slimtronic5k In a strange turn of events, I've not had much of an appetite lately. I decided to put my lunch break to good use and I took the opportunity to have a nice stroll in the gorgeous 74° SWFL weather!
While I'm tired and sweaty now, I'm confident that this was a good decision. Not only was it good exercise (nearly three miles), it was a great chance to connect with nature and ground myself as much as I could. I've really been covered up by depression and anxiety the last few days and this walk definitely helped to clear my head a good bit.
I'm feeling much better now, PLUS since I just expelled around 500 calories, I've got enough room in my guts to crush this beautiful apple sitting on my desk. 😎 What are you doing today that will improve your life, whether it be a physical, mental or emotional improvement? - S

#health #fitness #fit #workout #cardio #gym #training #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #abmf #tn40d #ddpyoga #swfl #estero #florida
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slimtronic5k Zero justice to how insane the beginning of last night's sunset was. Wish I could have watched the whole thing!
#sunset #sun #pretty #beautiful #blue #sky #skyporn #cloudporn #nature #clouds #horizon #photooftheday #instagood #gorgeous #warm #view #silhouette #instasky #all_sunsets #naples #fl #florida #swfl #thesunhunter #naplesfl
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slimtronic5k Made this GF/DF pie for dinner last night. It was at once both magical and breftaking.
#pizza #pizzapie #pie #zah #glutenfree #dairyfree #pepperoni #mushroom #jalapeno #blackolives #homemade #culinaryartist #madskillz
2w

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slimtronic5k My little nephew had to wait for the first snow day of the year to come into the world. But alas, he's here!!! Mr. Avett Lee Rocket Carter, 9lbs, 20" born at 5:22pm on January 7, 2015 after an incredibly short labor.

This dude isn't even a day old and he's still more awesome than pretty much everyone I know.

Haley [my baby sister] and Luke Skype called us last night so that we could see him. Haley must be the most graceful new mother ever! She was acting like she didn't even.. y'know.. just have a kid... Haha... Handled it like a boss! Baby and mommy are both healthy and happy, under the care of daddy's watchful eye.

If I may:

Dear Avett,

I'll be the first to admit that this planet can be strange at times. Life will not always end up as you plan it, but I will tell you this: if you work hard, roll with the punches, and use what you've been given to help those around you, you'll end up right where you want to be, young man.

Your mom and dad are two of my very best friends. They'll never steer you wrong. Trust me.

Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in and for what is right and when given the option, always choose love.

There will be plenty of people that will tell you otherwise along the way, but truly I tell you this world is a beautiful place, and while you may not know it yet, you are the world's most precious gift. Don't waste it. Change the world, nephew.. I know you will.

Welcome to the party, Rocket! Strap in, 'cause it is going to be an awfully fun adventure!

Love you, buddy!
-Your Ride or Die Uncle Slim"

#rocketlaunch2015 #baby #newborn #freshbaby #rocket #avettleerocket #prouduncle
3w

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slimtronic5k Jam sessions with this fella are the best. He said "when we get home, I'm gonna start drum lessons because I wanna play music like you." @blacklightning05 really knows how to get whatever he wants from me. Haha.

#nephew #neff #music #musician #livemusic #livemusician #entertainer #performer #mandolin #folk #indie #americana #family #love #christmas #holidays #holidayspirit #merrychirstmasyafilthyanimal
1mon

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slimtronic5k I've traveled all over this land playing music, singing, telling jokes and stories for the last couple decades. I've played sold out shows and empty bars, football stadiums, arenas, pool halls, and hole in the wall joints. I've performed for a handful and for tens of thousands.
NEVER in my life have I had as much fun on stage as I did last night at Point Ybel Brewing Company with @bradthebishop and @sheenabrook.
There was something absolutely magical about the combination of this incredible venue, the party culture that they've cultivated, and our on stage chemistry that truly ignited the perfect night!
You can tell that Point Ybel Brewing Company has worked hard to create a following of people that have a passion for the art of beer and entertainment. These folks, even those that have never heard of GypsyNative, came ready to party.
The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and I'm pretty sure they all tipped us more than the rest of the crowd (which says a lot!!) Plus our backstage area was one of the sexiest places I've ever been in!
If you're in SWFL, DO NOT sleep on this place. Make it a point to check this place out. Point Ybel Brewing Company will change your life!! PLUS my dinner from 11:Eleven Café right next door was INSANE! (Just when I thought I couldn't love Christa Leigh any more, she goes and tells me that she has a gluten-free waffle topped with peanut butter, Nutella and bacon... ON THE MENU... C'mon, son.) I even got numbers from three hot chicks, one of which I proposed to in front of the entire crowd (including my actual, current, existing wife) so.. y'know.. husband of the year.... All in all, last night was one of the greatest nights of my life. I'm a richly blessed dude. Gos bless us, everyone!!
2mon

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slimtronic5k I was just sitting on a bench outside of Target having a cup of coffee. I hadn't said a word to anyone, I was just sitting there deep in thought.
Not one but TWO older dudes and an older lady made it a point to stop and tell me to "get a damn job," "stop bothering hard working citizens" and to "have some respect" for myself.... I was too tired to actually engage them, so I looked at each of them and simply said "Happy Christmas" before getting up and walking back to my truck, exhausted from working three jobs and not sleeping for the last couple weeks.
Friends, let this be a lesson to not judge those around you. You may never know their story, or better yet you may never know just how much of an impact that a smile, kind word or thoughtful gesture can have on a person.
The world around you is so full of great adventures.... You never know when your new best friend is just sitting on a bench having a cup of coffee on their lunch break.
When given the option, always choose love. -S (ALSO.... A. Do I really look like that much of a homeless dude today...? And B. since when is the homeless look NOT a sexy look?!? C'mon, son...)
2mon

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slimtronic5k I have a love/hate relationship with this here guitar pedal. Last night was definitely a love night.. The ol' girl treated me right.
#guitarpedal #guitar #pedal #pedalboard #music #musician #livemusic #livemusician #entertainer #performer #gypsy #tech21 #GypsyNative #slimtronic5k #slimtronic5000
2mon

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slimtronic5k So there's a strong possibility that my sweet niece Ella's father is Badger from Breaking Bad.... rumor has it, anyway.
#rumorhasit #badger #breakingbad #walterwhite #mattjones #mattljones #baby #babygirl #niece #cute #family #love
2mon

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slimtronic5k Filming this stunner today. Always a pleasure to be around @brookelivie and her man, @brycelawrence92. These two have been some of my dearest friends for years, and I'm truly honored to have them both in my life! My job is certainly never short of perks!
#film #videography #videographer #video #job #work #brooklyn #goodtimes
2mon

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slimtronic5k Pretty sure my co-workers hate me for having to constantly put this back to read "NOEL" but I'm trying to help them see that my home boy from high school is the real reason for the season.... #leon #homeboy #homies #tistheseason #crimma #christmas #keeptheleoninchristmas 2mon

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slimtronic5k Ol' Bluebird (my bright yellow pickup truck) is all loaded up and ready to rock tonight with @bradthebishop and @sheenabrook at Yabo in Ft. Myers, FL. If you've not seen our #GypsyNative project, you definitely need to! We have a blast! Come hang out tonight! Well be performing from 8:30pm-12:30am, so round up your crew and come get rowdy!
#music #musician #livemusic #livemusician #entertainer #performer #gypsy #magic #magician #steampunk #dieselpunk #swfl #fortmyers #ftmyers #brothers #bestjobever
2mon

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slimtronic5k "Oh Slim, how you stay so fly and funky fresh, man?!?" Easy, bro... The home girl @jennnkopp keeps me stylin' and profilin'. Super clean job on my hawk and a killer beard trim. Much needed!! #hair #haircut #style #salon #mohawk #beard #beardy #beardstrong #beardlife #gnarlybeard #dreambeard #beardordie #tobg 2mon

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slimtronic5k For their engagement party, I got @bradthebishop and @hrleavens a $2 winning lottery ticket. How do I know it was a winner? I scratched it off first... Not to have my insanity outdone, they promptly sent a thank you card in the mail: "Slim & Laura,
Thank you both so much for the winning lottery ticket. We used the money we won to buy two more scratch off tickets from Punjab at the Grab-N-Go [not a racist joke, that is the actual dude's name at the actual store.] Both tickets were losers, but the scratching them off part was very fun. We love you very much.
Brad & Harley"

I love my family.
#family #love #brothers #brother #fbk #fullbloodkin #wedding #marriage #engagement #goofy #goofs #goobers #lotto #lottery #playtowwin
2mon

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slimtronic5k Fun shot of @lobeth11 blowing out the candles on her birthday cake @ablogbybeck made her. Good times.
#birthday #berfday #glutenfree #cake
3mon

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slimtronic5k Celebrating the greatest human being that I've ever met on this, the day of her birth.
I've never met anyone so loving, kind, compassionate and gracious as my sweet Laura Beth. On a daily basis she inspires me to be a better husband, brother, son, friend and human being.
Striking, stunning, humorous, intelligent, and passionate, I've never met anyone else so capable of being loved.

I don't say these things because she is my wife... She's my wife because I can say these things. I'm so unbearably honored to have spent the last 9 birthdays with this gal, and humbled that she still wants me around for more of them.
Happy birthday, lover. #wife #wifey #love #lover #lovers #beautiful #beard #beardy #beardstrong #beardlife #gnarlybeard #dreambeard #beardordie #passion #birthday #blessed
3mon

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