Phil

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from Lakeville, MN

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    • A few things have happened...

      1 week ago

      Phil

      My last journal entry here was two years ago. I talked about getting my dog Zoey, my weight (215, lol) and my job at 3M. As you can imagine, a lot has changed since then. I can’t cover it all, but I can update those things.


      I now have a second dog named Baloo. He and Zoey are buds. I spent 3 on contract at 3M and then my whole team was let go when my boss retired. Now I’m working in marketing for an awesome company that makes bikes. It’s a blast. And now I weigh around 230 lbs. So there’s that.


      We bought our first house. Yay.


      Did I mention we’re having a kid? Yeah, crazy I know. Baby boy is due on Christmas Day. 


      So that’s my life now. I’m really thankful. How are you?

    • 8 Years...

      2 years ago

      Phil

      Happy birthday Achievement Hunter!


      I joined this community because of AH, and I've been a huge fan ever since. It's been great to see the team grow and evolve over the years. I miss the days when I actually played along with you all. But I still love watching when I can. Keep up the great work!


      Cheers!

    • The Amazing Race

      2 years ago

      Phil

      I really like this show! Always wanted to be on it. So you can imagine I was even more excited to see that Burnie and Ashley are going to be on it. Unfortunately, I don't have a regular TV antenna, so I have to find it online somewhere. Can anyone help me with this? And is anyone else going to be watching? How do you think they will do?


      I'm excited.

    • 2 years ago

      Phil
    • January 2016 Update

      2 years ago

      Phil

      Had a bit of extra time today, so I thought I'd drop by.


      Whenever I have time to write here I feel like there isn't much point in writing an update. It's like there aren't any big important things to share, but there are also too many little things to get through. So I'll just do my best.


      I got a dog! My wife and I adopted a cute, 10-month-old Bichon/Poodle mix named Zoey, and she pretty much runs our lives now. But she is so fun that it's totally worth it. I'll add a picture of her soon.


      Christmas and New Years were fun. Spent a lot of time with friends and family, and took a week off to just relax and spend with my lovely wife.


      My job contract was extended. So I get to keep writing at 3M near St. Paul for at least another year. This is a huge blessing for us financially and the work has been really fun for me.


      I'm still working out. I really have been trying to focus on eating better and working out, but I haven't had much luck. Started at 215, went up to 220, got back down to 215 and it just keeps moving around there. But my wife has promised to go running with me regularly once spring comes, so I'm really looking forward to that. She is a great motivator for me. We also downloaded the Xbox Fitness game/app, and bought the P90X series. I really like how the Kinect tracks everything, and P90X still kicks my butt every time. I highly recommend it. If anyone here want to add me so that we can compete and compare, I'd love that.


      So that's where I'm at. Hope everyone here is doing well. I miss you all.


      Cheers!


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    • Buff Buddies

      3 years ago

      Phil

      This is a really great show idea, and I want to get involved. Since I got married in July, my life has gotten quite a bit busier. Besides the obvious daily grind, my evenings are usually filled with taking care of the house, visiting family, or spending time with my beautiful wife. So I haven't been able to get the gym as much as I used to. Combine that with a desk job and it's pretty easy to see why my body might be changing. I don't consider myself to be "out of shape", but I have started to feel a lot weaker. Slower. Laggy, if you will. And I hate it. So here are my goals:

      1. Lose the Tire

      Like I said, I'm not fat by any means. But I do have an annoying ring around my waist that's a little extra juicy.That means I have to eat better, sit straighter at work, and work out my core as much as possible without hurting my back. (I'm 6'4", so it's tough)

      2. No Boobs

      Besides my abs, this is the only other area of my body that has never looked good. I have a wide chest and a bad shoulder, so this will be a challenge. But again, eating better, sitting straight, and working out daily will help a lot.

      3. Don't Skip Leg Day

      I enjoy running, but I also have bad knees and ankles. I literally make cracking sounds with every step if I've been off my feet for too long. So I want to strengthen my legs by both running more, and focusing on squatting and balancing exercises.

      4. Carry My Wife with Ease

      This is a more personal goal and It's pretty straightforward. My wife is gorgeous and thin, and she deserves a man who can make her feel that way. So I want to have the overall body strength to carry her in my arms for at least five minutes without looking like I'm going to crap my pants. This will be the culmination of all of my training, so my whole body will need to be stronger to make this happen.

      So those are my big goals. It all comes down to one thing though, and that is this:

      5. Just Do It

      The biggest challenge for me is time and motivation. With how busy my life has become, the only time I'm really able to work out is early in the morning. So I need to get to the gym every weekday by 5 a.m. Every. Single. Weekday. I need to get to bed earlier, and get there sooner. This also pertains to keeping up here. I want to post an update about once a week. So help me stay motivated by commenting or tweeting me @Iceman4264, and join me with your own progress.

      So here is where I'm at now: 11/06/2015

      Weight: 215 lbs.

      Bench Press: 95 lbs. x 30

      Sit-ups: 30

      Run: 1 mile at 7 mph

      Curl: 15 lbs x 60

      Squat: 30 with no added weight

      So who else wants to be Buff Buddies?! :-D


    • New Site, New Life...

      3 years ago

      Phil

      Decided to drop by and check out the new site, and figured I'd drop a quick update.

      Basically, everything has changed. My last post talked about my job at Collegis. Well, about 3 days later they ended my contract, and I was left without a job for the next three months. Thankfully, I was picked up by another contracting company in Minneapolis and got a long-term contract working for 3M. With that taken care of I moved again into a two bedroom townhome in Lakeville, much closer to family and friends. Then I got married. No big deal.

      Just kidding. It was the greatest day of my life. :-D I'll post a few pictures later.

      We spent our honeymoon in southern Califonia thanks to a couple free plane tickets from my father-in-law. Again, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we had an amazing time.

      So much like this site, my life has changed a lot. I'm hoping to update this a lot more in the future, so look forward to that. Hope to hear from you all soon.

      Cheers!

      p.s. I'm not a sponsor anymore. :-(

    • Life is Changing

      4 years ago

      Phil

      It hit me the other day that only a small handful of you guys have actually heard about what I've had going on lately. To put it lightly, I've been a little busy. So here's a quick rundown.

      My family took in a homeless family and their adorable 4 pound puppy, Sparky. To accommodate them, I gave up my room and stayed with Taylor's family. What started as a one week act of charity turned into a two month trial that ended with our guests calling the police, calling us racists, accusing us of trying to steal their dog, and leaving us with a big mess, damaged finances, and a lot of pent-up anger. Needless to say it was not a great experience, but at least we tried. I have SO much more I could share about this, but I'll save it for another day.

      In the middle of all of that, I moved out. I'm now living with a bunch of friends from church at a house in Rosemount. I've been getting used to taking care of a lot more things on my own, but it's been a really great thing so far.

      I FINALLY quit my job at Target!

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      After 7 1/2 years working here, it felt SO good to be moving on.

      Then I got a new job! I'm now working as a contract copywriter for a company called Collegis Education. They do marketing support for colleges around the country, primarily Rasmussen. This is the view from the office...

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      With that lovely view comes a new MacBook Pro, a casual dress code, and a pay three times higher than what I made at Target. I'm loving it so far. And all of that has lead me to the most amazing thing yet...

      I got engaged!!! smiley12.gif

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      I popped the question on September 19th, exactly 14 months after our first date. Taylor said yes, and we've been in full-on wedding planning mode ever since. It's going really great so far, and we have all of the big stuff nailed down already. We even found a place to live. Our wedding will be on July 3rd next year. Right in-between Taylor's birthday (July 2nd) and Independence Day (July 4th). It's going to be a very fun week. smiley0.gif

      Besides all of that there have been a few other things going on. My older brother and sister-in-law welcomed their sixth child into the world a couple months ago, and my younger brother got married this last weekend.

      So as the title suggests, life is changing for me, in a lot of incredible ways. And it's never been better.

      In fact, it's been awesome.

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    • 4 years ago

      Phil
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  • Comments (627)

    • monopoly_j

      3 years ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • Laurin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Production Artist

      5 years ago

      Diggin' the new name, congrats! I said it before, I know, but I'm at my keyboard again and it's always like a different world compared to working on a mobile screen. Anyway, it feels "cleaner," doesn't it? :) smiley13.gif

      Btw, I don't know why, but whenever we see your name pop up on XBL, Chris & I go, "PHHHHIIIILLLLLL."
      only in a manlier tone, so it actually sounds a little more like, "PHHHHUUUUUULLLLLL."
      Just thought you might enjoy knowing.

      • Phil

        5 years ago

        Umm... "Oh hey, Laurin/Chris is online." Not nearly as exciting. smiley13.gif

      • Laurin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Production Artist

        5 years ago

        Oh gosh...haha. Well we make a good team ;) For a long time in Halo our gamertags were "HIS" & "HERS" x)

        I also wish I could have the ! in my name, but no biggy; I actually like the i in my name very much, but it frequently surprises people who are used to the e spelling.
        So, when Christopher and I aren't on together and it's just one of us, what do you say then? haha

      • Phil

        5 years ago

        Ha ha, maybe I should have changed it to that then. I noticed you're name change too. Too bad you couldn't use the ! like usual. I always thought that was cool. Whenever I see you guys online together I call you the love-birds. As in "Oh the love-birds are online." smiley13.gif

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      They would probably give you roosterteeth.com/phil because that guy hasn't been on in 8 years.

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        yeaup...just go with barb. haha. that's who changed mine.

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        no. not adam. barbara and someone else.

      • Phil

        5 years ago

        Cool, thanks!

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        I heard...adam and barbara.

      • Phil

        5 years ago

        Hmm, interesting. So who do I ask about getting that then? smiley13.gif

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      I tagged you in TonySki's journal, hopefully you get the notification.

    • monopoly_j

      5 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      6 years ago

      Thanks! smiley0.gif

    • HurriHam

      6 years ago

      oww its something to do with your site name..

    • Sean Tango

      6 years ago

      HEY NGF, Y U NO ON THIS SITE ANYMORE?

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      6 years ago

      Super belated... Happy New Year and Happy any other holidays you may have celebrated over the Holiday period to everyone on my friends list smiley0.gif

    • HurriHam

      6 years ago

      I noes have car

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      6 years ago

      Merry Christmas good sir that lives a few blocks away from me! Maybe you, Darin and I could get together and make an awesome Christmas card that involves sexiness and such.

      Anywho, have a good one and hope you have a blast!

    • monopoly_j

      6 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • jennacide FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the concert invite from like 3 months ago- I didn't ignore you, this is my first time logging on in like 6 months, so I totally missed it. smiley0.gif

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      A mate called me, he was confused thought she was blocked...

      Plus a few months ago she asked me for money.... Again

    • Jacob

      7 years ago

      so awesome.

    • Razzed

      7 years ago

      In reply to Iceman4264, #1:

      Cool. I can definitely make a post on the news feed. I won't be able to make it, though it sounds like a good time.

      I'll let people know to contact you if they have any questions about how to meet up.

    • Jacob

      7 years ago

      ill be seeing you on thursday.

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      I will not be able to come up on Thursday. Got exams!! I'll be up again the first weekend of October for sure...not really sure after that.

    • Jacob

      7 years ago

      for sure dude, i will go! send me the details whenever you get them

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      I'd love to go. I'm still going to school yes, but I'm only down in Mankato so it wouldn't be the worst drive in the world if I got a heads up.

    • lzyboy996

      7 years ago

      thanks man will do! smiley9.gif

    • lzyboy996

      7 years ago

      and im going to write about GoW3

    • lzyboy996

      7 years ago

      idk i just wanted to make sure to not work on a game that someone else is working on i just wanted to be safe

    • RealDeal211

      7 years ago

      Hey just a FYI, Since GameFly has very few copies (if at all) of Star Trek Legacy, I will be probably buying that game sometime next month (myb between Madden 12/Gears/FIFA 12). I'm just making sure you still have your copy and if there is anyone else who might need the achievements as I will need pretty much of all the online achievements for it. LMK, thanks!

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      7 years ago

      How's this?

    • Sean Tango

      7 years ago

      You should get back into community reviews.

    • teethree22

      7 years ago

      hey whats up iceman, thanks for inviting me to the community

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      7 years ago

      Totally don't have it anymore. The bigger the better by the way.

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      7 years ago

      So, generic AH avatar. Have a centre image?

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      YOU GET NOTHING!! Oh no it'll happen very soon. Epic amounts of shit will be shat!

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      7 years ago

      Possibly.

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      952-465-4402. We don't know what will happen if it rains. There are huts at the park we are going to and will be able to hang out there. Hopefully we can find something to cover the grills so we can get some food. Can't wait to see ya!

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      We'll have water and pop...can't bring beer to the park sadly.

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      Not sure...we got enough grilling stuff I think, maybe some snacks or something??

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      If you want to bring anything...feel free. We'll have some hotdogs, burgers and some poppers there grilling, we can always use more!

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      7 years ago

      Here you go.

    • Sean Tango

      7 years ago

      That is a good question. I need to figure out how to give this out. All I know is that I have to find out in 8 hours.

    • Sean Tango

      7 years ago

      I did it.
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      Post edited 7/25/11 1:44AM

    • iKramerv3

      7 years ago

      Can you tell me if I did any good?

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    • Sean Tango

      7 years ago

      It's fine. I don't think I'd ever get Skate 3. Thanks though.

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to Iceman4264, #1:

      That is four racks of ribs (two spare and two baby back) that I smoked yesterday. They are available at my establishment for the low price of your company. They were glorious!

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      I may be down for that dude. It just depends on what day, the end of the summer tends to get extremely busy for me. The next 3 weekends are freakin booked already!

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      They went really well! I get there, the drummer and guitarist are sitting there waiting to jam. I asked them what songs they knew, they instantly start playing Laid To Rest by Lamb Of God! The drummer is freaking tight as hell. We clicked really well. I'm in the band!

    • tonyski change is scary

      7 years ago

      it is. I've got links to the artists on the video's YT page

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      It is a band down in Mankato. Its looking like it will be a mix of Avenged Sevenfold and Nine Inch Nails. Which is fuckin ideal for me. Two of my favorite bands.

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to Iceman4264, #3:

      I thought about that actually...

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      There may be some other people coming, not 100% sure. We'll be doing a hangout at a hotel and bar on Friday, Grilling at a park on Saturday and probably a LAN game of classic Halo or something that night, and then Sunday check out of the hotel and go to a restaurant or two.

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      It should be happening the weekend of August 5th. Should be a blast!

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      7 years ago

      Wait wait...we've had a convo before! Okay now that's epic.

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