Friday, February 18, 2011

Muse, Sobriety, Podcasts, and Creatine

Quick ramblings that will not be checked for grammar:

I love Muse. I discovered them about 2 years ago while stealing music from my current roommates iTunes. since then Muse has fueled me during many a moment in my life. Showers, Vacations, Cardio and Weight Training, Long Days, Short Days and Sunny Days such as today. I regret that I have not purchased any of their new albums since then, perhaps I will change this today.

I have to be honest, Its actually been over 30 days since I quit drinking. I told myself I was going to have one after the 30 day mark. Somehow I don't feel that I am ready yet. I want to ride it out, maybe another 20 or 30 days. I feel too good. my energy is sky high (and if you know me well, you understand that is a scary thing). I do long for the taste of a healthy poor of expertly distilled Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. all good things can wait.

My 2 best friends and I are green lighting a project that we have had on the back burner. if only to fuel our Narcissistic personality's. We will be recording a Podcast. Basic topics are still TBD we dont want to sound like any other rock jock radio show. keep an ear out for this within the next 30 days. working title: THE RIGHT GUYS.

Supplements are expensive. I cut out a lot of excessive spending on take out food and restaurant dining but the amount I spend on Protein, Vitamins and Creatine is fairly high as well. I'm going to have to look into purchasing a higher quality product online.

considering lowering my intake of coffee now. I've removed so many bad habits from my life lately why not take away the only one I have left. THE ONLY FREAKING ONE! (thats a pure lie)

February 18th. "I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be 50 pushups each morning, 50 pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight"
-Travis Bickle

PS- all my windows are open. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Unspoken Rules For Your Gym

The Fitness centers of the world should not have to post rules, but then again, coffee needn't be branded with CAUTION signs either. Stupid people encompass a gross percentage of the worlds population. Lately, my third home as been my local gym. I have come to realize that many of its members are not aware of the unspoken rules. I'm writing today a small list of these unspoken rules, in an effort to enlighten the gym members who fall into the previously mentioned populous category.

1. Wear proper attire.
If I see one more guy working out in jeans and timberlands I'm going to punch him in the throat.

2. get off your cell phone.
Hey! stop texting and do your set. I've been waiting for the decline bench for over 6 minutes and you have spent the entire time working out your thumbs. that goes for you too Chatty Cathy. I don't care that you can talk and speed walk at the same time.

3. Do not give un solicited advice.
this has not happened to me personally because I know what I am doing, But I have seen it happen to others. You are a gym MEMBER, not an employee. so stop trying to be someones personal coach and mind your own business. if they want to hurt themselves that is their prerogative. that brings me to my next rule/question...

4. You need help.
What are you doing? where did you learn it? why? are those grunts of pain or of pleasure? stop molesting that palates ball. are you lifting that weight or trying to keep it from crushing you?  if your body was one muscle, you just pulled it. are you ok?

5. do not ASK for advice.
This one has happened to me, and it pissed me off.  I'm in the middle of a set and some one comes over and says something to the effect of: "I noticed your shoulders look real good, how did you get them shoulders?". My response: "uhhh, is this some kind of joke?" I don't know how to accurately describe how annoying this is. let me use a metaphor. You are sitting in a restaurant enjoying a nice steak when another patron walks up and sits down next to you. You have just taken a big bite of your steak and he says, "hey I noticed you are eating the steak, hows it taste?" IT TASTES LIKE A FUCKING STEAK!!!

6. put your equipment away.
Hey Superman! I noticed you left 6 45lb weights on the bar and you're putting your jacket on already. I'm not here to clean up after you. Neither is the 60 year old woman who might want to use the equipment after you. So do us all a favor and put your weights back where they belong. Think of it as another excuse to show off the biceps that you have worked so hard to maintain. It used to be that weight on a piece of equipment meant that it was in use. nowadays its a sign of a lazy jackass whose mother picked up after him his entire life.

7. don't leave the bathroom a mess.
there is nothing worse then wet socks. if you make the mess, clean it up. or die.

8. Turn down YOUR headphones.
are you hard of hearing? I can hear your Hoobistank clear across the gym.

9. Get out of my way
4 Guidos standing around one machine talking, texting while trying to "get their swell on". guess what this isn't? a club on west 6th.

10. stop hitting on her/him
once again. this is a gym. we have all, except you, come here to work out. so please stop being a complete creep and leave.

Friday, February 4, 2011

another cop show?

How many cop based serial drama's do we need on TV at one time? The Answer is ONE!! Law & Order re-runs. I'm not talking about Law & Order SVU or CI either. I'm talking the original Law & Order in its hey day. Detective Briscoe (Jerry Orback) dropping one liners about dead perps like its his job and Jack McCoy (Sam Waterson) Kicking ass all over the court room. enough of this CSI, NCIS,  Hawaii Five-O reboot bull crap. these hacks can't act and sure as shit don't seem like real detectives too me. nice tan, jerk. not too mention that show The Closer! the only thing she should close is her mouth, because its like a freight train running through a cast iron pan warehouse.

Case in point: Dick Wolf has an awesome name.