My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
Sticksting it to teh Man!
Posted February 27, 2004 at 09:21:51 AM by Bean
About 6 months ago, I got a forward that said something along the lines of: "Go to this site and put in your name if you have ever purchased a CD at a retail store, and get $ in a class action settlement." It had something to do with price fixing, and aimed at reimbursting us poor poor consumers that shelled out an unusually large amount of hard earned money for a 12 cent plastic disc. Usually, I would delete this kind of crap right away, but this one looked fairly authentice, so I clicked on the link and filled out the form. In the end, I was convinced that it was real, so I decided to help my friends out and forward the email on to theduck, indycool, and other peeps not on those lists.
I'm not sre how many of you readers out there recieved this from me back so many weeks ao, but I hope you all followed the directions as I did. Yesterday, in the mail, I recieved my portion of the lawsuit settlement in the form of a check for $13.86.
Posted February 20, 2004 at 02:02:12 PM by Bean
Once, in college, I shaved my eyebrows. Everyone told me that they would grow back all bushy-like. They didn't. But in my rush to research the topic of eyebrow hair growth, I discovered that the reason we dont have to get eyebrow-haircuts every few months is that they fall out after the reach a certian length (as opposed to the idea that they just stop growing), and new hairs replace them. Intresting, eh?
In related news: I just pulled an eyebrow hair out of my brow that was approximately 1 inch long.
Houses and Cheese
Posted February 17, 2004 at 03:03:53 PM by Bean
Sold my house! BANG!
Now on to the next item: buying a new one. Trach.
In related news, there are those reading this blog that have heard the story about the worst bathroom experience I ever had. They know that the incident involved Kroger Brand Hot Habanero Pepper Cheese. Now I wont go in to details, because that would be a pretty gross thing to blog a blog about, but I will tell you this: I had some more of it two nights ago.
I summoned up the machismo to down about 1/6 of a 1 pound brick of the stuff. That night, I woke up around 4am with a stomach ache. Fearing the worst, I shut my eyes hoping to "sleep it off". Luck for me, it worked - no ill side effects. Unlucky for you, however, I am going to go ahead and post the original incident report from 18 months ago:
Posted February 11, 2004 at 11:04:34 AM by Bean
This morning, I acheived a milestone.
I've been low-carb'ing it for about 6 weeks now, and losing a little weight here and there. I'd say I was in the high two-teens at the onset. But this morning, for the first time in quite a while (3 years?), I weighed in below 2 bucks. The digital scale read 199.5. I trust the scale to be reasonably accurate based on the fact that it matched the scale at the doctor's office a week earlier when stef compared. Of course, the 199.5 reading was in the early morning, and I was wearing nothign but my tighty-whiteys, but I'm still going to claim victory. Also, based on my m-dot in (not much) versus m-dot out (more than expected) this morning, I'd say I am probably a half pound lighter, still.
200 was a major milestone, and each 5 pounds from here to 185 will warrant a blog update. In the event that I reach 185, I pledge to buy drinks all night for anyone willing to celebrate with me. This celebration, assuming my goal is reached, will be called FatFest.
M1 has inspired me.
I too was a BSB2 resident, and I roomed (most of the year) with JCTMH. My next door neighbor was Koji (of kojiblog fame), and his roommate was Tom. Tom's mom always sent him food... and I'm not talking about just any normal amount of food, but laundry baskets full of Honey Buns, bags and bags of candy, and cases, cartons, and boxes of assorted snack products. This was a blessing, indeed, as well as one of the reasons I grew to be such a fat-ass my freshman year.
I used to go to Tom's room all the time. I'd walk in, and my eyes would light up when I saw the snacks. After asking for some, Tom would assure me that it was okay for me to partake. Eventually, I quit asking. Later, I didn't even care whether Tom was in his room or not, I'd just go in and take what I wanted.
After time, Tom decided that I was taking advantage of the situation, so he started hiding the food. This deterred me for approximately 10 seconds. I would always find his hiding place and chow down. There are only so many places to hide your stash in a 12 x 12 room with concrete walls. Not to be made a fool of, Tom started locking his door. And, unfortunately for me, Tom's door was one of the few on the floor that could not be picked with a credit card. Fortunately for me, however, I had a screwdriver. The next time his door was opened, I took off the knob, lock, etc., so that there was just a hole in his door. From that point on, it was Honey Buns for every meal. I love happy endings!
I tell ya one thing: I love string cheese.
I recently acquired a bag of Sorrento brand Stringsters Trivia String Cheese. Each individually wrapped portion has a trivia question on the outside and an answer on the inside. This results in great fun each and every time I open one up. And on top of all that excitement, the cheese itself is awesome ass wheel! It's very though, very stringy, and has lots of flavor, as opposed to the Borden brand which I tried last week and is neither stringy nor flavorful. I am looking forward to trying more varieties in the coming weeks, thought I definately plan on keeping a backup supply of Stringsters.