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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Pass the cranberry sauce.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends.

This is a time of year to reflect and be grateful for family and friends. It’s a time of year to give thanks for all the good things in your life.

Let’s first say a little prayer before getting to what I am thankful for.

What I am thankful for…..

My wife (I wouldn’t be who I am today without her support)
My two wonderful children
My parents
My brother and sister
My friends
Cranberry Sauce
My PS3
Stuffing
P90x
Any type of pie
24hr of The Christmas Story
My two annoying dogs
Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks 🙂
My sports teams (Capitals and Redskins)

This is just a small list of things that I am thankful for. What are you thankful for? Feel free to leave comments.

I’ll leave you with this song.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Year End Review 2008 Mayhem Style

The cover, designed by Paul Brown
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Sitting here I am thinking of what lies ahead for me in 2009. Will the economy come back around? Will my career take a turn I am not expecting? Will my wife and kids continue to drive me insane:) But I can’t really get to far ahead of myself without taking a quick look back at how 08 shaped up for me.

Let’s start with the good things.

My loving Wife – after 15 years of marriage she still puts up with my crap.

My awesome kids – bringing constant enjoyment and chaos to my life (I wouldn’t have it any other way).

Bella – added a new addition to the fam. A black lab puppy named Bella.

Metal – This year a ton of great Metal albums came out. Here is a short review:

  • Metallica/Death Magnetic: Metal Gods are back
  • Motley Crue/Saints of Los Angeles: It’s like they never went away. Oh yeah, I read Nikki Sixx‘s book “Heroin Diaries“. All I can say is WOW!!
  • Disturbed/Indestructible: Best album since their debut
  • Slipknot/All Hope is Gone: So so effort I felt.
  • Guns n Roses/ Chinese Democracy: Good Axl Solo album, but not a GnR album

Things I’ve Learned – I dove into the social media pool earlier in 08 and I am now swimming without help. I learned that it’s bad to mix my wife’s family with my family at Xmas time (the horror). I can now make an awesome Mango Martini

Capitals: Caps winning the SE division and making the playoffs. Ovechkin winning a ton of NHL awards.

Travel: I traveled to Chicago, Buffalo and to Bermuda. Need to travel more in 09.

Movies: Iron Man and the Dark Night were fantastic

Health: I’ve been averagine 8:49 miles. I haven’t done this since high school

Things that went bump in the night:

Gas prices – Seriously, $4 for gas?

The recession – Great that the government finally admitted that we were in a recession. It only took them a year.

My house – cracked foundation yet again:(

Redskins – They started off great but ended the year in shambles.

Looking ahead I can only wonder what’s going to come across my path. I hate to try and predict the future because that eliminates the surprise of life. I once heard that chaos is good. I could not agree more.

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Here to an unpredictable 09.

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Diary of a Madman

As I sit here starring at an imposing blank screen I am wondering what I should write about. Should I write about what this blog will be about? Should I write about my life? Both?

As I am writing these words I am realizing that this is like a therapy session. But before I get into deep let me give a little background about me.

For the past 10 years I have been working in the marketing/advertising field. Funny thing is that I never went to college to be in this field. I went to school and graduated with a PR degree. I can B.S. with the best of them:). My marketing specialty is in the retail sector. I would list the clients I have worked for but I am going to respect their privacy. I have worked with some really interesting people over the years and I have made a ton of great friends. The best part of my job is that I get to try new things every day.

Now as for my personal life I am married and have twin girls that run me ragged. I am a huge DC sports fan. You will probably see a ton of posts about my beloved Redskins and Capitals. You won’t see many posts if any about the Orioles or Wizards. I am a fare-weather fan when it comes to those teams. I love music, especially hard rock/metal. On occasion I will listen to other things but dealing in my line of work metal let’s me get my aggression out.

You may be wondering where I live. Well let’s just say it’s in the heart of NASCAR country. NO! I am not a NASCAR fan. Since I was born and raised in the DC area and I drove around the beltway so many times that I feel like a driver. Sorry, didn’t mean to get off topic.

So anyway feel free to tag along with me as I try and navigate work and personal life. Like I said before this feels like a way for me to share with the world what it’s truely like to be a “Mad Man”.

P.S. Not trying to cash in on the “Man Men” show. Just thought it was a cute way to start my blog.

Enjoy!!

Mayhem

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