Capture the Moments

Today, I was golfing with my Dad. Pretty much the only time I golf is with my Dad, which is typically 3 to 4 times a summer.

While I really enjoy the game (that I am not any good at), the time together is what makes golf so special. Today, we had the golf course to ourselves.

At the end of the round, I realized I don’t have any pictures of my Dad and I golfing together – except a group one we take on Father’s Day. And so today I asked, “Dad can we get a photo together? We don’t have any of us from golfing.

He smiled and Taa Daa …


Having these moments in time is priceless.

Today’s “TinkerProject” is a reminder to be grateful for time we get with the ones we love! Capture the moments in your memory to enjoy and cherish forever.

Tinkering brought me to LIVE FB Video

How does “Tinkering” impact you? You think differently once your mind is in the place of “Tinkering.” I’ve known about Live FaceBook Video discussions since the feature was activated by FaceBook. However, I never tried it. Today was Day 4 of my #TinkerProject and suddenly at 7:35pm I thought, “I should do a LIVE Video Chat in 25 minutes on FB.”

My first LIVE VIDEO FB Chat

My first LIVE VIDEO FB Chat

I didn’t know how and so quickly looked it up and announced it 15 minutes beforehand on FaceBook.

What happened? 34 people joined in the conversation. Over 15 minutes in and a phone call interrupted. Oops need to turn my phone into privacy mode to avoid calls. Lesson #1

Moments later, the Internet DROPS OUT and we lose the video chat.

I race downstairs start a new one and within minutes we are back to 34 people participating.

We ended up going 1 hour with 34 people!!! Awesome.

I didn’t know what I was getting into, except the excitement of trying. #TinkerProject.

Tinkering with a KipUp

This morning after I had just completed my workout, I was feeling energized and thought, “I wonder if I can do a Kip Up. It has been YEARS since I’ve successfully done one.”

The song that was blaring at the time had me rockin’ and so I turned to my trainer said, “Do you think I can do this?” He smirked and said, “50/50“.  When I popped up from the floor, the look on his face was priceless. I was just as surprised and ecstatic at the same time. I wish I had filmed it for my own memories.

…. and so I tried it again. While the Kip Up I do in the below video is not as pure of a Kip as the first (and definitely not to the same music), I was still happy. I started doing KipUps when I was very young break dancin’. To know I’m still doing them at 46 years old, especially after not being able to do them for several years, is a definite boost.

The irony? I attempted it purely to TRY – knowing full well the result may not be the outcome I wanted. The point was to go for it. And thus today’s Tinker Project is doing a KipUp.

What will you try today? What will be your TinkerProject?

P.S. Remember to visit my friend Jason Kotecki at to learn much more about #TinkerProject.