Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Social Tip #147 - Keep your Perspective

as originally posted by Crazy Myka Fox (http://mykafox.blogspot.com/2009/09/social-tip-147-keep-your-perspective.html)

I have been thinking about this statement that Myka Fox said. "They say life is precious. Why? Why is it precious? Why is it so rare? It certainly doesn’t feel rare right now. As long as I've known it, life has never been anything but abundant."

In the 27 years that i have been in existence and maybe 7 of those in which i was coherent enough to understand what was going on I haven't actually thought that life was precious. I was always taught that you should live your life as you want. Don't worry about things that could happen. No consequences.

Also within those 20 years of coherent existence i wondered alot about what made a super hero so super.  Was it their powers? Was it their selfishness or selflessness? Was it the people that supported and loved them or was it that they gave everything they had to save someone or defeat a villain?


I sometimes wonder, on tv there is always that one guy that is always saving the girl from a potential danger or a dangerous situation.   Take for instance The O.C.'s Ryan Attwood or One Tree Hill's Lucas Scott.  No matter what the problem was they always sacrificed themselves to save their respective woman.  Ryan, no matter who he was dating at the time, always managed to save said girl as well as always somehow get Marissa, the love of his life, out of trouble.  He almost always managed to make it worse, but somehow things always worked out.  Just the same for Lucas Scott.  Whether he was dating Brooke Davis  or Peyton Sawyer he always managed to save both of them from whatever impending danger they may have been in or are in.  Both of these men acted without a single thought about their safety or the consequences they just rushed in without a thought and saved the day.  

But how do they know who is worth saving and who isn't? What makes them so invaluable to the main character that they must always be around to save them? Is it because they know that if anything happened to said females that they would not be able to exist? Or if they were hurt they wouldn't hear the end of it? Or could it possibly be that there are moments when said females actually opened up whether it be with the kindness of their heart, the openess of their hearts, or the tender moments that they shared that helped him realize and helped her display that there is in fact a kink in her armor and that she actually has feelings, enabling him to realize that she isn't as strong as he once thought she was.  

I mean God forbid we actually show any emotion or to let the world know that they or we are vulnerable.  But what do you do with that vital piece of information. Do you use it against their will and hurt them? Or do you protect that information with your life, your heart or your soul? 

I guess thats what separates the good from the bad, the villains from the superheroes.  They take that information and put it in their hearts, and without a thought they rush to save the day.  And just when you think that they are defeated they use that vital piece of information and without regards they attempt a last ditch effort. The one final play that will either end their lives or immortalize them forever.

But what happens when you make that last ditch effort and you defeat the villains and the one that you swore to protect decides to turn on you?  Do you say good bye before you sacrifice more or do you not say goodbye at all?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Rib Challenge!!!

On Sunday October 18th, 2009 I was privileged to attend the Rib challenge.  Here is a little back story.  Every Tuesday and Friday Aunty Kris, Rudy and I go walking and we just happened to talk about food.  It came out that Rudy is the best at making EVERYTHING... So we decided to challenge.  Mike's ribs vs. Rudy's Ribs... Here is how it went.

On one side of the plate, side A, please give a round of applause to challenger (by default) Mike "The Mechanic" MatsuokaaaaaAAAAAAA!!!!

*kids were hungry at the time so there was no real cheering... only from Aunty Lisa who was hungry*

On the other side of the plate, side B, please give a warm welcome to the self proclaimed Best Rib Recipe, Rudy "Princess" SteellllleeeeeEEEEEEE!!!!

The standing crowd watched in awe (and probably hunger) at the judges who devoured their little samples... Each contestant watched in eagerness as the judges casted their votes, and needless to say the judges made their decision...


Welcome back to the first annual Rib challenge, where the officials have finished tallying up the final scores... The judges have spoken and the final results of the Rib Challenge are...

really close

With a combined score of 33 points your ribs went up at against the man who knows every recipe in his head

*dramatic pause*

Mike... I am sorry but you placed 2nd...

Rib A

Rudy "Princess" Steele with the closest margin of victory in the history of the Challenge series,

* Final dramatic pause*

is your champion with 34 points!!!!!

Rib B

Congratulations Princess!!!

Judges Ballots



Photobucket Judges 1 Judges

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is what you get when you watch too much tv

"If you ask me, we go to the movies because we want to see fairy tales. A sleeping queen woken by her true love’s kiss; a princess who puts aside her jewels to make her way in the world; lovers torn apart being brought back together. But life isn’t a fairy tale and happy endings are few and far between. In life, the young queen becomes a tyrant and takes her subjects to war, so that’s why we need movies to remind us that, despite it all, love can still spring in the most unlikely of places and that sometimes even fairy tales can come true" -Gossip Girl

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crazy Football Weekend

Well congrats to all the 3-0 teams this weekend. I am still trying to catch up on all the action but from what i know... GO COLTS!! and the Jets too i guess... J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!! and thank god for florida... hope tebow is alright by next week. i give a mild yay for minnesota and go GREEN BAY!!! But i will post more soon, i just gotta catch up... but on a side note, who think that clevland is gonna win an NBA championship this year? Can shaq actually do it?? we'll see...