XO: Grand Adventures


I’m assuming that everyone has the notion at one time or another in life that they’re going to do something great, they’re going to be on some amazing adventure, you know…they’re going to change the world.

I know at least that teachers think it when they enter their first year in the classroom.

…that was a partial joke… Continue reading

Mobile Minutes: @ALOdrink #ALOVE Action


Darco and I are running in 5K’s tomorrow and Sunday throughout Missouri and Kansas; naturally I’m having a problem falling asleep.

Cool story for today:

At one point I made note of this small event where my mug was featured on Facebook by a company named ALO drink. What I didn’t know at the time was that, that was just the beginning.

Last month I found this flyer posted on Facebook by the same company:

That is my face that wound up on their flyer. The true power of a "#selfie".

That is my face that wound up on their flyer. The true power of a “#selfie”.

As you can see; again my ugly mug is in full view. This was the ALO drink #ALOVE contest that’s currently running on Facebook and Twitter. Because they used my photo they felt it necessary to contact me, just to say thanks. However, it quickly turned into learning that they were shipping me a case of all of their products. All seventeen products. I enjoy ALO drink because it’s high in potassium, it’s GMO-free, and it is great at re-hydrating you after a long run or workout. It keeps me from cramping up, and trust me that’s a good thing. It’s a product that I’d openly endorse.

My phone rang tonight and it was Jim; notifying me that a 21 pound box had shown up at their doorstep today. Tonight I stopped by to pick it up, and wouldn’t you know it…it was a sampler pack of beverages from the guys at ALO drink.

The bag matches my eyes so well.

The bag matches my eyes so well.

I’m pretty pumped; not just because I have coconut water running out of my ears [something that never happens], but because it’s been a fun relationship that’s been established with this company out of California.

Yes, this is also all part of a new project that’s currently under construction within our household as well.

You can follow ALO drink on Twitter as well as Facebook.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Debt Free


The title of this post should terrify you.

Darco and I were in the apartment this morning, plotting out our world domination [per usual], and we started speaking about her opportunity for promotion with Starbucks this month.

That’s when we took a break, and started crunching some ‘hypothetical’ numbers. We factored in my monthly pay, and her adjusted pay with her new pay salary when she promotes [trust me, she's going to promote]. That’s when we sat in the bedroom, nearly startled at our discovery.

If…

Darco gets promoted, and I maintain the position I currently have with the investment firm in Kansas City; we could actually be…in theory…

100% debt free by Christmas of 2015

Some of you know of my college debt, and there has been some theme of it throughout this site. Darco and I, myself nearly shaking, just kept going over the numbers and realizing. It’s possible. After a decade of personal debt, there is a potential light at the end of the tunnel. When you’ve dealt with such high debt for so long you tend to just acknowledge that it’s something you’re just going to ‘deal with’ for the rest of your life; like a house mortgage.

What if that wasn’t the case?

Sure, it does revolve around a giant if but…can you just wrap your head around that concept?

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Older


Looked in the mirror for a few minutes tonight. Studied my hairline, looked at the cut on my face from “the dark one”, and even flexed my arms a little.

I’m getting older.

Not wiser, just older.

I see it in my eyes, my skin, even my facial hair. I truly am closer to thirty versus twenty. I can’t pull off “the kid” look, even if I wanted to. I’m not upset about this late breaking news, just recognizing one of those moments in life where I’m changing.

My job is wonderful.
My wife is beautiful.
The people behind the Kansas City Shock are incredibly inspirational.

I’m optimistic with a fading past, in a body that looks it time on this planet. God has given me a life that I’ll never measure up to, and I never, ever deserved.

It’s alright not being the youngest, freshest, or forever holding on to history’s ways.

The future is bright. The world is vast. I’ll take aging skin and vanishing hair; it’s God’s way of showing that I’m living a wonderful life.

-D-