Archive for September, 2010

H is for “Hip Hop”

Posted in Happy Thoughts Library on September 30, 2010 by eeodim

Sky is the limit and you know that you keep on,
Just keep on pressin on.
Sky is the limit and you know that you can have
what you want, be what you want.

-Sky is the Limit, Notorious B.I.G.

workouts are so much better when listening to some good music.

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G is for “Gladiator”

Posted in Happy Thoughts Library, Pics / Video, Team ReserveAid on September 28, 2010 by eeodim

I started writing this with the intention of posting a quick clip from the popular movie, Gladiator.  I love the movie. It’s one of the few films that I can watch over and over without getting sick of it.  What could be better inspiration?  The slick quotes, the persuasive ‘Strength and Honor’ soundtrack, all of it … just great.  Here I am, thinking this will be such a great motivational tool – I’d feel like such a ‘Gladiator’ after watching a few youtube videos and hearing the movie theme.  After some brief research for the perfect clip I stumbled upon the below.  I can’t tell you how big of a piece of humble pie I deserved to eat.  I’m not a Gladiator.  The true Gladiators are the husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers who are over seas fighting right now for my freedom.  They are the warriors, not me.  I need to remind myself that every time I struggle to put one foot in front of the other, there’s probably a 19 year old kid over in the Middle East thinking the same thing yet he’s running from bullets flying overhead and I’m running to finish a race … A RACE!  Kind of keeps things in perspective.  As a proud member of Team ReserveAid, I’m excited to be racing for a great cause (reserveaid.org).

So, here’s to the true Gladiators …

If you want something, go get it. Period

Posted in Pics / Video on September 27, 2010 by eeodim

Maybe a little corny, but I like it.

F is for “F it”

Posted in Happy Thoughts Library, Pics / Video on September 27, 2010 by eeodim

There are times in your life when you just need to say “F it”.  No need to dilly dally or waffle over what needs to be done.  You just need to say screw it and get it done.  What quickly became my 2010 motto has worked surprisingly well for me throughout the year.  It was kind of like my 2010 resolution … only better.  Anyway, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say there will probably be more than a few times over the course of Louisville that I’ll just need to stop whining and complaining about the pain and say “F it.”

D is for “DADDY!”

Posted in Happy Thoughts Library, Pics / Video on September 24, 2010 by eeodim

The high point of my day is when I walk through my front door and the first thing I hear is “Daddy!” from my lil Jossy.  Puts a smile on my face every time.  Jamie is a little more subdued in her greeting – I usually get a  “I need money” welcome, but at least she’s talking to me.  I’ll take it.  The bottom line is to remember that I’m truly blessed to be a father to two amazing girls.

One of those “If he can do it then I can do it” moments

Posted in Pics / Video, Random on September 23, 2010 by eeodim

Can’t remember how I stumbled on to this, but I thought it was pretty inspiring.  Well worth taking 5 mins to watch.

C is for “chocolate chip pancakes”

Posted in Happy Thoughts Library on September 21, 2010 by eeodim

There is little I love more than taking down a healthy stack of Wifey’s chocolate chip pancakes along with a nice cup of coffee on a Sunday morning with my family.  Absolutely love it.