Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thank you, Marine Corps, and the "Consequences of Same-Sex Marriage"

First, thank you to the Marine Corps for being the gift that keeps on giving. Sure, back in the day, the Corps gave me discipline and confidence and the chance to be a bad-ass and look good doing it. But the Marine Corps also gave me the greatest friends a man could ever have. And that gift keeps on giving.

Exhibit A:

Today on Facebook, my friend, Eric, posted this photo and included this commentary:

It's funny, but I already know the three consequences. Two dudes fall in love, less dudes competing for the available chicks out there. Two chicks fall in love, more dream hook-up fodder for every dude out there. Gay couple moves in next door to me, my wife and I have trusted neighbors who understand the importance of love and we either have two dudes who can decorate the shit out of my house or two chicks who can hunt. Hey... this is Oregon. Thanks for the letter- fuckers

See how cool my friends are? And I have the Marine Corps to thank for bringing them into my lives. Semper Fi, indeed.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dec 01 - Question of the Day

This is such a great first question to start my month of QODs. My 45th birthday is next month, and there was a time in the not so distant past where I would say that I was already feeling like a guy in my 60's. I spent my days sitting around, content to let life pass me by.

These days, though, my life is completely different. If I didn't know my calendar age, I would say I was a nutty kid in my 20's having a blast. In the last year alone, I've run adventure and obstacle races, traveled with friends to fitness events, and turned my weekends into excuses to be active and participating in life.

If there is such a thing as a fountain of youth, I've found it. And now that I have it, I'm never looking back. Whether I'm 45 or 65, I'm approaching each day like a kid. I'm asking, "what fun is waiting for me today?"

So, what about you? How old would YOU be if you didn't know how old you are?