Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Questions Posed and Answered

On my status for facebook I put that anyone can message me a question anonymously and I would post a reply. Instead of putting them all on my status I decided to just reply to them all at once, so enjoy.

Do you smoke? Negative

How old were you when you received your first kiss? 14

Do you believe in love at first sight? I believes it starts with lust at first sight.

Do you have a collection of anything? Godzilla Movies

Do you consider yourself popular? I consider myself known, not sure about popular

Have you ever broken a bone? Broke 3 toes in my right foot and my tail bone

Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Yup

Would you ever tell the person you have a crush on that you like them? In the past I have, currently I have not, don't know if I will.

What is your favorite book? Angels and Demons

Would you ever date someone younger than you? Older than you? Yes, yes, and I have dated both younger and older than me.

Have you ever been in love? Yes

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Hm...Keith

Have you ever faked sick? Who hasn't?

Have you ever cried during a movie? Ain't gonna lie, I have.

Have you ever been drunk? Me drink alcohol? No never ever =)

What is your full name? Jose Jesus Antonio Rodriguez Jimenez Jr. or just Jesse Anthony Jimenez.

Have you ever been in a car accident? Yes and none have been my fault.

Have you ever been rejected by a crush? Yup

Who was your first crush? Madonna

What is your first thought when waking up in the morning? I hope I didn't wake up too early.

What is your first thought before you go to bed? What's on my tivo that can help me fall asleep?

Would you ever get a tattoo? Plan on getting a Godzilla one

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blog for EC Class

One of the questions in my assignment this week was to post a blog on my personal interests. Now originally blogging was supposed to be a personal interest, at least I attempted to make it one. That all failed thanks to work and a lack of schedule. Well here goes another attempt.

Two of my personal interests are the wide worlds of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Now one of these things is not like the other. Professional wrestling is staged and more theatrical while mixed martial arts is more of a human cock fight. I admit wrestling is staged, but not for the weak of heart. When I first stepped through the ropes at my first day of training I thought I was a superstar. That was until my back hit the mat and all of the air quickly escaped my body and it was no where to be found. I quickly learned that although it is staged, it is a grueling sport. Now as for mixed martial arts. It is far from a human cock fight. The training and the different levels of mastery of mixed martial arts is incredible. The best boxer in the world can walk into the cage and get beat by a mediocre Brazilian Jui Jitsu practitioner. And vice versa. In order to be a fighter you must practice several different forms of mixed martial arts to survive. And that's what I enjoy most about it, the different techniques and game plans fighters try to impose.

Another interest of mine that people have laughed about is my love for Godzilla. Nothing is better to me than a guy in a big rubber suit. And please do not interject with, "well how cool can he be, Matthew Broderick beat him." That was not the real Godzilla. It was a bastardization of the legend known as Godzilla. All that was needed was for Toho, the company who created Godzilla, to blow the rape whistle. Now the US movie wasn't bad, if it wasn't named Godzilla. I do believe my love for Godzilla movies came from my childhood. Back then we didn't have cable television, we just got whatever local channel our coat hanger antennae could reach. And most of the time on weekends, there were Godzilla movies. It was either that or "Little House on the Praire." Now I could continue writing about my love for Godzilla, but since I'm doing this for class, I digress and move on.

For some reason as of late I have become obsessed with tattoos. Now I don't have any of my own, but I find it fascinating the designs and locations people decide to get them at. Also the inspiration behind them. I'm drawn to them and find myself having more conversations with random people I'll meet in the street to ask them about theirs.

Now I could lie and continue a list of all my interests. In reality I have a lot of interests but they are mostly all fleeting. I like to read, but haven't read many books. I like to write, but haven't written in a long time. I used to always be on active searches looking for new workouts to do, and now I'm getting more round. The main thing in life I do is work. I work for a family company and it takes up most of my time. The main interest above all I love to do, is selling. I get so much joy from being able to take a product or service and selling it to consumers or other businesses. I just can't get enough of it. Especially during the holiday season my family puts up a Christmas Tree lot. There is absolutely nothing more enjoyable than selling Christmas Trees. There's no pressure sales there, no commissions pending. Just the holiday spirit. My tag line I use is "it's not really about the tree, it's who you put around it."

And that is it for the interests that come to mind. On to the next question.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mind Kingdom

I wrote this poem while down and the tree lot. Most of my writing is just getting thought out there and doesn't ever see the light of day. But I am very proud of this one. So I thought I would share it.

As I sit in solemn silence,
I start to get thoughts of violence.
My mind starts to make maps and a route,
To find the quickest solution to its upcoming bout.
It never used to be this way,
Would just trouble itself with the next thing to say.
Plan for greatness for it and its vessel,
While in the head all nicely nestled.
And then a rumor began to spread,
Of a word that the mind now dread.
It must not be spoken in our realm said the mind,
Remember before it was not so kind.
That word tore our kingdom apart,
And it was all the fault of the heart.
Now hurry and bring him to me now,
I will put an end to this I do vow.

The heart was brought forward but it showed no fear,
The eyes looked on as they shed a single tear.
Is this rumor true and why do you spread such lies,
It is no lie said the heart even ask all your spies.
Do not be afraid of it because of its power,
You should not hide and should not cower.
Before the heart could continue the mind shouted no more,
Your words make me sick to my core.
As the mind was setting the judgment the heart began to flee,
And here we are the mind planning violence with such glee.

Suddenly the sensation of warm steel entered his back,
He fell to the floor like a large potato sack.
As he looked up what did he see,
A knife with his fresh blood that read love will be free.
The knife was handed over to the eyes which said,
This is for the sight of her beauty from her toes to her head.
Then it was handed to the skin who replied,
To feel the sensation of her touch again I shall not be denied.
Then it was handed to the ears,
To never hear her voice again is one of my fears.
Over to the tongue the knife would go,
If you refuse me her kiss then that makes you my foe.
And last was the final member of the minds trusted court,
The nose spoke no words can describe her scent and to this we resort.
All of the council of five followed queue with the heart,
And drove the knife deep enough that nearly tore the mind apart.
As they all looked on on what they had done,
They knew from the word the mind could no longer run.
The heart spoke there the knife shall stay,
Lodged deep inside till its dying day.
But don’t feel pity for him not even a bit,
The mind will soon discover we are empty without it

The New Year is here

The New Year has arrived and I welcome it. I may or not be ready for what the year holds but look forward to see what I am capable of doing and obtaining this year. I still have to chip away at that before I'm 30 list.

So before the clock struck twelve I pretty much made a pact with myself. I mean I wasn't going to celebrate New Years in Las Vegas or Oregon as I had contemplated. So I thought to myself what am I to do different this year. The the light bulb went off, I'm going to be cutting off all my hair soon anyways, why not fashion a mohawk to ring in the new year prior to that? Try something different right? Well as the clock struck twelve and my phone was going off the hook with calls and texts from friends wishing me a happy new year I was brushing off the hair off my t shirt and checking out the end result. Below is my before picture, followed by my after picture. Enjoy.

And this is the result.

Now I'm not saying, yes this looks awesome, that wasn't the point of if it looks good or not. The thing was to start the year with doing something different. Which I do believe I achieved. And yes I still do have the same hair cut. Not sure when I will cut it, I will, but at the moment enjoying having a different hair cut than I am accustomed to.

Hope everyone's new year is starting off grand. I think the only new years resolution that pretty much sums up all my wants and desires is.


So I hope to all you live a year with no regrets.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Memories arise

As of late I have had fun reconnecting with my friend Justina. Always interesting how face book can get you talking to people from your past that in reality you never really knew. Now I was originally going to blog again about everything that's going on such as my workouts, work, etc. But today while talking with Justina she talked to me about an assignment she had for class. A free flow poem about some hardship that you have gotten through in the third person. I used to write a bit of poetry back in the day so I put pen to paper and see what came out. Sometimes writing out your thoughts feels like an emotional cleansing. The result is below about my Fathers hospital stay, just wrote it straight through so there likely are grammatical errors.

A doctor walks in to look at a chart,
and asks how the patient is feeling.
His son in a sleepless daze arises,
he asks when his father can be admitted out.
I'm sorry says the doctor as he glances at the chart once more,
can I speak to you out in the hall.
The son says ok and shoots a smile at his dad,
his dad speaks only Spanish,
so he lays back in calm and silence.
We have to keep your Father for more tests,
we don't know why he's bleeding or when it will stop,
all we can do is continue till we see a result.
Silence is all the son could say,
until finally saying ok,
can he have something to eat?
I'm sorry but his only consumption is ice chips,
till we find what is wrong.
Back to the room the son would go,
same questions same answers for almost a week.
Son to his Father would say everything was fine,
as he could see his hunger grow stronger.
Till finally the bleeding was done and all was ok,
and the greatest satisfaction for the son,
was to see his father finally eat soup that day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THE List

There comes moments when everyone will reflect on what they've accomplished and what could have been. On May 18, 2009 I turned 27. I planned on celebrating it by being woken up by a baby crying, my wife turning to me and saying, don't worry stay in bed, relax it's your birthday. Then I rolled over and just as I was getting settled in my son would use the bed as a trampoline and drop a massive elbow onto me while yelling "happy birthday dad where are we going." That did not happen. Instead it was the sound of an alarm at 4am. Rolling out of bed and getting my workout clothes on to go for a jog. It was nice to get some random birthday text messages though. I did celebrate the day before. Took myself to a morning workout, breakfast, and then to watch my favorite book get adapted to the big screen, "Angels and Demons", which like everyone says about any book made into a movie.....the book was better.

At midnight of my birthday, just got me thinking of what I haven't accomplished. I wasn't bitter about not having wife and kids because I do believe all happens for a reason. I was possibly saved from a possible horrible marriage that likely could have ended messy and then also put the kids through it. Not something I ever want to go through. That was just my original thoughts on where my life would be.

And so I came up with this list. Don't get me wrong I am very happy with my life, but am I satisfied with my life, no. Now I was going to keep it private, but why should I? I should be held accountable for my goals. And here they are, there might be more added on, but this is the first run through. Enjoy.

1) Complete a Marathon
2) Complete a Triathlon
3) Go Sky Diving
4) Finish my Story Writing
5) Run "Love is Blind" event in 3 cities
6) Compete in 20 Wrestling Matches
7) Move outside of Bakersfield, CA
8) Learn to Play the Guitar (1 Song)
9) Go to Sea World
10) Camp at Yosemite
11) Travel to State I have never been to by plane.
12) Take Amtrak to Oregon
13) Take Amtrak to East Coast city, furthest East possible
14) Increase J Line company revenue of 2008 by 15%
15) Go river rafting
16) Find a new "Holy Grail" (New favored activity)
17) Go to Raging Waters
18) Get my body to a place where I can be happy with (Abs)
19) Get over fear of contacts or get lasik surgery
20) Learn to swim well
21) Win an award of some kind
22) Compete in a charity event
23) Complete a computer repair course
24) Finish off either college or car bill
25) Finish lyrics and music for current songs
26) Spend a weekend at a different beach
27) Learn to golf well
28) Perform a successful back flip
29) Ride a jet ski
30) Have a hangout spot
31) Have an spontaneous Vegas trip w/someone
32) Hike a known mountain
33) Shoot a tommy gun
34) Run a naked mile
35) Go to the grand canyon
36) Go to Hawaii
37) Visit the Statue of Liberty
38) Get dance lessons
39) Go skiing
40) Get a tattoo
41) Go to a Monster Truck event
42) Visit a new country
43) Post poems online
44) Go to Disney World

Monday, September 7, 2009

Blog Cherry

My friend Courtney first gave me the idea to get onto this site and start blogging. I had previously seen this website through other sources and had always said I wanted to start writing my ideas and thoughts. But just like my previous ideas such as keeping my wrestling website updated it became a faint thought in the back of my head of "I really should write about this, or write about that, really wish I could get this out there." And finally it has come. I got onto this website, signed up, and am in the process of my first blog. Now the question is how long will I keep it up for? Well I will likely get one maybe even two, if I'm feeling frisky, off tonight. And yes I think the word frisky is a very cool word. Currently I'm trying to raise as much funds as possible to get my bills as low as possible. I have always kept my info updated with the temp staffing agencies and up popped a security job, they are 12 hour shifts. Currently I'm on the 5:30 PM to 5:30 AM slot. I do have to go to my other job working for my families transportation company directly after this but the reason I decided to do this shift is not only do I get overtime but it's also holiday pay, so why not. It'll literally pay off in the end. I am not behind on any of my bills, actually I am currently ahead, it's just that I want to remember the time when I was completely debt free. I owed nothing on my car, nothing on my credit cards, and did not have any student loans. That way since I am still single with no children be able to tour some place and vacation conscious free.

It's just that with taking this part time job I am getting in the way of one of my other goals. My fitness goals. I am really not happy where my body has gotten to. I reconnected with my friend Courtney, who I must say is one of the most incredible girls you could ever meet. Not trying to kiss up or anything because she'll likely be reading this but just stating a fact that I do believe she is simply Awesome, and yes I capitalized the "a" in awesome to put emphasis on it, even though it is not grammatically correct....or maybe it is? Anyways, she brought to my attention the workout called "Insanity" and yes indeed it is insane. Now I will admit most of the time.....wait let me rephrase that, all of the video workouts I have done I have quit during, with the exception of a couple of the Biggest Loser workouts but I have never completed the six weeks of workouts they talked about.

Now "Insanity" is a 60 day workout plan. One I have actually managed to keep up with. I've pushed through on all the workouts and only find myself one day behind due to doing two jobs. I've even done the workouts while at my second job. Just brought a spare pair of clothes to change into. Luckily the other security person didn't head back there while I was shirtless and dripping of sweat. I don't think I have ever produced so much sweat in my life as when I do these workouts. There is literally a pool of sweat on the ground when I am done. Yes I know, it's so hot, stop panting and focus. I actually have Courtney to thank for that since she as well is doing this same workout.

One thing about myself is I'm big into competition. No matter what we're competing at. Now Courtney is a fitness instructor, on top of that, she was my first college girlfriend. Get it? Nobody wants to give up in front of an ex. Not that it really means anything, it's just that you don't want to appear to be a loser. And with the fit tests that are done, bingo, competition, along with that is the sole competition with myself. I usually kid about wanting abs so perfect I want to be able to bedazzle them. Hey everyone has to have goals......well that's my goal as silly as it may sound.

That is all for the moment. I am going to make myself a low fat turkey sandwich with tomatoes......me and tomatoes aren't really friends, more like acquaintances we only get along when they're stewed or grilled, but fresh, not so much. I'm trying to change that and have a proper, but strictly nutritional, relationship with the tomato.

Adios for now.