Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thinking Happy Thoughts

I am trying to settle down because I woke up grumpy and it hasn't gotten any better.

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

Apples and Shaman

I don't know if you have eaten Honey Crisp apples before, but you had better start. They usually cost more than regular apples (although I just got a bag of them for $4) but they make all other apples seem like they were grown inside an elephant's ass. They are seriously great. It is unfortunate that they are only available for a short time each year, but fuck damn they are good.

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

Blog Birthday

Emergency Pudding turned 1 on October 10th.

I would like to thank none of you for your well wishes.

Are you a Warrior? Killer? Slicing Shit Like A Samurai?

There is this guy at my work that is in a wheelchair. I swear that he is in the bathroom every time I walk in there. It freaks me out. I don't know if he has some bowel/bladder issues or if he just goes into his stall and takes a nap, but he is always in there. Maybe he thinks he is in prison and is trying to tunnel his way out through the handicapped stall. I'll have to stake it out and go in the big stall sometime when he is not in there.

I have been staying up sort of late the last few nights. Probably after 2am on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. More like 12-1 the last two nights. It sort of makes me happy because I feel like I am wasting so much time if I fall asleep at 9 or 10 on the couch. I wouldn't say I'm being particularly productive in these extra hours (watching TV, Sports, reading, laundry.....) but I can function on a lot less sleep than I have been getting.

Casey's team (the M-80s) won the Roller Derby Championship on Saturday. It was a bloodbath. The score was something like 120-39. Casey played well and didn't break anything. There was a line of kids waiting for her autograph after the bout (no lie). I took a few pictures which I will post at a later date. Good job Casey!!!! I think that I am just like a baseball player's wife at this point. I just go watch her in the big game and sit at home while she is at practice. I need a hobby.

It was the Shadow's birthday yesterday. We went to watch his indoor soccer match. He scored a goal, but his team blew the lead in the second half and lost. Some of the guys on the other team were not good. I feel like I could try to play soccer, but I really have never played and would worry about always being out of position. I also think I got a raw deal with when I was born. I graduated high school in 96 and I am 30. The Shadow graduated high school in 99 and just turned 28. We are only 2 years apart, but he got to spend 2 more years delaying reality in school. Way to go. Anyway Happy Birthday!!


Here is my prom picture:




Monday, October 6, 2008

Jeff drops below 10,000 for first time since '04

I'm going to go ahead and say I had a great weekend. I also think I made a rather important economic discovery:

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

This makes me laugh

Breast Cancer Launches WNBA Awareness Month

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/breast_cancer_launches_wnba


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.