The first day of the rest of your life

26 May

Blogging is new to me, my fiance (who will become my wife on Monday!) has been doing it for a while.  Since I love to write, I’m hoping it comes naturally to me.  My blog will be a mixture of a lot of things, relationship advice, humor, food, cooking, friends, cars, home improvement, and especially, FREEDIVING/SPEARFISHING.  That’s my favorite hobby and we’ll get more into it later…

One of the things you’ll get to know about me if you really really get to know me is that, well, uh…, I’m odd.  Not odd as in “special”, but odd as in you never really know what’s going to come out of my mouth and it might be a bit awkward.  That’s because I learned at an early age that if you don’t speak your mind you will go through life with regrets.  Plus let’s face it, some people just need to be told to STFU.  Another thing is I come off as stuck up when I first meet people because in reality I’m really really shy.  I usually just observe how you act and what you’re like before I start chatting with you, it’s not that I think I’m all that. It’s just that more than likely I don’t know what to say.

At any rate, here’s my philosophy in life that has served me well.  Get a pen, you are going to want to write this down because it’s complex and plus you might be dumb and apt to forget things that are important :).  My philosophy is…DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY.  I realize that this is not grammatically correct and I put 2 TO’s together, if that bothers you then you need to stfu.  What is important is that you need to realize that life is short, I figured this out when one of my favorite aunts passed away the same week my dog, Midnight passed away.  You never know when the grim reaper is going to come knocking on your door so guess what?  You’d best be having the best time of your life NOW.

What that means is do what you like to do.  Hang out with who you want to hang out with.  Work where you want to work.  Date someone NICE.  I’m not telling you to do something illegal or stupid, you have to live within limits.  But like I was telling my friend today, you don’t want to end up at some lameo job the rest of your life hating your every hour there.

I love my job, we’ll get into it later but basically I’m a marine biologist.  I get to wear shorts every day, I have cool coworkers who don’t hate me (or at least I think that which is good enough for me), I have a nice lunch hour and I work at the beach so I can even swim during my lunchtime and if I’m not out diving chances are I’m riding my mountain bike along the coast during my lunch time.  I have three cars (no I’m not rich, they are older mostly and I wrench on them myself from time to time).  I’ve got a small boat for diving.  I have a crappy small house with a bitching functional kitchen with a cook island.  I have some toys including the baddest ass spearguns you’ll ever see.  I have a beautiful and sweet fiance.  I have two dogs who love me and a great family who raised me.  I’m fortunate, but I’ll be the first to say not every day is a bed of roses, let me tell you that!  But for the most part, I’m usually very very happy and I look forward to work and to seeing my friends.

Remember that, life is too short to have regrets.  If someone annoys you, don’t hang out with them.  If your significant other is not close to being your true love, its time to move on.  And remember, find a job you like, don’t get stuck in a lame one just because it pays the bills.  Start doing things that make you happy (as long as it’s legal dammit).  The more you do this, the more you’ll realize that I’m right and then you can start sending me money :).

By the way, here’s a pix of me and a fish.  We ate him, if that disgusts you then stfu.  Remember, I’m not here to judge you and I don’t expect you to judge me either.  The greatest thing about the internet is you can always click to another page.

The fish is a 50lb white seabass.  That fish is not white, nor is it a true sea bass.  Most of the things named in the ocean are probably named wrong anyways so get used to it brother!  It was decent eating and I ate a piece of it just today, I’ll publish one of my stories on diving on another date.


3 Responses to “The first day of the rest of your life”

  1. Nate Baker May 27, 2011 at 12:05 am #


    Good job putting it out there, Chris.

    • oakpwr May 27, 2011 at 12:23 am #

      Lol, thanks Nate, the moderation job here is much easier than yours. All I have to do is hit delete ;).

  2. Nate Baker May 27, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Wait. You’re moderating me?

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