October 22nd

Posted: October 22, 2012 in bucket list, Comedy, Diet, exercise, Inspiration, Motivation, weight loss, Will Power

So I’m back down 10 pounds from the 15 that I gained back from the 14 that I lost in September. I’m such a fatass yo-yo weight shape-shifter.

That terrible part about it is that I personally don’t think I ever look that fat. Semi-fat…sure…but not fat fat.

I bounce between 245 and 260 and no one can ever tell. You know when they can tell…

287. Heaviest I ever was:

All in the face.

Here’s me at 230 or so:

Notice the eyebrow right? hahahaha what a dick.

Still though, not a big fat guy.

Halloween changes for me depending on my weight as well…Fat, Matt Foley:

As you can see…I’m carrying John, AKA Don Johnson from Miami Vice….but…when I was in college and not a huge fat guy…



I should probably just print out these pictures and keep them on my person at ALL TIMES.

Big shout out to John Blackburn and Erin Severa…well…now Mannering. I’m pretty sure Erin helped collect money at that party…she was so nice…didn’t even take a cut (that I knew of).

So that was then and this is now.

I had no clue that this part of the bucket list was going to be this difficult. It’s like a daily battle not to make bad decisions and eat 73.25% of the menu at Taco Bell.

It’s taking up a LOT of my time. I should be playing the trumpet every day and juggling every day. Instead I spend to battling the urge to eat shitty food.

After working 10-12 hours it’s just hard to fight it. I want to just relax with a beer and some shitty food and not worry about anything. I definitely don’t feel like going to the gym or playing the trumpet, or juggling four things at the same time.

Wait a minute. Hold the phone.

Holy crap, I just remembered something.

I almost forgot how awesome I am.

Whew. That was close.

I will find the motivation and come November first…you’ll be looking at a trumpet player that can juggle four somethings and is down a few more pounds.

Let’s switch gears from my self-help moment.

The Halloween party is shaping up to be quite fun. I’m working on trying to secure a tent for the band, a red carpet with velvet ropes, and am thinking about breaking down the money for the costume contest into categories. I’ll let you know how it’s all shaping up.

If you are my friend on the book of face, you should RSVP. So far I’m anticipating around 100-125 people. It should be pretty damn fun.

I will not be getting drunk.

Until at LEAST 9pm.

That’s my solemn vow.

Besides the Halloween party, the only thing in my life currently is work. With weather like this:

It’s getting tougher to get the jobs done in a timely manner, and now we have to start thinking about getting jobs done before winter hits. It’s not fun around this time of year. A little advice if you ever want gutters and downspouts or leaf guard on your home. Call in the spring. It’s the slowest time of year and we’ll get to you damn quick. Don’t procrastinate.

I had this guy call in August and say, “I like the estimate but I think your price is about 300 dollars too high” (on a 700 dollar job). I told him that I was sorry but the price was what it was (like I always do) and he goes, “ok, I’l let you do it for that price, let’s schedule the job for the day after tomorrow”.

Then I told him we were between 2 and 3 weeks out on the work. I thought he was going to have a stroke on the phone. “WHAT, THREE WEEKS? YOU DON’T CARE ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMERS TO PROVIDE YOUR SERVICES IN A TIMELY MANNER?”

Yes. That’s it. I hate people that want to buy things from me. My whole attitude is “F*ck you, pay me”.

So this guy proceeds to tell me (and I’m not making this up), “Well I know the estimate is from April, but I didn’t really need it done then (of course he needed it then, he just waited), but I need it done now.”

I told him I was sorry that happened, but there was nothing I could do.

He waited 4 weeks, and got gutter installed. All is right with the world. I’m sure he bad mouthed us up and down about how long it took and how horrible we were to work with. What certain people don’t realize, is that when you book a job with a good contractor, you should be happy that they are a few weeks out with work.

Think about it, do you really want someone that is available the next day to do the work? There are certainly companies in the area that can do your work tomorrow. But WHY can they do your work tomorrow? If it’s October 3rd, and a gutter company says they can be there tomorrow….pump the brakes there, champ. There’s a reason no one is using them.

Sorry, I’ll get off.

Obviously you can see where the majority of my thought process is pretty much every hour of every day.

I want to make every customer happy, I want to be honest, and I want to make a great living doing it.

You can’t combine all three. I choose honesty and a happy customer, just like my dad did (and continues to do), so that we might not earn a great living, but a decent one, year after year.


I am really looking forward to this winter when things tend to die down…I’m planning a trip to Florida for about 10 days in which I will complete the things from this years bucket list that I don’t get done. I have a feeling bungee jumping and scuba diving and staying at a resort are in order!

For now I’m focused on having a great week at work, and setting up for the Halloween party!

If you like this blog you should tell a friend about it. Your friend would probably like it. They liked that movie you recommended, right? Of course they did, you have amazing taste. That’s why they’ll love reading what you love reading!


woah…that escalated quickly.

I’m sorry.

  1. Erinkm11 says:

    I totally took a cut…in awesomeness!!! Mwahahahaha!!

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