You’ve undoubtedly heard about the Food Pyramid; the cute pyramid that is supposed to show you what types of food to eat and how much of each proportionally to the other groups. This isn’t a new thing, but the way the United States has messed up the pyramid, and this is the key to understanding the obesity problem that is running rampant in the States.

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I am a big guy. I’m not tall by any means, but I am husky. I didn’t use to be. The largest I got during early, pre-30s life was about 220 pounds when I was living in Florida. This was in 2000, and the weight-loss craze that was sweeping the nation at that time was xenadrine with ephedra and mah wong. This seemingly amazing supplement was advertised to drop weight extremely fast without the need of exercise or diet modification, and I must say, it worked amazingly! I went from 220 points to 180 points in 2 months!

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I’m currently rebuilding the website. This post will (hopefully) remain at the top while I work on rebuilding efforts. I’m reloading the data from multiple locations to here. There’s going to be some major gaps in the data due to hiatus and laziness, but I’m hoping to get everything back eventually.

I’ve been reading through all of my old posts as I migrate them over to this website. They are so cringy. I’ve never been a good blogger by any means, but these early posts (circa 2005) are horrible! I’m older, wiser, and my English is greatly improved.

My goodness, has it been a while since I wrote in this thing. Well, other than the fact that it’s been over a week since I wrote, nothing really has happened. My parents have gotten into the television show Lost, so we have been watching season 1 since the beginning to catch ourselves up with the show. It is kinda a creepy show with an awesome story…. I am excited to see what the next season holds.

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Today, I fed-ex-ed my wife’s computer to Utah. She wants her own PC rather than using the common PC in the house. I thought I would Check it on the airline, but I called them and they told me not to because they don’t insure electronics. If something happened to it, it wouldn’t be covered. So I called UPS and their price quote for 2 day delivery was $180. hahaha … 😐 So then I called Fedex – two day delivery – $15.44. I think I got my answer. I also got some plane tickets from my cousin for flying on United. I’ll be flying the friendly skies to Utah tomorrow evening. I am also a volunteer for http://dungeonsiege2.gameamp.com. I write quest details for the game for the website. Sweet game. That’s about all I gots for ya tonight.

Alright, I admit – I am a junky. I haven’t been posting because I have been working on one computer while playing Dungeon Siege II on the other. I am about 1/3 the way through the story, though it hasn’t been the easiest game to play. I have been killed several times. Let me give you a rundown of what my weekend looked like:

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New Day, No new dollars. Heh! So, I got a copy of Dungeon Siege II today. I’ll hopefully be loading it on my computer tonight and carrying on through the weekend to play the game and then write my review. It should be fun. My computer is giving my fits. I am trying to switch my partitions over from ReiserFS partitions to EXT3, however the computer keeps hanging. I think its because the ReiserFS partitions are on one raid controller and the Ext3 partition I am copying to is on another raid controller, SO i am going to move some hard drives around inside my computer this evening. A lot of work to get a working computer to work better. Linux is wonderful, especially Fedora Core. I use Fedora Core 3 because it comes with kernel 2.6.9. Fedora Core 4 is nice, but the kernel version doesn’t come with several procedures needed for VMWare. I have run all updates using Dag-Apt, so I have all the latest and greatest packages. I have KDE 3.4 which is the prize of my OS. I love KDE.

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Today started out as any other day. We worked. I got to work late because I needed my sleep. A 9 hour drive really takes it out of you. I dunno why but it does. I got there about 8 or so. Well, I built a removal tool for Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6 at work because we received a notam (air force mandate) to upgrade all versions of Adobe Reader to 7.0.3. Thursday last week, I created my own network install package of Adobe reader 7.0.3 and pushed it to the building with a removal tool I also created. Well, my removal tool removed reader 6.0 alright, as well as common files needed by Acrobat Pro full version. So, I inadvertantly crippled about 25% of the building. Today I spent my time cleaning up the mess I made (which isn’t quite cleaned as of yet). so that was the day.

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I have been out this past weekend, and nothing exciting or out of the ordinary happened either, so you didn’t miss much. Friday, Emery and I left at about 8am on our way to return the child to utah. She watched a plethora of movies whilst I drove the 10 hour drive. ugh. and since gas prices have jumped to $3 a gallon, it cost me nearly $100 in gas and foodstuffs to get there. sheesh, you’d think I was a millionnaire or something.

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It’s another day – and since I didn’t send this yesterday, I missed another day. I thought I would be able to do this every day, but I guess I can’t. Today is Friday (as it says at the top of this entry) and we left my mother’s at about 8:30 and drove all day. We stopped in Cheyenne to get refreshments and gasoline (at $3 a gallon – sheesh) and continued on our way. I bought Emery lunch at the McDonald’s – she got a 10 piece nugget that she ate gone, and then finished half of my 10 piece. She was a little piglet today. She had 15 nuggets, an entire bag of Oreos, half a box of chicken in a biscuit and 50 oz of Propel fitness water. Yeah, we stopped every hour to pee.

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