Wednesday 25 February 2009

Step 3: reflect

yglod ahsas

From now on, my new name will be Yglod.

Tuesday 24 February 2009

step 2: do it

I'm doing it. I enjoy doing it. Are you?

Monday 23 February 2009

step 1: enjoy

I'm enjoying things. Are you? Suhhhhweeet!

Tuesday 10 February 2009


This morning that another baseball player has confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs.

Who cares.

Taking these things helps you to grow big and strong. It also helps to shrink your testicles. Do they help your brain to work faster, better? No.

Steroids help to make you more unstable. Have you ever tried to hit a baseball coming at you 90mph? 100mph? You can't just close your eyes and whack it. It takes a high degree of skill and concentration to hit the ball.

Ok, if you're juiced and you hit the ball, it should go further. That's physics and science.

In the end, it all comes down to your technique. Steroids wont affect that, so who cares. Maybe the old greats were juiced too. Just because they are dead doesn't mean we can't doubt them. If science today could test the heroes of yester-year, do you think maybe we'd find a few skeletons?

Hard to believe we couldn't.

Sunday 8 February 2009

The Countdown. Popcorn. Snow. House.

Seems that my facebook status set off a few weird thoughts in some people. So to clarify what I was counting down...but first: Weather update:

Over the past 24 hours, much of the ski hills in the region where I am currently living has received about 1 meter of fresh snow. Cool eh? I don't have that much at the house. Only about half a foot.

Now, the countdown: Sitting on the couch doing nothing all weekend. Lucy flew back to the UK for the weekend....and me? It allowed me to revert back to uber couch potato or... to go back through my blog histories, a hermit. It has been quite a while since I have dedicated a weekend to doing absolutely nothing. Now it is Sunday. I can reflect back and understand that I have accomplished quite a bit.

House. While in vegas we accidentally watched House, M.D., the Fox TV show. Never really gave it a chance when it first came out. I liked E.R.. Anyways, I have spent all weekend finishing up Season 3, Season 4 and now part way through Season 5.

Better still, another accomplishment? Popcorn. I have been craving popcorn for weeks. Every time we head out to buy groceries, it just kinda fades from my mind. After watching House, I can come up with about 10 different neurological diseases which would justify why I don't remember. I suppose that I am just lazy and it was never a necessity, like milk. I forgot.

Yesterday, I bought popcorn kernels.

After deciphering the French, German and Italian instructions I dove in and cooked up a batch.


It has been a long time since I have tried something new. It was rewarding. I know it seems simple...but seriously.

How many times have you pan fried popcorn kernels?

I grew up with jiffy stove top pop and then microwave popcorn. Hot air popcorn machines.

Never in my life had i ever needed to pop my own kernels. I can now add to my list this new accomplishment.

If you haven't tried it, give it a try. It's a hoot!