30 April, 2008

Dexter (on CBS) - 103

current song: Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Dexter didn't kill any serial killers in this ep... he did however set up Paul, Rita's ex-husband and helped put him back in jail. Paul claimed Rita assaulted him and he wants custody of his kids. one night in the kitchen Dexter hits him on the head w/ a fry pan knocking him unconscious... he brings Paul back to his apartment and sets it up where Paul's on heroin about to commit suicide.

2 hour season finale (on CBS) will air next Sunday. I wonder how it will end. if ice truck killer Rudy does something to Dexter's sister... like kill her or have her bleeding to death... it's not like Dexter can come clean. would he let his sister die? if he does come out... will his sister be able to handle it? should I just look online and find out read what happened?

Rudy looks a lot like Marc Anthony.

Pac-10 Spring Sports

current song: Into The Groove by Madonna on KSSK 92.3 FM

Women's Water Polo
3 out of the 5 Pac-10 schools that sponsor women's water polo will participate in the 2008 NCAA championships. the top 3 seeds come from the Pac-10 w/ UCLA #1, Stanford #2, and USC #3. the Pac-10 has won the title each cycle since recognized by the NCAA. most likely women's water polo will give the Pac-10 at least 9 national titles this academic cycle. it will be 4 for 4 for aquatic sports.

Women's Golf
8 Pac-10 women's teams will vie for a national title. the last time a conference team won the national title... UCLA in 2004.

Women's Tennis
7 out of the 9 Pac-10 women's teams will compete at the NCAA championships. highest seeded Pac-10 school... Stanford at #4. last conference team to win a national title... Stanford in 2006.

Men's Tennis
6 out of the 8 Pac-10 men's teams will also compete at the NCAA championships. both men's and women's conference teams w/ overall winning records will participate in the postseason. last conference team to win the men's national title... UCLA in 2005.

29 April, 2008

24 Hour Fitness - Chest & Calves

current song: Low by Flo Rida on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Cardio
none. since I didn't do any cardio and burn off 154 calories... no 1 can of Coke reward.

Chest
pectoral fly machine
  • 10/75
  • 10/90
  • 4/105 = 8/86 avg
  • 14/60
machine bench press
  • 10/75
  • 10/80
  • 4/85 = 8/78 avg
  • 14/50
incline press machine
  • 10/75 avg (70, 75, 80)
  • 8/55
Calves
donkey
  • 10/260 avg (250, 260, 270)
press machine
  • 10/260 avg (250, 260, 270)
  • 18/180
standing calf raises
  • 10/255 avg (240, 255, 270)
seated calf raise
  • 10/80
  • 10/85 2x = 83 avg
  • 18/50
I wanted to shock my pre-teen Matt Biondi / Sean Scott body and do cardio at the end of my workout... but all the machines in use a little after 17:00. I should have gone running to the beach afterwards. hmmm... sounds like an excuse. jellyfish invasion ends on Thu 01.05.08.

my workout today I didn't enter as an attempt cuz I really tried to exercise. I tried to do something different again where I do more reps (between 12-20... today targeted 18 reps) at 60% of the max weight I could handle. chest exercises I couldn't handle... very weak. I guess that's why I monitor my soda intake... to get rid of my gut in order to give the illusion that my chest looks bigger than it is.

tomorrow (actually today)... triceps exercises. for my last set I will target 16 reps at 60% of the max weight I can handle... see how that works out.

28 April, 2008

KDrama: Happiness - Episodes 7 & 8

current song: Outside by Staind on Star 101.9 FM

at 1 point in this KDrama manager Lee Jun-su tells his boss' daughter Seo-jun that he plans to go to the US for 3 years and make a name for himself before he returns to Korea. then I think... hmmm... is this one of those KDramas where the poor become rich and the rich become poor? poor Mr. Jacket boxer could make a name for himself and win over youngest rich (who may become poor if Chairman dad dies) daughter Eda. or manager Kim Ji-sook could become rich as well somehow to turn the tables on scion Sang-wook. hopefully this theme has grown tired in Korea and this doesn't happen in this KDrama.

Jun-su fights with Sang-wook in the corporate lobby. Jun-su tells scion that he doesn't know what love is. Sang-wook admits to himself that yes he doesn't know what love is. he has many dranks and goes to Ji-sooks apartment. at her apartment lobby Ji-sook invites oldest adopted poor son up for coffee. he's thinking: ooooo... I'm gonna get some action and recreate w/ her. but she tells him that they're friends... why shouldn't he come up for coffee. doorman tells them to go upstairs right away and they see scion Sang-wook making a scene of himself. adopted son sees Sang-wook, the father of Ji-sook's son, for the 1st time.

Jun-su's dad and grandma devastated that he and Seo-jun can never be together cuz of their backgrounds. at breakfast Jun-se tells his family that he loves her and they'll be together. they're all happy.

at the office all of Seo-jun's co-workers avoid her after finding out her true identity. her rich oma takes her out to lunch. basically she wants her to meet w/ the HK group's mother who later invite the ladies for a barbecue. oma gives her daughters Seo-jun and Eda a speech about the power of money. Seo-jun's like: ugh... you make me sick... I wanna be w/ Jun-su.

the odd couple try to lay low... but after her oma's speech Seo-jun has plans of her own. she stages a storage room sex romp where she know her oma will catch her and Jun-su together. then I'm thinkin': it's been about 5 years since I watched my 1st KDrama. the 1st year I equate it to 50s TV in the US... where couples sleep in separate single beds. each year that goes by can equate to a decade of US TV. I find the KDramas now to be very raunchy and risque... all these innuendos. and in a scene where poor Mr. Jacket boxer and Eda spar play in the ring... she falls and he catches her holding her tightly... it's like teenage sex. scandalous.

so rich oma finds her daughter and Jun-su in the storage room. she goes ballistic. she slaps Jun-su in the face, hits him w/ her purse, and kicks him in the shins. she starts hitting her daughter and drags her out of the storage in the corporate lobby by her hair. gotta love how these Koreans discipline their kids. they still can hit them. in the US if a parent disciplines his child w/ a belt the kid can sue... or neighbors get involved and call child protection or the police. Chairman sees what's going on and he's disgusted. later on he tells his wife that he doesn't want to prostitute his daughter to improve his company.

Ha-Kyong... the scion's wife knows he has a mistress and still doesn't suspect manager Kim Ji-sook. she has this brilliant idea w/ her mother in-law to leak to the press a rumor that Seo-jun's engaged to one of the HK group's sons. Ji-sook feels she and Seo-jun are BFFs, wants Seo-jun be w/ the man she loves... and so she tells her what oma and her sister in-law plan to do. always being one step ahead Seo-jun announces to the planet that she and Jun-su are a couple. scandalous.

Aquatic

current song: Damaged by Danity Kane on Hot 93.9 FM

awesome day at Ala Moana Beach. a friend of mine called and asked if I wanted to chillax. she mentioned the jellyfish invasion Mon 04.28 to Wed 04.30. easy decision to get my aquatic on today since it will be the last time this month. and... today marks the 20th time I went to the beach in April.

at Magic Island I noticed several huge Chinese flags and China signs. I wonder what went on with that.

in other aquatic news the UCLA women's water polo team won the MPSF championships and will represent the league at the upcoming NCAA championships. league and Pac-10 rivals Stanford and USC most likely will get at-large bids... and one of those teams will most likely win another national title for the conference of champions.

AVP Dallas - Dalhausser/Rogers

current song: Sexy Can I by Ray J on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Phil Dalhausser & Todd Rogers won the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Dallas Open. the other week the team won the season opener in Miami. in this championship match the team bested Gibb & Rosenthal. I watched it tape delayed and so even though the match went 3 games... everything compressed into 1 hour. then again because of all the commercials, player bios... and the Beach Girlz... hardly any volleyball to watch. at least the AVP on NBC broadcasts the entire match.

in other volleyball news, Pepperdine and Long Beach State will represent the MPSF at the NCAA men's volleyball championships.

27 April, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Escaped Velocity

current song: Fly by Sugar Ray on Star 101.9 FM

I really don't understand this series. Baltar helped the Cylons destroy human civilization... and yet he has all these people who love him. he really does head a cult. and yet the politicians debate about religious freedoms and the right to assembly. then I think about Tibet and China. the Chinese must see the Dalai Lama and his followers as a cult.

if this show has a Chinese version scenes would be different. in the beginning of the ep the military attacks the cult... a lot of them women. why attack and injure their wombs? the Chinese would treat the women as goddesses so they could give birth to healthy sons to fight the Cylons... increase the population.

Saul and Six should recreate.

Doctor Who - Partners In Crime

current song: Walk It Out by Unk on Power 104.3 FM

I watched my 1st entire ep of Doctor Who for the 1st time today. I like it better than Battlestar Galactica. even though my TV viewing for Friday will be more than an hour... because I can fast forward all the crappy scenes in BSG I will save valuable minutes which I can use to be unproductive.

I thought this ep poked fun at the sedentary obese lifestyle... a lifestyle where instead of exercise and activity, pop in a pill to get rid of the fat. the pill actually creates baby aliens made from human fat cells. the alien nanny flips a switch and the cute alien babies pop out. but if stressed the babies can create themselves using other cells.

Exercise

current song: American Boy by Estelle on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 1 lap

rested 6 minutes at station 2. funky day due to the vog.

24 Hour Fitness - Back
Cardio
Precor AMT100i - interval program, 6 minutes, level 9
68.6 calories

Back
v-bar pulldown
  • 10/100
  • 10/110
  • 4/120
  • 16/80
seated cable rows - bar attachment
  • 10/60
  • 10/80
  • 10/90
  • 7/100
wide-grip lat pulldown
  • 10/80
  • 9/100
  • 5/110
  • 16/70
dorsi flexor
  • 10/120
  • 8/135
  • 5/150
  • 16/90
seated cable rows
  • 10/100
  • 9/110
  • 5/120
  • 16/70
underhand cable pulldowns
  • 10/80
  • 8/90
  • 6/100
  • 16/60
hyperextensions (bench)
  • 10/153 3x
Cardio
Precor AMT100i - interval program, 12 minutes, level 9
140 calories. total 208.6 calories burned > 154 calories for soda reward. weekend Saturday and so I can drink my 1 can of Coke even if I didn't reach the 154 calories I need to burn off to reward myself w/ a drank.

decided to shock my pre-teen Matt Biondi / Sean Scott body today. got my aquatic on 1st, then went to the gym. decided to split my cardio session in 2... 1 before and 1 after my back workout. I need to do other back exercises besides using the cables and the machines... I realize I use the dorsi flexor machine a lot. I also tried to do 1 set w/ more reps using less weights to change things up.

26 April, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 4

current song: Get It Shawty by Lloyd on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

this KDrama... kinda boring. what entertains me though... all the innuendos.

hmmm... what happened in this episode? uber-celeb Seung-ah gets put in her place by some people. she and writer Suh can't stand each other. total sekis. they watch a friend's performance and the mutual friend insists that they all get food and dranks. one of the restaurant workers asks uber-celeb if she can get an autograph for her son. she doesn't. older man puts Seung-ah in her place. he's like: seki... you just killed everybody's good time... why do you have to be a seki? Seung-ah pays for the bill anyway.

Seung-ah meets w/ manager Jang. he too wants her to meet the family... basically the company. she's disgusted and insults the guys. manager Jang's like: seki... how did you become this way?... you should apologize. he doesn't want to be her manager anymore. but in the end he begs her to take him back.

in a flashback Seung-ah remembers director Lee telling her off. he's like: seki... your looks won't last forever... get some real talent. did they date? did she break it off w/ him to become a movie star? kinda boring.

Lost - Shock & Awe

current song: Into The Groove by Madonna on KSSK 92.3 FM

YMCA in downtown across Capitol doubled as some place in Tunisia. place looked familiar because I attended some presentation there and I saw all these ladies exercising in the pool.

so Ben kicked ass in this ep. how did he get to the Sahara Desert? who cares. 2 locals approached him and he kicked their asses. he's like: don't hurt me... I don't have any weapons... don't hurt me. the locals search his pockets, Ben holds up some object... he's then shooting at 1 guy and kickin' the other guy's ass. reminded me of a scene in Bourne Identity. Jason's sleeping on a bench... 2 cops approach him asking for papers... all of a sudden Jason speaks fluent Deutsch... kicks their asses... and runs away.

this ep also shows how Ben enlists Sayid in his crusade against Whitmore. apparently there's rules between the 2 of them and Whitmore broke the rules. Ben wants to kill Penelope since Whitmore killed the girl Ben kidnapped and raised as his daughter.

what's up w/ the smoke weapon Ben used to kill the guys who killed the girl he kidnapped and raised as his daughter? how does he control that weapon? does the island serve a military purpose? if so, what commercial applications can be made?

KDrama: On Air - Episode 3

current song: Good Riddance by Green Day on Star 101.9 FM

On Air... hmmm... kinda slow developing KDrama... but actually kinda risque from other KDramas I watched in the past. director Lee and the writer he wants to work w/ argue. she wants him to retrieve her bag in the lake. he tells her to stop ordering him around and get it herself... so he pushes her into the water. she's like: I can't swim... help me. he dives into the water to save her and get her bag.

the scandalous part... they dry off in her hotel room. director Lee comes out of the bathroom shirtless w/ a towel wrapped around his waist. very x-rated. he grabs his clothes and changes in the bathroom. writer goes into the bathroom to get something... but director Lee's in his underwear changing in the shower. this equates to full frontal nudity. totally raunchy.

uber-celeb Seung-ah... total seki. at the end of the ep she gets her hair done at a salon and sees a young aspiring actress. she's like: don't look at me seki... don't make like we're friends. and she throws 2 glasses of water at her... on her face and on her hair. then she tells the hair stylist: I'm thirsty... can I get a glass of water?

24 Hour Fitness - Biceps

current song: On Broadway by George Benson on KSSK 92.3 FM

Cardio
Precor EFX546i - cross training 3 program, 10 minutes, level 9
116.5 calories burned < 154 calories needed to burn to reward myself w/ 1 can of Coke... but I make an exception for Fridays.

Biceps
modular chin-up
  • 10/53
  • 10/63
  • 8/73 = 9/62 avg
plate loaded curls
  • 10/50
  • 7/50
  • 6/45 = 7/48 avg
close-grip EZ bar curl
  • 10/50
  • 9/50
  • 7/60 = 8/52 avg
reverse cable curl
  • 10/65
  • 9/65
  • 7/70 = 8/66 avg
cable hammer curls - rope attachment
  • 10/55
  • 10/60 2x = 10/58 avg
dumbbell alternate curl
  • 10/20
  • 9/20
  • 8/20 = 9/20 avg
Biceps Goals
  • modular chin-up - 9 reps @ 63 avg
  • plate loaded curls - 7 reps @ 50 lbs
  • close-grip EZ bar curl - 7 reps @ 60 lbs
  • reverse cable curl - 8 reps @ 65 lbs
  • cable hammer curls (rope attachment) - 9 reps @ 60 lbs
  • dumbbell alternate curl - 7 reps @ 25 lbs

25 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: New Soul by Yael Naim on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Quads (Full Body)
Quads
abductor - glutes

  • 10/80
  • 10/85
  • 10/90
  • 7/95 = 9/86
abductor - inner thighs
  • 10/120
  • 10/125
  • 10/130
  • 4/135 = 8/126
extensions 5

  • 7/100
  • 6/100
  • 5/105 = 6/101 avg
smith machine squat

  • 6/90
  • 6/100
  • 8/110 = 6/101
Bicep
preacher curls - barbell
  • 10/50
  • 10/60
  • 8/60
  • 6/60 = 8/57
Back
dorsi flexor

  • 10/120
  • 9/135
  • 5/150
  • 2/150 = 6/133
Calf
standing calf raises

  • 10/240 avg (225, 240, 255)

Chest
machine bench press - advanced/basic movement

  • 10/80 avg (75, 80, 85)

Aquatic

Quads Goals

  • abductor (glutes) - 9 reps @ 85 lbs
  • abductor (inner thighs) - 10 reps @ 130 lbs
  • extensions 5 - 6 reps @ 100 lbs
  • smith squat machine - 6 reps @ 110 lbs

24 April, 2008

America's Next Top Model - Italian CoverGirl Commercial

current song: Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates on KSSK 92.3 FM

contestants arrive in Rome. awesome... I get to travel. girls and trannies arrive at the Colosseum. Anya falls out of the van... looks like she hit the ground hard. poor baby. they check out the sights and take regular (meaning non-fierce) pics. Tyra mail. thank you Whitney for reading it like a normal person. mail gives directions to new kick ass pad, which by the way has an indoor pool.

Fatranny and her drama. she claims to be sick. is she pulling a Danielle or CariDee? does this mean she will win this cycles America's Next Tranny Model? while she pretends to be sick the other contestants pig out on Italian meats. pancetta... mmmmm.

next morning... early in the morning... pseudo-punk Lauren makes a lot of noise getting all pseudo-punked up.

Tyra mail. Anya gets confused w/ the words roll & row. don't know if she read the Tyra mail and saw the word roll... but she thinks 'we're gonna do something on the water'... other contestants are like: huh?... oh... she's blond. who cares cuz she looks hot.

they meet some assistant designer for Gai Mattiolo. roll = Segway... their mode of travel around the city for the day. while moving about the city, the designer points to all these ordinary hot Italian beauts... who look actually like models... and explains Italian style. what's the fascination w/ Fatranny and tranny Dominique? they end up at the Piazza di Spagna and eventually meet Gai Mattiolo.

challenge... contestants to adapt their look into an Italian style. Whitney worries herself cuz she knows sample dresses only come in size 2. but she looks good. Anya, Kat, Lauren = hot. trannies?... Italian?... please. but Gai feels Fatranny's elegant. what do these industry people see in her.

so the contestants walk for Gai. he tells tranny Dominique she's natural... but she's doesn't have a fresh look. he tells hottie Kat that she's got a beautiful face, body and walk. he likes Anya's fresh look. he insults Whitney by telling her that she's an American. when Lauren walks, I'm like: huh? but he too notices her legs that go up to her shoulders.

I thought Kat would win... instead Anya wins a red carpet gown. other contestants jealous cuz last week when she won the challenge, got to pose in a national ad for 7up (which I saw in People) and earned $10K.

contestants find out they will be doing a CoverGirl commercial in Italian. commercial director Piersandro Buzzanca. 1st up... hottie Anya. she does look frellin' hot. Mr. J told her the only thing that saved her today, she being flirty w/ the dude in the commercial. Kat looked hot as well too. tranny Dominique, well... she looked like her tranny self. she had a good time. director thought she spoke in Chinese. Lauren... I cringed the whole time watching her. painful to watch. at least tranny Dominique I found entertaining. Fatranny... still don't get her. hmmm... she didn't act like her mutilated female body part... so that's a positive about her. Whitney came across fake to everybody.

at panel judges impressed w/ Fatranny. huh? what do industry types see in her? she gets called 1st. Kat 2nd, Anya 3rd. Whitney and pseudo-punk Lauren bottom 2. Lauren goes home. she gave up. does this mean she's goth?

Exercise

current song: Midnight Hour by SDIB on Island 98.5 FM

Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 1 lap

water very funky. plant life that looked like dren floating all around the place. water very warm as well... not refreshing. had fun though. swam in the shallows... less than knee high water depth. challenge today... avoid funky floating unknowns while powering forward in shallow choppy water and not touching the sand.

Running
ran 1 lap around Ala Moana Park. also included Magic Island (an addition 1 minute and change) in the run. I need to start running again on prime number days.

23 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper on KSSK 92.3 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Triceps
Cardio
Precor EFX556i - hill climber, 12 minutes, level 4 (level 20 max speed)

135.5 calories burned <154 calories for 1 can Coke reward... but went swimming, walking and played volleyball... so I know I burned more than 154 calories today and I rewarded myself w/ a Coke.

Triceps
plate loaded extensions

  • 10/25
  • 10/30
  • 8/35 = 9/29 avg
pushdowns - bar attachment

  • 10/60
  • 8/65
  • 6/70 = 8/64 avg
overhead extensions machine

  • 10/80
  • 9/90
  • 10/90 = 9/86 avg
dip machine

  • 10/120
  • 8/135 2x = 9/129 avg
modular extensions - bar attachment

  • 10/40
  • 7/50
  • 6/50 = 7/45 avg
pushdowns - vbar attachment

  • 10/65
  • 7/70
  • 6/60 = 7/65 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 1 lap

after walking w/ Alaska, got my aquatic on w/ Asia. I let her borrow my fins. I told her to remain calm and not to panic cuz no matter what the fins will keep her afloat. she had a great workout. on Thursday she plans to use my kick ass TYR kickboard along w/ my fins to get a better workout.

Walking
walked around Magic Island twice early tonight. Alaska's pretty cool. I wondered what we would talk about... but we managed to talk about a lot of things. we talked about Westerners and the Olympic torch relay protests. protesters need to get a life... get a job... do something more productive. the torch arrived in Australia. what hypocrites. human rights? look at what the Australians did to the aborigines. free Tibet? if the aborigines in the state of Victoria start rioting and demanding independence would the Australian government let that happen? gimme a frellin' break. shut the frell up and get a job.

Triceps Goals

  • plate loaded extensions - 9 reps @ 30 lbs
  • pushdowns (bar attachment) - 7 reps @ 65 lbs
  • overhead extensions machine - 9 reps @ 90 lbs
  • dip machine - 8 reps @ 135 lbs
  • modular extensions (bar attachment) - 7 reps @ 50 lbs
  • pushdowns (v-bar attachment) - 7 reps @ 65 lbs

22 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: Elevator by Flo Rida on Hot 93.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Calves
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - cross training 2, 14 minutes, level 6 max speed
161.7 calories burned > 154 calories = 1 can Coke reward

Shoulders
lateral raise machine 1
  • 10/50
  • 10/55
  • 7/65 = 9/55 avg
plate loaded rear delt
  • 10/160
  • 9/170
  • 9/180 = 9/169 avg
front dumbbell raise - hammer grip
  • 10/20
  • 9/25
  • 10/20 = 9/21 avg
rotary machine
  • 8/85 avg
Calves
seated raises
  • 10/80
  • 10/85
  • 8/90 = 9/84 avg
press machine
  • 10/250
  • 10/260 2x = 256 avg
donkey machine
  • 10/250
  • 10/260 2x = 256 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 3 circuits.

Shoulders Goals
  • lateral raise machine - 9 reps @ 55 lbs
  • plate loaded rear dealt - 9 reps @ 170 lbs
  • front dumbbell raise (hammer grip) - 8 reps @ 25 lbs
  • rotary machine - 9 reps @ 85 lbs
Calves Goals
  • seated raises - 9 reps @ 85 lbs
  • press machine - 9 reps @ 260 lbs
  • donkey machine - 9 reps @ 260 lbs

21 April, 2008

KDrama: Happiness - Episodes 5 & 6

current song: You Know I'm No Good by Amy Winehouse on Star 101.9 FM

hard working manager Lee Jun-su's family falls in love w/ his girlfriend. he wants her out of his house though cuz her older brother, scion Sang-wook, called him trash and doesn't want him to see his kid sister anymore.

Jun-su and his girlfriend go to some bar to eat and drank. she pretends to get wasted cuz she wants him to bring her home to introduce him to her family. I don't know my Korean roots... but when someone brings home a significant other, why is it that the family immediately think marriage?

I laugh too whenever the Kdramas show a guy piggybacking a girl... it's like the Korean version of recreating... so scandalous. so Jun-su takes rich girl home and the family's in complete shock... especially oma. rich girl still pretends to be wasted and yells: I love you Jun-su.

next morning oma ignores her oldest daughter. she even wants the help to spy on Jun-su's family. the driver and maid go to spy on his house. Jun-su's dad and his non-artist brother get into a fight about an expensive guitar he bought. dad's chasing non-artist around the neighborhood. he bumps into the maid, who's all dolled up... lookin' hot. they embrace. very scandalous. at this point I wonder who's gonna develop feelings for the other 1st. later on at her apartment, the maid's watching some nature show about lions... and then she's thinking about Jun-su's animalistic macho manly dad. very scandalous. it's like I'm watching porn. oh... rich oma gives her staff a million won or about $1000 for their spying.

Sang-wook's wife suspects he's fooling around. she bought a present which he told her he would give to someone in Dubai. gotta love the Koreans and their money, money, money ethic. I myself would be ashamed to be on unemployment or on welfare. if I can talk I can always ask someone 'can I take your order?' or 'welcome to Wal-Mart'. it's like the Koreans would work 3 jobs if they have to in order to survive. I am Korean.

anyway... the present he asked his wife to buy... he gave it to his mistress Ji-sook. Ji-sook doesn't want the expensive necklace and gives it back to him... telling him off politely. wife sees the necklace in his office. at home she asks one of the help if her husband's fooling around. he assures her that Sang-wook doesn't have a mistress. Sang-wook's good at keeping his scandalous relationship a secret. better yet, Ji-sook has kept secret that they have a son. poor wife... she can't have kids. in the end I think Sang-wook will change his rich/poor upper/lower class attitude cuz the mother of his son has a worse background than Jun-su.

Eda, the youngest of the 3 rich kids really loves the poor boxer. he's smooth. when she visits him at the gym, he's like: oh... thank you for returning my jacket... do you want to eat?... cuz I remember in Hong Kong you were always hungry. they go to some diner and she's disgusted by the food. she's also shocked that he doesn't have a cell phone. he's really poor and she thought that he didn't want to give her his number.

oh... rich girl's fed up w/ Jun-su ignoring her at work. she makes a scene in front of all the employees. she's yelling: I'm chairman Park's daughter... so what?... why are you all looking at me?... who told you you can look at me? gotta love the Koreans when they yell. total sekis. chairman Park tells his daughter that he's on her side... I guess he wants her to be happy w/ Jun-su. he basically tells her that nobody will ever be good enough for his daughter even if uber-wealthy. awww.

Sang-wook has a plan to send Jun-su to work in South Africa. Sang-wook tells him that he's protecting his kid sister. Jun-su then tells him that he loves her so much that he's gonna protect her from morons like her brother. and he also tells Sang-wook that he doesn't know what true love is. Jun-su then gets punched in the face.

20 April, 2008

AVP Miami: May-Treanor/Walsh

current song: Burn by Usher on Hot 93.9 FM

Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh win in Miami. the team won game 1 and trailed most of game 3 before winning it 15-13 over Branagh & EY. got to know a little more about Kerri and Misty. hmmm... nothing new comes to mind when I think of Kerri cuz it seems like we grew up together. I remember when she played for Stanford it would be about power. then something happened to her shoulder and so she couldn't just hit, hit and hit... she had to hit smart. Misty amazes me. gotta love her dance moves. I learned that she wants to be on Dancing With the Stars, has 2 kick as dogs... and loves Hawaii.

Ashley Ivy... I love her too. she played w/ Kerri at Stanford and I remember she kicked ass w/ her jump serves. I remember one year the Cardinal played Nebraska in the NCAA tournament... Nebraska had several game points... Ashley Ivy jump serves... Cardinal score about 6 or so natural points... and they went on to sweep Nebraska.

AVP Miami - Dalhausser/Rogers

current song: Lips of an Angel by Hinder on Star 101.9 FM

Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers win in Miami. they decimated Sean Scott and Nick Lucena in 2 games. I have to exercise today to get my AVP beach vball bod. I gotta look like Sean Scott rather than the Thin Beast. the only thing negative about today's 1st final of the season... the announcers kept calling the Professor... Rogie. I don't know why this should irk me cuz it's Todd Rogers whose last name the announcers disrespected.

Earth Day at Hanauma Bay

current song: Lahaina Grown by Lahaina Grown on Island 98.5 FM

for Earth Day I volunteered to clean up Hanauma Bay w/ Canon. I have to give my apologies to mamma Earth for not being so gung ho as last year. negative 1... woke up late... had to meet at 08:30 and arrived at 08:35. negative 2... at the sign up station the guy there informed us that they had no more gloves. gross. negative 3... Canon gave its volunteers free Canon shirts... but why black? negative 4... cleaned only for a very short time. forgive me mamma Earth.

Canon provided us w/ food. for breakfast I ate 2 vanilla cream puffs from Beard Papa's. lunch provided by Subway. while waiting for lunch Sheila and I noticed a car parked in a handicap stall. we were like: look at her... how dare she... let's glare at her. as soon as we found out that they came from Subway to deliver the food we instantly changed our attitude. we laughed about that.

so all the volunteers ate and drank and had a good time. Canon gave each of its volunteers a Longs Drugs $10 gift card. the company also gave away a kick ass camera. in the end though, it seemed like we generated more trash than picked up. seriously. so we all had good intentions cleaning mamma Earth... but was it really worth it? had to think about it for a second... yes it was worth it. we all would have generated trash today anyway... at least we all did our part to help out on an Earth Day activity.

Sheila and I got extra sandwiches, wraps, chips and dranks to nourish us in between being aquatic. conditions rough today. life guards paddled out on their boards to patrol the waters. waves consistent enough where they could surf. we only stayed a short time in the water. hmmm... we actually spent more time on the sand eating the free food we got than being aquatic.

19 April, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Cylon Civil War?

current song: Burning Love by Elvis on Oldies 107.9 FM

I saw parts of Doctor Who... and that show I think would interest me more than BSG. I have to decide which of the 2 shows to watch on Friday night in order to keep my TV viewing to a minimum.

so there are less than 40K humans left and w/ all their petty squabbling and stupidity they should be annihilated by the cylons. thank you Tory for ejecting Cally into space. Cally finds out that her husband is a cylon... instead of telling the higher ups, she decides to go into an airlock to eject herself and her offensive infant into space. Tory gives some speech to Cally, who then gives her offensive infant to the cylon, who then throws her across the airlock and ejects her into space. thank you again Tory for getting rid of Cally. at one point in tonight's ep I thought the cylons' infighting mirrored that of the humans... of course each dealing w/ different issues... and so I thought it showed how almost human the cylons have become. maybe that's what the producers wanted to show. thank you Cavil for a reality check. he told another cylon model that they're machines... they don't have souls. then I'm reminded of the Leviathans, or sentient ships, from Farscape. the race that built the Leviathans not only gave the ships intelligence... but souls. all sentient races in Farscape saw the Leviathans as beasts of burden. the humans should have killed off the cylons w/ the virus when they had their chance.

Exercise

current song: No One by Alicia Keys on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Chest & Biceps
Chest
pectoral fly machine
  • 10/60
  • 10/75
  • 10/90
  • 5/95 = 8/77 avg
incline dumbbell press
  • 10/30
  • 10/35
  • 7/45 = 9/35 avg
rotary machine
  • 10/100
  • 7/115
  • 6/115 = 7/108 avg
machine press - advanced & basic movement
  • 10/75 avg (70, 75, 80)
Biceps
plate loaded curls
  • 10/50 2x
  • 4/50
  • 5/45 = 7/49 avg
machine preacher curls
  • 10/50
  • 8/55
  • 6/60 = 8/54 avg
reverse cable curl
  • 10/60 2x
  • 10/65 = 10/61 avg
standing cable curl
  • 10/60
  • 10/70
  • 8/80 = 9/69 avg
Cardio
bike (straight) - hill program, 17 minutes, level 9 max speed
150 calories burned < 154 calories... but since weekend I can drank 1 can of Coke

I decided to mix things up a bit... to shock my pre-teen Matt Biondi body... and end my workout w/ cardio.

Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 1 circuit.

Chest Goals
  • pectoral fly machine - 9 reps @ 75 lbs
  • incline dumbbell press - 9 reps @ 35 lbs
  • rotary machine - 7 reps @ 115 lbs
  • machine press - 10 reps @ 75 lbs
Biceps Goals
  • plate loaded curls - 7 reps @ 50 lbs
  • machine preacher curls - 7 reps @ 55 lbs
  • reverse cable curls - 9 reps @ 65 lbs
  • standing cable curls - 9 reps @ 70 lbs

18 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: Holiday by Green Day on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Back
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - quick start program, 13 minutes, level 9 max speed
157 calories burned > 154 = 1 can of Coke reward.

Back
rotary lateral machine
  • 10/115
  • 10/130
  • 7/130 = 9/124 avg
seated cable rows
  • 10/100
  • 9/110
  • 6/120 = 8/108 avg
v-bar pulldown
  • 10/100
  • 6/110 2x = 7/105 avg
seated cable row - close-grip bar attachment
  • 10/70
  • 10/80
  • 6/90 = 8/78 avg
underhand cable pulldown
  • 10/90
  • 8/100
  • 6/110 = 8/98 avg
rotary upper machine
  • 10/60
  • 10/70
  • 7/85 = 9/70 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 1 circuit.

freaked out today cuz saw 2 jellyfishes in the water. full moon on Sunday... invasion beginning next month... couple scouts out and about today.

17 April, 2008

America's Next Top Model - Anya Au Natural

current song: Clumsy by Fergie on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

tranny Dominique starts the talk about where the contestants would go abroad. Fatranny cannot leave the country because she's not a US citizen and doesn't have her green card. I'm thinkin': does she really think she will make it that far into the competition?... and will Tyra actually not help her?

Paulina stops by the apartment... girls and trannies are like: AAAAH... oh my God... AAAAH! she wants to give tips to the contestants on how to think of their feet when in the spotlight. they do some role playing. she pretends to be a Ms. Du Bois and wants the contestants to start a conversation w/ her.

1st up Anya. Anya's asks her about her family... Paulina tells her that they're all dead. Lauren choked. Kat asks her if she wants more wine... Paulina asks her if she's a waitress. Paulina tells Tranny Ann that she's a fake. in an interview role play... tranny Dominique goes on and on and on... Paulina's bored. the contestants thank Paulina for her tips.

the girls decide to make potato pancakes. sounds interesting. Lauren cuts off a piece of her thumb. she goes to see a doctor. would have been more interesting to see Lauren at the hospital putting together her mutilated finger than listening to mutilated female body part Fatranny and her paperwork drama. again... will she actually make it abroad?... and will Tyra actually not help her?

contestants wake up the next morning to find a present in the living room. 7Up product placement. the girls and the trannies will be going to a green carpet event w/ their outfits provided by Jay Godfrey.

at the event Lara Spencer from The Insider interviews the contestants. Anya = hot and does well. Dominique frelled up cuz she didn't know the designer's name. Lauren = hot... but she used an obscenity. Kat = hot. Whitney = hot... good thing no strong winds cuz otherwise her personality... personalities... would have come out in the open.

the girls and the trannies socialize w/ the guests. hottest guest = April... the hapa hottie from cycle 2. Lauren looking hot in her dress kicked ass. I assume the drugs used to ease the pain in her finger loosened her up that night. Anya kicked ass showing her Aloha and wins the challenge. she gets to be in a 7Up ad. she also gets paid $10K for her work. sweet prize.

back at the apartment focus again happens to be on who else but mutilated female body part Fatranny and not having the proper paperwork to go overseas. again... will she make it that far into the competition?... and will Tyra not actually help her? answer... Fatranny has an appointment at the consulate... problem solved.

Tyra mail... still irritating. girls and trannies told to pack their bags. as if they're gonna leave the country. mutilated female body part Fatranny still needs to resolve her drama, which really doesn't add any drama to this ep. perhaps no catfights this weeks so producers exaggerated Fatranny's drama.

so the contestants spend the night awake packing their bags, get little or no sleep and head to the airport early in the morning. Mr. Jay tells the girls and trannies that their photo shoot will be all of them posing together catching a plane on the runway. Fatranny cannot participate in the shoot cuz she has to be at the consulate. photographer for the shoot... Bill Heuberger.

Tranny Ann had a hard time in the shoot. well... I thought everyone except Anya had a hard time. Anya kicked ass. Fatranny missed the shoot but did manage to get her all of her paperwork completed. contestants told to get their bags in the hangar. to my surprise judging will be right then and there... then they will be flown abroad right afterwards.

Kat's best shot = kinda hot. Lauran = hot... long legs. trannies look like trannies. Whitney... nah. Anya = hot and gets called 1st. Lauren 2nd. bottom 2... Tranny Ann and Fatranny. Fatranny stays. shocked. shocked not for the fact that Tranny Ann has to go home... but that Tyra may have a favorite and somehow mutilated female body part Fatranny will win America's Next Tranny Model. the girls and the 2 remaining trannies fly off to Rome.

16 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: Touch My Body by Mariah Carey on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Walking
went walking w/ Alaska today. 1st time we walked around Magic Island in some time. even though she could be my mother as she says... she acts much younger than me. she actively plays in a tennis league... she goes to rock concerts... she has get togethers (dranking soirees) at her house. did 2 laps. supposed to go walking again w/ her next Tuesday.

bumped into Annabel and Anton again. since I carried my phone I managed to get her number and so she wants to have lunch one of these days before she gives birth in July. I forgot to tell her that Ann had a baby boy.

Aquatic
chillaxed w/ Asia again today. she really digs the noodle chair. so I told her she could hold on to it for those days she wants to chillax. I told her that if the chair gets loose from the noodle to make sure she holds on to the noodle in case she happens to be in deep water.

15 April, 2008

KDrama: Happiness - Episodes 3 & 4

current song: She Got It by 2 Pistols on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

I decided to get in touch w/ my Korean side and watch a KDrama... something I have not done for some time. if I do watch a KDrama it would be the ones that air on Mondays to Thursdays. I know the Sunday KDramas can number 50-60+ eps. I hope this series... Happiness... will be a short one.

I find modern Korea fascinating. most Koreans believe in Christianity and it's all about the won. Korea seems very Western... it's like a European country in Asia. I love the new RSK pres... Lee Myung-bak. he has an ambitious plan called the 747 Plan... basically target 7% economic growth rate, $40K per capita, and make Korea the 7th largest economy in the world. amazing.

now the US should get out of the DMZ. the South can afford to protect itself from the North. my view is an economic one. should the North attack the South and decimate its economy... so be it. US industry can become competitive again to fill the RSK void... or other economies will grow also to fill the RSK void. it's not like the US tests its modern weapons in Korea anyway. and military weapons and equipment finds its way into commercial use. so why stay in the DMZ? hmmm... enough of this. to be positive though, w/ the new RSK president's plan... perhaps when unification comes the south will be rich enough to integrate the north much smoother than West Germany did with the East.

so Happiness basically has introduced 2 families... again w/ the rich/poor theme. 1 family is made up of a widower and his 4 boys. wealthy family has mom, dad, scion son and 2 pretty daughters. rich older daughter likes poor boy. he doesn't know she's wealthy. he basically works for her dad's company. her mom wants to match her w/ a wealthy heir. but she loves poor boy. her mom arranged a date to meet the rich boy... instead she went to poor boy's house to introduce herself to his family. I totally love the Korean honorifics. very respectful... very Asian.

her brother married some lady. he doesn't recreate w/ her cuz he wants to recreate w/ his ex... some lady who's an orphan. his mom wants his wife to bear her 3 sons. funny thing is that he already has a son w/ his ex. I don't know if she gave him up for adoption or if he's w/ family in Hong Kong. younger rich daughter loves a poor boxer. so again the rich/poor upper/lower class theme.

Exercise

current song: White Flag by Dido on KSSK 92.3 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Quads (Full Body)
Cardio
Precor AMT100i - quick start program, 14 minutes, level 6 max speed
169 calories burned = 1 can of Coke reward

I love this machine. it's like an elliptical, climber, and treadmill all in 1 machine. it's wild. the motions and the dynamics changed if I held on to the heart rate or the side handles... or if I pedaled forward or backward. hmmm... how to describe this awesome machine? fuckin' awesome! I have to try the other programs available on this fuckin' awesome machine. hmmm... as I write this why am I getting so hyped over this new machine at the gym? oh yeah... 2 words... fuckin' awesome.

Quads
abductor - glutes
  • 10 / 75
  • 10 / 80
  • 10 / 85
  • 8 / 90 = 9/82 avg
abductor - inner thighs
  • 10 / 105
  • 10 / 120
  • 8 / 125
  • 5 / 130 = 8/118 avg
extensions 2
  • 6 / 100
  • 5 / 95
  • 5 / 110 = 5/101 avg
plate loaded press
  • 10 / 230 3x
Biceps
plate loaded curls
  • 10 / 35
  • 10 / 45
  • 7 / 45
  • 5 / 45 = 8/41 avg
modular chin-up
  • 10 / 40
  • 10 / 50
  • 6 / 60 = 8/48 avg
Back
dorsi flexor
  • 10 / 105
  • 10 / 120
  • 7 / 135
  • 5 / 135 = 8/120 avg
Calf
standing raises
  • 10 / 225 avg (210, 225, 240)
Chest
incline press machine
  • 10 / 70
  • 10 / 100
  • 10 / 110 = 93 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 2 circuits. 2nd lap swim I only used my arms to power me through the shallows.

14 April, 2008

Dexter (on CBS) - Joseph Driscoll

current song: Lights by Journey on KSSK 92.3 FM

Dexter's biological dad died. at 1 point I wondered if he and the ice truck killer Rudy are brothers.

Aquatic

current song: If Everyone Cared by Nickelback on Star 101.9 FM

today wanted to do nothing but watch TV. I wanted to watch Human Footprint on National Geographic Channel... but Asia called and asked if I planned to go to the beach today. I told her to give me a call anytime she wanted to go since most likely I'd be there unless there's a jellyfish invasion. very glad I went. chillaxin' day. I would be more comfortable hanging out w/ her though if she knew how to swim. I asked if she looked into the state or city summer classes... she said she will. she said she'd like to chillax on Tuesday again too. awesome.

13 April, 2008

Big, Bigger, Biggest - Skyscrapers

current song: Picture by Kid Rock on KSSK 92.3 FM

National Geographic Channel airs a show called Big, Bigger, Biggest on Thursdays... and the ep I watched featured skyscrapers. the evolution of the skyscraper culminates w/ the Burj Dubai... almost a half mile tall.

the 1st breakthrough in skyscrapers... elevators. by the time a person walks up 7 floors, he's spent. thank you Elisha Otis founder of Otis Elevator Company. basically he came up w/ the world's 1st safe elevator. if the cable broke his device would lock the cab in place when free falling. the 1st building (technically not a skyscraper) that used the new elevators... the Equitable Life Building... rose to 140 feet. Equitable understood that the upper floors could be rented at higher prices... transforming the urban landscape.

2nd breakthrough... materials. there's only so much stone a building can be made of before it starts to sink into the ground. example... the Monadnock Building in Chicago. the (Fuller) Flatiron Building in NYC used steel columns and beams. any height could be possible now. stone and brick only used as a facade. building reached a height of 285 feet.

3rd breakthrough... air conditioning. with more windows in a bigger building, more sunlight enters it... making it a huge greenhouse. United Nations Headquarters one of 1st buildings to have a/c. building stands over 550 feet tall.

4th breakthrough... speed in construction. World Trade Center one of 1st building to be made from pre-fabricated parts. I haven't seen pics of the WTC in some time. they looked so beautiful. too bad I didn't get a chance to see it. also a development in cranes helped speed things up. the lower floors of the WTC could be rented and used while the top floors completed. the buildings reached almost 1370 feet in height.

5th breakthrough... wind technology... or dealing w/ wind at high altitudes. the Sears Tower stands over 1450 feet at the rooftop. the steel frame reinforced on the outer part of the building... basically a stronger exoskeleton.

6th breakthrough... dealing w/ earthquakes. Asian economies show off their wealth by building taller and taller buildings... but cities in earthquake zones. Taipei 101 designed as a flexible building. building models made of spaghetti used in testing. basically columns remain firm and rigid... but everything else can move up and down or side to side in an earthquake. during construction a huge earthquake hit Taiwan... cranes crashed to the earth... but Taipei 101 unscathed.

final breakthrough... panic rooms. because of a possible terrorist attack the Burj Dubai has panic rooms built every 30 floors. these rooms supposedly indestructible.

the Burj Dubai employs of these. from what I remember over 50 huge elevators that can hold up to 50 people will be able to transport 35,000 up and down the skyscraper daily. it has a super strong steel frame made w/ flexible joints. a/c needs to be kick ass cuz of the desert heat that can reach almost 105 degrees and approach 90% humidity during the days. windows hi-tech too. outer part of window coated w/ material to reflect UV rays... inner part of window coated w/ material to reflect infrared rays. over 30,000 hi-tech window panels to be installed. the skyscraper rises a floor every 3 days or so. powerful tubes used to transport concrete to the upper floors. because it's so high... building has all these curves to trick the wind... or make it move in all these different directions to make sure the building does not sway. awesome. would love to see the Burj Dubai... in fact Dubai itself one day. so if you're reading this make sure you click on some ads so I can get some extra travel money.

12 April, 2008

Animal Planet - Big Cat Diary

current song: It's Not My Time by 3 Doors Down on Star 101.9 FM

Tamu and her cubs got chased into the woods. she only has 2 cubs left... and they're very cute. she gave birth to 4 cubs... 1 severely injured by a lion and later died, and now another cub missing. she and her family do not have a territory and so they're constantly on the move... on the go.

Tamu takes her cubs across the marsh. Simon King explains because the cubs are so small (and again... very cute) the blades of grass seem like forests... and small puddles seem like lakes. Tamu doesn't see a hippo. hippos can kill lions in 1 powerful bite. Tamu and cubs freak out and head towards the reeds.

Tamu and family now hidden in reeds. crew films Marsh Pride young male flexing his muscles... stalking a giraffe. Tamu still in reeds. ep shows the wildebeest migration... half a million wildebeests crossing the Mara. cool footage of crocodile hunting the wildebeest in the river.

Tamu gets hungry and decides to go wildebeest hunting. she stalks, stalks a little more... she has her eyes set on wildebeest... but some zebra blows her cover. animals running everywhere... Tamu trips... wildebeest trips too... successful kill. Tamu eats a part of her kill... goes back to the den... the reeds.

later she emerges. dramatic music... Simon King's like: here she comes... there's 1 cub... there's the 2nd cub... OH MY GOD... 3 cubs!. triumphant music in the background and everybody's happy. Tamu takes her 3 to the wildebeest kill so they can have a taste of meat.

as for the cheetah family... 2 of Honey's cubs climbed up trees and now have a hard time getting down. Jonathan Scott explains that something must have really spooked the cubs to make them climb trees that high. 1 cub comes down. the other cub is in another tree, chirping away calling for mamma. she does not hear or see him and so she decides to move away w/ her 2 boys. so the 3rd cub in the tree's chirping away... panicking that his mamma and his bros are leaving him... he comes down. whew! family reunited.

at this point I admire the BBC for filming Big Cat Diary. at the same time though I realize that throughout the British Empire its citizens hunted for sport... killing, for instance, sacred tigers in India... and who knows how many millions of animals. then again cannot put blame on this generation on what their conquering ancestors did.

so the crew comes across 2 awesome male cheetahs... Honey's bros... her cubs' uncles. female cubs eventually become solitary adults, raising cubs on their own. male cubs though form a life long bond. so Honey's bros look awesome and powerful... they can hunt wildebeest. if she succeeds in raising her 3 boys then they'd be better than their uncles... cuz 3 > 2.

so Honey and her cubs are chillaxin' and she sees gazelle. awesome power and speed. had to watch the kill twice. Jonathan Scott's like: WOW!!! now the family needs to eat quickly. vultures arriving at the kill... not good cuz they alert other predators that something's up. the boys try to chase the vultures away... but mamma wants outta there.

on another day Honey comes across a lioness. the lioness stalks her and her family. cubs start to scatter. Honey turns around and faces the lioness... and chases after her. she even stomps her paws on the ground. Jonathan, fluent in cheetah, explains that it translates to: ain't nobody's gonna mess w/ my cubs. whew.

as for Bella she's single... got no cubs... she's just enjoying life in her territory. gotta love the leopard... my fav big cat. very versatile... whether it be where it chillaxes or what it eats... and very elusive. hottie Saba Douglas-Hamilton love leopards as well.

since Bella doesn't have any cubs she can just go wherever she wants in her territory. and so this makes it difficult for hottie Saba and the spotters to find Bella. one way to spot leopards... look for dead animals like impala hanging in a tree. they see a gazelle in a tree... but the leopard that killed it is one of Bella's female neighbors.

as soon as they spot Bella hottie Saba and the crew film her like crazy. Bella has a taste for topi (no successful kill), wildebeest (but a lioness hunting in the same area scares all the animals away), a zebra foal (no kill there... Bella jumped to early). at the end of the day... Bella opts for hare... a little snack.

Aquatic

current song: Don't Stop The Music by Rihanna on Hot 93.9 FM

breast stroke to life guard station 2. breast stroke (arms only) back to station 1. 3 laps. 30 minutes and change.

in the parking lot met another one of Ann's gang members... Andrew. he has completed 3 Iron Man triathlons and has been competing in triathlons since 2001. he told me that Ann and her husband have a new 8 pound baby boy.

11 April, 2008

Aquatic Pac-10

current song: The Middle by Jimmy Eat World on Star 101.9 FM

Water Polo
all 5 Pac-10 women's water polo teams rank in the top 7 in the CWPA division 1 rankings released 04.02.08. the top 3 come from the Pac-10 w/ UCLA #1, Stanford #2, and USC #3.

this Friday #2 Stanford will host #6 Cal in the Big Splash.

Rowing
in women's rowing 5 out of the 8 Pac-10 schools that sponsor rowing have the varsity 8 boats ranked in the top 10 in the USRowing & CRCA rankings released 04.09.08. the Cal crew currently ranks #1.

in men's rowing the preseason USRowing collegiate men's poll released 04.10.08 has the Washington varsity 8 crew ranked #1.

gotta love the Pac-10. this athletic season it seems like whatever sport the Pac-10 sponsors, one of its teams has had the #1 ranking in that particular sport. not only that... but several Pac-10 teams ranking in the top 5 in any given time as well. the final Director's Cup standings should have several Pac-10 teams in the top 10.

Exercise

current song: My Love by Justin Timberlake on Power 104.3 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Triceps
Cardio
elliptical machine (Precor EFX556i) - manual, 15 minutes, level 9 max speed
180.7 calories burned - 1 can of Coke reward

Shoulders
standing low-pulley deltoid raise
  • 10 / 20
  • 9 / 25
  • 5 / 25 = 22 avg
machine (military) press
  • 10 / 80 3x
front dumbbell raise - hammer grip
  • 10 / 20 2x
  • 5 / 25 = 21 avg
Triceps
pushdown - bar attachment
  • 10 / 60 avg (50, 60, 70)
pushdown - vbar attachment
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 70
  • 6 / 75 = 67 avg
overhead extension machine
  • 10 / 70
  • 8 / 80
  • 10 / 90 = 80 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 4 circuits.

10 April, 2008

Exercise

current song: Good Riddance by Green Day on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Chest & Calves
Cardio
elliptical - manual, 16 minutes, level 9 max
188.5 calories burned - 1 can of Coke reward

Chest
machine bench press - advanced
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 70
  • 8 / 80 = 69 avg
incline press machine - advanced
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 70
  • 8 / 80 = 69 avg
rotary machine
  • 10 / 85
  • 8 / 100
  • 6 / 100 = 93 avg
Calves
donkey
  • 10 / 250 3x
press machine
  • 10 / 250
  • 10 / 260 2x = 256 avg
seated raises
  • 10 / 45
  • 10 / 80 2x = 68 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2.
sand run to station 3 back to station 1.
breast stroke (arms only) 1 lap for 1.5 lap total.

09 April, 2008

Aquatic

current song: She's Music To Me by Ekolu on Island 98.5 FM

Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2.
breast stroke to station 1. 1 lap

Asia wanted to be Hynerion today... get her aquatic on. she used my noodle chair... it's like she was Rygel floating around in a thronesled. she doesn't know how to swim... but because she could just chillax, she had (n)oodles of fun. I told her to take some swimming lessons... the city or state have people teach people how to swim right there at the beach during the summers. totally awesome day. all these healthy people getting or staying in shape. love it.

08 April, 2008

Aquatic & Running

current song: Take You There by Sean Kingston on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2.
breast stroke back to station 1.
4 laps. 46 minutes and change

Running
1 lap around Ala Moana. 20 minutes.
added less than 1 minute more to my run after reaching my finish line... the arch.

calories burned off - who knows.
prime number day... 1 can of Coke reward.

07 April, 2008

Dexter (on CBS) - Dr. Meridian

current song: Feels Like Tonight by Daughtry on Star 101.9 FM

the shrink convinces his patients to kills themselves. Dexter recreates w/ Rita. before he kills the doctor he wants another session. he confesses to the doctor that he's a serial killer. he kills him afterwards.

Dexter's sister's doctor boyfriend is the ice truck killer. it hit me when he wanted to use her legs as a model for one of his patients.

not related to Dexter... Battlestar Galactica. it's on Fridays and so that's my TV fix for that night. as I write this I'm thinkin': hmmm... I should do something productive... then again it's my 1 hour escape. I wanted to wait until the next ep before I posted my 1st Battlestar Galactica entry... but I couldn't wait.

a friend of mine likes the show. she even bought the DVDs. the last ep I saw... well a piece of it... the humans came across cylons dying from some virus. they could have used the virus to wipe out the cylons... but the humans debated whether or not to commit genocide. what idiots... should have wiped them out. I didn't understand the debate until tonight.

while brushing my teeth during a Dexter commercial break I had this weird thought... what if we humans today are actually robots created by neanderthals or cro-magnons? and we killed our creators, our masters?

I really liked this show Life After People on the History Channel. if human beings suddenly disappeared from the planet today, there would be no trace of our civilization a couple thousand cycles from now... except for the pyramids or Mount Rushmore. but neanderthals and cro-magnons lived on earth tens of thousands of cycles ago... so no trace of their civilization would exist... except maybe for us, their robots.

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Biceps

current song: Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay on KSSK 92.3 FM

Cardio
bike (straight) - fat burn, 13 minutes, level 9
66 calories burned off... no can of Coke reward... failed to burn off 154 calories

Shoulders
lateral raise machine 2
  • 10 / 50
  • 10 / 60
  • 8 / 70 = 59 avg
see-saw press (attempt)
  • 10 / 15
rear deltoid machine
  • 10 / 30
  • 10 / 35
  • 10 / 45 = 36 avg
dumbbell shrug
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 65
  • 8 / 70 = 64 avg
Biceps
plate loaded curls
  • 10 / 40
  • 10 / 45
  • 8 / 45
  • 6 / 45 = 43 avg
close-grip EZ bar curl
  • 10 / 50
  • 5 / 60
  • 15 / 40 = 46 avg
preacher curls
  • 10 / 50
  • 8 / 60
  • 7 / 60 = 56 avg
standing cable curls
  • 10 / 70
  • 9 / 75
  • 8 / 80 = 74 avg

05 April, 2008

Animal Planet - Big Cat Diary

current song: Borderline by Madonna on KSSK 92.3 FM

last I watched Big Cat Diary, Tamu had 4 cubs... now after a lion attack she only has 2 cubs... and 1 of them is injured. male lions kill cubs fathered by other males. female lions immediately come into season.

Tamu, a lone lioness, doesn't have a pride network to help her raise her cubs. she goes back to the old den... the killing scene... and leaves her 2 surviving cubs alone at their new home. cubs look kick ass cute. at the old den no sign of the 2 other cubs. Tamu makes a stinky face... sniffs the air... no cubs. she goes back to the new den... injured cub has died. I don't know if Tamu knows her cub died... but she still licks and cleans her cub's wounds. Simon King's about to cry.

next day Tamu is seen w/ 3 cubs. Simon King's about to cry. he's like: I don't know how I'm feeling... all this tragedy... all this joy. cubs look really cute. but they have been separated from mama Tamu for 2 days... they must be hungry.

Tamu takes the cubs into the woods area of the Marsh Pride territory. does she still want acceptance from the Marsh Pride? she leaves her 3 cubs in the woods goes hunting for wildebeest. she makes a successful kill... but one of the Marsh Pride females... Red... chases after her. Simon King's like: run Tamu!... run Tamu!

Honey the mamma cheetah w/ 3 male cubs will have to keep all her senses alert from other predators cuz the wildebeest have migrated into the Masai Mara. in this ep I learned that cheetah males from the same litter stay together for life... if they grow up to be kick ass adult makes. so Honey has to raise 3 mischievous males. she kills a gazelle, but doesn't drag it to hide it from other predators... she makes one of her cubs do it.

as far as Bella, she's chillaxin' on a tree. 2 lionesses smell the kill that Bella's dragged into the tree... but they can't get to it. on another day though Bella killed a wildebeest... but 4 hyenas took the kill away from her.

MPSF Volleyball: #3 BYU 3 - #13 UH 0

current song: Straight Up by Paula Abdul on KSSK 92.3 FM

Hawaii led most of game 1... could have won it... so close... instead BYU won it 31-29. how did Hawaii respond in game 2? I thought the team fell apart. hmmm... as I write this, perhaps BYU elevated its game. hmmm... yeah... the more I think about it, BYU did elevate its level of play because they cruised in game 3 too. the UH team looked shorter compared to BYU. too bad UH doesn't run a faster offense.

#7 UCLA lost to #2 Cal State Northridge.
#8 Stanford beat San Diego. Stanford will host UCLA next Friday.
#12 USC visits #5 Pepperdine on Saturday.

Exercise

current song: Paralyzer by Finger Eleven on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Back
Cardio
bike (straight) - random - 9 minutes, level 9
83 calories burned... Friday... 1 can of Coke reward

Back
close-grip front lat pulldown
  • 10 / 80
  • 10 / 90
  • 10 / 100
  • 6 / 110 = 93 avg
seated cable rows - close-grip bar attachment
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 70
  • 10 / 80
  • 8 / 90 = 74 avg
rotary lateral machine
  • 10 / 115
  • 9 / 130
  • 8 / 130 = 124 avg
underhand cable pulldown
  • 10 / 70
  • 10 / 80
  • 8 / 90 = 79 avg

seated cable rows - vbar attachment

  • 10 / 100
  • 7 / 110
  • 8 / 110 = 106 avg

rotary upper machine

  • 10 / 50
  • 10 / 60
  • 10 / 70
  • 4 / 85 = 62 avg
v-bar pulldown
  • 10 / 100
  • 6 / 110
  • 4 / 90
  • 6 / 110 = 103 avg
extensions
  • 10 / 100
  • 10 / 110 2x = 106 avg
dorsi flexor
  • 10 / 105
  • 8 / 120
  • 6 / 135 = 117 avg
Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 2 circuits.
breast stroke (arms only) to station 2. breast stroke to station 1.

04 April, 2008

MPSF Volleyball: #3 BYU 3 - #13 Hawaii 1

current song: Won't Go Home Without You by Maroon 5 on KSSK 92.3 FM

BYU beat Hawaii tonight. I thought the Hawaii offense to be too predictable. the team relied on Joshua Walker way too much. he got some serious hops and hang time though. I like Keali'i Frank... but I don't understand the way he serves the ball. either he lollipops his serves in, serves out or into the net. basically free points for the other team.

impressed w/ BYU. fast sets, attackers w/ quick arm swings, huge block, pancake diggers... you name it.

in other MPSF vball action tonight #7 UCLA defeated #14 Santa Barbara.

Exercise

current song: Feels Like Tonight by Daughtry on Star 101.9 FM

Aquatic
breast stroke (arms only) to life guard station 2. breast stroke to station 1.
freestyle to station 2. breast stroke to station 1.
breast stroke (arms only) to station 2. breast stroke to station 1.

awesome day again at the beach. when heading into the water some freak kept waving in my direction. I need my glasses to see better and so I thought: damn... Ann looks good considering she just gave birth. turns out it was Shin. she, her boyfriend, their daughter, friends and family planned a get together.

she said that she noticed a change in how my body looks. I still feel like I look the same... meaning I don't look like a teenage Matt Biondi. she said that she would join me in my 2nd lap. I know she's a kick ass swimmer (she also used to be a kick ass surfer) and so I told her I would follow her pace. even though she hasn't gone swimming in some time I had a hard time keeping up w/ her freestyle... something I need to work on before I see Ann again at the beach.

generally I like exercising alone... I can do my own thing. but it was nice having someone to push me... to challenge myself. I seriously need to work on my freestyle.

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Triceps (attempt)
Cardio
treadmill - heart rate program, 3 minutes, level 3.2 max walking speed
12.7 calories burned... prime number day... 1 can of Coke

Shoulders
lateral raise machine 1
  • 10 / 45 avg (40, 45, 50 lbs max)
plate loaded rear delt machine
  • 10 / 160 2x
  • 10 / 170 = 163 avg
rotary machine
  • 8 / 85
Triceps
modular extension machine - vbar attachment
  • 10 / 40
  • 10 / 50 2x = 46 avg
extensions
  • 8 / 75
  • 6 / 75
  • 10 / 70 = 72 avg
Goals
  • start setting numerical goals again
  • next workout - back

I think the 1/2 freestyle lap I did w/ Shin took a lot out of me. wasn't feelin' it at the gym. then again because I did something different at the beach I know somehow this put my body into shock and so overall I did something good for my non-Matt Biondi teenage body today.

03 April, 2008

America's Next Top Model - Fuerzabruta

current song: Sexy Can I by Ray J on Hot 93.9 FM

in the limo heading back to the apartment after last week's judging Whitney's surprised to be called 1st. jealous tranny Dominque comments that Whitney will not go far in the competition. Lauren comments on Claire's ecstatic behavior after avoiding elimination. Lauren's like: show some class.

Tyra mail. very irritating. good thing very short: if not here than not anywhere.

coffee drama. Fatranny who act like her mutilated female body part bitches about somebody throwing away her coffee. camera shot shows that both the glass that contained her coffee and the coffee maker didn't have any coffee... not even a sip. Lauren empties the coffee maker to make coffee. Fatranny's like: who threw away my coffee?... oh... (to Laura) you're not worth it sweetie. so Lauren gives Fatranny the finger and goes off: frell you mutilated female body part. right on Lauren. I love you.

the contestants go to go-sees and get divided into 2 teams. team 1 members include hottie Claire, tranny Dominique, Tranny Ann, and Whitney... who at this point I think is actually pretty. while walking around NYC tranny Dominique acts like the sidewalk is a catwalk. gimme a break. they arrive at Pamella Roland. the president of the company likes trannies. hottie Claire, who I think is hapa, doesn't fit the looks she wants. Whitney must have seemed severely obese in her eyes and this sucks out all the confidence... and fun... out of Whitney. basically she says: Whitney, you're pretty... but you're a fat ass slob. and when Fatranny's team comes in later on in the day... she's like: Fatranny, you're a size 0... you're way to anorexic and bony. basically I gather that Pamella Rolan caters to the size 2 market.

the 2nd designer... Shoshanna Gruss... I like her. Whitney likes her too. she actually designs clothes for women of all shapes and sizes. she seemed more down to earth too. she and Claire get along cuz they talk about their kids. but... Shoshanna loves Fatranny. what's up w/ these industry people and their love for trannies? Shoshanna feels that Lauren's uncomfortable. she does have a funky walk. for somebody who claims to be punk this and punk that she doesn't have the confidence of a punk.

3rd go-see at Alice & Olivia. designer Stacey Bendet likes Tranny Ann's energy. she thinks Fatranny's gorgeous. again... another industry person w/ an infatuation for trannies. she also says that Lauren has a horse walk.

at the end of the competition Seventeen honcho says team 1 walks well, team 2 doesn't. team 1 wins. Tranny Ann wins for having booked most jobs. what's wrong here?

photo shoot inspired by Fuerzabruta. I wonder if it translates to brute force? photographer Mike Rosenthal. contestants pose on a suspended thick sheet of plastic filled w/ water while being photographed from underneath. ooooo... it's like a wet t-shirt contest... well... more like a wet gown contest.

Claire wanted to dive into the water. she hit her head hard on the sheet and needs some time to recover cuz her head and neck hurt. tranny Dominique goes 1st. Jay's like: girl... you look like a ballerina. huh? this I gotta see. Anya = hot. Whitney = cute... she smiled lots. Fatranny went last and watched everybody before her to steal their poses.

at judging I loved Anya's pic. looked anime like. only other pic that looked okay was Whitney's. her best shot had her in a fetal position... looked funky. Tyra's like: girl... you blew me away in all your photos. all the other pics... nah.

in the end Fatranny's called 1st. what the frell? Anya, Kat and Whitney next. whew. Lauren and hottie Claire in the bottom 2. Claire goes home. looking at all her photos I wonder if she is hapa. she reminds me of hapa hottie April from cycle 2.