Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

my old 14 and 12 gauge plugs...

Friday, April 25, 2008

i was scared. angie loomed in the back of my mind from around noon to about 5:45 pm. angie is a mean, mean lady. angie wants:

100 pull ups
100 push ups
100 squats
100 sit ups

for time. my last angie was 24:10 and i hurt afterwards.

i was finally geared up for her, getting my mind prepared for the agony that was coming. i walked in and on the board was scrawled tabata. a moment of relief and happiness came and i was elated to say the least.

my first tabata score was 231. tabata was my welcoming wod to crossfit. 16 minutes of squats, pull ups, sit ups and push ups. 20 sec on, 10 sec off. 4 minutes per cycle.

we began with our warming up and skill work. then tabata began. squats first. then pull ups. my hand was ripped from our last wod from saturday, so i wound up using a better monkeygrip than i have been. i suppose having that rip was actually a good thing. pull ups done and sit ups next. then push ups. forearms burning...and weakening...

after it was all said and done, my numbers were added up and my score: 253. +22 from my last score...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

the new weezer album is due out 6.24.08 and the new single pork and beans is out now! go check it...

faqs about weezer.

my brother was the one responsible for getting me into weezer. i had just gone to visit him and the rest of the family. whilst perusing his cd collection, i came across the blue album and asked him "who is this?" he took it from me, put it in his player and hit play. i bought it right away and left it spinning in my car every time i went somewhere. the the other albums came out. pinkerton, the green album, maladroit, make believe and others.

yeah, i'm anxiously awaiting the red album. . .

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

oh snap! (no pun intended)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

what is earth day? i'm glad you asked...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

went and saw eXpelled today. awesomely awesome movie. go see it...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

today at crossfit was derek's bad day...

derek's bad day consisted of:
50 pistol squats
50 L sit pull ups (or kipping pull ups)
50 pushups

i opted for the kipping due to i was only able to pull off 4 L sit pull ups and derek wanted me to work on my kipping.

the pistol squats were murder. i really need to work on my strength in my legs and remember to stay on my heels and not on my toes.

after it was all said and done, my time was 13:47 (a time that i know i can improve on). i plan on working on my pistols.

as you can see from the picture above, i ripped open another callous from my kipping. i need to work on my monkey grip as well. this is the second time that i ripped another one open. i cut it off as soon as i got home, but it had already begun to sting with the chalk getting into it. i guess i need to use my pumice stone more than i have been...

Friday, April 18, 2008

elizabeth. she kicked me when i was down. and she kept kicking. i got through her though, some times, it wasn't pretty, others, well...tis ok.

elizabeth. she consists of cleans and ring dips (21-15-9). my cleans are not very good. ok, terrible. but to my defense, this was only the second time doing them, and the first time was the learning of the skill. i'm a retard when it comes to the proper technique. it's a skill that i have to work on and get better at. when i started elizabeth, christmas said that my cleans were looking better. but towards the end of the workout, much to my chagrin, instead of getting better, they were getting worse.

my time was 18:05 and even though i finished, i need to continually learn the cleans effectively and learn the proper technique. here's to hope. . .

Thursday, April 17, 2008

the tadpole and the jalapeno

this morning, when i was making breakfast, the tadpole was up and running around and he was also trying to help me make breakfast. pulling out pans and putting away bacon. closing the egg crate. i pulled out the jalapenos and started adding them to my mixture.

the tadpole saw what i was doing and asked for a jalapeno. i pulled out a slice, ripped a small section away and gave it to him. his eyes lit up and he put it in his mouth. holding out his hand, he asked for more. as i gave him the rest, he quickly put it in his mouth and went running around with glee.

i quickly walked over to the cupboard, got out his favorite spongebob cup, filled it with water and waited. i noticed that he had stopped suddenly in his tracks and his mouth had gone from a happy smile to a contorted disgusted frown.

his hand had gone to his mouth and he was trying to get the "vile" food out, but he didn't know what to do with it.

"do you want to spit it out?" i ask him. "it's ok, you can."

in one quick moment he had the jalapeno out of his mouth and into the trash. i handed him his water and he quickly downed it, asking for more of the refreshing liquid. i filled it back up, he drank it all and asked for a third cup. after that, he stuck with cereal. . .

Thursday, April 10, 2008

dreams. i don't understand them sometimes. i had a nighttime full of dreams that i don't even remember, but i do know that i was disturbed by them. i can't remember them for the life of me, but i do remember tossing and turning. arrrrgh. . .

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

happy birthday freckles. love ya!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

true, i don't like this type of music (except for mr. a-z), but this is pretty cool...
thanks k

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

the weather has a been an assorted bag of jelly bean flavors of late. snow, sun, snow, wind, sun, warmth, cold, sun, snow.

it's spring break and i watched some school kids sledding down a snow covered hill during spring break. sickening...

but, on the flipside, i was able to go out and cruise the pavement with the sprite and the monkey. c'mon global warming.

oh, and btw, happy april fool's. in celebration of today, click here.

high score: 152,275

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