Sunday, February 1, 2009

What Lifestyle Design can do for you

Before reading this post please read this quick explanation of why I am posting this and why it is important for you to know. This explanation is located at the bottom of this post

Lifestyle design, what do you want to do before you die?

Excerpt from The 4 hour work week by author Tim Ferriss

"This book will teach you the precise principals I have used to become the following:

 No holds-barred cage fighter, vanquisher of four world champions
 First American in history to hold a Guinness world record in Tango
 Princeton University guest lecturer in entrepreneurship
 Applied linguist in Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish
 Glycemic Index researcher
 National Chinese kickboxing champion
 MTV break-dancer in Taiwan
 Athletic advisor to over 30 world record holders
 Actor on hit TV series in China and Hong Kong
 TV host in Thailand and China
 Political asylum researcher and activist
 Shark diver
 Motorcycle racer"

Ok so after thinking about it I decided to make this post not only on my personal blog, ( but on I have done this because I think the message is important for everyone and I think everyone can take a lot out of learning the principals of lifestyle design.

Why I’m writing this? -
So anyways, I have been reading “The Four Hour Work Week” by New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss as well as following his blog here 4HWW Blog for about 6 months. I’m currently reading it for the third time and breaking it down into my own life and how I can design my own lifestyle. Please don’t be thrown off by the title I’m not recommending your work 4 hours a week by any means, the author is simply explaining how he went from 80 hour work weeks to 4 hour work weeks and increased his income.

Why am I telling you this?-
Let me start by saying I am not a fan of the self-help genre in general and think that anyone with half a brain can write a self help book. I have read a lot of books as I aspire to be a writer one day and know that many business and self help books are so repetitive that it is hard to learn much new by reading new books in the genre. So I believe it was by some divine intervention that I picked up this book sitting in the business section at Barnes and Noble and labeled as a self help book. It was even more of a miracle to me that from the moment I picked it up I’ve been hooked. This is not a self help book in my mind. It is something that should be taught to everyone, especially those caught up in working 60 hour weeks just to make it by.

So please enjoy and cherish this information,I really believe that there is a lot of truth in this book that can go a long way in changing your life if you let it. I don’t plug every book I read; I rarely enjoy a book enough to finish it in fact. However if you can find a way to use this information to your advantage and in the process see that there is more to life than a cubicle, unhappiness and a few hours with your loved ones each week, then I feel like I have done my job.

If you have ever thought about packing your bags on a whim and buying a one way ticket to Europe or any far away dream destination, this book is for you. Please check out Tim’s blog at and read some posts, see if you get hooked like I did. Also check out his YouTube videos.

Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm not racist or anything, but these are too funny not to post

A Few Links...

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are really funny
How do you tell the woman you love that her thingy smells funky?
Real good news- Airliner Crashes More Survivable Recently
NCAA classifies 7th graders as prospects
And I thought Steve Blake was gay before seeing this
Some asshole taking out a dunkers legs
I seriously can't stop watching this and laughing...wait for it
Ryan Sommer is my favorite basketball player of all time

Five Hours and Fourteen Minutes: A tale of two warriors

Fernando Verdasco is a warrior. Yes that description is usually saved for gridiron stars, boxers or wrestlers, but one thing you can see blatantly in his eyes is a fire that burns relentlessly. He won’t give in; he won’t even budge an inch. You can try and trick him, out wit him, tire him out, and go ahead. He will welcome your challenge like it’s one of his model girlfriends. Say what you want about him being an underachiever who has all the talent but hasn’t put it all together, hell he’d agree with you. But don’t dare question his heart.

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE here are just a few of he ex's

Argentine Tennis Star Gisela Dulko

Dafne Fernandez Spanish model

Priscila De Gustin Spanish Model

Serbian Tennis star Ana Ivanovic

Ok ok you happy? Now on with the story...

Ahh to be young, rich and famous. To have become the best athlete in the world at his sport in a mere 22 years could not have been easy. Rafael Nadal was regarded as the most conditioned Professional Tennis player in the world and he would need every ounce of blood, sweat and tears he could muster. Of course he didn’t know this going into the match on a warm summer evening on January 30th (Australian Summer). But he would soon find himself in an epic back and forth war of attrition and find something inside himself that he may not have even known was there.

From the first set Verdasco let the number one player in the world know that he will not roll over and die just because he is supposed to. 7-6 is how it went with Verdasco taking down Nadal with the tie breaker 7-4 to take the one set lead. Nadal fired back holding his own 6-4 and evening things up at a game a piece. Nadal then broke Verdasco’s spirit in the third beating him on the tie breaker and taking the third set 7 to 6

This is when things got interesting. Down two sets to one against the number one player in the world everyone was getting ready for the final. Excited for Sunday and the heated rivalry that was Nadal vs. Federer in the Australian Open championship match. Little did they know that this match was the one to keep there eyes on. Facing defeat Verdasco battled Nadal in the best played set anyone has seen in a while, each competitor bending but not breaking and holding their serve, bringing them to an eventual 6-6 stalemate. The remedy was a tie breaker, first player to 7 points. Nadal being one of the most fit players in the world showed no signs of fatigue, while everyone was waiting for the warm Melbourne evening and the 4 competitive sets to break Verdasco down.

An apple, banana, energy bar and a whole lot of water was on the menu at the breaks. Verdasco munched down at least 3 apples, he would need all the energy that he could find to take down the best. Sauntering on to the court for the tie breaking set Verdasco has an unmistakable swagger. He glared across the pale green surface at his fellow countryman with a message, “I am not losing this point, I’m taking it and there is nothing you can do about it”. He did just that dominating the tie breaker 7 to 1 and displaying a barrage of fist pumps and screams only Tiger could match.

Maybe it was one fist pump to many…

2 sets a piece for the two young Spaniards set up the fifth and final set. The shot making in the 4th set had been nothing short of amazing. Nadal seemed to turn into Stretch Armstrong gliding across the court, reaching out and returning balls he had no business being near. Verdasco’s forehand was ridiculous. Hopping off his back leg, rifling forehand winners down the line like he was Frank Thomas crushing batting practice into the upper deck. In all Verdasco would hit an unprecedented 95 winners, but it wasn’t the shots he made that would decide this battle, it was the shots he would miss.

Down 4-5 in the 5th set Verdasco would falter. The gas tank was on E and at this point he was behind the car pushing it. Nadal forced Verdasco into making some mistakes with the top spin return that Verdasco could just no longer get on top of. Driving more than a few balls into the net in the final set. Falling to 40-0, Verdasco gave his last push striking back winning two points in a row, bringing the match to 40-30. The legs gave out, the shoulders locked, his lungs gasped for air and Verdasco failed to get his serve over the net. Nothing was left and he had double faulted to give Nadal the victory. Such an ironic end to the perfect battle had to be crushing.

Rafael Nadal will face his rival Roger Federer Sunday for the Australian Open championship. Fernando Verdasco can only watch from the stands or on his TV.

However five hours and fourteen minutes after the match had begun Fernando Verdasco did not lose. Rather he and Nadal both won, not a moral victory, those aren’t real. They won the hearts of every single person who watched the match and created an unforgettable memory for all in attendance.

Five hours and fourteen minutes of war, showed these two men what they had deep inside. Absolute, complete, utter and total Relentlessness

Thursday, January 29, 2009


lost Pictures, Images and Photos

Lost is a really awesome show. It has saucy babes, great acting, really well paced, and top notch story telling.

I am not going to explain the plot in Lost because you already know the simple story about it even if you have not seen the show.

The plot on the show is insane. There are a million different things the show can do. All the deep meaning references and numbers make you really pay attention.

Another thing that is great about the show is the tone which is set by the great music. It has the ominous tones (like in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) in the tense moments. Then in the emotional moments it has a simple piano key tone that really tugs at the heart strings.

Kristen Bell Pictures, Images and Photos
Kristen Bell not in Lost but very saucy

The cast on the show does an amazing job except the fat dude he is kind of annoying. Matthew Fox and the saucy Evangeline Lilly are good as is Josh Holloway and Michael Emerson. Really everyone is good, just thought I would single out them. Oh and Henry Ian Cusick is good.

Lost Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Next American Idol?

This is Casey Carlson...

If you saw her on idol you know shes a solid singer but she is a sauce kitten like no other. Shes up there in the pantheon of idol hotties with Carrie Underwood, Brooke White, Katherine McPhee, and Kellie Pickler.

She is from Minnesota. Apparently she did some modeling for which is obviously where these pics came from. Nothing controversial right now. These could be a positive because campushotties donates 100 percent of their profits to research for cancer.

Lets just say she is a saucy number and root for her to continue to move on in this singing competition. She has my vote right now. Here is the video evidence (Not good or official quality) from idol...

Honestly, she is beautiful. I am thinking about proposing.