For those of you who are regulars around here, you’ll know I’ve been trying to lose some weight over the past few months. I started at a ungodly fat 268.8 pounds back at about the end of January. Over the months, I’ve been slowly knocking off the pounds, getting closer and closer to my goal of 220 pounds. I know that all of you literally sit on the edge of your seat, waiting for Saturday to come so you can get your update on the weight loss of some guy you’ve never met.
Well, wait no more! I have conquered fatness!
I promptly celebrated by eating a giant cheeseburger, fries and hot fudge sundae. I ate the crap out of those things and they were delicious.
Now that I’ve cracked the 220 pound level, I’m ditching my glasses in favor of contacts. You can buy contacts these days that you wear continuously for 30 days, meaning they’re perfect for a lazy guy like me. Like most things, contacts are much cheaper if you buy them online, so I’ll be doing that. Maybe I’ll even treat you guys to a post about how much cheaper contacts are online.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I took a blogging break for a week, meaning there was no link dump last week.
While you probably didn’t enjoy it, (after all, there was no me in your pitiful little life) I really enjoyed a weekend of not being plugged in. While technology and blogging and whatnot has made my life better in just about every way, sometimes you just gotta take a break from it all. I took the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends, and to eat a pretty delicious Easter dinner. So that was nice.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
My fellow chip jockey has been on holidays over the past two weeks, and the company sent out a replacement guy for him. And replacement is probably the nicest word I can use to describe him.
What a lazy guy. All he cared about was doing the minimum amount of business he could, and then getting the hell out of town. Since I go to a lot of the same stops he does, I was left selling in lots of chips to make up for him. And he was actually a good guy. If he wouldn’t have been so lazy, I probably would have actually liked him. Instead, I want him to never come back again.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
I just want to say I liked The Arcade Fire before they won all those Grammys. Now that they have and everybody knows who they are, I kind of don’t like them anymore. They were my little secret, the band I liked that nobody had heard of. Everybody knows who they are, so I’m not unique in liking them anymore.
It’s funny their third album was the one that won all the Grammys, since the first two are clearly better. Their first album is about as good as music gets. Stop reading this right now and go buy it.
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Fat Tony: I don’t get it. Everybody likes the rats, but nobody likes the rat’s milk.
Blogging Snack of The Week
One of the local grocery stores has pretzels. No big deal, right?
What if I told you there was peanut butter inside? They are every bit as delicious as I would have thought. If you get the chance, I’d recommend eating them. Or, taking off your shirt and covering your chest in pretzels. I may or may not have done that.
Sports TV You Should Watch This Week
I don’t even know why anyone wouldn’t be watching sports this weekend.
There are multiple baseball, basketball and hockey games on this weekend. Both hockey and basketball’s playoffs have been pretty decent so far. How good were the game sevens between Chicago/Vancouver and Boston/Montreal? Both games were super tight, with both going to overtime.
I entered a hockey pool, picking only guys from Nashville and Boston. I’m going to finish in either last place or first. Either way, it’s gonna be spectacular.
Blogging Babe Of The Week
As soon as you guys saw the picture of Money Rabbit on the National Post’s website, you knew I was going to have fun with it.
I was contacted by the guy from the National Post. I emailed him back, and then heard NOTHING. I’m guessing the problem was that I wanted to do a email interview, and it sounds like he did phone interviews with the girls. Since I hate talking on the phone, I prefer to communicate via email, especially to someone I don’t know.
Anyhoo, here’s the picture of Money Rabbit that the Post took. Money Rabbit, call me. Oh, wait. Maybe e-mail me instead.
Creepers like me have even more clues towards Money Rabbit’s identity. But wait. What’s that in the background?
OH NO! HE’S FOLLOWED MONEY RABBIT INTO THE HOUSE! OH MY GOD! QUICK, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Oh Right, Time For Links
Holy Potato has a great post about blogging anonymously and the brand even an anonymous blogger creates. We all have identities online, and my identity as Financial Uproar is just as important as anyone’s identity. Great post.
Echo is going to be moving soon. No word on whether I’ve been invited to his housewarming party at the new house, but I’ll probably show up anyway. Someone has to bring the chips.
Andrew Hallam is a better man than you or I. He’s not about to let a little thing like cancer get him down. Read his inspiring story about beating cancer and then finishing 3rd in a race of 11,000 people.
I haven’t listened to this podcast from PT Money about self publishing and selling Kindle books, but I’m definitely interested.
Rachelle from Landlord Rescue really knows her stuff when it comes to investment real estate. She has a great detailed post about the pitfalls of owning rental property.
Canadian Capitalist doesn’t care for Garth Turner’s advice. Garth Turner is pretty entertaining, but his advice isn’t really well thought out sometimes.
Canadian Mortgage Trends calls out a RBC mortgage rep who issued a leaflet that bashed mortgage brokers. What’s much more interesting than the actual article is the comments. I find mortgage agents in general overestimate their professionalism compared to banks. I like brokers, I used to be one for goodness sakes. I just think, like real estate agents, they need to realize they’re not the only way to get a mortgage.
Jim from Retire Happy talks about the importance about being debt free when you retire. I’d personally file that under the “well, duh” category, but the fact is that many retirees have debt these days.
Carnivals This Week
None. Did you expect any different?
Have a good week everyone.