I KNOW MY BODY & IT’S LIMITATIONS!  MY BACK IS FINE

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Reroute to Remain” followed by “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised to “Halestorm” the 3 Eps of cover songs on shuffle.

 

12 years of marriage flew by pretty fast, despite the 4.5 year pause.  I must be doing something right, she’s still here…………………….maybe it’s Brewster?  We started dating in April 4th 2002.  We went to Boston Pizza for lunch, she had lasagna I had a buffalo chicken sandwich.  We met at SIAST.  We were very casual friends from my start date of September 2001 until we started dating in 2002.

Woke up Monday at 7:00 am, came into the living room & turned on the lights.  Went to the kitchen & filled Brewster’s food & water bowls.  I thought to myself “Hey it’s pretty cool in here, with a window open & a small fan running all night!”  Then I looked at the thermostat.  Sad state of affairs when +25 Celcius feels cool to you!

As of Tuesday, the A/C is fixed.  No more ‘hot exercise’!  I’m the annoying person that can’t stand the heat!  If it’s hot outside it’s likely hotter in here if the A/C isn’t working, and I’m waiting for clouds & a polar vortex.

I know what my body can & can’t do & more.  My back was sore for quite a while because of the squats & my wheelchair cushion was over inflated or completely flat.  This wasn’t my first time at this rodeo.  Even in Wascana my occupational therapist had to re-inflate my seat.  I know the crunches weren’t the reason as much as I know the chemicals at work caused my cancer!  When someone tells me I can’t or shouldn’t do something that just makes me want to prove that person wrong!  But I’ll listen.  Thanks for the advice those of you who offered it!  I haven’t been planking yet, figure a week of crunches followed by a week of planking?

 

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Rock & metal musicians playing with fire!

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-artists-playing-with-fire/

Take away all of the fire/pyrotechnics, the light show, & the fog machine or dry ice.  Is it still worth what you paid for it?  We all know that at the point of purchasing the ticket that other than the music, you didn’t know if the special effects would be there?

When I go to a show, I go for live music.  Honestly I couldn’t care less about the extra fluff!

 

10 awesome albums with awful art work!

http://loudwire.com/awesome-albums-awful-artwork/

 

June 30th I believe

 

Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

25 bad albums by 25 awesome bands.

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

Drummer Steven Adler on what it’s like being behind the drum kit with Guns n’ Roses

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-guns-n-roses-reunion-literally-second-dream-come-true/

 

34 years ago Metallica entered the studio to record the album “Kill ‘em All”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-studio-record-kill-em-all-anniversary/

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Weekend’s here finally!  Friday ended with us returning to my parents’ house.  Dad & I watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars story” in the basement on his home theater which includes an 84” HD projection screen, beer & rum or whatever you like!  Mom & Kim watched a chick flick called “You Before Me”.  Mom had it recorded on the TV.

 

May 6th is Sherry Hastings birthday.  My older but shorter sister-law!

 

When it’s over +24 degrees Celcius inside, & the same issue occurs ¾ years, somethings wrong!  It’s +28 in here on Saturday at 7:00 pm.  I woke up around 9:30 am, fan on & window open all night it was already +26 Celcius.  Right then I knew it would become unbearable in here!

 

My brother came over this afternoon to help me with some computer stuff.  On the way he called me asking if I wanted anything from DQ.  If someone’s offering you a free blizzard you answer yes.  I said “Sure I’ll have a medium Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cup blizzard.  They screwed up & made the order a large instead of medium, I ate it anyways.  I screwed up later.  Earlier tonight Kim asks me “Should we get some blizzards since it’s so hot in here?”  I replied “Nah, I already had a large blizzard when Mitch came over, I’m good.  Actually I could go for a medium Crispy Crunch blizzard”.  Kim replies “YOU WHAT?????  YOU HAD A BLIZZARD WITHOUT ME & DIDN’T TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  “Yeah, but you know now.  Let’s go get some ice cream”.  I did not get more ice cream, I did get some Timbits though!

12 years of marriage with Kim today!  Happy anniversary Kim!  Sure we’ve had our ups & 4.5 years of downs, but we made it & have many more years together.  In summation should we get a DQ blizzard today?  Since we don’t have the moola to do much else?

 

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Looks like a busy summer at the movie theater!  I’m a big fan of Simon Pegg.  “Shaun of the Dead” & “Hot Fuzz” are FANTASTIC!  I have 2 or 3 other movies with him in them, they’re good also!

 

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Stay safe out there, Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “System of a Down” the album “Steal This Album”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “In Your Honor” the rock album of the double album.

Busy morning CT scan at 9:30, I can’t eat until after the scan so Kim & I went for brunch after.  Went to Sportchek where Kim got me 2 pairs of shorts & new shoes/sneakers.  Everything was on sale & I found good shoes on the clearance shelf.  Then we got Brewster from my parents’ house.  The scan is just my routine scan before I see my Cancer Clinic doctor later on in the summer whenever that is?  We’ll call the shorts & shoes my anniversary gift.  Our 12th anniversary is on Sunday!

Exercise total for the week; 500 crunches, 250 leg lifts, 100 pushups.  So currently that’s; 100 crunches, 50 leg lifts, & 20 pushups a day.  I’ll up the numbers slowly to 1000 crunches every other day, then planking on the next day instead, 100 leg lifts, & hopefully 100 pushups a day.  No squats at least until I meet with the surgeon or after the surgery if I can get it.

I’ve been doing my exercise first thing in the morning all week, except on Monday when it was a sauna in here.  Sure it takes a while as I will increase the numbers.  I have the time though, more time than anyone with an 8 hour job 5 days a week, &/or kids to keep track of.

From Tuesday, February 5th 2008 – Thursday, July 26th 2012.  I missed EVERYTHING!  Not all that bad though.  All that mattered was me getting better.  Of course I missed everyone, friends & family.  Missing everything is probably why I saturate myself in pop culture?  That’s not real life all of the time though.  I like just hanging out with a small group of friends.  I can’t drive though, so sometimes/most times we invite people here.  Of course I clear it with Kim first.

That was a time when I had to be completely selfish & just focus on getting stronger & healthier.  All of that being said, it really does feel better to give than receive.  Wait……………I guess you all got me………………if you wanted or not.  Hahahahahaha!

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Immediately after I posted Wednesday’s blog “Paramore” released a 2nd video from their album “After Laughter” out on May 12th.   They even broke ‘Spotify’ for a bit on Wednesday.

 

YAY!  “Nothing but Thieves” have an album coming out in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first album was & is FANTASTIC!  It’s not a metal or hard rock album at all.  More like early Radiohead.

If you ask me, I’ll take their 2nd album, The Bends, over any of their other albums, & their 3rd album, OK Computer, is considered one of the most important alternative albums of all time!

 

Linkin Park announce North American tour.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-summer-2017-north-american-dates-machine-gun-kelly/

 

I wouldn’t expect a “Tool” album this year.  Good chance that there will be an “A Perfect Circle” album though.  I heard an interview with Maynard.  He basically said that he sees many road blocks for one band.  I’m guessing it’s Tool?  He didn’t want to name which band it was though.  In a different clip drummer, Danny Carey of Tool, laughed at the thought of a Tool album being released this year.  I hope A Perfect Circle doesn’t release something like the album of cover songs that sound dark & dreary & nothing that resembles the original versions.  Long audio interview!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!  SKIP TO 40:00 FOR THE INFO!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE!!!!!  This is about his anger at God after his mother suffered a stroke.

 

Recall on Bombay gin.  Is this a bad thing?  If it’s got double the alcohol it’s like a 2 in 1!  Half a shot is good enough, it will last longer.  Or you’ll down it in two weekends & never drink gin again!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombay-sapphire-gin-recall-1.4097353

I like gin but I drink Tanqueray, the green bottle!  I can’t remember when the last time was that I had a drink?  Maybe a month ago?

 

Cool a Netflix Marvel character show!

 

How to clean your Keurig to keep going longer!

http://1krecipes.com/clean-your-keurig/

 

Between these 2 songs they’ve been viewed over 21,000,000 million times. This is as of Thursday afternoon.

“Hard Times” 19,800,344 times

“Told you so” 2,875,951 times

Is this 5th album going to make them a house hold name?

 

Another metal video shared by The Agonist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Green Day preform on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-green-day-perform-raucous-still-breathing-on-corden-w480827

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NO BACK PAIN, BACK TOO EXERCISE/WHAT? 2013???

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “VII: Sturm Und Drang”

 

Crunches, leg lifts, & pushups.  I’ll do that for a few weeks, then maybe up those numbers.  No squats that could wreck my back.  Mostly it’s trying to exercise without ruining my back.

I used to hate it when people would say “I exercised today & I feel so good now”.  Now I’m one of those people, even working out at a minimal amount.

I’ve got some rough numbers where I’d like to end up for my exercises, but they’re way down the road.  As for squats, they can wait until I meet with the surgeon or after the surgery.

Get up early before its 25 Celcius in here.  I did that on Tuesday & today.  That’s the trick!  I’m just going to pretend I don’t have a nasty cough still.  When I exercise it makes me feel as though I’m doing something productive.  I need that.  Even when I ran a printing press!  At the end of a shift I could hold a piece of paper & think to myself “Hey, I helped make this”.

Nobody told me this until a few weeks ago?  My cancer was likely to come back in 2013.  Something I would have liked to know.  Nobody told me squat!  WHY????????  I wouldn’t have done anything differently to avoid it.  You’d think anyone with that kind of info might clue you in.  “His cancer will probably come back but don’t tell him”.  I don’t know, it just seems disrespectful, but 2013 is a long time ago & the cancer didn’t “come back”

If I don’t know what music I should workout to, I just look down at the shirt I’m wearing.  I had to do that today.

 

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Always looking for new bands.  I found a metal group called “Kobra & the Lotus”.  A female fronted group.  I’ve got all of the metal bands I’ll follow, but this song seems to be OK.  Their past 2 albums I’m pretty sure aren’t for me.  I can’t see myself listening to this much but I thought some of you would be interested.

They’re like “Gojira” or “Children of Bodom” for me.  Love most of the music, but can’t get behind the vocals?

 

I’ve become a super hero nut.  I was watching “Gotham” Monday night.  During a commercial brake they showed a trailer of the “Wonder Woman” movie.  I don’t know that I’ll see it on June 2nd, but I’ll definitely see it & likely buy it.

 

OK May 12th, hurry up!  I listen to this song about twice a day on either iTunes or www.youtube.com

 

I’ve never actually heard their music.  How many musicians have used their platform against anything?  EVERYBODY!  Now this video can’t be made because it’s anti-government?  Give me a break

http://loudwire.com/rise-against-video-shoot-shut-down-anti-government/

 

Just think of “The Sex Pistols”  “I am an anti-Christ” anti-Christian, I see no problem with that.  That’s fine or “Rage Against The Machine” pick almost any song in their catalogue.  It is likely anti-government & that’s fine with me also.  It’s kind of pointless that an artist has zero free speech.  I guess if your anti-anything you’d be better off to just “shut up & sing”, that’s just completely messed up to me.  It’s OK for Taylor Swift to bash an ex, but if she was singing about the government in the same way, that would be wrong?  I draw the line at Church burning by mostly black metal bands in Europe.  Not every black metal band does this though.

 

I’ve never been a fan of this song, Soundgarden is great but this song I just can’t get my head around.  Soundgarden shared it though……

 

Last week tonight with John Oliver.  He’s just funny!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m OK with marijuana.  Do what you like, just please don’t hurt yourself or anyone else.

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres