In Control of the Internet?! Large AND In Charge?!

Why hell yeah!

Or a soft “hell no”!

If I were in charge of the internet and the “Big Boss Daddy”, so to speak, of the interwebs, the entire e-world would be one giant bin for looney toons. Then again, it already is, and I’d might just make a damn good Prime Minister of the internet world.

This post was prompted by today’s WordPress Daily Post.

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Picking a Blog to Read

Finding an enjoyable blog to read is like running into a million bucks left on the ground. Well, not quite that, because I actually have no idea how that feels (or would feel), but I do know that I’ve never really sat down and scoured the web looking for a blog to read. I just casually run into websites through Google and/or WordPress and happen to land onto a blog.

I’m not a picky person; I’d like to think my interests are eclectic enough to help lead a path to find a plethora of good blogs to visit. So, with that said, my criteria lies on whether or not the blog can make me think, is humorous, ‘different’ and all that jazz. If the writer has a peculiar style and a way with words, that could also hook my readership. A unique blog by a writer with their own perspective of things that goes outside the conventional norm will attract me each and every single time. I find those types the most interesting.

And people that can use the words (or phrase for the latter) pulchritudinous and indole-3-carbinol in the same sentence gets me! Although I haven’t ran into anybody who’s used both terminologies in a same sentence. (Yet?)

The internet, and WordPress alone, is vast. My favorite blogs to find are the ones that are truly diamonds in the rough. They inspire me to aspire to be on their level. I’m just a guy that types his thoughts out, much like many out there in the land of WordPress.

This post was prompted by the WordPress Daily Post.

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I’ve Lost Five Pounds Over the Last Month

Not a success. “Weight loss” is a deception, and I dislike the term. “Fat loss” is more apropos and doesn’t show up on a scale.

For those that haven’t followed my blog since the last time I discussed this, I’m around the ballpark of 6’2″ to 6’3″ in height, and in early August I was standing at 230 pounds. Now, I carry most of my fat in my gut, chest and ‘love handles’, the worst areas for fat storage in men since they are estrogen-dominant areas, especially the gut, and likely mitigate my testosterone levels. I also carry a solid amount of fat in my face and ass, which don’t bother me as much, albeit I’d like to lose fat in my face to emphasize my jawline a bit more.

I was in the best shape of my life back in September 2009 and May 2010. I was doing bodyweight exercises, lifting dumbbells, utilizing my treadmill in the basement and getting on the elliptical at my aunt’s house on a near daily basis. I was also carrying a heavy bookbag around back then and was naturally strong overall. I was around 195-205 pounds at that time. Regardless, I don’t look ‘bad’, I’m just flabby, and flab is the enemy. I want to be a beast, and look like one.

Anyhow, by September 1st of this year, I’d gotten to 228; after a month of on-again/off-again commitment to a caloric deficit, I’ve dropped down to 223 pounds, and I’m not sure I consider it a success. I’m still flabby and don’t see any reduction in fat. As for strength, I haven’t felt any decreases, either. I can’t put the blame on water weight, because I only went from five bottles of water (16.9 ounce bottles) a day to eight bottles.

So I reckon it’s a mixture.

I should increase my protein intake to 1 gram per pound of lean body mass, but I’m not exactly sure how much lean body mass I actually have, and I’ll be damned if I go 1 pound per bodyweight, because as much as I like meat and other protein packed foods, acquiring 220 grams of protein a day is tedious.

I’ll keep updating and see how this goes. I’ve been taking Muscle Pharm’s Shred Matrix. In about a month I’m going to try out the new Muscle Pharm product from the new Arnold Schwarzenegger line Iron Cuts. It looks to be promising since the ingredient profile features agents that should fight the effects of catabolism/muscle loss.

Other supplements I’ve been taking asides from MP’s Shred Matrix:
— 5,000 IU of vitamin D (D3)
— Life Extension’s Super K (Vitamin K2 for D3/calcium uptake)
— Triple strength fish oil (2 to 4 caps a day)
— Juice Plus Orchard and Garden Blends (I usually don’t take products like this, but I got a box of these for free, so why not?)
— Muscle Pharm’s CLA (conjugated linoleic acid; perhaps a waste of money)
— Coconut oil (through capsules, the oil from Nutiva or cooking)

I’m still eating in a caloric deficit, and despite the ‘weight loss’, I’ve noticed minimal fat loss (as in none), but I’ll keep on trucking forward because in my mind that’s the only option at this point. Well, one of two options: become a beast or stay flabby, unappealing and mediocre.

Just a message to you.

Our relationship had substance and a story. It was remarkable, exceptional even. It could and should have been an everlasting union between you and I, but you destroyed it for temporary means. I’ll never understand why. There is no “why”. All potential reasons are baseless and illogical.

You told me, once upon a time, that I deserve better than you. Yeah, I do. But I can’t get over what could have and should have been. I inevitably, unavoidably encounter way too many nostalgia-inducing mementos – things — on a daily basis. Getting over you is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life, and that’s saying a lot.

The Way Things Used To Be

Remember you and me
And the way things used to be?
On the phone late at night
Not a single fight

Remember you and I
Before you cheated and lied?
You would be so excited to hear my voice
You said being with me was the very best choice

Remember me and you
When you were my sweet, little baby boo?
When our relationship was the greatest thing
I thought for sure I’d give you that special ring

Remember us
Before you crashed our relationship like a mechanically flawed bus?
You left, forever, not for a while
I’ll never understand how you could turn so vile

Remember we
And how we were just two crazy teens?
You screwed me over with nary a sound
Took my heart and you smashed it into the ground

The Greatest Show of All-Time (Breaking Bad) Ended Last Night

No spoilers

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Unlike the Dexter series finale, when Breaking Bad’s final episode — the 62nd one to be precise — aired and completed, I smiled. Everything about this final 8-episode season was absolutely perfect. Even from an objective standpoint, I cannot even begin to criticize one thing about this season. It was as perfect of a television show as you can get. The writing was tremendous and didn’t leave you feeling stupid. I’d be willing to bet, if you are a fan, you watched last night’s episode and felt fulfilled afterwards.

Or maybe empty, since it’s all over (UFC’s Mike Goldberg voice).

Breaking Bad has set the standards on how a television show should be. It had everything from drama to snippets of comedy to action to storytelling. It told a fine, fine story. The problem I have with Hollywood as a whole, everything has been constricted to romantic comedies, superhero movies and action movies with a horde of explosions. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a solid Rom-Com every now and again (will never truly admit this in person to anyone) as well as a superhero flick or a fictional White House being blown up in the guise of a film, but why not simply tell me a good story.

The television show Breaking Bad did just that. A story was told.

Thank you, Vince Gilligan.