Thursday, October 23, 2008
Right as I was getting up to let the dogs out it started pouring down rain. The dogs ran out and then ran right back in. Ok no problem I'll let them out after my shower. Of course after I get out of the shower I notice that my room smells like old beef stew. Peanut pooped in the house. Fantastic. I should have expected this anyway because she ate a bunch of Casey's spaghetti last night when Casey wasn't watching. It was easy enough to clean up, but as I was turning around I smashed my foot into my treadmill. Then it took me a long time to get to work because it was raining. So fuck you.
Ok I'm calming down. The good news:
1. Down to 198lbs today which is 13lbs down from the beginning of the weight loss contest. I am currently in 1st place (did I mention this before?) but by a slim margin.
2. I have watched a vampire movie for each of the last 2 nights and hope to continue this tonight if I'm lucky. Tuesday it was 30 days of night and yesterday was I am legend. They were both good enough, but not great. I really like the idea places that were once inhabited, but are not any longer. I think that would be pretty fun to explore. Casey said that she would kill herself, but I would try and give it a go. Also the vampires in these 2 movies were not like the vampires I'm used to. You know sophisticated and cool. These were bloodthirsty maniacs. I guess both need their time to shine. Any suggestions for 2nite?
There was a story on TMZ about Tito Ortiz (MMA star) and Jenna Jameson (Porn star) and it really made me laugh. Here is the headline:
Now that Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson have more in common than just taking shots to the face -- she's preggers with his twins -- the soon-to-be foursome have purchased a $3.4 million home in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I am stalling out in my weight loss contest. I am not gaining, but I have not lost anything in the past week or so. I really need to get motivated to win this thing.
When a big bunch of us were in California in 2006 for Johnnie boy's wedding we went on a long hike one day. It was a great day and the forest was beautiful and there was a waterfall at the midpoint of the hike. After we had finished swimming a little this guy walked up and started talking to us. He was very tan probably in his 40s with a bunch of tattoos. It was very surreal. He said that he was a Shaman and he proceeded to tell us a bunch of stories about how he could heal people by lighting a fire for them. Eventually he asked us when we were going to leave because he intended on bathing in the water when we left. We thought that was a great time to make our exit. After we had made it a little further we all talked about how we were 95% sure that he was going to kill us. It was a weird experience, but a great day.
Sorry to hear about your pappy DOB, but I'm sure he'll be fine. I am not a religious man, but I'll try to find the Shaman to light a fire for him just in case.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
As the economy declines the number of adults who ride children's bicycles increases.
I came up with this hypothesis when driving home from work on Friday. I saw 3 men riding kid bikes.
Friday I had a hard bootcamp class after work. Then I rushed home to get ready to celebrate Karista's birthday. As I was getting ready I think I broke or sprained one of my toes. It is feeling better now but it is all purple and was very painful. I met up with Karista, Anne, Ryan & Ann (Who I have not seen in a very long time and was happy that it didn't feel strange) to go bowling at the Moolah. I had some beers and bowled my best game ever (183). I was definitely out of bowling shape because my bicep still feels like jello today. Then we went to the Scottish Arms, which I had not been to before, to meet up with Catherine. It was ok. I had a Strongbow Cider which was cold and delicious. Karista had scotch, which I still have nightmares about from my 21st birthday. The music was really loud, but it didn't seem like the type of place that should have had loud music. I stayed till it closed and walked out to see that someone had their back car window smashed. Luckily my car was fine and that was that. Karista is old.
Saturday was nice and relaxing. I watched football and some fights and that is really about all I can recall about Saturday. Casey was kind of sick so we stayed in.
Sunday was also relaxing, but we actually went out to something called a Canine Carnival. We took the doggies and they seemed to have a good time. It was fun to see lots of dogs, some of which were wearing costumes. We actually got our picture taken and put on the internets. Here it is:
You probably can't tell, but Wicket is wearing a skeleton t-shirt and peanut is wearing a skull t-shirt. They don't know how to pose for cameras very well. Here is a link to look at other people's doggies: http://stlouis.metromix.com/events/photogallery/apa-canine-carnival/659178/content
After the dog festivities we met up with Ashley and the Shadow to eat at Pi. I know that eating pizza is not good for someone in a weight loss contest, but screw you. It was the first time any of us had been there and it was delicious. The crust was made with cornmeal so it is a different taste, but damn was it good. Casey went to a roller derby meeting at night and I decided to make a giant white russian using possibly expired half and half. It did the trick and I was feeling good and then sleepy. A nice end to a nice weekend.
Get ready to steal your kid bikes.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I know it is not in the least bit creative to put down an onion article in my blog, but this made me chuckle. I feel your pain women's professional basketball. I don't know many people who like basketball, let alone women's basketball.
I found out that I am getting a raise. Hopefully that is a good sign that I won't be fired. Or is it their excuse to say that they can't afford me now?
Reading financial/economic news makes me want to drink heavily. I took 3 economics classes in college and I did well in all of them, but I still think that everyone is making everything up. Here is a link to this guy Mike's blog: http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/ I don't know Mike super well, but we have corresponded on a few occasions. He is super cool and smart and I usually like reading his take on economics.
It's a good thing that I'm starving myself or I might start to drink heavily. Those damn *alcoholic calories!!!
* The first time I spelled alcoholic I was so far off that the spell check suggestions were very funny. Unfortunately now that I've spelled it right I can't remember my first misspelling.