A catch is a catch is a catch

It’s flashback Friday everyone! What is a Reception? An Explanation of What Constitutes a Reception in the NFL From James Alder, former About.com Guide This is the official rule on receptions in the NFL:”If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must…

Wacky Wednesday: California Public School Gender Law

Wow.  Can you believe it?  California passed a bill saying a boy that thinks he’s a girl can go into the girls bathroom to pee at public schools.  Not only that, if a boy that thinks he’s a girl, wants to play for the girls basketball team, he can….wowzers. At least now there is something…

My Top 5 Strengths are…

Interesting…not the my strengths but the lowest on the list. 🙂 The number one complaint I hear in my job from current and future clients is:  Salespeople My Top 5 Strengths Are: Integrity (94%): An undivided completeness. Align your every action through your core-values by knowing what you stand for, setting your boundaries, and forming…

Self Motivation Quiz results

I took a Self Motivation Quiz today and wanted to share my results. Your Top 3 Motivators Are: (When your role or focus is: “General Life”) Status (100%): your motto is: “I have social standing” You are energized and excited with gaining more prestige within your circles. You might even consider taking a lower paid position…

I’ve got a new attitude

  I remember the first time someone implied that I didn’t have a positive attitude. It hit me square in the face. I immediately got defensive…”but, but, but” I said in utter disbelief.  “I’m not a negative person.” Truth is I wasn’t a negative person but I also wasn’t a positive person.  The phrase “I…

My blogging is down by design

Since this is the year I’m reinventing myself I’ve learned something the past three days about not filling up your entire day with tasks.  I’m wired in a way that I always want to be doing something. My devotional has pointed out that leaving room for God, Family and just plain rest can be healthy…

Avoid Joy Suckers

Have you ever been so excited to share something that when you did the person that was receiving your excitement just sucked every bit of joy you had? In my experience I’m more dumbfounded than anything, I’m not angry at the person, don’t want to slap them silly, just start to realize that maybe I…

Long live the Messiah?

If you haven’t read the story about Judge Lu Ann Ballew denying a child the name of “Messiah” you can read about it here:  http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/08/12/judge-messiah-is-not-an-acceptable-baby-name/. Her statement is what bugs me the most.  Judge Lu Ann Ballew stated “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person…

A fitting Hawaiian-ish morning

Today is our annual Hawaiian bar-b-q.  There were seven of us originally from the Big Island of Hawaii that moved to Seattle in 1991 and 1992.  Troy, Chris, Steve, Scott, Eric, Forrest and the Bird man, we were an odd bunch but had some great times. We haven’t had rain for weeks in Seattle…dare I…

The start of Phase III

In January 2013 I got on the scale and it read 194.  Gasp, was I really on my way to two hundo?  No way.  So I started using the MyFitnessPal app to help lose some weight.  Phase I had begun. As the weight started to come off, I set the Phase II goal of going…

Lorelai’s path to womenhood

  My daughter turned 10 this year and that means she gets to choose a place to go with just mama.  I got the idea from an old college buddy and we are implementing this tradition in the Ritchie household. Every time one of our kids turns 10 years old they get to go with…

Un Stuff Your Schedule

My YouVersion devotional of Rick Warren’s Daily Devotional was so good I’m posting it here for my blog today.  It directly spoke to me and the Lord revealed that this is another reason I have not fulfilled my destiny. I cram my day with too much stuff.  Hard to admit but so so true.  The…