Milk and Cigarettes

Rambles about stuff I like.

McRambles with Sausage

“All riiiiight!”


I’m loving the voice work on Bob’s Burgers. One of the shows “schticks” is that many of the female voices are voiced by men. In particular, Linda Belcher (pictured above) is voiced by John Roberts, who’s just some guy. But he’s managed to create this sort of New-York-ish matron type of voice that’s pretty hilarious. It’s also a bit nasally, which is one of the characteristics of an inherently funny voice. So yeah, digging Bob’s Burgers!

It’s well known that back in Shakespeare’s time, only men could perform on stage. So this led to men playing all women’s parts. When you think about it, I could see how this would be great for Shakespearean comedies. After all, what do British people find screamingly funny? Man in a dress.

But the tragedies – I think the tragedies would’ve played better if some hot dame was playing the lead. So that when MacBeth’s wife eggs him on to murder the king (or whatever, I haven’t read MacBeth in years), the audience can understand why MacBeth could’ve been seduced. It would play a lot different with some ugly dude trying to get MacBeth to off the king. “Hey, MacBeth, off the king and I’ll have sex with you!” – “Uhhh, not hanks[sic].”

Oh yea – “Not Hanks[sic]” is how I say “No thanks” now. Why? ‘Cause I strive to be impenetrable in my speech and mannerisms. (There was some post on reddit about some guy trying to say “no thanks” but instead wrote “not hanks” and some wag put a picture of Tom Hanks looking shocked at his non-inclusion. I guess you had to be there.)


Not Hanks

Anyhoo, yeah I said Reddit was soma – but I forgot about my addictive nature, and how great soma is. My big problem is that I surf the web in the morning – I’ve been going at a good clip for now, but I need to get back on track for the morning.

What else… Sens play tonight! I’m hoping they can get back on track after dropping their last match on Saturday against the Rangers. Mark Stone got injured in practice, so they called up Stephane DaCosta. I’m hoping DaCosta creates some offense and plays a 200 foot game, so he can get on a roll. But then again, he plays center – and the Sens are already jam packed at the center position, so maybe he’s being showcased for a trade with a winger. We’ll see? Which teams are thin down the middle I wonder?

What else? More about MEE!?!?!? Sure – I went to the hospital this morning to give blood. (I have to go every few months, I had a kidney tranplant as a teen.) Whatever, I’m not squeamish about blood or peeing in a cup, but it always takes at least 30 minutes to get it done. (Longer if I go after 7:20.) But for a good 10 years now, whenever I’ve gone to the hospital, I always go out to McDoonalls [sic] for breakfast every morning. Hey, if I’m going to go to the hospital, I might as well get a treat.

But I’m still on my New Years diet – which means only taking in a maximum of 2000 calories a day. I knew that going into McDoonalls, but I got 3 sausage McGriddles anyway. God I love McGriddles. But KABLAMMO! That’s 1650 total calories – 550 calories each! So that pretty much does it for my calories for the day. And I’ve got an appointment with my trainer at the gym in the morning. Oh well, it was worth it!

That’s 15 minutes for me – keep on ramblin’.


January 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too much McDonalds – A Ramble about how I should get in shape

Welp, back to teaching today. I gave the students a bunch of tips and tricks they’ll need for math. One guy I had today dropped the class after 20 minutes of writing his makeup test. Sheesh. I guess math is just too intimidating for some people. Also that second test was a killer.

Anyhoo, my belly is full of burgers from McDonalds and so once again I’m left wondering why I would order so many burgers just to get an upset stomach. I’m still in ‘fat guy’ mode of thinking about food – best dollar per calorie value. I’ve got to think instead like a skinny person – I’ll just eat enough to feel satiated and not stuffed – and hang the cost! Well, this is what I’ll do then.

What would be an ideal caloric day for me

BKFST: Boost – 240kcal

Veggie/Protein/Fiber shake – 400kcal

Ramen noodles – 400kcal

Chicken and rice – 400kcal

Junk – 500kcal

That gives me 1920kcal for the day, lots of carbs, not much over 75g of protein, and then I can chow down on junk for up to 500kcal. I suppose this would be a good diet to follow… but starting Monday of course. 

It’s tough coming back from vacation and getting into the swing of things. I’ve only gone to the gym once this week – so I’m going to try and go tomorrow and Saturday, so I can get in my 3 workouts of the week.

I think what’s eventually going to happen is I’ll build up a grubsteak while living at my parents’ house, then after I get my PhD, I’ll get a job somewhere making some money and I can move forward with my plan.

Until then, I’ve got to get into a routine for the rest of the summer. Gym MWF between 2:00-3:00pm or after 8:00pm if there’s no car during the day. Of course, on Friday, the gym closes at 10:00 so I could get there a little earlier than 8:00.

Ideally, I’d go Monday through Saturday – doing the main lifts on MWF and then abs and arms and cadio on Tues/Thurs/Sun. However, until the glutes/upper hams aren’t strained so much, three times a week is sufficient. Also I should make sure to do the 30 min cardio beforehand, not after.

When it comes to goals, health is the first thing I want to have handled. I’m currently around 160lbs, but think I could stand to weight around 145lbs. Of course, to be lean I have to eat lean, and that starts by not eating 4 McDoubles with bacon for dinner…. Ugh.

July 4, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment