Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More Good Men, Please

My day job is being the web guy ("Digital Content Manager") for a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. I've never actually met The Talent in whose name I work, but I do work closely with the show's executive producer.

At 10pm last night, he emailed me with a guest change. We had 2 guests scheduled for the 1st hour, but they'd both been replaced with a single guest. The new guest's name was familiar to me, and I knew he had excellent radio chops, so I asked my ExecProd if both the original guests had cancelled, or if he'd made the switch because the new guest made for better radio.

He told me it was the latter.

Which prompted me to write him the following:
I really hope [The Talent] is aware of how hard you work to make the show that bears his name glisten like a diamond on black velvet.

I stand in mute awe of your dedication. Guys like you are a pleasure to work with and for.

An all-too-rare pleasure, I might add, in a modern era of slackers and half-hearted good-enoughers.

The reason I wrote that?

Because no one else would, even though he deserved to have his work recognized.

Always reward good behavior.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

No Wonder I Have Body Image Issues

In 40 years, the "ideal" male body has gone from Sean Connery to Hugh Jackman.



Only thing is, even Hugh Jackman isn't this Jackmanesque.
Since 5 percent body fat is nobody's natural condition, fitness plans are geared to peak on the days of the sex scenes or shirtless moments. To prep for these days, trainers will dehydrate a client like a boxing manager sweats a fighter down to weight. They often switch him to a low- or no-sodium diet three or four days in advance, fade out the carbohydrates, brew up diuretics like herbal teas, and then push cardio to sweat out water – all to accentuate muscle definition for the key scenes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I Missed Valentine's Day, But Better Late Than Never

And, I suppose, it would still make a nice anniversary present, right?


[How to Make a Heart Shaped Egg - Valentines Day] (Viewer #377,198)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Custom Rolling Pin

Via Neatorama:



Seems like a neat idea, but I'm having a hard time thinking of something I'd want on all my cookies. Or even most of them. Or even enough of them to make this a worthwhile purchase.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stepping Out

On the advice of my Flora Coach, I set Blossom outside today to enjoy the warm spring weather:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mostly, I Bake Cookies and Give Them Away

(hanky alert)


[Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014] (Viewer #5,062,433)

Stuff like this is kinda my new hobby.

Although I'm sure some of my blogkids would say... not so new...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Was a 26-Year-Old Freshman

Well, 25 and 50 Weeks, but still...



Oh... alternative caption:

"Paul Ryan introduces his 10-year balanced budget plan to House Democrats."