Monthly Archives: January 2007

Eating healthier

Lunch Eating healthy when under the weather is a chore. I'm getting convinced that whatever tastes good has an excellent chance of being unhealthy unless it's in moderation.

I wouldn't say I'm on a diet but just trying to balance what I eat. At the moment, I try to have an occasional salad of mixed greens with either Tuna fish or chicken.  Here is a photo I took of one of my lunch last week.

Another way I try to eat better is to avoid junk food. Sounds easy, but I find I'm used to eating a Bag of chips and drinking a Coca Cola when I have a sandwich. While very tasty it's not very conducive to a healthy diet…

Finally, my wife Janny is a great cook and careful about what we eat. On top of this, she's teaching me how to cook too.

Music I'm listening to right Now:

"World" by Five for Fighting from the "Two Lights" Album.
Heard this on the radio and like many other great songs, it tells a story. John Ondrasik is "Five for Fighting" and his songs are really good. That Album also has "The Riddle" and "Policeman's Xmas Party".

You know your getting old when…

When someone you last saw as a little girl years ago is now a pretty young lady.

It seemed like only yesterday that I helped her father build a swing set in their backyard, and now she's a college student and an actress guest staring on two different prime time television shows.

I went to college with her aunt (who was at my wedding) and have known that entire family for a long time. Recently, we got a Christmas card from them and I called them up to see how they are all doing. It was really nice to catch up after all this time and we'll all have dinner  in a couple  of weeks.

Off hand, 2007 is starting right. 

Music I'm listening to right Now:

"The Birthday Song" by Corrinne May from the "Safe in a Crazy World" Album. 

Image of a swing set from Rusticwoodland. 


Odd marketing…


Taser C2

ColorsWhile browsing thru the CES coverage, I saw this on Engadget. This is the Taser C2 and while I'm not sure it's a good idea for Civilians to have access to one of these, I thought was very interesting is that it comes in multiple colors.

Out of Curiosity, if you have one of these, do you really care what color it comes in?? Will you match it to you purse or do you want to Clash?
Very different…

In other news, my wife and I smelled (smelt??) the Mysterious Gas Smell, discussed on Gothamist, getting off the bus on 34th St. It was very odd and I couldn't smell it walking down to work but apparently it was over a large portion of the City. My co-workers and I *think* it was a over the weekend Gas Leak that some building doesn't want to confess to. City officials are saying it probably came from New Jersey, but who knows? 

Music I'm listening to right Now:

"Big Bang Baby" (Seemed appropriate!) by Stone Temple Pilots from the "Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop " Album. 


Keith Olbermann Special Comment on “Sacrifice”

Keith Olbermann is in fine form here raising excellent points yet again. It’s easy for a politician like President GW Bush to speak of sacrifice when others need pay it. While I support our troops, I was never a supporter of this war. I never bought into the “WMD”, or 9/11 connection either. This “New And Improved Plan” sounds like more of the same horrible planning on the part of the administration. This “Surge” sounds to me to be exactly what Keith Olbermann says it is, just a political ploy to say Iraq wasn’t lost on his watch.

On a semi related note: I refuse to watch Saddam Hussein’s “Snuff” film. No, I’m not at all a Saddam Hussein fan, I just think videotaping anyone’s execution is barbaric and should not have been shown on television for children to see. It should not have been put on the Internet for juvenile and sadistic minds to enjoy either. To make matters horribly worse: Three Children in different countries hung themselves after viewing Saddam Hussein’s execution. Way to Go “News” Media…

The FCC goes Ape about Janet Jackson’s exposed boob, complain about graphic violence and yet take no action about a Snuff film. I guess this Administration considers video taping the execution a part of Republican family values.

Music I’m listening to right Now:

Big Bang Baby” by Stone Temple Pilots from the “Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop ” Album.

2006 is done

And away it goes.

To be honest, I'm glad it's behind us. This past year wasn't a bad one but it had some tragic low points that everyone could do without. 

The New Year brings on the hope and expectation of things which we're really looking forward to. I'm not a fan of Resolutions but I do have a small agenda for this year.

  1. Once the snow starts, I'll be taking my nephew and possibly my niece skiing for the first time. Kids on skis always amazes me as they have no fear of falling or getting hurt. Me, I've sprained both ankles, one knee, dislocated my shoulder, various bruises and despite that my sister-in-law still wants me to teach them!
    Should be great fun. 😉

  2. I also want (need!) to finish some home improvement projects. Nothing major, but since we entertain, I really should get around to painting all the rooms. 
  3. Learn to cook. My wife is a great cook, but I'd like her to come home and actually have dinner ready for her. I'm getting there, but I still have a way to go…

That's about it. I have some career goals, but I tend to keep that to myself. This is a picture of my cat, Harry who turns ten this year.

I wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year.

Music I'm listening to right Now:
"How to Save a Life" by The Fray from the "How To Save A Life" Album.