Desperate Measures For Desperate Times

Fasting Times At Paulie High
Hi, my name is Paulie and I have a problem…

I am a “food and beer”-holic. Today I am trying something I have never done before, fasting. My weight is out of control (as is my lack of exercise — but that’s another episode) and I need to do something desperate to stop the trend. I know “fasting is bad”, but this is something I need to do to prove to myself that I can. I also have a goal to give up beer on weeknights. Believe it or not, that will be much harder to do.

Now if I could just keep myself out of GameStop and used cd stores…

Kid Rock Is A Punk-Assed Bitch
Last night’s final question was the birthday game — put the following four people in order from oldest to youngest

  • Kid Rock
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Fiona Apple
  • Rob Zombie

The in-team “discussion” boiled down to whether Kid Rock was older than Alanis Morrisette. Unfortunately for Meet The Hashers the vocal half of the table (who had the incorrect answer) steamrollered the not-quite-as-vocal half of the table (who had the correct answer) and we fell out of the money. I don’t like to lose and perhaps I am only imagining it, but I swear I heard someone yell “loser” at me as I walked away. It’s a game people, settle down.

May Not Be Dropping Hot, But It Certainly Drops Heavy
For the first Tuesday in some time there are a few decent releases in the cd world. Given my current state of mind I should highlight Fat Joe’s new release “All or Nothing”. I wonder if Fat Joe is fasting today.

Of the new releases, the one that catches my eye the most is Better Than Ezra‘s “Before The Robots”. BTE and I go way back, more than ten years or so now. I first saw them in Huntsville, Alabama at a club called Lanny’s back in the mid-nineties. That night there were no more than fifteen of us in the club (a Wednesday if memory serves me) and I enjoyed the show so much that I bought their Swell Records release (pre-major label signing with Electra) of “Deluxe” from my used cd store of choice “back in the day”. I have followed the bands highs and more-plentiful lows ever since

I’d be remiss if I slighted the other notable releases of today such as Bruce Sprintsteen‘s “Devils And Dust”, New Order‘s “Waiting For The Siren’s Call”, Ben Folds‘ “Songs For Silverman” and The Eels “Blinking Lights And Other Revelations”.

What’s that you say? I overlooked Collective Soul‘s “From The Ground Up”? No, I said notable releases. Oh yes I di’id!!! Sorry, I’ve never been a fan of the band that put Stockbridge, Georgia on the map.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – Fudgie The Whale (I’d link to Carvel’s website, but it sucks)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Bright Eyes — “Lua”
Website Of The DayRecipes from the Organic Valley Co-Op. They sound great maybe I’ll try some — tomorrow.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Desperate Measures For Desperate Times

  1. This is the reason brothers and sisters have love/hate relationships…I love Collective Soul. But, I have taunted you in the past with your “taste” in music, so I have to let this one slide.

    I’m nice that way aren’t I?

    As for your fasting brother dear…WTF? It’s not the way to do it…you know that…but nonetheless I will bring you a bagel in the morning. Sans cream cheese – you are watching your waistline 🙂

    Drink lots of water today…okay?

    BTW – who’s the older one?

  2. Paulie says:

    Fasting today is to prove to myself that I am capable of setting my mind to do something and actually following through. There hasn’t been enough discipline in my life recently.

    You know, the one thing I learned from “Super Size Me” is that eating a bagel is equivalent to eating six slices of bread. WOW!

    So far two glasses of water, one trip to the bathroom. 🙂

    Rob Zombie -> 39
    Kid Rock -> 34
    Alanis Morissette -> 30
    Fiona Apple -> 27

  3. May your day fly by 🙂

    Well…I was going to carb you up because of fasting. However, I prefer the no refined sugar lifestyle so bagels are out for me too. Want a low-carb, high protein bar instead?

    That ratio will change drastically by the end of the day – lol

    I had it right! Alanis was on Nickelodeon which to me was a dead giveaway.

  4. Paulie says:

    I love the sugars, refined or otherwise.

    UPDATE: 3 glasses and 3 trips.

    I could lose weight due to walking to the WC.

    I knew Alanis’ age was around 30 because of “You Can’t Do That On Television”. I thought “Kid” Rock was in his late 20s and just looked older thanks to his punk-assed bitch lifestyle. 🙂

  5. Who the hell doesn’t love the sugars?! This is the reason our asses are expanding brother dear. Which is why I’m back on the straight and narrow. Three pounds off so far this week. I am a dedicated, soon to be svelte woman 🙂

    By the way, you are in your 30’s – NOT your 80’s! The WC? Holy hell Paulie!

    …and he is a punk assed bitch!

  6. Well …I, for one, will be having a big mac and super sized fries for lunch …and will enjoy every ounce of it! GUILT FREE!

    Do you think women of the 40’s were worried about their shape …heck no! They were too busy workin’ their curves;)

    Paulie, You can do whatever you set your mind to as long as you keep the end result in front of you. If you are just simply fasting to prove a point I suggest you find stronger motivation. …beside, wtf? Fasting? You still look like a little hottie to me;)

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