Thursday, May 17, 2012

First posting

I created this blog about two years ago and just now getting around to putting some content on it. I have a really bad habit of stretching myself thin at times.  Getting married, trying to maintain a normal training schedule (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), teaching obligations at that gym, working out a few times a week at another gym, setting up a new tank (120g), keeping up with the politics and events of a reef club (DFWMAS), helping other friends in the reefing hobby, oh there's those kids too!  Things tend to get forgotten like my original intent to start a blog.  I'm not sure how active this blog will be but at the very least it gives me a place to park some thoughts rather than blowing up my friends walls on Facebook.  I don't have a goal to make this a blog specifically about anything such as, "This is going to a blog about BJJ, or this will be a blog about the reefkeeping hobby."  This is really intended to just collect all the things I'm interested in but not limited to the above. 

So what's new in my little world?  Well, we just acquired our first motorcycle.  I can honestly say I'm leery about how safe it will be for transportation but excited at the prospect of owning, riding a bike.  I credit my wife with this idea and finding a great deal on one through a co-worker.  The bike is a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard, 650cc. 

Now we need to find time to take a safety class and learn how to ride this thing.  My worst fear is I'll end up loving this thing and we'll wind up with another, more expensive bike like my brother who purchased a Ducati Monster S2R 800 last year.  65mpg will be a nice break from the 12mpg our Chevy Suburban is getting.  I fear we'll be dropping some coin on all the safety equipment soon.  If you know me well, anything I'm passionate about I really invest myself into whatever that may be.  When I was younger and played soccer, it ruled my life.  Then it was car audio, then sports cars, then reefkeeping (still is), then BJJ (still is)....I'm not really sure I've got room for a whole lot more at this point.