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Crockpot Teryaki Chicken Success

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Sesame seeds

new to me ride and such…

picked up a nice looking and smooth running sub for the white whaleshark…

Frosty IMG_4610 IMG_46112002 Jeep WJ Laredo




Some good ideas for your dietary plans

tastes even better than they look!

tastes even better than they look!


When 2012 kicked off I laid out some simple expectations for myself here: http://wp.me/p1xDhn-1h

With 2013 now upon us, I suppose tis time to post my expectations for the year


I was thankfully able to me or exceed my goals last year, so at the top of my plan for this year is to sustain that success. In concept this should be accomplished fairly easily as I set new goals above last years standard.


I come from a long line of pack rats, not every one of them would admit it, but for all the reasons one might give, we keep stuff. Over the last few years I have been forcibly changing my habits, other events (losing weight, having stuff stolen, moving to a smaller office, etc.) have sped this along and have reached a point where I want to make some additional strides in this area. The last two bastions of clutter will be struck down this year!

0. my office,

1. my workbench…

My hope is that this will improve my efficiency in work production and help push away from what I see as an ever increasing cultural drive to be defined by what you have, and not whom you are. The sale of my F250 is actually helping me understand just how far this concept spreads in our thinking as I wrestle with picking a suitable vehicle for my family’s needs.

“By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19 (NASBu)


By the end of this calendar year, I’ll two boys active with the BSA, Halle in Girl Scouts, and Jill knee deep in Upper D. Nursing at TTU… Given that reality I need to be excellent at making the most of project time. I am committed to making sure we don’t fall into the trap that “quality” time is just as good as” quantity” time…

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NASBu)

So now what…

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

After meeting, exceeding, and reviving some finite goals I set out on January 1st, I am now at an odd place. I still have some overall goals planned out, some long range ideas hanging around, but I now need to really refine my fitness plans and dig in. While hitting it at the gym this morning I came up with at least this short list to work from.

  • peal off an additional 10-15 lbs of body fat
  • continue to expand my capacity so that for the next adventure race I will have improved my pace per mile.
  • find new challenges

btw today’s gym visit marked a return to mild upper body work given that my shoulder feels fairly strong and pain free (still a tinge of numbness in my fingers)

gym: 3×15 @ 80 lbs cable triceps press downs, 3×15 @50 lbs standing cable curls

cardio: light jog, 2×250 meters on the C2 rower, and 2 miles on the bike…


expand your perspective…

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Illustration:Bracken’s CW2 Cube; click to enlarge

From Matt Bracken:

In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next round of major riots in America could be any from a long list cribbed from our history.

We have seen them all before, and we shall see them all again…

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1000 Stones

My Goals for this week:

1. Let my shoulder heal

2. Be militant with my Diet

3. 1000+ ab reps

today’s work:

gym: 2×100 Ab Coasters, 4×50 incline sit ups, 3×60 @ 65lbs seated leg curls, 3×20 @ 65lbs seated leg extensions.

track: 1/2 mile mixed sprints

bike: 8mins, 2+ miles

207 lbs

My shoulder is about 50%, but I have some numbness/tingling in my right thumb, 2 forefingers (feels like Carpal Tunnel, need to change my office routine / position so that nerve can rest.