29 June, 2008

Gladiator / The Devil Wears Prada

current song: Rock Your Body Rock by Ferry Corsten

staying at the Von Galena estate for the next few solar days. I fear I will live a sedentary obese lifestyle while here. no Coke nemesis in this establishment. Battle of the Bulge score... Coke 13 - Cardio 0. I will be victorious. I also noticed the perfect pushup in the living room. I have to try it out and get some serious shoulders. jellyfish invasion stragglers at the beaches. what to do? HBO.

last night I watched Gladiator. love this movie. remember to click on the ads by Google so I can visit Roma one day. I always wondered how many animals killed for sport in the Colosseum. stadiums throughout the Roman Empire as well. numbers must be insane. entire species decimated.

I just finished watching The Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway = uber-hottie. 1 scene I like best. Hathaway's character wears a blue sweater and laughs at Streep's character deciding which of the 2 blue belts to use in shoot cuz they look exactly the same. love Meryl Streep's cerulean speech. she's like: what's so funny?... designer A used this color in his collection cycles ago... the next season designer F used the same color in her collection... the color trickled down to the masses... and that's they color you have on now. love the market economy.

28 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Finale

current song: These Dreams by Heart on KSSK 92.3 FM

director Lee wants to recreate w/ writer Suh. Suh tells him that she imagined when this time would cum... but she doesn't want to recreate. she wants to be his writer... not his woman. uncomfortable moment. unease spills over at the party at Suh's oma's restaurant. everybody's having a good time. curvaceous Lee's there too in a hot body hugging outfit. love curvaceous Lee.

uber-celeb reads a letter from one of the drama's fans. fan has a mentally retarded sister like the character Seung-ah portrayed. older sister basically ashamed of her younger sister who idolizes her... but 'Ticket to the Moon' drama changed her feelings... now she loves her kid sister. Seung-ah tells everyone that she's happy she worked on the project. everyone's having dranks and a good time. director Lee and writer Suh still uncomfortable w/ each other.

Seung-ah rushes out of the restaurant and goes to the airport. president Jang plans to leave the country. he asks his nemesis president Jin to look after Seung-ah. Jin's like: I can't stand her. Jang's like: well that means you would think of her daily... so I know you'll be checking up on her daily.

Seung-ah wants to board the plane... workers don't let her on. she's like: boo hoo hoo... where are you going?... boo hoo hoo... how can you leave?... boo hoo hoo... how can you not even say goodbye?... boo hoo hoo. she causes a scene at the airport. Jang hasn't boarded the plane yet and he can hear her pain.

writer Suh's assistant is 3 months preggers. she and director Lee's assistant will get married. scandalous... office romance... bastard child on the way... scandalous. Korea's so Western. love it. at the wedding one of the lighting crew guys made a stale lighting joke. curvaceous Lee gets nasty. she's like: hey... maybe they need some red light. scandalous. writer Suh catches the bouquet. curvaceous Lee again shown in a hot tight body fitted outfit. damn curvaceous Lee.

director Lee takes out his oma for lunch. he wants her to meet writer Suh. he tells her that the lady he loves is divorced and has a child. oma gets bug eyed. she doesn't approve. Lee goes to see Suh... he sees his oma and Suh talking. he finds out his oma's Suh's maid.

Lee and Suh want to work things out. Lee tries to get the approval of Suh's son. Suh tries to get the approval of Lee's oma. she goes to oma's house and drops off a fruit basket. she's like: oma... I'm really a nice person... if you forget about the fact I'm divorced and have a kid, I'm really nice... please approve of me seeing your son... I'm getting older... I want him to like me when I'm still pretty. oma approves. Lee and Suh will get married.

everyone has become good friends. uber-celeb Seung-ah and writer Suh talk story about president Jang. Suh gives her advice on how to deal w/ the pain. Seung-ah hangs out w/ president Jin and former rising star, now uber-celeb, Cherry. Jin tells her that Jang went to the US to try to boost Seung-ah's career there. she's moved.

Jang's like: come w/ me to the states... I have a role for you... you still have to audition... you will be starting all over again... you may never be w/ a rich guy who can buy you diamond rings... I want you to come w/ me. they leave for the states.

hapa Aidan has become popular in Korea. he's hanging out at a coffee shop w/ Hines Ward. love the guy... especially after watching a story about him and his oma during Super Bowl XL. he and his oma moved me. she had a hard time in Korea... she moved to the US... she worked hard to raise her son... son teased a lot cuz of his slant eyes, his mixed features. one day Hines asked his oma not to drop him off in the front of the school cuz he didn't want to be seen w/ her. she's like: what?... you're ashamed of me?... if you're ashamed of me then you can move out of my house. I could feel her pain. at that point Hines felt like shit... for making his oma cry. everyone at the establishment at the Super Bowl party watching this story wanted to cry too. what a bunch of mahus. ha ha ha. how can you make your own oma cry? from then on Hines embraced his mixed heritage.

I really love his oma. she's retirement age and yet she still works. he's like: oma... I can support you w/ my millions. oma's like: I don't want to depend on you. his oma kicks ass. now Hines' popular all over the ROK trying to change the country's views and treatment of multi-racial Koreans.

KDrama: On Air - Episode 21

current song: Bye Bye by Mariah Carey on Hot 93.9 FM

I still don't understand the KDramas even though On Air tries to explain the workings behind them. I understand celeb egos... budgeting... scheduling... negotiations. too bad this KDrama didn't explain the hugs and kisses... or the guy piggybacking the gal... stuff like that. I know the KDramas tend to be clean... like US TV decades ago. does a passionate hug really equate to recreating?

this ep starts off w/ director Lee kissing writer Suh. PDA in Korea? scandalous. before going to bed Suh gets a text from Lee. he's like: after filming, do you wanna go out?... not as my writer... but as my woman. bug eyed at this point.

president Jang has romantic issues w/ uber-celeb Seung-ah. does he love her as an actor?... or does he love her as a woman?

the end of this ep becomes XXX rated. the drama's over... Lee goes over to Suh's office/establishment... they have some dranks... he's like: you know I'm not gonna go home tonight. totally bug eyed. scandalous.

hottie curvaceous Lee also makes a brief appearance.

KDrama: Happiness - Episode 18

current song: Blurry by Puddle of Mudd on Star 101.9 FM

drama at SJ headquarters... HK Group doesn't want to do business w/ SJ... everyone gossips and believes it's because rich daughter Seo-yun married hard working manager Lee Jun-su instead of HK scion... SJ stocks plunging... company-wide panic.

SJ chairman's wife Sae-young in full seki mode. she's like: it's all my daughter's fault. Sae-young wants to talk to HK Group chairman's wife... Mrs. Wang... but she ignores Sae-young's calls. rich oma goes to Seo-yun's office. she's like: everybody... do you know I am?... that's right... I'm the chairman's wife... I'm telling all of you that I'm firing Seo-yun... I'm also firing Jun-su... I have the power to do this... if any of you see either of them... tell them they're fired. total seki.

scion wife Ha-kyong tries to placate her oma-in-law. she's like: don't worry oma... my abeji's in town from Boston... he went to school w/ the HK Group chairman... I also have a relative in one of the financial magazines who can help us out. Sae-young's like: thank god my son Sang-wook married you... you and your family and all your connections can help us... you're really my daughter.

meanwhile rich daughter Seo-yun wants to speak w/ the HK chairman. he ignores he. he has some messenger tell her that his company will not work on the resort project w/ SJ cuz a competitor put forth an overall better business plan. she doesn't buy this. she wants to meet w/ Mrs. Wang.

Seo-yun sees Wang. Wang's like: oh... I don't have time to talk to you. Seo-yun's like: well you should talk to me now because you will be very busy after what might be posted on the Internet today. Wang's eyes are like: oh no you didn't!... how dare you threaten me, you seki. love Wang. Wang = hot.

Seo-yun tells Wang: working for my abeji's company in the PR department I know all sorts of people... from higher ups to peons who love to gossip... don't you have a factory in the Philippines?... didn't one of your sons father a child w/ an underage employee?... didn't the chairman fool around too? Wang gets bug eyed. she's like: seki... how dare you blackmail me?... do you know who you're dealing w/? Seo-yun's like: like you, I know how to keep secrets... please help my abeji and his company... I respect the HK chairman... I know he married a poor girl and his family cut him off... I know it was hard for you 2 starting out... you couldn't pay your electricity bills and had to hug each other for warmth... and you 2 succeeded... you inspired me... how can you fault me for falling in love?... please, please... help my abeji and his company. Seo-yun saves SJ... but everybody thinks its cuz of Ha-kyong's connections.

at the end of this ep... oldest Lee brother brings Ji-sook's kid to see her. her kid calls everybody abeji... including scion Sang-wook. Ha-kyong came from the doctor and was told she could only get pregnant via in vitro. she sees her husband playing w/ the kid and hearing the kid call him abeji. Ha-kyong gets bug eyed.

anyway SJ can now resubmit a business proposal for the resort project w/ HK. Jun-su's plan to make the resort a year round destination wins approval over Sang-wook's proposal.

hottie mrs. Ahn and the Lee abeji flirt w/ each other. scandalous. the Lee abeji remembers the time Ahn cut her finger... when he put her finger in his mouth to stop the bleeding. scandalous. I equate this to him eating her out. the Lee abeji and his oldest son have a talk at their store about holding a woman's hands. they're like: how long has it been since you held a woman's hand? I equate this to recreating. scandalous. Ahn knows the way into a man's heart... she's like Rachel Ray... she cooks food that he cannot resist.

another scandalous moment... Jong-ah and the youngest Lee brother Jun-young kiss in the boxing ring. raunchy.

27 June, 2008

Stanford - Directors' Cup Winner

current song: Damaged by Danity Kane on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Stanford wins the Directors' Cup... its 14th straight... it owns this award. the Pac-10 dominates again... proving its overall athletics superiority. love the Pac-10. 3 out of the top 4 come from the conference w/ UCLA #2 and Arizona State #4. ASU becomes the 5th Pac-10 school to place in the final top 5.

it seems in the Pac-10, all sports treated equally... well except perhaps at Arizona. I think the school has been focusing too much on its football program that others get neglected. AU, however, did win 2 NCAA aquatic titles... men's & women's swimming. surprised Arizona did not finish in the top 25. 8 out of the 10 Pac-10 schools managed to finish in the top 30.

the Pac-10 sponsors a variety of sports. the Pac-10 athletic directors amaze me... especially Lisa Love at Arizona State. other conferences may bring in more revenue from football and sponsor less sports than the Pac-10... meaning more $ per sport for those conferences... or less $ per sport for the Pac-10... and yet the Pac-10 competes at a high level in all sports... resulting in NCAA title after NCAA title.

according to Wikipedia, the Pac-10 officially sponsors 22 sports... 11 men & 11 women. the conference won 13 NCAA team titles this academic/athletic cycle... meaning the Pac-10 won national championships in 59% of its sponsored sports. amazing. I know the conference has owned water polo for cycles. even if those aquatic titles taken out of the numbers... the Pac-10 would have won 55% (11/20) of it sponsored sports. still an amazing number.

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Triceps (attempt)

current song: Nothing To Hide by Rebel Souljahz on Island 98.5 FM

Aquatic
chillaxed at the Ala Moana Beach today. spotted D'Anna and her fellow Cylon-like triathletes. they must be training for the Tin Man. I love and loathe them.

24 Hour Fitness
entry title says it all... attempt... not feelin' it again today.

Cardio
Precor 100i - interval program, 14.65 minutes, level 9

191 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward

Shoulders
lateral raise machine 2
  • 10/50
  • 10/55
  • 8/60
  • 5/65 = 8/56 avg
rotary machine
  • 10/70
Triceps
extensions machine
  • 10/55
  • 10/70
  • 6/75 = 8/65 avg
Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - interval program, 16.33 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 5)

189 calories > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward.

rather than say drink... I like to say drank.

Pac-10: 13 NCAA Championships in 2007-2008

current song: Girls Around the World by Lloyd on Hot 93.9 FM

the 2007-2008 academic/athletic season has ended and the Pac-10 won 13 national titles. the conference also had 11 2nd place finishes in NCAA competition as well. UCLA and Arizona State led the conference w/ 3 national championships each. 7 schools from the conference won a national title. love the Pac-10.

now I have to wait until the fall season begins. should be yet another awesome season of Pac-10 football and Pac-10 volleyball.

Exercise

current song: Pork and Beans by Weezer on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Chest & Calves (attempt)
attempted to work out my chest and calves. not feelin' it... last chest workout - 16 solar days ago... last calves workout - 20 solar days ago.

Cardio
Precor EFX546i - cross training 2 program, 16.68 minutes, level 4 (gradual increase to level 6)

191 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward

Chest
rotary machine
  • 10/70
  • 10/85
  • 8/100
  • 4/115 = 8/87 avg
machine bench press - basic movement
  • 10/100
  • 10/115
  • 8/130 = 9/113 avg
Calves
donkey
  • 10/240 avg (230, 240, 250)
seated raise
  • 10/50 avg (25, 50, 75)
Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - gluteal 2 program, 17.58 minutes, level 4 (gradual increase to level 8)

189 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward.

Aquatic
18 minutes. breaststroke to life guard station 3 (almost reached it) for 9 minutes... turned around to swim back to station 1. I definitely earned my 1 can Coke reward.

25 June, 2008

Walking

current song: To Sir With Love by Lulu on Oldies 107.9 FM

love Lulu... love this song... it hypnotizes me. she will be 60 cycles in November.

walked around Magic Island twice. I have to go on a treadmill at the gym to see how long it will take me to burn off 185 calories to reward myself w/ a can of Coke. next month I will increase the number of calories I need to burn 10%... to 203 calories... to earn a drank. I should time myself for the new total since the next time I will go walking will be in the new month.

frell... what happened to limiting myself to having 1 drank of Coke on prime number days and on weekends? I frelled myself. Battle of the Bulge... Coke 12 - Cardio 0. overall score remains the same. what the frell? I do 2 cardio exercises when I go to the gym... and I've even had a few cardio blitzkrieg days. I've disciplined myself to do cardio exercises... I need to discipline myself in drinking my Coke nemesis.

in a few solar days Costco will have a coupon for its cupcakes... 20 cupcakes and who knows how many calories. I just looked at a calorie site... Costco pepperoni slice = 718 calories. frell. I love the pizza too.

I still believe the main culprit for my gut to be my Coke nemesis. eating habits remain the same... only Coke intake increased. mmmmm... maybe I will buy the cupcakes and decimate them. very excited to start the new 203 calories goal next month. when I do 2 cardio exercises... it will equal at least 406 calories officially burned off... which will roughly equal 3 cans of my Coke nemesis. I do want to improve the overall score to make it in favor of Cardio... but if I continue to consume 2 dranks of my nemesis, my gut will slowly disappear anyway considering the new increased calories goal.

24 June, 2008

Modern Marvels - The Pig

current song: U Got It Bad by Usher on Power 104.3 FM

at 1st I'm like... the pig?... c'mon. but the pig is a modern marvel. fascinating ep.

prior to WWII pigs basically pigs... bodies surrounded by 3 inch layer of fat. fat/lard important back then... used for cooking, heating and lighting. lard also used by the peacekeepers in its weapons. who knew pigs contributed to our victorious battles?

scientist guy stated pigs are a plastic species... genes can be manipulated to create the super-swine. today's pig very lean compared to its obese ancestors a few decades ago... surrounded by only 1 inch layer of fat. scientists identify genes to increase a sow's litter... reduce its waste... or even live longer. scientists also trying to breed pigs that will have omega-3... normally found in fish. what the frell?

International Boar Semen helps in the creation of the uber-swine. pig stud shown recreating a plastic cylinder... a sperm vessel, which didn't resemble a pig at all... looked like a water pipe. pig stud basically a sex pig... recreates anything to get off. pig sperm collected and shipped all over the country/planet to impregnate sows.

I prefer the approach of Becker Lane Organic cuz the pigs raised contain more fat in its meat. each sow has her own territory. in her territory, she has a little home where she can raise her litter... a water trough (she can even make her own mud hole)... and space to run. they raise happy pigs... and these happy pigs have fattier meat. mmmmm... all that fatty goodness. the company even feeds the pigs acorns... and lots of it... to make better tasting prosciutto. company known for its Berkshire pigs.

everything in the pig used in industry. pig parts can be found even in lipstick. medical industry using pig intestines as a biological band-aid. wounds heal faster and smoothly. the pigs all look so fat and cute. I love eating them.

Cardio Blitzkrieg

current song: I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt on KSSK 92.3 FM

single released in 1991. UK #1 single 17 cycles ago... Any Dream Will Do by Jason Donovan.

24 Hour Fitness
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - gluteal 1 program, 16.67 minutes, level 9

186 calories burned > 185 calories goal for 1 can Coke reward




Cardio 2
Precor 100i - interval program, 15.48 minutes, level 9

186 calories burned > 185 calories goal for 1 can Coke reward





Aquatic
18.70 minutes swim. I know I earned a drank of Coke.

breaststroke towards station 2. used arms only (breaststroke motion) towards station 3 until I hit my 9 minute mark... turned around to complete my lap. breaststroke back to station 2... used arms only back to station 1. kicked ass.

Running
22 minutes run. I know I earned yet another drank of Coke.

time includes a bathroom break. w/ the summer sun... getting darker each day. spotted the Cylon-like triathletes... including D'Anna.

23 June, 2008

Doctor Who - Silence In The Library

current song: Lollipop by Lil Wayne on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

this song = nastizzay.

no Battlestar Galactica on air for who knows how long. I get to catch up w/ Doctor Who.

2 parter. damn you Sci-Fi channel. in this ep... the Doctor and Donna stop at a library. the building covers the entire planet... but it's empty... been that way for 100 cycles. certain life form or species... living in the shadows... feed on all other life forms.

interesting concept in this ep called ghosting. in the future there's a gadget connected to the neurons in the brain. when a person dies... neural activity still going on... gadget can still work several minutes or longer. basically one can talk to the dead until the gadget ceases to function.

Honolulu Country Club

current song: Take A Bow by Rihanna on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

decided to actually go to a party at Honolulu Country Club. I figure... new cycle... try to be less Solarian. I get invitations to all these functions... birthdays, weddings... today a graduation party... whether for relatives, friends, clients.

I loathe invites. why? I gotta give a gift. it'd be rude... un-Southern... if I didn't. I loathe shopping and so I normally send a check. I myself love $. since I'm spending $... I should get something out of it... FOOD! frell the socializing. it's not like I'd get $ from these same people unless I plan a party for myself. very selfish thinking... but c'mon... I would rather have a positive cash flow. over the cycles, do these people send me $? frell no. oh... shout out again to friend Sheila's mom... thanks for dinner at the Pineapple Room!

kinda pigged out today. think the planner chose lunch buffet 1 menu. what did I eat? lots of gau gee... shrimp gyoza... honeydew melon, pineapple and watermelon slices... mashed potatoes... mochiko chicken... roast pork... cone sushi. dessert? very moist chocolate cake and blueberry cheesecake. drank a couple glasses of fruit punch. I will not include the dranks I had in my Battle of the Bulge count. I realize I actually ate more fruit than dessert. what the frell?

hmmm... as I write this... I really don't feel like socializing. in a funk right now. now? ha!... more like several cycles. frell... I already RSVPed to several more functions. forced to go. I party raped myself. gotta see how I feel after those events before I commit to attending others.

how the frell did I get into the habit of sending $ to all these invitations anyway? I would rather send $ to relatives in the Fatherland. so many of them though. that would really frell up my cash flow.

think this will be my last entry specifically devoted food. hmmm... only 2... this and the Pineapple Room. I have to focus on the battle w/ my Coke nemesis. if I write about the food I eat... there'd be a lot more entries.

22 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 20

current song: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bryan Hyland on KSSK 92.3 FM

video president Jin had of uber-celeb Seung-ah actually not scandalous. he asked her to take off her clothes... Seung-ah refused... too smart for that. love of his life, who committed suicide, came into the room to invite him to her birthday party. he didn't go. he kept the tape cuz it's the last time Jin saw her.

Seung-ah breaks down. writer Suh's one of the few people who trusts her and stands by her. Suh tells her: this will pass. Seung-ah starts crying. Suh's like: I thought you were tough... you're crying like a big baby.

scandal blessing in disguise for Seung-ah. she finds out friends from foes. at a press conference she's like: as an actor, I have all these fans who love me... you took away that love... now I'm reborn... I have to get that love again... it's like I'm starting out again in this business.

curvaceous Lee makes a brief appearance. she scolds writer Suh for telling off the network uber-boss.

writer Suh finds out that director Lee's oma is her babysitter.

at the end of the ep writer Suh's at a bookstore or library. director Lee's looking for her cuz he wants to see the script for the latest ep. Suh's beat and wants to take a nap. he offers his shoulder as a pillow. she looks at him... he looks at her... he kisses her. scandalous. PDA in the bookstore. totally raunchy.

Cardio Blitzkrieg

current song: Take A Bow by Rihanna on Hot 93.9 FM

Aquatic
breaststroke 18+ minutes. swam towards life guard station 3... almost made it there in 9 minutes... turned back to station 1. out of my swimming comfort zone by swimming past station 2... but I had fun. 1 can Coke reward.

24 Hour Fitness
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - cross training 2 program, 15.05 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 6)
186 calories burned off > 185 calories target for 1 can Coke reward.

Cardio 2
Precor EFX546i - manual program, 16.95 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 5)
186 calories burned off > 185 calories target for 1 can Coke reward.

Cardio 3
bike (straight) - manual program, 17.83 minutes, levels 3 to 9.
188 calories burned off > 185 calories target for 1 can Coke reward.

started off at level 9. kicked my ass. decreased 1 level each new minute. rock muzik tonight at the gym... as soon as a new song started playing... increased to level 8... then decreased 1 level each new minute. new song... increased to level 7... decreased 1 level each minute. repeated process until I hit my calorie goal.

Cardio 4
Precor 100i - fat burner, 15.55 minutes, levels 3 to 9.
186 calories burned off > 185 calories target for 1 can Coke reward.

by this time... legs spent... approached this machine similar to my 3rd cardio exercise.

21 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 19

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

highlight of this ep... curvaceous Lee appearance. battle between the network and president Jin's company SW. Jin wanted his rising star Cherry to have more scenes in the drama 'Ticket to the Moon'. he threatened to pull her from the series. head honcho of network had enough of Jin and his antics. head honcho decided that SW and all its employees... from the stylists, caterers, drivers, rising stars like Cherry to the A-list celebs... will not do business w/ the network. top that Jin.

Cherry goes back to the set on her own volition, apologizes to everyone. Jin acts as if he told her to do that... he eventually backs down and also authorized funds to be transferred to curvaceous Lee's company. head honcho and network celebrate and have dranks at writer Suh's oma's restaurant... and that's when I see curvaceous Lee. she's sitting on the floor, having dranks, having a good time... looking all hot and curvaceous. what's hotter? they all have karaoke fun and curvaceous Lee sings, gyrates and jiggles all over the stage. love curvaceous Lee.

upcoming scandal... uber-celeb Seung-ah's video of her taking her clothes off in front of president Jin during a casting call will surface. is this the Korean equivalent to the Paris Hilton sex tape? perhaps the scandal will boost the ratings of 'Ticket to the Moon'.

The Pineapple Room

current song: Viva La Vida by Coldplay on Star 101.9 FM

like to give a shout out to friend Sheila's mom... she treated us to dinner at The Pineapple Room. she told us that one of the workers asked if there's any special occasion. we joked that if she mentioned our new cycle, she would be one of the bodies in Bodies... the Exhibition.

it moves me when someone treats me... especially when it comes to food... but at the same time I loathe being treated. I have to repay her kindness. my boss treats me all the time. when I found out she has an account w/ one of the banks I have an account w/, I would deposit $ into her checking. when she balances her checkbook at the office it always used to be off. she'd be like: why's my account off?... I'm not balancing. when I told her I ended up treating her, she'd be pissed. she's like: that's rude. I wonder where friend Sheila's mom does her banking.

we each ordered the NY steak medium-well. we both love our butter, grease, and fat. all that goodness. I decimated my dinner. ono-licious... especially the potatoes. I planned it out where my last bite would be the potatoes. ono-frellin'-licious. I also decimated my dessert... the bittersweet chocolate pudding pie dome. definitely a cardio blitzkrieg tomorrow at the gym.

hmmm... perhaps I should have ordered a salad and the sorbet sampler like friend Sheila. would have been much healthier. I need to take baby steps though. next time, instead of 2 heavy, million calories choices... maybe a heavy and light combo... perhaps a salad and rich dessert. gotta have my sugar fix.

Aquatic

current song: I Luv Ur Girl by The Dream on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

breaststroke to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 2 laps.

swam between 18 - 19 minutes. I will take my battle w/ my nemesis Coke to the seas... another war front. Battle of the Bulge score... Coke 14 - Cardio 0. what the frell? McDonald's has a promotion going on... any size soft drink for $1. frell you McDonald's... I just looked at the sight... a large 32 oz Coke = 310 calories. frell. summer officially started today. how can I be seen at the beach not looking like a pre-teen Sean Scott or pre-teen Matt Biondi? cardio blitzkrieg tomorrow.

chillaxin' day at the beach. got there about 14:30. too early for the regulars I normally see after 16:00. no sign of the Cylon-like triathletes and their leader D'Anna. no swimming classes too. I got to swim in the shallows. frell yeah. I really wanted to power myself through the water only using my arms... but pressed for time.

KDrama: Happiness - Episode 17

current song: What You Got by Colby O'Donis on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

love scion recreation buddy Ji-sook. she goes psycho in this ep. scion wife Ha-kyong hits Ji-sook on the head, screaming: what do you want?... do you want to have my husband Sang-wook?... or do you want to take my place as his wife? Ji-sook then grabs Ha-kyong and pushes her back against the door. she's like: I want both... oh, why are you surprised?... isn't that what you wanted to hear?... now if you had to pick, I'm sure you would rather be the wife of a powerful exec... so can I have the other?... can I have Sang-wook? Ha-kyong's like: as long as I live, you will never have both... I will not let you out of my sight. Ji-sook gets wasted at home and scion Sang-wook's there to comfort her.

chairman's wife sees Ji-sook crying in the restroom. in the office she asks Ha-kyong what's wrong. scion wife explains that Ji-sook acted arrogant towards her. rich oma's surprised. she thinks that Ha-kyong has too much pressure in trying to get pregnant. she's like: oh... are you worried about getting preggers?... don't worry about it... my daughters will give me grandkids. ouch.

gotta love rich oma. she takes her youngest daughter Eda to get a makeover and a full body massage. she's like: you need to maintain your beauty... no matter how powerful a man is, he'll always get weak in the knees when he sees a beautiful woman. Eda's still a nympho. she can't get enough of poor boxer Kang-suk.

love hottie Mrs. Ahn. she has a mean crush on the Lee abeji. she goes to the Lee establishment to drop off some food. the Lee abeji's like: ooooo... look at all the goodies... wow... are those mangoes? hottie Mrs. Ahn's like: I'll prepare some for you and the family before I leave. in the kitchen they bump into each other. ooooo... body contact. scandalous. while cutting the mangoes she cuts herself. to stop the bleeding the Lee abeji puts her finger in his mouth and sucks the blood. bug eyed. exchange of body fluids. frellin' scandalous.

AVP Hermosa Beach: May-Treanor/Walsh

current song: Glamorous by Fergie on Hot 93.9 FM

Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh win the Hermosa Beach Open. Misty & Kerri won over Annett Davis & Jenny Johnson-Jordan.

Davis & Johnson-Jordan... they fascinate me. they've known each other for cycles. kick ass beach vball players who plan out their pregnancies to become kick ass moms. also, JJJ = Gemini. I wonder if my buds Misty & Kerri will each start a family after the Beijing Olympics.

20 June, 2008

Aquatic

current song: Damaged by Danity Kane on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

freestyle (attempt) to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 1 lap.

swimming towards station 2... freestyle, breaststroke (arms only)... freestyle, breaststroke (arms only)... freestyle. I need to work on this.

chillaxed at station 2. talked story... people watched. oh... spotted 2 of friend Ann's gang. spotted Zipp and Sharon... no sign of D'Anna. I gave them Cylon names cuz they're so fit... like machines. Zipp... well he has a Z w/ personalized plates. would be funny if the final Cylon's name is Zipp. also saw the old man who collects cans... and the young guy who runs in the sand.

swimming back to station 1... freestyle, breaststroke (arms only), freestyle. I have to work on stamina and technique. I will do that in the shallows. I will be like a monk seal pup learning how to swim.

19 June, 2008

Cardio Blitzkrieg

current song: Temperature by Sean Paul on Power 104.3 FM

Aquatic
breaststroke to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 4 laps.

I knew I could handle 3 laps. motivation from w/in today... told myself to do 4 laps. 36 minutes continuous swimming... average about 4.5 minutes between stations. no official calorie count... but swimming for that length of time, I definitely earned 1 Coke can reward.

Running/Walking
I attempted to run around Ala Moana Beach immediately after my swim. I bumped into a friend walking in the opposite direction. I ended up walking back to the parking lot.

24 Hour Fitness
Cardio
Precor 100i - interval program, 15.98 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 7)

186 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward.

Cardio 2
Precor EFX546i - gluteal 1 program, 18.05 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 1)

186 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward.

Cardio 3
Bike (recumbent) - random program, 5 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 5)

37 calories burned < 185 calories... no reward. would have been nice to stay on the bike for much longer to earn my reward.

18 June, 2008

Detente: Coke 12 - Cardio 0


for the past several solar days... cummulative Battle of the Bulge score... Coke 12 - Cardio 0. damn you, my nemesis Coke, for tasting so delicious. 4 solar days in a row... 2 cardio exercises at the gym... 2 dranks of Coke. frell you Coke.

if 1 drank contains 140 calories and I officially burned off 420 calories today, this actually equals 3 cans. I will stick to my goal of burning off > 186 calories for my 1 can Coke reward. I plan to go to the gym twice tomorrow. I will decimate you. 2nd session at 24 Hour Fitness will be strictly cardio. Precor onslaught. beware of the Precor 100i, my nemesis Coke.

I will do 3 extra cardio exercises to earn my Cokes. hopefully by tomorrow night the score will be Coke 9 - Cardio 0. depending on friend Sheila... I may go to the gym twice for the next several solar days. what does this mean for you my nemesis Coke? 3 extra cardio exercises those days. I will be victorious in this war. Heil Health!

Exercise

current song: Mr. Jones by Counting Crowes on Star 101.9 FM

single released in 1994. UK #1 14 cycles ago... Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet... for 15 weeks.

24 Hour Fitness
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - interval program, 20 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 5)

215 calories burned > 186 calories for 1 can Coke reward

Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - cross training 1 program, 19 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 4)

206.7 calories burned > 186 calories for 1 can Coke reward. total 421.7 calories officially burned today.

Walking
2 laps around Magic Island park.

1st lap w/ friend Sheila. so proud of her. she's starting her new cycle by exercising. we plan to go to 24 Hour Fitness tomorrow night. cardio blitzkrieg. 2nd lap we met up w/ friend Alaska. while waiting for her, friend Sheila and I people watched. we sat on a bench near the park... totally different environment. I think she called it a micro-climate. we spotted another group of triathletes setting up their bikes. this group disgusts/inspires me too considering they're older than friend Ann's gang of triathletes... and yet they're uber-fit.

friend Alaska... I didn't realize she's about 58 cycles. she acts so young. she plays tennis like crazy... listens to rock, alternative, and rap... even plans Guitar Hero nights at her establishment. as for the micro-climate... different people. we're so used to spotting the people at the beach... not at the park. when (not if) we keep up w/ walking I assume we'd get to see some familiar faces walking, running, body boarding, surfing, and paddling.

Aquatic
had to get our aquatic gear in our cars. back to familiar surroundings. whew. saw friend Shin, her boyfriend and their daughter. chillaxed in the water for a few minutes.

17 June, 2008

Exercise

current song: American Boy by Estelle on Hot 93.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Back
Cardio
Precor EFX556i - cross training 2 program, 14.71 minutes, level 9 (level 10 max)

186 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward.

Back
wide-grip lat pulldown
  • 10/80
  • 10/90
  • 10/100
  • 4/110 = 8/92 avg
rotary upper machine
  • 10/60
  • 10/70
  • 8/85
  • 4/100 = 8/74 avg
seated cable rows - bar attachment
  • 10/80
  • 10/90
  • 8/100
  • 6/110 = 8/92 avg
underhand cable pulldowns
  • 10/70
  • 10/80
  • 8/90
  • 6/100 = 8/82 avg
seated cable rows
  • 10/100
  • 9/110
  • 7/120
  • 4/130 = 7/111 avg
dorsi flexor machine
  • 10/120
  • 8/135
  • 6/150 = 8/132 avg
(lower back) extensions machine
  • 10/100
  • 10/110
  • 10/115 = 108 avg
Cardio #2
Precor EFX556i - interval program, 14.93 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 6)

192 calories burned = 378 calories officially burned off today. earned 2 cans of Coke today.

Aquatic
chillaxed today. saw beach regulars... 1) the sickening/inspiring triathletes. this 1 chick who seems to be their leader, I name her D'Anna. 2) the kick ass old man who collects cans, goes for a swim, and collects cans. 3) this Asian dude who sand runs for hours.

friend pointed out that if we notice these people... or remember their faces... they must recognize us as well. we saw D'Anna looking at us chillaxing in the water as she and her group left the water (after who knows how far they went swimming). some of the gang ran 2 laps around the Ala Moana beach and Magic Island. they're so fit.

16 June, 2008

Exercise

current song: Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield on Oldies 107.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - cross training 3 program, 15.31 minutes, level 9 (level 10 max)

186 calories burned

Shoulders
arnold dumbbell press
  • 10/25
  • 9/30
  • 6/30 = 8/28 avg
plate loaded rear delt machine
  • 10/140
  • 10/160
  • 10/165 = 155 avg
machine (military) press
  • 10/70
  • 10/80
  • 5/90 = 8/78 avg
front cable raise
  • 10/20
  • 7/25
  • 1/30 = 6/22 avg
lateral raise machine 1
  • 10/50
  • 8/50
  • 6/50 = 8/50 avg
front dumbbell raise - hammer grip
  • 10/15
  • 10/20
  • 5/25 = 8/19 avg
Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - cross training program 1, 15.81 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 7)

186 calories burned. 372 calories officially burned off today > 186 calories for 1 can Coke reward. I had a drank today as well. debating whether or not to include spirits in my Battle of the Bulge count. I will once I earn all those extra Cokes that I drank. once my body gets used to doing 2 cardio exercises each time I go to the gym... instead of stopping my cardio once I hit my goal... I will stay on the machines for the allotted time.

I noticed it takes me about 15 minutes to burn off 186 calories. next month I will increase my goal to 204 calories for my Coke reward. at least for 1 cardio exercise... most likely the 2nd cardio... I will stay on longer to prepare myself for July.

Aquatic
chillaxed at the beach today. tread water and did knee ups like crazy.

15 June, 2008

AVP Hermosa Beach - Dalhausser/Rogers

current song: Dangerous by Kardinal Offishall on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

Phil Dalhausser & Todd Rogers win Hermosa Beach title. the Thin Beast & the Professor beat Matt Fuerbringer & Casey Jennings 21-14, 25-23.

highlights... 1) Chris McGee making fun of Dalhausser's photos in Dig magazine. he's like: ok... I seen your pics... you got your button shirt open... now, should I call you Sexy Beast?... or do you like Thin Beast? McGee cracks me up. 2) Misty May-Treanor gettin' her groove on w/ the Beach Girlz .

Battlestar Galactica - Earth

current song: Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen on KSSK 92.3 FM

single released in 1984. kick ass UK #1 20 cycles ago... Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

love Tory... the former prude... current bad ass. Tory tells Laura: I'm a Cylon... I came to be w/ my people. Laura's like: oh... good... maybe you can tell D'Anna that I'd like to talk to her... to reason w/ her. bad ass Tory's like: I don't take any more orders from you. Tory = hot. I haven't watched the series in its entirety... don't plan to. I can't imagine Tory being an obedient prude. I love the bad as that she is.

love D'Anna. she's a psycho-peacekeeper leader. she's like: I have ejected 1 of the hostages into space... I will kill a human every 15 minutes... I want the other 3 Cylons (hottie Tory's already w/ her).

Tigh tells Adama that he's a Cylon. Adama freaks out. bug eyed at this point. I assume they're best friends. I equate his feelings as if I found out someone close to me is a serial killer. Tigh's like: now that you know I'm a Cylon you can blast me into space.

threats exchanged between D'Anna and Apollo. they're like: I'm gonna blast a human into space... I'm gonna blast the Cylon into space. Baltar reasons w/ D'Anna. humans and Cylons agree to work together.

Starbuck's ship in the hangar keyed in to a unique frequency. this frequency used to track Earth. they all arrive at the planet. in the distance they see decay. what did they expect? if no one lives on Earth, nobody's there to maintain the buildings. they'd all crumble in time. thank you History Channel for airing Life After People.

Exercise

current song: Dangerous by Kardinal Offishall on Power 104.3 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Quads & Biceps
Cardio
Precor 100i - interval program, 15.03 minutes, level 4 (level 8 max)
186 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward

Quads
thigh abductor - glutes
  • 10/60
  • 10/80
  • 10/85
  • 8/90
  • 6/95 = 8/80 avg
extensions machine 5
  • 10/90
  • 7/100
  • 7/105
  • 6/110 = 7/99 avg
thigh abductor - inner thighs
  • 10/110
  • 10/120
  • 10/125
  • 5/130 = 8/120 avg
Biceps
extensions machine
  • 10/35
  • 10/55
  • 6/60
  • 3/65 = 7/50 avg
reverse cable curl
  • 10/50
  • 10/55
  • 10/60
  • 5/65 = 8/56 avg
cable hammer curls - rope attachment
  • 10/50
  • 10/60
  • 8/65
  • 6/70 = 8/60 avg
standing cable curl - bar attachment
  • 10/65
  • 10/70
  • 7/75
  • 5/80 = 8/71 avg
modular chin-up
  • 10/50
  • 6/60
  • 6/70 = 7/58 avg
Cardio #2
Precor 100i - interval program. 15.38 minutes, level 4 (level 7 max)

186 calories burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward. officially burned off 372 calories today. I rewarded myself w/ 1 can of my nemesis Coke. for the next several solar days either 1) I will continue to do 2 cardio workouts when I go to the gym and have 1 can of my nemesis Coke that night or 2) only have a drank on prime number days and weekends... next being 06.17.08.

Aquatic
breaststroke to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 1 circuit. no rest.

breaststroke 1 lap. I should have done another lap.

14 June, 2008

KDrama: Happiness - Episode 16

current song: Dangerous by Kardinal Offishall on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

hottie mrs. Ahn sees hard working manager Lee Jun-su's abeji coming out of the shower wearing only his boxers... which equates to full frontal nudity. scandalous. she's screamin'. he's screamin' and he turns around to cover his exposed self. mrs. Ahn runs into his bedroom. he runs into his bedroom to grab some clothes. more screaming. she's like: what are you doing in here? the Lee abeji's like: it's my room... all my clothes are in here. when she rushes out into the living room her hand touches his animalistic hairy chest and nips. totally raunchy. hottie mrs. Ahn = nymphomaniac = young rich girl Eda.

Eda throws a birthday party for Jong-ah at the establishment. she invites poor boxer boy Kang-suk and his bud Jun-young. Kang-suk's like: your house is so big. Eda's like: do you want to cum into my room? scandalous. she gives him a nice shirt. downstairs Jun-young shoves Jong-ah's face into the cake... and he kisses her on the cheek.

the kids have fun... but in walks chief Lee and manager Kim Ji-sook carrying drunk scion Sang-wook. after dumping Sang-wook on his bed chief Lee wants to check up on the kids... especially Kang-suk. Ji-sook's like: please don't go... please watch over Sang-wook... I should leave. before she leaves though... Sang-wook passionately embraces Ji-sook. scandalous. raunchy. chief Lee looks embarrassed.

chief Lee has a talk w/ Jong-ah. he tells her that he will report Eda's nympomanic behavior to mrs. Director. he also tells Jong-ah not to mention anything to Sang-wook's wife Ha-kyung that Ji-sook helped bring him home. Jong-ah's like: let's trade secrets... you don't tell mrs. Director anything and I won't tell Ha-kyung anything.

Ha-kyung's the 5th wheel at the resort cuz her hubby Sang-wook's passed out at the establishment. the Chairman has business on his mind. the HK group seems to be giving his company problems... must be due to rich girl Seo-yun not marrying one of the HK heirs. his wife does not know what's going on. she's like: I can't wait for our company to build its resort w/ HK Group. they play around in the sand.

they all have lunch. Jun-su and Seo-yun pig out. Mrs. Director's like: my gosh... are you a beggar?... you eat like you've been starving?... and you make so much noise... eat smaller bites... and chew w/ your mouth closed... get some manners.... you're part of high society now... get some class. total seki. they're all so Western too... using knives and forks instead of chopsticks... eating steak, potatoes and bread instead of rice and vegetables... drinking wine instead of soju.

earlier in the day the 5th wheel Ha-kyung talks to Seo-yun about Sang-wook's relationship w/ Ji-sook. Seo-yun tells her that her brother loathes Ji-sook and that their oma had ordered him to be nice to Ji-sook. she tells Ha-kyung that Ji-sook has a boyfriend.

big misunderstanding. Ha-kyung thinks that Jun-su's older brother married and that his wife died while giving birth to a son. this is before their lunch... and so Jun-su's taking a nap. Seo-yun asks Jun-su about his older brother. she's like: is it true your older brother married and his wife died?... that he has a son? Jun-su's like: yes... leave me alone. Ha-kyung's suspiscions go away (for now).

one night hottie Mrs. Ahn and the animalistic Lee abeji each have trouble sleeping. hottie mrs. Ahn thinks about the afternoon romp. scandalous. the Lee abeji normally falls asleep right away. the last time he couldn't sleep... 1968... that's when he met his wife. ooooo... he has the hots for hottie mrs. Ahn.

back at the Park establishment everyone comes home from the resort. Mrs. Director wonders where he daughter Eda went. Eda stopped by the gym to give poor boxer Kang-suk a mobile. she's like: I know we won't be able to see each other cuz you're gonna seriously train... but I need to hear your voice. I equate this to phone sex.

in her bedroom Ha-kyung finds a hair. it doesn't match hottie Mrs. Ahn or Jong-ah. she threatens to kick out Jong-ah out of the establishment if she doesn't tell her the truth. the next day at the office Ha-kyung see's Ji-sook. she's like: you seki... how dare you! she slaps Ji-sook's face and hits her head w/ a book.

Aquatic

current song: Stop and Stare by One Republic on Star 101.9 FM

chillaxed at Ala Moana beach w/ friend Sheila today. this video by rabbet on You Tube taken on Memorial Day 2 cycles ago. the beach looks so empty. awesome.

really disgusted, disappointed w/ myself this past week. I drank 13 unearned cans of my Coke nemesis. friend Sheila laughs at, dismisses my belief that Coke is the reason I have a gut. why do you have to taste so good nemesis Coke?

I know my eating habits changed. I still pig out... but not as much as before. I still eat chocolate... but not as much as before. I cut down on my dranks... but Coke has taken its place. I will be victorious over my Coke nemesis and be able to tuck in my shirt at work again. starting tomorrow I will limit myself to 1 can of Coke goodness and do 2 cardio workouts at the gym until my cardio count goes ahead of my Coke count.

I bumped into friend Ann in the parking lot. she actually parked right next to me. too bad friend Shiela left already. she would have been inspired by friend Ann. thinking of friend Ann... friend Ann = uber-positive. she and her gang of triathletes actually motivate me... but I know motivation has to come from w/in.

she brought her cutie newborn son to the beach. I thought she planned on taking him in the water... but while talking to her, I noticed she put together one of those sport strollers. she explained that she and her husband take turns watching the little guy. while one of them swims... his turn in the water today... the other runs. awesome.

13 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 18

current song: Shut Up And Let Me Go by The Ting Tings on Star 101.9 FM

passed out when I got home from the beach. only watched the last half of tonight's ep of On Air.

I got to see curvaceous Lee. she meets w/ a head honcho of the network along w/ writer Suh. I get to see a softer, vulnerable side to curvaceous Lee. she actually cries. curvaceous Lee would rather go bankrupt than compromise writer Suh and the drama 'Ticket to the Moon'.

I assume that president Jin wants to pull his rising star Cherry out of the 'Ticket to the Moon' drama cuz based on the upcoming scenes, she plays a minor role compared to uber-celeb Seung-ah. Cherry plays along w/ Jin. she pretends to be sick and is actually in the hospital. Seung-ah calls her up, tells her she'll be at the hospital, and that she'd better act sick.

at the hospital, Seung-ah brings all these reporters and photogs into Cherry's room. they both smile and pose for the cameras. Seung-ah's like: I miss you Cherry... I hope you get better soon... we all miss you on the set. she puts on a show.

in private they have a serious talk. Seung-ah's like: why'd you get into acting?... money?... fame?... I got into this business cuz I wanted to be like Grace Kelly... so why'd you get into acting? Cherry's like: I wanted to be like you. awww! Seung-ah's like: if you wanna be like me, come to work, and I'll tell you how you can be like me once the drama's done. I assume Seung-ah will tell Cherry about president Jang and that she should leave president Jin and sign up w/ Jang's company.

speaking of Jin... the head honcho meets w/ him. he's like: what's wrong w/ you?... you and all the people who work for you... the hairdressers, stylists... your A-list actors... none of them will work for this network. head honcho means business. he wants to teach Jin a lesson. I think head honcho wants a piece of curvaceous Lee.

at the end of the ep president Jang finds out that there's a video out there of Seung-ah. bug eyed. scandalous.

Aquatic

current song: Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds on KSSK 92.3 FM

breaststroke (arms only) to life guard station 2 back to station 1. 1 lap.

spotted the triathletes in the parking lot. listened to their conversation and attempted to exercise my mind by doing the crossword puzzles in the Honolulu Advertiser while waiting for a friend.

front page slipper article kinda interesting. basically it said slippers bad for the feet. gimme a break. ideally we should all be barefoot cuz that's how our feet evolved. to find the most comfortable fitting shoes or sneakers, a personally normally tries it on before purchasing them. the biggest difference between modern man and ape man... modern man = overweight. feet cannot handle the weight of today's obese homo sapiens. overweight modern man will soon have feet that look like that of an elephant. I bet there are a lot of people out there w/ cankles. whoever did the slipper study probably didn't take into account a person's ideal weight.

got in the water and chillaxed, talked story. triathletes started their swim about 16:40. got outta the water about 17:20. no sign of triathletes... they must have done some serious swimming today.

swam to station 2. more chillaxin' and more talkin' story. people watchin' too. speed aqua jogger... hmmm... perhaps aqua sprinter... in the shallows. this older Korean woman can move. how did I know she's Korean? KDramas. also saw a friend's oma in her hot purple 1 piece bikini. apparently she goes to the beach twice a day... basically every 12 hours... 04:30 and again at 16:30. hardcore. gotta love it. she either walks around the park or exercises in the water. Heil Health!

going back to station 1... my friend and I wanted to see if we could keep up w/ the Korean aqua sprinter. swimming class didn't start yet and so I got to swim in the shallows. my friend used her TYR kickboard to powerfully kick back to station 2. I guess she thought she was way ahead of the Korean aqua sprinter... but when she looked around she was right next to her.

chillaxed and talked story again. when I got home, totally beat. don't know if due to swimming or a sugar crash cuz I did have a lot of sweets today. had 1 can of my Coke nemesis. also had some pastries... donuts and a long john. could also be tired cuz of lack of sleep. I know I burned off calories today... but the official Battle of the Bulge score... Coke 12 - Cardio 0. how the frell will I do an extra 12 cardio workouts? I have to figure out a new attack plan to defeat my nemesis Coke.

12 June, 2008

Battle of the Bulge: Coke 10 - Cardio 0

current song: Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis on Hot 93.9 FM

I do have a Coke problem. 4 cans of delicious goodness today? c'mon. what happened to the Precor onslaught... my cardio blitzkrieg? I feel like I look like the Red M&M. skinny arms and legs... round in the middle. I pigged out today. I have an image of an anaconda w/ a capybara in its belly. how will I be able to tuck in my shirt at work? Coke, my nemesis Coke... I will defeat you. I will decimate you. how dare you wage a biological war! you have proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat the past few solar days. I will prove victorious over you. just you wait my dear nemesis Coke... there will come a day when entries will read... Battle of the Bulge: Cardio 10 - Coke 0. Heil Health!!!

KDrama: On Air - Episode 17

current song: Let Me Go by 3 Doors Down on Star 101.9 FM

single released in 2005. awesome, kick ass UK #1 3 cycles ago... Axel F by Crazy Frog. remember to click on the Ads by Google. I need to make extra $ to visit the UK as well as the ROK.

highlight of this ep... curvaceous Lee appearance. writer Suh and curvaceous Lee meet up w/ head honcho dude. he loves the high ratings for the 'Ticket to the Moon' premiere. curvaceous Lee flirts w/ head honcho. she's like: I really wanted to talk to you 1 on 1. scandalous. she's like: I loved Seung-ah... I couldn't stop crying... I used up a whole box of tissues. pretending not to be interested, head honcho's like: why are you acting like a woman?... didn't the military contact you for service? curvaceous Lee yells. love it when she does. writer Suh's off to go to the set and she tells the head honcho to buy curvaceous Lee an expensive meal. curvaceous Lee's excited cuz it's like a date. again, pretending to not be interested, head honcho's like: I'd love to take curvaceous Lee out... but she eats so much. how else does she get those curves?

they go to a restaurant. food looks good. head honcho feeds curvaceous Lee some pork belly. I equate this as a clean Korean TV version of him feeding her his meat. of course she gobbled up the meat. scandalous. they discuss business. she wants to get paid x amount of won... he only wants to pay her less than what she demands. in the end, she's like: I'm not leaving here until I get what I want. curvaceous Lee's eyes and body language said it all. totally raunchy. bug eyed at this point. love curvaceous Lee.

on the set writer Suh tells uber-celeb Seung-ah that she's doing an awesome job. she tries to be friendly and puts her arms on Seung-ah's shoulders. looks awkward. president Jang and director Lee laugh. the girls are like: what are you laughing at? changing the subject, Jang asks Lee if he still goes to Lily's Massage. scandalous. I get bug eyed again. talk of Korean bars? scandalous.

Jang leaves the shoot and goes to meet a celeb Kim Jung Eun cuz he wants to sign her up w/ his company. I remember she starred in the KDrama Romance In Paris. I really have become Hotsuko. On Air I find interesting cuz I guess it does try to show what goes on behind the scenes in the KDrama industry. all these cameos from the Korean celebs. so Jang wants Jung Eun to sign up w/ his company. in this KDrama... could also be in real life... she started a musical career. she's doing a recording in front of a live audience. she tells the audience: someone asked me to sign up w/ his company... I'm not gonna receive a signing bonus, which is something unheard of in this business... but in this business you also have to work w/ someone you like, someone you can trust... everybody, he's here. spotlight shines on president Jang. soon after he's back at his office working on a business plan and celeb, including Jung Eun, portfolios.

rising star Cherry whines to president Jin that she doesn't have enough scenes in the upcoming eps. total seki. Jin meets w/ writer Suh at her establishment. she doesn't like unannounced/uninvited guests. she scolds Jin. he wants her to change the scripts to make sure Cherry gets more scenes. she's like: don't tell me what to do... I can make Cherry's character go overseas for several eps if I wanted. Jin's like: are you threatening me?... I'll do you one better... why not just kill Cherry off in the next ep?

writer Suh's stunned. her assistant tells Suh that she has a call from director Lee. she needs to take the phone call into the other room. assistant tells Jin that Suh will be on the phone for some time. plan to get rid of Jin would have worked... but in walks director Lee. break in filming cuz uber-celeb Seung-ah's doing an interview. Jin can hear Suh yelling on the phone, acting all dramatic... putting on a performance. Jin's like: director Lee... I didn't know you could be in 2 places at once. Jin leaves.

out comes writer Suh. she's relieved Jin's gone... but shocked and disgusted Lee's there. plan didn't work. Lee wants to read the upcoming eps. he asks for a pen so he can mark up the script. Suh watches him. he doesn't make any circles (circles = interesting scenes). she looks disappointed. he only circled 1 scene. she's like: is that the only interesting scene? he's like: no... that's the only cliche scene... why does the lead male have to sing? I found this to be funny cuz the lead male in this KDrama sang in one of the eps. she's like: be more consistent w/ your markings.

president Jang tells Seung-ah that she did an awesome job at the interview. he leaves her to go to a cemetery. while he and Jin were partners they managed some rising celeb. I don't know what happened... but I think she committed suicide. it's her birthday and he goes to visit her. he sees president Jin there. Jang's like: seeing you here... I hate you less. apparently Jin liked this rising celeb. he tells her: I'm becoming a bad person.

11 June, 2008

Aquatic

current song: Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis on Hot 93.9 FM

chillaxed at the beach today. entry labeled under exercise cuz I tread water like crazy... also did knee ups. I had 3 cans of my Coke nemesis today... 1 Diet Coke, 2 Coke Classics. why diet? at Jack in the Box forced to drink that piss. how can anyone drink that? tastes awful. so what it has 0 calories. I relate diet drinks to light cigarettes. still poison for the body. at the rate I drink my nemesis I need to schedule a cardio day at the gym and do all the machines.

Battle of the Bulge update... Coke 6 - Cardio 0.

10 June, 2008

Exercise

current song: Love Remains The Same by Gavin Rossdale on Star 101.9 FM

24 Hour Fitness - Chest & Triceps
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - manual program, 14.3 minutes, level 9 (level 10 max)

186.2 calories officially burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward. I initially planned to stay on this machine for 20 minutes (not including cooldown period). level 10 kicked my glutes and so I decided to stop as soon as I hit my calorie goal. I alternated between major (chest) and minor (triceps) muscle groups. the 6 minutes saved on the cardio machine ended up valuable rest time in between sets and muscle groups.

Chest
rotary machine
  • 10/70
  • 9/100
  • 5/115 = 8/90 avg
pectoral fly machine
  • 10/75
  • 6/90
  • 5/90 = 7/82 avg
incline machine
  • 10/85 avg (75, 85, 95)
butterfly machine
  • 10/40
  • 9/45
  • 6/50 = 8/44 avg
Triceps
extensions machine
  • 10/50
  • 10/70
  • 8/75
  • 3/80 = 7/65 avg
pushdowns - v-bar attachment

  • 10/55
  • 10/60
  • 9/65
  • 8/70 = 9/62 avg
overhead extensions machine
  • 10/80
  • 10/90
  • 10/100
  • 4/110 = 8/92 avg
pushdowns - bar attachment

  • 10/50
  • 6/55
  • 5/55 = 7/52 avg
Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - manual program, 16 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to level 6)

186 calories officially burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward. initially planned 15 minutes (actually 20 minutes, which would have included the 5 minute cooldown period). same as the 1st cardio workout, as soon as I hit my calorie goal, I stopped. score still Coke 3 - Cardio 0. depending how I feel tomorrow I will either make it a cardio day and do 3 different machines... or cardio, minor muscle (biceps) group exercises, and cardio.

Aquatic
breaststroke (arms only) to life guard station 2. sand run to station 3 back to station 1. 1 circuit.

I actually swam in the shallows. felt good just using my arms. after my sand run, I chillaxed in the water. some of friend Ann's gang ended their swim. one of the lady triathlete's like: hmmm... I wonder if I should do the Tinman. listened to them debate whether to run or bike after their swim.

speaking of friend Ann... I saw her today too. she has a new son. today's the 3rd time she's been at the beach going out for a swim. she looks good... like she lost all the pregnancy weight gain... perhaps more. she looks like a Korean celebrity. she's like: I still have to get in shape... I think I may only swim to the 2nd life guard stand (my station 4)... what about you? I told her that I only swim in between the 1st and 2nd stations... that I can only do 3 laps at the most. but I know it has been some time since I did that. I know I have an Ann Ginos label and so I have to see the goal I set for myself when she returns after giving birth.

friend Ann's like: you can do it... just push yourself... even if you have to breaststroke... or even if you have to go slower than that... you can do it. friend Ann = uber-positive. I know the motivation has to come from w/in. I know I have it w/in me... w/in myself. I waged war against my Coke nemesis... and I actually love doing all this cardio... but it's much more fun burning off calories from swimming.

09 June, 2008

Battle of the Bulge - Cardio vs Coke

current song: Hello Goodbye by The Beatles on Oldies 107.9 FM

I have declared war against Coke. why do you have to taste so ono? how will I get my pre-teen Sean Scott beach vball body w/ your 140 calories of goodness? how will I glide through the water like Matt Biondi? how will I swim smoothly in the shallows... in less than knee high water depth... w/ my spillin' gut touching the sandy bottom? Coke... my nemesis Coke... you have made it illegal for me to go shirtless on the beaches in Hawaii and all the coastal states including Alaska. how dare you, my nemesis Coke... draped in your Nazi red, white and black... goose step all over my stomach. at least make your way into my arms and legs. Coke, my nemesis... I came out victorious last week w/ my cardio blitzkrieg. you have won today's battle. Coke 3 - Cardio 0. this Admiral will win the war. prepare for a Precor onslaught. heil health!

08 June, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - D'Anna's Back

current song: Teenage Love Affair by Alicia Keys on Da Bomb 102.7 FM

D'Anna = hot... especially when she snapped the Cavil's neck. D'Anna = funny. to Laura, she's like: didn't you know you're 1 of the final 5?... ha!... you should have seen the look on your face.

this series doesn't make any sense. for 39 cycles the humans sent an envoy to meet a Cylon envoy in neutral territory. on the 40th cycle a humaniform Cylon appeared. how did this Cylon come about? I assume the Centurions kept upgrading themselves. who built the resurrection hub? it has to be the Centurions and or the models before the humaniform Cylons. so what if the humans destroyed the resurrection hub. wouldn't the technology be there for another hub to be built? they can build raiders and baseships... why not another resurrection hub?

24 Hour Fitness - Back

current song: Loser by 3 Doors Down on Star 101.9 FM

single released in 2001. UK #1 7 cycles ago... Angel by Shaggy.

Cardio
bike (recumbent) - random program, 8 minutes, level 9
72 calories burned.

Back
worked out only on a major muscle group. last set... 13 reps at 60% the maximum of the 2nd to last set weight.

v-bar pulldown
  • 10/110
  • 6/120
  • 4/130 = 6/117 avg
  • 13/80

seated cable rows

  • 10/100
  • 8/110
  • 6/120 = 8/108 avg
  • 13/70
close-grip front lat pulldown
  • 10/100
  • 5/110
  • 3/110 = 6/104 avg
  • 13/70
seated cable rows - bar attachment
  • 10/80
  • 10/90
  • 7/100 = 9/88 avg
  • 13/60
underhand cable pulldowns
  • 8/90
  • 10/90
  • 5/100 = 7/92 avg
  • 13/60

dorsi flexor

  • 10/105
  • 7/120
  • 5/135 = 7/116 avg
  • 13/90

hyperextensions

  • 10/150 3x
Cardio #2
bike (recumbent) - random program, 18 minutes, level 9 (gradual decrease to end at level 4)

144 calories burned = 218 total calories officially burned > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward. I officially made up for all the extra Cokes I drank. prime number day AND weekend night... I can have a drank of Coke regardless... but after being so diligent in keeping track of my Coke intake... I feel bad having a drank on my reward days. for the rest of June, I will make a note of the Cokes I drank daily and do cardio exercises to earn my reward. next month I will increase the number of calories I have to officially burn off to 203.

07 June, 2008

Washington - Intercollegiate Rowing Association Champions

current song: Make It Real by The Jets on KSSK 92.3 FM

what ever happened to The Jets?

Washington won the IRA title. the NCAA does not sponsor men's rowing... and so the total Pac-10 national championships for this academic year still stands at 13. Pac-10 rivals Cal placed 2nd in the team standings and Stanford placed 10th.

24 Hour Fitness - Shoulders & Calves

current song: Take A Bow by Rihanna on Power 104.3 FM

Cardio
bike (straight) - fat burn, 6 minutes, level 4
37 calories burned.

Shoulders
standing low-pulley deltoid raise
  • 10/20
  • 9/25
  • 6/30 = 8/24 avg
lateral raise machine 2
  • 10/50
  • 9/55
  • 8/60
  • 5/65 = 8/56 avg
standing palm-in dumbbell press
  • 10/20
  • 9/25
  • 7/25 = 8/23 avg
rotary machine
  • 10/60
  • 10/70
  • 7/85 = 9/70 avg
see-saw press
  • 10/15
  • 9/20
  • 8/20 = 9/18 avg
dumbbell shrugs
  • 10/60 avg (55, 60, 65)
Calves
standing raises machine
  • 10/225 avg (210, 225, 240)
donkey machine
  • 10/230
  • 10/240
  • 8/250 = 9/239 avg
seated raise machine
  • 10/50
  • 10/75
  • 7/75 = 9/65 avg
Cardio #2
bike (straight) - hill program, 24 minutes, level 4 start (level 10 max)

180 calories burned. 217 calories officially burned today > 185 calories for 1 can Coke reward. I have to do 1 extra cardio workout and burn off at least another 185 calories to earn the 1 extra Coke drank.

06 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 16

current song: Feels Like Tonight by Daughtry on KSSK 92.3 FM

exhausted from my workout today. I'll just type away for a few minutes.

basically in this ep, the drama 'Ticket to the Moon' premiered. for its 1st ep it captured a 20+% market share in the country and slightly higher ratings in Seoul. if you read this blog... please click on the ads by Google so I can earn extra money to one day visit South Korea and its capital.

this KDrama basically deals w/ KDramas and all the drama that goes on to produce the shows. it looks like big business. prior to the debut of the 1st ep... press conference. reporters get to ask the writer, director, and celebs questions. they all compliment each other. uber-celeb Seung-ah's like: it's such a pleasure working w/ writer Suh. writer Suh's like: oh my gosh... it's so wonderful working w/ Seung-ah... she's been a team player since day 1... it doesn't seem right that a writer and actor on a drama should be such good friends. rising star Cherry needs to learn Korean tact. she's like: hey... even though it seems Seung-ah's the star... I actually have the main lead. Cherry's boss, president Jin looks disgusted.

PD Yoon had all the posters w/ Seung-ah, Cherry and hapa Aidan displayed all around the conference room. Jin sabotaged the giant floor to ceiling sized poster though. he selected one that only showed Seung-ah and Cherry. he didn't want to promote Jang's actor Aidan. everyone's pissed. curvaceous Lee... hot curvaceous Lee, again bites her tongue and doesn't say anything to Jin. I miss her yelling. yelling, screaming curvaceous Lee = uber-hot.

in a flashback... like ABC's Lost, I get to see a young curvaceous Lee. not so hot w/ all that gunk in her hair. in that flashback writer Suh checks into a hotel w/ her son cuz she found out that her husband cheated on her. curvaceous Lee offers Suh to stay at her place. at the hotel that night Jang wanted to teach Seung-ah a lesson. he pretended he wanted to recreate w/ her to make her a star. she eventually realized it was all a show and so she left the suite. in the lobby she bumps into Suh and her son. she also runs into curvaceous Lee. Suh and curvaceous Lee do not run into Jang.

romance developing in this KDrama. I get the feeling that Seung-ah likes Jang. director Lee likes writer Suh. I assume Suh likes director Lee too. Jang... I dunno if he likes Seung-ah or Suh. I know that director Lee's assistant and Suh's assistant like each other. I assume it's implied they recreated already.

Exercise

current song: Moving Mountains by Usher on Hot 93.9 FM

Aquatic
chillaxed at the beach today. spotted Ann's gang... her posse of triathletes. they make swimming and running long distances look so easy.

24 Hour Fitness - Quads & Biceps
Cardio
Precor EFX546i - interval program, 19 minutes, level 4 (level 6 max)

205 calories officially burned > 185 calories to reward myself w/ 1 can of Coke.

Quads
extensions machine 5
  • 10/75 avg (55, 75, 95)
seated leg curl machine
  • 10/50
  • 10/75
  • 10/75 = 65 avg
thigh abductor - glutes
  • 10/30
  • 10/50
  • 10/70
  • 9/90 = 9/59 avg
Biceps
close-grip EZ bar curl
  • 10/40 3x
plate loaded curl
  • 10/35
  • 10/40
  • 5/45 = 8/39 avg
preacher curl - plate loaded
  • 10/20
  • 10/30 2x = 26 avg
modular chin-up
  • 10/40 2x
  • 10/50 = 43 avg
Cardio #2
Precor EFX546i - interval program, 20 minutes, level 4 (level 8 max)

205 calories officially burned > 185 calories to reward myself w/ 1 can of Coke. 410 calories total. I decided to keep a track of the number of ono cans of Coke I drank. yesterday I drank 3, which means I have to do 3 extra cardio workouts and burn off more than 185 calories each time so I can tell myself I earned those Cokes. since I did 2 cardio workouts today, I only have 1 extra cardio I have to do. prime number day and so I rewarded myself w/ a drank anyway. the Cokes I drank on prime number days or weekend nights will not count towards my Coke count.

05 June, 2008

KDrama: On Air - Episode 15

current song: Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots on Star 101.9 FM

single released in 1994. UK #1 single 14 cycles ago... Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet... for 15 weeks.

uber-celeb Seung-ah drops off director Lee home. he's like: thanks for the ride... but you gotta get outta here before people get the wrong idea... and if my neighbors see you'll, it'll get crazy here. he has the day off... but he plans to go to work. in fact everyone has the day off... but yet they all still work. gotta love that work ethic.

president Jang gives writer Suh a ride home. they flirt w/ each other. scandalous. Jang has a gift for Suh's son. he's like: I got him a shirt... he must be big now... I won't recognize him. Suh's like: ooooo... thank you... yes, my son's grown up now... he seems to be more mature than me. Jang's like: anyone older than 10 years old is more mature than you. ooooo... pillow talk. scandalous.

at her establishment writer Suh sees her son. he's like: oma... you're back... you didn't forget anything did you? he does act more mature than her cuz by her reaction he thinks that she's the forgetful type. hmmm... at the end of this ep writer Suh explains to director Lee that at one point she forgot certain parts of her life. I assume this to be her divorce. she tells Lee that she'll tell him all about it when she remembers what happened.

writer Suh talks to the babysitter, director Lee's oma. Suh 1st gives her a gift of cookies. gotta love the gift giving. Suh asks her to reconsider the babysitting gig. babysitter/Lee's oma's like: well I didn't wanna tell you this... but my son works for SBS... I only stayed on cuz you pay me well... we may run into each other. Suh's like: please... please... please reconsider.

at director Lee's establishment, oma comes home. he knows that she has a job. from what I understand, Lee has an unemployed brother. I assume he feels that his oma has 2 grown sons, they can take care of her, and she doesn't have to work. he too brought back a gift... lotion. Lee tells her to quit her job and that they'll cut down on expenses.

curvaceous president Lee makes an appearance. something about her I find attractive. she's talking business w/ PD Yoon. PD Yoon's one of those people who had the day off too but chose to work. they talk about the soundtrack. I guess curvaceous Lee found out that Cherry will sing the title song. curvaceous Lee barges into president Jin's office. I thought she would tell him off. but Jin had his way this time. poor curvaceous Lee. I thought she would have a yelling match. she's sexy when she yells. after Jin said his peace, he's like: please, when you leave... don't slam the door... I don't like loud noises.

writer Suh listens to the soundtrack. she closes her eyes, listens to the music, starts swaying back and forth, taps her feet. when she hears Cherry's voice she gets disgusted. Suh doesn't want any actor singing the title song. she and Lee get into a not so heated discussion. Lee's like: what's the difference between Cherry singing the soundtrack vs all the product placement? perhaps that's the trend now in the KDramas... but I don't know much about Korean products and so I do not find the product placement invasive compared to shows like Top Chef or Project Runway.

speaking of Top Chef, I watched the last 5 minutes... the elimination. Lisa = uber-seki. don't know the Korean word for Fatranny mutilated female body part. she's been in the bottom 6 times... she's only there for ratings. the other 2 chefs, Richard and Stephanie, who made it safely to the finals, say goodbye to Antonia. uber-seki Lisa's like: you know... a congratulations would have been nice. painfully, Stephanie's like: oh... congratulations. Richard's like: oh... I'm sorry... I just tired. Lisa = uber-Fatranny mutilated female body part.

director Lee finds out a veteran director will work w/ him. Lee finds out from his assistant, who has the hots for writer Suh's assistant, that uber-celeb has the day off. Lee takes it out on him. he's like: so what if president Jang cleared her schedule!... are you gonna listen to him now?... fix your mess.

Jang took Seung-ah to meet some mentally retarded kids. she's like: how can you expect me to see them?... what am I supposed to do?... smile?... you know how I feel about this. Jang's like: if you can't hand this situation, how are you supposed to portray your mentally retarded character?

they... well president Jang, play and interact w/ the kids. one kid falls in front of Seung-ah and they start to talk. feeling uncomfortable she storms out of the center. Jang starts yelling at her. he's like: what the frell are you doing?... you're gonna just leave?... at least have the courtesy to say goodbye... you can't even say goodbye?... what's wrong w/ you?

one of the kids... well not a kid... but an adult talks to Seung-ah. he tells her that he's her #1 fan. he watched everything she's starred in. he talks about certain characters. he gives her a watch. he knows that she's working on 'Ticket to the Moon' and he tells her that she'll do well. she's moved and signs an autograph.

back at her place Jang and Seung-ah talk. basically he put her in her place. he tells her that he's gonna talk down to her until they get to Cannes. gotta love the honorifics.

they film scenes and everything's going well. everyone finds out that the competing drama will be 80 minutes long for the 1st 4 eps. now they have to stretch the drama another 15-20 minutes.

writer Suh's stressed. she drops by the station. she sees president Jang chillaxin' in the sun. they talk story. he holds his hand in the air to block the sun from hitting Suh's face. she starts to cry. director Lee and Seung-ah see this. they're like: huh? nothing scandalous about this.

again basically this KDrama explains the goings on behind the scenes. kinda different.