Posted on: February 20, 2008 11:49 am

Who invented sugar?

OK...I've had it.

Who is the idiot who figured out how to turn a harmless crop like sugar cane into this product that totally consumes me? Please, if he is dead, somebody revive him/her so I can kill them again.

I get up and go to the gym and workout. Good Boy! I had a banana to start the day off. Get the fructose in your body. You don't want to fire up this fabulous machine without some fuel, now do we? It's a kick butt workout. Interval training on the elyptical (sic) machine. Core work with weights, leg workouts, curls, cable flys...all leading to two rounds of lunges followed by cleans.

Then I come home. My grandson commits the crime of leaving an open bag of M&Ms on the kitchen counter. Dastardly child! How dare he?

Many people hear voices....not me....I hear food. The bag screams for me to come over...which I oblige. I take a handful and thrust them into my mouth before I realize what is happening.......

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I've fallen again. I am left to feel good that I didn't finish off the bag. I guess progress comes in small increments.

Maybe some day I'll be a strong enough individual to say NO!.....

We can alway dream, can't we?

Take care.

Category: General
Tags: Food, Humor
Posted on: February 19, 2008 5:44 pm

Will spring ever get here?

Odd thoughts while wondering whatever happend to Eddie Cheever.

It's February 19 and the cold still holds on. My only hope in the cold is that it will use itself up and give way to spring in early March.

Now is the time of the year that I begin focusing my physical training on my umpiring skills. I started my preseason routine two weeks ago. I was so sore that I hobbled around for several days. At 52, I understand that I am just passing my physical/mental peak for umpiring at the level I work at (high school, young adult semi pro and youth levels). I try to stay in good shape, but it is difficult. When you own a restaurant, and you are tempted by all the foods you shouldn't eat, these long, cold wintry days can lead to packing on pounds.

As a huge baseball fan, I continue to be saddened by all the controversy surrounded by the steroid scandal. IMHO, Major League baseball and Bud Selig got what they wanted. They needed the long ball race with Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa to bring the game back after the strike. Thus, they looked the other way while all this was going on. As far as I am concerned, just put all the guys from that era who belong in the Hall of Fame in. That means Clemens, Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, et. al.

It is my fervent hope that my Yankees can return to some level of excellence this year....I am glad that they are finally committing to their farm system and not going after the high priced free agents. Boston has proven that you can sustain excellence that way. You know, it just isn't fair. Here I am, a Colts and Yankees fan. Who are my biggest rivals in both sports? Freaking Bahsten.

Til next time.........Take care

Category: MLB
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