05/22/17 – 2017 AAPF Nationals

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

I’ll be there this weekend tying to be the AAPF USA Champion

for my age/weight/type of lift

2017 AAPF Nationals – May 26-28, 2017

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

Add if you can’t jog, at least start walking and stop parking your car as close to the store entrance as possible.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

Until the sun comes out again for you,

my umbrella is big enough for two.

Is your umbrella big enough for two?

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

I just finished reading this book again and found it fun to read and has a lot of good advice.

I hope you check out this book.

The Rest of Your Life is The Best of Your Life

by David Brown

 

By the way, David Brown was the husband of the famous Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan fame.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

Humans

You may not want to watch this if you don’t have an open mind regarding the place of humans in the cosmos. 

Humans (stylised as HUM∀NS) is a science fiction television series that debuted on 14 June 2015 on. Written by the British team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, the series explores the themes of artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing on the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the invention of anthropomorphic robots called “synths”. (Source Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

I think Pachelbel’s Cannon was the greatest music ever written.  You may not want to spend the 6 minutes and 18 seconds listening to it, but if you do it will transport you to heaven.

Cannon

By Pachelbel

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Friends

Do you support the efforts of your friends? 

73% – Yes

27% – No

How do you support the efforts of your friends?

40% – Encouragement

30% – Show up for events

18%  – Donations or purchases

12% – Other ways

Are you sometimes jealous of the successes and purchases of your friends?

59% – Never

35% – Sometimes

6% – Yes

THIS WEEK’S POLL –  Intelligent Life

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Stonehenge

Photo by Wm. Allen

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft. high, 6 ft. 11 in. wide and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.

One of the most famous landmarks in the UK, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another five hundred years. (Source: Wikipedia)

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown and David Brown, New York City, 1963

Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012) was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

At the age of 90, Brown died at the McKeen Pavilion at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization.

Hearst Publications said, “Helen was one of the world’s most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism – and beyond.”

Entertainment Weekly said that “Gurley Brown will be remembered for her impact on the publishing industry, her contributions to the culture at large, and sly quips like her famous line: ‘Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.'”

Then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a statement said, “Today New York City lost a pioneer who reshaped not only the entire media industry, but the nation’s culture. She was a role model for the millions of women whose private thoughts, wonders and dreams she addressed so brilliantly in print.”

Brown, and her husband David, who died in 2010, were buried in late November 2012 in adjacent graves at Sisco Cemetery, her maternal family cemetery, in Carroll County, Arkansas. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

To leave a comment, just click on the box in the side bar which will take you directly to the comment box.

My thanks to Darlene & Georgia, for commenting on last week’s post. All you have to do is just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click the “Post Comment” box.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Carol, Darlene, Debra & Jeffery, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Ogden & Rhapsody Boheme & The Godly Chic Diaries, who started following my blog and my thanks to  Eva, Mary Ann & Yvonne, who liked  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

20 thoughts on “05/22/17 – 2017 AAPF Nationals

    • Thank you Georgia for commenting. The Canon is unique. I’m not surprised that you like it. I’m hoping to expose the Cannon to someone who has never heard it or paid attention to it–and it everyone is familiar with it, so much the better 🙂

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  1. Auto correct changed the name of the competition – sorry! You just need to find an ASPf competition to make my comment correct and all will be well

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    • Auto Correct sometimes has a weird sense of humor, so changing AAPF to ASPF isn’t so bad. I did an internet search on ASPF and found “Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation”. I guess that is sort of close to Amateur American Powerlifting Federation 🙂

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    • I am certain Christy that you will see Stonehenge along with many of the other marvels of the world.

      I started lifting weights when I was 15. Years later a shoulder injury forced me out of competition.

      In 2015, Art talked me into coming back on being on his team. It was one of the best things anyone ever did for me.

      Thank you for asking about the weightlifting

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      • Great to hear about your weightlifting experiences, Wm. I think it’s very cool that you’ve gotten back into it. Have you written any posts on your return to the sport and the uplifting effects on your life? Just a thought 😉 Thanks for the nice words about getting to Stonehenge one day

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      • Thank you Christy. Usually I don’t say too much about myself (at least I hope not) unless it is in the context of appreciating others for their efforts on my behalf. For instance, I may mention on Monday that I was in a 5K race today. It is so enjoyable seeing everyone turn out for a race and for most of us the only race taking place is against our prior times 🙂

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