Posted by: guinness222 | August 16, 2008

Fay’s Fading already! (that’s a good thing)

   New tradition begins here today, a “quote of the day” (since I love quotes and I just got five books of them to sift through)

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him,…now you have a motivated idiot.”

 By way of explanation on my last post of the pictures. I am a fair skinned Irish American who works all day, ergo very little sun, I suppose I should get some tan so people will really believe I live here, and it’s not my fault that cameras make you look “fat”, and that pint is poorly poured, I will discuss that with my Barman Aaron this very day!

      I’m gettng a sense that I don’t venture outside my comfort zone, either geographically or mentally, plus I’m getting very sedentary as well. So what can I do to change that? Well I guess I’ll start by talking to the Doc on Monday morning and then we’ll see. I have shin splints in one leg so “power walking” is a no-no, but I gotta start doing something. What do you readers do?

       And about hanging out at Buster’s,..been giving that some thought as well. The words to the old folk tune from the 60’s tune “Turn,Turn” are running through my head, you know,”…there is a time for every purpose under heaven.” I’m begining to think this place is getting old and I’m just perpetuating a habit and not necessarily enjoying it anywhere near the way I used to enjoy it. I may (huge ” SHUDDER”) even have to try other malt beverages, since Guinness is not a household word in most Pubs outside of Boston, New York, Chicago,….and that’s a hell of a way to drive for a good pint,…even for me!

       It’s like folks have drifted away, and I’m still holding down the fort. That sucks! I have ventured out to a couple other places and they are “O.K.”, but nothing to write home to mom about if you know what I mean. Some of the newer ones are doing the lo-ball happy hour, but they save money by doing “1 beer at a time, no backing ’em up”, and the bartenders must have freaking concrete blocks strapped to their feet. Guess they are told NOT to huslte it costs the bar more money during happy hour, after Happy Hours over then move your ass. Problem is I don’t give a damn about the pricing, Guinness is never on that price structure, nor any other dark imports, which is my “flavor profile” so just get me my beer and don’t drag your ass about it. You can tell it’s planned because the beer comes with the spoken disclaimer, “You know this ain’t on the Happy Hour deal right?” even if this is my second or third one with the same bartender that night! That is also frustrating.

         Alas “Get a hobby” says the wife, what me collecting stamps or coins, I don’t think so I’ve sampled both of them when I was a kid. Matter of fact I’ve had one of the most eclectic lives of anyone I know. Some people think I’m bullshitting them, but you wouldn’t believe all I’ve done in this life so far, ….just because I did or I wanted too. I’ve sampled generously from the table of life, and still both enjoy it and continue to do it. Why not?

        Well going to sign off for today, go get the mail, maybe hit the bookstore and see if they have a “Facebook for Dummies” book, it may be really “intuitive” if you are between the ages of 12 and 32, but in the sixties it is about as intuitive as trying to comprehend a double helix chromosome structure. Shit , remember electrons, protons, and neutrons were as small as it got back then and the closest anachronym they had to “DNA” was “DOA”

      Oh-Oh!!!! News flash just in;

One Can of Red Bull Increases Stroke Risk

Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, even in young people, Australian medical researchers said on Friday.

The caffeine-loaded beverage, popular with university students and adrenaline sport fans to give them “wings,” caused the blood to become sticky, a pre-cursor to cardiovascular problems such as stroke.

“One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease,” Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told the Australian newspaper.

Willoughby and his team tested the cardiovascular systems of 30 young adults one hour before and one hour after consuming one 250ml can of sugar-free Red Bull.

The results showed “normal people develop symptoms normally associated with cardiovascular disease” after consuming the drink, created in the 1980s by Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz based on a similar Thai energy drink.

The Austria-based company, whose marketing says “Red Bull gives you wings,” sponsors Formula 1 race cars and extreme sport events around the world, but warns consumers not to drink more than two cans a day.

Willoughby said Red Bull could be deadly when combined with stress or high blood pressure, impairing proper blood vessel function and possibly lifting the risk of blood clotting.

“If you have any predisposition to cardiovascular disease, I’d think twice about drinking it,” he said.

Copyright Reuters

      “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, all the pit bulls are being very good”

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Responses

  1. I fucking hate running, and there is nothing to see around here except houses I’ve seen a million times in the past 15 years we have lived here when I walk. So I just masturbate a lot, fast and furious.


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