Feb 102015

I don’t get how people can push pyramid scheme types of things.. An
acquaintance on facebook seems to always be either pushing or bragging about
how much money they make from pushing isagenix.  It’s purely manipulating and taking advantage of people.  I think the “detox” crap is what annoys me the most.


When will people just get that to loose weight you just have to put the fork down.

Jan 212014

Last year I began doing crossfit to see how that worked out for me since I have always enjoyed exercise, especially lifting. I did not know how it would work out for me due to my vision problems but I am fortunate enough to have coaches that have been patient with teaching me stuff and have good at communicating what I was doing wrong at different times.

I can pretty much do anything that we do in the WODS but a few movements give me issues.

The bane of my existence is wall balls. During the day they are ok because the day light comes in the windows and sort of lights up the area around the targets (I confirmed this by attempting and getting 50 unbroken last Saturday during open gym.) In the evening it’s a whole different story though. Due to the glare from the lights above and behind the target I catch the ball with my face several times every time we do the movement and really haven’t memorized the target enough to be able to hit it consistently. I hate wall balls. I hate Karen.

Another movement that gives me some problems is box jumps. They just get in my head a bit and sometimes I have to go from 24 inches to 20 inches when I find myself just staring at the box. With some practice this will sort it self out by giving me the confidence that I can do it.

The final thing that troubles me is running. It’s not so much the running that I dislike but I just don’t like that I don’t feel completely safe doing it due to traffic and other unknowns outside.

In general doing crossfit I believe has been the best thing I’ve done. The people at are our gym have been very encouraging as have the coaches. I feel that doing this has greatly improved me physically but also mentally and I am looking forward to seeing more possitive changes.

 Posted by at 7:59 AM
Dec 282012

I have to laugh at the Christians who believe Christmas is being taken away from them. Rather than being concerned about the war on Christmas why not celebrate it for what you believe it is about, the birth of Jesus, your savior.Christians ought to be much more concerned about the commercialization of the holiday than us evil atheist taking it away from you.

Dec 272012

What happened to Slashdot? At one time it was the first site I visited in the morning. Now I just visit it once in a while since it has become so slow and bloated.

They used to have interesting news and even more interesting comments. Now all they show is old stories with the same old memes.

Dec 262012

I could eat some Senapes Pitza from Hazleton, PA. Nothing beats eating that stuff straight from the box. The crust is soft and stays pretty soft even if you let it sit out overnight. My mouth is salivating for some of that stuff.I really wish I could pick some of it up here. Hope we can do a geocaching and Senapes Pitza road trip this spring

Dec 262012

Mafia wars on Facebook is one of those things where I have to keep thinking to my self “Why didn’t I come up with that idea.”  While it seems to be dying off now a lot of people have spent a lot of money on that game.  If Zynga didn’t do such a terrible job at mishandling it I really truly believe many people would still be playing and spending a ton of cash on it.I think it was a cash cow for them and they didn’t realize what they had on their hands.  I guess it had met their short term goals but.  Instead they made it more and more spammy with more pointless popups and more busy work. They should have cashed in on people enjoying the player versus player aspect of the whole thing.  They should have also tried to control the ramped cheating.Another thing I found interesting in it is just how seriously some people took it.  It was just a click game.  It’s just sad how many people called the money they put into it an “investment” though.  Many smart people who should have known better.

Dec 262012

Several days ago I saw someone say about a school no longer teaching cursive.  I personally think this is great!  That style of writing is nearly impossible for me to read.  I would guess it is because the letters all blend together and are not very distinct.I loathed being forced to write in it for certain clases when I was in school as I could not proof read it since I couldn’t read it.  I also couldn’t stand when certain work was given to us in the teacher’s hand writing.Then again I am very thankful that I had a large print typewriter available to me and learned to type at an early age.  Who would have guessed I’d be typing everday just for fun

Nov 262012

It seems that not a day goes by where I see another letter in the news paper saying that the United states needs to get back to God or it’s Christian roots. Frankly it’s disturbing how many people here in Pennsyltucky feel that their beliefs are the only ones that matter. No one says that everyone has to agree with others’ beliefs but it certainly won’t kill anyone to accept them and maybe learn from their differences.

Nov 242012

Black Friday is a bunch of people being herded into stores thinking they’re getting good deals which some do get good deals but in the end it’s all wasting time waiting to buy crap that they mostly likely will not use next your or will be broken anyways since everything is just so cheaply made these days.

Oct 202012

Being Visually impaired has always effected my ability to read but it seems
that since my cornea transplant went bad I have had difficulty even reading
large print. I’ve tried reading stuff on the computer screen but that’s not
very comfortable to read for that way for long periods of time. Another
problem is that large print books are just so expensive and audio books are
worse yet.

Molly bought me a Kindle for my birthday and that has been a real blessing. I
am able to read books again with and it’s much more comfortable than holding up
a large print book since they are thicker and heavier than regular books.

The menu text is difficult to read due to it being smaller text but the books
themselves have choices for font sizes and the second largest is perfect for
me. It seems that almost anything is available for the kinde and lots of free
stuff. I am thrilled that the Kindle works so well for me. I think that new
Kindle Paperwhite would be even better but I couldn’t justify getting that
since the one I currently have works well enough.  I certainly would recommend anyone with poor vision that would like to read look into the Kindle.