About me

AboutMe-v1.0
I’m an engineer, family man, cyclist, and a hobby junkie that has passion for anything quality.  Quality passionate people, quality product, quality ideas, quality conversations, etc… makes my day.

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AboutMe-v2.0
Updated 3/22/2012, the rebirth of my blog.

I finally realized, with help from a fellow blogger, that I have one of the worst intro pages on any blogsite.  It’s sad and the truth kind of hurts a little, but I figure it’s no different than what I do day in and day out, I solve problems.

So let me tell you little something about myself, I am a workaholic on steroid.  I run on same routine and process every day, I thrive on consistency and repeatability.  My work life revolves around Powerpoint, Excel, & MS Project.  Companies pay me very well for my consulting services.  I basically tell them what they need to do to reduce waste, improve production, and increase their annual gross.  I run my private life almost the same way.  My New Year resolution always consists of shooting for at least 10% increase in annual revenue.  I never let my friends, family, and loved ones down.  If my buddy is struggling and just lost his job, I am the friend that lines up all the interviews, make cold calls, send out resumes, and prep him.  If that doesn’t work I will work with him on weekends providing bicycle taxi service for tourists around DC, just so he can put food on the table.  If my cousin needed a place to stay for a bit, I would gladly give up my master bedroom so he can feel welcome.

My work ethic is pretty intense; I can’t stand having any wasted time.  If I’m waiting in a line or if I’m sitting in traffic, I’m always on the cell phone or a laptop.  I can’t remember last time I actually listened to music on the radio…lol.  In my perfect world, there is no such thing as down time, because it will all be taken up by something productive that yields some kind of tangible, or measurable, achievement.  I can drive my wife crazy sometimes, but I always know she is right, and that’s when I know I need to turn some stuff off.

When I’m in my work mode it’s all business, and I can be as viscous as that jackass or a bully you abhor from your past.  Doctors, lawyers, PhD’s, supervisors, etc… don’t mean anything to me.  There are idiots at every level of profession and just because you have a fancy title only makes you a target.  I’ve known janitors and technicians who were much smarter than lot of these so called genius PhD’s I work with.  If I have a job to do, it’s either you are helping me or you are in my way.  I feel very blessed that a guy like me is fortunate enough to have job security and not have to worry about money.  I piss off lot of people, burned many bridges, but at the same time I earn respect from many more.  I learned in business world, it’s the result that keeps you in the game.

On the other hand, I can also be a very soft spoken, gentle, & loving family guy.  I love my family to death and I respect my wife beyond any cosmic force in this universe, both discovered and yet to be discovered.  Only reason I work this hard is so I can set a good example for my two boys, and I truly want to make my wife feel like a queen…oh, and I still need to put her in a castle.lol  I don’t want my boys turning out lazy, and I want them growing up to love their wife the same way I love their mommy.

If somebody asks me to describe myself with one word, my response is:

“One word cannot possibly describe me; it’s got to be at least three words…Fast and Furious!”

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If you have any other comments, concerns, questions, or a large CAD file, please email them to me at:

chris9911@hotmail.com

  1. cookiemomma
    March 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Very direct and to the point I see!

    • March 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      lol, that bad eh? But I’m glad you brought this to my attention because I’ve always known my “about” page just flat out sucked. Reading your “about” page has now inspired me to update mine. By the way, I really like your answer on cookiemomma vs soccermomma 🙂

      Note for my visitors: everybody who wants to see a really nice about-me page, please go check out cookiemomma’s page, its really good. My page is what you should NOT be doing.

      • cookiemomma
        March 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm

        lol…Thanks!

  2. cookiemomma
    March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Yes! Now this is great. I know that others will be able to connect with you through this little bit of information. You sound like an amazing guy and family man. Thank you for giving us a peek into your life. I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂

    • March 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Thanks! This blog was never intended to be about my life but somehow it just drifted that way. Its definitely better than getting lots of hate comments from “pro-mac/anti-pc” people..lol. My first inspiration to blog was to clarify on lot of mis information you get from Best Buy sales people…

      • cookiemomma
        March 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

        you’re welcome. A blog always tends to find its own path, no matter what your initial intentions were.

  3. March 24, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Hi Chris – I like the new look profile! For some reason I get really disappointed with blogs that tell me nothing about the person! 🙂 Anyway – thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the helpful comment – whether tofu chocolate will ever catch on I’m not sure, but it’s a thought! 🙂 Have a good day!

    • March 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

      No, thank you for stopping by. Looks like I updated the profile just in time..lol.
      Regarding the chocalate flavored tofu, I guess we’ll just wait and see if “tofu-key” ever catches on for Thanksgiving dinner first 🙂

  4. Autumn
    March 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    may God bless you and your sweet family 🙂

    • March 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

      That is so sweet. Thanks for your wonderful comment, and…oh, one more thing, its comments like yours that makes it easier for me to choose to be happy 🙂 You have a wonderful blog site, ma’am.

      • Autumn
        March 27, 2012 at 2:15 am

        Thank you. I just said a quick prayer for you and your family. I pray for a lot of happiness and direction. You are a great husband and a father. Your family must be very proud of you.

        Take care!

        • March 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          Oh shucks, you just hit me right there in the soft spot. I was writing a response to this and it started getting out of control. Short version is, I am so very grateful that a stranger sees something in me that was worth communication with God, and its something positive 🙂 Thank you for your kinds words, and your prayer. I certainly need them to counter all the ill will I probably get everyday..lol

          longer version
          https://chris9911.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/prayer-request-is-conflict-of-interest-not/

  5. kzackuslheureux
    April 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I just gave you an honorable mention in my last post. Well a likable mention anyway. Just thought I’d let you know 😉

    • April 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Oh, dear… If they click on that link they will see Homer simpson in his undies with beer can in his hand 😦

      • kzackuslheureux
        April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        All the more reason to have a look!

  6. April 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Wow. That was about the nicest thing to say about your wife that I have ever heard anyone say!

    • April 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you for your generous comment. I’ve never told my wife those nice things in person, if you can believe that. I’m one of those husbands that has trouble saying those kind of things. Its so liberating to do it in a blog setting because my wife is not aware of this blog..lol. I’m hoping to surprise her one day 🙂

      • April 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

        Oh my goodness! She needs to know how you feel about her! Write her a note at least!

        • April 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          Ma’am, you have no idea what your advice meant to me. I just want to say thank you so very much for your suggestion. I think it’s the best advice I’ve taken since talking to the Santa Claus looking guy…lol. At some point in my life she must know these things that I wrote about. I decided to put it in a page here and I’ll let her know about it when the time is right.
          https://chris9911.wordpress.com/dear-wife/

  7. April 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Well I am glad that you have edited your “about me” – It`s pretty awesome. (I haven’t seen the original but this one speaks in volumes!)

    I am quite excited to follow your blog & thanks for following back!

    • April 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      yeah, it was pretty bad. cookiemom’s comment cracks me up because it was one of those comments you say when you can’t really say something positive…lol
      Anyway,I am glad you introduced yourself today, and I’ll be looking forward to see more great stuff from you!

  8. May 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Okay Chris…first of all thanks for following my blog…but God man I am dying to know…did your friend win the lottery?

    Be encouraged!

    • May 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      the original title of the blog was “Larry J…wins mega million”. Then I added the word “punk” infront of it, because it LIED to everybody. He still thinks it was justified while EVERYBODY thinks much less of him now…lol. He is off my Christmas card list for 2012 for sure.

  9. May 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Chris…really liked the personal touches. They give so much more insights for I’ve always believed words can paint pictures. I can almost visualize your lovely family :).

    God bless and keep writing!!!

    • May 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, looks like I did a descent job of updating my “about me” page…lol. Kind comments usually imply good blogs, so I can’t wait to check out some of your blogs, too 🙂

      • May 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

        Thanks Chris…go ahead please. Need some feedback too…:)

  10. purpleowltree1234
    May 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Being a techno-Philistine, I fully appreciate your personal stories and sharing in your Blog. You give me so much new appreciation for humanity’s potential to be loving and respectful of their partners, children, parents, of Everyone they come into contact with. It is a joy to read, and you are a joy to know. Thank you dearly for all your comments and support. Enjoying the richness in our exchanges. 🙂
    Hey, your About Me page is pretty awesome!! 🙂 Thanks for egging me on to fixing mine up too. 🙂
    Love from Rach

  11. May 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m just following my common sense, and I hope everybody else does that, too 🙂
    Thanks for liking my about me page. I like your new about me page, because its got DRAMA 🙂

  12. May 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    • May 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      9000feet of elevation…nice! Its event like that, that makes me wish I was retired right now. My dream has always been to go out to Europe, with my cycling friends, and tour with the Tour de France. Are you seriously planning on doing this ride? I would love to hear about it. Only thing I have right now is the “ProForm Tour de France bike”, and the Alpe D’huez stage kicks my butt everytime…lol. Come to think of it, I’m not sure if I’ll survive all 9000feel of climing…lol

  13. May 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Hey, I thought I’d check out your blog after our GSP chat—looking forward to reading your blog posts!

    • May 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      like GSP fans think alike..lol. I’ll be doing a full raid of your blog in next couple of days..lol

      • May 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        Also, I’m from NYC, where I live, but my husband is from Maryland. And we’re both huge GSP fans. 😀

        • May 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

          lol, now i’m really interested

  14. May 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve awarded you the A Lovely Blog award! Enjoy and thanks for everything!! http://serenescribe.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/showered-by-the-generosity-of-others-this-week/

    • June 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      awe, thanks Dana, I’m glad I am on your radar 🙂

      • June 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        Definitely!

  15. June 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Too funny! I love the way you describe yourself 🙂

    • December 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      lol, humor is the mechanism that helps me wake up in the morning and keeps me up at night 🙂 thanks for stopping by and I look forward to exploring your blog, too 🙂

  16. July 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I’m digging the TDF background! I have been catching up on the tour all weekend and I am bordline obssessed. The sunflowers look great!

    • July 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. One of the reasons I love the tour so much is for all the incredible sights and background. Isn’t is just beautiful? all the little villages, towns, fields, chateau, castles, etc…
      I’m getting all clammy thinking about the start of the Pyranees! Be obsessed and be proud 🙂

      • July 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        I agree! I sit here and wish I were cycling through those towns along the roads and enjoying ever view first hand (although I would be riding my brakes because I am the slowest turner ever!). It will be sad to head back to work next week and have to wait to catch up again during the weekend!

        • July 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

          I’m definitely planning on doing the tour ride sometime in my future. I just hope it happens while I’m still able to turn a crank…lol.
          It definitely sucks to go back to work especially during the mtn stages. That is terrible that you have to wait till the weekend to catch up. I signed up for the NBC streaming service so I can watch it anytime anywhere. Its the first thing I turn on once I get home. They stream it in HD so you can enjoy all the beautiful views. This is their link:
          http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/

          • July 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

            Wow! What a fantastic finish to an exciting 21 days! It definitely stinks that i have to wait so long, but this is what happens when you don’t have a computer at work and spend all weekend in class. That SKY team is unreal! Best of luck with your tour ride. That is amazing! Now…it’s on to the olympics!

            • July 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm

              whew, its 11:48pm here right now and I just got done watching the last stage. What an amazing sporting event!! I guess its time to going back to being productive and getting normal sleep…lol. I’ll have my team SKY jersey ordered asap, what about you? lol

              • July 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

                Good news is that Olympic cycling is just around the corner!

                • July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

                  yeah, for sure! I have a hunch Wiggins and Cavendish will medal with 100% certainty…lol

  17. July 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I just have to say that what you said about your wife here is one of the sweetest, most sincere things I’ve read in a long time.

    (And I’m sorry…I don’t mean to gush on your comment page…but I can’t help it!!! SO sweet.)

    • July 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Oh man…thanks Maggie. You have no idea how relieving it is to write all my “behind the scene” thoughts on why and how of various events, in this blog. I, like many men, have problem being really upfront with gushy/emotional stuff, but it needs to come out one way or another 🙂 Thanks for visiting my other stories along with the originally intended article 🙂

  18. August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Your blog makes me smile 🙂

    • August 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      I say thats a fare trade, a smile for a smile. Thanks for the smile 🙂

  19. August 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Chris, love your blog and your pure and honest humanity!

    • August 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Haven’t had a lovely comment like that in a while…lol. I am so very glad you stopped by. I am curious though….how the heck did you stumble upon my blog? I find it amazing when a random person finds and reads my stuff.

  20. imherewithoutyou
    August 21, 2012 at 6:01 am

    I bet my intro was the worst of all even before your last. I had a good one but then things changed and I had no idea what to write because the blog changed as well. :p Min is pretty much a mess right now.

    • August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      i only had 2 lines of intro when I started…Lol. I didn’t realize how bad it was until Christie commented on it. I really do give this person all the credit for inspiring me to change some things around with my blog. Its pretty amazing how much I learned about interaction and content from reading successful blogs, like Chritie’s

      http://christiepepper.com/about/

      Lol @ your first intro. You should have kept the original on there, it would have been great to look back and laugh at its infancy…lol I think your intro is great! it was good enough for me to start following your stuff 🙂

      • imherewithoutyou
        August 22, 2012 at 5:32 am

        haha well it’s hard to make an intro, I had issues with it because I want this blog to stay private from my friends and family the only one that I know in person who has it is my boyfriend. So I didn’t know what to write :p I will try and make mine better as well when I have a bit more time over.

        And thank you 🙂 I got some inspiration from you now so I guess i’ll redo mine a bit. And thanks for sharing her blog, I will deff pay a visit to it 🙂
        I wish I had some of that energy you have though ! 🙂

        • August 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

          Oh man! let me tell you…I am so glad I made my blog completely anonymous…lol. Nobody knows about this and I am free to write about anybody and anything…lol. I think you are the type of person that would also get lot of more out of your blog by staying fully anonymous, just my $.02
          Christie is wonderful. I’m fully committed to winning a blue ribbon at my county fair by using one of her cake recipes…lol. I’m going to shock the crowd by being the first man to win a cake blue ribbon…lol
          Trust me on this one, you do not want to have the insanity and energy like me, you are much better off being able to sleep well at night. If you really think high intensity and energy is a good thing, just marry someone who has that quality, then you will still get great sleep at night and you can make use of your high intensity partner for when you need it…lol

          • imherewithoutyou
            August 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

            hahaha I agree but I think I just blew it my posting a pic of myself, I wouldn’t tell anybody I know about the blog still, but some how I felt like I wanted my own pictures with my text to make it more personal. If I am jinxed then some of my readers might be someone I know lol ! – let’s hope not 😉 hahha awee I wish you luck with the blue ribbon I am sure you can make a good cake 🙂 You need to tell me how it went ! Yes I do need some of your energy trust me that is why I am having a redbull as I am writing 😀

            • December 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

              Well, the blue ribbon isn’t gonna happen this year. Its almost 2013! I guess time flies when you are having fun.
              Go easy on the redbull. I think I read somewhere of a teen dying of redbull overdose 😦

              • nauticca
                December 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

                WHAAA Why did you have to tell me that someone died of it when I just had one lol !! This is my new blog btw had to make a new one because I lost my email and password somehow… 😦 / Steph

                • December 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

                  well well well, how is it going, young lady? its been a while and I assumed you decided to shroud yourself in complete anonymity by now.lol. Pleeeeze tell me you quit smoking!

                  • nauticca
                    December 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

                    I am very good thank you, just loads to pack moving about 4 hours away from my town the 27th so I am not having any X-mas spirit at all. And I love X-mas :/ How have you been? Me stop smoking? That would be like stealing candy from a kid!!!! :p

                    • December 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

                      moving can be fun 🙂 Like hitting a restart button in life and trying out new things, right? But I suppose at only 4 hours away, it might be more of a hastle than excitement.lol. Just don’t be a grinch this Christmas, it would be a waste of your normal happy jolly spirit. Put that fun loving spirit of yours to use and start cheering everyone up..hohoho 🙂
                      I’ve been pretty good. I still have a job and a place to call home. Economy is really tough around here, and I’m very fortunate to have the basic things in life 🙂 I guess thats what Chrimas is about, eh?
                      lol @ “stealing candy from a kid”..so in other words, it simply takes somebody to come along and take it away from you? and you won’t even put up a fight? What will it take to make that your new year resolution? 🙂

  21. August 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Hi Chris,
    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Congratulations! 😀 Continue to blog. I looking forward to your posts! Here’s the link for instructions: http://astronomybythecosmos.com/awards/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

    • August 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      wow, what an awesome way to start my Monday, with a 4 hit combo 🙂
      1. visit
      2. “like” hit
      3. a comment
      4. blogger nomination
      I’ll be right over to give my acceptance speech and I’ll display it proudly on my blog mantle 🙂

  22. August 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, Chris! It’s fun to poke around and see how yours evolved into something more personal. I loved the honeymoon post!

    • August 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks! I’m actually in my anniversary weekend and it looks like there will be another backlog of owed honeymoon. I just cant get away this year 😦
      You got a great blog and I can’t wait to check out your other content.

  23. September 28, 2012 at 5:33 am

    I somehow stumbled upon your blog, and I absolutely loved and had a great time here, Chris! Following you to stay updated in near future!
    Keep blogging! You’re absolutely amazing.

    About time, you should tell your wife about this blog as well 😉 & unleash the lovey-dovey posts you have for her, as well! ;D

    • September 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Sarin, you are a ‘blog raider’ just like me.lol. I am defnitely following your blog for that reason alone, I love blog raiders 🙂
      The stuff that amazes about blogging realm is, how the heck do people find my stuff and be interested? its just so intriguing. Almost like there should be logical & linear scientific explantion, but its so random at the same time, too 🙂
      I cannot tell my wife about the details of this blog 😦 I tend to pick up good marriage advice from wise people of my past. There are two that comes to mind, first is ‘Don’t play all your best cards upfront’ and ‘marriage is a long distance marathon, pace your self’.
      This blog is the last card I will play 🙂

      • September 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Haha, Chris! REALLY glad I found another blog raider! I actually always blitz the fellow bloggers with my comments and likes, I can’t just read one post and judge them away. It’s always fun 😀 You’d know 😉 & thankyou for subscribing, it means a lot. Hope you keep visiting.

        & well. Random things happen, don’t they? I was on this blog where the fellow person had reblogged a blog from another blogger, which was directed to you, which led me to your blog! Here you go! LOL 😉 Twisted world, eh?

        Ah, nice ones. If that’s what you believe, I appreciate it. Really hoping, I’m still alive when you tell her. I’m curious. A bit. =p & also hoping, you survive to tell the tale ;D Lol.

        Have a great day 🙂

        • December 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

          looks like its time for me to stop by.

          • December 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

            I think you did…

            • December 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

              lol, I did stop by again and, you were right, it was stilll on the same one I visited :last time )

              • December 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

                Haha, yes, I know! =p
                Really appreciate you visit!
                Happy Holidays !

                • December 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

                  Happy Holidays to you, Sarin. Looking forward to all your future postings 🙂

  24. December 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad to be introduced to yours.

    • December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Believe it or not, I do like to look at some of the cooking/baking blogs because there is a big element of creativity in it, and I’m a sucker for really good cupcakes.lol. I couldn’t help myself when that giant beautiful cupcake stared me in the face with all its texture and vibrant colors waving me on.lol Also, the person that helped me “launch” this website was a baking blogger.lol. Infact, you should check out Cookiemomma’s blog (at the top), she always have something cool/fun/delicious stuff going on her blog 🙂 You gotta say hi to her for me.lol
      Thanks for stopping by and I’m looking forward to more of your creative designs 🙂

      • February 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        Thank you for your nice comments about my blog. I did as you suggested and checked out Cookiemomma’s blog as well. It is always nice to be introduced to another blogger. Her recipes look yummy. I like your updated About page. Your work ethic is admirable. Best wishes to you in the coming year.

        • February 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

          You would never think a good about me page make any difference, but it was a night and day difference for me. I was hovering around 1-5hits per WEEK with only 2 followers before the updated page…lol.
          Thank you for your best wishes and I wish you the same 🙂

  25. December 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    After reading your “about”, I feel a little non-productive! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post.

    • December 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      After reading your “about” page, I feel like a chicken without a head.lol Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to reading more of your calming blog posts 🙂

  26. December 24, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Hi Chris, just another fan for you I guess…:-). But I read your About page & just like you did, I got inspired and decided to update mine. I even mentioned you in my updated version of my About page. You are a very good writer, why don’t you change career…LoL?? No, I am joking. And I can’t wait to hear your next post about your wife condition. Is she better? I am really sorry to hear that she had an accident. Well, finally have a very lovely Christmas and and a promising New Year. Love your Blog! And thank you for liking one of my posts. I really appreciate it

    • December 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Hey, thanks alot for your visit and I most defnitely appreciate the honorable mention on your blog, I’ll have to swing by as sooon as my Christmas chores are done around here.lol
      Sadly for most writiers, writing doesn’t pay 😦 Wish there were more outlets for talented writers to make a living, its amazing how good some of the bloggers are. My wife is doing a lot better and she has been home for almost 4months straight now.lol. But I do hope she can recover somewhat and enter some lower level competitions.
      Thanks for liking my blog and giving me more credit than I deserve.lol. Merry Christmas to you and a wonderful New Year, too. Although, I’m pretty sure you’ll hear more from me before Jan 1 🙂

  27. December 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Nice job on your about page! (makes me want to rewrite mine), it really gives me a sense of who you are. You are blessed with a great intellect, drive, creativity, and a great family. Thanks for stopping by my site. I really appreciate it.

    • December 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Oh wow, thanks for the Christmas gift in a form of acomment 🙂 I had fun with your blog, too 🙂

  28. December 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I used to be a workaholic, but finally realized I was only being compulsive about work and am trying to develop the same compulsion towards slacking!

    • December 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Po girl? hmmm, I’m planning on raiding your blog shortly, but did you grow up ‘po’, too?
      Slacking sounds wonderful. But I can’t stop until I hit retirement.

  29. January 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I believe I’ve fallen in love. You are one helluva of a man, my friend. Thanks for the like on my post otherwise our paths wouldn’t have crossed. Happy New Year. Next time leave a comment. I can’t wait!

    • January 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

      well then, I guess its your fault for having such a likeable blog 🙂 I ESPECIALLY liked your blog of you and your grandaughter, but I guess I should have left that as a comment on your blog page.lol
      I tend to be on the defenese when it comes to commenting, because some of it gets badly misunderstood or I may be dealing with a moderator that is hyper sensitive to the quality of a comment.lol. I will take your comment as an invitation to participate in your blog 🙂

  30. January 6, 2013 at 1:42 am

    I love the paragraph about your wife and family. That shows the person you are. 🙂

    • January 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      thank you 🙂 They certainly are the drivers in my life.

  31. January 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    So then what you’re saying is you’re a paradox, like all the rest of us and like authentic people? I liked what you wrote, especially the parts about quality conversations, the janitor, and loving your wife (thanks for showing your underbelly). I’m smiling, not sure why, but I am. If you live anywhere near Santa Barbara, you and your family are invited over… this is too interesting to not connect up with! My hubby worked at NASA and you’d probably have fun chatting with him (not because of the label but he’s a janitor at heart). 🙂

    • January 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      hahaha, you are so right, what an excellent observation. I kinda have a hunch you actaully read the whole intro page, I am grateful 🙂
      Thanks for your ‘virtual’ invitation for a gettogether. I often do talk about how cool it would be to retire in a community of all the kind/thoughtful blogging friends.lol.
      What a wonderful way to describe your hubby, “..he’s a janitor at heart”. That instantly explains what he is all about. I guess I did choose some pretty good words in this about page.lol I also think your hubby would fit right in with my regular lunch crew consisting of rocket engineers and scientists 🙂 Incase you haven’t met them, here they are:

      https://chris9911.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/horrid/

      This is my Larry, Moe, Curly, Shemp crew of scientists & engineers. Some of them might not be up to the level of a janitor yet.lol

  32. January 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

    P.S. I’m not hypersensitive so feel free to visit mine and speak up any time! (obviously I read yours and others here as well).

    • January 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      LOVE IT!! I think you are a model blogger-friend. You got yourself a follower for life! And, yes, I am looking forward to raiding your blog soon 🙂

  33. January 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    That link sent me into laughing spasms. Unintelligibly, through the laughter, I tried to ‘splain to my hubby there was something pretty funny for him to read… he did and now you’ve gone and done it! You broke his blogging virginity. This is the first post comment. I don’t have the manual on what to do with him from here on out. Help!!!!! It’s been a lotta fun! 🙂

    • January 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      That “horride story” will always come up during our lunch outings, and we will never let him forget that one.lol. I did catch your hubby’s comment and I really do hope he starts up his own blog. I’m sure you’ve already told him how fun and stress relieving it is 🙂

  34. January 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    This is (was) Broken Heart Recovery, my anonymous blog was compromised and became not so anonymous. I’ve changed my site address to http://www.stilllovinghim.wordpress.com Please continue to follow my journey through affair recovery.

    • January 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      yeah, you bet! Thanks for the heads up.

  35. February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Chris and thanks for stopping by my blog and checking-out “That Extra Effort” post! You sound like a full-of-life person and I’m glad I got to see your blog too!

    • February 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I’m just your average guy keeping a high pace in life.lol Not sure how long I can keep it up, but I’ll go till my wheels fall off. And I also agree that courage does have lot to do with that extra effort!

  36. February 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for liking my Modok as a birthday cake doodle!

    • February 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      yeah, it was cool. thanks for stopping by

  37. February 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My hubby is a competitive cyclist 😃 looking
    Forward to reading your blog

    • February 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      you should join him :). I love riding with my wife using the cycling intercom system.

      • February 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        I wish But his riding means hes training and if hes not training he racing. I know how passionate he is with his racing so I let him do his thing when it comes to bikes. It seems to also be a form of therapy for him. He always is refreshed after a 100 mile training ride.

        • February 20, 2013 at 8:54 am

          man, isn’t it tough being married to a competetive athlete? It has taken me 10years to finally confront her about it, and ofcourse I blogged about it.lol
          https://chris9911.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/im-a-bad-man/

          • February 23, 2013 at 2:28 am

            So funny… I just read your blog regarding this and last night I got the bomb that my husband is now going to take up triathlons on top of the bike racing…. Arggh

            • February 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

              Yikes!…I guess you’ll really be holding on to some hope.lol.

  38. March 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    …whatsup dude? havent seen ya lately? just checking on ya……

    • August 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

      hey dudette, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do 🙂 I’m back in semi full force now. Thanks for checking up, can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

        lol…i have been a.w.o.l. myself….a lot of things happening these days….i have found in my darker days i write more….so yeah…not so many dark days…lol

        • August 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

          really? you had dark days while you were writing? I would have never guessed. Well, I guess its a good thing when we don’t see you around the blog realm? lol

          • August 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

            haha…..YES!…dark…I have 4 kids, enough said! I am not sure if it is a good thing….I think it means I choose to not deal with my stuff….writing is therapeutic for me and I have some bottled ups that may blow soon so look out….all in all though, it is hard to bottom out because I know the Lord has me in his hands….just listenin’ to Jesus and minding him…(which is hard in its own right!)

            • August 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm

              Gee, you just happen to comment on a Sunday. Makes me feel all guilty about not going. lol

              • August 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

                lol…whatever works…..praise the lord! heehe

  39. April 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Chris. Who do you think you are disappearing for 2 months? lol I hope all is well and that you just have been busy with having fun! 🙂

    • August 2, 2013 at 11:27 am

      dangit!! you go me! You really did follow through. Why does it feel like I just got busted in a big sting operation? lol.

      • August 3, 2013 at 12:39 am

        I am feeling really happy with myself now! lol

        • August 4, 2013 at 12:07 am

          That’s what you call a Brazilian-comment’jitsu. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  40. June 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Merci de suivre mon blog. d–0.o–b

  41. August 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you so much for following my simple little site about hotrods and family. I totally admire your work drive and family standard. In complete agreement about people and how all are important, not because they have degrees, but to the degree that a waitress can be an outstanding person. Final thought: Love the “Fast and Furious” three word description.

    • August 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      I think you have such a fun and unique website, and hotrods are just too cool. I would absolutely kill for mark stielow Camaro, but would be just as happy with any other late 60′ Camaro.lol. I can’t wait till my boys are little bit older so we can start a car project together.
      I was a waiter for over 10years of my life and I met some of the best people you can imagine. Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to finding out why you won’t race woman drivers.lol

  42. August 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for the like!

    You sir have one interesting blog, with intense postings 😉 You have a new follower.

    If you’d like to subscribe ( http://www.growthhunters.net ) feel free to do so 🙂

    Have a great day!

  43. August 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I don’t care if you may be like the jackass I abhor from my past. You are a loving husband and father, and that’s what matters most! 😉

    • August 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

      you got a follower for life with that comment.lol

  44. February 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Good thing your fellow blogger didn’t lie to you about how great your about page was. The revision was much better… actually quite fascinating!

    • February 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      hahaha, you are right. Who would have guessed a good about-me page can make a difference.

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