How to make fun of your wife

I once read an article, I think it was in GQ, that said men make fun of their best friends. They don’t insult or mess with their not so good friends. In a way this make a perverted kind of sense. Your best friends know you don’t really mean it, your so-so friends aren’t sure….

Been a hard week diet wise

Too much Christmas food around and all of it wrong. I’ve done pretty well, but I haven’t been planning at all. I did get in my work outs – I’m working out right now. We’re in control of the food today, so it will be clean. The misses is making a turkey breast and we’ll…

Fear of Flying

I used to love to fly. When I was a kid I lived for it. One of my cherished childhood memories was when my Dad got us tickets to go on a sample file on a DC-10. The DC-10 had just come out and they had these 30 minutes flights where you took off, flew…

How Stealth Bombers Work

It seems weekend mornings are time for me to think about esoteric things. This morning it was stealth planes. What makes them invisible to radar? That lead me to a really cool site called How Stuff Works. Sure enough a search brought up an article on how the stealth bomber works. Basically it doesn’t have…

Guessing Weights

This question came from the BFL list I’m on and since I spent a long time responding I thought I’d post it here. The question has been edited: I’d like some advice on how to find a good starting weight for each exercise I kind of addressed this in my week one notes Basically your…

Thinking Big

There are new designs for what is going to go in the place of the World Trade Center. And all of them are inspirationally big. The last set were kind of boring. And I think they were harnessed by the need to make the buildings financially viable in a slow office space market. The problem…

Sick

I spent most of the day at home today. I’m feeling crappy. Missed my first work out of the challenge, which means I’m going to have to do lower body on another day. I’d do it tomorrow and aerobics too, but I’m not sure I’m going to have enough energy for both of those tomorrow….