Category Archives: Just Life

I was thinking – 20 Random birthDALY thoughts.

20170519_125043Today is the kickoff of BirthDALY Weekend,  2017.  On Facebook, I promised to be both silly and introspective – to ponder as much as party.  Hopefully, this random list of thoughts satisfies all of my varied goals in one post.  Of course, there will be more all weekend.  You’ve been warned

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OK, on with the random awesomeness!

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A Little Rant About “Doing My Research”

 

Why I Juice

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Once upon a time, I watched the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead“, which got me intrigued and curious about this whole juicing thing.  About that same time, a neighbor offered me her Breville juicer.  Not being one to turn down the perfectly functioning throwaway items of others that also happens to coincide with a curiosity that I’m currently having, but not likely to invest in (PHEW)….I accepted…and the adventure begins!

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IntimiDATER 2017 Fitness Goals

For the past few years I’ve used the same IntimiDATER Resolutions with just one update added in 2014.  Go ahead and check that out. I stand by it as it has stood the test of time.

For 2017, I’ve added a fitness component.  Of course, I added video to share these innovative concepts of fitness goal measurement and motivation.  You’re welcome.

 

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IntimiDATER – Perfect Gift Idea

So you’ve just started dating someone and BOOM, the holiday season starts. What kind of gift should you give to send the right message?  Well, IntimiDATER has some thoughts on that.

Top 10 Random JD Thoughts

f8b5b7b5-b05c-4321-8eac-9cd60a1a85ecI’m so over social media being the soapbox for everyone’s superior political rantings that no one cares about unless they are already inclined to believe what is being said. Seriously. I don’t much care what most of you think about politics, but I’m sure interested in what you think about less controversial topics! 🙂

1. I have been accused of bigotry against Ohio State fans. Sure, I refused to date a Buckeye, just because she showed he…r “scarlet letter”. That doesn’t mean anything. I have a Buckeye friend. Seriously, I do.
2. That we have been conned into buying hand lotion and body lotion and face lotion is the biggest retail scam of all time. Yes, I do still buy all three. So??
3. If the weather is cold outside people tend to turn the heat up above what is considered “room temperature”. If the weather is hot outside, people tend to turn the AC temp down below “room temperature”. Why can’t a thermostat be set to the one optimal comfort temperature and everyone be absolutely ecstatic with it?
4. In movies, people do the strangest things: they have obvious breath moments (like waking up from being unconscious or rescued from a long time being lost) and they still get the deep kiss, without hesitation or a grimace. Morning breath is enough to turn me off…or her over. 😉 Intimidater!
5. Also, people in the movies never plug their phones in. They wake up in the morning and just grab it and go. Sure…TV people…sure.
6. Although, admittedly, my phone gets the best battery life. It can last for days. The secret tweak is to never use it or even touch it.
7. I am a firm believer that money can definitely NOT buy happiness…with a caveat. Money DOES create an environment conducive to the nurturing of happiness, so I’d rather make that journey loaded up with cash.
8. Honesty is the best policy…unless you’re dealing with dishonorable arse holes, in the real world.
9. Why is emotional cheating a thing? Isn’t that called having friends???
10. We say that things are worth dying for, but if you do, you’ll never know.

Happy 239th Birthday America

AdobePhotoshopExpress_95b3812d7e4a43eea59b03648279bc11Wow, you’re 239 today.  In the grand scope of countries, I guess that makes you an adolescent.  Sure, you were prodigious as a youngster, taking that “know no better” attitude into battle with the Brits and defeating them.  As a toddler, you were comfortable serving your selfish status quo, and there were those big tantrums like the Civil War and then Civil Rights, in which the process for neither was Civil.  Now, you’re pubescent and growing. You think you know everything and also have a belief that you know what’s best for everyone, but that’s to be expected.  In this democratic rearing of a republic, it is we who support and guide you, who are reflected in your current state, pimples and all.  Whatever we love and loathe about you, we love and loathe in our collective selves.  We are all like a family. We get along with some. With avoid others. We stick together when attacked.  That’s how families, no matter their level of dysfunction, are designed to operate.

As you enter the final decade of your first quarter-century, I propose that “the village” present gifts that are suited for your growth.  This has nothing to do with politics and certainly nothing to do with the destructive partisan wars we are experiencing.  On your birthday, I look to our many subset collections of community that make up the mass and I ask participant citizenry, in the collections to affect that which surrounds them.  Take care of the people and things that you have influence over.  If a reasonable representation from the collective many, can do this, then the mass…the country…YOU, will grow into young adulthood, as an ever powerful nation.

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DalyDose of…#MyWhy

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Most of us have the practice of making and declaring goals, down pat.  Where we falter is with success.  Many people have written and said many things to motivate us towards success. On social media, I’m guessing that you can find an endless supply of memes, with inspiring quotes typeset atop awe-inspiring images.  The one thing that I’ve heard through the noise, that resonates with me, is finding your “why”.   The author and motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, speaks of this as an ingredient for success.  He’ll ask you “what’s your why?”.  Businesses do this with a “mission statement”.  They know why they exist and what keeps them on their path towards success.  Individuals can use some of that focus.

If we’re looking at the sacrifices that one must make to be successful in any pursuit, it’s no wonder that so many people give up.  If you have a strong collection of reasons “why” you are sacrificing, it might just push to you succeed.  What’s my why? Read on, my friends.

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