Saturday, November 14, 2015


Crazy stuff going on in the world today. Sorta makes arguing or getting upset about losing a ballgame, or winning a ballgame, or a dinner date seem pretty inconsequential. I mean damn, really? This is what is going on in the world today? Shit is hard enough without having to worry about some dude blowing himself up for some idiotic reason and killing some kids. What the hell. Who would ever believe that that stuff is okay and justified? Messed up people, thats who. I mean damn, trying to raise kids and then thinking about what they will have to live with in the future is tough to take. 

I went to a Waterfowl festival today, my son entered a duck calling contest. I am walking around and visiting the duck call booths and the decoy booths, really great products. Bought a Hayes Bad Azz duck call. The owner of these calls was so friendly and helpful that I bought one for my son also. Great guy. 

In fact, in all the hours that I was there, I did not have one encounter with anyone that was rude, or unfriendly, or didn't nod when you walked by them on the street. Reminded me of Boiling Springs, NC.

 And there were guns everywhere and big ass dogs, but the whole time you felt totally safe. James was blowing his duck call (it is loud) under one of the tents because one of the older duck callers who mans a booth asked to hear James call, and people were telling him how good he was, just real down to earth folks. 

And I never have run into an asshole Waterfowler or even hunter for that matter or legal gun owner. Must be something about what they believe in, some values that these types of folks (who live by the times of sunrise and sunset and freeze to death to get a bird or two or sleep with a Lab curled at his feet or treats his shotgun like a newborn baby(and his Lab(s) too) or looks upon opening day as some type of national holiday or treasures the time bonding with good times in the goose blind), treasure deep in their guts. 

Salt of the earth people, the people that I really enjoy being around. There was a gun show there also. Thousands of guns. Not one problem at the gun show. And not a metal detector around and I didn't see a policeman the whole time that I was there. I have a feeling that if there was any problems at the festival that the people that were attending would take care of it with no issue or hesitation.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.