Saturday, April 29, 2006

Day One Done

After a strenuous day moving building a new garden, moving dirt and mulch, and eating right, I have lost 2 1/2 pounds. Down to 230 1/2. I know the poundage will not be shed this quickly ... it was probably water ... but it's a good start.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Too Bad

I will not comment further about Rush (addict) Limbaugh's (denial) drug problems. I'll let him (hypocrite) speak.

“Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. ... And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.” -- Rush Limbaugh

The Puppeteers

Up In Smoke

"The FDA says there's no -- zilch, zero, nada -- shred of medicinal value to the evil weed marijuana. This is going to be a setback to the long-haired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking crowd."-- Rush Limbaugh

And I thought the debate was about glaucoma patients and those with cancer. So much anger, so little brains.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Opining About Apparently Nothing

Jessica McBride has a new favorite word. "Apparently" has apparently used up its usefulness. Her new word is "opine."

Opine I love thee, ooak not so much, though owalnut is stouter than obeech ever would.

Ouch. Just thought it was funny.

Weight Loss Statement

It has now been 17 months and change since I quit smoking. I had a pack a day habit for nearly 30 years. With the help of Zyban and having met a new person who was a non-smoker (later to become my wife) I finally kicked the habit.

In the absence of smoking, I did something I never thought I would do ... gained weight. I was formerly a long distance runner ... I once ran the mile in under 4:30. Heck, I weighed 127 pounds my senior year in high school and didn't break the 150 barrier until my twenties.

I now weigh 233 pounds. There was a time I would have rejoiced at that. Trust me, nobody pushes around anyone who weighs 233 pounds, unless of course they weigh more and are belligerent. In any case, the ache on my knees and feet has become intolerable. My body is simply not used to carrying this much weight.

James, at Wigderson Library and Pub, might not recognize me now. He probably remembers the relatively svelte guy he regularly harassed (kidding) at UWM. Of course the hair is gone now as well. Used to have it fairly long.

Anyway, that aside, the time has come to seriously take some action. I will be blogging regularly about losing this weight, in addiiton to my other rants. My goal is to get to 175 pounds. My mission statement is:

I am in the weight loss business. I intend to lose all the weight I gained
after I quit smoking and to lose an additional 15 pounds to reach my ultimate
goal of 175 pounds.

Wish me luck.

Life is Good

The mulch pile in the driveway is getting smaller. I must say that the yard and gardens around the house look good. I also just got done removing a bush from near the front door. It's twin will be removed as soon as I'm done here. Then my wife and I will work at planting some annuals and applying mulch.

It's good to get out and work in the yard. Muscles that I haven't stretched out over the winter were sore last night and will be more so tonight. But it's a good feeling nevertheless. And tomorrow the soreness will be less.

Anyway, anonymous comments are no longer allowed at this blog. The people who come here and comment, even if they use fake names, are okay. At least I can track back and find out something about them ... though I won't go so far as some conservative buffoons have and "call them out." That's just silly. I am considering setting up a list of disallowed commenters from bloggers who don't identify themselves. Maybe not ... maybe on a case by case basis.

I just have more respect from someone who makes comments out in the open, so to speak.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

They're Just Plain Lazy

I love conservative thought. Whenever I put up a post they disagree with, they tell me to go do this, go do that, find information for them to refute what I posted.

Guys, it's not my job. Do the legwork yourself.

Besides, I got other things to do. Now, if you want to have a discussion and provide your own refutations, great, I'll go along. I might even agree with you if I think your point is made. But don't expect me to do the work for you.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Vote Your Wallet

This was too good by Greg Saunders over at "This Modern World."

Gas Prices

Oil Company Stock Prices

Big Oil's campaign contributions

Greg Saunders says: You're paying at the pump. Get payback at the polls.

More of the Same

And now, from those fun-loving guys who brought you Iraq and thousands of senseless deaths and oodles of destruction, here's more of the same ... can you say "Texas Nuke 'em?"

Click on image to view.

Monday, April 24, 2006

We Believe in the Bill of Rights

This is what should have been posted by Ragnar.