I’ve been fiddling with Stephen Fry again. He has a page on AudioBoo where he elicits answers to questions possibly quite interesting. Between that and his tweets it might be satiating until the next season comes around.
Unrelatedly, The other day I mentioned scrapes on my shoulders after gyming and how I have been trying to figure it out for years. Apparently all I had to do was to post that and go to sleep and the answer was obvious. That machine possibly called a calf abductor or something where you have your heel off the back of the metal bar where your shoulder is the only other contact with the machine. Well, repeatedly raising 100lbs on your shoulder at the top of the shirt seam is quite enough to gouge my tender flesh. Duh.
I went to the gym today and was surprised at the scale. My highest some years ago in the US was about 75kg and since then I’ve been constantly saying my goal was to get to 60. Well, as of this afternoon I’m 59.13kg! That apparently puts me at 20.4 on that BMI thing. The fat’s still there so it must be bone and muscle loss. 8(. As a side note for some strange reason every time I go there I get home and notice several ~3 inch long red scarish things on the top of my shoulders right where a shirt seam is (they do go away after a day or so). I’ve tried different shirts and none of them are abrasive in any way yet it happens all the time. I can’t figure it out.
Anyway to try and replace the fat with the muscle and stay at 60ish kg I’m now testing alternatives to coke. It goes suchly:
Coke: Simply perfect. Actually refreshing and uplifting as it says on the bottle. The taste swings incredibly widely from country to country, but Japan has done this one to my taste.
Pepsi Nex: It’s not disgusting. Just dry and not particularly refreshing. It has this very very weird aftertaste like they dumped some of that fake lemon juice in the little plastic thing shaped like a lemon into it.
Coke Zero: This is the last hope. Well, it’s a fairly good rendition of coke (in fact it tastes like coke does in some countries). The obvious lack of sweetness takes away from the refreshing and upliftingness of it, but I guess this will have to do.
Actually I usually drink Mitsuya Cider (the apple kind is pretty brilliant) or CC Lemon but those are probably as bad as Coke despite the CC promise of 250 lemons of vitamin C in every bottle. Sigh.
I suppose I should drink water only, but … urgh. There is Vitamin Water and now Protein Water.
One other thing that’s weighty is US TV lately. From 24 to CSI Miami to NCIS to Bones to … this was the shocker … Num3ers. You get to the end of that episode expecting the ever present laughter or luvey ending and drift off only to be startled by a loud crack and something unthinkable. I hope this is ratings season or something and they are not going to have cliff hangers until next year bull. By then I just won’t care. Another … Sigh? Well, at least I do care about the new season of QI “G” they started filming this week. Stephen Fry mentioned that they have an ultra exciting guest on (I’m a faithful follower on twitter).
Having read all the Sword of Truth books from Terry Goodkind, I was pleased to see a Disney-ABC rendition appear in the form of Legend of the Seeker. It does take a whirlwind approach on the novels, but it is still quite a ripping storyline even skipping over some things with a liberty necessarily afforded to a mass-appeal medium. Or, perhaps it’s just that I have read the books and am able to get more out of it than is presented … just not sure. It’s a pleasant diversion nonetheless.