Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's WAY Too Hot Outside to do Anything but Blog

Wow. It's in the triple digits in June. Yikes. I am not going to talk about meteorology, but it's hot. Just so you know.

9. 9 freaking puppies. That is a big litter. I know there are people out there who would chastise me for not getting the bitch spayed, but they don't have to work out of my wallet, and oh well. Now there are 9 fabulous little mutts for my friends to have.

Here are some pictures:

Puppies are fun, but they are a big workload.

All the actual writing I have been saving up is just going to get pushed to later.

Check out for some good music! NINE BULLETS

Check out this article from the Fitness Spotlight on Real vs. Fake Foods

Then be sure to friend Mike Fout & the Barons on Myspace.

Monday, June 15, 2009

MacGyver Chef: Breakfast Edition

Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Mondays are usually the opposite of bad days for my lovely wife and I. It's generally the day we both have off together, and can sleep in and have a nice breakfast. I was never a big breakfast guy until I started dating her. She's a morning person, and a barrista, so her life has revolved around breakfast for some time now. I m by nature a creature of the night, and had always been a light morning eater... She has since then cemented my caffeine addiction/ appreciation in place, and i now enjoy a good three egg breakfast.

With the stock in our kitchen running low, it gets difficult sometimes to make a gourmet meal for two. With a good grasp on easy dishes, it becomes easy to throw something together in a flash you both can enjoy. Today's breakfast is a variation for us from our normal scrambled eggs and sausage, or our poached eggs and avocado (mostly because i didn't want to stink up the kitchen, and because we didn't have any avocado). Its a simple dish anyone can do at home in 20 minutes that will carry you through the day, and is completely Primal/Paleo/Low carb. I use a cast iron skillet because it transfers perfectly into the oven, and it has a great shape and browns the eggs nicely on the bottom.

What you'll need:
6 eggs
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of fresh Mushrooms, sliced (Baby Bellas are my favorite)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of butter (NO MARGARINE!!!)
2 tablespoons of half and half or full cream
salt and pepper to taste
dash of cayenne pepper
MF's secret ingredient (click Here)
1/4 cup White Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Combine the the eggs and cream in a bowl and whisk until blended. In an oven safe skillet, saute the onion in the olive oil and butter until soft. Add the sliced mushrooms, some salt, and the secret ingredient. Saute until Mushrooms are cooked through. Pour the eggs over the delicious fungi and reduce heat to medium. Be sure not to scramble the eggs, but let it sit up on its own. When the eggs are almost cooked all the way through, cover in shredded white cheddar. Place the pan in the middle rack of a 375 degree oven, and bake until the cheese forms a golden crust on top. Remove from the oven and serve in slices. Enjoy with a strong cup of coffee. MMMMMM...

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Battle Begineth Again

I am health conscious. By conscious, I mean I am aware of my current condition, and not necessarily that I am where I want to be in terms of fitness, bodyfat, etc. I am aware I am not 7% bodyfat, and able to run a 6 minute mile without collapsing. I am aware that the beer I have been consuming the last couple of months has degraded my performance to pre-Crossfit levels. I know that I have not been eating as healthy as I prefer in the last few months. I know I want to change all that again.

There are a million and a half excuses for me not being where I want to be, but I don't need to list them. Life has a way of getting in the way of your goals sometimes, and I tend to lose motivation when not in a regular routine. My life has been out of the routine for various important reasons the last few months, and I am working on getting back into one. I just need a warm-up period instead of jumping ass over face into the deep end without water. If I were to try to jump into crossfit programming again now, I would knowingly injure myself, just as a recovering heroin addict overdoses after a stint in rehab. I would take too much too much. I know this because it is in my Macho type A retarded maleness. I am manging the risk by starting out slow. It Sucks. I want to breath fire, and spit brimstone.

I decided last night to forgo my usual post-flight beer in lieu of a workout. This isn't in a normal pattern, but i am fighting through it. The workout was as follows:

Single-under speed rope/ speed skip -- One minute
50 airsquats
25 push-ups
Samson Stretch X3

note: I opted to not include squats in my workout do to the giant cramps induced by the 50 in the warmup. I am out of shape, and it made me angry.

50 Double Unders
50 Push-ups
25 Double Unders
25 Push-ups
15 Double Unders
15 Push-ups
10 Double Unders
10 Push-ups

Sorta for time... Meaning: I didn't want to see how much of a fat lazy drunk piece of monkey dung i had become.

Chair Bridge hold for as long as possible -- ended up being almost 2 minutes or so. There again, no timer.

This shit knocked me down, and it was almost a warm-up for where I was 2 months ago. I was disappointed, but it felt good to get my heart beating like a Slipknot drum part again. I have a plan for this evening as well. I need to work in some time for some serious stretching as well. The plan for this evening is STRESS RELIEF. I'm talking some heavy as yo' momma deadlifts! I want to go pick up a Volkswagen!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Welcome. First Official Blog Post.

Welcome to My blog. I will be posting rants, raves, craves, recipes, stories, music reviews, things I detest, things, that i love, musings on the meaning of life, and basically passing on what my brain has to offer unto you my audience.

The inspiration for my writing with this post is actually about the Disney Pixar movie UP. My wife and I decided to go see the 3D version at the local mega-theater complex (which I HATE). I normally cringe when going to movies, but I knew a 3D approach would be fun, and it would put a smile on my lovely lady's face, so we went. We fought the afternoon traffic, we nearly blistered in the Florida afternoon heat, and my blood pressure was probably up quite a bit when we got there. I hate that we have to spend $30 for two people to see a matinee now. It got me thinking about how expensive its going to be to take kids to movies when we have them, and when they are old enough to go. At this rate the price of a family outing to the theatres will be the same price as a car payment in the next decade. How is a young family supposeed to cope with the rising cost of entertainment? Sometimes its enough to ant to go back to a time of whitling wood into musical instruments and telling stories by the fire while your momma sings out of the family hymnal on a Saturday Night. Daddy could be a'pickin on his banjo while Ma tends to the fire.

Peace. Boring Peace.

So on to the Movie. You can go to the official site HERE. I really enjoyed this movie. If you want a great date night for a couple who is serious about one another, or for your wife of 30 years, this is definitely a must see. Its beautiful for children and adults alike. The story is heartbreakingly touching, but its very humorous and comical all the way through. I give it a big stamp of approval.

I don't want to go too far into the story because the first 20 minutes of the film give you the back story and the heart of the story. It all comes down to a Man loving his wife, and his home being a symbol of that love, won't ever give it up for anything. When put under the confrontation of being forced to move into a retirement home so a corporate high-rise can be built over his old house, he fills thousand of balloons with helium, and ties then to his fireplace. He lifts off and floats away on an adventure he had promised his wife they would make one day together, only to find things were more difficult than he thought when a young stow-away goes along for the ride. Add a few talking dogs, a big colorful bird, and a crazy old Bad Guy, and you have a great story. No Spoilers from me!

The thing that got me about the story was the lifelong devotion to his wife. I am recently married, and it made me think about how life pans out. People make big plans, but something always has a way of sneaking in front on the priority list. I have so many places I want go, and so many experiences i haven't had yet, but I can never seem to make the plans fall into place to make it happen. I have been on a few really great adventures throughout my military career, and from traveling on my own, but it never ends, and it will never be enough. I know the responsibility I have to my wife, and the eventual family we will create. It isn't just me in this adventure anymore. I hope I can find a way to bring her, our future children, and whoever else into the mix without screwing up. I just want to do this right.

I love you Baby.