Sunday, February 22, 2009

#3 - Inspire 5 People to Make 101 Blogs

I was getting worried about this one. Admittedly, it is a bit of work to come up with 101 things that you want to accomplish. It is even more work to create a blog and update it regularly every time you accomplish one of those goals. Thanks to Anna, Bryan, Jenny, Liz, and Phoebe.

Your check's are in the mail...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

#45 - Drink 1-2 Gallons of Water Daily

I guess that technically, I would need to complete all 1001 days for this to be considered accomplished. However, this has become such a habit, and a fairly easy one at that, that I consider it checked.

I usually have a gallon down the gullet by the time I go to the gym, and then god knows how much more I drink while I'm there. I still lose 2-4 pounds of water weight on long sparring days though. A little scary.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

#28 - Finally Watch "Full Metal Jacket"

This one has been costing me man points for a long time. And we can't have that, no sir.

Assist goes to Hanley on this one again, who supplied both the house and the netflix. This is appropriate however, because he was the asshole who was giving me the most grief about not ever having seen it.


Good flick, goooood flick. Excellent movie about the Vietnam war and follows a class of guys from Boot Camp through their experiences in 'Nam. Also finally found out where the "Me love you long time, Gi" thing came from. It was an educational evening, and was a particularly good night cap to a day that included my car being broken down on the side of the road in the pouring rain. The Martin Schatz bell curve average finished the day on a high.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

#26 - Attend a Major Boxing Event Live

One of my best friends from High School works at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Thanks to her, and her generous hook up with tickets this last weekend, I was able to scratch #26 off the list. Thanks Ari!


The main event was between Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1) and Jorge Arce (51-4-1) for the WBA/IBF and WBC Super Flyweight championships. The undercard was decent, but the majority of fans didn't show up until the regular Showtime broadcast. The arena wasn't sold out, but the place was still fairly packed, and the Armenian vs Mexican rivalries in the stands kept it exciting.


Darchinyan is one of the pound for pound heaviest punchers in the sport, and Arce was unable to get going. The fight was stopped between the 11th and 12th rounds, as Arce's corner stopped their fighter from taking more punishment. There was then the obligatory race riot in the cheap seats. I had no idea there were that many Armenians in Southern California.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

#29 Complete - Get my DVD Burner to Work

This one is important. It may not seem like it, but it is. I need a DVD burner (that works) because I buy and trade DVD's of boxing fights. I first bought the type of external DVD that hooks up to your computer. There is software to be downloaded, and it reads the DVD on your computer and then burns it to the blank CD. The one I bought didn't do that. It did freeze my computer time and again, screw up programs that I use, and make me seriously consider taking a baseball bat to it. "Office Space" style.

I never did get it to work. So I returned it, and bought the amazing new toy below. The Norazzo DVD Recorder is beyond awesome. You plug it in, turn it on, and load the new and old DVD. It starts automatically, without the use of a computer, and spits out a perfect copy within 10-15 minutes. I love it so very, very much.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

#65 Complete - Hang out with an English Bulldog

And what a bulldog it was. These are the funniest looking animals on the planet. Slow, happy and mildly retarded, I can't help but crack up whenever I see one. This beast was hanging out on West Portal Ave. outside the Joxer Daly bar. He had to be 70-80 pounds, with at least half of that in his head. His name is "Knuckles." He was getting all sorts of attention by anyone who passed by, and he was digging it.

Anytime someone would come over to say hello, he would roll over on his stomach to allow easy access for a tummy rub. I considered stealing him.




Sunday, February 1, 2009

Failed Attempt Numero Uno = #25: Run a mile in less than 5 Minutes

My first attempt this year to break the 5 minute mile mark. Broken into laps, I need to maintain 75 seconds per. The first lap was 76 seconds and it felt FAST. Steadily went downhill from there, and finished at 5:23. Finished strong at the end, so I may have conserved just a little too much, but I would not have been able to shave more than 5-10 seconds off my time, I don't think. I'll give it another go in a few weeks.