Sunday, April 20, 2008

you can wonder why you make yourself sick / you can fight it but / this feeling its starting to stick / well it must be assigned / that my heart is my own design

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

OK. You know you've been using a laptop too long when you sit at the kitchen table and slide your finger across the surface in an effort to move something on it.

Or that you need coffee. One of the two.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the old analog scale downstairs was apparently shaving 10lbs off my weight. Boy that sucked.

Given such a rude awakening -- plus spring being here -- I decided to go on a don't-eat-until-my-stomach-complains diet and even then, only stuff like skinless chicken, brown rice, salad, etc. Much to my amazement it's going really well, dropped seven pounds in fifteen days and took 1% off my bodyfat too.

I also started lifting, running (a wee bit) and jumping rope. I'm such a creature of Newton's second law which means it's a real bitch to get me moving but once I'm moving it isn't too hard to keep going.


One thing I discovered is that I eat waaaaay more often than I need to. I want to eat All. The. Fu*k. Ing. Time. Now I ask myself "k, but are you actually hungry" and I'm amazed at how often the answer is "no." Apparently it's way more of a comfort thing for me than I realized.

So yeah, seven pounds in two weeks and without really ever going hungry. If my stomach goes "hey, feed me," I feed it. But now I'm beginning to wonder when I'm going to start leveling off. Before I'd have said around 200 but now, given my height, I'm wondering if it's going to be closer to 185.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"It would be a "cop-out" for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday. The kind of "quiet diplomacy" that the U.S. is practicing is a better way to send a message to China's leaders rather than "frontal confrontation," Stephen Hadley said."

Maybe you should have tried that in Iraq, dumbass.

One might argue "it would never have worked in Iraq." Maybe, but does anyone seriously believe that "quiet diplomacy" is going to bring China to its senses over Tibet?

All this demonstrates is that Bush's rhetoric about standing with those who cherish freedom is precisely that.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Been a bit since I've blogged anything personal.

My daughter visited this weekend past.

First day went well enough. Second day was somewhere in the vicinity of unmitigated disaster.

I apparently wouldn't know Sandra Bullock if she bit me on the ass.

Spent some time tooling around Second Life. Boy, that was a mistake...

Dropped about three pounds. This would be great 'cept for the fact that I'm ten pounds heavier than the old scale said.

And thank god some reasonable weather is here.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I just found the coolest website ever; and Pandora and such are cool but neither allows for song selection and order and everyone knows that order can easily make or break a mix. I'd much rather listen to a tape someone bothered to put together than a random sampling of their playlist.

WAY more interesting.

My god, this is the shiz.

Friday, April 04, 2008

See, this is why I don't drink, see?