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Monday, December 18, 2006

Best Workout Music

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Yay Erik! Yay Bob!

Congrats to Erik of New York, the Biggest Loser #3. Erik lost 214 pounds, about half his body weight! For pictures and other fun stuff, go to www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser, and rock out with Trainer Bob Harper!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fun With GWAR

Awesome show last night at The Canal Club with Municipal Waste, The Red Chord and GWAR. Municiple Waste opened the show. They have a ton of energy and a rabid fan base, so it wasn't long before a circle pit was up and functioning. It got a little scary there for a minute as someone grabbed a pool cue and tossed it into the pit, but luckly our friend Matt Davis, an experienced mosher, was there and brought the guy down quickly and gave the bouncers the pool cue without anyone getting injured. The problem with an 18-and-older show is that it attracts a lot of screamo and poser skater punks who like to push. They pressed up hard against us during GWAR's act, so much so that a petite novice GWAR fan next to us had to get out from the front of the stage and go back towards the back of the club so she could breathe. Despite us being nowhere near the pit, we caught a few crowd surfers. One guy snuck up on us, and luckly, I've done enough downward dogs in yoga that my arms were in pretty decent shape and I was able to protect my neck as his fat ass came down on me. Guys, if you're over a hundred and forty pounds, you have no business crowd surfing. You're too fat. Thanks. Lots of drunks, tweaks and stoners getting their high on, and moving around rather dangerously. Usually that's cool at a 21-and-older show, but with the younger crowd, it's not recommended.

GWAR was awesome, as usual. They did one of my favorite songs, Sick Of You, and although we were prepared to be drenched, luckly, only our upper bodies got wet, as one of the slaves dumped a bucket of fake bodily fluid right on John and I. THis was good because it was rather cold outside. I had on a bathing suit, a workout top, my homemade GWAR long sleeved tee, and my
coat. I brought a trash bag and we managed to keep our gear dry until the end. It felt good to be home, but, like any good GWAR show, you jones afterwards for more. Luckly, we have an arsenal of great GWAR DVDs to watch to keep our fix on until the next show. Yay!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Kudos to The Biggest Loser Dudes! WARNING- SPOILERS!

We've been very very into The Biggest Loser since it's third week, mainly to get weight loss tips and at times, watch the contestants fight with each other. Slowly, it's worked it's way into our hearts, and now we are proud to say we are full-on hardcore Biggest Loser junkees. Tonight was probably the best episode of the season. It was a 2 hour special, and the first hour focused on Trainer Bob and Trainer Kim going to two high schools and picking 5 kids from each school to do a mini-Biggest Loser training session. One little girl, Shannon, cried as she said that the week prior, her friends pushed her out of their circle because she had gotten too fat to hang out with them (I wonder how much of this is teen angst and overblown, but the kid was pretty upset), and another kid who signed on was voted the Homecoming Queen. The highlight is when the trainers got into the faces of the cafeteria workers and the principals for the crappy-ass food that has become a staple in so many schools nowadays. People, they are feeding your children the same food they give to prisoners. Prisoners! I've been studying a lot of this by reading stuff like Fast Food Nation, Don't Eat This Book, and The Great American Detox Diet, but it was awesome for mainstream press to put it out there where a large number of people may pick up on it for the first time. Impressive.

The second hour focused on the five remaining contestants. The final four will go on to the weigh-in at the live finale next week. The challenge this week was for the contestants to perform a triathalon. They encouraged each other warmly and, in a show of comradarie, when Wylie lagged behind during the swim, the rest of the group treaded water and waited until he caught up! Even Kai and Heather have changed so much- both appear to be less caustic. There are still some spats, but it appears to be more because of the emotional pressure everyone is under verses actual dissent. The final four will be Wylie, Kai, Heather, and our favorite, Erik, who has lost about 120 lbs! We can't wait for the finale!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Our Slacker Pets

We've been eliptical training steadily for the past 9 weeks now, and have both noticed how much energy we are starting to get. It's not been the same for the pets. Both of them are usually up and running in the AM, but around 4 this afternoon, both of them were sacked out rather pitifully- Fee snuggled on the couch dosing under a blanket, and Bob at the top of the stairs, stretched out on his back, paws akimbo, resembling a rather uber-furry beached whale. I was home most of the day, and observed their activity, and I'm still not sure why they have such high fatigue levels:

7am: Wake up. Stick head out from under blankets. Lick and paw at sleeping parents until they awake.
7:05am: Scurry downstairs with Mommie. Await breakfast.
7:15am: Breakfast is served. Gobble it up. Burp loudly. Beg Mommie to go outside in the backyard.
7:15am-7:45am: Tool around outside, barking at whatever. Sniff. Go potty.
7:45am-Human Lunch: Follow parents from room to room. Run to window to observe various neighbors and sul-du-sac activity. Bark at anyone/thing/vegetable/mineral/vehicle that comes within a 500 feet radius of the house. Beg when parents eat lunch, although despite 6,000 consecutive meals in which she gets nada, Fee still attempts to win us over. Go outside about 3 times to observe and attempt to catch any intruders near our house.
Lunch-3pm: Snuggle. Nod off occassionally. Watch a little TV.
3pm-4pm Dr. Phil. Also, bark at holiday commericals featuring other dogs, cats, or the sounds of jingle bells. We have yet to figure out why she hates jingling bells so much.
4pm-4:15pm: Chase Bob around living room
4:15pm-bedtime: Follow parents from room to room. Go outside another 3 or 4 times. Attempt to beg when parents eat dinner, but are slightly distracted by a delicious Frosty Paw that parents provide so that they can eat dinner in peace. Attempt to also eat Bob's treat of Whisker Lickin's, but only because he tried to eat her food earlier. Also, at bedtime, attempt to eat Bob's food. Follow parents upstairs, get underneath covers and lay in between parents. Fall asleep.

7:30am: Coordinate with FiFi who will wake parents up. If FiFi's attempt fails, will scratch at bedroom door until one or both parents yell and come after him with a squirt gun. Usually, this can be avoided. FiFi takes her job seriously.
7:45am- Hang out downstairs with FiFi and Mommie. Attempt to eat FiFi's breakfast. Get squirted.
7:45-Human Lunch: Walk around various rooms, meowing as if no one is around. Wait to hear a "C'mere Bob!" and run to said parent. Run to window to observe various birds, small mammals. Use litterbox about 3 times. Alert FiFi to any suspicious activity, so she can bark.
Lunch-3pm- Vary where he lays down- next to couch, on couch, upstairs vestibule, Sassy Plushy Bed, the armchair in the den.
3pm-4pm: Attempt to swat at and bug Fee as she is trying to watch Dr. Phil and bark at jingle bells.
4pm-4;15pm: Run from FiFi as she chases him around the den.
4:15pm-bedtime: Continue to walk around various rooms, meowing as if no one is there. Jump up on trunk in dining room and receive Whisker Lickin's. At bedtime, receive dinner in the form of one cup of tasty kitty chow. Say goodnight to parents and FiFi.
Bedtime-morning: Free reign of entire downstairs. The power struggle is over- for now!