Is Jlo desperate for fans?

Like most guys, I’m all for beautiful women looking great it very revealing clothing, but I can’t believe that Jennifer Lopez actually made this video and released it to the world. I mean Miley Cyrus I get, even though her wrecking ball video was criticized all over the web, because she’s young and needs the publicity but really?! Jlo is going to drench herself in water and oil while wearing a small one piece singing a song about her booty and where the word ‘booty’ is mentioned 37 times!?

My only question for Jlo is, what bet did you lose? 

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24 hours in Napa Valley

As part of Mrs Turny and I’s mini-moon in San Francisco, we rented a 2014 Mustang convertible and drove north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Napa Valley! See, I had origianlly told Mrs Turny that we would be doing some wine tasting in Kelowna, BC during our mini-moon. So, since I changed the location, I thought it would at least be good of me to keep part of the original plan in tact.

I planned on diving up to Napa one day, hitting up as many wineries as possible, spending the night, and then driving back the next day to capture more of that San Francisco greatness…

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Mini Mooning in San Francisco

On August 15, 2014 I married my best friend and the love of my life. Many of you may know her as @MrsTurny and if you know us at all, you know we like to surprise each other. So, when it came time to book a mini-moon for the 5 days after our wedding, I took the opportunity as a surprise challenge!

You see, Mrs Turny is a teacher and has the whole summer off. Naturally you’d think she has a ton of time to get shit planned and done for the wedding. Ya, not the case. We had a crazy summer and needed a get away after the wedding. So, we decided way ahead of time that because of the cost of the wedding, and short amount of time we had between the wedding and her going back to work, that we would jump in the car and drive to Kelowna for a few days of wine and relaxation. She loved the idea and didn’t think about it again until the day after the wedding. Perfect. 

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Salmon fishing in Bamfield, BC

In my last post, I shared about Paul, Dan and I’s West Coast Trail five day adventure. In that post, I mention that our original plan for completing the trail was six days but that we finished it in five. With an extra evening and day to do whatever we wanted to do, we headed into the town of Bamfield for some pub food and pints.

After a couple of well deserved hours at the Bamfield Pub, we asked the bartender if she knows of anyone that might be available to take us fishing the following day. Her immediate response was “Yup, give me one second” and she waived down a guy sitting in the corner of the pub. Fifteen minutes and $600 later, we were set to meet up with Captain Scott from the Hawkeye Marine Group at 6:30am for our half day chartered Salmon fishing trip! Guys week just got a whole lot better!

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Hiking the West Coast Trail

If you’ve ever hiked before than chances are you’ve heard about the West Coast Trail. It’s a trail that many talk about and have on their ‘to-do’ lists but not many actually complete.

This past August, my good friends Paul, Dan and myself hit the trail with a plan to finish it in six days. With luck on our side, and no rain, we ended up finishing the trail in amazing five days. Here’s a quick day-by-day photo tour of our experience on the trail.

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For the love of Star Wars

When it comes to Star Wars, Star Trek or any TV series that involves traveling through deep space to far off planets I was the kid (actually myself and my two brothers) that would watch every single episode religiously on Saturdays. So, when the Star Wars exhibit came to town, my good friend Rosvick (also a Star Wars nerd) and I snagged a few tickets and took an afternoon to step back in time. 

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The Ideal Protein Diet with real food

The last 6-8 months of my life have been pretty hectic. From family health problems to the wedding, travel, a new job and so many other things that have popped up, it’s been a very very busy few months. So busy in fact that I haven’t consistently (3-4 days per week) worked out in well over 5 months! That’s a really really long time for me as I’m usually the guy that keeps pretty regular hours at the gym.

All that being said, I still managed to lose a bit of weight (12 pounds) and keep it off during this crazy time. How you ask? Well, the short version of the story is that a friend of mine recently lost 40 pounds on the Ideal Protein Diet so I looked into it…

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Social media, a love/hate relationship

Social media has been a big part of my life for the better part of six years. It’s brought me great joy, landed me several side jobs/full time jobs and introduced me to incredible people that I would have otherwise never met. Social media is a large part of my day-to-day work and me understanding it pays the bills and puts food on the table for my family. My job, and the reason people hire me, is because I understand how it works and how to create a return on investment for companies that have no idea what to do on social media otherwise.

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Why I’m bringing the I’m a guy blog back from the dead

It’s been an interesting couple of years with the I’m a guy blog. From a simple single author opinion blog to a multi-author blog that every vehicle manufacturer wanted to be part of, this blog has seen a few different faces.

I’ve decided to resurrect the blog for the simple reason that I miss sharing my opinion. I miss the freedom it brings and the conversation it arises. That being said, what I don’t miss is, although it was really cool at the time, is organizing travel for multiple authors (except for me because my work/boss didn’t understand the value of sending me) to different places in North America because of all the sponsored trips.

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