December 25, 2008

Happy Non-Denominational Late December Celebration!

I hope all you minions are enjoying your Christmas. The highlight of my day has been my brand new digital camera.

Yes, you read that right. I won't be limited to my tiny cell phone camera when I want to show you something.

To show you what it can do, check out this action shot of my cat (click for gigantic):

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As you may have noticed, the picture is too big to upload directly to the blog. I'll have to work on that.

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December 24, 2008

Have I Mentioned That Thomas Sowell Is Awesome?

From his latest Random Thoughts column:

Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.

Simple, yet profound.

In other totally unrelated news, I found an apartment, and I'm moving in at the beginning of January. Hooray.

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December 21, 2008

Another Post In Which I Brag About My Weight Loss

I know this is probably getting kind of annoying, but I just got home, which means I have access to a scale for the first time since the beginning of November. Therefore, let's update the before and after:

- My weight in May of 2007: 235 pounds
- My weight at this moment: 160 pounds

Again, I'm somewhere between 5'5" and 5'7" (UPDATE: It's apparently 5'6", which makes the previous statement 100% true). According to most BMI calculators, this means that I only have to lose another 5 or 10 pounds before I'm no longer overweight.

Holy shit. I mean...holy shit, people. This is huge.

Think about it. I've been various degrees of overweight, ranging from "pudgy" to "dangerously obese," for about 15 years. And now, I'm a couple months of diet and exercise away from being perfectly normal.

Holy. Shit.

I guess I should probably resist the urge to celebrate by gorging myself over the holidays...

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December 18, 2008

Checking In

Hey, I know people are still reading, so this is just to let you know that I have not, in fact, disappeared. I'm just kind of in the middle of trying to rent a room in Weehawken before I go back to Pittsburgh for the holidays this weekend. I'll have more info on that once I know what's going on.


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December 12, 2008

Cooking With CD

I discovered a fun recipe today that everyone should try. Check it out:

What you need
- 1 chewy chocolate chip granola bar
- 1 microwave

Unwrap the granola bar, place it on a paper plate or a napkin, and put it in the microwave. Heat on high for about 10 seconds. Remove and enjoy. Use a fork if necessary.

Seriously, it almost tastes like a fresh chocolate chip cookie.

In other news, I actually managed to get in touch with someone on Craigslist, and I'm going to check out a potential apartment on Monday. Wooooooo.

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December 06, 2008

Have I Mentioned That Weight Loss Is Awesome?

Okay...I seem to be recovering from the past two weeks of utter disaster and despair, so I may actually be able to accomplish something in the next few days. I might post a new Name That iTune later, since reader participation has dropped a bit.

In the meantime, I thought I'd take another opportunity to visually extol the virtues of diet and exercise.

This is a picture of me playing my guitar in late January of 2007, when I weighed over 230. Note the spherical head and sausage fingers:


Now, compare that to a picture I just took a few minutes ago. It's worth mentioning that the shirt I'm wearing is actually a smaller size than the one in the first picture:


I haven't had access to a scale in almost a month, so I don't know exactly how much I weigh now, but man...what a fucking difference. If only I could also do something about the fact that I still look 16 rather than 23...

As long as I'm writing a post vaguely related to guitar, I should mention that I'm working on music to go along with the "Savior" lyrics I posted a couple weeks ago. More on that once I come up with the rest of it.

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December 01, 2008

Scratch My Back With A Hacksaw


My brother and his girlfriend got to meet Mike Lange at the Pens game last weekend.

Meanwhile, I actually spoke out loud today in order to tell the cashier at Pathmark that I don't have a platinum card.



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