Archive for May, 2009

The road home

May 31, 2009

I’m cutting weight for the first time, to compete for the first time…I’ve gotten all kinds of crazy advice from wrestlers and powerlifters about cutting 10-12 lbs in the last few days, but I’m trying to take a more moderate  approach…Eat smarter, train more, run to break a sweat every day, etc etc. So far so good, but i’ve still got 15lbs to go

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Tokoro, Hideo

May 26, 2009

“More subs than the U.S. Navy”
Triangles, flying triangles, triangle to armbar transitions.

I had the privilege of seeing Tokoro fight at the Coliseum a couple years ago. Always brings crazy submissions.

Vibe

May 23, 2009

Vibe  is my favorite music/gossip mag. They do a good job of giving press to a lot of artists that you would otherwise not know or forget about, and they stay up on current events too. This month  I was really impressed with their summer fashion layout. The women were actually hot. Shorter and not as skinny as you’d expect, and the guys? Lean and muscular. GH gut and bolt-on boobs are so 2008.

Binary!

May 18, 2009

me: a 1 in the binary system?
Nick: haha
somebody at work was mentioning as thats the new system
base 10 is over
hit it or not
me: dude i’ve been spreading the gospel since high school

You’re my shiny lunchbox

May 18, 2009

I saw some ladies riding single speed bikes today in traffic, and instantly was impressed. Definitely a cut above seeing a beautiful women in a nice car. I’m a sucker for a polo shirt and a lil rebellion.

Funky music, slick dj’s, smoke machine, lazer rays…

May 15, 2009

Couldn’t wait for this week to be over. Tomorrow is my day off and an anniversary off sorts.
On tap…spring cleaning, paying bills, and some quality time at the gym.

Shooto!

May 9, 2009

Shooto is proof that Japan is MMA incarnate.
Gomi, Sato, Fuji, Ishida: All on one card and for probably
next to nothing this Saturday. Even I didn’t realize
that Shooto was responsible for fostering so much talent.

Only Ishida and Fuji are on their way up. If Fuji was 5 yrs younger and could get decent fights at her natural weight class I think she’d be a big deal stateside. Same thing for Hisae Watanabe if she wasn’t retired. Watanabe’s probably one in 100 million in terms of natural punching power.  It’s not right that someone that small should have 1punch KO power.

Not TKO, not stun them and then hit them a few times. Literally highlight reel, convulsion inducing dynamite in her hands. Just ask  Satoko Shinashi or Strawberry.

Gimme More!

May 5, 2009

I watched a guy in a Britney Spears 2002 concert tee warm up thinking to myself ‘Yea he looks like he might actually be kind of strong, but why’s he wearing that shirt? This is a refinery, even the dikes don’t wear Britney t-shirts’

 Then he took a handoff and doubled up at 275.  Easily the highlight of my day.