Saturday, April 24, 2010

INSANITY. Day 1.

Oh bother. It's sideways. Anyway, this is INSANITY.

My measurements: 36" chest, 32" waist, 35" hips. Who knew that I was an hourglass shape? I didn't. Weight on Day 1: 130.6 pds.

Damm's measurements: 39.5" chest, 37" waist. Different from the secret numbers he posted because I decided it would be better to measure when we weigh ourselves, which happens to be in the morning. Weight on Day 1: 180.4.

Interesting side note: if you are female, your measurements are called your vital statistics. And for those of us in the West, our vital statistics should be 36-24-36. That's the ultimate in attraction to men. And our Wasit-to-Hip ratio, our WHR, should be 0.7. You get that by dividing your waist measurement by your hip measurement. Mine is 0.9, which is preferred by men in South America and Africa. You can find all this info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_body_shape

In my opinion? All this is baloney. To rate oneself on how you appear to men or anyone else is giving them power over you-i.e. the power of determining your self worth. Of course your loved ones opinions are going to be important and they will have some input, but don't let anyone tell you you aren't beautiful, smart, or anything else enough.

Preaching over and out.

I completed the Fit Test this morning. They weren't kidding when they named this workout. It's insane.

Wulfa's Fit Test
Switch Kicks: 55
Power Jacks: 50
Power Knees: 74
Power Jumps: 30
Globe Jumps: 7
Suicide Jumps: 12
Pushup Jacks: 15
Low Plank Oblique: 30

Damm's Fit Test
Switch Kicks: 31
Power Jacks: 35
Power Knees: 62
Power Jumps: 11
Globe Jumps: 3
Suicide Jumps: 6
Pushup Jacks: 15
Low Plank Oblique: 46

I will note that we are not starting at the same level of fitness. When he first came back from Basic he would've beat my butt into the dust. Since then our schedule has not allowed for him to have an exercise time at the same time everyday like I currently have. This will be changing. And I will also note that the people in the video beat both our butts into the dust. And I had to take a break after the Globe Jumps and Damm soldiered through.

After this Fit Test I spent a good 10 minutes collapsed on the floor. Damm actually was standing.

Throughout the course of our experience I will post weekly updates on both of our vital statistics and our thoughts. Every two weeks we have a Fit Test and I'll also post those. Each of us will also take a turn explaining why we're putting ourselves through this and what we hope to get out of it (two ways to say it but same thing in the end).

Friday, April 23, 2010

Secret numbers

40.5
38.5

It makes me laugh to see how close these numbers are to eachother.

WARNING!!!

Just so you know. If you are googling Ratshag and the armory to find out where in the world his toons are located and you click on the armory link that comes up .... and it asks for your account email and password... this means it is a BAD SITE BAD SITE. Do not enter your information. The armory does NOT require a password or for you to be logged into your account. Ignore the fact that the two websites look EXACTLY the same.

In case you weren't aware(Wulfa wasn't).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My present to her.

This makes 15.

It's been an adventure.

4 years ago today I tried to keep myself from giggling as I walked down the aisle perched on my dad's arm. The church was beautiful, I was serene, and you were handsome in your suit. It was perfect.

Since then we've lived in 3 different states and moved 7 times. You've held two retail jobs and one real one. I've transferred to 2 different B&N stores. We've had 2 children and you went away to Basic Training and AIT for 6 months.

We've had fights and there have been times I threatened to take the keys, kids, and car and drive to my mom's house. You were welcome to join me as soon as you got your act together. I've never followed through with that threat. I'm sure there have been times you've wanted to do the same thing.

It's been quite a ride these last 4 years (there is a play on words in there:). I look forward to the rest of the years that we'll get to share. Based on these past 4 years it'll be exciting.

Much love and all those emotions that I've never been able to express well.

Wulfa to Damm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On bandaids and studying.

To save bandaids whenever she gets a non-bleeding booboo we draw a bandaid on the booboo.


The majority of my 1 page study sheet for Physics II test 3.

Some pictures from my AIT notebook.

The 2nd rat gets the cheese.

Ran out of room for the barrel.
I wish I had finished this one


This one should be viewed sideways

Pictures galore.

So this isn't mine but I saw it and love it so I took a picture of it.



This is mine. Here is a view of our backyard from our back porch.

This is our backporch. You see the orclette putting away her chawk.

Here is me trying to be like scott.


Our backyard from under the tree looking back at the house.
Some more attempts to be scott.
Our(mine and orclette)'s art.

The tree I mentioned above.
Miniorc loves the tree.

This is as close and as unblurry as my camera gets at this close.
From the far corner looking back at Orclette "dancing with hannah".

I love this backyard. It is nice and compact. Has a lot of shade. And has brick walls.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Random

I have all these great thoughts seriously!

Like: "why... but hte.. I'm hungry... pizza.. so tired.. droool... eyes.. failing me"

Yeah so I'm super mentally literate right now. So you get a post!

Just to weigh in on the unending crazy huge gossip circle about the horsie that happened this weekend(I'm sure this is dead horse material by now but still).

I've always held that there is no "right or wrong" pricing options for anything that isn't considered a basic human need.

If blizzard decided today to offer a new superclass that did 5% more damage/healing/threat than any other class and charged $30 more a month for it? I'd still be playing WoW. I wouldn't even consider this a horribly unfair thing.

Because thats how everything else in life works that I've seen. Exclusive access or extra perks or better service... costs more money.

Alternatively if Blizz sold xp or gold or gear... you know I'd be fine with buying it if it let me get to the portion of the game I wanted to play. And I'd be fine with other people buying it too. Their gear level doesn't change my game play(pve) and when it does(pvp) well.. I'm already lightyears behind anyone of the endlessly super rich players who exist now. They are blessed with endless amounts of time and time is worth more than money.

So changing the game where people with money could get perks? How would that change it for me? I'd still be way behind the guys with money just like I'm behind the guys with time. I think the only people affected would be the guys with time as they would have competition for those pixels on their screen.

And tada everyone is happy because they get a post from a braindead me on the issue.

p.s. Blizz might want to price any such options to such a degree that the money made would balance for the subscription lost by the player getting bored after they've beaten everything.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Taking a moment.

Wow.

So the last time I posted was six days ago. The time before that? 6 more days. Sorry all.

I am an extremely distractable person. I flutter from topic to topic and subject to subject. If/when my life isn't planned and organized and predictable then I find it impossible to get things done.

So when we moved and then right after the move our Orclette contracted strep... my ability to get my homework done was destroyed. So to keep it happening I had to sacrifice the blog and most of my gaming. Then I followed that up by the next week getting a lovely part time job.... which while a very relaxed 1.5-2 hours a night still eats up my free time that I had. And in two weeks we have finals. :P

So let me tell you a few quick updates and then get back to playing with the mini-orc.

There is this book. I love this book. The author is one of my favorite authors. But this book it makes me cry. Not allegorical tears at the book. Actual tears. When I read it... the entire chain of dogs plot line makes me cry. I have to stop and wipe my eyes to be able to continue reading. Now I'm a kinda weepy guy when it comes to storylines that can make you cry. And injustice always makes me angry...(when I watched Hotel Rwanda I was angry and crying and so pissed off I had to get up and leave the room and spent the next two to three hours angrily pacing around my apartment complex thinking about how much human beings suck.)

But this book it makes me cry and I love it so very much and wanted to recommend it to you. Not because it makes me cry but because it is an excellent book.

I also read Brandon Sanderson's new book Warbreaker. It is a fun fast read. I liked it for the most part. Lightsong's storyline surprised me a bit. I'd recommend it but I'm not sure I'd buy it again... it felt like a decent book but the characters didn't grab me the way his mistborn characters did. Still he's one of my more beloved authors.

Miniorc is fully mobile now. Orclette is so grown up and so not at the same time. How a two yearold can seem grownup is beyond me but she does.

School is good. I'm fine gradewise in Chem, Physics(so far) and EE. My last Calculus test punched me in the mouth... I'm kinda worried about it now. Physics... is going great... but I'm always worried about classes that have 5-7 question tests... you never know if you'll walk into the test with the dumb brain and ruin your gpa.(p.s. I know at this point that I will pass all of my classes that is not what I'm worried about)

Life is relatively good. Last guard drill I passed my pushups and my run. Working on my situps but still have until May before my PT tests start counting according to my platoon Sgt.

Love the new place.

WoW toons are on hold. With as little time as I have I don't want to waste it running 5mans so all I ever do when I log on is level up the lowbies.

And I have to get off and pickup the wulfa now.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Later the same day ...

Later the same day, another conversation took place, this time 'twixt me and the LittleMan.

LittleMan: "Raaaaarrrrrgh!"

Me, the Wulfa: "Raaaaarrrrrgh!"

LittleMan: "Raarrgh!"

Me: "Raarrgh!"

LittleMan: "Raaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh!"

Me: "Raaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh!"

LittleMan: "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!"

Me: "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!"

LittleMan: "Raarrgh."

I drink too much coffee.

Babydoll/Orclette: "Momma whatcha doin?"

Me: "Closing my eyes because I'm tired."

Babydoll/Orclette: "No you're not. Drink coffee and you'll feel better."

Me, thoughts thunk but not vocalized: "I drink WAY too much coffee."