May 012016
 

Ok, starting from scratch today.

The other week I went to the doctor for a checkup. I mentioned I was having difficulty losing weight and asked him for something. He gave me something all right. This pill he gave me sucks. It makes me nervous, keeps me awake at night, gives me cotton mouth, and other side effects. Yes, I have been less hungry, so it does that but it is a stimulant of the nervous system as well. Because of lack of sleep I have also been really tired as well. I don’t know if I can keep on taking this pill because of what it is doing to me, or take it less often. Weight loss has been a struggle for me. I started off a few years ago at 230, got down to just below 200 and then gained it back in the last few months. I have bad knees and ankles, so doing anything like running or the like is very difficult for me and even with all the walking I do, it still causes my knees to hurt badly. I just wish I could lose 100 lbs and be done with it.

I keep on changing the things I eat. Lately it is my usual breakfast of tostada con tomatoe y avocado, a cup of coffee and unsweetened soy milk. Lunch and dinner during my work week is salads with a fat free dressing, my mixed nuts (dry almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds) about ¼ cup of that, a kiwi or two or banana, and usually a thing of peanut butter crackers or nature bar, and a couple of schweppes lemon lime soda water. Hopefully eating more salad helps me lose this belly.

I have also been suffering from Tennis elbow the last month or so and everytime I bump my elbow it worsens it. Yesterday was a particularly bad day for me.

I am excited that Game of Thrones is back on, problem is I work when it is on, so to keep from spoilers, no social media after it has started until after I watched the episode the next morning. I wish it was on HBO go by the time I get home from work to watch it, but no such luck. I have to sleep on it. Is Jon Snow revived yet? When are the dragons going to raise hell on the night walkers? When will I see Brandon again? All these questions!!

I don’t know if I mentioned this or not but I have been getting back into waze. I spend way too long editing maps again, way too much time. I told myself an hour a day and here I am spending 4+ hours. There is better use of my time. Shame! Shame! Shame! I need to use that time watching itpro.tv and learning for further education. I am tired of this dead end job. I have been here 5 years. No raise, no nothing. Just a tool and a fool.

I miss the beach. I miss Florida and I miss Spain. I really need to get the fuck out of Oklahoma. I hate it here. I hate the commute, I hate the cold and snow, and I hate living out in the middle of nowhere. I really need to work on getting myself in shape to get out of there. I have a house of stuff I need to go through and get rid of stuff. I should have started months ago, now that things are warming up it would be a great time to do so.

The other day I had to reinstall the rom on my phone. It was running really slow and the GPS was going squirrely, so it was time. It sucks to have to redo all the apps and settings, and it takes a lot of time. I have it mostly done, there are a few apps I have yet to login to and get reset up, the main ones are done though.

I also have some car work to do, rear brakes, and I think it is time to change my spark plugs and wires, because it drives kind of funny when I accelerate. I also have to change the oil. I did recently replace the speakers, it was time. One of the speakers that was in there had a big hole and tear in it and the rears weren’t working at all. I need to troubleshoot to see why the sub isn’t working. Hopefully it is something easy and not expensive.

Ok, I think that is it for today. We will see what tomorrow brings.

  
Mar 152016
 

So today to celebrate pi day I made pie! Blueberry chocolate chip pie to be exact. I haven’t gotten to cut into it yet because I finished it right before work. I was going to just bake it and then post a picture, but I decided to go ahead and make a video even though I did a blueberry chocolate chip cobbler a few months ago.

pi pie

pi pie

Oh, if you didn’t already know, for the last couple of years I have been putting my fat ugly face in front of a video camera and cooking. It was actually something I was going to do when I was still living in Florida (I actually painted my kitchen and everything) but I never did do any actual videos. Well I finally started doing it, to very limited success and audience. I am slowly building an audience on my social medias but I am not really feeling it on the site. About a year ago or so I moved my videos off of youtube, but I am thinking about moving them back just because of the sheer numbers there and more chance to catch eyeballs.

This weekend I have another video I want to make and I need to get Computron back up and running. It has been down for way too long. I have most of what I need to get done done. I have videos to edit. Darn it!

Current Music: The Young Turks
  
Mood : happycalm
Music : The Young Turks
Mar 112016
 

My weekends are usually a bust. This weekend was no exception. Tuesday was payday so I spent a lot of it out buying groceries and stuff. I woke up early and was out of the house by 9. I wanted to go to The Earth and have their scramble mountain for breakfast, especially since it was cold and rainy. By the time I got there they were all sold out. So disappointing. I ended up having a couple cliff bars for breakfast. I also wanted to get all my errands done before 1, didn’t get home until like 3. And I pretty much slept the rest of the night and most of the next day. I have a lot I need to do as well, need to clean and get my computer up and going, I also have food I need to make too. I am tired of buying groceries for recipes and having to throw out food because it goes bad.

I really didn’t eat much this weekend either. Not as much as I could have. I don’t think I ate breakfast yesterday either. I had my coffee, but didn’t end up eating anything of substance until later in the day.

So that was my weekend. So exciting! I really need to get my shit together. I have a lot of things I need to do. A lot of things and I am a lazy ass.

Current Music: The Young Turks
  
Mood : happylazy
Music : The Young Turks
Mar 072016
 

So right now my main computer is down. I bought an all in one cooler for it and despite doing a bunch of research to make sure it would fit, it doesn’t. I spent $100 on it, so it isn’t like I want to return it. The radiator is too small, and the holes don’t’ match up. So I am working on making brackets to attach to the case and to the radiator. Been working on drilling holes and stuff to make it fit. I need to get back up soon. I have videos that I need to edit and other tasks that only it can handle. Hopefully I can get it all back up soon. It has been down for way too long now. I might take pictures of the box later.

There is so much that I want to put down in paper, but I don’t give myself enough time to be able to do so. So much that I need to let out, to see in black and white. I need to start dictating it to my phone and let google do the hard work I guess.

Yesterday I talked about my diet problems. I am trying to get a hold on this. Today I ate my normal breakfast of half a demibaguette toasted with shredded tomato, avocado, olive oil and sea salt. I also had coffee with chocolate soy milk, and a banana Lunch was some dal and potato curry I made myself, I also had 10 peanut butter crackers, A salad with organic sugar free dressing, a lemon lime sparkling water and a coke zero. Once I am done with this pack of coke I need to stop buying it. I know the artificial sweetener is hurting. Breakfast usually doesn’t change much, sometimes I have fruit, but not usually. I used to be really good in eating fruit, I need to get back into eating much more fruit, and nuts as well. That might be another part of my problem.

Current Music: The Young Turks
  
Mood : happytired
Music : The Young Turks
Sep 112011
 

Ever since I have opened that trunk last Monday night / Tue morning I have been having dreams that I have not had in a long time. I think my mind is trying to remember those times or trying to connect the past with the present. It is very strange how the mind works that way. I am getting memories back of things that I completely forgot about. So far it has been all good things that have resurfaced. It is odd how long ago it was. I keep on thinking that 1992 was just a couple of years ago, and then I actually do the math and no, that was 20 years ago. All the music we listened to in high school technically should be on the classic rock radio station right along with Elvis and The Beatles.

The other night I had a new dream which I think is trying to piece the old with the new. I went back to a restaurant I used to work at (in the dream) where there used to be a kitchen and dining on two floors. I came back to visit, and they did away with dining on the second floor but the kitchen was gone on the first. So the staff had to haul the food and dishes up and down the stairs all the time. I went back and peaked in the kitchen and there were several people there who I didn’t recognize but recognized me. They seemed to be pissed or angry, they were frowning anyway. After that I had gone back to my car, which was my old Saturn I had, and there was snow on the ground.

Now I did work at a place called The Manor House in Denver, and it did have three floors, the basement was the dish / veg prep area, and it did have two floors of dining and two kitchens, the top kitchen they opened up on weekends and when it was going to be busy. I was a dishwasher there and was in Restaurant Arts class at the time and wanted to cook there. I kept on asking the chef to let me cook for them and they didn’t let me. They did let me bus tables for a while. I finally quit because I applied to be a cook but ended up washing dishes because they said that when a position opens up to cook I would, even though I saw people hired on as cooks several times, without promoting me there. They did have the best wild mushroom strudel there. It was layers of philo dough / puff pastry, 5 or 6 different mushrooms, and a yummy Madeira wine cream sauce. I have always wanted to try to veganise it and make it but I haven’t done it yet.

Anyway, I don’t know if the dream had anything to do with The Manor House, but that is the only correlation I can make.

In other news, show me your tits! hahahaha! Jared@whogivesacrap.net hahahaha

  
 Posted by at 10:47 pm
Aug 122011
 

It is so nice to have a temporary cool spell. It has been over 100 degrees here for the last 50 days or so, and it rained last night and into this morning, so it was 73 instead of 103+ today on my way to work at 2. It felt like a nice Florida winter.

This weekend went by way too fast. I wish I could have another couple of days of it. On Tuesday I did a bit around the house and then went up to the city to hang out with Kim and Michelle. We watched a few movies. I had fun.

On Wednesday I made a big batch of enchiladas and beans and rice for my lunch. They came out really good. I think I made way too much rice though. I am going to have to take like half the rice and freeze it before it goes bad., I made enchiladas with red sauce, and I was going to make a pan with green sauce too, but I accidently over soaked a bunch of tortillas so only had enough to make the red. I am going to have to buy another bunch of shells to finish off the makings.

I noticed yesterday that the frame on the bottom right of my tv has started to crack. OI hope it is done doing what it has doing. I haven’t noticed it before, and suspect it has happened within the last week. I think It is more than likely heat related since I don’t really run the AC in the house. It really sucks and need to think about what to do to fix it.

  
 Posted by at 12:14 am
Aug 042011
 

So the weekend was a bit productive. On Tuesday I went into Norman and worked on a client’s computer. Made $100, which was good, because I needed groceries and gas. I also bought a couple of parts I needed for one of the toilets.

Wendsday I replaced the guts in my toilet and replaced the tube and turn on / off valve and hose. There was some work getting the hose and the valve off, they were pretty tight. The pipe was copper coming out of the wall and used a compression connectoin. there is a little copper thing that is supposed to shrink up and seal the connection I guess and the old one didn’t slikp off. So the seal isn’t on tight. So I had to shut off the water, and use it sparingly. I can’t find my dremmil, so am going to have to buy a new one so I can cut off the copper thing and replace it with the new one.

It would be so nice to have a actual working toilet that doesn’t rock back and forth when I sit on it. The only issue with the toilets in the back is that they are really close to a wall. I would love to take down that wall, remove a toilet and make the bath tub bigger. That would be cool.

I also made a big batch of pasta this weekend. I screwed it up though, I didn’t check it often enough and scortched it a bit, so it has a slight tinge of being burned. It isn’t that bad with everything else mixed in, but you can taste it a bit.

Other than that not much was accomplished this weekend. Relaxing and Hulu watching, and I started watching The Joe Schmo show again. It is fun to watch it, expecially now with knowing that Kristin Wiig was in it.

  
 Posted by at 11:18 pm
Jul 222011
 

I got a few more things accomplished this weekend. Not as much as I should have, but it was a start. I got most of the knickknacks on the shelves and organized a few things. I cooked my lunch for the next few weeks, and it turned out really good. I did Thai again, nice and spicy, but still not the same as a restaurant. I think it is because I am mixing it with the rice at the end and that is why it isn’t as liquidly as when they serve it to you. I did use a lot more of the curry paste as I normally do, and it is more flavorful, so I haven’t been using as much as I should have been using.

I am starting to see a lot more hits on http://projectpostcard.org. No one has commented or anything like that yet, which I am ok with, but the increase in traffic is good. One of my friends in Florida sent me seven postcards, so that helps the site as well. She sent in some cool postcards with stuff written in the back. Hopefully there is a trend in more submissions. I want some from strangers. That would be really cool.

I don’t know if very many people know this or not, but when I was 20 I did some time in the Navy. I was going to be a cook, work on aircraft carriers, use that experience and work on cruise ships. I made it through boot camp but I couldn’t do the required physical fitness requirements. So after going through boot camp graduation I spent an additional three weeks there doing physical fitness stuff to try to pass the requirements. I was able to do the sit ups and pushups required however running I was not able to run fast enough for them. I blame my knees and ankles for not being able to run fast enough. My ligaments were shot even though their doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. Now I do need to add that is when they diagnosed my reflux so I was going to be out on a medical anyway (Wish I had that medical discharge). Anyway, I digress. So the story was, I went to boot camp and I got a general discharge, which wasn’t a dishonorable but it also wasn’t a good discharge either. The separation was like ok you were here, but you weren’t here, if you want to come back you need special permission and also good luck working for the government and any contractors of the government. Anyway I thought to myself “who would want to work for the government anyway. Really?” So flash forward 18 years and here I am, a contractor for the government. I don’t know if it is Murphy being a nasty bitch or what, however it seems like this kind of stuff happens to me a lot. Another example of this is when I lived in Florida and first moved there I saw the shitty Bay Pointe apartments and thought to myself who the fuck would want to live in those shitty apartments??? A couple of months later I was there and I stayed there for almost 9 years. Fuck!!! Anyway. That seems to be my life. I end up being in a place or situation that I think people in their right mind wouldn’t be in.

  
 Posted by at 7:35 pm
May 192010
 

Ok. So this weekend I made some vegan fish sauce using seaweed. It turned out really good. I am going to try it out tonight or tomorrow when I make my stir fry.

I also stopped by a thrift store and bought a bunch of bowls and ramekins to put ingredients in for the project. Hopefully I will have the lights up and ready and will tape next weekend. I think I am finally ready to actually roll on it. Have the outline down, so just need to script write between now and then. Later on I need to start working on a logo or two and get something put together for merchandise.

Oh and I am getting sick too. Hopefully it won’t affect this weekend, but I am afraid it might…. Shit.

  
Mood : sicksick
Tv : Rachel Maddow
 Posted by at 8:13 pm
Nov 282008
 

My thanksgiving was pretty decent. I made tofurkey, gravy, cressent rolls, roasted garlic chipolte mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, the tofurkey dumplings, pumpkin pie, pumpkin chocolate pie, and chocolate truffles. I didnt get enough time to roll out the truffles though. I will roll them out tommorow probably. Everything turned out really good. I have enough left overs to last a week or so. Pictures will probably come tommorow. Work was reletavely slow, so it made for a good night.

Today I woke up with a terrible headache and it has lasted all day. I wish it would go away already. I spent yesterday and today watching a TNT mini series called Into The West. It was pretty good and did a fairly fair depictoin of Native Americians. It was very spiritual. Now I am watching a bunch of youtube native americian stuff. I need to be enlightened and taught. I need to go deeper into the teachings of the old ways.

  
Mood : happycranky
 Posted by at 11:47 pm