Sunday, November 22, 2009

Losing Blood = Losing Weight

Evolution has allowed my body and extra way to lose a few extra pounds. I have managed to lose weight by three different modalities all at the same time while running on the treadmill.
1. Running supposedly burns calories, which burns fat and allegedly weight is lost.
2. I sweat like a polar bear in a sauna, so I lose a lot of water weight while running.
3. The newest weight loss craze, is to just bleed excessively from my nipples while running.

I figure not only am I losing the liquid weight of blood, but my body has to burn off some energy to make new red blood cells. There are a few drawbacks to this new approach, however. If you wear white shirts to run in like I often do to mask the excessive sweating, you are going to end up with red streaks running down the front of your shirt, which may draw more disgusted looks than usual from fellow gym patrons. The other huge drawback is that it really hurts. Having salty sweat running into the wounds while running is unpleasant, and the shower afterward with high velocity water hitting the area is no treat either. I realize that remedies exist in order to prevent the nipple bleeding, but for now I think I am going to just look at it as just another great way to battle holiday weight gain.

Friday, November 20, 2009

UPDATE: Katamari Has Arrived

Well I know you have all been on pins and needles, I finally received Katamari Forever this week. It is just as I remembered only now it has better graphic and I get to play it on a huge TV. The storyline is similar to the first one except now you are on a mission to not only replace the stars in the galaxy, but to also help your dad (the king of the galaxy) regain his memory. There is a hint of incest in the game where you seem to get unusally close to some of your cousins, but you have to keep in mind this game is pretty much designed for Japanese people. I'm not sure what the means, but it probably measns something. If you have a history of seizures I would net recommend this game without a loading dose of Depakote, though, there are lots of bright flashing colors. The dialouge also is rather humorous and leads me to believe there is a lot lost in translation for the original Japanese version. The controls are a little tricky, but for a game where the only point is to roll a sticky ball over items, you have to add a challenge somewhere. The game incorporates the motion sensors in the PS3 controller so that you can now jump by jerking the controller in an upward direction while playing. Overall, I am rather pleased, it is everything I expected with a few bonuses.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

401K of Nickels

Yesterday was a pretty exciting day for me. While working the cash register at work, (I went to school 7 years to learn how to do that) I saw something that made what is left of my hair stand on end, a buffalo nickel. I quickly fished a regular nickel out of my pocket at switched it out for this treasure. I was sure that retirement was only a few days away and came home to check the value of my find. It turns out a 1936 buffalo nickel is worth 35 cents. Seven times it's original value! A few million more of those and I will be all set, and the corporate fools I work for will be none the wiser of my profits. Suck it bitches!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Katamari Forever

I just ordered Katamari Forever on Amazon, and I must say this is the most excited I've been since the last time I spanked the box. For those of you, let me rephrase, for most of you who don't know what Katamari is, it is a crazy Japanese game where you roll objects up into a gigantic ball so that they can become stars. The stars in the galaxy have all disappeard and as prince of the galaxy it is your job to gather objects large enough to replace them. The concept seems bizarre to say the least, but it is a lot of fun. You always start off as a really small ball rolling up things like thumb tacs and ants, but as your ball gets bigger you roll up larger objects like livestock and houses. Control is the main issue with the game, as in real life the bigger your ball gets the harder it is to control it. More posts will follow after the game arrives to see if I was justified in getting so excited. For right now, I will wait on pins and needles for general postal delivery, which will unfortunately be delayed one day due to Veteran's Day. Due to the current wars going on, I am going to let it slide this one time.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet November

Not referring to the piss-poor movie staring Charlize Theron and Keanu Reaves, it has been a pretty nice little November so far. Playing 18 holes of golf in November while wearing a short sleeve shirt does not happen too often and may be the only thinking keeping me sane as the flu season nightmare continues. Nothing else to say right now, just happy about the golf outing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Fine Frenzy

I went to A Fine Frenzy concert last night with some friends. I don't know if I have every been to a concert where I did not know any songs, it makes for a bit of a long night. Despite not knowing any lyrics, the concert was overall descent. The lead singer of Fine Frenzy definitely did creep me out a little bit. Very good singer, but bright red hair and lips that look like she just got done drinking wine from a can make for an interesting combination. One thing I did find myself thinking about halfway through the show is how much I like the word frenzy and how it does not get used often enough. The only time I ever use the word is to refer to a feeding frenzy, which usually occurs either during shark or around Thanksgiving. I am definitely going to try to fit it into everyday life more often, probably as something along the lines as a Vicodin frenzy. That's all for now, time for a little relaxation frenzy. (Good, but not great usage)