Friday, January 29, 2010



Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.

Donde hay amor, hay dolor.
Spanish Proverb

Action is eloquence.
William Shakespeare


1. If I Die Young -The Band Perry

2. Big Sciota Old Crow Medicine Show

3. Breaking The Girl -Red Hot Chili Peppers

4. Behind The Wall -Tracy Chapman

5. Lost? -Coldplay

6. Southern Voice -Tim McGraw

7. Time Won’t Let Me Go -The Bravery

8. We Came Up (Crystal Stair) -Tek & Steele featuring Talib Kweli

9. War -Big Boi (Outkast)

10. Wicked Game -Chris Isaak

gTunes Extended

Some time ago in my quest to find good music I could listen to at work I stumbled across a Country station out of Iowa, 97.3 The Hawk. The morning show is down to earth, fun, and they play great tunes (for those that like country). They also have a great Fresh Faces feature where they introduce up and coming bands and artists. One great band that has been featured lately is The Band Perry. I urge you all to check them out, even non-Country fans will appreciate them.

97.3 The Hawk

The Band Perry
If I Die Young


Due to my commitment to healthy living and a low-carb diet, I’ve had to give up my alcoholic beverage of choice: beer. Mmmmmm…beer. I know the empty calories of all alcoholic beverages are not good for any diet, but as they say moderation is key. Man cannot live on lean meats, green vegetables and cheeses alone. I did my research and found that most spirits contain no carbs at all. My gag reflex used to kick in at the thought of bourbon, but I figured in my older, mellower, wiser years I would give it a second chance. I actually first started drinking and enjoying bourbon a couple years ago the first time I tried a low-carb diet. I started off (at Ciabatta Bread’s recommendation) with a very smooth very decent whiskey, Maker’s Mark. I like Maker’s mark because it’s smooth and you can pick out the distinct caramel burnt oak flavors. My goal is to continue to refine my palette and find more bourbons that I like. At Hugenot’s annual; holiday party I purchased and enjoyed Jefferson’s. it was very good quality but not quite as smooth as Maker’s. Last weekend FlowersChild recommended Basil Hayden, which I enjoyed so much I drank all night (3-4 drinks) and it may have knocked Maker’s from its lofty perch of go-to bourbon choice. I’d love to try more and hope maybe you can leave a comment with a suggestion or too.


Waist and belly shrinking…biceps and pectorals growing and toning.

I’m so sick of a 2-egg breakfast I decided to replace it with a protein shake with the previously mentioned Whey Protein Isolate. Here is my recipe:

· 1 cup non-fat or low fat plain yogurt

· 1 cup frozen mixed berries

· 1 ½ scoops whey protein isolate

· 1/3 to ½ cup vanilla soy milk

Throw all that stuff in a blender…blend…drink.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

gState Of The Union


You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
– Henry Ford

Stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase sky's the limit.

– The Notorious B.I.G.


1. Up The Beach – Jane's Addiction
2. Ted, Just Admit It... – Jane's Addiction
3. Idiots Rule – Jane's Addiction
4. Jane Says – Jane's Addiction
5. No One's Leaving – Jane's Addiction
6. Ain't No Right – Jane's Addiction
7. Pigs In Zen – Jane's Addiction
8. I Would For You – Jane's Addiction
9. Sympathy – Jane's Addiction
10. Mountain Song – Jane's Addiction


State of The Union Address
I appreciated he message and the tone.


Every time I hear our President Barack Obama speak I am inspired. Am I bleeding heart liberal? Yes. But my feelings and thoughts go beyond any political leanings. Am I mesmerized by Obama's charisma, oratory skill, and hype? No. I focus on the words not the delivery, I focus on the meaning, the intent, and the ideas. I truly believe that if Barack Obama means what he says and every American can focus on helping each other, we will build a more close knit and stronger nation...a nation we can be proud of.


Listening to Jane's Addiction while doing dishes, and confirming my opinion that the music Jane's Addicton created still rocks!


I am gung-ho about losing weight and eating right. I just purchased my first 2lb container of whey protein, and subscribed to Men's Health magazine. Am I turning in to a meathead? (Just kidding no offense ton meatheads, Men's Health subscribers, and whey protein ingesters.


Trader Joe's pesto marinated chicken breasts...yum.

Monday, January 25, 2010



In a mad world only the mad are sane.
– Akira Kurosawa

I don't really trust a sane perso
– Lyle Alzado


1. Happy Valentine's Day – Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Where Is My Mind – James Blunt (Cover)
3. That's Where It's At – Sam Cooke
4. Orgullecida – Buena Vista Social Club
5. One – U2
6. God's Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
7. Ghetto Bastard – Naughty By Nature
8. So High – John Legend
9. On My Way – Talib Kweli
10. The Payback – James Brown

Watch this stuff because I say its good:

History Channel's documentary/reality show all about ope
n wheel racing, family feuds, and the foundations of NASCAR...present day!

ntally on Purpose
Very funny comedy on after HIMYM, it rips off the movie Knocked Up, but a little's funnier.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Goongagaloonga...So I Got That For Me, Which Is Nice


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
– John Adams

You know it's funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.
– Tupac Shakur


1. Wax and Wane – Deftones
2. Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
4. Need You Tonight – INXS
5. Van Diemen’s Land – U2
6. Something More – Sugarland
7. Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
8. The Rooster – Big Boi (Outkast)
9. Gimmie Shelter – The Rolling Stones
10. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

I am in desperate need for some new-to-me music, especially for working out.
Any suggestions/recommendations????


Normally I review movies I have seen recently, whether they are new or old. However today’s gFlix is about a TV show I saw last night on the Biography Channel about one of my favorite movies of all time, so I got that going for me which is nice. Hopefully you guessed right, it was an inside look at the making of Caddyshack! I’ll spare the nitty gritty but it was a great show with terrific insight, such as Rodney Dangerfield’s audition. This was Rodney’s first real movie, and times were much different. Rodney walked into the room, cut four lines of coke, snorted them all, and said, “Let’s Eat!”
Another bit o’ information that I found amazing was, Bill Murray’s character Carl Spangler had absolutely no lines written for him. Everything you see in the movie is pure Murray improvisation. That doesn’t shock me but makes me appreciate his comic genius even more.


Pops signed me up for a service contract with a great HVAC company. So far the service has been great! But I will refrain from plugging them until their job is done. What was supposed to be a routine checkup and initial visit turned into a cracked heat exchanger, a chilly work from home day, $$$$$, and a new furnace. Gotta love home ownership!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Guess who's back?


Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

- Bill Clinton

Let the world change you and you can change the world.

-Che Guevara


1. Push Up On Me -Rihanna
2. Stay -Sugarland

3. On Call -Kings Of Leon

3. Run to You -Lady Antebellum

4. Breathe -U2

5. Mountain Song -Jane's Addiction

I have been thinking about starting the blog back up, and all though this first post, in a very long time, is mediocre at is a start and effort to continue A Bokononist Blog. I promise to write more very soon!