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What do you write about when you absolutely can’t think of anything new? If you’re me, you steal one of Kevin’s moves and go with a series of ramblings – nothing connected, no real point but fun none the less.

  • After eating healthy for the better part of a month, I’ve learned it’s next to impossible to dive back into old habits without any repercussions. Case in point, I recently decided I needed a bacon cheeseburger. Bad decision – I paid for it with a night full of pain. I haven’t felt that gross and uncomfortable in quite a while. Needless to say, there aren’t any of those in my near future.
  • I watched the new Daniel Tosh special “Happy Thoughts” a couple of nights ago. That guy definitely has his own brand of humor. If you plan on watching him, I hope you’re not easily offended. A couple of weeks ago, I saw Jo Koy at the Improv. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. I love comedians and have a ton of respect for what they do. It’s hard enough to be funny all the time, much less in front of a room full of people. My current favorite comedians are Patton Oswalt, Mike Birbiglia, Jo Koy and Kevin Hart.
  • Anybody watch American Idol this week? I definitely have my favorites (Lauren, Casey, Pia) and there are several who get on my last damn nerve (Jacob, Scotty, Haley). I don’t know why I continue to watch this show, but I do. And I’m not proud of that fact…
  • As a sports fan, this time of year is very challenging. Football is over, baseball hasn’t really started yet, the NBA is dumb and we’re not quite to March Madness. I am going crazy waiting for the NFL Draft. There’s so much hype and such a long lead time, I just want it to be here. I can’t get truly excited about anything else, mainly since the Rockets are mediocre and the Astros promise to be terrible. Hopefully March Madness has some surprises in store.
  • Finally, a quick update on my progress. As of this morning, I have lost 14 lbs since February 8th. Thank you to everyone for your continued support, especially to Kevin for staying on my case and pushing me to keep going.