Yep Still a Slacker…

I know totally suck for sure. It isn’t easy to travel for work. So this week my full time job has me in Austin, TX, now I am sure it is a beautiful and cool place to see and hang out at but I don’t actually get to do that. I get to spend my day working from 8 until around 5 ish then head back to the hotel and workout and then shower and eat. So I get to really do nothing. A good portion of my job while doing what I am this week is like watching paint dry, so you can imagine how bored I am by the end of the week.

I do have hopes to visit which has its original store here in Austin, I have been to the one up by Fort Hood in TX already but I want to visit the original store while I am here. I was also hoping to check out The Range at Austin, but that is a 40 minute drive north of where I am staying and working, so kind of knocked that off the list.

And then today I am watching the weather and Friday is going to be shitty back home, where I have to fly into in the Northeast so there is that potential for delays in getting me home. I am hoping that something such as that doesn’t happen as I will not be a happy camper at all. I just want to get home at this point in time.

10 days after I get home I am back out on the road, this time to Orlando, FL. If the weather is decent this will prove to be a bit nicer but still, I won’t be doing much fun while I am down there, other than hoping to find a decent place to stay so that I can enjoy the hotel I am in it will be great.

The upside, when I am traveling I get a lot of reading done, depending on the length of the trip or even the flights I am knock off 2 – 3 books over the course of the trip. This week I might finish just 1, but that is OK, it is one more book knocked off my list of books to read.

I do need to spend some time writing while I am doing this traveling, I mean I have lots of time, so I have to stop being a slacker, but sometimes its hard because time just gets away from you in these cases.

The Madman

2018 and my plans

Well it is here and we have another year in the books. So what is it I want to actually accomplish with this coming year, this will be a list that I hope to come back to and check items off of as I knock them out.

Biggest, earn 55K extra dollars this year and put it towards paying off all of our credit card debt so that it is non-existent.

Start writing erotica as one part of earning that extra 55K.

Start teaching people about safely using there firearms and concealed carry also as a part of earning that extra 55K.

Start writing and finish the novel I have in my head, it will actually be a multi-part story, that I expect to be able to finish out in 3 books.

On the Diet & Fitness side

Exercise more, in terms of doing more Crossfit style workouts with weight lifting in them, as this is what does the best for me in terms of helping my levels of fitness.

Clean up my diet, I eat too much junk, I gotta stop, or do better, I mean every now and again a guy has got to be able to enjoy some cheesecake or ice cream.

Change my body composition, I am not hung up on how much I weight, but I could certainly stand to have less body fat, and if that means weighing less at some point then so be it, but I am not killing my self to get to some number that might not be possible. I have already lost nearly half my body weight from the high point which was over 400lbs (and only about 20% body fat mind you) so all good.

On the fun side of things, just do more stuff outside as the weather permits. One of those things for me will be competitive shooting, since I have started shooting again this is something I am trying to work towards and this coming year I will get myself started.

Want to do some hiking in different areas around here where I live, just to get out and enjoy the fresh air more often. And because well it doesn’t cost money, need to save as much of that as humanly possible.

Oh yeah, another important thing, more SEX! Who doesn’t need more SEX!!

Those are the big things, as I am sure there are lots more things I will do to improve me during the course of this year, but the biggest focus has to be on paying down our debt.

That is it for now.

The Madman

Hump Day…

Well for me it is, this wonderful three day week has me all sorts of fucked up with timing, and then next week is just going to be 4 days. But I am OK with that at this point.

However I am not OK with it being under 20 degrees again today, not quite sure why after all my life in the NE that I am still not used to the cold when winter comes along. And it has roared in this month with both snow and now wind and cold. Please go away! And more snow to come this weekend as well.

Still working this training stuff at work, it is really fun, NOT! I have 10 more modules to finish by the 2nd of January, good thing I found out I can get an extension, which I will be looking into tomorrow, going to need it as I won’t get but 4 maybe 5 of them done by then, all depends on how long it takes me to get through the tests.

All in all just another boring day at the office for sure. In between I have been doing some more exciting reading though, nothing like a couple of erotic stories here and there to get a good boner going while sitting at your desk…LOL

All for now!

The Madman

Wednesday is my Monday

Well at least this week it is. Being it was the Xmas holiday on Monday I decided that I would take off the Friday before and the Tuesday after to stretch my weekend out to 5 days, which in turn shortens my work week to three days this week. And with it being really quiet around here it is a nice thing.

I do have some work to do, but not much at all in reality, but trying to get it out of the way to get back to this work related training thing I need to finish before the 2nd of January. That will be a tall order for sure but going to give it a go.

The good things about this weekend, my son came down with our granddaughter, and I got to get in some range time with him, he missed that as much as I missed going with him. Also figured out that when it comes to my firearms I have a sweet spot, 4″ – 4.5″ barrels is where they need to be for me to shoot best. So now looking to trade two firearms to get two more that fit that sweet spot, just waiting for my FFL. But if anyone would like to buy me one of these please do

This is a Salient Arms M&P Tier 1 which I would love to have…LOL but at 2600 bucks not anytime soon.

Well I must be getting back to work at this point, I have goofed off enough for the moment.


The Madman

2018, What’s to come…

Yes, with 2018 around the corner that of course always has everyone thing about what is to come, for me that is easy, I have some clearly defined goals for 2018, and here is what I am looking to make happen for myself:

– Land a gov’t job

– Gotta earn an extra 55K (to pay our CC debt off in full.)

– Get my Firearms Training business up and completely running and earning money.

– Start publishing short stories on Amazon (erotica).

– Start writing my novel, and publish to Amazon by the end of 2018 or sooner.

– Possibly renew my Personal Trainer certification, started working towards this, just not sure if I will actually do that, it isn’t a must do just a maybe.

– Finish my weight loss quest, I am down about 7 lbs and my intention is to get under 200, maybe around 195, but with a much lower body fat than I have currently.

I think this is more than plenty to accomplish in the new year, the most important is to pay off our debt.

That is all for now.


The Madman

The Home Stretch…

And by that I mean we are just days away from Xmas, which isn’t going to be much of a great day this year at least because my son won’t be home with us for pretty much the first year since he was born. We are happy he is coming a couple days before to spend with us with our granddaughter so that is a good thing.

It does however suck because this year we are working to make Xmas good for all with way less money than ever before, and that sucks in a big way for sure. The wife and I will be forgoing exchanging any gifts with each other so that we can take care of everyone else for certain. And we aren’t done yet either, so we are taking it down to the wire this year.

So we will have a nice dinner with the kids and my Mom on Saturday which will be our Xmas dinner and then on Sunday I am thinking I am going to take the wife to see the new Star Wars movie for sure, as it will be something to do. And if I can’t do it on Sunday we will go on Xmas day since it will only be the two of us and all.

In the meantime the work week is short for me, as I had to take Monday off for contractors visiting our house to do 1 year repairs, which are now all done, and Friday I took the day just for shits and giggles and an extra day off the day after Xmas, so I got a nice long weekend coming.

Since we have a shit ton of debt to tackle in 2018 I have started trying to get extra work on a site called and started submitting some proposals on that site, so we will see how that works out. I also hopefully will get my firearms training biz going if my curriculum gets approved and at some point I will add becoming a training counselor so that I can train new trainers for my organization, just not sure when that will happen because well I will need money to do that training. I will also be starting to get into my writing more so that I can start with posting short erotic pieces on Amazon in order to make some extra bucks as well. And lastly I will be starting the novel I want to write, and I am going to shoot for finishing that by mid-summer, maybe by my birthday even.

OK, this is all for now.


The Madman

Book Reviews

So being that I tend to read so much that I sometimes tend to amaze myself, I figure I will start doing some reviews or at least just giving a quick opinion and a yes you should read it or no you probably should not read it.

I will probably start doing this later on today with the first one or by tomorrow.


The Madman