Natasha and I checked out the new Dave and Buster’s gaming restaurant last Saturday afternoon. If you’re looking for something air conditioned to do on a hot, steamy afternoon in Orlando (for about $25 a person or so) it’s not a bad stop. Dave and Buster’s is basically the giant collision of a restaurant/bar, a … Continue reading Dave and Buster’s
Every day now, I make myself an omelet. Couple of free range eggs, with some ham, usually, and some cheese. Cooked in butter, because fat is good for you, despite what THEY say. Get the surface of the eggs a little golden brown in spots and it’s totally yummy. Today, being Mom’s Day, while I … Continue reading What Greasy Eggs Can Teach You
I've been thinking about writing an update about my success in reducing my weight by reducing the carbs in my diet, an idea I got from reading Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Today seemed like a good day since there are some other updates I can point to … Continue reading Weighty Updates
After my last post raving about the WebMD article telling me sex and exercise (isn't one a sub-set of the other, or am I doing it wrong?) would boost my risk of heart attacks slightly, it's rather interesting to see the way NPR spun the same study. Infrequent Sex, Exercise May Raise Risk Of Heart … Continue reading NPR Disputes WebMD on Heart Attacks
I used to like WebMD. Back in the heady, wild west days of the Internet, I felt like they were a reliable source for health information. So when my insurance plan came bundled with all of these WebMD resources, I thought, "Kewl! I'll get some extra information resources from a reliable source about health." HA! … Continue reading WebMD Increases My Risk of a Heart Attack…But Only Slightly
So, I went on a diet recently. I don’t do that lightly. In fact, I don’t think I ever admitted to doing it before. But, as the Barenaked Ladies song goes, “I’m gaining pounds / at the precipice of too late…”. I’ve felt like I needed to do something for a while, and I’d done … Continue reading Are We What We Eat?
My house has become a very sweaty place. No, my air conditioning is fine, I just picked up a Microsoft Kinect, their new motion control device for the Xbox 360. The first thing I did after I set it up was play the TRON: Legacy trailer…with my voice. “Xbox…Play Trailer!” BAM! High-def Tron goodness. … Continue reading Thoughts on Microsoft Kinect
Back in August I went part-time at my bread-winning job to actually pursue what I wanted to do for a career, which was to be a writer. Most people dream of quitting their jobs, dragging the old Smith-Corona out of the closet and pounding away, fueled by coffee and gin as they produce the great … Continue reading The Writer’s Life, Chapter 1
My wife and I went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party yesterday, and had a fantastic time. We dressed up as Hathaway Browne and Natasha nee Samantha Sterling of Disney's dearly departed Adventurers Club, may it rest in peace. Little did we know the bonus our costumes would net us in our candy safari. … Continue reading Boo To You and Kungaloosh!
My wife and my top 5 guesses for what's going on the new pad in the strip mall: Another bank Yet another Walgreens (because there's a CVS across the street) Yet another CVS (because there's a Walgreens across the other street...seriously, it's like tic-tac-toe) Yet another Publix supermarket with yet another Subway (because the closest … Continue reading My Wife and My Top 5 Guesses for What’s Going in Now at the Local Strip Mall