4/12/07 - Holy smokes, put on your reading glasses

What in the world can I talk about today. There is so much that I can say, but don't feel like it. I want to thank all those people who have kept Cristi and I in your thoughts and prayers over the last week or so. We are both doing very well and look forward to moving on. For those not familiar with what I'm talking about, I'd prefer to keep it that way. It's nothing personal, just something that Cristi and I would prefer to keep very close to us.

On to some good news. Tonight is the home opener for the Arkansas Travelers. The new stadium, Dickey-Stephens Park, from what I've seen is incredible. I was expecting there to be some pictures of it online, but apparently they changed the website in the last week since I last viewed it. I drove by accidentally (I got lost) along the outfield wall and I was amazed at how good everything looked. I plan on going to several games this summer if time allows, but I can guarantee you that I will make at least one game this season considering I think there has only been on year as far back as I can remember where I haven't made at least one game.

For those of you that follow sports, politics or have turned on a television in the last week or so, I'm sure you are familiar with the whole Imus situation. Personally, I'm sick of the whole thing. Although I've never listened/watched Imus' show, I think it's horrible that he is being destroyed the way he is. Although his comments might be construed as "wrong" by some, his comments are nothing worse than anything you might hear in rap "music" (and I use the term music lightly). The man apologized for his comments, which I don't think he should have done in the first place, and yet still, a large portion (or possible a small-overspoken portion) of our country would love to see his head served on a silver platter. As far as I'm concerned, give the guy his show back, don't change anything, and if you don't like what he says....CHANGE THE F*#@*( STATION!!!

I've been having problems sleeping at night and then once falling asleep, I can't wake up in the morning. Monday and Tuesday I took sleeping pills to go to sleep and I was in bed, snoozing by 9:00. Even with my alarm set at 7:00am, I didn't get out of bed until 8:30 (roughly). The last two nights, I was in bed at 9:00 and then 11:30 and didn't fall asleep either night until well after 1:00 in the morning. However, the morning after, I was still able to get out of bed at about 8:30 with about the same amount of effort as the previous two nights after very solid sleep for nearly twice as long. This normally wouldn't be an issue, but I'd really like to be able to get to work at 7:00-8:00 so I can work a full 8 hours and still have plenty of day light to cut grass in the afternoons.

I know this is long, but it's been a while since I've made an update and I feel like typing. The weather has been horrible as of late. I don't care how old I get, where I live or what I'm planning, I will NEVER enjoy weather that requires anything more than shorts and a t-shirt. I think that 65F is still too cold and would rather see 90+ temperature any day. Last weekend, I had to wear long pants and a sweatshirt to cut in and I was miserable the whole time. My hands were ice cold and since I wanted full control over my equipment, I really didn't think wearing gloves was a good idea. Speaking of protection though, I recently bought some sunglasses/protective eyewear. They are a little too big for my face, but for protective eyewear, I think they are pretty cool. I've even worn them a time or two while driving to help keep the sun out of my eyes.

I setup some archives for my past posts to keep the front page from getting super long. Of course, I don't really update long enough for it to get real long, but I like how it looks. I still want to get it setup to automatically archive stuff, that way I don't have to update a ton of html files every time a new month roles over. That's going to require a fairly large amount of time, because I'd like to get my website into .net2.0 which I have done no work with (except a few code changes here at work). That might also give me an opportunitly to more easily add a comment section to my posts which is something that I know at least one person has requested (maybe she still reads my website). The change to the website would also allow for the addition of an RSS feed which I know some people would use.

ooo....Biggest Loser competition...it's been a while (the beginning of the competition) since I've provided an update. Well, after leading the first two weeks, I fell behind and was actually as low as 5th place in the standings. I slowly worked my way back up and this past week I took the lead with an amazing 6 pound loss. As of this past Monday, I was at 11.1% loss and 2nd place was at 8.7% weight loss. If my math is correct, assuming we started out at the same weight (which 2nd place started quite a bit heavier than myself) and I stayed the same weight at the next weight in, 2nd place would have to lose 4 pounds to tie me. Of course, with the starting weight difference, I would guess that it would take closer to 6 pounds. In other words, as long as I lose another pound or two, I've got it in the bag.

Analytics by google is an incredible tool. I used to use metaTraffic to track website traffic, but I was unable to get it setup with goDaddy's hosting so I decided to go with Analytics and I love it. I know that a large part of my visitors come from Dan's website and that I average about 10 visits a day. This is a large increase from previous data where I was averaging roughly 2-3 visitors a day. The P90x information gets me a good chunk of those visitors, mainly from google, msn and yahoo searches and I'm still wanting to increase the amount of information I have there. Eventually, I might add a Yoga Booty Ballet page because Cristi has shown some interest in using those vidoes.

I've typed long enough, I need to get back to work, you probably need to get back to work, and I'm sure if anyone actually read this far, you are very thankful I'm wrapping this all up. Oh yeah...DON'T FORGET YOUR TAXES. I'll be putting mine in the mail first thing in the morning.

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