Thursday, June 24, 2010

20 LBS

I have officially reached the first goal in my weight loss plan. 20 lbs!

I stepped on the scale about three months ago and I was flabbergasted . I weighed 268 pounds. The heaviest I have ever been in my life. When your personal stats are higher than professional football players and you look nothing like a preofesional football player, it is time to start doing something about your weight. Also, by football I mean the real American sport...Not the European kickball tournament that is going on in South Africa.

Once I finished puking in disgust, I made a plan to lose weight. I have titanium plates and screws in my feet and I also have a disk that tends to go out, so I devised my plan with this in mind. I decided that I would get down to 240lbs and then start working out so I did not hurt myself. I am currently at 248lbs!!

Here is how I did it! Stopped eating fast food and stopped drinking cokes. That is it! Along with some other minor eating adjustments. For example, my old breakfast used to be a poptart and a gatorade. My current breakfast is Strawberry and cream oatmeal made with milk and a crystal light flavor packeted water. My lunch used to be - Wendy's, Mc Donalds, Arbys, Subway and occasionally Back Yard Burger. Mu current lunch is usually a Turkey sandwich and a bag of chips. I do not forbid myself from ever eating anything unhealthy. I eat the new Reeses snacksize Mcflurries and I eat Flavor ice popsicles by the gross. But I was eating all of those snacks on top of my bad eating habits.

My advice to anyone is to just stop eating fast food and drinking cokes and watch the weight melt away. Of course this is just a variation of taking in less calories than you burn which is the only way to effectively lose weight.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


My thoughts on the ending of the LOST series.

I decided to write this mainly for myself. I just wanted to make an attempt to translate my feeling of disappointment into words.

I have been an avid watcher of LOST since mid way through season two. Once I heard that people, whose opinions I respect, were digging the show, I decided to give it a shot. I watched all of season one and half of season two on DVD in about 3 weeks time. I then watched the remainder of season two in real time like everyone else. This means I have watched this every Tuesday since 2005. I even took half days off of work for the premiere and the finale of seasons 4, 5 and 6. My point being that I really liked the show and grew to expect a lot from the writers.

My favorite thing about the show was the writer’s ability to surprise me. The unexpected is what makes good things become great. Think about the things you find the funniest. It is mostly something happening that you did not expect. As a matter of fact, when humor fails, it is usually because it was predictable. This is the same with all great drama as well. Season two opened with Desmond waking up and fixing himself a protein shake. We were then blown away when the camera panned up to reveal that he was in the hatch. Season three opened with the book club meeting that surprisingly ended up being on the island. We get to see Oceanic 815 split above their heads. The premiere of season 4 shows what we think is a flashback of Jack and it turns out that he is actually off of the island. I consider myself to be a fairly intuitive person. I constantly marveled at the writer’s ability to do something that I could not foresee. I think this concept partly led to my disappointment with the finale.

After season three, the Damon and Carlton (the main writers) said that they were going to have a new method of storytelling for each season. It started with the Flashbacks. It then turned into flash forwards. This then led to the island literally flashing forward and backward through time. It also led to half of our story being in the present and half of our story being in the past but both being those characters present. You have to be a fan of the show to understand that sentence. The writers then had to think of a new storytelling element for season 6. They also had to think of a way to do something in the premiere that none of us would guess. Having 10+ million of the most analytical fans to dupe is not a small task.

This led to the flash sideways. What did the flash sideways accomplish? It was a new form of storytelling and something that none of us would have ever guessed. I am not saying that I did not like the flash sideways. I am just saying that the writers should not have made the flash sideways the focal point of the story. The last 20 minutes of the finale resolved the flash sideways. I was always one of those people who knew that we would not have an answer to all of the questions. I did not even demand answers. I thought we would never know who created the island or why it was created. I could lump this into us not knowing why man or the earth was created. Some things just are. I could have cared less if they tried to explain the whispers. But here are a few things I think we deserved to know.

1) What were the rules that governed Ben and Widmores relationship?
2) Who the hell is Eloise Hawking and why did she always seem to know exactly what was going on?
3) How did the Donkey wheel work and why did it dump you in the middle of the Desert?
4) Why was the time on the island different than the rest of the world?
5) Why did the oceanic 6 have to make the Ajira site as close to the Oceanic flight as possible?
6) Why did some of those people go back in time and others did not.
7) I could go on and on and on….

I feel like anything could of happened during the course of the show and we were just supposed to accept it. The only question the writers felt like they had to answer was, “What is the flash sideways.” I have news for the writers. WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE SHOW FOR 5 ½ FUCKING YEARS BEFORE THE FLASH SIDEWAYS EXISTED! In the middle of season three they could have had Sawyer grown a third arm out of his chest that looked a lot like Jacobs arm and offer no explanation for it at all.

Just for the record. When other people were disappointed with episodes, I was always the one saying to give the writers a chance. When people did not like where the show was headed or said it was too confusing, I preached that it would all make sense in the end. I was wrong. I was let down.

I will always have fond memories of getting together with my cousin and watching the show. Debating theories with others. Looking forward to watching TV in an era when everything else was just damn stupid. And, listening to the writer’s podcasts. I do not feel like I wasted my time watching the show, I just wish the writers would not have let the desire to shock us write them into a corner. Goodbye LOST. It has been unreal.

I am not going to proof read this so I am sorry about the mistakes.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Say what you want about Wal-Mart...they are evil, they are all that is wrong with society, etc...


I just bought a $6.00 toaster and a $9.00 Blender.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Since it is the beginning of the end, I thought I would maybe try to start blogging about LOST. First of all, why do us fans go nuts over LOST? I constantly find it amusing that people are quick to call avid LOST watchers nerds, TV junkies and nerds. These same people will go home at night and watch American Idol, CSI or Ugly Betty. Somewhere along the line we started believing that TV could not produce great Art. This was a right reserved for the movies and the stage. I believe that LOST has disproved this theory. What people do not understand is that LOST is not about a bunch of people trying to escape an island. LOST is about science vs. religion, good vs. evil, and most important, free will vs. destiny. At least I spend my time watching something that raises questions that have stoked the mental fires of our greatest philosophers since the beginning of time. I am indeed a nerd, but it has nothing to do with my fascination with this show. On to the premiere….

Season 6 – Episode – 1 – LA X

First of all, the title of this episode was very nice. We knew that supposedly two things were going to happen from Juliet smashing the bomb. 1) Everything would go according to plan and the plane would land at LAX without crashing on the island. LA X 2) It would not work and the Losties would still be trapped on the island. LA Xed. Knowing Lost, I could not bring myself to commit to any one of these two ideas. I had no clue what was going to happen. But, I also could have never have predicted what did in fact happen. BOTH!

The premiere begins with Jack on oceanic flight 815 just before the crash. Other people appear to be with him. Sun and Jin, Hurley, Lock, Boone, Kate, Rose, Bernard and Sayid. The plane goes through a bit of turbulence and then everything is normal. The Camera travels down to the ocean floor and we see that the island is under water. We see the four toed statue and “New Otherton” appear to have been built. The plane lands safely at LAX. A few of the Losties seem to cross paths in this “Flash sideways” alternate timeline. Sayid and Jack save Charlie from chocking on a package of Heroin. Sawyer is told by Hurley that he is in fact the luckiest man alive. Kate escapes from her Marshall and gets in a cab with Claire. It appears that the Losties paths were bound to cross without the crash of 815.

I must say that I was not very happy with this decision of the writers to create this alternate timeline. If you are able to create an alternate timeline, then it becomes impossible to piece anything together because everything becomes an option. However, just like I could not predict that the series opener would have both outcomes, I feel certain that I cannot predict how marvelously they will tie this in with the regular island Losties. Having two completely different shows going on may have been possible in a two hour premiere. But, How will it impact the one hour shows that remain for the rest of the season? I think it would have been hard to bring our regular story to a satisfactory close in 16 one hour episodes. Let alone begin an entirely new story that will eat into this time as well. I must believe that the two will be connected in some way. And, I even think I may have a theory on how this will happen. Being that this is the last season, I think I should post a theory soon. Until then….Namaste.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

President Bush

I decided to search and search the Interweb for the best Bush speech. Here it is for all to enjoy. Very short.

Monday, July 20, 2009

1000mpg. What the F***!!

Those stars are for you Tara!

Can someone please tell me why you can build a car that gets 1000mpg and holds 1 person weighing 105lbs but you cannot build one that gets 250mpg that can handle 420lbs?

You all are much smarter than I.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

LIsten up Motherfuckers

There once was a woman named Peace Pilgrim.

From the Website:

From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world:

Not from the Website (But true):

Then one day while Peace Pilgrim was walking to the next town to share her message of world peace....A person accidentally ran over peace pilgrim.

Again not from the website (But truest):

So? My Point? No matter how bad a day, week, month or even year you are having. At least you are not the poor asshole who has to live with running over Peace Pilgrim. Quit being a baby and stop bitching!

Who links to me?