Saturday, February 05, 2011

C'mon Celtics!

Neil, Derek, and I went to the Celtics last night (they lost to the Mavs).  While the game was great, the food before AND after at Neptune Oyster stole the night, IMHO.  Island Creeks and Wellfleets were phenomenal!  I wish we could've gotten more tickets for everyone to go, but they were limited (sorry, Tennessee!).

Heavy Lifting

I came across this article the other day, and it got me a-thinking: I really miss lifting heavy.  Not that I've ever been a power-lifter, per se, but I used to lift much heavier weights (and a heck of a lot more frequently).  So I headed down to the home gym this morning (smith machine, free weights, etc), and decided to push some ell-bees around.  I started doing some dead lifts (which I've never really done before), and just like the guy in the article, I'm a weakling (95 lbs. I didn't try to max out because I wanted to maintain form on an exercise I've never done before).   Needless to say, my legs were (and are) a bit tired.  I then headed over to the flat bench (which, btw, I used in conjunction with the smith machine so I don't accidentally kill myself while no one else was around), and worked my way up to what I would consider a reasonable max (220 terrible, considering that I haven't lifted in a while).  Long story short: I'm motivated again.  I even took a few videos of my dead lift to make sure that my form was correct (looked pretty good).  This is gonna be a great year, right Louis?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What snow?

I've never been one to complain about snow,but Jesus-H-Christ, are we getting way too much of it this year, or what!!  I've never seen so much snow on my roof (over a foot in some area); I'm starting to get a bit concerned.  To top it off, I'd had to travel quite a bit the past few weeks, and I've been stuck in some hellish traffic.  The worst part about this type of traffic is when you realize that 1) there's no accident, 2) not a single car is in the breakdown lane and 3) it stops and starts at random.  And why do cops sit in the left hand breakdown lane on 95N (toward the split) with their engines running? That's an automatic decrease in speed of 20 mph (thanks, jerk-offs)!! Whatever, I guess it could be worse.  I could be living in Delaware. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pro Bowl? Bah!

Does anyone actually watch the NFL's Pro Bowl?  I don't think I've ever watched the entire game.  The QB's throw across the middle with abandon, and the safeties peel off, practically begging the receiver to catch the ball.  Where are the hits?  Where's the emotion?  This is simply a final showcase of egotism, and I'd rather watch Pawn Stars.  Good day, Sir!

BTW:  35-0 NFC in the 2nd half?!?!?  I said "Good Day"!!!