On Purpose…

Purpose – The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal.

Dictionary.com

Do your everyday actions have a purpose? They should.

Life is a series of actions and reactions that lead to the next. Everything we do is linked to events in the future and in the past. We can’t do anything about the past, but we can do something about what will be in the past; the present. We need to realize what we do will have an effect on the future. The sooner we realize this, the less we’ll have to look back on it later.

Most people go through life without thinking about the future or how their actions affect it. These people have no direction, have done no planning. They might as well tie strings to their limbs and play to the pupper master, because they aren’t doing much to make their lives meaningful for themselves or the people around them. With a purpose, life can fly like an arrow, slightly affected by wind speed and direction. Without purpose, life is a featherless arrow. This second arrow will fly, but not nearly as far or as straight as the first.

If you stop and think about it, our lives affect many more people than we imagine. My actions, in some shape or form, have an impact on everything else that I do. These actions in turn will affect friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, the store clerk, the bank teller, customers at work, the waitress at dinner, and so on. Since their lives have now been altered, the chain continues to the people they interact with. It’s a never ending cycle that often doubles back.

Place expecations on your own life. Create short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals. At the same time, don’t overwhelm yourself with purpose. Use it as a guide to living a better life and creating a better world. Remind yourself that you may not make the news, but you can make a difference.

After writing this, I’m reminded of the movie Pay It Forward, which has my recommendation.

Green Hut

Well, it’s like 3 a.m. and I’m not quite sure what to say. My sister and I came over to Bay City tonight and hung out with my good friends, Hater, Case, Kate, and Jeff. We had a good time. After playing some drinking games here at their house, we walked to a bar called the Green Hut. At least I think that was the name of it.

It was your typical hole in the wall bar, but they had live music and the guys playing were probably the best I’ve heard. Both guys were playing guitar and could really sing to go with it. I was actually looking forward to going out to Midland Street, where there is always a lot of “tail”. It’s too far to walk and no one was in shape to drive there, so we walked to this “local” bar and still had a good time.

While we were playing darts, a girl walked into the back room. I took a look and thought to myself, “she looks familiar”. After another glance, she also recognized me. It happened to be my first cousin Sara from Grand Blanc, Michigan. It was pretty weird to meet up with her at some bar where neither of us had ever been before.

I have a few pictures from the night. I’ll post some of them to the photo gallery tomorrow when I get home.

Binion's Forced To Close

A historic day in the world of poker. The world famous Binion’s Horseshoe Casino was closed late yesterday. Get the full details by reading the article. I hope they don’t have to move the WSOP somewhere else this year.

Another Winter Semester

Monday marks the beginning of the winter semester at SVSU. The week at work went by suprisingly fast since I was dreading working again after the long vacation. Students were registering for classes at the last minute, as usual. New faculty wanted access to their accounts at the last minute, as usual. It still amazes me that the majority of society loves to procrastinate.

My sister moved back into the apartment yesterday after living with our parent’s for the holidays. It’s good to have her back. Heather is a great cook and we have some fun when we go out to the stores and shit. I don’t know how we ever hated each other so much during high school. All a part of growing up I guess. Her friend Katie should be moving back in today or tomorrow, I don’t really know for sure.

Once this semester is over, I’m either going to have to find a new place to live or get some new roommates, since the girls will be done with classes. I definitely can’t afford this place on my own! I guess it all depends on if I still have the same job or not. I don’t anticipate still working for the Help Desk, but who knows. I have a bet with my friend Lindsay that I’ll have a new job by September. I don’t intend to lose that bet! I’ve had thoughts of maybe buying a house if I get a new job in the area. It’s a big step and I’m not sure I’d be ready for something like that, but renting sucks ass.

All of my friends are coming back from their holiday break today. I’ve missed hanging out with them. Not going to Hooters every Monday has been a killer. I think I’m in withdrawal from not having the chicken wings as a part of my weekly “diet”. Tonight we are planning to do some drinking. Maybe at my place, maybe in Bay City at their house, maybe at the bars, maybe hit up Midland Street. It’s all still up in the air. I’m looking forward to a long night of drinking though.

I’m feeling better already after running for the past 3 days. I finally got up the nerve to weigh myself the other day and WOW! I’m up to 185. I was thinking maybe 180 tops. It’s not the most I’ve ever weighed, but it’s close. I need to get back down to the 175 area. I suppose I should go run and then get in the shower…the day is wasting away.

Belly Of The Beast

Belly of the BeastAnother Steven Seagal movie that doesn’t have much to brag about. Most of his movies over the past two or three years have been a joke. This one is no different. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a Seagal fan, but the last few films have been a waste.

I’ve noticed several scenes in his recent work that have voice overs not done by Seagal himself. They don’t even sound close to his voice! I’ve seen all of his movies, but you only need to hear him for a few minutes to know that these particular scenes are not him. I’m not sure if he decides to drop out of the project because he realizes it’s a waste of a movie or what.

Some of the fighting scenes are pretty decent, but are still way behind what other filmmakers are doing. They finally started using some of the wire tricks for people jumping and falling. It didn’t look very good though. The gun fights are pretty bad too. When the bullets hit walls, people, and other objects it doesn’t look real at all.

The movie still had it’s share of Seagal kicking some major ass, Buddhism, CIA, and Seagal saving the day.

I give this movie a C.


I Don't Feel Like Blogging

I don’t feel like posting much today, but:

  • I’ve ran on the treadmill 2 days in a row
  • I haven’t had a pop since December 31st
  • I got some good news today…cross your fingers for me
  • I’m looking forward to the new ER episode tonight
  • I modified my website menu…AGAIN
  • I’m looking forward to everyone coming back to town this weekend
  • I’m spending way too much time on my computer lately
  • I’m very disappointed in the response to the slogan contest
  • I was suprised to find 11 fish sticks in the box, instead of 10
  • I’m out of things to say…

What a wasted post!

Slogan Contest

I’ve decided to host a contest to see if anyone can help me come up with a catchy slogan for my website. It could have something to do with me, the site, the name “MtDewVirus”, or whatever. Use your imagination:!: I’ll choose the one I like the most. For the winner, I’ll treat you to lunch and for the losers other people who participate, a “Thank You For Participating” should suffice. If someone wins that I have no way to buy lunch for, we’ll have to come up with something. I’m open for suggestions on that.

A few rules:

  1. All slogans must be submitted by commenting on this post.
  2. Submit as many slogan ideas as you want.
  3. You must submit at least one slogan to be eligible.
  4. I can win my own contest if I come up with the best slogan.
  5. If I win, you do not have to buy me lunch, but can if you really want to. 😀

GOOD LUCK!

Update: New Site Slogan

It Begins Today

This post doesn’t really have any overall topic…so excuse the jumbled mess.

I said I was going to start getting in shape and it started today. Just got back from our basketball game for Saginaw Township. We won by about 5 points and are now 2-2 for the season. Everyone was pretty rusty from the holiday break, so we’re happy to pull out the win.

I’m typing on my new keyboard right now. I spilled juice on the old one a few days ago and last night it croaked on me. I didn’t feel like taking it apart, so I got a different one. It has a nice feel to the keys.

It was about 10 degrees today, but with the wind had to be close to below 0 for wind chill. Have I ever mentioned that I hate Michigan weather? I do have to say that I’m happy it held off for this long though. We’ve been pretty fortunate so far with the lack of snow and really cold days.

I’m sure everyone has heard about the lady in Ohio that “won” the 11-state lottery jackpot worth $162 million and the other lady who “lost” the winning ticket. It sounds like the woman who won has a bullet-proof story and I believe it. Hell, even if the other woman lost the ticket, it’s her own damn fault. If I found a winning lotto ticket, I’d be cashing it in ASAP!

The whole Pete Rose/Hall of Fame deal is starting back up again. I can’t put my opinion into better words than Rob Dibble’s article, “Pete Rose belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. ” It’s a good article and Dibble makes a lot of good points.

Laundry is washing, food is in the oven, and I’m going to go play some XBOX while I wait for my grub. I’m going to bed early tonight for a change. Staying up until 1:30 and then being at work for 8:00 doesn’t work too well.