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Exploring the world below with some great friends. @kamiarso @dkellz91
Exploring the world below with some great friends. @kamiarso @dkellz91
These both happened today. I would argue that the first picture is more important though. Beyond grateful for all the support and good fortune I’ve had in this endeavor.
These both happened today. I would argue that the first picture is more important though. Beyond grateful for all the support and good fortune I’ve had in this endeavor.
Here is me trying to look like a bandit in Baja California Sur while ATVing. In reality, I just look like an idiot who doesn’t know how to wear a bandana. You lose some you lose some.
Here is me trying to look like a bandit in Baja California Sur while ATVing. In reality, I just look like an idiot who doesn’t know how to wear a bandana. You lose some you lose some.
We have both been called cavemen for the past several years and this photo was candid. I guess people were right.
We have both been called cavemen for the past several years and this photo was candid. I guess people were right.
If you zoom in on my teeth, you can see little mint leaves from the twelve mojitos I just drank.
If you zoom in on my teeth, you can see little mint leaves from the twelve mojitos I just drank.
Bangkok part 1. Still debating on whether or not to release the most tame of part 2 to the public.
Bangkok part 1. Still debating on whether or not to release the most tame of part 2 to the public.
We still bleed blue and white...and were amazed by the amount of “We Are!(plural)” that we got in Thailand.
We still bleed blue and white...and were amazed by the amount of “We Are!(plural)” that we got in Thailand.
Me: Guys, whatever we end up doing at Full Moon, we just need to remember absolutely not to play in the fire. 
Also me: Hold my bucket.
Me: Guys, whatever we end up doing at Full Moon, we just need to remember absolutely not to play in the fire. Also me: Hold my bucket.
Brought my own guns to James Bond Island.
Brought my own guns to James Bond Island.
Hey everybody here’s some fun facts. The population in Thigh land is 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. Its chief exports are textiles, footwear, and rice.
Hey everybody here’s some fun facts. The population in Thigh land is 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. Its chief exports are textiles, footwear, and rice.
Not pictured: my foot stepping through the paper maché/styrofoam that this Buddha was made out of.
Not pictured: my foot stepping through the paper maché/styrofoam that this Buddha was made out of.
Kimhyebin Leeminhee
Kimhyebin Leeminhee
And we danced, and we (I) cried, and we laughed, and had a really, really, really good time at @springawakefest
And we danced, and we (I) cried, and we laughed, and had a really, really, really good time at @springawakefest
I had a conversation with a good friend today about what makes an instructor “good.” I wasn’t surprised to find out that we had similar opinions on this. The ability to communicate, diagnose, and demonstrate certain skills or concepts are no brainers, but what we really discovered was that the delivery of information within its context (and as an added bonus, possibly some real world experience) is what knocks it out of the park for us.  A picture is worth a thousand words (or maybe more if it captures a moment in time that better equips you to survive in life) and this picture represents one of those moments. Here, multiple students are able to drop the excitement of tactical fantasy band camp (thanks @sentinel_cncpts) and hone into the real world application and gravity of what we were learning due to the relatable and grounded delivery from @sagedynamics.  This is a serious post, but to lighten the tone, I will also mention that you don’t appreciate the weak ejection pattern of the comped handgun next to you until the RMR on it fails, he switches to his backup gun and that healthy ejection tosses hot brass down your holster and cooks off your right nut. That wasn’t chill @rjbrotz - but the ET nonsense was worse.
I had a conversation with a good friend today about what makes an instructor “good.” I wasn’t surprised to find out that we had similar opinions on this. The ability to communicate, diagnose, and demonstrate certain skills or concepts are no brainers, but what we really discovered was that the delivery of information within its context (and as an added bonus, possibly some real world experience) is what knocks it out of the park for us. A picture is worth a thousand words (or maybe more if it captures a moment in time that better equips you to survive in life) and this picture represents one of those moments. Here, multiple students are able to drop the excitement of tactical fantasy band camp (thanks @sentinel_cncpts) and hone into the real world application and gravity of what we were learning due to the relatable and grounded delivery from @sagedynamics. This is a serious post, but to lighten the tone, I will also mention that you don’t appreciate the weak ejection pattern of the comped handgun next to you until the RMR on it fails, he switches to his backup gun and that healthy ejection tosses hot brass down your holster and cooks off your right nut. That wasn’t chill @rjbrotz - but the ET nonsense was worse.
Learning stuff and things about red dots and using them to save your life and the lives of others. @sagedynamics has all the knowledge to share and I can guarantee he will find a way to make it click for you. Get dotted and get learned. @agencyarms
Learning stuff and things about red dots and using them to save your life and the lives of others. @sagedynamics has all the knowledge to share and I can guarantee he will find a way to make it click for you. Get dotted and get learned. @agencyarms
16 day countdown to #SAMF who else is going? @springawakefest
16 day countdown to #SAMF  who else is going? @springawakefest
Here is the real “Congratulations on graduating post” for my sister @jennaman8 .  Besides doing great in school and being first author on your research paper, I want to use these pics to point out the obvious fact that you are way better than me. In the first pic, my dog, who I spend all day and all night with, getting up several times throughout the night to take her outside spends one day with you and already likes you more than me. Dogs are the best judges of character and Riley isn’t wrong. In the second pic, Dean Brady was super excited to see you and didn’t give a 💩 about seeing me (ok, that might be because I dropped his class though). Either way, way to go, it’s only the beginning for you - you are the most genuine and empathetic person I know and I strive to learn by your example so that I may, one day, be as good of a person as you are today.
Here is the real “Congratulations on graduating post” for my sister @jennaman8 . Besides doing great in school and being first author on your research paper, I want to use these pics to point out the obvious fact that you are way better than me. In the first pic, my dog, who I spend all day and all night with, getting up several times throughout the night to take her outside spends one day with you and already likes you more than me. Dogs are the best judges of character and Riley isn’t wrong. In the second pic, Dean Brady was super excited to see you and didn’t give a 💩 about seeing me (ok, that might be because I dropped his class though). Either way, way to go, it’s only the beginning for you - you are the most genuine and empathetic person I know and I strive to learn by your example so that I may, one day, be as good of a person as you are today.
Is it a coincidence that Riley and I look the same after a night out in State College?
Is it a coincidence that Riley and I look the same after a night out in State College?