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The Pineapple Song

Feeling tropical this Holiday?

Want to give it a try?

Kick your shoes off, clear some furniture, click the video below, turn it up and dance like like you just don’t care!

“Its really easy!

Easy, peasy,

You can do it anywhere…

Jump around like you just don’t care.”

I love this song!

This is a song from one of my favorite movies that I just watched again.

After The Sunset is the typical story of a couple of gorgeous, jewel thieves that retire to the Bahamas and Paradise Island to watch sunsets.

"I could get use to this"

“I could get use to this”

Pierce Brosnan tries to readjust to retirement while Ms. Hayek tries to get him to write his wedding vows as they consider there ‘ever-afters in the Caribbean. It may be a predictable storyline but the Caribbean scenes are breath taking. Clear blue water, white sand, unspoiled beaches, and Salma Hayek

I love it because these two love birds try to retire there and I have been wanting to retire to a similar local for about the last 20 years! So this picture makes it easy to fantasize visualize about what it may be like, even if I will be 20 years older than our heroes in this one.

Yea, that's what I'll look like when I retire!

Yea, that’s what I’ll look like when I retire!

One of my favorite lines in movies is when Pierce comes out of their ocean front beach hut to find Salma behind an electric saw. He asks, “What are you doing?”

“Expanding the deck” .

“You’re trying to stay busy?

Salma puts down her saw and informs Pierce, “Look, on this deck we are going to sit here and watch sunsets every day until we get old.”

"...but you are going to have to lose that phone".

“…but you are going to have to lose that phone”.

Ahhhh. Yea…that’s for me!

And it doesn’t hurt this movie either that my favorite actress and 2nd most beautiful gal in the whole wide world is in this flick either. Yea, this movie is easy on the eyes!

But I digress!

Keep jumpin’ around to the tropical Pineapple Song! Bookmark for some fun this weekend. Turn it up. Dance and have some fun like nobody is watching!

And if you want to escape to a tropical hide away and some clear blue waters this weekend, or sometime soon, take a look at After The Sunset.

What's not to like?

What’s not to like?


Have an exciting and safe 4th of July all you Yanks! Happy birthday to a certain matey! And Happy Canada Day week to all of you north of the border. did I forget anyone?

Dance around like no one is watching! Lets see some movement below the waist.

Here is the link to get you started.


Tagged Part III

It seems I created a small buzz with the last two Tagged questionnaires. It seems all a guy needs to do is post a picture of himself wearing a bra and people want to know more! Or hide their children from him. My fun friend, the Healthy Fit Diva, tagged me with some questions then.

I am joking. Sarah at the Healthy Fit Diva tagged me the same day as I posted the last Tagged. Sarah, I apologize for beings so tardy! My work has me behind right now. If you haven’t checked out her blog, she does a healthy, upbeat blog full of healthy recipes and exercises. Her ‘healthy’ cookies were too much a of a tease! You’ll see why later. She promised to meet ½ way with some until I found out she was from Australia.

She claims to be from the land down under but I always wondered. She writes too many ‘Y’all’s’ and too few ‘mates’ I thought to be from there. It turns out she just moved there from the US and the land down under may never be the same. Can’t you hear? Can’t you hear the thunder? You better run. You better take cover, oh.

Sorry. I regressed. So if you haven’t found out ‘too much information’ about me yet, here are 11 more questions and answers. Thanks for checking in once again. And check out the Healthy Fit Diva. ~ Its summer down there!

Here are the Fit Diva’s 11 questions for me for  you:

What is your dream car?

The Lamborghini would be my fantasy car. I have always said though, “When I get my Jaguar I know I have made it.”

Its waiting for me

I would love to have a Saturn Skye as well, and if i got one Right Now, I could take care of ita and give it to my youngest daughter when she turns 16. However, I hear it is not a “family car” so two seaters are out right now. Pitty!

Skylar would look so great in this car! So would I I think.

What are some of your quirky qualities?
Lol, once again not enough space. OK, promise not to tell?  No, wait I can’t tell you that. Cereal is my coffee in the morning. I can’t do anything without a bowl first. I am the weird guy on the treadmill does the air drumming from time to time (with the earphones in). And I have a sonic clap….my super power. My wife actually asks me to dial it down in public sometimes so as not to bring us attention. I have no cartilage in my left shoulder, maybe from weightlifting or wresting in high school. And my ears and toes are so hairy that they look Trool like. Yuck! I shave the ears so I don’t scare small kids. See? TMI!

What is your favourite ice cream?
My favorite that I make is the Oreo Mint ice cream. Moose Tracks is even more decadent than I can create however. It doesn’t last long in our house.

Sweet or savoury?
Right now it has to be sweet, regretfully. My wife gave me a sweet tooth and it is very hard to kick with my genes of ice cream and cookies in the house. In fact, our neighbors call us the ‘Dessert Couple’ as every time we go out we get dessert. ..I’ve got it bad!
Cardio or weight training? 

Coming through!

For about the past 10 years I have been working hard on my running and seemed to have gotten faster each year. This year I am having trouble however. Frustrated I am spending more time on the weights. Prior to my running I had spent most of my time doing weight training, with the running for maintenance, ironically trying to put weight on. Now, after too many cookies and ice creams, the weight is slowing me down. I enjoy both weights and cardio. If it hadn’t been for my shoulders getting wrecked I would still be lifting.

   Favourite book or magazine?
I actually don’t like to read.. To me reading is like work. Go figure! I love to write though and probably would be a much better writer if I read more often and picked up some concepts. Reading yours, and everybody’s blog, is the most reading and most enjoyable I have had in years!
How do you like to relax and unwind?
Hot showers, watching movies, the computer 😦 On particularly stressful days at work I like to go for a run or move some weights at the gym.
What’s your fondest childhood memory?
Hmmmm, so many. What comes to mind first are some football plays from sandlot football and high school. ~ I actually had the record for longest touchdown in our Junior High. Another was running a punt back. A 80 yard TD in Sandlot when I learned not to look back in a race. Smashing the all county half-back, causing a fumble that led to a score. I didn’t get to play football because I was big but because I was the fastest on the team.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Salma Hayek can do no wrong in my book. I would turn to jelly around her.  The fit Poppy Montgomery (another fit Aussie) on the TV show Unforgettable is a new crush.


Into the Blue still stands out as one of my favorite movies, mainly due to all the diving scenes in it and Jessica Alba was adding to the underworld scenery I think.

Coffee or Tea?
I don’t drink either. I caffeine up with either Mt. Dew, Mello Yello, or Pepsi Max.

What are your 3 biggest goals you hope to achieve this year?
1) This year I hope to redo our backyard into some place fun for our daughters to play in in upcoming years. 2) We haven’t been out of the country in two years so hope to travel to some place warm and exotic this year. 3) And I am having a lot trouble getting my running back into gear this year and hope to get back down to a sub 7:00 minute mile and place in some races. Not grand goals but attainable.

Now, howabout you? My non-truth in the last post was number 1. Shannon and I aren’t really good friends. Maybe acquaintances.  But i found the answers very interesting from all of  you! One blogger ate some monkey it seems. Another loves rifles with large scopes. And some I haven’t found out the answers to yet.

Do you have 2 Truths and 1 Lie you want to share? It doesn’t have to be the biggest lie ever. Just something fun to share!

Thanks again for checking in. I will try to have more blogs on the kids coming up! They really haven’t given me any material to work with lately.  One is half way through potty training and the other is learning to read. I will keep you posted!

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