28 April 2012

Early readers to this blog know that it was started back in the day to track my attempt to train for and run the 2008 Big Sur International Marathon (spoiler alert: I did it).  The experience was tough and the training load was heavy, and while I did have a "never say never" approach to doing it again, it has taken me about 4 years to forget how much running it actually was and to wrap my head around trying to train for and complete another marathon.

Big Sur was an amazing backdrop for a race and what other race could compete with that?  How about NYC?  Yeah, I think that'll do.  The only catch?  It's one of the most popular races on the planet and as such, there's a lottery to get in.  My luck has never been super fantastic, and no, I didn't get in the lottery.

But....

The other option to run this marathon is to sign up with a charity team.  They get you a spot in the race in exchange for some hefty fundraising.  Allow me to introduce to you the newest member of Team Think Pink Rocks!  Cancer sucks.  Period.  Breast cancer especially sucks and has touched far too close to my family over the last few years, as my mom was diagnosed and went through treatment and even more recently, my mother-in-law was diagnosed and is currently undergoing treatment.  We've been extremely lucky that early detection for both of the moms has led to pretty much a best case scenario (if there is such a thing with cancer) as far as treatment and prognosis goes.

So what am I blogging about here, aside from gearing up for some serious endurance training to get ready a marathon?  I need your help.  And your friends' help.  And their friends' help too.  I've committed to raising at least $2,500 for Think Pink Rocks and I can't do it by myself.  Would you be ever so kind as to do two things to help me out?  First, make a donation on my behalf right here (every little bit helps!).  Second, please share my challenge and this blog post with your friends and family and encourage them to donate if they can and pass it along as well.  Email it.  Facebook it.  Blog it.  Tweet it.  Heck use a carrier pigeon or a message in a bottle.  Let's go viral with this thang, raise a truckload of money for an excellent cause, and stay tuned to the blog for updates along the way!  Thanks everybody!


Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 by Bryan Timmons

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20 April 2012

In the words of Aziz Ansari imitating Kanye West, "these beats are dope".

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Thanks to Avett for making a bunch of fun noises and to the fine folks over a Smule for making another fun app that almost lets me look like I know what I'm doing.  Enjoy!

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 by Bryan Timmons

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18 April 2012

Alright, so it's been a minute since the last post over here.  It's been just a touch busy for Team Timmons, but let me fill all you faithful readers in on the haps.  This post is going to be random, but informative.  Maybe even a little entertaining.

1.  I Rickrolled a lot of you for April Fools' Day.  Joke's on me though, seeing as how most of you didn't even know what a Rickroll was.  Seriously?!?  That's like, the oldest prank on the internet!

2.  Avett turned 6 months old.  And is about to turn 7 months old.  Yes, I'm behind on blog posts and pictures.



3.  Avett started eating solid foods.  After a good bit of patience from his parents, we've gone from this:

To this:


To this:
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4.  I had to make a quick business trip for a couple days.  It wasn't all that fun for any of Team Timmons and it was crazy how much the little man changed while I was gone.  I know, I know, everybody always says that and it's kind of annoying, I get it.  But that dude had a breakthrough on eating (did you see that video?) and started sitting up pretty well on his own while I was gone.



5.  Ruth Ann is in full-blown working, grad student, mommy mode and is killing it.  We don't have nearly as much down time as we'd like, but she's focused and we're doing pretty well to keep on top of things, with the exception of the dog hair tumbleweeds that make our floors look like something out of a bad Western.  Based on the way App is offering classes, it made more sense for her to take on a very full spring/early summer and be DONE, so we'll be accepting positive vibes and the like until everything settles out in about July or so and we can start breathing normally again.

6.  Avett has a great sense of humor.  That or he just likes a good old fashioned laugh off with me.  You'll have to wait for the next post to see this in action.

7.  Our good friends Nate and Steph got married and threw a helluva party to celebrate.  Congrats you two, enjoy the Wedding Bells Ale!  And while not nearly as exciting as my beer, try to have fun on your honeymoon...

Get your fresh beer here

Hot Mama, Goofy Dude

Throw your hands up!

Just junk punched or sangin' Journey?

8.  Avett went to see his great grandma Robinson and meet the new family cows.  Fun times!

There are baby cows in there


9.  It's baseball season again.  Not only for the Purple Herd, but also the Winston-Salem Dash.  The fine folks over at Nixon Notes and we have had partial season tickets for the last couple years and I'm excited to hit up the ballpark on Friday for our first game of the season.  I'm not sure if Avett will join us for this game, but I do look forward to introducing him to hot dog breath and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

10.  2 Skinnee J's are coming to Ziggy's!!!  I've been largely unimpressed by the bands booked at new Ziggy's, but those who know me know that I'm pretty jacked up about this show.  You should probably join the crew we have lined up for this show if you like nerdy rap-rock that is largely about Star Wars (and honestly, who doesn't?).

11.  Avett is 172% obsessed with the first two fingers of his left hand.  Always. in. his. mouth.  Seriously, if you were to look through our camera's memory card, you'd be amazed.  The pictures you see here where he's taken a break from those fingers are only due to some quick and crafty distraction techniques.  Anybody know how much is too much with finger/thumb sucking?

Whew, how about that?  Random enough?  Informative?  Mildly entertaining?

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by Bryan Timmons

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01 April 2012

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(Happy April Fools!)

Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2012 by Bryan Timmons

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