Finally a weekend to get some in. I managed to check in two at the house and then took the girls to see Captain America.
Here is a rundown -
Insidious - I heard from quite a few people that this was the scariest movie they had ever seen. My guess is that these people sit around watching Elmo and Dora most of the time. It's basically a cross between Poltergeist and The Exorcist, but without the scariness. It became even less scary when Darth Maul finally made an appearance and the overly tanned woman from There's Something About Mary showed up to whip his ass. This movie sucked, and I laughed.
13 Assassins - This movie was the opposite of Insidious. Meaning, it kicked ass and was awesome. I heard so much good stuff about this flick I bought it without having seen it yet. And I was not disappointed. If you are too shallow for sub titled movies, don't watch it. Otherwise, it's a smart action guys movie.
Captain America - I took the family to see Cap. I enjoyed the movie and it was well done in all aspects. However there was something left slightly wanting in it. Can't put my finger on it. Without giving too much away, I felt like the character development wasn't done as well as it could have been. It started strong but then I felt like I never got to really know the Cap. Chris Evan's became a little more rigid and sterile after he left the 90 pound weaklings body. I'd put it a few notches below Thor, which I really liked a lot.
Training wise I am finally feeling normal again. The week after the meet you feel like you've been brutalized by Seabass in that rest stop bathroom. Glad to get some of the kinks worked out and feeling good again. I am also doing conditioning and cardio like a madman right now, and that feels awesome. I am going to take my weight back down to around 240 pounds. I feel good at that weight. That's a good "fighting weight" for me. And yes I will be starting the shake diet soon to accomplish this. It's only about 15 pounds from here so 6 weeks is about perfect.
Don't you love it when you're going to leave work in like 5 minutes and someone pops up to talk to you about work shit, and you know it's going to evolve into a long conversation that you can't get out of? Fuck me running backwards, I hate that.
Well I've been waiting on the shoe to drop with high blood pressure and here it is. No it's not what you think it's from, my mother and grandfather both had it. My grandfather died of a stroke and my mother has had hypertension since her 30's. I have managed to get around it but the last few months it's been creeping up and now I'm sometimes getting readings of shit like 165/110. Before I get on Rx meds I'm going to drop more weight, clean up as much sodium from my diet as possible, and add in some herbs that have been shown to help and some CoQ10.
So the last many months have been incredibly difficult at times personally. Anyone who has read here for a while knows I have dealt with some "friends" who turned out to be back handed and two faced. I'm an incredibly honest person and the truth is that sets you up to be deceived. Because you expect honesty from other people they same way you are giving it. As I have cut those people out I have concentrate my time more on other things and other people, and what a change. My fight instructor who blew out both knees, I've been helping him out a lot and he's incredibly appreciate of it. Sometimes it's just about redirecting your energy and focus to wash away the negative bullshit in your life and find positive things. One thing I have found is that surrounding yourself with other confident people is a big plus because generally they don't come with the insecurities and hang ups that dipshits and insecure/jealous people do. Insecure and jealous people do nothing but bring negativity and drama because they always need someone to make them "feel" better in some way. I can do that for my kids, but I don't feel like raising an adult. Stuffs getting better. Stuffs gettin better everyday.
Short and sweet this week.