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Category: sexism

03/03/06 05:02 - 22ºF - ID#29363

Spot the Man

This picture is in response to the conversation we had in the chat today. Can anyone spot the man is this picture. Here's a hint it's not the guy holding the camera. (e:jason) this is for you:


I'm not sexist but I thought this was kinda funny.

With humor this time, MrDT

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Category: everythings peachy

03/03/06 02:51 - 19ºF - ID#29362

beautiful peeps---the franchise

New user sound for your listening pleasure!!!!

Its coming pretty close to my one year anniversary since I started really working out and dedicating myself to becoming physically fit. I envy you skinny people with fast metabolisms. I can't eat or drink anything without seeing the ramifications on the scale. I recently started a mini-weight loss training session before I go to Florida. I'll probably hit ten-eleven pounds by the time I leave next Saturday, which is good but I'm sick of the work it takes. When I wake up in the morning I have to figure out what I have scheduled for the day and how to fit the gym/six meals in between. I have to eat breakfast, make some food for the day cram it into my little lunch box then when its time I usually eat it cold. Usually, on my way to the gym I go through my routine in my head, do I have enough time; will it take to much time; is it a lite day or a heavy day; how do I feel; set progression; rep progression; how can I raise my intensity; mass movements vs definition; what worked last week/didn't work; should I add more weight, sets or reps. Truth be told its more mentally exhausting than physical, some days. Don't get me feels so good, especially for a guy dealing with a lot of financial stress. My problems don't seem as difficult and my serotonin levels are higher keeping my general disposition out of the gutter.

But some days I ask myself what the fuck do I do it all for? I guess its because I have always been overweight and really want to be the skinny underwear model guy. Last year I was a skinny guy for about 3 weeks but then I had the great idea to bulk up and after four months I was back to my starting weight (included is about 15#'s of new muscle). Alot of it can be blamed on the fact that I'm not working as much and its winter so I'm relatively inactive (skiing is way to expensive). I guess we all have parts of us that we would rather do without but sometimes I hit this threshold and want to throw it all away and let myself go over a burger, fries and milkshake which I occasionally indulged in.

I'm pretty sure the beautiful people have it easier. The ones who can just go to the gym a few days a week and can eat whatever they want. Not only do they add muscle but they never put on a pound. And here I am working my ass off to see some good muscle separation between my shoulders, chest and upper arms. How long does it take....I know a very long time. It really is a slow process especially for guys like me because you can't build muscle when your cutting and actually you lose muscle and when I can't keep the fat off when trying to bulk up. I guess I'm mad at myself for over bulking this winter cause I didn't really know what I was doing. I do now though but 30#s later its too late, time to diet again. Maybe this summer I won't try to cut up and I'll just keep on building then next year I'll have all that mass under a layer of fat and I'll be a good candidate to win the Body for Life and the Men's Health competition. I just don't know right now. Sometimes I beat up on myself mentally because it's taking so long to hit my goals. If nobody wants to work out with me I'll have to get a trainer. Right now I'm feeling the gym burnout so it will be a nice change of pace. Got to keep to do to be more.

I am breathing in some serious paint fumes and my house is completely trashed. I guess my brothers moving back in here. His shit is absolutely fucking everywhere. Tonight when I wake up because I have to take a leak I'm sure to break a fuckin toe on the stuff he has cluttered through the hall. Yeah I can't wait. I'm gonna miss having the whole house to myself. Crankin' the music all hours, living by myself in a clean, serene and peaceful environment. Now I have two people to clean up after. He doesn't even have his essentials here but I'm cleaning up dishes, popcorn everywhere, diet pepsi cans, junk, junk mail. Fuck, fuck, fuck!!!!!!!! I can see it now doing his dishes while I'm rushing to get food for the day ready, picking up towels, throwing out his junk mail cluttering the kitchen table. He's got some kind of hearing problem and can talk really loud which usually wakes me up from a sound slumber. Its like National Lampoons Vacation, I'm Clark and he's cousin Eddy..."Merry Christmas, shitter's full." "Honey have you checked our shitters lately." Dont get me wrong I love him more than any body in the world but sometimes he's a little ignorant of other people and I hate using that word. Reminds me of when MJ was on South Park.

My Hooverphonic cd just went back to one so that means I have been typing too long...Sorry to be so negative but I had to get it out. I hate negativity, unfortunately it brews in me like coffee at Starbucks. Most of the time I have a pretty sunny disposition but right now I'm feelin' the shitty cards I got dealt.

I love you all, MrDT
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Location: Grand Island, NY

Category: night time

03/01/06 03:45 - 24ºF - ID#29361

I Have Exercised the Demon

The night I laid my eyes on you
I felt everything around me move
Got nervous when you looked my way
But you knew all the words to say

And your love slowly moved right in
All this time, oh my love, where you been

Mi amore
Don't you know
My love I want you so
You make my soul complete
Rapture tastes so sweet

I'm mesmerised in every way
You keep me in a state of daze
Your kisses make my skin feel weak
Always melting in your heat

Then I sore like a bird in the wind
Oh I glide like I'm flying through heaven

-Lio, "Rapture"

I'm trying to get these fuckin arm bands off and both have my arm hair sandwich in between. Thank God for sharp sissors.

What a night, I haven't danced like that in atleast two years. Kristen if you could only see me now; remember when you turned me on to this music like ten years ago. I miss watching you dance and have for many, many years. Remember when you would throw a pill in my mouth and I wouldn't even ask what it was. WHether it was a party or your apartment we would tear it up. Just catch the groove and completely get inside the song. It was like being so fucked up and totally becoming the song, letting everthing go while our minds/bodies/spirits/emotions became for a brief moment one. The music just comes over the top of you and your gone, that is the best rush I have ever had.

Or how about when we would skip school and bug out on some mushrooms. Oh well, you gave it up years ago anyway. I finally stopped doing extacy and the rest of it. Some people think I gave it all up for Jesus, like some AL Green shit but really it was because I was tired of being a fuck-up. All the fucking money I spent to get high and look at where I am. It feels so much better to lift weights everyday and not have that paranoia of mood swings, although it would be nice to puff every once and a while but I can't take the chance with all the hair tests these days. I beat a wiz quiz but can I beat a hair test---why take the chance. Once I graduate I got to start making some serious dollars.

They played Lio's - Rapture and Delerium's - Silence with Sarah Mclachlan right as everybody was about to leave (good thing I had the keys). This was the first time I had ever heard these songs on the dance floor. Anybody see what happened to (e:jenks), I think see ditched us and I didn't even get the chance to exchange any words. You missed out on some good times, or did you? Oh well, maybe next time, I'm kind of a quiet guy anyway. (e:ladycroft) what is with you and that camera. It was a great idea to go to that bar...I needed that...brought me back to the days of glowsticks and 28" bell bottom pants(Jenco's) on Thursdays they would have straight night for all the raver punks. AT some points it kind of felt like I was tripping eyes kept on going back and forth and would roll back into me head. I'd do it again have my number!

I'm pumpin some Armin van Buuren---Transparence is the album. Pretty good but its nothing like the bass I just felt. I don't know why I like this shit so much but it is incredibly soulful not like a lot of the music I listen to today. A good techno album will take you through a journey with ups, downs, climaxes and resolutions. Much like a good book. Maybe thats why. I appreciate all good music. I've listened to jazz, oldies, classic, disco, 80's (whatever that was), 90's alternative, rap, hip-hop, metal and love it all. Not sure of some of things that people have been trying to turn me onto these days but I'm always open for suggestions.

Oh shit I forgot I have to pick up food for class tomorrow. Well its really late. Thank you for having me, its been fun.

Once again, with love, MrDT
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Category: killin time

02/28/06 02:51 - 17ºF - ID#29360

Spoonful of Sugar

[size=xl]Why is it so difficult to get up in the morning and fall asleep at night???

I don't drink much caffiene and workout everday. Hmmm...

Well anyway, I changed my user sound so you can listen to it while you make suggestions on how I can sleep like a normal person. I will probably change it every few days for listening enjoyment. Stay tuned kiddies...

With lots of love, MrDT
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Category: song

02/26/06 02:06 - 17ºF - ID#29359

My Life at One Time


Can I change my mind
did I think things through
It was once my life -
it was my life at one time

Got up early, found something's missing
my only name.
No one else sees but I got stuck,
and soon forever came.
Stopped pushing on for just a second,
then nothing's changed.
Who am I this time, where's my name
I guess it crept away.

No one's calling for me at the door.
And unpredictable won't bother anymore.
And silently gets harder to ignore.
Look straight ahead, there's nothing left to see.
What's done is done, this life has got it's hold on me.
Just let it go, what now can never be.

I forgot that I might see,
So many beautiful things.
I forgot that I might need,
to find out what life could bring.

Take this happy ending away, it's all the same.
God won't waste this simplicity on possibility.
Get me up, wake me up, dreams are filling
this trace of blame.
Frozen still I thought I could stop,
now who's gonna wait.

No one's calling for me at the door.
and unpredictable won't bother anymore.
and silently gets harder to ignore.
look straight ahead, there's nothing left to see.
what's done is done, this life has got it's hold on me.
just let it go, what now can never be.

Now what do I do
can I change my mind
did I think things through

It was once my life - it was my life at one time.

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02/25/06 02:10 - 37ºF - ID#29358

Then the fish gets dipped in beer

Just ate my junk food for the week (1/2 chicken finger sub & a piece of pizza) and it was pretty good. Now I feel all bloated and full and probably will for the rest of the day. Sometimes I wonder wy bother but then again its the ability to operate freely and reward myself for a week of solid discipline. Not-to-mention when that Pizza Hut commercial comes on again I won't salivate for hours thinking about greasey food.

Spent another night in the grease factory but this time I got to make pizza, calzones and fish fries. Somebody actually had to show me how to execute the fish fry properly. As if I didn't cook over 400#'s of fish on a Friday when I was in high school. Or how about when I was the chef of one of the casino's restaurants and we served 1100 panko crusted fish fries on Good Friday. Then I start to think about the types of fish I would cook at Mothers. As the poissonuer I would have to take the fish scrape the scales off, skin it and/or remove the head tail,and backbone, remove the pinbones and then portion it. As a sous chef I would have to confer with the chef about what he wanted to do with it then execute sides, crusts, sauces and garnish. What the fuck am I doing??? A close friend tells me to stay with it, pocketing the OTB cash and unemployment until april when it runs out. But I turned down Tsunami for this shit?? Come on dog what were you thinking??? Yeah I did leave Tempo a little burned out wondering if being a chef was a good idea. Wondering if I really had what it takes to be one of the best. I always do this...doubt my abilities.. when the truth is everybody in this city gives me a lot of props and support because I'm very good at what I do. I love going to other chef's restaurants and having them comp my wine or send me a free appetizer just to impress me/make me happy/suck up to me so I put a good word in the community. But this new job is a border line joke. And the job I interviewed for yesterday is run by some idiot with out any vision, talent or ideas about how to run an effective department. I should be interviewing for his job... and all the food comes in 15 pound bags. I think i'd be better off serving hamburgers at Fridays and that probably is where I'll wined up because if a want to be a good manager/owner I need some more front of the house experience. Not to mention the fact that I can continue working on my craft by cooking for my new friends on (e:strip) right???

Oh well, I have an ass load of homework to get done wot this weekend which means I probably won't leave the house until Sunday. Its too cold out anyway for this tropical dude. Maybe I'll go grocery shopping later because my supplies are deleted. I have to observe customer behavior patterns for a marketing paper due Monday evening and what better place to do it than Wegmans. I also have to try to make i to the gym by 6:00 cause it closes at 7:00 and I have to get my shoulders and tri's done.

If Sunday roles around and you don't have anything fun to do I was thinking some of us could get together and head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for some food, fun and drink. They have a new italian and pan-asian place that I want to check out. The place is like Dave & Busters for adults... you put money in and sometimes even more comes out.

Wll anyway I'm wasting away much work so little time. I don't think my humor has come out in this one so next journal I'm gonna bring out the a-game.

With lots of love, MrDT
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02/23/06 01:57 - 36ºF - ID#29357

cardio day

I met a friend at the gym today. If felt really good to be working out with someone because normally i'm all by myself everyday.

She did a really good job for her first time back in the gym. But more importantly she made the commitment and followed through. WAY TO GO GIRL!!! You have no idea how many times people have made a commitment to me and themselves then not showed up. It takes a lot to walk through those gym doors especially for the first time.

But anyway I got to get back to my oatmeal wth splenda, cinnamon and raisins and my egg whites with one whole egg. I think there are toenails in my Quaker Oats. This is the third time I picked something out of my mouth that was inedible. Although, maybe it is an oat that hasn't been fully removed from te endosperm or something. Anybody know what the hell I'm talkin about here???

With Love,

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02/22/06 03:12 - 40ºF - ID#29356

Response to you

This is a copy of a letter I sent to a member in response to an e-mail. Its quite vague and in general just of flow of information off the top of my head that I felt during my finance class:

I was thinking about that arguement all day yesterday, as well. Nobody has ever helped me get to the point that I want for free. Nobody has ever given me any advice, except my cousin who owns all the gyms. Everything I know comes from standard principles found in exercise journals, nutritional books and trial and error(and let me emphasize error). I was in a hurry to get to the gym before school and rushing around, to make 3 meals and pack clothes for the day, I was offended by her response and general attidude. I did not handle the situation properly, nor did I have time to. The other guy on line was telling me that he was eating 1500 calories a day. This is dangerously low and he will not be able to keep thia up for a long time (not to mention the binging that will occur inresponse to ketosis and carb depletion). I should have told this guy to go see his doctor immediately for advice!!! Plain and simple because after 2-3 weeks at this intake he will completely deplete all essential nutrients in his body and it will start attacking him. LIke I said, I was running around my house in frantic and really not my usual calm self.

Ok, now to me, what got me into BFL? The extreme desire to turn my physical life around. I felt it was time to get in shape and I have always wanted to look like a Michaelangelo statue. I just started doing it and the affects were immediate so I kept with it. I set specific goals of what I wanted and set a plan of action to change bad habits replacing them with good. After the first twelve weeks I got a trainer and started really learing the form and function of body building.

I always set new goals and redefine them. I write them down in a journal and look them over whenever I feel discouraged. I take pictures/measurements and compare results. I stay focused and disciplined and I get results!!! Certains times of the year call for different things. Right now I'm in a cutting phase so I watch every calorie going in and every calorie I expend. Over Christmas I was bulking up so I ate about at about 70% of this strictness. I've been a glutton my whole life eating on a whim, abusing drugs, and consuming large amounts of alcohol. This the time of my life where I really have to start again because I value my life and I have to learn how to take better care of myself. I love pizza, ham, bread and butter. They won't get me to my goals... So I eat very limited amounts of it and only on special occasions or celebrations.

I read a few of your stories. You have a shitty past. You have to let it go. You can't do anything about it and stop using it as an excuse. Today is the first day of the rest of your life!!! I was abused physically and mentally my entire life. I didn't have many friends going up not to mention the problems my mother(mental illness) and father(always working/bankrupcy) had. Then my mom split and it crushed me. I could go on and on. Many problems I have stem from the lack of nurturing needed to develop into full adulthood. Now that I have recognized this I have learned to self sooth and don't rely on eating or buying these to make me feel better. I have turned this negative into a positive through self-actualiztion. You are very similiar but I think you need a push. I also have a thyroid problem so don't come at with that (or hyperglycemic). ALot of the people in BFL are a lot worse off that you and I and have suffered greater losses than you and I could ever imagine, such as the loss of children. They worked through adversity and became champions.

THis is why I am such a supporter of the program. While it may be vague on overall nutiritonal and physical information it provides a platform scientifically proven to be VERY effective. By following the system, journalizing it you will learn more about your true level of capabilties and you will be successful if you believe in yourself and follow a plan. Its not just for people who want to lose weight. BFL is also good for people who have weight gaining goals.

I'm totally missing finance right now so I have to go. I'll post this on EStrip. FOr everyone and hopefully next time I get down to this I could include some real information about my history and success on the program.

As the name BFL suggests you will be propelled to build your best self ever for life.

With lots of love, MrDT

OK, there you have it. More to come soon. I forgot to talk about the most important part --- This is not a fad diet but a wat of living!!! WHen I officially try to win the Body for Life Compition again I will post my daily journals and workout logs. I am currently working out everyday but I hit goals so much faster when Utilize the tools prescribed by Bill Philips in his book/program Body For Life.


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02/22/06 01:06 - 28ºF - ID#29355

Advice always helps

I've been thinking about posting a few ways that could help us all become a little healthier this year. although, after this afternoons chat with a few members i wonder if people really care what someone else thinks. i've done a considerable amount of research in the past year reading about nutrition, exercise, athletic conditioning and body building. i'm slowly becoming a health nut but years from now i'll feel so much better than i would had i not become neurotic about wellness.

Last year I joined the fight against obesity so I'm sorry if it feels like I'm preachin' too much about it. My ultimate goal is wellness and I believe in the law of universal recriprocation, meaning my ultimate success is dependent helping others.

I won't hurt you, I just want to help.



With love once again,

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02/21/06 01:24 - 25ºF - ID#29354

City of Blinding Lights

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart day-glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?


And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

---U2, City of Blinding Lights
From How to Dismatle an Atomic Bomb

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