Saturday, November 29, 2014


It's hard not to chuckle at blog posts like my previous one, "I'm back, yo", then see that I haven't blogged in three months. The hubris of posting "I'm going to blog more!" must be a creative death sentence.

Ah well. 

Let's give you a good old Brian Update. Here are some of the major bullet points over the last few months.

I finished my weight loss goal - I'm now down to a BMI of 21.5, which is dead center of the "Normal Weight" category. I'm 22.5lbs lighter than I was in September, and 45lbs lower than I was in March when I set a "lose weight for the vacation" goal. No real secret to it, just diet and exercise. I ate very tiny breakfasts and lunches throughout the week, and started running pretty regularly.

Really proud of my Halloween costume - Every year prior, I've regretted procrastinating on my costume up until the week prior to Halloween. This year, I began planning it in September. I wanted to recreate the cover of the American Horror Story: Asylum DVD: 

Licensed under Fair use of copyrighted material in the context of American Horror Story: Asylum via Wikipedia -

It took two weeks to get the full-black-eye contacts and three cranky nights trying different ways of whiting out my face (I recommend Snazaroo over every other face paint available around Halloween costumes - they were all terrible). 

No major Halloween plans, just a party and a bar afterwards. But it certainly feels good getting compliments like John Becker's tweet.

Alicia's got a horror movie blog - Starting in September, Alicia started watching classical horror movies in chronological order as recommended by "Studies In Terror". As she goes, she's blogging her review of the movies and adding other tid-bits along the way. 

Frankly, I've been dripping with jealousy. Horror movies have always been an interest of hers and she's found a way to actively contribute to the world and ... well ... create something. She's got a great discipline (about 3 posts a week, consistently for 3 months) and pretty darn good design. 

If you're interested checking it out, let me recommend starting with some of her best posts: 

Fantasy football sucks - I'm 2-10 and 3-9 in both of my leagues. On the 2-10 league, I'm deep within a 10 game losing streak. Oy.

All systems go -  Life is generally good all-around. I picked up golfing over the summer, now picking up racquetball to tide me over for the winter. Entire family is healthy, cats are good, job is great.

Thanks for checking in!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You are such a sweetheart! Thanks for the compliments about my blog.