Random update on my life

First and foremost I’ve been talking to this awesome girl that I work with. She started a bit after me and we just hit it off perfectly. We’re trying to keep it hidden for a bit. She doesn’t want it to affect work. She’s new and nobody knows her. Everybody at work knows my ex too so that makes things a little weird. But we spent all weekend together. I adore her. She brings out a side to me nobody else has. I get super affectionate and just want to do everything for her. It’s cool.

In jiu jitsu I’ve been slacking a bit these past couple weeks because I’ve been hanging out with the lady but we’re going to slow it down and I’m going to start hitting the gym hard. I have a couple big tournaments coming up so I need to be prepared. I always place at them and need to keep that up. But I’m confident that I’ll do well but I’m just not happy with myself. I have so much work to do and things to clean up. Everybody thinks highly of my game but I think I’ve been playing bottom too much. I need to open up, play top, and get more aggressive. I want to be a beast. I have two more weeks for naga and about 6 before ibjjf. It’s time to work like I never have before.

It helps knowing that the lady is going to go watch me. I will not lose in front of her.

Butterfly sweep to side control like a boss

I need to get back out there and test myself


You met me at a very strange time in my life.

(via daddielonglegs)

IBJJF Tournament in September

It’ll be my first big tournament. I’ve done a bunch of local ones and a NAGA but I finally get the chance to play with the big boys.

The problem is the smallest division is 127 pounds with gi. I’m around 142 right now. If I can drop 10 pounds from now till then I’ll be good. I think I can make it. I can cut a solid 8 pounds no problem the day before. I just have bad eating habits and am not ready to clean up my diet. Oh well. No better time to start than now. I’ll cut down on the beer and start making my lunches. See how that affects me. 

My game is getting good. Diego Brandao has been coaching us lately now that our coach left. Today was my first day with him really watching me and I think I impressed him. Nobody passed my guard, took peoples’ back at least 5 times, and got three submissions.

I’m excited for the changes at our gym and the new coaches. I’m going to train really hard these next couple months. I’m hungry. I feel good now but it’s not enough. I want that gold and I’ll need to really be at the top of my game to get it. 

Puppy enjoyed looking at the animals in the zoo

Scary little shit

Thank God I have the job that I do

I just got in to a pretty messy money situation. $1,200 for tuition, $1,000 for traffic tickets, student loans, jiu jitsu bills.

All taken care of. Damn it feels good to have the ability to take care of that so easily.


Paint in Oil




I was at that HEB yesterday and saw that. So funny. Somebody had to get that approved, go find all the stuff, print out the pictures, laminate them, and put prices. Well done

I can’t drink anything from a bottle without blowing and making it “toot”

(via takhomasac)

Mexican ducks … Get it. It’s because they have a bunch of kids

#ducks  #lol  

Got beat up today. Diego Brandao in the background. He kicked my ass.

#ufc  #bjj  

Damn good weekend

Twas fun. Found a good new place to watch fights. Got some stuff for a future trip. It was nice to have the day off today and still get paid for it. Open mat was tough though. All the high level dudes came in and gave me a bunch of trouble. I did get to roll with a UFC fighter. He destroyed me. Didn’t even have to try. His grips were ridiculous. It’s good to get beat by a bunch of people, makes me hungry to get better.