Jacky, Madi, Michael, and Lancing

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Week of September 11, 2011

September 11
‎--------------------- September 11, 2001 ------------------------

----------------------Love and Respect---------------------------
September 12
Good morning world!

More Pre-Dubbing in the lovely city of Burbank, Ca. today! This film is coming along quite nicely. Of course, thanks greatly to David Barber, David Kitchens, Ben Zarai, Sean Gray and Bino Espinoza. All as kickers at Juniper Post, Inc. Also a shout out to Jody Holwadel Thomas at The Sync Tank Foley Stage. She is one of the greatest people and best bosses I've ever worked for.

BTW-this is NOT The Truman Show... ;-)

Clothing company of the Day is "HUMBLE ME CLOTHING". Marty Bindschatel

September 13
Getting started is the toughest hurdle to clear, and exactly right NOW is the perfect time to get into action! Today is going to be great!

Some lyrics...

"Are you willing to fight for me
... Are you willing to sacrifice
cause you know I would die for you!" Black Stone Cherry

Deep love and Respect for you ALL! I hope you have an awesome day!

Word of the Day is "STARTING". ♥

September 14

OK. Game time!

Hey there, hi there, hello there...

Arguably-Today, is one of the biggest days of this cancer journey so far. Have completed chemo and radiation, gone from omnivore to herbivore and back again... have gotten used to needles and what it really means to be "sick". After the last run of tests, today we are crossing our fingers and praying for total recovery! I will keep you all posted as it happens. Word of the Day is "PLANNING". ♥
'Bout to dominate an omelett at Denny's

One of the Greatest Days in my life EVER!

The Doc looked me square in the face and said...

"Oh for sure,
you ARE IN...

(drum roll please)

R E M I S S I O N!"

Today is a GREAT day!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo
I couldn't have had this result without all of  YOU!

Special thanks to Jax for being the best friend and ally!

I love you, babe!

Week of September 4, 2011

September 4
Great and good Sunday to you! I trust everyone will have a nice day. It's gorgeous here in SoCal AGAIN! :-) Check in and let me know what you got going on today!

Fun in the studio yesterday turning into more studio fun today. Thirty Dollar Stella moving closer to finishing up their debut release.

A quote - "Always remember that the future comes one day at a time."

Have a great day people! Word of the Day is "SHAPES". ♥

September 5

I guess here is as good as any...
 Happy Labor day! Try not to work today.

Band of the Day is Black Water Rising.

Phrase of the Day is "LAST ONE BEST ONE"!

Food of the Day is Almonds

Smile of the Day is YOURS!

Word of the Day is "MIRROR". ♥

Here is the latest addition to the studio. Harmony - (1970's) made in u.s.a 12 string acoustic. Donated by Vance and rehabed by Tonebender! — with Tonebender Guitars and Vance Goodell.

September 6
Hopefully the last appointment. for quite some time. PET Scan today! They'll use this and my last CT Scan to get an accurate result. An hour to let the radioactive shˆ† get into my body and then 90 mins. being strapped down to a hard metal bed. Oh yeah a nice pillow for my... knees. The result will be worth it though!

Have an awesome day and I'll be checking in...

Word of the Day is "GLUCOSE". ♥

That just looks funny... together I mean. Nuc Medz and Nurs Admin

September 7
Rise and Shine peanuts! They say the early bird catches the worm... so chirp chirp!

Off to get a couple miles in before the day really starts. It's looking to be a fantastic day here in SoCal. Going to enjoy it, while I can! Happy to be here with ya again today.

Some ADR editing is on the menu for the rest of the week, time to get bizzzeeee.

Word of the Day is "FANTASY". ♥

September 8
Good Morning creature's... up and at'em. Thanks to Kevin Hoyt for his insight into his time in the United States Air Force with "Fall in for Roll Call".

Off for my morning conditioning work and then home for some much needed work.

One Life, One Chance, One Love! Thanks for everything you guys. It's just simply better sharing it with you all!

Phrase of the Day is "NEVER FEARFUL ALWAYS SURE". Michael J. Crowley


September 9
love ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great day!

Word of the Day is "NERVE". ♥

September 10
Pickin up the boy... It's a good day! — with Jacqueline Meijer-Kreple at Cottonwood Elementary.
Yep... green tea frap, no whip w non fat milk! — at Butler's Coffee
Life is easy on the farm...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Week of August 28, 2011

August 28
So grateful for being able to look back at the past year and remembering that...


"Good morning Warriors! Well, today I will be sitting in a chair I've never sat in before. Chemo starts this morning. I shaved, packed clean underwear, got my tooth brush and a couple books as well as my laptop. This should suffice. Thank you guys for the birthday wishes for Jax, yesterday was awesome for her. On with the show... Word of the Day for the next few days is "W A R". Punk Bitch is goin down!!! ♥"

"How do you like me now, SUCKA" Chuck Bartowski

August 29
This is a great morning to share with all of you. /We had, again, a great long weekend in Vegas with It Ain't Chemo and Kevin Hoyt and our new extended family. If anyone goes to Vegas, you have got to go to Exotics Racing and talk to David Perisset. He'll take great care of you!

Today starts a long week of follow up Dr. visit's and scans. So, we're going to head in with a "no fear" attitude and a "whatever it takes" backbone! Happy to have this one with you guys... ♥

Word of the Day is "RESULTS"!

Well, hello again... I have(not) missed you! :-p

August 30

What song would you choose to define your day today? What are you in the mood for? Laying down and getting trampled OR tearing down any obstacle that is in your way? Just asking...

Another appt. later http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echocardiography .

Love you guys! Word of the Day is "SOBER". ♥

Waiting to get an ECHO... — at Valley Care.

Ultrasound... And stuff.

Great words of wisdom...

August 31

Hello Hello Hello... Halfway done... Today is a trip down to the hospital for a CT scan. Doing both, w/o contrast and with. Most of the time I don't enjoy these days because of the anxiety and the actual reason I have to do them. However, I can relax today because I believe all of these test's are going to lead to one word... We aren't there just yet, but we are close I think! Word of the Day is "REMISSION". ♥

BTW - I'm psyched to have this day with you guys! Thanks for everything!

mmm mmmm mmmmm! Here we go!

Oh, just drinking some Barium Sulfate Suspension. You? — at Olive View-Ucla Medical Center

Done! MUST EAT. Protein bar and some water never looked so good...

BTW - I'm psyched to have this day with you guys! Thanks for everything!

September 1
Checkout this YouTube link. It's a little promo regarding the "It Ain't Chemo" nonprofit group that has done so much for my family and me. They're awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oihHT6oZGMo&feature=youtu.be

Today is dedicated to the love of my life, Mrs. Jacky Kreple. Most of you know, Jax and I have been through the ringer this past year. I HAVE to tell you that SHE's responsible for the degree of success we've had. She makes sure I get to my appt.'s, gives my med's and still gives my daily shots. In the beginning she asked me to FIGHT for her and the kids, so I had to! Happy Birthday Jax! Thanks for everything and I wish the best day for you. YOU ARE THE BEST!

Word of the Day is "JACKY". ♥

September 2
Hey man - I was just appreciating one of my girl friends (a female, who is also my very good friend), Ms. Roslyn Gaudin, and realized how much I really appreciate each and everyone of you!

A quote... “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

It's finally Friday and a holiday weekend... I hope it is a very enjoyable time for you! We don't have anything planned yet, but something just might pop up. Love you guys!

Word of the Day is "FLOURISH". ♥

September 3
Yeah, you caught me. Listening to Adele's 21. Wow that is a great record. The songs "Rumor Has It" and "He Won't Go" are sooo good! Check it out!

Happy Saturday! Hope you and your peepz have a great long weekend together. Stay safe and close!

Got some studio time coming today and I'm looking forward to that.

A quote - “The truth is not for all, only for those who seek it.” Ayn Rand

Word of the Day is "ENJOY". ♥

Week of August 21

August 21
Mostly taking it ez today! Have a great day and do the things you love to do with the ones you love! Happy Sunday.

Song of the Day is "OH HAPPY DAY!" ♥ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2D6eter7M

August 22
Good morning and a great day to you guys! Vegas/It Ain't Chemo countdown is at 3. This weekend will be a total blast. Kevin Hoyt can't wait to see you and the family bro! Happy to get back to work today and get this film's dialog one step closer to prepped. Played guitar over the weekend just long enough to get blistered... guess who needs to play more music? Have a rockin' good time today! Word of the Day is "REINVENT". ♥

August 23
Countdown is at 2! I keep telling Lance that he is going to go somewhere he's never been. Yesterday he looked at me and asked, "Dad, did you buy a beach house?" Hahaha I love that kid! Congratulations on a beautiful Tuesday! Sitting out front with Jax drinking our first cups of coffee and watching the mockingbirds and our duck get their breakfast. I certainly could think of worse things to be doing! Love you all!

Phrase of the Day is "BOOM BOOM". ♥

August 24
Waking up my son this morning, I had a fun memory of my childhood and my Dad would come in to wake me up blowing the Army Trumpet call known as "Reveille" with his mouth... I thought he was crazy back then, now I realize how fun and caring he was! Care to share any cool memories from your childhood? Please do! Countdown is at 1 and again it looks like yet another picture perfect day here in SoCal.

This is what Professor wrote on his wall and it seems appropriate:

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that you have reached in life but by the obstacles that you have overcome while trying to succeed."

Kevin is great and will do more amazing stuff. Next on his list is marrying your Momma! xoxoxo

Word of the Day is "FLOATY". ♥

August 25
AND..... HERE.. WE.. GO! Vegas here we come! Getting Lance out of school and then getting on the road by 1. The mischievous Kevin Hoyt and honorable It Ain't Chemo are behind this whole thing again and I have no idea what's coming. Have a blast-tastic day! A quote-"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that you have reached in life but by the obstacles that you have overcome while trying to succeed!" Bob Anderson. Word of the Day is "TRIP". ♥

August 26
Training with Gil Martinez
Good morning Las Vegas! Amazing training sessions with Gil Martinez and Ron Frazier at Xtreme Couture MMA. Today will be epic as well, rolling with Ryan C. and whatever else It Ain't Chemo and Kevin Hoyt has up their sleeve. Great to see other members of Team Handsome as well as Andrew Felix dubbed Gil "The Protector" Guardado! Coffee and some pool time with Jax and Lance is first on the card today. Phrase of the Day is "STAY CALM". ♥

Grappling with Ry An was amazing... Thanks again bro! Talked me thru some great pointers and made some great suggestions! A very generous dude with an It Ain't Chemo heart!!!!! Resting until the fights tonight and then the big pool party tomorrow! Life is G O O D!

August 27
Congrats to all the fighters last night. They all got in there and put it down. TUff N Uff ran a great show as usual. Another beautiful day here in Las Vegas. On our way out to Las Vegas Speedway in a few short minutes, we'll be posting as many picture's as we can or I should say as long as my Droid lasts. Big pool party later today and of course the fights tonight. Very thankful for this day and all the rest I get to spend with ya. Word of the Day is "UNFORGETTABLE". ♥

Week of August 14

August 14
Wow, almost forgot, exactly one year ago this morning I found a not so little unwelcome passenger living in my body! We shall name it.... PUNK BITCH!

Wonderful HOT Sunday morning in the desert today. A few honey-do's, some of my own too. Can't wait to see how the day unfolds... Love you guys and hope you get what you need today!

Word of the Day is "DREAMING". ♥

August 15
RIP Coach Shawn Thompkins.

Good Monday morning folks. Muster it up however you need to and bring yer "A" game. "Motivated" grabbed me early and hasn't let go so it looks like a big day is in store! We lost an incredible human being yesterday in Shawn Tompkins II. Please send love and prayers to his family. He has had a significant impact on the world of Mixed Martial Arts. He will be missed.

Phrase of the Day is "ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER!" ♥

August 16

Seize the day before it seizes you! Deep Love and Respect for you all!

Phrase of the Day is "IT AIN'T CHEMO!" ♥

August 17
Yesterday was the actual diagnosis anniversary. so today is the admittance into the hospital anniversary. Madison came from TX to be with us(thanks to her momma!). We had a Guardian Angel in Dr. David Ulick guide our way. So first, I raise this toast to God Almighty thru whom all things are possible. Second, to the greatest wife and kids EVER. Third, to all of you who have selflessly given your love and support. Last, the first sighting of mo-freakin SUPERMAN!

Phrase of the Day is "UP UP AND AWAY!". ♥

August 18
Superman Snuggie courtesy of Johnny Rivas... Protecting the planet one bagel with cream cheese and jelly at a time!

I started back at Lancaster Ata this week. Love going back to where it all started! Gearing up for another It Ain't Chemo weekend in Vegas. I havent a clue what The Silver Fox, aka Kevin Hoyt has in store! When we text he keeps texting me his evil laugh... I'm scared!!!! haha Well, have a great day and get your good-foot on. Somewhere, someone is looking to you to lead the way! So lead with some passion!

Word of the Day is "CURRENT". ♥

August 19
Making my way down to Juniper Post to get some more pointers from David Barber. So thankful to be back to work. BTW - not going to Vegas until next weekend. Leading fight team tonight for Professor so it will certainly be a tough one so bring your gear! Happy to have this day with you, and love ya'll to the moon and back!

Word of the Day is "OPPORTUNITY". ♥

August 20
Waking up. Getting trampled by the critters and trying to use the Jimmy Scott force to make the coffee. Oh wait, Jax is on it! ;-p — with Jacqueline Meijer-Kreple at The Big Bed.

Mostly taking it ez today! Have a great day and do the things you love to do with the ones you love! Happy Sunday.

Song of the Day is "OH HAPPY DAY!" ♥ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2D6eter7M

Wishing Team Handsome's Jimmy Jones a stellar victory tonight! He will continue to do great things in the cage... oh yeah, he's not bad looking either - - haha duh, he IS Team Handsome! On the local tip, going to to try and ice my feet and legs from a great sparring session with the boys last night. If black 'n' blue is any sign of progress, I made leaps and bounds last night ha. Heard a good one last night, "Live, like you Believe!"

Word of the Day is "THINK". ♥

Exactly one year ago today I was instructed to go get an ultrasound because I found something in my body that shouldn't be there. My tumor. My doc said we needed the ultrasound, so Jacky, my son Lance and I went. While resting on the "bed" the tech squirted the gel and went to work. As I lay there, Jacky and Lance were talking about when she had her first while she was prego with him. Meanwhile, the tech is surfing around and as if on cue she said, "oh, yep there it is..." without missing a beat I looked at her completely serious and said, "I'm not so sure I am ready to have a baby!"  8-)

Week of August 7

August 7
Happy Sunday! ♥

August 8
So it starts... The school year that is. Lance is a big 5th grader. He says he's not excited, BUT I think he is. They grow so fast. :-( ! Anyway - Have a great day and Let Love Rule!

Word of the Day is "CHERRY". ♥

August 9
Annoying when you think a minor injury is better and you step onto the mat to get busy and it SCREAMS at you and takes two steps back... GRRR! Oh well, gotta make the best of it anyway. Maybe I'm supposed to relax for the next couple of days. I'll give it a try for a minute. What I wish for you is the best day possible. Keep it between the lines and moving forward.

Word of the Day is "OBSTACLE". ♥

August 10
Happy mofreakin humpty hoo-rah day! Had a nice little perspective this morning from the awesome Mrs. Barbara Hoyt. She writes, "We're all here on borrowed time. Choose to spend it wisely and cherish each day with your loved ones." Thanks Barbara and I shall! Although I admittedly am fond of my oncology team but I would rather not be spending my day with them. I guess it's a lemonade kind of day!

Word of the Day is "BRIGHT". ♥

August 11
Back to School Night! — with Jacqueline Meijer-Kreple at Cottonwood Elementary.

Blood work was two thumbs up yesterday. Got the orders to schedule the next PET and CT Scans plus another thing, but I can't remember what that is right now. A quote... “It takes a good deal of character to judge a person by their future instead of their past”. Have a badass day and get yer groove on!

Phrase of the Day is "GREENER PASTURE'S". ♥

August 12
Many years ago, I remember my Mother telling me that as you get older the "time" just flies by faster and faster. Summer came and went and the first week of school is already history AND the boy is in 5th Grade. WTH? Dang! I am grateful and hopeful to have as much time here as possible. So here's a nod to my family and friends who enrich my life just by pure existence.

Word of the Day is "DANCE". ♥

August 13
Thirty Dollar Stella! — at Ranch House Studios.

Song of the Day is "LONG SLEEVES" by Black Stone Cherry. Find it, buy it and then Crank it! Have a great day!

From my lovely, caring wife, Jacky:
"Today I was at our county hospital. I was sitting outside waiting to make an appointment for Michael. I ended up sitting with a couple of patients I had seen yesterday. Derek a young aids victim who will most likely never leave the hospital and James who is homeless and is undergoing his second round of chemo for stomach cancer. While spending this short time with them I was reminded what a random act of kindness can do for people. The simple acknowledgment that they were human the moment I gave them each a hug and looked them in the eyes with love. Well what I am looking to do is to collect afghans for sick patients. Anyone who has an afghan, finds an afghan or is willing to make an afghan. I am currently communicating with the hospital about visiting for adults and children and would love to bring them some comfort. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know. Thank you all. Inspired by Kevin Hoyt, founder of It Ain't Chemo!"

Much Love

Week of July 31

July 31

Happy Anniversary to my awesome wife Jacqueline Meijer-Kreple! No better partner I could've hoped for! Thank you for taking such amazing care of me and the kids. I KNOW IT HASN'T BEEN EASY! I look forward to the future and expanding our life with joy, happiness and love. Oh yeah, can't forget HEALTH. Love you baby!

Word of the Day is "TWELVE". ♥

August 1
Good Morning and Welcome to August! HUGE birthday shout out to my favorite man in the whole world. The Incredible Mr. Randy Mick Kreple. He's a young 66 today. Happy Birthday Pops! Love you!!!!! I hope everyone has a great day and what do ya say... let's make it a memorable one!

Word of the Day is "FRIENDSHIP". ♥

August 2
Send love and prayers... The It Ain't Chemo family lost another warrior today! Mike Fitch, you can now lead the way for the rest of us! Rest easy warrior, rest easy. You guys hearing this? You living LIFE or just cruising through it? Grab yer nuts and LIVE like you mean it! It could end tomorrow! LIVE like you are ALIVE!!!!

Today has got to be, "one of those days"... What THAT is I'm not sure yet. Feeling emotional, slightly annoyed and maybe even a dash of anger. Guess it's time to break out the ol' faithful... "I don't have to like it, but I accept the things I cannot change." Thank you Lord for giving me this day.

Word of the Day is "DEFINE". ♥

August 3
Something sexy about a guitar riff with a Les Paul and a Marshall. As much as I love all types of music. Guitar driven rock/metal is king in my book. Back on the Love Train today and comin to your city! Have a stellar day and stay thirsty!

lyrics... "Some people say, I need to pray, it feels like me against the world. I've been turned out, I've been thrown down to the killing floor".

Phrase of the Day is "WHATEVER IT TAKES!" ♥
Word of the Day is "VULNERABLE". ♥

August 4
Good morning people of Earth. Working on a movie, training some cardio and then boxing and then back on the movie. I hope everyone has a great day no matter what adversity you may be facing. Perseverance is not just a word, it is a lifestyle! A quote... "When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

So the Phrase of the Day is "TRY IT ONE MORE TIME!" ♥

August 5
Playing frisbee with the boy! — at The front yard..., and Green Tea frap... Been way too long. — at Butler's Coffee.

A totally wicked day underway! I love these kind of days. You know'em, you get out of bed and everything is order for the day and you can just roll with it! Man, that is the best! Van Halen crankin' in the iTunes and at their urging I'll "Hang'em High". Have a great Friday!

Song of the Day is "SO THIS IS LOVE". ♥

August 6
Finally cashing in on some gift cards! Double pan fried noodles with beef. mmm mmmm mmmmm! — at P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

Fight Team this morning at TapouT Antelope Valley and then boxing with Jose Noyola... Lance has an audition in LA today, that'll be cool. Then over to Tom Kemp and Kim Bills Kemp's place for some UFC fight action! Looking forward to spending the day doing the stuff I love to do.

Word of the Day is "INTERPRETATION". ♥