I want to make you move because you’re standing still. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 32)

(I left the parenthetical out last week.)

Context is so important when we communicate.

It gives us perspective, setting, and a clearer picture overall of what the message is.

The view doesn't change.

For example, the picture on the right. People walking on treadmills. 

Woo! Exercise!

Woo! Walking!

Woo! Moving more, sitting less!

Those are all things that a person could conclude by the inclusion of that picture in this blog.

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Is this real love? Or is it just madness keeping us afloat? (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Weeks 29, 30, and 31)

Where does the time go?

OK, so that really isn’t some sort of rhetorical question. I know exactly where the time goes. It goes away, and it goes away fast. More so when you’re as busy as I have been.

There’s no excuse for not dropping by and at least mentioning that I’m a busy boy. Really, there’s not. I’m sorry for not mentioning something, at the very least.

Still, I am going to at least talk a little about all of our adventures over the last few weeks. That way, hopefully you’ll all see that there’s an actual reason for forgiving my radio silence. It’s up to you. 


So I warned that we were going on a Spring Break trip to visit our nieces, and go see Muse in concert. Well, the trip was a blast. I need to start recognizing that eating while visiting is a thing that I have to be hyper-aware of, and that parties are the devil’s way to get back at you for eating right.

As an aside, I really must mention the concert. Those guys are incredible musicians. If you don’t know who Muse are, then it’s more a likelihood that you just don’t know them by name, than you don’t know their music. They are incredible.

Muse rocked the house.

Matthew Bellamy (lead guitar and vocals) has been called the ‘Hendrix of our time,’ and that is saying something. He kind of plays into that mystique, too, by playing an incredible rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the concert.

For you celebrity news fans out there, he’s Kate Hudson’s main squeeze. And the way he writes songs for her, it’s clear that she is as much a muse for Matthew in real life as Penny Lane was for Russell Hammond in Almost Famous. See what I did there? It’s like her life is imitating her art. *wink*

But I digress. The concert was amazing, and the band’s ability as showmen and musicians are palpable. It reaffirms my faith in the power of music.

Yeah, that was an amazing concert. A lot of new stuff, and some of the best older stuff. It was a good night to be a fan.

Bravo, gents.

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I’ve kissed mermaids, rode the El Niño. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 28)

(Surely you get it by now.)

Waaaaaaa-aaaaaaave. Waaaaaaaa-aaaaaaave.So, short update this week, as I am a busy boy with preparations to make, work to do, and dear Lord…brain to reassemble.

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Damn, I’m good. (Oscars 2013)

So I teased this in my other blog post yesterday.

It’s kind of a pastime of mine to predict the Oscars and then talk about it with some snark and sarcasm. And gloat at how I did in my predictions, which are usually pretty solid.

So let’s jump right in, shall we?

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I know I’d never be me without the security of your loving arms. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 27)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. But you knew that, right?)

Some days you just can’t plan for things.

It’s like Burns said, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”

There are just some periods of time that feel like a perfect storm of shite.

Never bet against her.

And then, there are astronomical alignments of awesome.

Last week, I took a little hit to the momentum train. It was kinda expected. You’re cruising along, and then BAM! Without warning, something happens and you’ve been derailed. The worst times are when you can’t figure out what the hell happened.

Well, I have a small confession. I know what happened.

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Today never happened before. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 26)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have this figured out.)

Rhythm. Keep it up.

Six months. 

A half year.

Wonder where I’ll be in six months?

Heck, I wonder where I’ll be in a week, let alone six months.

But I can say this: It’s been a good six months.

On August 18th, I joined Weight Watchers exactly twenty-six weeks ago, and I was a man in peril.

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May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 25)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have this figured out.)

So, I have a confession. I missed the Grammys last night. 

"But Brad…you just talked about how music is soooooo important to you a few weeks ago!”

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I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 24)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have figured this out.)

So I totally let the cat out of the bag.

During the ‘big game’ on Sunday, you know…the one that ends the professional American football season? Why anyone can’t say Super Bowl is a testament to the moniker of No Fun League.

Anyway, I digress. During said game, the lights went out. And I don’t mean there was an outage at my house…I’m talking about forty minutes of hand-wringing in Nawlins.

The freaking power browned out during the Super Bowl. 

And so there was nothing to talk about except variants of ‘Infrastructure Fail.’

No comments about Ray Lewis’ cameo in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie as The Shredder. 

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What makes a good man? (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 23)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss.)

So, spoiler alert.

*deep breath*

I didn’t weigh in this week.

I have a good reason, I promise. 

As my alter-ego , the Headmaster at Superhero University, I was hosting a workshop all weekend for my good friend, Pat Fraley.

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I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 22)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss.)


Down a pound. 

Half century closing in.

Time to shine.

Watch me.

Or don’t.

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