Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Golf!!!

I've decided I want to start playing a lot more golf! I bought a new pair of golf clubs the other day. I got the clubs, the bag, a box of balls, and a glove for about $230. The clubs aren't the nicest in the world .... but I figured I'd rather break shitty clubs than pay $600 for a nice set and break those.

I went to the driving range with Kris and Dusty on Saturday and could barley hit the ball past the mat... pretty pathetic....I practiced my swing through out the week and yesterday I was hitting balls over the highway with Dusty.

I'm going to play 9 holes Friday with my boss and another 9 holes Saturday with Kris and Dusty. Hopefully I wont have to take the maximum strokes for each hole.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Back in the Mile High City

Tara and I moved back this weekend.... it's kind of weird. I feel like we're just visiting for now. Especially since I've been back and forth for work since we moved. Work is much better. I was going insane being locked up in the house all day. It's nice to be in the office with my peers.

There are several expenses we have yet to incur due to the move. We need to get 2 doors and 1 more doggie door so our dogs have a way out to use the bathroom. Bear is happy to be back and has already started fighting with the neighbor dogs (as Tara mentioned) and Sampson is a little depressed. I think he will be fine in a week or two but right now he's not too happy.

I can finally watch the Nuggets games... no more of this Jazz bullshit!! : ) I'm going to a bar tonight with Dusty to watch the Rockies, Nuggets, and Av's play..... it's good to be back : )

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Next Tattoo

Galactic Butterfly

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Ancient Mayan Hunab Ku Symbol-Galactic ButterflyMayan Hunab Ku Symbol: One Giver of Movement and Measure. Also known as the Galactic Butterfly is said to represent all consciousness that has ever existed in this galaxy. All our physical ancestors including human, animal, reptile, fish, shell fish, plants, as well as the consciousness which organized all of the raw material from a whirling disk into stars, then planets, and solar systems. It holds a huge meaning, so big that the original Maya had no symbol for this. In their civilization it was like having no name for God. Just knowing the concept was good enough. Later this pattern was devised by Toltec or Zapatec weavers as a pattern for blankets and this is where Jose Arguelles came across it. He called it Hunab Ku. The indigenous peoples call it "The Galactic Butterfly". Butterflies are seen as ancestors returning for a visit to physicality. This symbol is very powerful, as it broadcasts one's reaching to actively join the consciousness of our galaxy. The Maya taught that the Milky Way Galaxy is the generator of life. The architect of the universe is called Hunab Ku, The Absolute Being, The Center of the Galaxy, The Universal Dynamism, which stimulates and motivates life in its total manifestation of spirit and matter. The principle of intelligent energy that pervades the entire universe. Hunab Ku is understood to transmit radiant energy information through stars which serve as lenses to transmit energies to planets. Our Sun is the chief mediator of Hunab Ku for our planetary system, the lens by which Earth receives direct galactic information. The pulsations of Hunab Ku are understood as a language of codes and energies recorded in the form of the Tzolkin, a universal harmonic module accommodating every possible permutation of Hunab Ku, also known as the Sacred Calendar. Numerically, Hunab Ku is communicated as the union of numbers 13 and 20, which represent movement and measure, energy and form, spirit and soul. Hunab Ku, who can see and understand everything, knows that the time for the great change has come. We will complete a 26,000 year cycle, according to the calender on 12/21/12. A new cycle is about to begin. A cycle that calls us to realign with the cosmos, which can provide essential energy needed to live together harmoniously and with honor for our Mother Earth. We are not separate from anything or anyone. These are the times in which all races, from all directions, must come together in harmony and unity. The Heart of All Beings is connected. It is impossible to be disconnected. (2008 www.taniamarie.com/Holistic_Earth_Healing.html)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Support Animal-Assited Therapy Programs

Hi Christopher,

Ten-year-old Laura* was the victim of sexual and emotional abuse. Her difficult road to healing began with the support of another specialist trained in such matters - a dog named Rigo!

Sign the pledge today to support animal-assisted therapy programs!

During Laura's counseling, her trust in Rigo grew steadily. And one day, a breakthrough occurred. With her arms wrapped around Rigo for comfort and security, Laura whispered in his ear, describing in graphic detail her horror of abuse.

Operating as a program of American Humane Association, Denver Pet Partners provides animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy to clients such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice, schools, mental health centers and more.

Sign the petition today to pledge your support for animal-assisted therapy programs like Denver Pet Partners!

Thank you for showing your support today.

Sincerely,

Emily
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What it means to be me....(Thanks Tara)




What Christopher Means



You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.



You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.



You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.



You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.



You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.



You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.



You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.



You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.







You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Little Bit of Magic Left

There are some people left in this world who are not completely selfish and heartless. The morning of St. Patrick's Day a Denver man, who decided to ride the bus due to the recent snow, found something no one would have ever expected.
As he sat down on a bench to wait for the RTD bus to arrive. He noticed something under the bench. As he got closer he noticed it was a plastic pot filled with several Sacagawea dollar coins. 50 of them to be exact. With an extra $3.17 thrown in for good luck.
Inside the pot was a note. "Happy St. Patrick's Day ... Because there is not enough magic in the world. Because I have many wonderful things in my life, and some of them feel like magic to me. Because I used to wish that I would find a pot of gold. Because I would have been thrilled to find this. Have a great day."
"It was so cool the way I found them (the coins)," said Rowlingson. "I'm going to try and pay it forward somehow." (courtesy 9news.com)
With all that is going on in the world it is nice to now that there are people out there who care about making a difference in someone else's life, no matter how big or small it may be.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Flobots!!

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This band is ridiculous! I encourage everyone to go out and buy their CD "Fight With Tools"

These guys are from Denver and send out a great message in their music.

Checkout their myspace for a listen!!

http://www.myspace.com/flobots

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Random Thoughts

I have been noticing lately there are certain situations which seem to be acceptable, however when those situations become reversed people are easily offended. For example; living in Utah the past year I have met several supporters of Mitt Romney. (Go figure... of the 284,790 Republican voters in Utah 255,218 voted for Romney on Feb 5th.) In discussing why they thought he would make a good candidate the only answer I could get out of them was "because he's Mormon."

However, when I asked their opinion about people who would not vote for him just because he is Mormon, I could almost see the steam coming out of their ears. "That's just ridiculous! You can't just not vote for someone because of their religion!" So why is ok for Mormons to vote for Romney because of his religion and it is not ok for people of other religious backgrounds to vote for someone else because they don't agree with Romney's religion?

Another thing I have noticed is the race between Clinton and Obama. Recently a member of Clinton's campaign (Geraldine Ferraro) mentioned that Obama is winning by so much because he is popular with the African-American voters. She was automatically dubbed a racist and her head put in the guillotine. However her comments were not incorrectly stated. In yesterday's Mississippi primary Obama won 91% of the African-American vote, (which was 44% of all voters in the state) and about 30% of the White vote

Now if Clinton were to have 91% of the White vote, then Obama's camp would have no problem pointing out that she is merely winning because White voters just aren't voting for him.

So why is it ok to point out a situation one way and not another?