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Combining Sports and dressing well

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Jun 18, 2014. 3 Replies

Hey all, just looking to get insights from fellow AOMers. I'm a pretty atheletic guy. I play mutiple sports and visit the gym a lot etc. I also have a thing for dressing well and taking care of my…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son Feb 9, 2013. 2 Replies

I was wondering if you fine fellas could give me any ideas to open up my networking options.I know a lot of people out there in the states rely upon their allumni network(which is a great thing) but…Continue

Office ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael1359 Jun 2, 2013. 47 Replies

Good morning Gentlemen and Ladies, I have been working from home for a few years and I just received a promtion that will require me to go back into the office full time. I'm looking for ideas…Continue

RIP Sgt Daniel Metcalfe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Tucker Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

I know there are many on here in the military or from military backgrounds. Even if your not, this one hit home personally. My wife's cousin Sgt 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe killed in action over the…Continue


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" Second to Kill a Mockingbird, even better to read the book and discuss.   With the way things are at the moment around the country, we could do with a mass viewing of this film I believe"
Jun 12, 2015
Adrian Miranda replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Combining Sports and dressing well
"I think it might be better to keep the two styles seperate, sneakers and sweat pants in an environment that expects shirt and tie sounds like a poor choice.  If you can maybe get to work a little earlier so you may be able to leave a little…"
Jun 18, 2014
Pope John replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Combining Sports and dressing well
"If you need to look sharp in your work, then I cant figure any other way to spice it up with sportiness than the shoes. Or you can try a sporty watch, like Casio G-shock. But why would you even want to combine the sport and office look in the first…"
Jun 18, 2014
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Combining Sports and dressing well

Hey all, just looking to get insights from fellow AOMers. I'm a pretty atheletic guy. I play mutiple sports and visit the gym a lot etc. I also have a thing for dressing well and taking care of my appearance.One thing I still struggle with is combining these two parts of my life together in one cohesive look. Does anyone have a ideas or examples of how they dress while getting to and from these activities without looking like I'm still running late to a 6th grade soccer practice etc. I wear a…See More
Jun 17, 2014
Ari White replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I keep a full-size spiral-bound notebook at my shop. Everything that could be forgotten goes in there, from serial numbers on the machine I'm going to look up on the computer to who just called. I don't carry it out of the shop, though."
Feb 5, 2014
Basic Inventory replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"There are so many out there these days it's hard to choose. I have a Best Made notebook. It's okay. but I want something that opens up flat so it is easy to write near the binding. I was thinking of trying a Field Notes notebook."
Feb 3, 2014
Darrell Phipps replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I'm a fan of Field Notes 3-pack notebooks. They hold-up nicely and fit perfectly into your back pocket. Field Notes on Amazon I had felt strange about carrying a notebook at first. Wasn't sure about pulling out a notebook at random times…"
Jan 30, 2014
Michael Kure replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I've been carrying a pocket notebook since I read the article on this website about pocket notebooks in August. It's a cheap one that I bought at Wal-Mart for $6 and it's lasted this long. It is starting to get beat up and warped…"
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"If / when necessary, I write notes on my smartphone. If it's something time-sensitive, I program it into my Google calendar with a reminder."
Dec 17, 2013
Tracy W. Saunders replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"As an electrician i carry one of the little notebooks that the electrical supply house hand out, the out 20 pages of note pads and the front and back have a couple of pages from the national electrical code that are most of all there…"
Dec 17, 2013

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1st milestone

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:55am 1 Comment

So I couldnt get a full workout in last time due to time restrictions caused by the wifes' work commitment so I just jumped in the pool.


Turns out I swam the furthest I have swam since I was a teenager!

I managed 32 lengths of the pool- which is about 800m or half a mile!!!!


Sounds so much better when you talk about it in those terms!!!

Week 1

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:48am 5 Comments


First week down and over with!!! haha-  Hasnt been that bad really.  I've actually enjoyed the training and I feel fantastic.


Still have slight knee pain and tenderness but I have decided thats a tight muscle issue that I'm trying to fix with stretching and Yoga daily instead of anything mechanical in the knee joint itself- ha famous last words!


Looks like my life in the forseeable future will revolve around the Y here-  as the snow is coming soon and…


Committed to a Triathlon

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:27pm 1 Comment

So it's silly time of the year again and over the weekend I decided to go ahead and commit to partaking in a sprint triathlon in May 2013.

Its silly because I dont have a bike yet and havent run a whole lot due to a painful knee and a twisted ankle.


I planned on writing a post every week or month to help keep me honest with the training



Today was day 1of a 22week journey,   Started with a 20 minute run and a 200yard…


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I admire your courage and gumption.  I selfishly plan to use your motivation to keep me on my workout routine!



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