Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 - Stick a fork in it!


Been a long time since I have been able to drop a post in here. If you know who I am, then you know it has been one hell of a year. So many things have changed in my life that I struggle to find the time to post much on this blog anymore. I guess that means it is time for this adventure to come to an end.

It has been a great two years ranting, raving, and writing this blog. Thanks to all of you who checked in on occasion to see where the madness was taking me. Looking back over the last two years, I laugh at the journey life has been. From one end of the spectrum to another - things have changed drastically in the Land of Beef and No Regrets. I must say that I have made so many new friends over the last few years that I do not regret any actions I made along the way. At this point in my life, my time is consumed by my family and my job. It takes a miracle to free up any time to post on some of my personal favorite forums.

I hope all of you have had a fantastic year, and that the upcoming new year treats you well. If you need to find me, and know who I am - then you will know there are other ways to reach me should you feel the need to laugh at someone! Be safe, be happy, and always remember to smile!

Goodbye and Goodnight!

Zane aka "The Wiz"

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Aloha ~ Hello ~ and Holy Cow Batman!

So, this one is comin' at ya the same way it came at me - fast and non-stop! The past month has been one for the ages out here in the Land of Beef and Regrets. Let me begin dumping it on ya -
(In order of appearance) I got a promotion! I am moving to St. Louis to take over my new store and actually be in charge of people! Less than three days after this news, I received the greatest news I have ever had in my entire life......I am going to be a DAD!! That is correct, yours truly will be bringing a life into this world with the help new FIANCEE!! So short of naming him/her Cheese Nip (the soon to be wife won't let me) I am not sure how much more great news I can take at once!! On a not so great news note, I also found out my home was burglarized last Friday night while I was out of town. While that news was totally a downer, it doesn't even put the slightest damper on my life right now. Today I turned 28, and was able to find a place out here with Sarina (afore mentioned and newly annoited fiancee) to move into at the end of the month. Whew!! Alot going on at once, huh? You don't have to tell me that! I will check in as soon as possible, but as you can tell - there is a ton going on right now. Till next time, be safe-smile-and be happy!

The Wiz, The Wizette, and the soon to be Cheese Nip

PS-Love ya'll!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Yeah, it has been awhile....

Aloha and hello!

The Wiz comin' at ya finally in the New Year! Hope ya'll had safe and fun filled holidays since we last spoke. Things have been insane here. Work, as usual, is taking up the majority of my time and brain capacity. The social life is still rolling right along, with some new friends that I have met over the last few months. Even more importantly, yours truly is dating - exclusively! After having reconnected with an old friend late last year, we are dating and it is really wonderful. She is an amazing gal, and so much fun to be around. Our relationship may have been a long time coming (three years or so), but we finally got together on the same page and things are going swimmingly! Hard to believe that four years ago I really wasn't interested in a meaningful relationship, and now I cannot get enough of it! On a more serious and less mushy note, this relationship has really helped me to pull myself together and feel complete now a days. I can't thank her enough for waiting around for me, and for being willing to take a shot at this. Cheers to bright futures for us all, now drink!

Till next time......

"Ass to mouth is acceptable, in the heat of the moment." Clerks II

I don't know about that quote, lol!

The Wiz

Friday, December 29, 2006

Another year in the books!

Aloha and hello!

As we wrap up 2006, and begin looking ahead to the new year - I thought alot about this past year. I was so very lucky to experience so many great things over the past year. For all of you whom I met this year - thank you for being a part of my life. I really cannot tell you how many new and amazing people I was able to become friends with this year, and I am truly grateful for all that we experienced together. Good times out in Oregon with my fellow Goonies (as always), and of course I am looking forward to making the trip next year. Thanks Mike for the fishing trip again this year - couldnt ask for a better buddy! I think that this really was a breakout year for me. I am looking forward to next year with extremely high hopes and goals.

Instead of a monthly wrap up, I have decided to drop one last quote on ya'll that really sums up what this year was - and what I hope next year to be. With that being said, here ya go!

"My religion is to live and die without regret." - Milarepa

Guess that is it for 2006. Hope ya'll have a wonderfull and safe New Years Eve - and I will catch ya on the flipside!

With love and respect,

The Wiz

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Getting ready to wrap it up!

Well, looks like another year about to be in the books. Been one hell of a wild ride (as have the last two years) and as usual I didn't see hardly any of it comin'. I will get around to a "Year End Wrap Up" sometime in the next few weeks, but for now I just wanted to take a minute to pause and really think aloud about things. I guess the upcoming year will really bring new and amazing experiences with it. I have no doubt that some things from this year will spill over into the new year in both positive and negative ways. I am looking forward to 2007, and whatever it may drag along with it. Cheers!!!

Wishing each and everyone of you an exciting new year,

The Wiz

Friday, November 03, 2006

Starting with a Blank Slate

I have come to the conclusion that "moving on" is the most cliched saying out there. But, what it means hold so true that it cannot be described any other way. How has everyone been? Its been a wild couple of months around here, with alot of things changing. For the most part, things have really changed for the better. I think that its been awhile, but I can say that I am a pretty happy person now a days. Things that have been on my mind for ages have finally been dealt with. Fears have been faced, and answers have been revealed. I guess it was a good idea to step back from everyone and everything to take some time to look at my life. As of now, the time was well spent. I was really able to figure out some stuff, look past some things, and......move on. Been an uphill battle to say the least, but it feels good to be back on some solid ground. I will be taking off next week for Cannon Beach, Oregon - probably one of the most serene places in the United States. Going there with the thought of really wrapping up these past few months of soul searching. I am looking forward to coming back and applying all that I have learned to make everyday a better one. Thanks to those of you whom helped. Whether you know who you are or not, I truly appreciate all that has transpired. Catch up on here later!

Chin up, eyes on the prize~

The Wiz

Ps - Good to see you Mrs. Data! Miss your blog though, I am in gossip withdraw!

Monday, September 18, 2006

It's all about starting over.

Aloha ya'll!

So, after a very long time behind the wheel of my favorite (and only for that matter) ride - I really got alot of thinking done about things. I think that I have been overthinking things way too much. Been so involved in my own head, that I really have not been paying attention to life as it is going by. I know that I tend to do that, but never as bad as I have recently. Its like I thought I should be down about things, and then I really did start becoming down about things. Not really happy with how that is working out, so its off to form a new mindset.

Do ya ever just wish you were an animal or something? I mean seriously, how hard could life be for some ducks? Gotta be a good life strutting around a pond for the day, right?

Anyways, I am starting back at square one since the other path I have taken didn't really do my head any favors. Things have changed alot over the last few weeks (or maybe its been a month now), and I really am headed in a different direction......again. I will keep ya'll posted as to how things are working out. This time around, I am starting off with a smile - and plan on keeping that sly grin plastered on my face for the long run. Going to be an interesting couple of months ahead, and I will post as much here as I want to be public knowledge. The rest will get Z Rated and maybe get released in the unedited version on DVD?!?!? Ya never know, do ya????

Adios, take care, and give someone speacial to you a hug~

The Wiz

"The trouble is that you think you have time. " Jack Kornfield