2015 September

CrossFit Charity

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The above picture of an Instagram post says “Epic 10k run for the @ultimatehawaiiantrailrun. I suggest everybody who didn’t get a chance to do it this year sign up next year. We were able to raise enough money to support local kids of Kauai to do CrossFit free of charge for the next two years…amazing.”

I was scrolling the random picture part of IG last night when I saw this. I am big on running and I clicked on it to find out what it was about. That was when I saw it was a fundraiser so kids can do CrossFit…

About 3 years ago I got invited to a charity by a friend who was helping put the event on. It sounded fun to me and I said I would go. Only when I got there did I realize the charity was to raise money for disabled kids so they could sail.

First off, sailing is a luxury item. I don’t know one person who has ever sailed before mainly because of the cost associated. I would put sailing in the helicopter ride department. Yes they exist. Nobody I know has ever done it.

Secondly, this may make me sound like a horrible human being but I don’t want disabled kids to be able to sail. I want them with clothes, food, a great family, and a roof over their heads. But they don’t need to sail. I am perfectly able and still can’t sail. Life isn’t always fair.

Thirdly, last I checked hunger, cancer, and orphans still exist. Once we get those taken care of then maybe just maybe we can move onto disabled kids sailing.

That brings me to the fundraiser for kids who can’t afford CrossFit. Good news and bad news here. Good news. You can do Fran with us today. Bad news. You may die from malnutrition. We are getting really close to having a fundraiser for a fundraiser. What cause are we supporting tonight? We are supporting a fundraiser who is supporting a fundraiser who is supporting disabled kids doing CrossFit. I might have gotten my stories mixed up but you get the point.

I might even put doing CrossFit below sailing. At least sailing has been around for a while. CrossFit only got invented 10 minutes ago. If we want to have a CrossFit fundraiser for kids. It shouldn’t be to pay for their memberships. It should be to pay there deductible when they get injured. Queue the hate mail from the insane CrossFit community who swears nobody has ever gotten injured as half the gym does a modified WOD due to injury. Stop writing me hate mail and get back on your foam roller!!

I love the thought and energy that we want to help someone and put on an event. I would just like to make sure kids aren’t starving to death before we get them access to a pull-up bar. Call me old fashioned.

I would rather donate money to “Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race for the Cure” before sailing and CrossFit.

Can you imagine someone asking you what charity you support and having to reply “Kids for CrossFit?” That sounds like a bad article on The Onion.

It did inspire me though to launch my own charity which will be starting up next week. Raising Money to Raise Professional Athletes Children. RMRPAC for short. I have a dream that one day all of Antonio Cromartie’s kids will be fully sponsored through the program. All ten of them.

If you think that charity shouldn’t exist, I leave you with this…

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-hard-knocks/0ap2000000209179/Hard-Knocks-Antonio-Cromartie-s-kids

Big Mac Mile

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McDonalds to Come out with Big Mac Mile Campaign

—Breaking news this morning out of Oak Brook, IL as McDonalds announces a brand new campaign. In a hope to promote exercise as well as McDonald’s food they announced the Big Mac Mile. For those who haven’t heard it will be the same format as the beer mile. Participants will run a mile stopping every lap to eat a Big Mac.

Ronald was nice enough to accept are interview request and said this “I was recently hanging out with Michelle Obama at the White House. As you all know she is big into promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. For many that seems like it would exclude our food. That is when I had my come to Jesus moment. What if we combined the two? I pitched it Mrs. Obama and she got so excited she took off on a run. When she got back 45 minutes later we ironed out some of the details and are proud to say the first event will take place next month. This upcoming October on the 18th at 2pm at the University of Washington track we will have the first race. We are also excited to announce that celebrity Morgan Spurlock who some of you may know from the documentary Supersize Me will be there in attendance.”

With a $10 signup fee the race is expected to fill up quickly. Big Mac’s will not be provided so make sure you stop and get four of them a couple days before the race.

They also hope to gather footage from this inaugural event and use it in a mass marketing campaign. If you ever wanted your 5 seconds of fame you may never get a better opportunity in your life.    

If you are interested in signing up, more information can be found at www.bigmacmilecampaignwithmorganspurlockapprovedmymichelleobama.com

$10

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For the last year or so it feels like a have been hearing a lot about the $10 dollar bill. I have been hearing that a woman needs to be on it. Even a couple nights ago during the GOP debate a question about it popped up. They asked who should be on it and the candidates answered Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Truman, Rosa Parks, their wives, etc…

Anyone who picked there wife I immediately lost all respect for. I hate that answer. Who is your best friend? My wife. That is false. Calling your wife you best friend should be insulting for her. Being married should transcend friendship. It is something far greater because people have many best friends but only one wife. My wife will never be my best friend! I should mention that I am single and the reason I am single is making a lot more sense to me now.

Offended

I have never understood why woman weren’t more offended of Bruce now Cate Jenner. What he did was basically say the only thing it takes to be a woman is to put makeup on and wear ladies clothes. That should have infuriated woman everywhere. There is so SO much more to woman than that. Like their ability to do laundry…:) Kidding. The $10 bill does the same thing.

Woman I know you have struggled in this country. I know you were denied voting rights until 1920 and make 77 cents to our dollar, but I know how to fix it. If we put a woman on the $10 bill, all will be forgotten. The way you fix all the problems woman have is by simply putting a woman on the $10 bill. They should be burning down buildings for that type of mindset. Woman should be insulted that people think currency is holding them back.

The $10?

If we are going to change a bill in the year 2020, wouldn’t it make more sense to change the $20? There are a few reasons why.

  1. We are going to change it in the year 2020 so why not change the $20? The campaign could be in 2020 change the $20.
  2. I haven’t seen a $10 bill in months. I go to the ATM and can only get $20’s. I buy something for $11 bucks and get a $5 and some ones for my change. A $10 bill has to be the least used bill we have.
  3. In my wallet right now I have zero cash in it. What I do have is 3 credit cards. Cash is going extinct. What about a Rosa Parks credit card? Instead of saving 1% on all purchases it could be a donation where 1% of all purchase goes to the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation? That seems like it would help out a lot more people than changing a bill would.

Real Problems

Last I checked graduations rates in this country aren’t great. We have a national debt that is skyrocketing, and far too many single parents. What I like to do is work big to small on my problems. If my roof is leaking and my bathroom is dirty I am going to fix the roof first. I am very pragmatic that way. Once the roof is fixed then I will clean bathroom. Changing a bill seems like we are cleaning the bathroom before we fix the leak.

Why don’t we worry about are national debt first? Then move onto the $10 bill? The national debt is a real problem and changing the bill won’t mean anything in 25 years when we are forced to use the Chinese Yuan.

Mindset

If you are a woman and you are reading this let me tell you something. Nobody can hold you back. If you really want something you can get it. Don’t let anyone tell you a $10 bill will change anything. I don’t know a single woman that is held back because she is woman. The company I work for is owned by a woman. My boss is a woman. Nothing has held them back because they didn’t allow anything to hold them back.

The best advice I have ever got in life was this. The only person who can hold you back is yourself. Nobody else cares enough about you to hold you back.

If you are a woman and are waiting for 2020 to go after your goals/dreams I have bad news. Changing the $10 bill will not help you one bit! Success is all about mindset. We all have different journey’s in life, some easier than others. The day you give up and say the system is against me is the day you lose. The system may be against me or it may be against you. I really don’t know and I really don’t care. I am going to go out and bust my butt trying to succeed in life. I am confident that even if the system is trying to hold me back it won’t be able to.

Don’t use a crutch in life if you have no injury.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Lawsuit Against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In somewhat surprising news this week homeschooler Ethan Davis is suing the creators of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We were able to catch up with Ethan this morning to hear why he was suing.

We asked him the most obvious question is why? To which he replied “13 months ago when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge got started I was excited. I was excited to help a good cause and I was also excited to dump cold water on myself. It started out awesome and I watched as it started to spread to some mutual friends of mine. I could feel it, I was getting close to being nominated. Then in the blink of an eye it was over, the calendar changed and it was now September. Nobody ever nominated me and when you don’t get nominated it hurts. It hurts real bad. It left me with only two options. Either go out and get some friends or sue them and it shut it down. I feel like I made the logical choice.”

We also asked Ethan why now? This happened over a year ago. Why the long wait? Ethan answered “I had heard from the creators of this that they wanted it to be a yearly tradition. I realized I didn’t get nominated this year but thought next year it would be different. Then next year came and nobody nominated me again. That was the last straw. The challenge had raised over 100 million dollars so I knew they had some pretty deep pockets. I also want to point out that I am not animal and realize that the money was for a good cause. That is why I am only suing for half of the 100 million for loss of quality of life and being bullied by the creators.”

No lawyer has picked up the case yet, although Gloria Allred is showing interest.

Comments

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I have been sitting at my computer meaning to write something but wasn’t sure what it should be about. Like all good writers my process begins with 2 hours of FB time prior to writing. While on FB I stumbled across an article by George Takei about the Kim Davis situation. If you want to know my beliefs on pretty much any topic, get George’s opinion on it and mine will be the exact opposite.

If you ever want to think the world is ending or that you need new people to pray for all you need to do is go on the comments section of a divisive issue. It is impossible to gain traction on an online argument with 45 people arguing at the same time. I spent about an hour reading through them and am pretty convinced 80% of the people all agreed on the same thing. They were only arguing because it was worded a little differently than they worded it. The argument broke down the following way:

50% of the people saying God is a myth and the bible is a fairytale.

30% of the people saying they don’t believe in God but he may exist.

15% of people telling everyone they were going to hell.

5% of people raising up good points on either side and having an actual debate.

The 50% Group 

I don’t believe in Bigfoot. Whoa, that felt good to get off my chest. One of my best friends does. Every once in a while I hang out with him and some of his friends who do and we will have a fun discussion about Bigfoot. Not once does it ever border on being hateful. Not once. I think part of the reason it doesn’t because in the end it really doesn’t matter. Whether Bigfoot is real or not doesn’t impact my life at all unless he kidnaps me on a hike up Mt. Si. The most hate filled arguments you ever see online are about religion. You have people absolutely destroying other people and using names that shouldn’t be repeated.

As somebody who wants the best for others it is sad to see people trash God. It hurts my heart when I see what path there on. As somebody who believes in the bible it is refreshing for lack of a better word.

In Luke 12:51 it says “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

I am reminded just how divisive the Word can be. It makes me sad but it also reminds me this is how it is supposed to be. We were never promised that this would unite us with our family or the world and make us popular. In fact we were told that families would split up because of God and in a weird way when I see people arguing like this it puts me at peace.

The 30% Group

I am confused by these people. The majority of people are saying they don’t believe in God in this particular comment section. You agree with them. But you feel like arguing just cause? Saying you don’t believe in God but that he exist seems like an insane oxymoron. I would like to think they are doing it just to troll people but I don’t think they are.

The 15% Group

There are a lot of overweight people in this world. Does that mean every time I see one I tell them how fat they are? I would never do that. Just as I hope when they see me they won’t tell me how ugly I am. Both are true, but something’s are better left unsaid. When I see a post that says “Jay you better take back what you said or you’re going to hell. You’re going to burn there for eternity.” Note: that is a direct quote by the way. I don’t understand the need to say that? Don’t speak the truth just because you feel like saying it. Don’t speak the truth simply to get a rise out of people. The best advice I have ever gotten in life is don’t talk just to hear your own voice.

I would like to make an app for your phone and computer for when you are tempted to tell someone they are going to burn in hell. When you get that urge and start to write, I want a giant fist to come out and hit you right in the nuts. That would fix a lot of problems.

The 5% Group

I would like to think that if I choose to partake in FB arguments I would fall in this category. All around there are black holes trying to swallow everyone up and these people are a ray of sunshine debating calmly. It would be like if a massive street fight broke where everybody was brawling expect for 2 people who were peacefully trying to talk it out. I think your best bet in this case is to DM the person you are debating with and get away from the other people. I am someone who truly like to debate with people, just not crazy people. If someone wants to have a calm debate where we can each share our sides I am all for it. When people want to debate me in an insane asylum that is trapped in a tornado, I bid them good day as we go our separate ways.

 

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