Wednesday, September 27, 2023


I'm just an old redneck. It's not a derogatory term to me. Somebody decided it was one day, so some folks think it is. Screw em. I can't keep up with what offends folks these days, so I have decided to not give a shit. Of course, people think if you are from the South, you are a  stupid "redneck" and racist, anyway. It's funny, but the only "bad guys" in movies now are people from the South and Germans. Two groups of people that Hollywood feels safe to make look like assholes. Germans yes, Japanese, no. I got it. And never Chinese, right? Got it. And all Italians talk like they are from Staten Island and are in the Mob. Got it.

Back to the redneck thing. If you love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, drinking beer, working hard at something physical like chopping wood, dogs, what about America used to be, country music (Hank Jr., George Jones, Keith Whitley),  ALL guns, the soldiers, UFC, any combat sports, freedom, lifting weights, big jacked up trucks, The NRA, sitting outside and listening to Hank with your dog (which I am doing right now),  stickers on your back window of the truck that has something to do with all of the aforementioned things, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and especially, dark bars with ice cold drinks and a jukebox that has Marshall Tucker on it, then by golly, you are a redneck to me. It's a great way to be.

You see, you don't give a damn about what others think is a big deal. barely anything is a big deal. Well, maybe if the geese aren't flying when you are hunting, now that's a big deal. 

You may have social media but it's just for hunting pics and pics of your dog. Many times, you get pissed off that you have it, so you delete it for a while. Then you miss looking at all the big deer that have been shot, so you get back on. It's a curse.

You don't watch regular tv at all when you're a redneck. You watch country music videos, hunting and fishing shows, podcasts with Navy Seals, Officer Tatum, and gun stuff. And old football games from the 70's and 80's. Oh, those are so good. Do you know who was tough? Ron Jaworski. He got the shit kicked out of him most every week.  And on that cement astro turf they used to play on. That stuff was criminal. NFL does not care about the player's health and never has. If they did, every stadium would have natural turf. 

Anyway, being a redneck is about being free. Free to not worry about shit and just go out in the woods because you realize that is what is really important, not some latest fad that America has gobbled up like they always do. The latest and the best is always the damn woods. That's what's most fun for a redneck. Simple shit. Doesn't mean he or she is simple, it means that they see through all the bullshit and see what's really important in life.

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.