Archive for July, 2012

Feature Video Friday: Retro Revolution

July 27, 2012

I have always loved funny movies, as if you couldn’t tell, and Gene Wilder was in a couple of them.  This video was one I’ve been waiting to see for a few years, and someone has posted it on YouTube.  I hope you enjoy the movie, I certainly did.  It’s called “Start the Revolution Without Me.”

Feature Video Friday: Mystery Milkshake!

July 13, 2012

This video came across my YouTube home page yesterday.  About a month ago, Shay Carl Butler, and his brother Casey were brought to a secret shoot Shay’s producer came up with without telling either one what they were in for.

This video is the result of that shoot; be warned, however, it is kind of disgusting, but very funny.

Mystery Milkshake

A Life Changing Pattern!!!

July 9, 2012

With the circumstances of my quitting smoking, I started noticing a very interesting pattern.  For those of you who don’t know how I just quit, I can tell you, it was not easy.  I was trying hard for years, and I tried a couple of methods with no success.  I heard of others who tried patches, gums, and other expensive methods, and then ended up smoking more.  On January 1st, at 1:35 in the morning, I was outside having a smoke and once I put it out said “I’m done.”  Since then, I haven’t touched one, or even had the desire for one.

Now, here’s another story that happened to a YouTuber by the name of Shay Carl Butler.  His story doesn’t involve smoking; it does involve weight loss.  From the moment he started his Shaytard channel he had mentioned how much he wanted to lose weight, and he tried several attempts without success.  Then, last year, Shay and some of his friends got together for a weight loss challenge.  His attempt, this time, involved vegetables and exercise and he didn’t stop.  He started at 260, and his current weight is 170.  Not only did he lose all that weight, but he also ran in a couple of marathons, and he continues training.

What do both of these stories have in common?  One, they are both major life changes, and two; it took several attempts before we achieved success.  I once heard someone say that major life changes only happen after a cataclysmic event, or a low point in life; but neither was the case with either one.  The only other common factor in these stories is that they happened at the right time.

This is the pattern I was seeing; life changes will happen at a certain time, regardless of the method; but if this is the case, then why should we try so hard before this point?  The best reason is, we are not given a guide book to tell us when the right time hits.  If we don’t try to change, we may not be in a position to take that opportunity, when it comes.  If we do miss it, there will be other chances, but wouldn’t it be better if you catch it early?

Feature video Friday: Who Needs Hands

July 6, 2012

This is a song created by the very talented Danna Richards.  This was her response to a contest to see what people can do without hands.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Clouds, Beautiful Clouds!!!

July 2, 2012

I have always loved clouds.  No matter how many times you photograph them, you never get the same picture twice.  They are beautiful, exciting, and always moving.  Here are just a couple of shots I took this past week.  I hope you enjoy.

This was just before a storm

And when it goes behind the clouds, I just love the lighting effects.

Of course, nothing beats the sunsets.

I hope you enjoyed this.