Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loyal Dog

Slain Petty Officer Jon Tumilson's dog refused to leave his side during the Navy SEAL's funeral last week....

Full article here.

RIP. God Bless Our Troops.

morning run

7 miles.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


5 rounds of:
3 cleans (45#)
20 burpees


burpees are rough!

Rating Hurricane Supplies

When there's a Hurricane a-brewin' near NYC, residents are treated like people who do not know how to deal at all (kind of like when there is frost in Florida in January).

So the local news told us to stock up on essentials - including emergency kits, batteries, food and water. A lot of New Yorkers I know took this list and added a few of their own essentials, especially since every subway will be shut down and we'll be pretty much in our apartments on lockdown…

Not sure what the propane tanks are all about, but I definitely agree that during a Hurricane Whey Protein is a necessity. If you gotta be chillin' at home you may as well be beefing up. Also note that the only things to eat here are Doritos and trail mix. I dunno what y'all are gonna do once you get drunk and wanna eat eat eat. Bonus points for the smelly candles though.
Grade: B. Substantial loot, but could have more food.

What's up, skinny girl margarita? I will wash you down with that white wine and then spit seeds from my melon. After that, it's nuts galore. Oh, and gummies throughout.
Grade: D. This shit ain't gonna give you nothing but a headache.

I found this one online, it's not one of my friends. Which probably explains why it has the most functional things in it. Canned pears? Those will hold up if you're stuck in your apartment for decades. Batteries seem to be what all the news channels tell you to get, so spot on play there. But what do you use them for? I feel like all my electronics run on their own juice these days. Call me a tech snob, but all I need batts for are the TV remotes.
Grade: C+. Kudos on the flashlight, but I don't care much for pears.

Here's what we were rocking' at my house Friday night. Yeah it just looks like a bunch of alcohol - 'cause it is. But that's because it's only a PORTION of our preparation. We've got a whole separate food stash. BBQ chips, soups galore, GROUND BEEF to make meatballs before the power shuts off, peanut m&ms, apples, cantaloupe, the list goes on and on. I'm happy to say we're prepared, but I think we might have gone a little too far.
Grade: A. Irene might make us gain weight.

Whatta we got here? 3 half empty liquor bottles, some beef jerky and a bit of water to help cure your hangover the next day. That little bottle of Bailey's should be saved as a last resort shot if for some reason you think you're going to perish from Irene. That way, at least your last moment can be delicious.
Grade: D. Definitely a manly stash, but I'd be through that jerky in hours — where's my second course?

Monday, August 29, 2011

James Blake & Bon Iver

Fall Creek Boys Choir

morning run

2 miles.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

after the hurricane

in jersey city...

Friday, August 26, 2011

morning run

6 miles

last night:

3 rounds of:
30 box jumps
20 kb swings (20#)
10 OH squats (20#)

abs & push ups

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Challenge #8 - The Write Stuff

I'm cutting it close this month, but this month's challenge starts TODAY (and lasts until the end of the month).

Basically, I realized that I don't write much outside of work these days. But this week will be different. This week I will write for at least ONE HOUR A DAY in addition to what I do for work.

What I write doesn't matter. Diary entries, poems, haiku, spec scripts, a novel, short stories, etc. I can write anything!

But I have to write.

That's the goal.

I'll keep you all posted.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

is it done. j mascis

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Muppets: The Green Album

Ok Go sings the Muppets Show Theme Song. From the new album: Muppets: The Green Album. This album looks AWESOME! They have assembled a group of artists who I love for this album including: Weezer & Hayley Williams, My Morning Jacket, Rachael Yamagata, Matt Nathanson, The Fray and Alkaline Trio.

The Fray singing Mahna Mahna? Amazing.

Definitely buying this album TODAY!

hey girl

ryan gosling breaks up fight on the street this past weekend.

um... hey girl. i might break up fights but i'll never break your heart.

video via jezebel.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Andy Levy apologizes to Chris Brown

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monday runday

5k with Care!


yesterday - 1.5 miles

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Surprise Wedding!


bike ride

30 minutes!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

funny looking animals of the week!

morning run

5 miles


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

morning run



Monday, August 15, 2011


As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

Run 400M
5 Deadlifts (20# dumbbells)

Almost got through 5 rounds.

Then did pull ups for the first time since the great swollen arm pull up debacle! 3 rounds of 8. Will be monitoring the arms closely...

watch the throne, y'all

Friday, August 12, 2011

morning run

4.5 miles

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

morning runs

yesterday - 2.5 miles.

today - 4 miles.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

National Book Week!

It's National Book Week. The rules: grab the closest book to you. Flip to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence. Don't mention the book.

"The three of them ascend the stairs, sounds of merriment jingling up from the bar."

Post your sentence to comments!

funny looking animal of the week!

It's hard out there for a mouth breather...

As a mouth breather, these really hit home. And made me laugh a lot!

This campaign won gold at Cannes this year.

Monday, August 08, 2011

We did it!

Rusty, Uncle Howie and I did the Wilson Wet N Wild Triathlon this past weekend, and we all completed it! 600M swim, 20 mile bike ride, and a 5k run.

After the race. (Not gonna lie, I was a little dizzy in this photo)

It was really fun, glad we did it! My time was 2 hours and 8 minutes, not the fastest in the race but since my goal was just to finish I was happy with it!

3 things got me through the bike ride:

1. This song:

2. Hearing parts of this kid's speech in my head:

3. A kind of overweight woman passing me on the ride and saying "Keep it up, less than 2 miles left!" This was helpful because I had NO IDEA how much was left or how far I had gone and I was kind of losing it. Thanks, lady!

Also big thanks to all the people who came to watch and support us - we have the BEST family and friends in the whole wide world :)

Triathlons are fun... maybe I'll do one again some time...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Social Animal

Reading "The Social Animal" by David Brooks, which is basically a look at why we do what we do based on our subconscious mind and social interactions. Brooks takes us through the lives of two fictional characters and tells us why they do what they do, how they develop/interact with their environment based on social cues. Pretty interesting stuff.

So far I'm only as far as high school with these characters. This quote caught my eye:

As the novelist Frank Portman has observed, the troika is the natural unit of high-school female friendship. Girl 1 is the hot one; Girl 2 is her sidekick; and Girl 3 is the less attractive one who is the object of the other two's loving condescension. For a time, Girls 1 and 2 will help Girl 3 with makeup and clothes and try to set her up with one of their boyfriends' less attractive friends. But eventually Girls 1 and 2 will let it be known how much hotter they are than Girl 3, and their ensuing bitterness toward her will become more and more obvious until they finally ostracize Girl 3 and replace her with a new Girl 3. The Girl 3s never quite have enough class-consciousness to collectivize and use their combined poser to throw off the yoke of their oppression.

Interesting thought. Trying to think of ways I've seen this happen in life, or in TV/Movies/etc...


last night: 45 min on bike

this morning: 2 miles. 18:17

Monday, August 01, 2011

work outs!

yesterday: soccer game then 1.3 miles w/hoov

today: 25 min swim