Wednesday, May 30, 2007

100 Hits and Counting

For the first time in my blog's one year history, it has received over 100 Hits today. From Statcounter, as of 10:15PM today, my blog has 168 page loads and 119 unique visitors. So, what is the big event that triggered this? Today, is Rebecca Hower's last day on KDKA TV. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette originally reported this on March 6, 2007, and I added a post to my blog about this sad news the same day. Early this morning, I started receiving a number of hits from people Google'ing for info on Rebecca Hower. I have a feeling the news of her leaving was broadcast on the early AM newscast this morning. I am flattered to have received all the hits to my blog, but saddened that it was news that Rebecca Hower is leaving KDKA TV. She was liked by both female and male viewers. She was attractive, intelligent, professional, respected, and very personable. She was my favorite local female TV newscaster. I do not understand the fascination that a lot of male viewers had for Julie Bologna, Rececca Hower is so much more attractive, both outside and inside.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

24 Season 6 Finale

What did you think of the Season Finale of 24 this year? I thought it was good and bad at the same time. On the plus side, most of the major characters have a happy ending. Chloe and Morris are going to have a baby, Bill and Karen get to retire peacefully without prosecution, etc. Except for Jack, who is left without Audrey, and seems to be cursed to be a CTU agent forever with no chance of ever having a meaningful relationship. On the bad side, there was really no cliffhanger to set up Season 7. Some critics say this season was not as good as previous years. Maybe it has not been, but 24 is still my favorite 24 show, with CSI (the original) a close second.

Weekly Workout Rewind - 5/13/2007

Last week I completed 4 cardio sessions and 4 weightlifting sessions. I missed working out one bodypart, my biceps. I also mowed the lawn once. My bodyweight dropped really low at the end of April, so I have been increasing my carbohydrate intake slowly to gain some weight back. I have gained my weight back, but my percent bodyfat has increased slightly and my water percentage has decreased slightly. I will have to watch my carb intake carefully.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Gardens By Grace

A personal friend of mine for almost 20 years has her own Internet business, Gardens By Grace. Her business sells teas and herbs to both individuals and businesses. Check it out.

Annual Pirates Game

Last night, I got together with two of my alumni buddies from Pitt for our annual Pirates game. We usually go in September, but Jim decided a few months ago to go last night for the Pie Traynor Coin Promotion. The weather was very warm, so it felt like September, but it was a little windy. The Pirates were their usual selves after 14 years, losing the game. On a positive note, the female Pirates fans were looking very cute in their summer attire, so it was a good night for watching the ladies.

On a sad note, I learned that Jim's father passed away on 5/4/2007. Jim's father was a big baseball fan, so it was a funny feeling attending this game. Jim usually picked a game based on the promotional give away, and the trinket always went to his father. This post is dedicated to Jim's father.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Weekly Workout Rewind - 5/6/2007

Last week, I had to go out of town to attend a training class. The class was officially verified on the Friday before, so I did not have a lot of advance notice. I made the best of it and chose a hotel that had an exercise room. I narrowed the hotel choice to two, and chose the hotel that had better pics on their website.

I managed two weightlifting workouts and two cardio sessions. Not bad for one week on the road. I also spent Saturday mowing the lawn and washing my car. It was an OK week, not spectacular, but OK.

Weekly Workout Rewind - 4/29/2007

Shame on me. I did not keep good records during this week, so I have no idea if it was a good or unproductive week. I only marked down mowing the lawn one day, one leg workout, and one cardio session.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Weekly Workout Rewind - 4/22/2007

I had an unproductive week. Only completed two cardio sessions and two weightlifting workouts. I worked my chest and back, but did not work my legs or arms. I really do not have a good reason why I missed so many workouts. Maybe I was just too tired and needed a break. Oh well, there are still plenty of weeks left in the year.