On Sunday March 24th I will be attempting to summit the highest landmark in Seattle, the Columbia Tower.
The Big Climb is 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps , 788 feet and, since I am a pretty big guy who prefers elevators to stairs I dont suspect this will be easy.
It is lots easier than beating Leukemia and Lymphoma however and the guy I'm climbing with is a young man who has done that.
I went flying with Nick in a Leer Jet a few years back when the prognosis for him was not so great. Thanks to lots of hard work, great medical care and advances in research Nick is now fourteen and doing great. I am sure he's going to kick my butt on the climb.
I am honored to be a member of "Nick's Flight Crew". That's the name of our team. I will be bringing up the rear most likely but I WILL be seeing Nick and the rest of my teammates at the top of the tower !
If you would like to help root me on and , more important, help fund the research that has made it possible for people like Nick to beat Leukemia, you can do so by donating any amount small or large.
To do so just go to www.bigclimb.org hit the "donate" button and search for me by my legal name, Joel Bryant .
Check out this video of some of my VERY LIMITED training.
Thank You in advance to taking the time to read this and I will give a full report on Monday the 25th if my legs still work well enough to lift me out of bed !
Last week we were talking about how to get rid of clutter, and found a story suggesting that the best way is to get rid of 10 things a day for a year.
I got rid of 10 things last week and it's time to get rid of 10 more!
Wanna check what I'm giving away to see if you want them?
Here's a gallery of today's junk (as everyone else refers to my stuff)
Thru the years I have had many jobs and consider myself a bit of a Jack of all Trades. I know a little bit about lots of stuff but I dont know lots about anything.
I have sold Real Estate, worked in a record store, been a Barista, managed gas stations and car washes, sold stuff door to door, and even done some work as an Ordained Minister. Of course I have also held down a radio gig for a few years now.
But when I think back I guess you could say my first job was bagging groceries in my Grandaddy Bryants grocery store when I would visit him in Mississippi.
From the time I could first reach the counter I would sack groceries and he would pay me in firecrackers and candy bars. I took pride in my work and was actually pretty good AND pretty darn fast...which brings us to my meeting with Andrew Borracchini the nations fastest grocery bagger.
Andrew just won the Grocery Bagging National Championships in Las Vegas and he came into the studio to challenge myself and Luciana, who also says she is quick to bag her own, to a bag off. Who do you think won?
Watch this video to find out and also be sure to check out Andrew at the Metropolitan Market in West Seattle and later this month on David Letterman.