Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not "on deck", "popping" or "Juicing".

Photo: martitimes.blogspot.com
Since I have been training for ToughMudder SoCal #2 in July I decided to take inventory of what my body is in need of and what it tells me after some of my workouts (if you have not heard about ToughMudder click here). Now am not taking any anabolic stuff or steroids and any of that stuff, not like am a pro player making 6 figures or a competitive body builder. I mean if I wanted to take some of that stuff I wouldn't know where to look, and even the web is a pretty scary place to shop for that kind of stuff. BUT I have taken the occasional creatine, protein, and pre-workout pills.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Borrowed Blog: What You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints in California

A borrowed Blog: I follow these folks on Twitter and they have some good stuff predominately criminal defense but they do shed some light on some good topics. They are usually a god quick read and to the point. My take on it is that hopefully by reading these no I know would need to hire a criminal defense attorney, but we at the R. Rex Parris Law Firm have the chance to work with many people from all areas of the law and will be glad to refer you to a great criminal defense attorney.
What You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints in California By DUI Defense Attorney on February 23, 2012
Glendale police conduct a sobriety checkpoint at Gardena Ave.
and Los Feliz Rd. Saturday night, December 17, 2011.
(Photo by Mike Mullen)
A DUI checkpoint in Garden Grove nabbed 2 alleged drunk drivers last night and cited 10 other for license violations. In total, nearly 700 vehicles were pulled over. But as any Orange County DUI attorney will tell you, in order for any of the citations or arrests to hold up in court, the DUI checkpoints must adhere to strict rules.
First and foremost, any police department intent on putting up a DUI checkpoint needs to announce the location of the checkpoint in advance. Also, for a checkpoint to be considered legal, officers must adhere to a mathematical formula when selecting which motorists to investigate. For example, they must decide in advance that they are going to question every 3rd vehicle or 5th vehicle and then adhere to that random number.
Should your vehicle be selected, California law dictates that an officer can only conduct a brief investigation and look for signs of impairment. If a driver does not appear to be impaired they must be allowed to drive on without delay.
All DUI checkpoints must be clearly marked with hazard lights and marked police cars. It is also not legal for an officer to pull you over for turning around or trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint unless you violate a traffic law in doing so.
If you have been charged with a DUI as the result of a DUI checkpoint and you feel as though the checkpoint was not conducted in accordance with California law, it is imperative that you immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. The estimated costs for a DUI conviction far exceed $10,000.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Readers are Leaders: What are Listeners?

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I have been engrossed in reading lately. I just finished reading Vince Flynn's book American Assassin and am currently almost done with the audio version of his new book Kill Shot. (also they plan to make a movie based on Mitch Rapp character) I have always enjoyed reading and have started to make an effort to squeeze more time in to get a few books in each year. If you are not a reader start, pick something of interest, series help they have a way of pulling you in. My girlfriend has started reading a 12 book series and I look forward in getting the next book for her once she finished the one she is on. Or even if your into the whole self help books there is plenty good ones out there. Covey, Jim Collins, John Wooden, Ken Blanchard and John C. Maxwell all have a great books out there.

Now how can I squeeze in time to grab a book and remember to lug it around with me wherever I go? I use the unexpected times during my day to read or the drive to LA to listen to some Audio book, I have even tried to listen to them during some of my runs (not the best motivation but working out and listening to a good book at the same time is great)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Featured in "Lawyer Tech Review"

 Am a subscriber to "Lawyer Tech Review" it features attorneys that like to chat about tech and app that they enjoy using and that help them be more productive in their work life. This Friday my submissions were posted in the blast. See below on the small blurb from Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.
Feel Free to Subcribe to them they have some great stuff on there.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ToughMudder Update:"Average Joe's"

So I will be participating in ToughMudder Socal#2 in July in Running Springs, Ca. The name of my team is "Average Joe's" It will consist of a coworker i went to high school and college with and two other high school and college friends. (and a few others) but the door is still open for new members!! Let me know if you'd like to join us. It is a great event and it helps the Wounded Warrior Project.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Up band FAIL and Honey Bunches of Oats for Runners?

"The simple act of tracking activity increases activity 26%"

I had recently bragged on the Jawbone UP band and the concept is great and all but it has earned a FAIL stamp. I received my up band promptly after ordering and was easy to set up and easy to use. The idea of tracking my steps and for it to alarm me to get up from behind my Mac and get a cup of water or take a file over to someone (instead of having the interns do it on the next mail run) was great. My band worked flawlessly for about 2mo then it just stopped working. The Customer Service was great they shipped a replacement band to me quickly and I had another band in no time, but...... in no time did this band stop working (lasted a week). So I just decided to let them work out the kinks and ask for a refund and I received a check the other day and i will be using it towards the new Nike Fuel Band when it comes out.