Wednesday, July 16, 2014

245 lbs and dropping

It's true since getting serious about my health I have worked to change my eating habits, increase my exercise, and I've added meditation to my daily practices. So far I am down 25 lbs, and I have come off my Enbrel and Testosterone therapy. My psoriasis is almost completely gone and the inflammation I suffered due to the psoriatic arthritis is gone. 

What have I done differently? Well first off I have up all soda and began drinking a lot of water. I have also begun taking a product called Plexus (http:www.powerupplexus.com -shameless plug for my beautiful wife) that helps regulate my blood sugar. Likewise, I have begun eating a Paleo diet eliminating all wheat flour from my diet-try to eat foods that are fresh, GMO-free, and hormone free. I've also added daily probiotics to my routine.

The last addition is a daily walk/jog of 3-miles and some 15 min stationary bike breaks throughout the day. I feel awesome and I am excited to be throwing away my big boy clothes :)

Just felt like sharing! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cubist-esque Texas

I've been sketching and pondering changing the theme of my art to something nearer and dearer to my heart...life in Texas! For those of you "not from these parts" there is a lot of good about Texas and being a Texan that would be very interesting seen through the eyes of my colorful, multidimensional, and excessively patterned art. 

As I mentioned before I am in the process of selecting some artwork from my vast inventory to sell on Etsy and once I have paid the man and can save enough for more paint I will start the new series. I am actually very excited about this direction! I'll keep you posted.

Def Leppard, Kiss, and now Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe ...

Me best mate Derek and I are having a week of Metal! Sunday night we went and saw Def Leppard and Kiss. I really dug DL but KISS not so much. Before I start getting hate-mail from the members of KISS Army let me try and explain myself. After watching so many episodes of the Gene Simmons show and hearing how he screwed Ace Freely and Peter Kris out of millions of $$. It's hard to watch all the theatrics without thinking that Gene has said that when he gets too old he's considering franchising the KISS brand to a younger group of NeoRockers to continue the KISS legacy...WTF! 

Etsy FTW...or uh, maybe not.

I'm trying to navigate the creation of a store in Etsy. Should be easy but every time I start I realize I need something else (e.g., good pictures of artwork, prices, cute but accurate descriptions) So what do I do? That's correct I procrastinate and then get busy with something with less roadblocks :) keep posted for updates on progress.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yah I should be working...

Just felt like adding some more noise to your day...so I am working in an office building in Burnaby a neighborhood in Vancouver BC. So the cool thing about this neighborhood is that it is one of the central spots for movie production companies. I LOVE movies and TV shows especially science fiction!

So I just found out that they are shooting the new FOX series Almost Human in the office complex next to ours. The Executive Producer is JJ Abrams...freakin JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek...Star Wars :) Even cooler I'm peepin out the window watching them prepare for some shooting and I swear I see JJ himself! I am such a scifi nerd that I am pretty sure I swooned :)

I also found out that they are shooting the new season of Falling Skies under a bridge near my hotel. I am thinking that I might have to apply for some extra work! Wouldn't that be cool? Just thought I would spread some noise...will keep everyone updated with more of my Vancouver BC adventures as they happen.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More photo blogging in Vancouver, BC

Some of the Totem Poles at Stanley Park
- Vancouver, BC

Totem Pole details at Stanley Park - Vancouver, BC

Totem Pole details at Stanley Park - Vancouver, BC

Lighthouse on the sea wall - Vancouver, BC

Photo blogging in Vancouver, BC

Out the window of my hotel. The cruise ships were coming in. The Disney
Cruise line is to the right - Vancouver, BC

One of the paths through Stanley Park and the remnants
of Redwoods - Vancouver, BC

The monument to Mr. Stanley and his
wonderful park - Vancouver, BC

Near Stanley Park and heading back to the hotel - Vancouver, BC