Friday, June 24, 2011


Photo credit to Flickr user: buksy4free

People are a lot like trees.
Ents are trees with personality.

So like an Ent, there is more going on under our surface than others see.

We have times of the day when we look our best. Our children are similar to ourselves.

And depending on your family history you might be a little fruity, nutty or...... change colors.

So maybe not exactly like trees. 

So this isn't an iron clad theory clearly.... but it has it's uses.

Take for
Like trees there are basically two times of men.

The bad boys and the good guys.

I'll start with the bad boys. Now most young female seedlings (or young ladies if you prefer) coming age today are looking for the rebel male seedlings (bad boys). The one growing his roots in toxic water, breathing in pollution, running around with some baked seeds that will never grow, and telling his parent's to go fertilize themselves....

Now these female seedlings are mostly a product of the environment they grew up in. They look for what is popular in modern seedling society and they USUALLY go for that.

So these female seedlings go after the rebel seedlings because they are lead to believe by seedling society that the rebel seedings will offer them adventure and maybe they will find "an oak tree in the rough" as it were.  

Because what female seedling wouldn't want to be seen at the swanky fertilizer restaurants with their rebel seedling, getting wasted on stump fortifiers.

Now take a look at the good seeds/ good guys.

Whenever your having a seedling drama with your parent's, friends or rebel seed of a boyfriend they are usually the guy you can count on for support and advice. The good seed you think of as only "a friend." 

Now the good seeds are seen by modern seedling society as not spontaneous, not very daring, and "safe".

Well speaking on behalf of the good seeds/good guys out there. I have to say that you are being misinformed.

You spend time trying to find the "diamond-in-the-rough" and getting the bad boy to be a bit more like the good guy but still be adventurous and wild. And when it doesn't work out like you planned, you go and cry on the low branch/shoulder of the good seed/good guy who's there. EVER. TIME.

Photo credit to Flickr user: bsheets
But there is a problem with this idea ladies. If you notice the picture to the right you will see a tree rotten through to its very core. A lot of rebel seedlings/bad boys are a lot like this.

You try to change them to be more like the good guy and at a certain point you get confronted by the fact that this rebel seedling is filled with rotten wood inside.

So you move on to another rebel seedling hoping to find more non-rotten wood/good qualities in this one.

Your going about it all wrong ladies. They best way to find a seedling with non-rotten wood is to try a different seed.

You have a lot better chances of finding non-rotten wood in a good seed.  Good seeds have better wood to work with....... (hold on....... I have to stop laughing. LOL)

All people and trees are different, but the truth is whether you are a bad boy or a good guy we both are going to have knots/trouble areas and dead limbs/relational baggage.

All this is to say..... Give the good guys in your life a chance.......... Like a good seedling that has grown into an oak tree. We stand the test of time.

*Track listened to while writing this post*
Ryan Farish on Positive Chillout
It's 2 hrs long......

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


*Is shoved by an unforeseen force to the keyboard and forced to blog*

OK OK! *OW!*

*starts typing*
Yeah. I know. It's been nearly a month since my last blog post.
I'm sorry, I really I am. It's not that there's been nothing to write about it's more that life got crazy.

By crazy I mean I actually had work and didn't spend untold hours playing video games or watching Craig Ferguson on youtube as is the usual practice. It's been quite nice actually. Having a life again.

I miss having my own place. Heck, I miss being able to able to PAY rent! Imagine that.
I wish I could live on my own, for now though...... I'll be here... on the WEST side of EAST Lake Tyler.

So for now I'll continue being as one person called it "Wonderfully weird."

I'll blog this weekend I promise..... if I don't have a study group for Comm Theory. :-)

Blog Xtra

Songs listened to while writing.
Second Change - Shinedown
Change my Wolrd - Monkey Majik + Yoshida Brothers

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The bold & the barefoot : ODWS

A day without shoes.
Have you ever attempted it?
It was actually very liberating not wearing shoes.
My body in general runs on the higher temperature side, so I really enjoyed it.

"One Day Without Shoes," is an annual event created by Toms Shoes.
Toms shoes purpose is simple. Give shoes to children in need. Here's a video from their website.

How hard is it to throw off your shoes for a day. Not hard. What's the point? By not wearing shoes we raise awareness and eyebrows. When the shoes wearing people of society see you walking around without shoes it's guaranteed to raise an eyebrow or two. Hopefully those raised eyebrows will make them curious enough to ask if there's a reason for your bare feet.

My One Day Without Shoes
It's not as painful as you think. Check out the bottom of my left foot after walking around UT Tyler on April 5, 2011 on the right. See not too bad. It might have been more unpleasant if we had a really cold, hot or rainy day.

For about $50-$80 you can get a designer pair of Toms Shoes and help sole the shoe-less. Not bad 2 pairs of shoes for around the same price as 1 pair of designer shoes.

The difference those shoes will make in the kids life is immeasurable. Do the right thing. Head over to their website find out if they have any outlets near you and get a pair. Do some good for the world next time you buy a pair of shoes.

New blog Xtra!!!!

Music I listened to while writing this blog:
Yoshida brothers - Kodo  <-You have to see this to believe it.
Yoshida brothers - Fuyu no Sakura (冬の桜)
Tobymac- Tonight
Newsboys - Born again 
Skillet - Whispers in the dark

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Jim Davis's Garfield had it right, "I'd like mornings better if the started later."
I can be a morning person if the situation presents itself.
I wouldn't describe myself as not a morning person more of a slow riser.

2 smells can revive me from most morning funks.

Coffee and Bacon.

Nothing else seems to have their magical effects on my mood.
The aroma of the coffee beans drifting from the percolator.
The smell of bacon cooking in butter on the griddle.

HHHHhhmmmmmmmm. :-) 

I love how certain foods can make the day better.
Do you have any?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Patriarch

He's #1 on my list of people I wish I could have met.

Pop Bode. Grandpa. The Patriarch.

Dirk Bode.

Grandpa Bode died in 1978. Five years before I was born.
Over the years I have heard a lot about my Grandfather. I always enjoyed hearing stories from my mom, aunts and uncles about the kind of man he was, the things he did in Holland during WWII, and what it was like to live with him.

I love hearing these stories, in a way they bring him back to life. For now that will have to do. I look forward to the day when my appointed time comes and I can meet him for the first time. My mom says we are a lot alike. I hope the rumors are true.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The digital saga begins!

*Taps Monitor* 

Is this keyboard on?


Hello! Welcome to my blog. There will be more here in the future. Currently I’m too tired to write anything of real depth.  More to come later! :)