Featured Good Deed #1Okay....so here is a great deed by "JackSparrow7"......thanks for sending it to me! Kathleen
Okay, so I was at my college a few weeks ago or so and I saw a blind man trying to find his way around the campus. Turns out he took a path that he usually didn't take so he was sort of lost. He kept asking people for help, but they kept walking and ignored him. This kind of ticked me off. So I walked up to him and asked him if I could help him get to a certain building, which he then said "yes". So, I took him gently by the arm and led him to the building, having idle chit chat on the way. He offered to pay me back, but I refused saying "It's enough for me to just help you, I hate it when people don't help those who need it." I was 10 minutes late to class that day, but it was worth it!
Monday.....and all that that implies....So here's the deal....since the awards started so long ago....I have collected hundreds of good deeds from all of you....and I decided that I'm going to start featuring one deed every couple of days...that way you all can see what others are doing! It's very inspirational....and I always have a smile when I read them. I'm going through them today and will feature the first one later tonight!
So, yesterday was my first day running on a track field again....went up to a local college and started my push for my 5k run. I did 2 and 1/2 miles of run/walks....and I even through in 2 100meter sprints....I haven't done that since high school track! I must say..it felt great! I would love to compete in track again....I'm sure there are independent track groups...I'll have to look into it!
Anyways...kind of tired so I'm going to take off....got some catching up to do here on the site...
Here We Go!!!Good morning...or for some of you in other places in the world...good evening! Just got back from the gym....today was abs and running on the treadmill....I work out with these two ladies and they are really funny. They are both in their 50's and love to complain in a funny way about every exercise Ron has us do. Kathy keeps me in stitches...I usually say things to Ron like, "really push us today" "really make it hard I want to be sore tomorrow" ....that always gets Kathy going...I wish I could record her rants because they are so funny! But, both ladies give it their all and really are in great shape.
I'm excited because I just signed up for my very first 5k. It is in September so I'm hoping that gives me enough time to be ready! I'll keep you posted on that as it gets closer!
I'm heading out of town today for just a small get away to the Santa Barabra area....no computer....just ocean and a pool to swim in!!
Yesterday I met with my writing buddy and we have started the second book....I then met with the artist who will be helping with the illistration of the first book....I think it will take a good part of August to complete that....but I'm really excited about it coming together!
Have you all seen the picture of Pearl that I posted....isn't that funny! We were at the beach and someone snapped a pic of her...I just love it!
Well...I need to go pack...have a wonderful weekend...I'll probably be checking in over the weekend when I get back.....and thanks to everyone who sent me their Comic Con pics...I have so many now...great memories!
Back!Wow, what a great time down at Comic Con!!! I was there Thur, Fri, and part of Saturday! And did I have a awesome time! I met so many fans...thanks for coming up and saying hello! And I got the coolest stuff from some of you...thanks for the gifts...and cool drawings...there is a lot of talent out there! Adam...aka Galim came down from the San Jose area and it was great to finally meet him in person! I always like seeing the faces to you guys that write a lot to me! And as always, the guys kept me laughing while working in the booth....Geoff was in rare form and we were chuckling most of the time! I'll be posting some pics of the event a little at a time....most of the great pics are on others profiles so I'll have to go looking! Matt and Aaron wore our Red and Blue armor again this year!! thanks guys...you are both great!! We all had dinner at Dave and Busters....it's like an adult Chucky Cheese restaurant...and as crowded as Comic Con...we got some great pics (Hey Matt...can you send me a message as to where I can check the pics out!) I liked our hotel...it had a gym..which I used once...and happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30pm everyday...which meant a free glass of wine each day after working!!
Walking to and from the con was my only non-joy...cause it was sooo hot out....but I was to cheap to get a taxi ride...plus got some good exercise from it....I know I'm addicted....did a couple of arm wrestling too...but won't go into to much details...just that I couldn't be beat!!
And one of my favorite moments was when this little boy named William came up and asked for TEX...he was probably 5 years old if that...and cute as a button...we arm wrestled....I beat him....I know..I'm mean! Anyways!!
Glad to be home in my 107 degrees house...thank god for the pool....I just dip into it through the day....okay...I'm off!
Hugs to all, Kathleen
PS...I finally got some pics up of my birthday dinner with the guys!
HEading To Comic ConSo...here we go....driving down to San Diego for the biggest Con you can imagine....Comic Con....Can't wait to see the guys and hang with them for a couple of days!! I also can't wait to see what cool thing will be down there this year....but most of all...can't wait to see all of you who will be making it to the con...come by and visit us!
I'm only going to be there on Thursday and Friday....not the weekend.....but now....I'm off to the....you guessed it.....the gym!!!
Stuck in LebanonSo...one of our members is stuck in Lebanon with his family. They were at the airport yesterday morning to catch a flight back to the states with the runway was bombed right before their eyes.....his profile is Spartan911, so please stop by his profile and give him some prayers and good wishes.
With a little extra time on my hands lately I have watched the series "Band of Brothers" wow, if that doesn't make you get what war is I don't know what will. It was really hard to watch some of it for me, just knowing that we have our troops out there right now going through similar events. I'm not going to get all political....I just pray for all our troops. I wish there was more we could do for them, I wish I could do something to help....to bad war couldn't be played with video games...each country could have their best kids play and we could settle things with a joystick and big screen TV.....lol!
Well it is Friday and I hope you are all well...I'm heading off to the gym...going to try out my shoulder and see if I can make it though a workout! Then I think I'm going to go see Cars...haven't seen it yet....
Feeling A Bit Better....So, I did get some medicine yesterday for my shoulder...got a good night sleep and it feels a little better today! I did get up and take a hour long walk...just to get some cardio..but I'm not going to push the weights for a couple of days!
I wanted to let you guys know that I will be attending Comicon on Thursday and Friday only....so hopefully you will come by and say hello! I look forward to it, we had a great time last year!
The Anime Expo was fun, we had four days in Anaheim California and Gus, Joel, Yomary and I maned the booth! It was nice to meet some of our Southern California fans! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! And of course it was great to hang with the gang from RT! I finally had a chance to hang with Yomary, so of course we made fun of Joel most of the time...JK....we had a fun time!
From the messages I'm getting it sounds like you are all having a great summer....and for those of you who aren't....it will get better!
Well I finally did it.....OUCH!Sometimes we do to much and well....as much as I love working out...my shoulder doesn't seem to feel the same way....I pushed it a little too hard and pulled it pretty badly...can't seem to get away from the pain and of course no doctor's are in at this time of the day...so...I'm hurting....I'm really kind of pissed that it hurts....I try to keep good form and stretch and all and this still happened....so, going to try to nurse it a little bit and get to a doc to see if there is something they can do! But....I did get a fantastic workout in before it started hurting!!!! I know Gus...I'm insane!!
Finished the first full draft of the childrens book today!! We are very excited...now it will get some character designs and then off to a storyboard artist to illistrate....It turned out pretty cute....I'm going to put a protype together at the end of the month to start reading to kids...you know, get some feedback and all! So wish me luck!!
Brought the car in to get looked at finally and I was right.....$1200 to fix it....cest la vie!! Money comes and Money goes!!! But at least I'll be able to drive myself to the poor house....lol!!
Still pretty hot here in LA! But getting to use the pool a lot more, so that's okay! I even got Pearl in to swim the other day...first time in 4 years....she never really liked the water, but was so jealous when I was swimming I brought her in! She did a mean doggy paddle!
It's a great Monday! Happy to be alive and kickin!