Friday, December 30, 2011

What are You Good At?

Everybody is good at something, aren't they? What are you good at? What particular talent or skill are you known for among your little network of "friends" and acquaintences?

Have you ever noticed that very successful people tend to be at least moderately attractive? That's probably part of the reason they're successful. It goes way back to their childhood, most likely. Rather than being shut down or ignored, they were encouraged to develop their talents because everyone was happy to see them as it was and wanted them to see them succeed.

If you ever had some talent or skill but never developed it to the point of it being something you're at least well known for, go and take a look at yourself in the mirror. You probably look like a can of smashed assholes with a head like a sun-fucked onion.

Thanks for reading, you ugly fuck.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing Practice Tonight

Normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights are for the little kids but with last night being Boxing Day the gym was closed. So the little kids trained tonight with us.

Wow. I've never seen so much boundless energy wasted. That's a bit harsh. Some of these kids are absolute machines. One little guy with an afro was running laps around everybody and didn't seem to get tired at all. Thing is, even with all that energy they sure do whine and groan a lot.

"Oh, more pushups? Ohhhh!"

If only these kids had any idea what it's like to not have that energy anymore and have to really work at it. It makes me wish I'd gotten into this sport a lot earlier. I dabbled in wrestling in the sixth grade but unfortunately none of the schools I went to after that had a wrestling team so I never got the chance to get really serious about that sport. That's too bad because I really do believe I would have been good at that one. In high school I competed in taekwondo and did a tournament every two months. Sometimes every month. I also played a ridiculous amount of ball hockey but being Canadian that almost doesn't even count. We all play ball hockey. Then of course there was strongman which I did for about 10 years. But nothing I've done so far compares to boxing. Especially for what it costs. My gym is only $25 cash per month. No contracts or anything and you get exactly what you put into it.