Monday, June 23, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Jim Morrison Simulatron

This is a few years old (2001!) but I was thinking of it again today and it's still up on They never seem to update that website. Anyway, have fun with this. My favorite phrase to 'play' on Mr. Mojo Rising is "Eat...Yo-ah...Pork an' Beans."

You can click on the pic above or use the link below.

And you thought this blog was pointless! Ha! In your face!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Nutella, where have you been all my life? Annie and I have just discovered this stuff. It's the most delicious thing you can put on toast, or bake into a croissant, or maybe put in your mouth. We're way behind Europe but well ahead of the rest of Amurika on this one.

I'm going so Euro. Just check out my Euro car, My Euro coffee (french press or espresso on any given day), and now my Euro toast spread. I'm still going to say 'non' to socialism though.

Honda VTEC Explained

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Roid Rage

(It may surprise you to learn this man was using steroids. Look up the story of Greg Valentino sometime. You may have seen the documentary "The Man Whose Arms Exploded" on Discovery Channel. His arms really were that big. This image wasn't Photoshopped.)

I got another steroid injection in my back late last week because my lower back muscles were starting to tighten up and potentially spasm again. I had to stay home from work again. These shots only last for about 2-3 weeks and it had been 3-1/2 weeks and my doc fully expected I would need 2-3 injections. The first round really seemed to help. The muscles relaxed and seemed to be healing. I had some evenings and mornings where things were sore but it was a huge improvement over the weeks and months before that and it really felt like things were healing. I didn't notice any side effects whatsoever.

Today though, I'm noticing something new.

I've been irritable and easily frustrated the past few days. I seem to be in a little bit of a mental fog too. Then this afternoon I felt energetic for no reason and went up the stairs in my office building two at a time and wasn't the least bit tired at the top. This was after an evening spent moving heavy car parts into a storage unit, something I had second thoughts about doing all evening because of my fragile back. I seem to be feeling a little bit aggressive too, like I could snap and throw someone over the counter while waiting in line at Subway if they piss me off.

Sounds like classic roid rage, doesn't it? My doctor mentioned that these side effects were very possible when I got the first injection. Looks like I have enough of it in my system now that it's showing up. I should go dig out the weight set from the basement and see what I can pull off in the next 2 weeks.

But seriously, I'm glad it's working because my fragile lower back muscles, ligaments, and discs are in horrible shape and I desperately need something to get me over the hump and on my way to recovery. I've been languishing and rupturing discs for way too long now.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Red Meat Comic