Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

Posted: October 6, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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March 29th, 2008. This was a big day for me. This is the day I married my beautiful wife, Emily. This would turn out to be one of the happiest days of my life. However, this day has other meanings as well. This would be the day I would begin helping to find a cure for Diabetes. I have been involved in several charities and events in my time, but none mean as much to me as this one. This is definitely not a “Road Rage” topic, but hey, not all of them have been about rage right? And it has been a while since we have written anything at all, so just be happy we are still here. I know you missed us! HA.

On October 30th, 2010 my wife, son, and I will be headed to the Botanical Gardens in Huntsville to Step Out. This is put on by the American Diabetes Association. Step Out, Walk to Fight Diabetes. We are very excited about this since this is the first time we have become so involved in raising money and awareness for this disease.

No More Pricking!

Emily found out she was diabetic at the age of 14, and since has been insulin dependent. When I watch someone like her that has to inject themselves with insulin everyday and after every time they eat it makes me have a world of respect for what they go through. When they can do this everyday like it’s nothing, it gives me encouragement that I can go on each day and overcome my “problems”. Sometimes I forget how small my “problems” really are. When I get cut off in traffic, forget to stop for gas, don’t have enough money for a hamburger, or as ‘big’ as not being able to pay a bill on time. These things can really get someone (ME!) stressed out. Sometimes I have to step back and realize that there are people around us who are just lucky to be alive. They are happy that they are still living. Emily has had Diabetes for 10 years now, she is only 24 years old. The things that we will experience together as she battles this horrible disease are things that no one wants to talk about. On June 28th of 2009 my son was born. The joy of being a parent, words cannot describe. So far he is doing fine and no signs of Diabetes. But we will always wonder if that day will come, like it did for Emily at an early age. I don’t want to see him have to go through what his mother does.

No More Sticking!

So I’m asking for you to help us find a cure for this disease. For my wife so she can live a long healthy life, for my son to make sure he never has to worry about this, and for the millions of others who are diabetic, whether Type 1 or Type 2. One dollar at a time and one step at a time, we can find a cure.

I will try to take pictures and let everyone know how the walk goes. Or, you could just come with us!

Thank you for the time it took to read this. For whatever you want to give, money, time, or just a thought and a prayer. Thank you.

*If you would like to donate or sign up and walk with us, click here.

**For more information about Diabetes, click here.

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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has done it again. He has flipped out and gone crazy, again. His last rant to the media is about numerous things. Like why Asian players get a translator but Latin players don’t, why Latin America players are considered too old to sign if they are over 17 years old (load of bull) but U.S. kids are signed after their twenties when they get out of college, and how MLB doesn’t care about Latinos using steroids and does nothing to educate them from using.
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Everyday A Memory. RIP Brent

Posted: August 2, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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The year 2002 has some memories of mine that I have pushed back to the farthest part of my mind, trying to forget them, trying to hide them forever. I did a search for the year 2002 and for the most part, this was a tragic year. A wall street journal reporter is murdered in Pakistan, a woman is found guilty of drowning her 5 children (from the previous year), numerous car bombs kill hundreds all over the world, Snipers go on a tirade killing several from Alabama to DC. These are just a few of the hundreds of tragic headlines from that year. One of the only happy headlines I found was about the Pennsylvania Miners who were rescued after spending 77 hours in a flooded mine shaft. But of all the headlines I found, one sticks out to me the most, only one can make my stomach turn knots, only one can ruin my whole day.
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Antoine Dodson. Antoine the hero. A name to remember. Someone you should be paying homage to. Don’t cross Antoine. Antoine does the impossible. Antoine goes viral. These are just a few of the about 1,480,000 titles you will have pop up on your screen in a result of searching for “Antoine Dodson” on Google. Unless you have been living under a rock, or just got your internet hooked up today and haven’t signed up for Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Yahoo, or any other Social Media, you know who Antoine Dodson is. You especially know who he is if you are from the North Alabama area, thanks to our wonderful local news. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Your Attitude Problem?

Posted: July 29, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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“Here is a little song I wrote,
You might want to sing it note for note,
Don’t worry, be happy.
In every life we have some trouble,
When you worry you make it double,
Don’t worry, be happy…….

Cause when you worry
Your face will frown,
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy.”
-Bobby McFerrin

What kind of attitude did you wake up with today? Were you in a bad mood from the start? Did you wake up happy that you were alive? Or, did you just wake up and not really think about it, getting ready for another busy day of the same old routine? Read the rest of this entry »


Jack Roush at the controls of one of his aircraft - Credit Bob Margolis/Yahoo Sports

On Tuesday, NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Jack Roush was seriously injured in a plane crash while attempting to land his aircraft on a runway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Witnesses to the crash said it appeared that the engines had stalled shortly before reaching the ground and sending the airplane into a cartwheel, then breaking a wing and the tail-section off.  As of last report, Roush was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Road Rage With A&A is a Family Place and Will Continue to Be

Posted: July 25, 2010 by Adrian Sanders in Other

We here at Road Rage with A&A would like to remind everyone that reads and comments on our blogs that we are a family friendly place.  We may use this place to gripe and complain but we refuse to let it go down the gutter with the talk.  We have a wide array of readers from children to grandmothers, so we would appreciate it if you would do your part by helping to keep this place a family friendly environment.

So with that said, to the person who decided to write 5 different posts not only personally attacking Adam and I, but also attacking other people who commented, you are no longer welcome here.  It is obvious that you are some spineless individual just trolling around trying to get a rise out of everyone, well that wont work here.  We will not be replying to your childish comments and you should be ashamed the way you talked in these posts.  So, continue to make fake yahoo email addresses all you want, because your IP address has been flagged and you will not get any of your comments approved.

Thanks and enjoy your reading here at Road Rage with A&A.


Have you ever had a friend that is always there for you? No matter how you treat them or talk to them, they are still your best friend. They are always willing to listen to your problems, take on your burdens and they never ask for much in return. I have a friend like that. His name is Ace and he has four legs. Adopting a dog has by far been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I must admit that in the beginning I was a little skeptical on whether or not I should have done this. I have definitely cleaned up my fair share of puke, poop and things where I wasn’t quite sure which end it came out of. But in the end, it was all worth it. I have a best friend for life. Read the rest of this entry »


espn.com

“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.”

-Rascal Flatts “My Wish”

As I sit down on the couch, snacks in hand, getting ready to get caught up on the latest sports action, I flip the TV channel to ESPN. Top plays of the week are coming on, one of my favorite parts of the show. After I get my daily dose of “Man Medicine” I decide it’s time to hit the hay, been a long day. When I start to turn off the TV something catches my attention, so I decide to stick around through the commercial break and see what this is all about. Now ESPN is supposed to make you happy, excited, and even mad sometimes, it isn’t supposed to make you sad. It isn’t supposed to make a tear run down your cheek. Read the rest of this entry »

Friendship

Posted: July 19, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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Friendship. What is friendship? Today I asked myself this question. According to the dictionary there are several definitions of a friend. Here are just a few:
1. A friend is a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
2. A person who gives assistance; patron; supporter
3. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

Everyone needs a friend. A close friend you can talk to about the problems you are facing. Someone who will be there for you when you feel you have hit rock bottom. If you don’t have someone you can call a friend, that is there for you in times like these, I’m sorry. I don’t know the correct method for “picking” a friend, but you should definitely do what it takes to have one. Isocrates said, “Be gracious to all men, but choose the best to be your friends.”
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