Breakfast: Special K Cereal.
I did not wake up early to work out this morning. I don’t even know why I still post on this blog. But the main reason I didn’t wake up to work out was because I was up late watching all the coverage of the breaking news last night that Osama Bin Laden was killed. If you’re just now hearing it from me, then where the hell have you been?
This may be a very serious news piece, and brings some closure to those who lost a loved one on September 11th, but some of the jokes I’ve been reading on Twitter do bring a chuckle to me. Here are some of my favorites:
“If OBL dead they better get the long form death certificate for the Republicans.”
From ShayCarl, someone with a famous beard: “One less beard in the world just makes mine stronger!”
“A week after it’s discovered Apple tracks users locations, Osama bin Laden is dead; correlation?”
From newly formed GhostOsama: “Well this sucks…I accidentally enabled location on my tweets.”
“What would have been even better if Osama was killed during the Royal Wedding.That would have been epic.”
“‘Huh. I guess that middle eastern person I saw earlier was not Osama Bin Laden.’ -many racist people today.”
From Nick Frost: “Does this mean another Bank Holiday?”
On a more serious note, the best part of last night was our President coming on TV to re-state that we are not at war with Islam, we never were. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, he was a mass murderer of Muslims. In other words, we need to be more tolerant of those around us in this country. No matter your color, ethnicity, religion, anything. I just hope last night helped remind us how we came together on September 11, 2001 and for a brief moment bonded as a country.
Breakfast: Not trying to think about food at the moment.
Weight: 247.0 (No loss, no gain.)
Measurements: -1 inch in thighs, +1 inch in chest
After dinner last night I had a major headache and terrible stomachache. So I just conked out early, thought maybe a good night’s sleep would help. Even though I’m feeling better, I’m not 100 percent, and I’m not in the mood to eat. Hopefully that changes by lunch time. I haven’t eaten anything since 7 pm.
Breakfast: Special K Cereal.
Weight and Measurements postponed until Tuesday
It should not be called “Easter,” it should be called “Eats’er” as in “Eats’er weight in food.” I skipped breakfast yesterday in order to justify a large Easter lunch, with ham, potatoes, mac n’ cheese, broccoli casserole, summer corn, deviled eggs, rolls… yeah, you get the point. Not to mention all the sweets we had in the house for me to snack on willy-nilly. Suffice to say, I woke up with a stomachache, and in no mood to work out. So I will not weigh and measure myself until tomorrow, since I want to get a workout in before I do that. I will work out today, just later today. And hey, might also work out tomorrow too, ya never know.
It’s Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday (now you have that song stuck in your head. You’re welcome.)
Breakfast: Special K cereal.
I read an interesting tidbit of information the other day. It’s a question that’s been plaguing the household for a while now. How much money can you win on Jeopardy? If you got all the questions right, risked it all on the Daily Doubles and even the Final Jeopardy, what would the total be. Turns out someone’s already done the math and the total comes to $566,400. Now there were three criteria:
1) You cannot miss a single question, and be quick enough to get every single question.
2) You must risk it all on all the Daily Doubles.
3) You have to have a bit of luck on your side. You have to hope that all three Daily Doubles are the last three items you pick (in other words, the first Daily Double is a 200 dollar clue in the first round, and the second and third are 400 dollar clues in Double Jeopardy.)
Well I thought this was interesting, so I decided to share it with the Parental Units. Then Parental Unit Dad got curious. He started doing the math. Instead of taking my word for it, he wanted to check the math. So after 30 minutes and a Post-it note full of numbers, we figured out how they came up with that number:
FIRST ROUND: There are 6 categories with 5 clues each. The clues are worth 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000. Add it up, and one category is worth 3000. 3000 x 6 = 18,000. However, you have a Daily Double out there, as a 200 dollar clue. So subtract that you have 17,800. Now if you risk it all on the Daily Double and get it right, you have 35,600 after the first round.
SECOND ROUND: Again, 6 categories with 5 clues each. Each clue has now doubled in value (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000.) So now it’s 6000 per category. 6000 x 6 = 36,000. But again, two Daily Doubles in two 400 dollar clues, so really 35,200. (This is where I got out that Post-it note.) You add 35,200 to 35,600 to get 70,800 to play with in the Daily Doubles. First true Daily Double will bring you to 141,600, and the second will bring your total to 283,200.
FINAL JEOPARDY: Simple, you have to risk it all on the final clue. Double the 283,200 and you get 566,400.
Again, this only works if the three Daily Doubles are the lowest value. If they’re in the 1000 and 2000 value you’ll have… well, less than 566,400. I’ve done enough math for one week.
Breakfast: Toaster Strudels
Sorry I haven’t been getting any posts up, nothing to really talk about. That and I’ve been busy trying to find videos of Portal 2 to see what goes on in that game. What else am I gonna do, buy the game? Ha! Don’t make me laugh.
Anyway, another late post, but it’s better than no post, right? As I promised last week, this will be a look at a confusing commercial to see if I can figure out what makes your head scratch. I’m on the case with this commercial for the 2008 Scion xB. This was courtesy of one of my readers. Oh, I should warn you that if you’re prone to epileptic seizures, you might not want to watch this.
Well, obvious this commercial is about the paradigm of the several demographics that they try to appeal to with their use of dynamic… OK, that was a bunch of BS, it’s really not that complicated. As some of you might know, I hate the was the Scion xB looks, because of the boxy look of it. I prefer the xC myself. However, that’s just my opinion. Someone must like the way it looks, because they sell plenty of them. I personally think it’s because there are so many options when it comes to pimping it out. But I digress.
Toyota knows that there are people who love this car, and there are those who hate it. This commercial’s basically saying “Love it or hate it, we’re gonna keep making them.” So what makes this ad so weird and confusing? Well, the strobing for one, thus why I warned you at the beginning. But a lot of ads like to do quick jump cuts and flash the lights at you in order to make you stop your TiVo and see what the hell is going on. However, when you get to the point that it hurts your head if you watch it multiple times (like what’s happening to me as I write this post) then people are gonna stop paying attention. Also, what is up with the sound effects they apply to the text? The woman moaning, the man screaming? I know they’re to emphasize how they are opposite of each other, but it’s unnecessary. And speaking of sounds, the distorted music just makes the commercial less innovative and just play annoying.
Analysis complete. Hope you enjoyed this serving of SpecialQue, and I will see you next time at the Breakfast Table.
Breakfast: Bagel with cream cheese
Weight: 247.0 lbs (-1.2 lbs)
Measurements: +1 inch in hips
I didn’t even want to wake up this morning to work out, and usually Mondays are the days I want to work out. I’m no longer losing any inches, the weight I’ve lost can probably be attributed to water weight from being a female, and I’ve lost the motivation to keep going. Thank God I’m invited to go walking to Younger Brother’s track practice or I would’ve gained all the weight I’ve lost over these past few months. And of course that wouldn’t be too hard since I haven’t lost much to begin with. Maybe I was never meant to be under 250, maybe I’m suppose to stay a fat ass the rest of my life. Not like anyone would blame me.
Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs (I need some chocolate)
So as you can see, late post means one thing: did not work out. I wanted to, but last night I got hit with a terrible foe that comes at me every month. An advisory that I must deal with. I hate the feeling of fatigue the worst, you can sleep and sleep and sleep and never get enough rest.
So I shall not bother you with any more details of that, but instead talk about two movies I’ve seen sneak peeks of.
The first one is “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Yes, I know, we’re gonna milk this franchise for all it’s worth. But this is a prequel to everything. It shows how the apes got so smart and took over the world. I’ve always wondered how that happened. Also, it stars James Franco, and he always brings 110 percent to every role he does. If you want to see the trailer, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyKYrDta_E
The second movie I’m not so fond to hear about. It’s been a rumor for years, and they’ve just now release photos of the two characters on set. I was hoping we would just keep this as movie and sequel, and that we weren’t going to turn this into a trilogy. It’s…. I don’t even wanna type the words…. “Men in Black III” Man, it was tough to add that third I. They’re currently filming, and I’ve only heard the rough outline of the story, and I’m curious. Agent J (played by Will Smith again) will be going back in time to 1969 and meet up with a very young Agent K (played by Brandt… er, I mean Josh Brolin) Here they are on the set: http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/headlines/temp/temp2647.jpg Now, I will admit, Josh Brolin does look a lot like a young Tommy Lee Jones, but it may just be the suit and the hair that really does it. Will Tommy Lee even be in the movie? If not, Younger Brother is gonna be extremely disappointed. Also, time travel? We need more than just aliens to get asses in the seats? Oh well.
Alright, need to eat this cereal before it gets soggy. I hope you’ve enjoyed this serving of SpecialQue, I will see you next time at the Breakfast Table.