12/22/13

4k Content on Youtube

I have always been an audio guy. I could have cared less about a big tv or projector or whatever. I might even have mentioned this in previous posts. I think when I got married a little switch was flipped cause now I want it all. Further more I want the lasted and greatest. I love 4k quality. It is becoming more prevalant and popular. More content is coming around for it as well. Including on the web. Places like Youtube are starting to have 4k content. It really would not suprise me if that became the first big place for 4k. I have included a video above shot in 4k, pretty sure with RED Camera technology by Sony.

12/22/13

Zonda R

This post has nothing to do with anything. I love the Pagani Automobili company and the Zonda series of super-cars they make. Zonda is by by by far my favorite super car. I would have a Zonda C12-S, a Zonda convertible of some kind, a Zonda R for weekend track days and finally a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel to get everything around.

12/18/13

2014 – A New Year’s Resolutions

As 2013 draws towards a close I think back on what I did and did not accomplish. I could have been more productive. I have a few regrets. These are all things I really want to fix.

I need to be a better husband. I need to communicate with my wife more and make more quality time for her. We need to play games and take pictures. We need to make memories like we used to. In modern times I do not think picture albums are as frequent as they were to previous generations. With out them though how can you go back and relive things. Looking at pictures on a computer, doubtful. I feel I need her to know how much I appreciate her, cause I do not think I do a good enough job.

I need to make a better life for us. In this respect I need a better job. I need to find something with better pay and less hours. 12 hours a day 5 or 6 days a week keep me from completing my above mentioned goal. I went a week recently without really seeing my wife. All because I went to sleep at night before she finished her day. And I started mine at 3am, way before she got up. I want to be a police officer. I need to be a police officer. This year, somehow I will be a police officer.

I do not know what people call it. What doctors or dietitians call it. But I call my current body style fat. I do not like being fat. I have been picked on because I was fat. I need to be in a gym 3 days a week, NO FUCKING EXCUSES for me!! Not only that though I need to adjust my eating habits. I have two bad issues. First is portion sizes, they are too big, just to much food per meal. Secondly I eat fast food way, way way way, to much. Taking a per-made meal for lunch to work will help both those. I suppose if I really want to dump extra on there. I do not eat a balanced enough diet. I need a little less fatty food, a little more protein and a lot less carbs. I also really need to up my H2O intake. That will wash some of the crap out I have eaten over the years. At least 2L a day.

My last big resolutions is money. To save much much more of it. To start saving it. I plan to become debt free sooner rather than later. Also cut down expenditures. There is not a need for so much of my money to go out. My wife should not ever have to pay for anything. I do not need satellite radio in the truck. And I am sure there are other services that will get the ax as well. We need to set down and make a budget.

This is going to be a big year and I am looking forward to it.

2014!

12/14/13

Party Lines…

I find myself frequently being the minority some what on the beliefs, morals, ethics and politics arena. In the past this hasn’t been an issue for me. Because I was in the south and I guess things are just different. Here in the Midwest, especially being so close to Chicago things are different. The current president is from there and that had fanned oriole flames around here that much more.

Also I am around more higher educated people. Some of which appear to have had either some kind of psychological trauma in there life or lived a very sheltered life. I lived a sheltered life in a way. But also in a way I didn’t. But at eighteen I started working and was by no means abandoned by parents or family. I think in a way I was given the rains to my life and future. I think it probably helped me grow up. I grew up and have maintained a middle-class life.

I must say I love the friends that I have and wouldn’t trade them for anything. But I don’t really agree with them. I think that they think the country is headed towards a brighter future. But in I firmly disagree.

Concerned mother’s groups and debt has flourished under this presidents rein.

I don’t like it. But my concerns aren’t a concern. I was with a group of friends the other night and someone I really thought was a good friend totally disrespected me, but making a comment that my political standings were “obvious.” That they were wrong and stupid, and “why anyone thinks like you is crazy.” This really surprised me and really oddly offended me. I have had money hungry friends, passives and all others. Never though in all my years from a friend have I been told these things.

The more I think about it though I think a lot of people think this about me. I have noticed that I can’t have a political discussion with these people up here. I never really talk over anyone or say “that’s wrong” or “stupid” but these democrats do. I can’t figure out why either. I like to think it’s because they deep down know that they are wrong. That their president promising change hasn’t delivered and if anything has done the opposite.

I don’t know. This post I am sorry to say reader is nothing more than a rant. I just want to blow off steam and vent. I am sorry if you were looking for more. But my train of thought has derailed and I am calling it. See you next time.

P.S. What’s my party line you ask? I declare undecided, vote primarily republican, like the theoretical ethics of a democrat, the spending habits of a tea-partian.

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I love the resolve of Abraham Lincoln, the bravery and leadership of George Washington, the strength of  Ronald Reagan and the innovativeness of John F. Kennedy.

12/12/13

Gunny & Glock – Wrong Girl – Extended Version

My girl is a Glock girl.

This portal is a little over dramatized but sells the point. Sometimes, NOT always, if the situation escalates to a firearm being drawn, that can defuse a situation. I think though that what I said it not to be confused to mean that you should draw a firearm to defuse a situation. That is not what they are for. In my mind I draw a firearm to fire it. Not scare someone.

Everyone says that racking the slide of a shotgun runs a chill down the spine of a ass-hole criminal. In the real case that it doesn’t, you just wasted a round. You now have a shotgun shell, that could have been used to save you wife’s life, on the ground.

12/2/13

52 Week Money Challenge

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Want to save for a trip or a future special gadget, then try the 52 week money challenge. Pretty straight forward. Week one you put $1.00 in the pot, then week two you put $2.00 in the pot. Giving you a total of three dollars and so on and so on. I am doing to do it, just to have a little spending money at the end of the period or something to throw in a savings/CD or whatever.

In my head you get a couple things out of this exercise. First of all at the end of it you will have $1,378.00 and also I can see where this will give you a little dunk in saving money. It is not an instant gratification kind of thing. I myself am always trying to save a little more.

I will periodically give an update of my progress and hopefully a reminder to keep myself and everyone going.