Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Please Vote for my Cute Cute Litul Niece!

Like the title says. Anybody who stumbles upon this post, please vote for my very very cuuuuuuuute litul niece, Kami. My sister and her husband entered her into a Parents Magazine Cover contest. Just click on the link below to vote for Kami.


You can vote again each day until the rest of the week. Please please please!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One Man Jazz Band

I know I should be sleeping already because I have an early day at work later. But I just have to blog about this video that my good friend Gino showed me. His name is Fabio Valdemarin (as far as I can surmise from his YouTube username). He is a true definition of a "one-man band". You just have to check it out.

There is just no way this guy didn't make a deal with the devil. LOL!

He is the man. I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! (Bows deeply in front of this guy)


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Irony of Health, Understanding, and Reliance on Others

It's regular weekly maintenance for World of Warcraft tonight. I'm left relatively lost as to what I want to do with what little free time I have tonight. The night is about to end anyway. So I won't have to worry about what to do for very much longer. Tomorrow will be back to the grind for me. I'll just jot down some of my thoughts that have been lingering around in my head before I hit the sack. Of course, I like trifecta topic blog posts as always. I'll just jump in head first and download all my 3 topics in this post.

(Writing this post while listening to John Mayer's new album "Battle Studies". I just got it so might as well give it a good once over)

Irony of Health

I've been going to an ENT doctor for the past 3-4 weeks regarding my recent sore throat bouts. I was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). All the years of Coke drinking, cigarette smoking, boozing, and then some has finally caught up with me. Apparently, my throat is sore not because of some inflammation or infection, but because my stomach acids rise up while I'm sleeping and nestle around my larynx and vocal chords.

For these past 3-4 weeks, I've been drinking nothing but water just to help my recovery along. I've actually gotten used to just drinking water. But it does get frustrating to not be able to go on alcohol drinking binges every weekend.

I read on the net that losing a little weight helps people with my condition. So this is my 2nd week of going to the gym 4 days a week. I finally get to use the gym in my appartment building again. It's a lot less embarrassing to work out there compared to going to a gym like Fitness First. At least I can deal with my own frailty and physical weakness on my own. My gym sessions are mostly about cardio on the treadmill. I've gotten up to doing 2 miles each time I hit the tread mill. I'm now trying to lessen the time it takes me to finish 2 miles. I'll eventually get there I suppose. I just hope I don't get lazy.

The only downside of going to the gym is that I seem to go on gluttony-mode on those days. The treadmill I use has a read-out on how many calories I burn. But I'm pretty sure the uber large amounts of food I eat on those days is about twice or thrice as much calories than what I've burnt. So I don't know if this working out thing will be good for me in the long run. LOL!