See PREBLAST here.

“Sometimes you gotta say, ‘What The F*ck!’ Make your move. Every now and then say, ‘What the f*ck…’ ‘What the f*ck…’ gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future. If you can’t say it, you can’t do it.”

Miles – Risky Business

Nekkid Chatter:

F’n Booger droppin’ the knowledge. If you haven’t seen Risky Business in a minute and don’t remember, it’s Booger. It’s my man, Booger, before he did Revenge of the Nerds. When I was a kid I always thought it’d be fun to party with Booger and Takashi (the Pi’s… and the Moos… what, they can’t all be 10’s), but I digress.

Miles went to Harvard. Princeton wants a guy like Joel (not sure how that worked out for him, dude was short of a 1200 on his SAT, had a 3.1 GPA, played JV Tennis). I would not have run in the same circles as Joel and Miles in High School, but I’d have been at Joel’s house that weekend, making fast friends with Rebecca De Mornay and supporting Future Enterprisers with a strong contribution.

Today, I’m 43, married with two kids. I’m not suggesting you operate a prostitution network out of your folks house while they’re out of town, that’s taking shit too far.

And I don’t even want to talk about the crack in your mom’s Steuben Glass Egg. C’mon, man.

But, an honorable WTF? Oh, yeah! You can do that. Make your move. In your preparations for this, that and all the other stuff, what are you actually prepared to do? What are you willing to do (and give up) to achieve whatever it is you’re trying to do? Be honest. Is it important to you? It has to be important to you.

45 men put a positive spin on “WTF!” at the ‘Ship this morning. Get comfortable saying it and you can do all sorts of fun things. Regions represented include Union County, MECA, LKN, SOB, Area51 and Metro. Man, I love that.

The Skybridge attendant was a #NoCallNoShow – something about it being a stupid job. Sorry about that. Did you all make it over there? See, I told you!

The Stairwell:

I’ve heard getting fecal matter in your eye, ear, nose and throat is bad. Any truth to that? An audible out of leg throws would have been the right call this morning. If you got doo-doo covered corn in your face, I’m sorry. Before you burn your shoes please consider a donation to the Men’s Shelter #GiveItAway

The Spiral:

I don’t know if I’d call it easy, but it’s a heckuva lot easier today than it was when we introduced it to our regular diet 3 – 4 years ago. If I had to call that workout over, I’d opt for an AMRAP. I like the balance of the workout we did today, but to really appreciate the grind of the ‘Ship you have to go AMRAP.

I rolled the throwback out for all us, but really did it for the newer guys that didn’t get to participate with us back in the day when this was a weekly staple.

Feel free to share comment or a personal aside from your experience this morning.

Super Sweet Things I Do For Fun:

I hate pennies. Hate ‘em. As far as I’m concerned we should be rounding and solving our change with a nickel. I get pennies all the time and what I’ve started doing is littering.

“See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

Who am I to say pennies are useless. If you want to join the Penny Litter Initiative, start littering your pennies as soon as you exit whatever store. It’s that simple. But not Cotswold Shopping Center’s Bruegger’s, Starbucks, Subway or Harris Teeter. I’ve got those places covered. But, if you want to do, like Petco, World Market or IHOPS, that’s fine with me. Anywhere else in Charlotte is also fine.


  • Tuesday’s Fortitude Workout needs Q’s. Fortitude meets at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, 1210 N. Tryon Street, 28206, on Tuesday’s 0545 – 0615 (is that right, Slaughter?) it’s only 30 minutes? I’m guessing the schedule’s wrong. Get there at 0530 and spend a few minutes sharing your enthusiasm. The Men’s Shelter needs shoes (not the shoes you wore this morning, I was joking…) and winter gear.
  • #HighFiveFridays has made high-fiving on Fridays the thing to do. Click HERE to get educated. You want to do it right, don’t you?

Missed you this morning, Gandalf. Thanks for letting me take P2W on the road.

Gentlemen, thanks for coming this morning! I enjoyed it and hope you did, too!



3 thoughts on “Sometimes…

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    WTF… the kind of crazy I get excited about every now and then. Credit to Curly and I for hitting the skybridge once. Got my 102 flights of stairs in according to my intelligent watch.

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    That was actually fun Fish – in an F’ed up kinda way. Reminds me of how fit the Mutha got us back in the day. The Skybridge was a welcome break. #Dredd and I enjoyed that little field trip. I am thinking we need to do this quarterly and next time it just needs to be AMRAP.

  • January 8, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I agree with quarterly. Much more tame than the 2x week Fishwrap proposed for the original #Muthaship workout. #GetRight

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