Friday, July 31, 2009

Coincidence Or A Reality?

What is in peanut M&M's that keeps me awake?!

Last week I ate ten peanut M&M's (don't ask me why I counted them out) before I went to bed. I tossed and turned until 3AM, and then woke up at 6AM.

Because I was convinced that it was the caffeine or sugar that kept me up, I ate only four last night. Same sleep pattern (or lack thereof).

Are they dipped in Red Bull or something before they're covered in those innocent-looking, happy pretty colors? Or is it that the peanut inside is really an espresso-covered coffee bean?

Join me in the ban of peanut M&M's...your body and mind will thank you. Especially when it's bedtime.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Past Saturday

On July 25th, 2006, the doctors told me I had only a year left to live.

But this past Saturday marked the anniversary of me living two years beyond what they had predicted.

And although my left eye is closing (eyelid getting even more droopy), my liver numbers are through the roof, and I'm still overcoming a urinary tract infection, I'm ambulatory and ALIVE

The question remains: Am I living life like it was my last week here on earth?

Yeah, I guess. It's hard to do that on a daily basis, and it certainly don't come cheap.

But I did go to CedarPoint, and the experience of riding Millennium Force will haunt me for a very long time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sick And Twisted You Are.

The reality lives up to the hype: Millennium Force at CedarPoint Park is by far, the best rollercoaster I have ever been on. It relentlessly and shamelessly throws you into so many drops, dips, and G-Force turns that you mercifully scream and beg to plant your feet back down on still ground.

I have never been on a coaster with such monstrously frightening power. In the tunnels, it roared like a dragon whose only purpose in life was to wreak havoc on your pitiful soul. I yelled and screamed the whole time going at such head-spinning speed that my drool, spit, and slobber was surely hitting the passenger behind me.

I walked away crying (seriously!) The adrenaline rush sent to every cell in my body was so intoxicating that I mustered what courage I had left and rode it again later that evening.
("monstrously": is that even a word?)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Good Morning Readers!

Not going to write much, because today one of my dreams is coming true: I'm on my way right now to CedarPoint Amusement Park in Ohio, the ROLLERCOASTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! I'll post pictures soon,


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weiner Facts

(All taken from The Martha Stewart Show shown today):

1. Hot dogs are put together in caseings (see-through wrapper), placed in cold water and when done, ran through a skinless weiner machine.

2. Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 but buns come in packages of 8? Otiginslly, dogs were made in a strand of 10 which weighed a pound, and the molding trays for baking buns only made 8. Things haven't changed much since..

3. Best and most popular condiment on a hot dog: mustard. Ketchup is popular with kids, but "should not be used by amyome over 18", according to Janet Riley, the "Queen of Wein" and President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Counsel. Some police officers in Chicago claim that someone seen putting ketchup on a hot dog can be arrested for commiting such an offense.

4. Healthiest option for hot dogs: depends on what your dietary needs are. There's a wide range of hot dogs available at your grocer: low fat, fat-free. low sodium and sodium-free. There are even dogs made of chicken, turkey, or tofu.

Tofu? Gag.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Incredible Shrinking Filipino

Bizzare. Bazaar. For kicks and giggles, I decided to weigh myself in the morning after I get up.

Monday: 103 pounds
Tuesday: 102 pounds
Today: 100 pounds

What's up with that? I've had baked ziti loaded with cheese (cooked perfectly by the way), turkey and swiss sandwiches with mayo, Uno's prima pepperoni pizza, potato chips, Cheez-Its, and ice cream sandwiches.

What am I supposed to eat? A whole turkey and roasted pig?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Which Of These Boys Ix A Good Mix Of Paul And I?

Bud (yellow shirt) or Michael (green shirt)?

Comment or e-mail me at Your feedback is appreciated (seriously)!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Game Over Dude, Game Over.

All you readers out there with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) beware: your summer is closing up. Back To School sales are already being advertised, halloween candy is out in some stores, and the days are moderately getting shorter. For example:

First Day Of Summer (longest day of the year): 5:42 sunrise, 8:36p sunset

Fourth of July: 5:47a sunrise, 8:36p sunset

Monday, July 20: 5:58a sunrise, 8:30 sunset

Bring out those Yankee Cnadles- it's almost time.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yesterday Was Tough.

And I am so glad it's over with.

Before the surgery, I had an MRI to punpoint the location of the brain tumor that was irritating my optic nerves. We found out that it was six cubic centimeters. That's massive considering there is hardly any room for anything else in the brain. Don't ask me what that "zix cubic centimeters" meant in dimensions..

Because I asked for lots of medicine to calm me down, I was out for most of the procedure. I woke up afterwards with a bad hangover.

And to top it off, right before the surgery, the doctor also told me that I have a urinary tract infection.

Today, I'm feeling so-so and completely wiped out.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Brain Surgery Monday Morning At 6AM

After yesterday's consultation with the doctor, having gamma knife surgery ASAP is the best option I have to save my eyesight. Odds of it stopping blindness: low. Odds of it slowing down blindness: low to fair. Odds of reversing/bringing back my eyesight: slim to none.

This will be the third gamma knife surgery performed on my brain. Contrary to the name of the procedure, no knives are involved. Instead, the standard monthly amount of radiation of a typical cancer patient is blasted all at once on a specific area. For precision, a metal frame will be drilled to my head before the blast is performed.

Post-op feelings will be posted Monday afternoon or sometime Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

"What The Dunk":The Ultimate In Nike Skateboard Shoes

Nike took swatches of their ten best-selling shoes and slapped them on one pair. Each side of the shoes is completely different.

Although Nike made only 188 pairs in the world, there are millions of counterfeit pairs out there: trust me, I learned this the hard and very expensive way. But now, thanks to Mr. Man, I have an authentic pair of my own.

They are the butt-ugliest (and most expensive) pair of shoes I've ever owned. But I love them, cuddle them at night, and guard them with my life. And they're AWESOME.

(To Grumpy Old Man: wink!)

Monday, July 06, 2009

What I Want To See Before I Go Completely Blind

  • My sister and brother-in-law's baby who'll be born in November
  • My best friend and his family (Richmond, Virginia)
  • The Hamptons (New York)
  • The Keys (Florida)
  • Nike SB Tiffany shoes on my feet
  • "Con Te Partiro" from a high floor fountain-view hotel room at The Bellagio(Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Germany
  • Louis Vuitton Museum (Paris, France)
  • Babyland General, orginal home of Cabbage Patch Kids (Cleveland, Georgia)
  • Central Park from a horse and carriage ride (New York)
  • Paul's feet after a pedicure
  • Rollercoasters at Cedarpoint Amusement Park (Cedarpoint, Ohio)
  • Hawaii
  • Tokyo

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Blue Lobsters Really Exist.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

My eye was entertained, but couldn't sort. Very messy.
My mind was bored, but couldn't leave. Very dark.