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Online accountability partners..

So it occurred to me today that perhaps i should voice some of my intentions on here (nothing too drastic just books i intend to read or events i intend to attend etc.) This would mean that if (and when) i return the book to the library two months later with the first chapter barely read or i sit on the sofa and skip the lecture, you guys can call me out.

I hope this may also lead to discussions and recommendations. And if anyone out there would like me to keep an eye on any of there intentions coming to fruition, i will be glad to check in on you, unexpectedly and with damning criticism in the event of failure.



Get it together!

So i look and see that 6 months ago i considered coming back to blog. Well now for the past couple of days i thought ok this is it – but i dont like my blog name, i am not sure about the way it looks bla di bla. Today i decided that is all just a distraction from the actual dicipline and hopeful enjoyment of blogging. SO i am just going to get back to it. Its really for me, my mind, and some kind of creative outlet. But i like people and if any happen to come by and make some comments, well that would be just fine.


Too Long..

I know i am extremely erratic with this blogging melarky. I am feeling a wave inspiration or perhaps just a small inkling to come back and get this thing rolling a little more often. So this is just a note of intent.


Bigger Stronger Faster

So last night i went to see a documentary called Bigger Stronger Faster which is based around the story of three brothers struggle with steroids to become like their great American heroes. This is one of the best if not the best documentary i have seen. The reason i found it to be so successful was it was firstly not even a topic i was that passionate about but yet all the way through i was interested, questioning and becoming internally motivated about some of the issues. It is shot in a very clean, classic documentary style, there is no film trickery or wizardry to make me enjoy it; visually it was as a documentary should be: simple and real so as not to distract or compete with the story.

For me the most interesting elements was the social commentary on society’s image of the body and how it has changed, it is also always interesting to compare almost any drug issue that becomes prominent with the legal drugs like smoking and alcohol. There is always a phenomenal amount of death and destruction revolving around those and it is almost hard to compare or care what the steroid users are doing. I think at one point the mentioned that more people got to the emergency room for vitamin C then for steroids. So again a clear sign that we are easily riled up about issues that the media tells us to be. Of course the real broad emotional tug here was not the medical danger but the unfair advantage gained by taking steroids. The arguments come from all sides and it proves to be a incredibly well rounded and constantly interesting and surprising film. We were the only two people in the theater which was fun but also sad that really great film was being ignored and there were probably still hoards of folks watching Indiana Jones being massacred and squeezed dry. So if your looking for a good flick this week head to green hills to see this!

check out the film @ Bigger Stronger Faster the movie

Guns don’t kill people…

Men with Mustaches do! So as i was unable to attend the Mustache May festivities this year (for those of you who do not know about the gang of facial hair growing fellers who take part in odd periods of specific hair growth competitions look here and here ) Now your up to date i shall continue… I have decided for reasons which are three fold that i should take part in my only little Mus-tash June My reasons being:

1. My wife told me i “was not allowed” to take part in May due to my going to England for most of it and she did not want all my holiday pics to have a silly mustache in them. This is a fair point as she already put up with all my first picture with our new baby boy Kairo. However my being a typical man got hung up on the original “your not allowed” and ignoring all the good and frankly correct reasoning behind it this is my subconscious yet now very conscious attempt at rebelling and wearing the pants. I am deluded i know.

2. I am becoming a keen bowler and it is quite obvious that all great bowlers have mustaches. This leads me to believe that there is some kind of pin exploding power in the mustache! I will be sure to update you all with my ever increasing high score the bigger this lip hair becomes

3. Thirdly i guess i just have never had a mustache and i like to try things out. Lets see how this goes shall we..