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Much has changed since my last post. I’ve got a new car, a new job, and even a new baby on the way!

Zak and his Mazdaspeed3 with FMIC

Both Zak and his Mazdaspeed3 smile for the camera.

I can’t promise I’ll post as much as I once did in the past, but I have been getting the urge to blog and thought that I needed  to break the ice, or dust if you will, here on the old blog.

I thought it only fitting to post an image of the new car seeing that the last post I did had a picture from the totaled car.


So much change, it’s everywhere you look. From Wall Street to Washington, Detroit to Dallas, real estate, cars, politics, the economy, and more, it’s all changing. I’m getting ready for change as well.

I’ve had this blog for over a year now, but have failed to keep it up to date. My last post was in the summer time and was about the social site Plurk. A few months later I was involved in a MVA (that’s doctor talk for motor vehicle accident) while on my way to work. The SUV that turned in front of me was not paying attention, as the driver never once noticed my car till we collided. The wreck totaled my Scion xA, but the air bags went off, and I had my seat belt on as well, so I made it out ok. I’m still getting treated for my neck and back injuries, but things seem to be improving.

If you’ve ever wondered what a Scion xA vs. a SUV would look like, here you have it.
Smashed Scion xA

The accident really made an impact on my life, affecting everything from work to snowboarding. The loopy drugs they put me on didn’t help with keeping work and clients in order, and dealing with the insurance company has been a test in and of itself. To be honest, my head still feels a bit fuzzy at times, and I’ve been medication free for over a month now. The doctors (I have a few now) all say it will pass. To add to the fuzzy head, my vision got a tad fuzzy too, so now I have “computer glasses” to wear. To say the least, I’ve been a bit down about the whole thing.

I find myself holding back. Hesitating to do what I know I have the talent to do. Why? Why do I, or you for that matter, hold back? We bite our tongue, or silence our thoughts, hesitate in action, if any action at all.

It’s self doubt.

The only person telling you that you can’t do something in this day and age is you. The world is changing, now is your chance to change with it.

Jump in, be yourself, you are the only one that can be.

Not everyone seems to be feeling the spirt of April Fools this season.  From Matt’s blog to the people I follow on twitter, no one seems to be in the mood for jokes, pranks, or any other form of tomfoolery.  April Fools has been a long standing tradition among my friends and family.  Epic pranks that ranged from fake car accidents, to by friend’s wife giving birth to a black child.  Not a year has gone by with out something odd in the mail, or a screw removed from my office chair.  In turn, I have not missed the opportunity to prank friends or family since I was 4.  I don’t have any pranks planned for my friends on the net, but I do plan to post any evidence I come across of inner office pranks today.

What’s the best April Fools prank you’ve pulled? If you’ve already posted about it, drop a link in the comments for us to read.

Not much of prankster, or just boycotting like Kid Disco, why?

I got tagged over at Shirley Tipsy’s, and I think Angela called me out too…

Directions: Read the question and find the corresponding image and post that as the answer. 



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Clock of time 

It really is so limited. Why do we then rush about in our day? Always waiting for something next, racing to some new destination, or looking forward to the next day more than the one you find yourself in now.

rushing people

Sit back, relax, it’s life. Take your time, there is no first place for finishing ahead of the pack.


Take a moment to look around, appreciate that what you have around you, and love that which appreciates you in return.