28 June 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:
  • I guess I appreciate the thought and all, but Ron Artest is a nut job. He will soon be known as "Metta World Peace" because that is what he is legally changing his name to be. His jersey will likely read "World Peace."

Things that surprised me:

24 June 2011

Fist Pump Friday

This is how my Friday feels:

If you've never seen this video, it's so entertaining.

Happy weekend!

23 June 2011

Woman of the Week: Lucy Stone


Lucy along with one other classmate were the only two females in a class at Oberlin College. After sitting through multiple debates between their male colleagues Lucy decided that she was there too to learn how to speak publicly and debate effectively.

She stormed down the stairs to the front of the room to give the professor a piece of her mind. Females debating was not allowed in Oberlin College. Though the professor eventually gave in and allowed the two females to debate each other, since a female debating a man was against school policy.

Lucy considered this her first argument win. Her professor finished the argument with words of advice, "Be ready for an uproar."

Lucy is a prime example of deciding to go for something and making it happen. She broke societal norms and for that we salute her!

Do you have a woman of the week? Let us know how she accomplished something or how she broke societal norms and we could feature her on our Woman Showcase.

21 June 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:
  • Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open on Sunday, beating Tiger Woods' US Open tournament scoring record by four strokes. Thank God. I can get behind this guy. (Dear Tiger, Professional golf will be just fine without you.)

Things I didn't like:

Things I was indifferent about:
  • The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to become this year's NHL champions. This, of course, resulted in a riot.

The riot resulted in this picture of a girl who was injured (by Rich Lam) that has since been made very famous. What timing!

Other than that - there's really not that much going on right now.

20 June 2011

Weekend Recap: Father's Day

We had an amazing weekend hanging out with our families. Dads and grandpas are so important to have in your life.

My dad has been there my entire life, he always kept me on the right track when it comes to life. He helped me with my school projects a lot, in third grade he helped me build a car out of a cereal box and as weird of a memory that is, it is one of my favorites. He also took me to school most days when I overslept and missed the bus, but during the summers he took the family to the lake for some much needed jet skiing or wake boarding.

My grandfather has also been there my entire life. He used to take me to feed and ride the horses at the corral by our house. He taught me how to check my oil and change a flat tire.

What are some of your favorite memories with your dad or grandpas?

17 June 2011

Fist Pump Friday

This week I have a band that is new to me: Miami Horror - Sometimes

Something old that I LOVED in my childhood: Paul Simon - You Can Call me Al

Have an awesome weekend!

15 June 2011

Crunches are Overrated.

As all of you know I love sharing things I find on Women's or Men's Health. Today I found an article about working your abs. It's great because it's four moves and none of them involve crunches.

Our trainer at Gold's Gym makes us do a huge variety of ab exercises first thing in the workout. It's definitely nice to get them out of the way and move on to the real workout.

Do you have any tips or tricks to get through your workout every day? Share them here or on our facebook wall.

Check out: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/standing-abs-workout for complete instructions on how to do each move.

14 June 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:
  • The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat at home during game 6 of the NBA Finals Championship 105-95. The Heat win at home 90% of the time - glad Dallas could blow out that 10%.
  • Maybe LeBron is making excuses:

  • Hey LeBron! How's my Dirk taste?
  • "They" are saying this is the best goal of the MLS season so far this year. It's an awesome shot, but best goal? I don't have an opinion.

Things I didn't like:
  • The city of Dallas doesn't have the money to host a parade for the Mavericks, so Mark Cuban is paying for it. Local government fail.

The Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks are going to game 7 in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. I'm really indifferent as to who should win. Anyone have a strong opinion?

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13 June 2011

Weekend Recap: the Zoo & the Lake

We had a relaxing but yet packed weekend.

Saturday all the ladies went to the Zoo. There's nothing wrong with acting like a kid for a day, and what better place to do that than the zoo?! We experienced these amazing animals, fed giraffes and some of us rode a camel. My favorite part was the exhibit where you go into a habitat with 16 spider monkeys (Talladega Nights quotes are going through your head). One of the monkeys, Piper, almost stole my camera. No joke.

Sunday, we all piled into cars and headed for the lake! It was so nice to jump on a paddle board and hang out for the day. While the day was incredibly fun, by the end of the day a two hour paddle turned into six. We should have reapplied sunscreen 3 times, but only did it once. So, today in the office most of us are comparing shades of red. Thank goodness for aloe vera!

Let us know what you did this weekend and share pictures on our facebook wall.

10 June 2011

Fist Pump Friday

So I've been on vacation at the beach this week and wanted to reflect that mood. It's summer, it's beautiful out. Get out and enjoy some sun.

Something old:

Something older:

07 June 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:
  • The Heat beat the Mavericks bringing the series to 2-1. The Heat are a bunch of actors and it seems like the refs are encouraging it. It's amazing to me. LeBron or Wade can just whip their heads back at any given time like someone elbowed them (or looked at them wrong) and it pulls a foul call. It's amazing...and infuriating.
  • What a terrible person (and father).

Things that surprised me:
  • The Boston Bruins beat the Canucks 8-1 last night withthe most goals scored in a Stanley Cup final game since 1996 and only one goal short of the finals record (9 goals) set in 1936.
  • Jim Tressel resigned after an investigation started into Ohio State's player benefits. He basically knew players were taking deals, but didn't report it and because of that, no more of his famous sweater vests on the sidelines.

06 June 2011

Weekend Recap: Tim McGraw

This past weekend was definitely a lazy one. The highlight was the Tim McGraw concert Friday night.

Here at Bruonis we love all types of music including Country. We had a blast. Tim sang songs ranging from some of his first album to songs not even released yet. One thing I love about Tim too is that he has been doing this for 23 years and when you go to his concert there are men and women ranging from 7 to 50 years old. No matter the age everyone can be in the same place and have such a great time.