Popeye’s On A Diet

Had lunch with the old CRL posse today and as usual it was at Popeye’s. I’m trying to be good on my diet so here’s what I came up with for a meal. Not too darn bad for a fast food place.

3 Chicken Strip Meal w/ Naked Chicken Strips
  3 Naked Chicken Strips 170 calories
  Side Cajun Rice 180 calories
  Buttermilk Biscuit 240 calories

590 calories. Not bad at all. Next time I will probably get 6 strips and forget the biscuit. Those biscuits are the best on the planet, but obviously they aren’t too good for the ol diet.


Oh God, it’s 2:48pm and you know what that means!
It’s lame techno lyrics that I’m currently listening to time!

Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!
Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!
Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!
Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!
Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!
Sometimes the sound of goodbye is louder than any drum beat!

My apologies to Jory.

I Have Gas

Cheeseburger in Paradise was just okay. Lame environment, lame singer dude, pretty good food, really good key lime pie and entertaining waiter. Probably won’t go back.

This morning I bought $20 worth of gasoline and got about 6 gallons. That sucked.

And now I have to go to a meeting. And then I have to add the flags, comments and unscheduled visits to EDT. So there.

Oh yea, I still managed to lose 0.2 lbs.

On Zer Wagon

I’m back to dieting. The last few weeks I’ve made a little effort and in the last two I’ve made a fairly serious effort. This week I have been doing really well and the weight is starting to slide off like in the olden days. This morning I was at 207.4.

The feeling of losing weight is a really good one. Mentally it’s nice to know it’s working but physically it actually feels good. Every morning after a day without cheating I can feel changes. Even if it’s just a few ounces I’ve lost over 24 hours I feel different, and better. That helps a lot with the times when it sucks, which is pretty much all day long.
Yesterday I had a Slim Fast for breakfast, a homemade turkey sandwich for lunch and a homemade turkey sandwich for dinner. That is it. Nothing else went into my mouth except for toothpaste and water all day long.

I generally count my sandwiches at about 500 calories. They are probably actually a little less. I use two slices of bread, 1 slice of cheese, fat free turkey and a little mustard. No mayo! Two of those and my Slim Fast puts me at 1180 calories for the day. Quite a bit less than a growing boy needs! That might explain why I woke up tired after going to bed at 9:30pm last night and sleeping till 7am.

I don’t have very far to go. I want to see a number on the scale that starts with a 1 and after that I’m done. Assuming I like the way I look, at least. I’d really like to get rid of my bitch tits, and the rest of my belly but I look around at guys my age and it seems pretty common. My sense of self is totally skewed though. A lot of times when I look at myself in the mirror I see a huge, fat person. I know I’m not far from “normal” now but depending on the day I still see myself last November.

So there’s that. I’m not sure if I’ll manage to lose weight today since Courtney and I are going to go to Cheeseburger in Paradise for dinner. That should be a fun test.

The Aristocrats is playing down in Westport somewhere. I can’t wait to see it. I’ve been wanting to since I heard about it back in the day. I even knew the joke already 🙂


Oh shit. How the fuck am I supposed to choose between The Dresdon Dolls and Th’ Legendary Shackshakers on October 13th?

That’s just not even fair.

I’m leaning towards them Shackshakers. Dresdon Dolls put on a hell of a show, but in all honesty I wasn’t completely insane about their music. The Shackshakers were just so crazy and awesome I’d feel like a real ass if I missed seeing them again. Plus, there’s no telling when that guy is gonna fall over dead. No one can rock that much energy without having something explode eventually.

And we ain’t talking olive oil here…

Monday’s ceremony was the culmination of a week of preparations, which included the lifting of a royal ban on sex with virgins, decreed in 2001 to help rein in HIV.

Days after reviving the ancient ban, Mswati in 2001, married a virgin and fined himself one cow. Last week he lifted the five-year ban a year early, ordering thousands of maidens to throw off chastity scarves worn to ward of preying men.

Now all I need is 100 cows and a plane ticket.
Oh, and to be a king.


To add on to what is turning out to be a utterly miserable week my Powerbook’s hard drive crashed last night. It’s been acting a bit wonky for a few days but I thought it was a recent update Apple pushed out. Not so! I’ve been able to access certain files now and then but it seems to be failing randomly.

I keep the vast majority of my important stuff on my server which gets backed up regularly but there are a few things I’ll miss if I can’t get the data back off my Powerbook.

So, Apple’s sending a box and when I’ve exhausted all my options I’ll send the Powerbook to them and they’ll give me a new hard drive. Tonight I’m going to try the “freezer trick” in the hopes I can access the drive for the 5 minutes I’ll need.

Thanks Ma Nature

So, der White Stripes were pretty great. We got basically the most perfect night you could possibly ask for to see an outdoor show and it was awesome. The show was at Starlight Theater which is a large outdoor ampitheater type thing in Swope Park, near the Kansas City Zoo. They generally do plays there with a few concerts a year to break up the monotony.

It’s a shame they don’t have more shows there. It’s a really nice place with lots of room and incredibly, abnormally polite employees. And man, you should see the bathrooms. Incredible! When you go to as many shows as I do you learn to appreciate a nice bathroom and Starlight so far takes the cake.

So, yea, White Stripes. Our seats weren’t great but the sound was and we could see the band so that was okay. They played really well and were lots of fun to listen to. They didn’t play “Fell In Love With a Girl” which made me sad but they played pretty much everything else I know. They played Union Forever, which is probably my favorite but somehow I missed the chorus, or the bridge, or break or something. Where he says “Union Forever”. So that sucked.

We kicked it pretty hard at the show and when you kick it like that you gotta have something to eat before bed. The fact that Town Topic is like 25 miles away is no deterrent. Hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee and the runniest eggs I’ve ever seen filled our bellys and the crowd and staff, as usual, filled our ears. Cheryl, who I now think of as “our” Town Topic waitress, was in a much better mood than last time and told us all kinds of horrifying stories.

So that was basically that. Nice way to spend a Tuesday night. I was in bed by 2:30am, which ain’t bad for that much fun.

In other news, yesterday I moved my mouse to the left side of my keyboard (as I mentioned) and it seems to have helped dramatically. The pain in my wrist and index finger is gone and the middle finger feels a lot better. I’d say I’m working at about 30% normal speed, but that’s better than the 0% I’ll end up at if I don’t change something. It’ll get faster with time.


About a month or so ago my right middle finger started hurting really badly. It actually happened the day after a party and I thought maybe I had just smacked it against a table or something while running around like an idiot. Well, it never stopped hurting.

Yesterday I woke up and my right index finger was hurting in a similar way. And my right wrist has been starting to bother me. Carpal tunnel here I come!

So, a few minutes ago I moved my mouse to the left side of my keyboard and I’m going to see if I can be a lefty for a while. This should be fun.