There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
Letting go of control, when you know others will fail anyway, is the hardest aspect of management.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
I finally found the recipe I was looking to post on Friday; sorry for the delay. In a way, it was worth it though. It really gave me time to review this gem, and come to the realization that this may be the single most important nutrition plan I could post for a great many of my readers.
This nutrition plan actually comes from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and is given to heart patients prior to risky surgeries. It helps get their bodies into shape, as well as losing potentially dangerous weight before they go under the knife.
So please, of all the recipes I post, understand how very life changing this particular plan can be for you. It’s so important, in fact, that I have even attached a PDF version HERE for you to download and print.
I started this plan anew today. I challenge every single of you to give it a try as well. You’ll be amazed how well it works, and how good you look and feel.
- 1 or 2 cans of low salt stewed tomatoes
- 3 large green onions
- 1 large can/box of low salt beef broth (no fat)
- 1 pkg lipton soup mix (chicken noodle)
- 1 bunch of celery
- 2 cans green beans
- 2 lbs. carrot
- 2 green peppers (or red, yellow, orange)
- Season with Mrs. Dash, pepper, curry, parsley, if desired, or hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce. No salt.
- Cut veggies in small to medium pieces.
- Cover with water.
- Boil on high heat for 10 minutes.
- Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until veggies are tender.
***This soup can be eaten any time you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want.***
- Unsweetened juices
- Herbal tea
- Cranberry juice
- Skim milk
- Any fruit (except banana). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits.
- Eat only soup and fruits today.
- All vegetables.
- Eat until you are stuffed with fresh, raw, steamed or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, or corn.
- Eat veggies along with the soup.
- At dinner time tonight reward yourself with a big baked potato and real butter. Don’t eat any fruits today.
- Eat all the soup, fruits and veggies you want.
- Do not have a baked potato.
- If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.
- Bananas and skim milk.
- Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.
- Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day.
- Eat the soup at least once today.
- Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2 – 3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato.
- Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
- Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies.
- Be sure to stuff yourself and drink the soup.
- You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.
By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this nutrition plan, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the nutrition plan for two days before resuming the plan again.
This nutrition plan results in rapid, safe weight loss.
The secret lies within the principle that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being.
This nutrition plan does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time.
Because of the fat build up in your system, go off the nutrition plan at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol.
After being on the nutrition plan for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fibre.
The soup can eaten any time you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as much as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled, steamed or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you prefer, you can substitute steamed fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for
the other days.
Continue on the nutrition plan as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.
DO NOT – DO NOT:
- No bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks
- Fried foods
DO – DO – DO:
- Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water a day
- Any drinks from the drink list
Real men run 10k before breakfast. Changing diapers also counts.
Less than two at the same time and you’ll barely work up a sweat.
Looking back at my youth, I realize I was both naive, ignorant and chauvinistic. As a slave I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to attend any fancy schools, or garner a formal education. I learned by doing, or hearing how to do from my friends. Later in life, of course, I realized most of my friends had told me was complete garbage, and had to unlearn so many things, but that’s another story.
There are countless tales to be told on the horrors of slavery, and not one of them will do justice to the actual reality of this abhorrent practice. The real testament to the strength and spirit of the Minmatar people, to any people that have ever experienced the brutal and unforgiving cruelty that is enslavement, is their ability to find happiness in the midst of the greatest inhumanity any being could suffer.
All that is to say that when we did party, we partied well.
At the time, Mihan and I were still inexperienced with each other sexually. We had messed around, as all teenagers do, but when it came to “doing the deed”, we found ourselves a little shy and apprehensive. She was my soul mate, the most true love of my life, and the only woman I had ever truly cherished above everything else. It was probably for the best that we didn’t rush into things. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that.
I will never forget one particular celebration we shared, in recognition of one of our Brutor traditions. Really, as teenagers, we used any excuse we could to get together, drink, make out, smoke, and feel like adults. I was never a drinker as a young man, but I comforted many friends that spent hours puking their guts out from drinking too much. Adults had nothing on us.
Mihan and I had isolated ourselves from the main party, desperately wanting a little alone time together. My friend Tiny and his conquest had secreted into the room beside ours. We discovered quickly just how thin the walls were in that dwelling!
It seemed every time Mihan and I drew closer in our intimacy, there would be loud, sometimes awkward sounds from the room beside. We would simply smile, do our best to ignore it, and try not to ruin our own moods. Even thinking about her now is intoxicating; there was nothing about her that wasn’t divinely perfect. This next statement is probably too much information, even for my personal memoirs, but if ever there was a woman to be craved, to be wanted and desired more than breath itself, it was Mihan. I’m aching now just dwelling on other memories we shared later in our teenaged lives.
I pulled her close, devouring her lips in mine, breathing in her essence deeply, losing each other in our passion. That night could’ve been the night we finally went all the way.
Then there was laughter, followed by a girl’s yelling, then more laughing, crying, the sound of bare feet running, and a door slamming. Mihan and I both looked at each other stupidly, neither of us having any idea what was going on.
Suddenly the door to our room burst open, and there stood Tiny in all his naked glory, an ear to ear smirk on his face, laughing, tears streaming down his face.
“Roc! Man! You’re never going to believe this!” he said, storming into the room, completely oblivious to the moment he was ruining.
“Hi Mihan.” he said as an afterthought, plopping himself down on the bed between us.
“So there we are, getting it on, and I knew I was gonna get some, right?” he started, ignoring my imploring look for him to get the hell out so I could get some myself.
“Nice tits and such, so things were getting hot and heavy.” He still had that stupid smile plastered to his face. Mihan rolled her eyes, making it apparent our moment for hot and heavy had passed by. Dammit Tiny.
“Anyway, I take my pants off and ask her to give me a blow job. She gets all nervous and shit, so I encourage her with my hand on the back of her head. I mean, that’s cool, right?”
Why he was telling me any of this, I really did not know. I had less than zero interest in visually picturing the story he was describing, especially because the graphical reference was dangling less than a foot away from me, hanging off the bed.
“She kept backing off, so I asked her ‘You do know how to give a blow job, right?’ and she said ‘Of course I do’. So then she grabs it in her hands, puts her lips around the end of it, and starts making a ‘huff huff’ sound. She was actually blowing it!!!”
With that, he fell over backwards onto the bed into hysterics.
There are moments when we all make horrible, unthinking choices. The next few moments slowed down painfully, forever etched into my memory.
I started laughing. I couldn’t help it. It was a hilarious story. Blow jobs, I thought to myself. During my growing fit of laughter, my eyes slowly fell across Mihan, but not fully understanding the disgusted, horrified look she was giving back to me. Dumbfoundedly, I watched, the smile falling off my face far too slowly, as she stood from the bed and raced out of the room, slamming the door behind her. Moments later I could hear her muffled voice next door, and renewed crying from the other female at the realization that Tiny was spreading the details of her naivety. I could hear Mihan comforting her, and knew I was now an accomplice.
Even though I hadn’t been drinking, I had never been more sober than at the moment.
I punched Tiny in the gut. “You’re an asshole, you know that?” I said.
“Wha?” Tiny said, looking up at me stupidly from the bed.
Fat chicks need sex too; and man will they work hard for it.
Welcome to the nineteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This months topic comes to us from @evepress, and he asks: The CSM: CCP’s Meta Game? – The CSM, an eve player’s voice to CCP.Right? In the grand scheme of things yes, the players bring up issues and the CSM presents them to CCP. But in its current iteration the CSM was supposed to be given small authority to assign CCP assets to projects that the CSM thought needed work on. As it has come out, this was not the case. So fellow bloggers, is the CSM worth it, has the CSM improved the game in any way, or is it just a well thought out scamby CCP to give us players a false sense of input in the game? What’s your take?
Everybody has an opinion on how to do things better; it’s a fact as old as mankind itself. There are several quips & quotes that paraphrase this sentiment: walk a mile in another man’s shoes being one of the more famous.
Opinion is based on perception and experience. We all have our own views and individual histories that have shaped our lives thus far; no two are identical, so therefore, coming to an accord on any topic is a grand undertaking to say the least. The more people you introduce into this mix, the more unique perspectives there will be, and the exponential growth of conflict is unstoppable.
I am sure this particular blog banter is going to generate a lot of interest from players of EVE Online, as well as from CCP itself. I am personally looking forward to reading as many as possible, seeing how things pan out, giving my opinion here and there.
I believe the topic of CSM falls into a few generalized opinions:
- Players that love the CSM
- Players that want to believe in the CSM but are disheartened by CCP’s treatment of it
- Players that think the CSM is a waste
- CCP staff that love the CSM
- CCP staff that like the concept of the CSM as long as it doesn’t involve any effort on their end
- CCP staff that think the CSM is a waste
I am sure other EVE bloggers will pick one of these views and go into their own personal support of it, or debate it.
My dilemma is I can see all points of view, based on my own experiences with CCP, with MMO players as a whole, past and present, and from other game developers I have interacted with on similar endeavours.
Through all of it I have learned two things:
- The player base is never satisfied, no matter what you do.
- Ultimately, if the company continues to profit, everything else falls to the wayside.
That is the way of things, the way of the Force. Out of sight, out of mind. Hurts us it can, hmmm?
I am willing to respect and debate my opinions with others, provided it is done so in an intelligent and logical manner. I bring passion to the table, and admire that in others. It’s only when a discussion deteriorates to ignorance and an unwillingness to listen that I become frustrated and will simply walk away, or punch someone in the throat (as is the habit of my newest corp mate. She’s pretty awesome).
I have ideas on how the CSM could be better. I have ideas on how CCP could run things better. I have ideas on how EVE could be better. Like I started off saying, we all have our own ideas.
I choose to be thankful for CCP’s willingness to even have a CSM. Many games do not. They simply do what they will, and when things start going poorly, then they try a “too little, too late” approach, listening to everything their users say, making drastic swings in direction, usually taking a year or two to continually refine and refine until they either get it right or have committed themselves so far down the wrong path that there is no coming back! (Do you hear me Sony Online Entertainment?!? I will never forgive you for f*cking up my Star Wars Galaxies!)
Ok, Roc, take a breath. *breathes deep calming breaths*
So does CCP have it all figured out when it comes to the CSM? Hell no.
Could it be better? Hell yes.
Could it be worse? In many ways … CCP could abolish the CSM altogether … CCP could listen to everything players say (Jebus help us!) … CCP could just do what I tell them in every regard … wait, that should be in the make things better category.
So bottom line for me, having met and developed relationships with quite a few people at CCP, is that they believe they are doing the right thing, for the most part. They are divided, just like any growing company, and not everything runs smoothly, just like any growing company.
Players should always be careful what they ask from a gaming company; they might just get what they ask for (F*cking Sony Online Entertainment! The greatest franchise of ALL time and you monkeys STILL managed to F*ck it up! Oh sure, blame Lucasarts; it was their creative control that destroyed the game. Whatthefuckever! How’s the Matrix Online doing for you, and other big name properties you destroyed that didn’t involve Lucasarts?!? You have so put me off the idea of an online Star Wars MMO that I’m not even willing to try The Old Republic because of the hurt you’ve caused me, and I believe in Bioware as a company a helluva lot more than I do you!!! Dammit, why couldn’t you just leave well enough alone!)
On a more rational note, if any of you reading this know a SOE employee, punch them right now … hard … in the throat, and tell them Roc says hi.
Always finish what you sta