Friday, November 16, 2012

Breaking Bad

OK, I came to the party a little late, but 'Breaking Bad' is hands down the BEST show EVER!  It beats LOST, 24...ALL of them!  My 70 year old (but very hip) therapist recommended it to me for a "distraction".  (Yes, I have a therapist, I have a few issues..)  She absolutely loves the show (along with everyone else on the planet) and laughed while telling me the concept - a struggling, nerdy, seemingly spineless middle-aged chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer (what my mom has) and winds up creating this pure crystal meth via advanced chemistry techniques with a former student of his so that he can leave money for his broke family and pregnant wife after he dies.  OMG, the show is CRAZY, but incredibly well acted (Bryan Cranston has won 3 emmy's now) and it just hooks you in completely.  I was sitting with my jaw open at the end of episode 3, Season 1.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  I have been watching the seasons thru Netflix - waiting for each disc in the mail.  NOT GOOD ENOUGH.  So I went out and bought a new 55 inch Samsung HD, 3D LCD TV with internet and a new cutting edge Surround Sound system so that I can stream Netflix live and see the show in all of it's glory whenever I want.  So what that it cost me $3500....ha!  Maybe I will wait on retirement just a little longer.  It gets delivered and setup tomorrow!!!  Can't wait!


Here is a clip of one of my favorite scenes; the turning point at which Walt goes from skittery mouse to complete BADASS:

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Life and other crazy shit...

So the monkey wrench got tossed right into the ocean.  BUT, there was much learning from the event.  I learned how I really feel about something and figured my priorities out.  I think it happened for a reason because otherwise I would still be confused and unsure.  As far as the prediction I mentioned, it can still unfold in my current situation -- I just didn't realize it before.  All in all, a positive learning experience...and a reinforced belief that "if something seems too good to be true, it probably is."

Krzysztof is now working me 4 days a week and I am actually improving by leaps and bounds!  Especially my endurance in running/climbing.  I can do more push ups, too!  Weight is coming off slowly, but the inches are really adding up! (Muscle weighs more than fat)

Mom is doing well - starts her fourth and final round of chemo next week, and finished radiation.  She will complete all of her treatment by Thanksgiving!  Yay!

I want to retire.  My job is too stressful.  They pay me a lot, but I am so tired and I want to try and enjoy life before things get really bad.  You know, do some traveling and stuff.  Going to think about it and look for medical insurance alternatives to see if I can swing it some time in the next two years.  Maybe write for a living or do something fun part time.  I don't know.