Archive for February, 2009

Make a Choice

Posted: February 13, 2009 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

An inspirational clip from Will Smith. In it, Will says to make a choice. Don’t let the world dictate your boundaries, you get to make the choice. Make 2+2 = whatever you want it to be.

25 Random Things About Me

Posted: February 9, 2009 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

Sorry it has been so long between posts. I have been on Twitter and Facebook mostly lately and have neglected my blog. I recently was “tagged” to do a 25 Random Things About Me note on Facebook and since I went through all of the trouble, I wanted to share it on here, too. Hopefully you will continue to read after I share all this…


1. In grace, Jesus took my place. I’m working on getting to know him a little better.

2. I am married to the best woman in the world and I am far luckier in the deal than she is. I would be lost without her.

3. My kids are also the best. My son enjoys lots of things that I enjoy and my baby daughter has my heart atwitter.

4. Having children makes me appreciate my parents more. I wonder if they laugh at me as much as I get a kick out of my kids?

5. I have an irrational fear of being poked in the eye with the merchandise hanger things that attach to peg board at the store.

6. I have lost 60 pounds this year by working out 5x/wk and eating right. I never would have imagined that I would wear the same sized pants that I did in high school.

7. As I’ve gotten older, I like Spring and Fall better than Summer and Winter.

8. Even though I have lost all of the weight that I want, I still log everything I eat; partially because I’m a geek and partially because I worry about gaining weight back.

9. A big reason I run and work out as hard as I do is because I want to be able to do something that most other people can’t. …& I want to be ready when the Zombie’s attack!

10. I don’t like people to breathe on me. Not even a big fan of feeling the breeze as people walk by.

11. I was in a community theater musical where I was the teenage lead and I sang and danced and wore makeup… in public.

12. I love going Geocaching with my family & friends!

13. I love the water and would like to SCUBA dive sometime.

14. Friday is Hawaiian shirt day.

15. Backpacking makes me feel free, knowing that I have everything I need to survive and I can go ANYWHERE.

16. I love electronics, never met a gadget I didn’t like.

17. I like the idea of cars better than I actually like them. I don’t think anything frustrates me more than having car problems.

18. My workout routine for the past few months?

19. I have been (mostly) following the Zone diet since the beginning of 2009 and try to incorporate Paleo (Hunter/Gatherer foods: no grains/dairy/legumes) but have found Paleo pretty restrictive.

20. I don’t like talking on the telephone.

21. I have an aversion to *LOUD* people.

22. The hair on my head was growing in funny patches, so I shaved it all off. Much easier upkeep now… Bald is beautiful!

23. I sometimes cheer a little too loudly at my son’s soccer games. I’m considering coaching his team in the Spring.

24. Most computer problems aren’t computer problems, but people problems.

25. I am far too into social websites…