Saturday, October 25, 2014

Diet Update Week 24: The struggle continues

Well, October 9th has come and gone and I have not met my goal of 70 pounds lost. I have had a couple of setbacks (here and here) but it's just part of the struggle. I had gotten to 61 pounds lost but then I had a little "hiccup" and put back on 6.9 pounds. I am pleased to say that after 1 week of intensive paying attention to my diet and being a good boy I have lost that 6.9 pounds and am back to having lost those 61 pounds! That's 6.9 pounds lost in 5 days for those keeping score! It's very difficult to keep with this. I just realized that when I was thinking of what I was going to do today my first thought was "I think I'll make a nice loaf of oatmeal bread" while I do my housecleaning. See? The food thing is insidious! I printed out the recipe and everything before I realized what I was doing! Ugh!

Wish me luck!

What are you doing today?

Mr. B's car is having a fit so today he has my car. That means I am trapped at the clubhouse for the day. I could sit in front of the computer all day making trouble or I could do something. Perhaps this is the perfect time to do some housework that has been piling up. I have just downloaded the new Aretha album so I think I'll just play that and get the place cleaned up. I find it's easier to be motivated when I have some girls doing backup vocals while I chase the vacuum around. 
What are you up to today?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lifestyles of the Rich and Tasteless

Every now and then I run a cross a story about a beautiful house by the ocean that I would love to live in. I saw one recently and thought "how beautiful"! And then I saw the inside...

Beautiful house, yes? Those look like hydrangeas waiting for summer to make the approach just gorgeous. Nice place!

The back porch. What a glamorous view! Fabulous!

Another view of the back of the house

Now we move indoors. Where do I begin? Is it with the bizarre Viennese poof drapes? Is it the cocktail table/sofa combo that looks like it was moved from Adnan Kashoggi's yacht in 1970? Is it the cheap clear glass Christmas Tree Shops Lamps? Or is it the pickled white window frames and marble topped end tables? How awful!

This must be a "breakfast nook". The perriwinkle blue cushions on the goofy knot chairs are kinda classic, but matched with tat lilac sofa arrangement makes the room look nuts! We're not going to comment on the poorly scaled hanging lighting, the weird basement windows over the sofa.

So here's a sitting area in the lounge. Note the multi-level plastic cocktail table the mis-matched upholstery on the club chairs and the silly statuary far too large for that niche. I really like the fireplace screen but it's hard to see the one nice thing in the room, because of that shockingly bad painting over the fireplace purchased off of the back of a pick up truck in a Taco Bell parking lot in Encino.

Would you want to cook in that kitchen?? I am not enjoying all of this wood work here folks. Put some frigging paint on the wood.. PLEASE!

You own a house like this and you haven't upgraded the appliances since the early 70's? Shame on you!

As I have said time and time again... If you can afford a house like this, you can afford to hire someone with taste to decorate it. If you don't you probably vote for Republicans and are too stupid to notice that your home is being dished by a big queen from Cape Cod. (Sorry about the political input there.. it slipped out.)

Some honesty from Frenchy here

You all know how I feel about Republicans and Christianists and Conservatives in general. They are the lowest forms of life for (and forgive the florid rhetoric) creating an environment where some people feel it's their "Christian" duty to deny even the basics of life, liberty and the pursuit of liberty to LGBT folks using the Bible as their manifesto. I sometimes get so frustrated with the sheer volume of stories that appear before me about the damage to our society they cause that I can't decide whether to post them and try to let other people know how disgusting they are or not because of emotional exhaustion from constant exposure to their shameful antics. I have just read a great story about how, during the last elections Mitt Romney said that President Obama should get 'full credit or blame' for the shockingly high gas prices. The Republicans/Conservatives echoed this foolish rhetoric and screamed out 'that's right!' Now that gas prices have reached their lowest (national average) in 3 years.. Crickets. 

Normally I would post that whole story (read it here if you'd like) but I don't have the energy today. So for the next few days I'm steering clear of politics and sticking to fun and fabulous stuff. 

So forgive this post and I hope you enjoy the following ones until I get my strength back. 

-Francois du Cap Moreau-

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Before you vote on November 4th

We've all been there.. Woman Who Got Dumped By Boyfriend Spends An Entire Week in a 24 Hour KFC

You've heard of Chicken Soup (Jewish Penicillin) curing a cold? Well, fried chicken is Southern Girls' Penicillin.

From DListed:
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We’ve all been there. We’ve all ended up in a booth at KFC after our bastard live-in piece dumped us. We’ve all tried to drown our feelings with chicken wings, french fries and that gross tub of lawnmower barf they try to pass as coleslaw. We’ve all woken up in a puddle of our drool and biscuit crumbs on a KFC table and have watched the sun set 7 times as our salty tears fall into a Styrofoam tub full of mashed potatoes. We’ve all kept the bathroom door shut with one foot as we wash the 3-day stank out of our chonies in the sink. It has happened to all of us and it happened to 26-year-old Tan Shen of Chengdu in China.
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HIM Alexandra Feodorovna, last Tsarina of Russia working the shit out of some magnificent hardware!

Scott Brown Mistakenly Lists Massachusetts In Campaign Filing

Man... What a moron!

From Talking Points Memo:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate for New Hampshire Scott Brown fell into a trap he has been working hard to avoid when he listed himself as a Massachusetts state senator in a recent campaign finance filing.
The Federal Election Commission document, obtained by WMUR, features a receipt dated September 9, 2014, in which Brown lists "Commonwealth of MA" as the name of his employer and "state senator" under occupation.

Brown served Massachusetts in the state house from 1998-2004, the state senate from 2004-2010 and in the U.S. Senate from 2010 until he lost to Elizabeth Warren in 2012. He moved to New Hampshire ahead of the 2014 election to run for Senate, anticipating a better chance of victory in the purple state. He's currently in a dead heat with his opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D).
Brown's campaign aides didn't respond to WMUR or TPM's queries for comment. An anonymous spokesperson told reporter Alexandra Jaffe of The Hill that the listing of Massachusetts was "a clerical error and the report is being amended and refiled accordingly."

Rep. Louie Gohmert: Gay Massages Put Military In Danger Of Terrorism

Once again the stupidest man in Congress reveals just how really stupid he is. From Joe My God:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Shit for Brains, TX)
"I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.' Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it's a different kind of fighting, it's a different kind of war and if you're sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you're not going to last very long. It's guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that's what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did. As people have said, 'Louie, you have got to understand, you don't even know your history.' Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It's not a good idea." - Rep. Louis Gohmert, speaking on Christian radio.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The Singer's Hall at Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bayern

Empty-headed Douchebag Scott Brown Fakes His Way Through A Debate With Jeanne Shaheen


(Fmr.) Sen. Scott Brown (R-Where Am I Now?)
About 20 years ago, there was a great episode of "Cheers," featuring a city councilman who goes to the bar to ask voters for support. "Kevin Fogarty, City Council. I hope I have your vote on election day," he says. Frasier Crane asks, "And why exactly should I vote for you, Mr. Fogarty?"

The councilman replies, "Well, because I'm a hard worker, and I take a stand." Crane adds, "On what, exactly?" "The issues of the day," Fogarty replies. "Which are?" Crane asks. "The things that concern you and your family -- the most," the councilman concludes.

The folks in the bar thought this was a great answer, failing to notice that the candidate clearly had nothing of substance to say, and was simply faking his way past the questions, hoping no one would notice.

The "Cheers" episode came to mind last night watching Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) debate former Sen. Scott Brown (R) in New Hampshire. At one point, for example. moderator Chuck Todd asked about climate change -- Brown believes some of the crisis is "natural" -- and pressed the candidates on how best to reduce carbon emissions.

"I'm not going to talk about whether we're going to do something in the future," Brown replied, apparently confused about the purpose of a political campaign.

When Todd asked the Republican to explain the metrics he'd use to determine whether the U.S./Mexico border is secure, Brown replied, "You know it's secure when people don't come across it."

Remember, border security is one of the issues Brown claims to care the most about.

All of which led the challenger to make a striking claim. Scott Brown's strategy in his New Hampshire Senate campaign has focused on claims that securing the border would prevent Islamic State militants from crossing into the United States. But when asked on Tuesday for evidence, Brown denied he ever made such statements.

"With respect, I did not say that -- what I have said is ISIS is real," Brown, a Republican, said during the first televised debate of the New Hampshire Senate race.... "Is there a possibility?" he added. "It's been raised that there are opportunities for people to come through that border. What are their intentions, I'm not sure, but they have made it very clear that they want to plant a flag in the White House."
He added, "I'm not fear mongering."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

Better news today from Dietland

I stuck to it yesterday and was rewarded with a nice 3.1 pound reduction in my weight. I knew that would be the case but it's a great inspiration to keep going at it. Oh, and a big "Thanks" to Fiber Choice tablets and hydrochlorothiazide! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Filthy, Fear-Mongering, Conservative Whore

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Piece of Shit)
Just when you think the Conservatives in this country couldn't sink any lower or be worse "human beings", we get this story about Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) who is using the Ebola outbreak in Africa to fundraise for a petition to end all flights to the US from Ebola-stricken countries. Apart from the fact that there are no direct flights from any of those countries (you stupid asshole), he's taking a page out of the old Karl Rove handbook of scaring people to death in order to gain politically. It's shameless, disgusting and all too familiar in these days of lying Republican Conservatives and their trashy ilk. Disgusting!

From MaddowBlog:

Congressman uses Ebola for fundraising pitch

FHP Live Traffic Map

This is a map of where the 'hits' on my web site originate. I find it interesting/amusing to see that on the Eastern half of the US, the House Party seems to be quite popular while in the Western US, not so much. Perhaps being a Western state Conservative means you have little or no sense of humor as well as being stupid. Facts is facts, folks! 

Gotta get back on my diet..

I haven't been sticking to my diet much over the last three weeks and on Thursday last I decided to take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off and refocus on my diet on Monday (today). After going out for gyros (I love those things) on Friday night followed by a tortilla pizza, Sweet Potato Waffles on Saturday night and a big ol' stuffed grilled pork chop with corn last night, I stepped on the Wii Fit thingy and that damned thing said I gained 6.8 pounds since I weighed myself last time! The last time I took 4 weeks off my diet I had actually lost 0.4 pounds so this was quite a shock. I suspect that it was just all of the crap I ate this weekend and if I stick to it I should have that 7 pounds off fairly quickly but that is a lesson learned. Gotta stick to it, Mary!

Researchers develop tiny tractor beam, and they’re sure they could make a larger one

Wow! So this is really cool!

From Researchers have developed a small-scale laser beam capable of moving microscopic particles nearly 8 inches, an important step in developing a “tractor beam.”

Previous attempts have used the motion of protons to transfer tiny particles, but a team at The Australian National University used heat to move 0.2-mm particles up to 7.87 inches – which is about 100 times farther than had been done previously, reported CNET.