December 10th...smoothielicious

Hey all,
Well, I broke out the blender today and went to town.
I had a vanilla banana smoothie with whey isolate and peaches.
I put four or five ice cubes in it and 1 cup of milk.
It was okay...I think I need less milk and maybe some strawberries.
I split it with my eight year old.
She liked it well enough.

I went to the gym and did sixty minutes on christian.
I've been alternating between Arnold and Christian for a while now.
I do Arnold for a heavy burn and christian if I want to work on speed.
On the third day, I do a lighter cardio workout so...christian for a half hour then forty five minutes on the dreadmill.
I replaced the batteries in my armband radio and was rewarded with a long string of upbeat music...very cool.
ended my workout with empire state of mind with Alicia keys.
I love music...always have.
all kinds.
I like classical, pop, rock, folk, country, rap, alternative, R&B and the occasional heavy metal song...as long as it is done well.
As long as it expresses something real.
current song I loathe is fireflies by owl something or other.
Its a nonsense song that doesn't even have the decency to be quirky enough to be cute.
It's just annoying.
Current song I love but find a little disturbing...
Russian Roulette by Rihanna.
It give me goosebumps, but I feel it sends a bad message to the youth. I say that tongue in cheek on the one hand and concerned mother on the other hand...
I sometimes feel bi polar.
Current song I simply love and will be around forever.
empire state of mind
alicia keys and Jay z.
I love art, all kinds. I feel people have the right and need to express themselves creatively...then I hear one of them spout bs and my midwestern redneck kicks in and I feel my bullsh*t meter peg.

that's why I can enjoy a movie like magnolia (one of my all time favorites...if you haven't seen it then see it, if only for the scene at the end...'sometimes these things happen'), and then be physically unable to sit through an oscar telecast while pretentious numbnuts blather on about war and peace when not a d*mn one of them has seen the working end of an m-16. Yet still admire their dresses and coif, and idealism.

It's difficult.
I love Tupac Shakur. His music was incredible.
Too bad he was such a thuggish *ss.

I love Bruce Springsteen...love, love, love his music....
His political leanings leave me cold. I hear people say all the time...I can't buy his music...
I can't not buy his music.
I think he is a musical genius.
I have learned to separate my love of art from the artists propensity to be completely crack brained.
Because if I selected my art based on someones personal belief systems...
I would have Thomas Kincaid art all over my house...
and then I would be forced to self immolation or to an unwanted, but suddenly necessary move.

My favorite artist is Andrew wyeth...whom everyone knows from Christina's world...I like his Young America painting the best (see picture at top). I also like his self portrait. His work always looks very straightforward, but there is usually something a little darker underneath that keeps me looking.
That is what good art is. It allows you to view the scene, the story, the music through your unique prism.
I have absolutely no way to tie this into weight loss unless I say something goofy like...
"I am making my body a living sculpture (*blech)
Create a masterpiece, exercise *retch.
I am done now.
Your pretentious, artsy-fartsy, midwestern redneck.


jo said...

Well, you lost me with all the musicians until you mentioned The Boss. =) I'm feeling a bit old! Born in the USA is one of my favorite albums.

We used to listen to Linda Ronstad a lot--and then I saw her on TV say that she hates republicans and wished they wouldn't listen to her music. I'm neither republican or democrat (I'm a good moderate) but that really turned me off--I can't listen to her now without thinking of that.

We listen to the oldies station. Of course it's the only rock station in our small town. THe oldies are the music I listened to growing up in jr and sr high--oldies, ha! =)

jo said...

p.s. still here, listening to the song...she has a beautiful voice, and I guess I do know who she is as she's beautiful. (I read Perez Hilton, don't tell anyone! lol)

I wish we had a current radio station so I wasn't so behind the times.

Don't know if I like the words in the song or not...

Leslie said...

I'm a diehard Bruce fan. Love him and his music. He's an old dude now, like me! I know what you mean about feeling a little schizo when you love someone's music (the sound) but hate the message. Art for art's sake in that case. Good work on the continued steady workout progress.

Anonymous said...

Good workout songs: Sweet Home Alabama and Don't Bring Me Down by ELO. I'm old.

Jodie said...

I'm a Wyeth fan...been to the N.C. Wyeth studio and home in Brandywine, PA - (his grandfather)

I'm with you on music. I think Eminem is extremely talented. It's hard to get past all the crap sometimes, but when you can, even the worst people can write brilliant stuff.

Boozy Tooth said...

I think that "Owl something or other" is one of my son's favorite bands. He is in the music business so I have to trust him when he likes something, but I'm afraid I'm too old to like it too.

Give me Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.

PS: Your smoothie sounds interesting to me. What's isolet?

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

Maybe you'd like Fireflies by Owl Something or Other. It's awesome!

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Foodie Girl said...

I can't stand that Fireflies song. ugh!

We have similar taste in music. Could be that we are the same age and grew up listening to the same stuff. I love Tupac as well.

Have a super great weekend!

South Beach Steve said...

I understand the inner struggle you have with the Boss and other musicians. I have come to the conclusion that if they simply voice their beliefs, and I disagree with them, I can still support them as a musician. If they carry it to the next level and ridicule and belittle me because I disagree with their beliefs, then their items stay on the shelf at the store.