I was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I had, before that time had a conversation with a good friend about someone else ice challenge where instead of using a bucket, they had dunked themselves in a tub of water with a good amount of ice. I thought that would be a fairly unique way to complete mine as well. What follows is the videos of that act in progress. Note, I have already shared two of these on face book, but managed to find/get the first one that shows the amount of ice that was started with and just how warm it was and how rapidly the ice was melting.
As it is that time of year once again I am pondering about my resolutions for the year coming up as I say good-bye to the year that has been. I realize that for the past year, I have not done so great on previous resolutions. So, I say revolutions above kind of tongue in cheek and playing off the recent AT&T commercial, but I also fully realize that most of my current resolutions are really going to be revolutionary in nature. So, without more chatter, I will get going with the New Year and the promise going forward of accomplishing things this year on a grander scale.
A departure from my normal technical reviews and ideas. The last month or two I have been really bad about my eating and further have made things worse by not getting in the exercise that I should be doing. I saw that Tera Costa (of Biggest Loser fame) is doing a 10 week challenge to get fit and such between now and the holidays. I am going to do the same and challenge everyone else who is interested to do the same. 10 weeks from now is basically Thanksgiving, but a push from there will keep it going through the holidays.
Heard an interesting thing on the radio the other day about the comparison of health care cost in the United Sates versus that of other places world that are also considered tier one countries. I knew the results would show higher cost in our grand country, but I did not realize until this piece was done just how much difference it was. I apologize in advance for forgetting the details, but I recall it was on NPR and the lady presenting the facts was doing a year-long “Health Care Cost” piece for one of the major daily papers.
I saw a recipe in a quick glance somewhere mid-week the week before last. It sounded pretty good and I thought I would give a try with it. Of course it was shrimp and clam based and I of course could not find it for anything the day before the grocery shopping and farmers market. So, going off completely on my own, the following is roughly what I came up with as my approximate replacement using chicken instead of seafood, because that was the meat that I had available. I will try it again sometime soonish with shrimp instead, and I will try and make sure that I let everyone know how it comes out. On the the general idea and somewhat recipe you can give a try if you want to recreate something close to what I had, along with some suggestions and ideas.
Bourbon, blues – bet you were thinking I was going to say something about New Orleans? Nah, I got the blues tonight and in what is, I am sure, a spiral deeper into such things, I have compounded the matter with a bit of bourbon. Well, okay, a bit is probably in most folks accounting of such things an understatement. So what does any of this have to do with horses? Well, that is what this entry is about and relates to so many things included medieval reenacting and jousting, clearly the horses, and coping with having MS in my life, so read onward…