“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”
this week has been exhausting!! i took monday off and hung out with the dude and his kid - it was pretty fun actually.
then the rest of this week has been just dealing with a ton of super crazy people and some arguments with agents and promoters and managers and ugh…
then i watched a lot of the whole BatKid thing today and it restored my faith in humanity - actually i pretty much have always believed that the vast majority of people in the world are good people. Still seeing how SF came out for one little kid is super crazy heartwarming and makes me want to hug everyone.
yeah i’m like 12 and that makes me laugh every time i say it! spicy nuts! (teehee)
anywho - i have been making these spicy nuts recently as a snack and they are crazy addictive!
basically you buy some raw unsalted nuts - i prefer a mix of cashew and almond
put a good amount of coconut oil in a pan and let it melt until it glistens. Add the nuts and get them all nice and coated in the coconut oil.
then add spices
i use cumin, garlic salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in varying amounts that i don’t measure.
mix all around until it is all nice and coated and the cashews start to get a little bit tan.
let cool - eat! i store in the fridge and bring them to work as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
WARNING! spicy nuts are addictive!!! you’ve been warned! don’t say i didn’t tell you.
when i say i am doing a race and i find out like five of my friends are doing it as well. it’s like we all know some how that one of us is doing it and then we all magically sign up for it.
the official training starts soon-ish for the Lake Sammamish 1/2 marathon in March and then June will be Victoria long course tri, July Ragnar, August Lake Stevens 1/2 Ironman and then it’s cyclocross season!!!!
i went yesterday to watch the races and cheer on some friends, I can’t wait to do the full season next year and get some good practice done in the summer so i can feel more comfortable on the bike and then rock it next season!! with all the tri training it is definitely going to help with cyclocross, cause man that sport takes endurance!!
well that was fun - so i’ve driven from MI to AZ twice and from MI to FL. Also, have lived in NJ, MI, AZ, CA and now WA…
still a lot of places i’d like to visit like New England and some of those southern states…
you guys despite what it seems i have actually been working out - actually i’ve been getting my ass kicked by two of my friends recently. we’ve been doing kettlebells and stuff.
following sunday’s self imposed ass kicking and ass bruising due to a fall off my bike - yesterday did a killer kettlebell / deadlift / rope jumping workout and man am i sore. i did also tweak something in my neck/jaw/head region i think when i fell off my bike because holy hell it is hurting - like took two advil and it is not helping right now and i am so much pain i kinda want to start crying which is why i am doing this and not doing budgets and offers and other work type stuff that i should be doing right now. oh my god! i am not usually a complainer, but this NEEDS to stop, i can’t think it hurts too much!! it feels fine in the morning and as the day progresses it keeps getting worse until right about now when i just can’t really deal with it. come on Advil work!! damn it!! work!!!!
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”