Saturday, September 26, 2009


This thought is deeper than I have time to fully articulate, but here's what I've got:

Are you managing the innevitable OR creating meaningful change. I.E. do you simply take what life sends you, and deal with it as it comes, or do you proactively THINK about principles, actions, and results you will command by the circumstances you create in life--then TAKE ACTION towards accomplishing said results?

Are you narrowing the gap between knowing and doing. I.E. do you DO the things you know, or are you just looking at all you could do, saying to yourself, "yeah, I know how to do that", then NOT DOING it? Or are you a man of action?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

what's happenin in the life o' Blaine

So, it's been too long since I've posted a blog w/ pics., so here are some pics out of my i-phone of random stuff that I've been up to lately.

This is me riding a rip-stick. It's a pretty sweet little skate-board-y thinger with just two wheels. you have to swivel the wheels back and forth to move on it. But through that motion, you can keep it moving without stepping off to kick. Anyway, I was pretty proud of myself for being able to kinda ride one. I was just chillin all slouched out so that I would look cool when the guy took the pic., but really this pose just makes me look fat. Anyway. I can ride a rip-stick. Cool, eh!

This is a pic. of me working on a demo. of our hot-applied flexible pavement repair material: Nuvo Gap. I was working w/ the DOT in a 4-lane freeway. The traffic control guys just closed down ONE lane, so traffic was going by on BOTH sides. pretty crazy. I guess that's just the way I roll sometimes: CRAZY. ;)

This is me on my new Harley!
Just kidding. As part of a case study my MBA class was working on this summer, went to the Harley Davidson franchise in Lehi, UT. I hopped on one of the bikes they had sitting out in front of the shop. The funny thing is, I thought this was one of the bikes they had for sale, but I found out that it was really just somebody's bike. I guess I was supposed to know by the cool custom paint and stuff. . . All I knew was that it was just Bad-A lookin, and I wanted my pic. on it. Glad I didn't get roughed up by whoever the owner was, but it was pretty funny.
So there you have it. That's some random stuff I've been up to. I'll have to snap some pics of my new car, and get them in here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

All the Lyrics of the Same Song, except the Chorus (which includes the title)

We're talking away
I don't know what I'm to say
I'll say it anyway
Today's another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, OK?

chorus. . .

So needless to say
I'm odds and ends, but that's me
stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is OK.
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry

chorus . . .

Oh the things that you say
Is it life or just a play
my worries away
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

. . .

Any guesses?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Name that 80's song:

"It's no better to be safe than sorry."

deep. . . . but is it true?