double what I make now. The problem with restaurant jobs is they are mainly night and weekend work. Plus it is a job on your feet 8 to 10 hours a day.
But, I am losing money to working at my current job. I am so broke most of the time that when I do have free time I can't afford to do anything. Or I worry about how I will pay my bills.
So I am back to my question, my free time verse financial security?
I don't lead a exciting life. I don't need ALOT of money, but I do want to buy a house and don't want to freak out everytime an unexpected bill shows up.
I don't know......