Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Juggling January

2010 - A new year, and a clean slate for BRS points. This month's challenge will prep participants for the DC. Juggle the following requirements and earn 2 BRS points:

10 Days - Do 50 sit-ups
09 Days - Do 25 push-ups
08 Days - Run or Walk
07 Days - Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/vegetables
06 Days - Do not skip a meal
05 Days - Do a new activity (bike, swim, rollerblade, spin, exercise class, etc.)
04 Days - Don't drink Booze
03 Mile road march with pack
02 Days - Do not watch t.v.
01 Army PT Test
00 Injuries

Possible for several different requirements to be accomplished on one day. Log activities on spreadsheet. Good luck!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 New Music November Results

is NMN's 2009 Winner! Congrats CROW! You get 2 BRS pts, a special prize to be announced at a later post (it was going to be a hard cover of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue) and you also get to select next year's required feature artist (you may elect to keep Randy Newman). 2nd place is YETI (we used the NCAA Div.I Football voting method). Nice work everyone!!! Full results here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Who shot ya?

Once upon a time, many christmases ago, a man named Sean Combs had an idea to have all his friends exchange music and then vote for who picked their favorite songs. It was going okay, Shug Knight's collection of Tammy Wynette's European Bootlegs seemed a lock for the eventual win, but P Diddy couldn't crown a victor because his buddy Tupac refused to vote. So he talked to his Illuminati friends and next thing you know, Tupac was disenfranchised. It was a Christmas Miracle.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i.o.u.BM(Q) Do Good December

I'm giving theGuth a beer. So for Do-Good December, I baked lemon squares under the supervision of Miranda (aka - Wolf) and gave them to some co-workers. Yum! But for my donation requirement, I figured I'd just give money this year.
Then I heard that Michael took one for BikeRunSwig and visited the hospital after donating blood. So following his lead, on my day off, I dragged myself to the Puget Sound Blood Center in Lynnwood and two good things happened. First, my blood pressure was low enough to donate and second, it was just an overall satisfying experience. Every one there was a volunteer, and it just felt really good giving something that someone was going to need.
Guth, you've got to share your "action photo" from the ambulance, and I'll bring your Rogue in tomorrow if it survives the night in my fridge.

Updated from Guth: Yeah yeah, so the first time I try to donate blood is likely my last. Dr's orders. I seemingly have the opposite problem as Crash, blood pressure so low that it drops off the charts once i lose even just a pint of it. About five mins after donating (but not before I got m y cookie and juice) the world goes white and I bonk my head on the floor. I was having a nice lil dream until I woke up to strangers crouching overhead and stuffing ice packs down my shirt. EMS was already on their way. Before they got there they took my blood pressure (was too low).
After EMS got there they took pressure readings too, couldn't even get to register when I was standing up. This wasn't really to their liking so off to the hospital with me. En route I get another needle in the arm for an iv some oxygen. Putting back some of what was just taken out. At the hosp I was parked in a hallway for an hour or so until they could take my BP 4 more times and give me an EKG (according to doc just a precaution, something about The Eurythmics). Then they popped yet another vein to take more blood (enough with the needles already!). After finally registering some normal blood pressure I'm discharged and off to find some pho. Needed it after all that.
Next December it's going to be sperm for sure.