Greetings from Fearsome

As is yet another holiday tradition for this sentimental Beard, we send you greetings From Ocean Beach CA right here in San Diego.

This years Beach Christmas tree seems to bend in awe of Fearsome Himself. 😉

This years Beach Christmas tree seems to bend in awe of Fearsome Himself. 😉

May your Christmas Eve be joyous and peaceful!

Reflections on 5 years

“Sobriety”

Interesting word. Clearheaded state of being. Has many interpretations. Isn’t for everyone. Is wonderful for me.

My 5 year token

My 5 year token

My sobriety date is 7 November 2011. That was my first day without drugs or alcohol.

I haven’t used recreational substances since that date. I’m one of those who cannot use any. I can’t stop once I start. I tried moderation. I tried different substance. I tried different drinks. I tried controlling. I tried limiting. I tried period. I’d try then I couldn’t stop until I was sick, passed out, blacked out, injured, embarrassed, in trouble, lost, confused, missed work, lapsed responsibility …I couldn’t stop. I’d lost me.

Not everyone is like me. I found others like me that were not drinking. They weren’t drugging either. Things were working for them. I decided to try what they were doing. It worked for me. Not drinking worked for me. Alcohol was my mind altering drug of choice, the others were auxiliary enhancements. I don’t need them and I not longer drink.

There are many ways for people to live their lives. I’ve found a way that works for me. I celebrate the anniversary of making that discovery today. I celebrate five years of living one day at a time unaltered and sober. I like being this way. I actually enjoy hanging with my friends who do drink and those who don’t. I keep booze in my house for those who do drink and they keep Juice and club soda in their house for me.

I live life in a world of diversity. This beautiful life in this beautiful world. I love my life.

The next level

Fearsome and I are believers. We believe that as long as we are growing we are living and living well. We also believe that if we stop growing we start dying. Therefore we can occasionally be found at a seminar, reading something inspirational or simply on the phone with our business coach. Yes we have a coach. Coaches give us accountability and guidance to help us reach our goals.

Last week we attended Brian Buffini’s Mastermind Summit and had the pleasure of being photographed with none other than….

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

When we are ready, the teacher will appear. When we are ready the message will resonate with us.

What message resonated with me at this place in my time and space? Perspective.

From speaker Andy Andrews: Perspective….our thinking determines our choices, but we choose how we think. “Perspective can radically change results without ever changing fact.”

Our take is simply this: How can we move on and get to the next level when we feel stuck? Change our perspective. How do we do that? Starting with gratitude we can open our minds to the possibilities around us. Once we are open we can see opportunity or at least start moving in a positive direction until an opportunity arises. Then all we must do is act, work, share, give, learn, grow and be even more grateful.

“Life itself is a privilege, but to live that life to the fullest….well, that is a choice.” Andy Andrews

Giddy-up, Giddy -up!

Comic-Con Day Four

Ballon Art

Balloon Art

Two Snapes?

Two Snapes?

Special Edition Wuvable Oaf Book by Ed Luce, (Fearsome couldn't resist it any longer)

Special Edition Wuvable Oaf Book by Ed Luce, (Fearsome couldn’t resist it any longer)

Ed Luce Panel Beards, Heavy Metal, Wrestling and a very Wuvable Oaf... (Sorry for low quality I was sitting in back)

Ed Luce Panel
Beards, Heavy Metal, Wrestling and a very Wuvable Oaf…
(Sorry for low quality I was sitting in back)

Fearsome mets Mr. Pickles over at Adult Swim Playground

Fearsome meets Mr. Pickles over at Adult Swim Playground

Thirteen foot Vaptian America Bronze Statue unveiled at Comic-con is now on its way for permanent installation in the Bourough of Brooklyn.

Thirteen foot Captian  America Bronze Statue unveiled at Comic-con is now on its way for permanent installation in the Bourough of Brooklyn.

So this Limited Edition 13 inch bronze replica Captian America Statue may have "accidentally" ended up coming home with Fearsome.

So this Limited Edition 13 inch bronze replica Captian America Statue may have “accidentally” ended up coming home with Fearsome.

Limited Comic-Con Exclusive Star Wars Chewbacca Nixon Watch ...Fearsome couldn't leave the Con without it.

Limited Comic-Con Exclusive Star Wars Chewbacca Nixon Watch …Fearsome couldn’t leave the Con without it.

Blair Witch signing

Blair Witch signing

BB8

BB8

Fearsome with a SyFy Trolli Pink Beard

Fearsome with a SyFy Trolli Pink Beard

Dr. Who

Dr. Who

Vampire Diaries Signing

Vampire Diaries Signing

R2-D2 ....until next year, enjoy life and keep it on the sunny side. May the force always be with you. Thanks Comic-Con!

R2-D2 ….until next year, enjoy life and keep it on the sunny side. May the force always be with you. Thanks Comic-Con!

Comic-Con 2016 Day Two

Comics can fetch some unreal prices. These are just a fraction of what some will go for.

Comics can fetch some unreal prices. These are just a fraction of what some will go for.

Dorklandia

Dorklandia

Inquisitor Fearsome

Inquisitor Fearsome

Adult Swin Skeeball, Fearsome played #5 which was Snowball Kitty

Adult Swin Skeeball, Fearsome played #5 which was Snowball Kitty

Floor Scene

Floor Scene

Iceman

Iceman

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Apparently Deadpool enjoys  gaming.

Apparently Deadpool enjoys gaming.

Fearsome with one of his favorite inspirational Gurus ...Rich Roll! ...Woo Hoo!

Fearsome with one of his favorite inspirational Gurus …Rich Roll! …Woo Hoo!

Fearsome’s shoulder surgery adventure

Ok so this just freakin’ hurts.

You see I had a calcium deposit on the end of the shoulder bone that was to be removed via Arthroscopic Acromioplasty -and- A biceps Tenodesis procedure. I was warned beforehand that if a rotator cuff tear was found while they were in there it would be repaired, however no tear APPEARED present on MRI.

Well when I snapped the post operative selfie that was posted Wednesday still under the left over anesthesia I didn’t really know what had taken place. My surgery had taken much longer than estimated due to a significant tear in that rotator cuff. The calcium deposit they were removing had pretty much turned my tendon into hamburger.

All fixed now. All fixed but my estimated recovery time has now doubled and the pain is everything that anyone who has had shoulder surgery will share in detail when given the opportunity.

Ouch!

So while I will be getting better soon….right now pain meds are my friend. My friend in relief even though I hate the way they make me feel overall, they do relieve the pain.

I’ll be back soon and in the mean time you know why I may be a bit absent.

 

Fearsome Post-op

Post Bicep Tenodesis

Post Bicep Tenodesis

Apparently there was a small rotator cuff tear that was discovered once the surgeon gained access through the incision so that was repaired as well. . We just got home and are now on the road to recovery.

Damn good

Fearsome is ecstatic. His new Whisker Dam arrived in our mailbox today.

Whisker Dam

Whisker Dam

Fearsome’s mustache has been on the grow of recent. You see after Fearsome’s big trim last fall we decided to return to growth over mistakenly perceived necessity for a conforming conservative look. We also decided to let his mustache grow into its glory as well, with no unnecessary trimming. You know…big beard AND big ‘stache…

Beverage challenging Fearsome 'stache

Beverage challenging Fearsome ‘stache

After stumbling upon the Whisker Dam and reading a couple reviews I decided to treat us to one and see if this thing might really work. We are happy to report that yes the Whisker Dam is a mightly fine product. No more coffee stains all down the front of my shirt. Why we might even dare to wear white again, on occasion, now that we have one of these fabulous thingys.

If you are a hirsute fellow like ourselves, or just a plain old pogoniac, we highly recommend clicking HERE to go over to the Whisker Dam website and pick up one for yourself.

As they say on their website, “It’s like an umbrella for your face”.

Life is a banquet

 

…..He that is of merry heart hath a continual feast.     ………Proverbs 15:15

Fearsome and I are not ones to go around quoting out of the bible. However the bible does have many bits of wisdom that do apply to living a good life. We didn’t even find the wonderful words above in the bible. It’s not something that we read. We found this inspirational phrase in a little book we picked up at Comic-Con 2015.

Worthwhile Comic-Con purchase.

Worthwhile Comic-Con purchase.

This nice little book was purchased because we believe in the Snoopy Dance. We are fans of Snoopy. The little book is full inspirational quotes from many different sources and many walks of life. There is a character that I adore that said something similar in the short 10 second clip below:

Yep you guessed it, Fearsome and I are cup half full, actually full to over flowing kind of guys.

Mmmmmm, Fresh Made Garlic Rolls!

Mmmmmm, Fresh Made Garlic Rolls! Fearsome loves them. You’d better have one too, especially if you plan on kissing him.

Our point is this, when you are merry of heart the world really is a great place! Go ahead….Live!… and do the Snoopy Dance!