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17 Day Diet

Well after getting out of the Marine Corps I might have gained a little weight (40 pounds or so) so it finally became time to start a diet and try and get myself back in shape to some extent now that I am in the normal world. I decided to try out the 17 day diet with some help from my wife and am going to be updating as time goes on with my daily weights (done in the morning) and my overall happiness or anger with the program.

I am currently only on day 3 so not a whole lot has been going on other than being hungry and a little grumpy. I might even try and quit smoking while I am doing this but we will see.

Day 1 weight: 220.4
Day 2 weight: 219.2
Day 3 weight: 218.2
Day 4 weight: 214.6 (Cheated a little bit today since we went to the beach and I ended up having subway)
Day 5 weight: 215.2 (Apparently my cheating yesterday hurt me a little bit. On a gross side note I have yet to go #2 since starting this diet)
Day 6 weight: 214.8
Day 7 weight: 214.6
Day 8 weight: 215.8 (Cheated and had pizza the night before)
Day 9 weight: 212.8

America!!

Well America I am sad inside for what we have become. I am not saying that the country is in anyway wrong or bad but we need to really deal with the issues that we have. We are a country built purely on the drive for personal freedom. Built on the backs of the brave and the bodies of the unlucky. We have until recently fought for what we felt was right whether it made sense or not. We took what we wanted and needed and we worked so hard as individuals it made it easy for the country to prosper and become a super power. What are we now? We have some how turned into a country hated by pretty much everyone for being a bully but when ever someone needs something who do they call and ask for help? Hmm it seems that it is us. How are we a super power if we can’t even take care of ourselves? What has happened to the individuals drive to work hard and prosper? Why is it now a requirement to have a degree that makes us “to good” to do honest work? For some reason I feel ashamed knowing that if the people from past generations saw us they would laugh and kick our ass. As a Marine you are held to a higher standard one that you have to hold up because of what the people before us have gone through and accomplished. What the fuck has happened to that aspect of the world. If the Marines from WWII came across us now they would kick our asses for being spoiled and lazy. Hell if the Spanish showed up on our shores they would make use their bitches. Why do we think we are so amazing and good now? Do we feel bad about the things we have done? Do we pity other people because we have it better? If we keep thinking like this pretty soon someone will take it from us. I am pretty sure if those poor little Ethiopians that need our help so bad had a boat and some small pox infested blankets they wouldn’t think twice about taking every square inch of our country. What the hell is wrong with us lets look at ourselves and stop being the little whiny kids that we have become. Let’s remember where we have come from and how we got where we are.

People Who Suck at Their Jobs!

Well I had been doing pretty good with my outlook on humanity. That is until I did one of the things that I enjoy the most and that is work on my car. It has been a long time and it is and was in need of more than a little love and fixing. The main issue that I have come across so far in this process is the fact that the passenger window broke about 6 months ago so I just rolled it up all the way and then proceeded to use two tape wedges to make sure it didn’t come down. Well after doing some research I found out that most likely it was just the guides for the window cables which I found out was pretty common on my year and model. I followed this up with a little research on the process of taking the door apart and then also replacing and putting everything back. No big deal looks straight forward nice and easy. Hell the cost of the kit to fix it from the dealership wasnt even that bad. This was looking up and I was feeling pretty good about the whole thing. I should have paid more attention to the things people say and remember things better. I get the door apart and start to look at everything as I am getting it completely separated. Hmmm it seems to be coming apart a little easier than it probably should be but whatever no big deal that is until I get it completely apart and realize that the reason my window stopped working is because someone at some time decided that they needed to fix what I was about to but in their epic awesomeness they ghetto rigged the hell out of it and also destroyed more than they could have possibly fixed. So time to start calling parts stores since the gears for the window motor are completely destroyed and seem to be covered in what I can guess is a combination of superglue grease and melted plastic. Well after calling around I finally found a reasonably priced part but I have to wait for almost a week but as it turns out that is as fast as any of the parts stores could get it to me so whatever no big deal I will just put the new guides back in and put everything together minus the inner door lining and the motor nice and simple right? That is until it finally dawns on me after about 4 1/2 hours of finagling with the cables and guides and every little adjustment and change I could. Those jackasses at the VW dealership couldn’t figure out that a GTI is different than a four door Golf. Holy shit batman the people that are trying to sell me on a car can’t even tell the difference when they are looking at a fucking computer that spells it out. “You see how you pick the year and then it asks you which model it is? Yea you see Golf now right under that is Golf GTI pick the one I fucking told you. Oh you need to know the engine for my car for the window guides okay I have a 1.8t it is the AWD engine code. No it is not a turbo diesel it is the 20v 1.8L turbo gas engine that VW has been putting in cars for a long ass time now. Yes Yes I did see that horrible thing that you people are now trying to sell as an R line car. No I don’t give a shit about it right now order the right goddamn part.” Okay now that I look back I should have known that 1st LT DipShit would be completely unable to order the right part. So after about 40 minutes of measuring and using basic logic I have constructed one fully functional set of guides and everything short of the motor that has no teeth left on its gears. No big deal though they already ordered the part. “Fuck he asked me if it was a Diesel too.”

HMMM

Okay so this is just a random post of me babbling on about things that have been annoying the shit out of me lately. My main thing is the fact that people are rather annoying about discussing things but they have no actual knowledge on the subject being discussed or any ability to defend their point. Another issue I have been having is the fact that people manipulate statistics to provide whatever they want. This has been coming up a lot lately with the different things going on with the military. The whole Don’t ask don’t tell thing is getting super annoying. Guess what is it really so hard to just ask the people in the military what they think about the situation? I am all for freedom of speech but some random ass person that dislikes the concept of the military has no place trying to mandate what is acceptable or not in the military. I am just really tired of people that have done nothing in their life thinking that they get to tell other people what to do or deal with just because this is America.

Android Roms and Kernals

Okay so for the past few weeks I have been running Chevyno1’s Simply stunning 4.7 and his LV 1.0Ghz kernal and my phone has been running extremely well. So of course now I feel like I should explore and try some different Rom’s and Kernals to see if I can squeeze a little bit more out of my phone. So the plan is that tomorrow I will try and load up some different Rom’s and kernals and see if I can get some more performance or battery life out of it honestly I will probably end up rolling back to Chevy’s stuff but I figure I would try out some stuff and then write up some critiques and reviews of them. So stay tuned if you are interested otherwise ignore me and my little posts.

Android page

I just created a new page that consolidates all of the files that I am currently creating and will be creating for the Android operating system feel free to stop by look and download or request anything that you are interested in. I am hoping to start making a lot more of not only boot animations but also live wallpapers so feel free to ask.

Android isĀ Amazing

If you have read any of the other Android related posts I have made you would know that I have a Motorola Droid and have been loving it since I got it and was super excited about the FROYO Android 2.2 update when it came out. Well in current technology news in my world I finally caved and rooted my phone so I can run different kernals to try and make my phone as happy as possible and run as fast as possible. At least that is how today started I have spent the better part of the last 12 hours playing with my phone the rooting process I utilized took me less than 30 minutes I would thank all of the people that were involved in the posts I used but there were just way to many so I am going to say thank you to Androidforums for all the help everyone there is awesome. They all do an outstanding job of writing up walk-throughs and explaining the process that you are trying to go through. After I was done with the actual rooting I started just playing with little things using the original FROYO it worked extremely well for me when I was running a “chevyno1” 1.0Ghz LV kernal the phone was considerably more responsive and extremely fun to use and play with. This quickly led me to starting to look in the marketplace for things to help me play with and customize my phone even more which led me to trying out some different boot screen animations which quickly led me to running a different ROM I also went with “chevyno1” with this at the moment I am currently working through the different kernals to match up the best one for me and this ROM. I will be posting some more information off and on through the evening the only downside for me personally is the fact that I was about to make a post for the Game Alchemy because I had just beaten it on my phone and some how today I ended up losing it so I have to start over on it.