Exercise Time! Or So I Tell Myself

January 24, 2014

Yup. Time to start back exercising. My body fat percentage is probably at 90 right now. That’s right folks – I’m being held together by lipids.

That having been said, I consider myself a sexy bag of lipids, but still – something must be done. Please bare in mind that I’m not making this decision for anyone other than me. My self-esteem is pretty solid, I might even venture to say high, so it’s not because I am crying myself to sleep while I have one hand In a large bag of Doritos while the other is flicking through Men’s Health and wishing I looked like the guy on the cover (and every ad – at least in the “after” photo as I currently resemble many “before” shots.)

I’m doing this simply because I recognize that I have been lazy. “Thick” is all well and fine but it ain’t thick if it jiggles lol. I could stand to tighten and tone especially since I adore food and cooking. Plus I’m not getting any younger and I rather put in the work now than have to put in way more work and down 100 pills for my10 physical problems like diabetes, hypertension, erectile dysfunction etc.

Now – where are my sneakers… The running ones not the leather ones that have never seen anything quicker then a rush for an evening sale.

Wish me luck! Tell me about your plans and routines, maybe I’ll adopt some of them in my quest to Adonis status!


The Peppermint Tea Goblin

January 19, 2014

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Living with others post your early 20s is always a challenge, regardless of who it is. I live with my parents – the worst example of people you can live with as a young adult. During this time you’re coming into your own; your own tastes, levels of comfort, preference of clothing optional in the kitchen etc. however you have to now temper that based on those around you and their own levels of comfort etc.

Fine.

However what really pisses me off is when you have a communal space where items are stored. Before I continue let me say this – I am not a selfish person. I love sharing with people who appreciate the things I do and it gives us something to chat and/or complain about in unison. BUT when people are clearly using your things without asking and more importantly TELLING you they’re using them, that right there folks is when tensions mount.

Those who know me are aware of my routines and my little obsessions. Peppermint tea and peach iced tea being two of them. I always keep a box of Heath & Heather peppermint tea in my cupboard to start the day, end the day, or to have a cup at some point during the day. It calms me and I love the taste. The other day though I started noticing a discrepancy in my peppermint reserve. I said to myself that someone else must be partaking of the delicious “peppermintness” I so adore.

I lacked solid evidence of this so I said maybe I miscounted the number of bags remaining.

Then came the bait and switch. Someone put OTHER types of peppermint tea in my box! The very gall! I depleted my authentic Heath & Heather reserve and moved on to another box. That went swiftly also and again I suspected foul play but lacked evidence. Until I was down to the last tea bag and arose the next day to find it and the box gone entirely! Proof! Which at the time didn’t appease me since I was out of my calming peppermint tea. I purchased another box (I really should buy it in bulk) and carried on with my monitoring – but I needed answers.

I decided to confront my mother aka the most likely suspect and while waving the box “asked” if she had been drinking this peppermint tea. She turned, scanned the label on the box and declared she doesn’t use that brand “specifically” then asked if I wanted it. I was taken aback! I exclaimed “it’s MINE!” To which she acted as though she had no clue as to how this magical box of peppermint tea kept appearing in the cupboard despite her not buying it.

I am now suspicious of my father but he always denies touching anything so that will be a lost cause. Clearly there is a peppermint tea goblin breaking into my home and violating my holdings for his perverse pleasures.

This isn’t the end, I can assure you of that!


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Why You Should Watch It

January 18, 2014

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I knew absolutely nothing about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Nothing. Other than that really interesting video of how the marketing budget was used to help feed the needy people of wherever touched by some tragedy. At that point all I knew was the marketing budget was pretty small.

At any rate I hadn’t seen a trailer or anything and had no expectations of the film. However I must say – it’s cute! Ben Stiller delivers in his unique way of charm and complete lack of sexiness that’s engaging and completely not intimidating. Other people star in it as well but who really cares about the other people. If you’re an imaginative person you could relate to the lead character (protagonist for you fancy bitches who studied literature) and his flights of fantasy. Some witty, some action packed but all very interesting.

The actual story is interesting but not the fastest moving of plots but it’s straightforward enough so just relax and enjoy the movie.

I’m less than an hour in and I am writing this recommendation so if it sucks by an hour and a half don’t get angry with me! It’s your own fault for minding the recommendation of a complete stranger!

My final word is a bit of an interesting tidbit – I own a ring similar to the one in the movie. You’ll know what I mean when you watch.


Mother Sues Beyoncé After Daughter Dies Giving Head on Surfboard

January 17, 2014

I do not even care if this is a hoax or not. I just cackled uncontrollably and decided to share.

You’re welcome!

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I’m actually a huge fan of the song Drunk In Love featuring Jay Z so this really gave me the giggles but if she DID die doing that well I only have one word…

Amateur.


Screw tumblr I’m on Instagram baby!

January 16, 2014

Right so before I started back blogging I got an iPhone and like countless other “sheeple” the urge to document every mundane aspect of my life overcame me.

All this to say I’m on Instagram and have been for ages now and have become quite the poster!

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Feel more than free to follow me by Clicking Here!


First post of 2014 with Video

January 7, 2014

So I’ve finally installed WordPress on my iPhone, over a year after having it. That means I’ll be more likely to post pics, videos and stories. I just hope I don’t post my “personal photos” accidentally! 😜

Check out the video here!

The purpose of this revised blog is to be more open with readers about what makes me tick, how things in the world work and to help everyone better understand what’s going on in the world around them in a way they can appreciate.

I’ll also be uploading to YouTube so check out my channel – guess what it’s called.

Watch this space to find out more of what’s happening in the life of the Superlative1.


After the Hiatus

May 9, 2010

First of all let me say Happy Mother’s Day to all you givers of life out there. Hope the way you treat your children is reflected in the treatment you receive today. Be that a testament to or an indictment against your parenting skills is all on you.

Anyway it’s been one full year since I’ve posted and so many things have happened personally and internationally. I’m now a firm believer in Blackberry Mobile Devices (aka phones), I’ve left the public service and now working for myself because clearly this isn’t my main stay of income… what else… um… I’ve made new friends, excommunicated persons who I used to call friends, and general anarchy and chaos prevailed. I purchased two watches since the last time I posted:

This sexy Guess watch above for Summer

and this equally sexy Encore Oz watch by Marc Ecko for Winter.

All in all, it’s the same old thing:
Men are dogs
Women are bitches
Money gets spent
And it’s all for the riches.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for more timely updates, at RoHareVodka (just click the name) or check the Twitter sidebar I reactivated today with the new twitter name, same account, different name.

Thank you all for sticking with me during my down-time and there’s more to come, just wait and see.


And the African Americans Strike Again

April 30, 2009

This is a very shameful story. Well, shameful to a point, as I am not African American as I like to remind my readers. I am not American in general, so I can’t be African American. Apart from that obvious difference would be that of socialization. This abounding fast food culture of the United States is not something that is as prevelant here in the Caribbean as it is there. Popeyes Chicken isn’t even available in Barbados, which is fine by me, I think it’s average at best.

Making things worse are the reactions to the closure, as though a crime against humanity was committed, talking about they were waiting for this day, a special on chicken. MY GOODNESS!


Follow me on Twitter

April 2, 2009

So I have finally given in to the usefulness of Twitter ever since they installed the Twitter Widget for WordPress. It’s useful, reason- sometimes I have thoughts that don’t warrant being full on posts, but I feel the need to share my thoughts and musings. Likewise, since my pc is down (not sure if I mentioned that to you all before but it is) it is particularly difficult to update posts as I would like to, since I have to be using someone else’s system until I get mine up and running again.

To aid in that effort, the Twitter Widget! I am able to update my twitter on my cell and it goes automatically to WordPress, solving my greatest issue, also creating something close to a live blog post when I just hit you with random musings, bringing the blog closer to its origins, Rantings of the Superlative1!

Anyway, follow me on Twitter, RoHareVodka if you want to, or just check back the blog periodically to see what’s happening, what’s on my mind, where I am, where I’m not and who’s ticking me off! 🙂


The Charmings

March 7, 2009

So while going through the usual net surfing Saturday morning afternoon nothing better to do type thing, I came across this little youtube video, the opening theme to a 1980s series called The Charmings. I was hysterical with laughter after I had watched it. I am going to have to hunt the show down to see if I can source it online.


Tag Your Friends!

March 7, 2009

Yeah so this little pic is going around facebook for people to tag their friends in and is causing quite a stir! Everyone wants to be tagged, but hardly ever are they pleased with how they’re tagged because it represents how they are viewed by their peers. I myself have been tagged a couple times in this and… well… I had to untag and retag myself so it was more fitting 🙂

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And the Rumors Are In!

March 5, 2009

So apparently, this whole Chris Brown going Ike Turner on Rihanna (also known as Robyn F.) has led to some divulging of information!

It is reported that Chompers (Brown) may not be the straightest of individuals and the romance between the two of them (him and Rihanna) may be a cover for a secret life. Then again, given the reports of his movements in Trinidad, it may not be so secret.

A source levies allegations that Chris Brown is “a sister” and may be in love with some Trini guy. Also, he’s reported to have spent a great deal of his time in Trinidad with a drag queen.

This sheds a whole new light on the saga, I can only imagine that while pummeling Rihanna, Chompers was yelling, “You think you bad?! I does tek more man dan you! EH! EH! EH!”


Meet The Browns

March 5, 2009

For those of you with an active inbox, hotmail especially, you’ve probably already seen this email. If you haven’t here it is.

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No Cursing Week

March 3, 2009

Thank heavens this nonsense only happens in the U.S.

Imagine, some idle child decides that his ears are too sensitive for curse words and gets some more idle judge type person to institute No Cursing Week in Los Angeles. This from the LA Times.

Can Los Angeles County residents go a week without cussing?

At least one county supervisor thinks so. Supervisor Michael Antonovich is set to proclaim this week No Cussing Week on Tuesday, following the example of sandy-haired soccer player McKay Hatch, 14, who has become something of a media darling since he started his No Cussing Club at South Pasadena Middle School two years ago.

“A lot of kids at my school, and some of my friends, would cuss and use dirty language all the time. They did it so much, they didn’t even realize they were doing it. It bothered me so much that one day I challenged them to stop!” McKay wrote on his website.

“They were shocked. They didn’t know that it was bothering me. They didn’t even realize how much they were doing it until I said something. I was actually surprised at how they reacted; they accepted my No Cussing Challenge. But some of the kids said they didn’t know how to stop. That’s when I started the No Cussing Club.”

Within a month, the club had 50 members and soon grew to include 30,000 members in every state and 30 countries, including Argentina, France and the United Kingdom, where swearing is often considered an art.

McKay has since appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Fox News,” “Good Morning America” and “Dr. Phil.”

Those who accept the challenge, which can vary from one week to a year, agree not to “cuss, swear, use bad language or tell dirty jokes. Clean language is a sign of intelligence and always demands respect. I will use my language to uplift, encourage and motivate. I will Leave People Better Than I Found Them!”

“Through the ‘No Cussing Challenge,’ we see the power of positive peer pressure among all people and how saying ‘No’ to cussing is a motivating factor, one that has made it easier for some to say ‘No’ to drugs and violence,” Antonovich wrote in his motion supporting No Cussing Week and commending McKay for “being a positive role model and encouraging the use of clean language.”

But can all of Los Angeles County (and particularly those caught in rush-hour traffic) follow McKay’s lead? And what happens to those who slip when they, say, stub their toe?

No worries — Antonovich has no interest in ticketing the foul-mouthed. “It’s not enforceable,” said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell. “It’s like Breast Cancer Awareness Week. We want to remind people about their choice of words. Use different language — be kind; be civil.”

— Molly Hennessy-Fiske

McKay Hatch, 14, a 9th grader at South Pasadena High School, started a no cussing club at his school, back in October of 2007. South Pasadena has declared March 3 thru March 7, 2008, don’t cuss week. Hatch was photographed at South Pasadena High School on March 5, 2008.

Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Bleh! Now, I try not to curse on my blog for several reasons, but don’t be fooled, I have quite the potty mouth and my favourite word is the big C ending in UNT. Someone once told me I punctuate sentences with curse words, I promptly replied “What the f*ck ever!” and conceded his point. I digress.

Now before there’s a “No Hunger Week” where they go feed some hungry people or something, they’re pre-occupied with encouraging children in folly.

I would love to meet that little boy and tell him what I really think about his week. Rest assured, his ears would bleed.

‘Nuff Said.