Balls or Brains?

[iDevice Link] <— 263,574

Conversation goes like this:

TE: <link sent>
Hydle: DUUUUUUUUMP! that is large. Real?
TE: Stupid???!!!!! Doesn’t take much talent to fall!!!!
Hydle: Lots of balls!
TE: No brain No pain!!!
Hydle: Large Kayock.

For a while I was watching in low def thinking it was faked… but reading into it and watching in HD i’m willing to claim this massive 189 foot waterfall kayak drop by Tyler Bradt a real success.

Don’t be scared to check out Dream Result and watch the trailer to the movie this ridiculous drop of Palouse Falls in Washington State appears in.

While we are at it, lets enjoy some of the most amazing waterfalls in the world.

[Angel Falls – Venezuela (2,647 ft)] <— 80,279
[Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe (354 ft)] <— 5,666 (Ad Driven)
[Iguazu Falls – South America (269 ft)] <— 16,989 (Ad Driven)

I don’t drink coffee – but…

Golf balls in the Mayonnaise jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and he had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar,
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.  He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly.  The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.  He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.  The students laughed.

‘Now,’ said the professor,   as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else –The small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first’, he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

‘Take care of the golf balls first.
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.’

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.
‘I’m glad you asked’.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

Opening Conestoga Golf Club in Mesquite

Today Tom Ericson and I opened a new course in Mesquite, Nevada.

Conestoga Golf Club, a Troon Golf course is nestled deep into the desert beauty of Mesquite, Nevada.  Located inside the Del Web retirement community called Sun City Mesquite … one may think this golf course may play easier then most due to the -um demographics… but Conestoga is in no way a retirement caliber course.

The 7200+ yard course rates a 74.9 and slopes in at 147 from the backs … needless to say – it kicked my ass.  Here are some photos for your enjoyment.