Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Trash

Good morning loyal blog followers.

Thought I would give you an update on the transformation challenge i am in.

So i started off the contest weighing in at about 200 pounds.  I now weigh about 195.  And this is pretty much all because of the eating.  I really haven't done any cardio yet.

This whole things is about preparation, mostly food preparation.  you really need to prepare you meals ahead ot time or you will be left behind.

When it comes to working out, I really haven't lifted for a couple years.  I do go to the gym and lift some weights, but nothing too serious.  Combine that with the triathlon training I have been doing for the past 1.5 years (which for me has been all cardio), and I have been crushed at the gym.  I have been very sore this past week.  No pain no gain right ?

To top off the week, I sprained my ankle Sunday night playing floor hockey, so this will definitely affect my cardio.  Tough to run we you can't walk.

So all in all, a good week, haha.

I am still going to continue with this for the full 12 weeks, gimpy ankle or not.

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Is March Madness over yet ?  Hoops and I don't get along very well.

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Joke of the day.

A lady golfer is stung by a wasp.  She goes to look for the green keeper and find him.  "I've been stung by a wasp" she says.  "Where did it get you ?"  he replies "Between the 1st and 2nd hole" she says.  The greens keeper responds "I think your stance must be a little too wide"

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Out !!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Free Fact Friday

Today's Daily Dump.

The Longest Hour and a Half

In 2007 a Pennsylvania man became stuck in a portable toilet when he dropped his keys in the toilet and tried to rescue them.  After 45 minutes of yelling, children playing in a nearby field heard his screams and went for help.  He was rescued by police after an hour and a half of standing in waste without shoes or pants.  The portable toilet had to be demolished to get him out.  Afterwards, doctors treated him for minor injuries and removed the toilet seat, which had become wedged around his midsection.

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The Challenge is on !!

I came across this contest about a month ago, it is a 12 week challenge that is put on by Paul Anthony (world champion natural bodybuilder), and Dynamis, a local supplement company.  You send in a couple pics of yourself, and explain why you want to be chosen for this contest.  Well lucky me I was 1 of 10 contestants to be chosen (Ray Ray is shaking his head right now).
Here's how it works.
Paul Anthony provides each contestant a very strict eating plan, and a workout plan.
Dynamis supplies free supplements for 3 months.
I have 3 jugs of protein powder, 3 jugs of pre workout powder, and 3 bottles of fat burners.

Now it's up to me to get things done.  It was nice because this contest started the day after Ray Ray's stag (Ray Ray shaking his head again).

Talk about a strict eating plan.  6 meals a day, every 2 - 2.5 hours.  Pretty much this leads up right into my fishing trip in June.

Looking forward to it.

Here is the link about the contest.

http://thedynamisdifference.com/blog/DYNAMIS+Dreambody+Transformation+Challenge

So for the next 3 months I will be giving you updates.  If you are lucky, I will even post the 'before', and 'during' pictures.

update 1:  Can't move my upperbody, workouts this week crushed me.  Legs this weekend should be a hoot.

I still have plans to do some triathlons this summer too, so we'll see what happens.

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WooHoo !!  Anyone else excited that the Flames likely won't make the playoffs ?  Good article in the Calgary paper today talking about how the Flames simple just aren't that good, and that they have NOBODY in their farm system for the future.  The future is bleak for the flames my friend.

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Seriously, what is up with the plastic packaging on almost everything you buy ?  You can't tear it, you can't open it, and if you do somehow manage to get it opened, there is a good chance you will cut yourself.  Bought Ryder a 'sippy' cup.  The before and after pics.  I had to use scissors, but it was still hard.  Seriously, it there nothing better that can be done with the packaging ?



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Joke of the day

There is a golfer stranded on an island and comes across this bottle.  He opens the lid and a genie comes out.  Not just any genie, but a gorgeous one.
This gorgeous genie offers 3 wishes.  The man say that he wants all the money in the world, poof, he has all the cash he wants.  Next he asks for world peace, poof, world peace.
Before he grants his 3rd wish, the gorgeous genie looks at him and says, "you have been here a long time", "how about you and I play around......", to which the man replies, "you have some golf clubs in there ?"

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L8er Sk8er

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The early WANG

It's been a week since the last blog.  I was out of town for a stag starting at mid week last week, hence no time for updates. 

It was Ray Ray's stag in Golden BC, or as the twitter world knows it #rayraystag.
Here's the run down.
  • Groceries purchased Wednesday night
  • Drive up to Golden Thursday.
  • Party like it's 1999
  • Ski Friday
  • Party like it's 1999
  • Ski Saturday
  • Party like it's 1999
  • Clean up and drive home Sunday.
I couldn't believe how much snow Golden had.  Take a look at the outside pic of our cabin and see how much snow there was.

The mountain in Golden is called Kicking Horse.  This mountain rocks.  Tons of challenging runs for the 'good' skiiers, and enough Blue runs for the rest of us skiers.

Here are some pics.





Mouse, Osato, Biff, Winks.  Didn't feel like rotating the pic.  Turn your head.

Though it was Ray Ray's stag, we also celebrated G-Dog's birthday.  A Crown Royal drinker deserves a Crown Royal cake.


Our pad we stayed in.

Bought this ski suit for Ray Ray to wear on the hill, but it was just too small and tight.  Either that or his muscles are just too big.

A better shot of the Crown Royal Cake for G-Dog.


Here is some of the crew at the top of the hill.



13 guys + 1 cabin + 4 bathrooms + 1 hot tub + 32,000,000 beverages = great time !

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Today's Joke.

'Did you hear that Rita McNeil has flesh eating disease ?'

'They've given her 20 years to live'

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Morning Metal

POISON's BRET MICHAELS On Touring With MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'It Doesn't Have To Be A Lovefest' - Mar. 12, 2011

POISON frontman Bret Michaels recently spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about his band's upcoming tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE and NEW YORK DOLLS.

When asked how the tour came about, Michaels said, "Very simple. I was going out solo this year. I have a brand new tour and CD, Bret Michaels 'Get Your Rock On'. I was going out solo and we're going to do a couple dates with POISON for our 25th anniversary. Well, I mentioned at a couple venues that I thought it would be great if MÖTLEY and POISON toured together for our 25th and 30th anniversaries. And I took a lot of flack [laughs] from certain members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, who vowed they were never going to do it. Well, here we are doing it. I look at everything I do as a music fan. I think MÖTLEY and POISON touring together is going to be an amazing summer tour. The bottom line is, all that matter is that we have a good time and the fans get completely rocked."

Regarding what the relationship has been like between MÖTLEY CRÜE and POISON over the years, Michaels said, "Here's the funniest thing. Vince has toured with POISON many times solo. We get along great. As far as MÖTLEY and POISON, there hasn't been much of a connection. This is the first time we've ever done a tour together. I know over the years that MÖTLEY has a certain way they want to brand themselves or want themselves to be seen. With POISON, we just want to go out to play for fans and the people who show up. If there's going to be a friendly competition as far as wanting to go out and put on a great show, absolutely. As far as saying anything bad about them, I just don't. As far as getting along, I'm not around them enough to know or really care how they feel. Even if they like POISON or don't like me, I'm playing to fans who show up. It doesn't have to be a lovefest between our two bands. I don't want the fans to be separated. MÖTLEY fans are POISON fans are rock fans. Music is a universal language. Look, I've toured with DEF LEPPARD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALICE IN CHAINS, you name it, KISS, and we've always had great time. I think the bottom line, MÖTLEY probably made a couple bold statements in the press that were probably unnecessary, and I think the bottom line is, it all came around to us going and out and playing to a lot of fans, and I think it will be the tour of the summer. I know I'm going out there to have a good time after all I've been through."

Read the entire interview from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




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GENE SIMMONS On Original KISS Reunion: 'There Will Be One More Time When We Play Together' - Mar. 11, 2011




KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke with DJ JC Green of Alfa Rock 105.7 FM and Metal Messiah Radio's "Heavy Metal Thunder" program last night (Thursday, March 10) ahead of the band's March 12 concert at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in Hato Rey. Excerpts from the chat follow below.

On "Sonic Boom" and its planned follow-up:

"The best thing about 'Sonic Boom' is that we did it honestly without worrying about it — not worrying what kind of music is popular now; we just did what we did, which was to be in KISS.

"The new record, which we already started working on — we start recording in three weeks — is gonna be the next step to 'Sonic Boom'. Very similar — straight rock songs, no ballads, no keyboards, no nothing, just rock.

"We have brand new songs that we've been writing. We've been writing a lot. There's a lot of very good material and that's what we're gonna record. A lot of the songs [have been] written by the whole band together, so no outside writers, just the band doing what it did on the first three records — writing the songs ourselves.

"Once you know who you are and how you breathe — because every song is like an animal; you try to bring life to the song so it becomes real — but once you know who you are, it's easy to do, you just have to do what [comes naturally], without thinking too much about it, without thinking what's popular, without thinking what a producer would do; you just do it the way you naturally do it."

"We have almost all the songs written. In fact, we have too many songs; we have about 20 to 25 things that look and sound good. And we're gonna get into the studio in about three weeks, and then we start recording. At the same time, I have to do the TV show ['Gene Simmons Family Jewels']… I mean, it's a very busy time, but the album is gonna take precedence, that's the most important thing."

On drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer donning the "Catman" and "Spaceman" make-up, which many fans consider sacrilegious:

"Because it's classic, and because the world doesn't care who's in the band. If you were a KISS a long time ago, then you know who Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss] are. But we play stadiums around the world who have never heard of Ace and Peter. When you go see THE [ROLLING] STONES, you see THE STONES. Nobody's even heard of Brian Jones [except for] very old fans. And if you go see AC/DC or any kinds of bands that get up there, the original members is not even the point; it's who you are right now. And you're only gonna be as good as the team that [makes up the current] band. If you go see KISS in a stadium some place, most of the people have never heard of Ace or Peter; they don't know who that is."

On the possibility of a reunion with Peter Criss and Ace Frehley:

"There will be one more time when we play together. Sometime in the future there's going to be a last show. Sometime in the future we'll be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. There will be one more time when we do it together to honor the beginning. But, you know, when you run a long-distance race, not everybody can run a long race. Some people are only good for the beginning of the race and they don't have the passion and the will, and the endurance. Not everybody can run a long-distance race."






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 I thought this was pretty cool.  First ever kick flip on a surf board.









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Is anyone else as excited as I am for March Madness starting up ?  Wow, a month of NCAA college ball littering the air waves, can't wait


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Is it only me that finds this poster hilarious ?






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What would be a MMM without my boy and his KISS onesie on.



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Joke of the Day

A guy walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a drink.  He notices a monkey in a cage behind the bar and asks about it.  "You don't want to know," answers the bartender.  A few beers later, the guys says "Come on, I gotta know what the deal is with the monkey."
"OK, I'll show you" says the bartender.  He takes the animal out of the cage, whacks it on the head with a bat.  The monkey pulls down the bartender's pants and (use your imagination).  He looks at the guy and says, "You want to try it ?"
"Hell, yeah," says the guy.  "But don't hit me that hard."

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Have a good one.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hot Dog Saturday

A few thoughts

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The hit heard around the world.





So what do you think ?  The Montreal player has a severe concussion and a broken neck.  The Boston player never got suspended.
Here is my take on it.  Hockey is a fast paced game.  You have to know where you are on the ice at all times.  The Montreal player should have known that the turnbuckle was there, hits like this have happened tons of times.  i am not saying  what happened to him was warranted.  It's a shame that you are skating full out and then then get into a head on collioson with a turnbuckle, brutal, but the Montreal player should have know a little better

I hope he has a full recovery and is able to play hockey again.

The same can be said for the person that skates into the corner and at the last minute turns his back to the oppostition and gets hit head first into the boards, what did he expect was going to happen ?

You have to take caution into your own hands when playing hockey, it's a fast game, decisions are made quickly, you just have to be smart about it.

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Going skiing in Golden next weekend for Ray Ray's stag.  It should be a gong show.  I have attached a clip from the movie Hot Dog.  I could see this going down next weekend.


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Joke of the Day.

Q.  how do you find a blind man in a nudist colong ?
A.  It's not hard.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Ol' Mid Week WANG


Angel wrote:

"One night, after the nightly bathing of the boy, I let the Dad do the feeding.  I was steaming bottles in the kitchen when it got strangely quiet.  Usually there is a rythmic noise that comes from the room when Craig is rocking Ryder.  But this night, it faded very quickly.  I decided to go see what was up and discovered this, my two boys fast asleep together.  It was the cutest thing ever!!  I quickly went and got my camera.  I took the photo and the two of them nearly jumped out of the chair and hit the ceiling because my shutter startled them.  Thankfully I got the shot and was able to capture this priceless moment."



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I like this tilt.  2 big guys throwing down.  Give the decision the MacIntyre.




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Today's Joke.

A Circus Manager was in a bar and walked over to a crowd of people around a table.  On the table was an upside down pot, with a duck dancing on top of it.  The Circus Manager thought this was amazing and figured he could use it for his show.  After some negotiations, the duck's owner sold the pot and duck to the Circus Manager for 10,000.
At the first circus show, the duck is standing on the pot but not dancing.  Pissed off, the Circus Manager calls the original owner saying "the duck isn't dancing !! "
The original owner says, "did you remember to light the candle under the pot ? "

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L8er SK8er

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monday Morning Metal

First off, I must apologize.  You weren't treated to my WANG on Wednesday, and the Free Facts' on Friday.  I had a busy week and wasn't able to update the blog.

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A shout out to Mouse and Anna.  Congratulations on your new addition to the family, Jackson.

Here are a few pics.




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Today's MMM deals with the band that got me into metal, and it was my very first cassette tape i owned.  That band was Quiet Riot, and the album was metal heath.

My bro and I loved this album.  From the classics Metal Health, Slick Black Cadillac, Come on Feel the Noise.....
This officially is the bank that got me into metal.

A few years ago I was lucky enough to see these guys live at the Back Alley.  My buddy Scotty Webster and I went to check them out.  Mind you, the band members have all changed except for the lead singer, Kevin Dubrow.  Dubrow's vocals are awesome, and they were that night too.  The show was awesome.

They were supposed to come back to Calgary again a couple years ago, but the lead singer died from a cocaine overdose, (the rock n roll way).

I still listen to this album all the time, along with others they have put out.


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Take a look at Diego Sanchez after his fight against Kampman on the weekend.  Wow !!  Reminds me of my bro and I fighting each other growing up.

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Ryder's joke of the day.

Cannibals capture three men. The men are told that they will be skinned and eaten and then their skin will be used to make canoes. Then they are each given a final request. The first man asks to be killed
as quickly and painlessly as possible. His request is granted, and they poison him. The second man asks for paper and a pen so that he can write a farewell letter to his family. This request is granted,
and after he writes his letter, they kill him saving his skin for their canoes. Now it is the third man's turn. He asks for a fork. The cannibals are confused, but it is his final request, so they give
him a fork. As soon as he has the fork he begins stabbing himself all over and shouts, "To hell with your canoes!"


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Later