Now I did it, I am not one to make New Year resolutions because like most people, I never keep them. But this year I have went out and made a commitment to myself to make a change in my life. That change is to diet and lose weight and get in shape, so I have went out and joined an exercise club.

I had been seeing signs for the last few years and been ignoring them, thinking everything will be fine or work themselves out. But as time goes by slowly you see that things won’t be fine until you change or fix them.

For me the signs have been visible in different ways. From the doctor telling me to lose weight, to my bones aching more and more each day, to certain body parts getting jiggly, to my clothes shrinking every time I wash them. The icing on the cake was when I saw a guy that I told myself, I would never be that big. Then looked in the mirror and realized I had become that guy.

So I have joined a gym and so far have been very committed to the goal of losing weight. I have changed how I eat and what I eat, eating more healthy foods. I have set my goal of losing 70 lbs. by the end of the year.

 I am planning a trip this summer down south and hope to be about 25 to 30 lbs. lighter by then. I figure if I give my self-goals to achieve thru the year it will make my ultimate goal easier to achieve.



The Royals are in the Wild Card World Series. We Kansas city fans wanted another I-70 series but the gods of baseball wasn’t’ having it. After a 29 year drought of no post seasons, several bad years of let downs and disappointments and a exciting up and down season, they have made it back to the highest pinnacle of baseball. How dare we dream that they can take the crown!

The team to beat is the National league champion San Francisco Giants, winners of 2 of the last 4 World Series. This team has a deep history of winning. Only in sports can match up people from 2 different realms of the universe to accomplish the same goal. Both teams have been hot during the playoffs with great pitching and hitting.

It is so great to finally be in the World Series again, and see this town get so excited for one common goal. Total strangers getting along and able to bond and have fun together. It has been a fun ride so far and I look forward to the Royals taking the Crown.


My watch died today I don’t know when, I looked down at it this morning to check the time and the screen was blank. I pushed on the buttons trying to get it come back to life even though I knew the buttons had quit working a couple years ago. It was kinda like giving it CPR, it did beep a couple times which surprised me
Even when the buttons quit working I kept wearing it I didn’t care. I couldn’t change the time or any of the settings on it. Since I couldn’t change the settings the alarm was set to go off every night at midnight which drove the wife nuts. She hated this watch I bet she’ll be dancing a jig tonight.
In the spring when we spring the clocks forward one hour I couldn’t which explains why I am always an hour late to everything.
Rest in peace old watch. The bright side to all this is that I guess I’m in the market for a new watch


I bought an Easter flag on line a few months ago to hang for the Easter weekend. When I buy flags I usually make sure that they are double sided and read correctly from both sides. I hate when they don’t read correctly on both sides and if they don’t read correctly I do not buy them.


I thought that I had checked it when I received it. I must have either looked at it wrong or I didn’t  check it at all. When I put it up this past weekend I was so upset to discover that it did not read correctly, I was cussing myself  for not noticing this sooner.


I went ahead and flew it for this Easter but will need to look for another one for next year, that I will be happy with. But I have to wonder why the flag manufactures would make flags this way? Who would want to fly a flag that does not read correctly on one side?

When you fly a flag you want people to be able to view and read the flag no matter which side of the flag they are viewing it from. Who wants to read it backwards. I have been told that maybe it is cheaper to make them this way but I don’t believe that either.

Hopefully I will not make this mistake again and you won’t have to read my rants of unreadable flags.



What a disappointing football season this is turning out to be. My Jayhawks just lost again, I thought for sure they would be better this year, compared to the season we had last year. I did not expect them to be contenders but I sure thought they would be better than this.

With new coach Charley Weiss, he came in and made many changes in personal in assistants and players, but so far it still looks just the same as last year. I know that this is supposed to be a rebuilding year, but rebuilding is very hard to watch. 

Many critics have said that Charley doesn’t have what it takes to be a head coach. Just look at what he did at Notre Dame. I have always liked him as an offensive coordinator and still have hope he can change things for KU football.

Since this football season has turned out to be another losing season I am already and can’t help it  looking ahead for the basketball season which is right around the corner.


As I write my first post I want to give a yell out to my boys the Kansas JayHawks, as they will be playing tomorrow for the National Basketball Title on Monday. I did not expect much from them this year, I was going to be happy just to see them have a winning record for the season. They lost so many of their star players yet here they are in the title game.

I will be cheering you boys on, and am looking forward to celebrating a win again, so