Oct 252013
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Justin is one of a kind

Justin, my hotheaded young compatriot here at Coots has a lot on his plate. Being a stay at home dad is no picnic but it does add to the pressure for a fiction writer, blogger and musician. Society and Justin’s wife demand that he reign in his natural cantankerous nature to provide the warm nurture that his children need. Its a lot of pressure for a Coot.  But don’t worry, Justin has a way to let off steam and release his creative juices as well. He is a modest lad (we have to work on that here at Coots before he introduces too much of his softer side into the blog). You won’t find him tooting his horn even though he is a musical virtuoso. When life gets too hectic, he retreats to his mancave and takes up his kettlebells.

A Genuine Renaissance Man

Granted they are an odd instrument but perfectly suited to a man who can skin a cat, change a diaper and then debug WordPress code on his break. Yes, Coot in training Justin is one of a kind. You wouldn’t know this from his folksy blog posts but the real Justin is beginning to surface here at Coots. Scratch that amiable exterior and you will find a growing cantankerosity.

Let that talent out from under the bushel.

Being such a modest, low-key kind of guy, normally he is secretive about his kettlebell playing, He doesn’t want to embarrass those with lesser talents. But recently I was able to capture snippets of the otherworldly beauty of his playing on the sly. It seems only right to share his talent here at Coots even though it does reveal a softer side that is out of character.  So at the risk of exposing my own softer side, I feel compelled to reveal Justin – the master virtuoso of the kettlebells.

The sounds of Justin

Usually when he starts, he needs to let off some steam something this.

Then he will work into the more mellow music

and quickly transition to something even moremellow

Occasionally he will be reminded of something stressful and work it out likethis

but eventually he gets his groove mellow.

Show him how much you appreciate his talents.

Right now, I think he is in some kind of funk over a WordPress problem so I am sure that you would find him back at the mancave with his kettlebells right now. Leave him a message of encouragement at Coots or back at his home turf.

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Ralph is the inspiration for Cantankerous Old Coots and is our Grand Duke of Cantankerousness

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  7 Responses to “The Sound of Kettlebells in the Morning”

  1. I feel that my mentor Ralph here is mistaken. The only music that comes from a kettlebell is the thud when it hits the floor. Usually there is a fair amount of grunting and sweating involved. You see Kettlebells are an exercise tool See the picture on the left sidebar to understand a bit more. Ralph seems to have secret ways to observe and I just am not going to be able to hold back rants on that. On the other hand, Thanks for the kind words, I have to finish this web problem and I will get the cameras on at his house.
    Thanks Ralph

  2. Like I said, Justin is a modest lad. He needs a lot of work.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..Sunday Funnies – Something to do with your treadmill =-.

  3. Ralph, you are definitely cantankerous. Unfortunatley, the audio clips didn’t work for me. Damn technology. This is America!
    .-= Carlos Velez´s last blog ..How I Got Darren Rowse, ProBlogger, To Record A Video Message For The Pre-Writing Challenge =-.

  4. Bwahahahahaha!! The sound clips work fine on my good computer. Ha! Ralph, that’s hilarious. How does Justin put up with you?
    .-= Carlos Velez´s last blog ..How I Got Darren Rowse, ProBlogger, To Record A Video Message For The Pre-Writing Challenge =-.

  5. What more could you ask. Wake up to the soothing music of kettlebells in the morning.

  6. Quelle Horor! The links are broken.

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