Month: July 2010

the Voluntary MURDER of Oscar Grant

I’m sorry, I’m just DISGUSTED right now. The police officer gets sentenced to involuntary manslaughter for pulling out his gun and shooting a man lying face down on the ground point blank. Don’t tell me this foolishness of mistaken weapon identity. If you can’t tell the difference between the weight and shape of a taser gun and a .40 caliber handgun, you must not be a very good police officer, and just plain STUPID! Furthermore, revisiting this video, these 3 + cops had these 4 guys sitting against a wall. They didn’t group up and try and attack the officers all at once, they were all pretty calm and talking until they tried to cuff the guy. Yea, he was resisting arrest but he was ALREADY ON THE GROUND! face down! and there was not one but two cops sitting on top of him and a third standing nearby on his radio, and they couldn’t pry this guys hands together to slap some cuffs on him?!? Clearly neither one of them felt like breaking a sweat …

Week 4

I’m on week 4 of the 100 push up/200 sit up challenge. I guess I feel stronger, but I need to actually work out, like swim some laps or go running. It would be helpful if it would stop raining like a monsoon outside but then again it is hurricane season. So I’ve failed on the swim laps every other day thing since I’ve only done that once, but I have the rest of this week and 3 more weeks until I head to NYC. I have been doing better on the change in eating habits, although it’s only been a couple of days. But I’ve been consciously trying to get the 80 or so ounces of water per day and found that the more water I drink, the thirstier I get, so it’s been easier than I thought it would. But the eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is HARD. I guess when they say healthy eating comes from eating 5-9 servings they really mean, you have no choice but to …

Weight is a funny thing

I bought a bunch of clothes last summer and, of course, they fit when I bought them. Then I went to brazil and lost about 10-15 pounds. A lot of that was just different diet and walking around all the time and eating nothing but juice (well drinking) for a few weeks. Since I’ve been back in the US, 6 months later, I’ve gained 10 pounds (yea I posted this on a blog). BUT, even though I’ve gained 10 pounds since xmas time my summer clothes from last year and most of the rest of the clothes I own, especially pants, are still too big for me. Which makes me think about how funny weight is. I gain muscle very quickly and I won’t say I gained 10 pounds of muscle, because that would definitely be a stretch, but obviously much of it is since my clothes are still too big 10 pounds later. Anyway, not that anyone really cares about all that personal biz, but in addition to the 100 push up/200 sit up …