September 27th, 2012

Exercise - MLP

Weight

09-20: 178.8 lbs - 41.6 lbs fat - 23.3% fat - 25.8 BMI
09-21: 176.9 lbs - 40.4 lbs fat - 22.9% fat - 25.6 BMI
09-22: 177.3 lbs - 40.5 lbs fat - 22.9% fat - 25.6 BMI
09-23: 176.1 lbs - 39.9 lbs fat - 22.7% fat - 25.4 BMI
09-24: 178.8 lbs - 41.6 lbs fat - 23.3% fat - 25.8 BMI
09-25: 178.9 lbs - 41.6 lbs fat - 23.3% fat - 25.9 BMI
09-26: 178.7 lbs - 41.6 lbs fat - 23.3% fat - 25.8 BMI
09-27: 177.5 lbs - 40.7 lbs fat - 23.0% fat - 25.6 BMI

Spreadsheet with charts at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlTScW2oEvY4dEgyTU9PcVUzbTlkY19vZEpVUFlIVlE

Pretty boring week. Hitting 176 a couple times was great, too bad i couldn't keep it up. I think i'm gonna be struggling to get back down to 177/178 over the weekend because...
Lime Truck

Marketing working as intended

Found out that the Lime Truck _and_ Barcelona on the Go were both supposed to be at the Sports Chalet food truck meetup near home this evening. So i stopped by there and was a little disappointed to find that the Lime Truck went missing somewhere. That wasn't too bad though, since it had been forever since i'd been to Barcelona on the Go. In fact, i spent a fair bit of time wondering if perhaps the last time i'd been to them was with shelleycat. Well i guess at least i won't be wondering that next time.

I got the fries and steak and the bacon wrapped dates which are my two favorites, and also decided to try the brie cheese and mushroom quesadilla.

So for the past week i've been meaning to stop by BevMo and look to see if they had the pumpkin cider i've been hearing about lately. However here i was in the food truck lot, and right next to it was a Total Wine & More. So i went in and started looking through the cider/specialty beer section. I'm not so sure about the prices at TWM compared to BevMo, but i think it does have a better selection of individually bottled things. So i found several different kind of pumpkin drinks, and then couldn't resist picking out several other kinds of beer and cider as well. I ended up paying about $18 for 9 bottles of stuff. Of course since i bought it i've got to try at least a little tonight :) I think i'm going to start with the Banana Bread Beer and the Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider.

In other marketing news, someone brought some Oreos into work today, one package of Neapolitan flavored and one package of Candy Corn flavored :) I'd been hearing about the Candy Corn ones a fair bit on G+ so i tried one of each. Not too fond of the Neapolitan, i'm not especially fond of strawberry flavor. Real strawberries are good, but this wasn't even a particularly good artificial strawberry flavor. I think i actually liked the Candy Corn one better, quite possibly in large part because the Candy Corn flavor was noticeable, but not especially strong. (It's probably also important to note that both varieties were using vanilla flavored cookies, not the usual chocolate cookies.)

I'm not sure if i would actually buy my own package of Candy Corn Oreos now, but i guess their marketing blitz has done its work. Two packages of Oreos were bought that might well not have been bought otherwise, and even if i'm not rushing out to buy a package of the Candy Corn flavored ones, i am thinking about regular Oreos a bit now :)

So i wonder what crazy flavor they'll do to get attention next. I'm not sure, but round about this time next year i'd definitely be interested in trying some Pumpkin Pie Oreos :)
Games: Terraria: Terra

Buy ALL the things!

This is kind of a pre-emptive Friday Cool Stuff You Can Buy post

First, and most importantly, OCRemix is doing a Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ocremix/an-epic-5-disc-ff6-fan-album-from-oc-remix-take-tw

OCRemix has already done a lot of free and very awesome albums (http://ocremix.org/albums/) but now they're trying to do a real semi-offical album of Final Fantasy 6 music. (Apparently they had they kickstarter up before but had to take it down while they worked out some legal arrangements with Squenix?)

Of course by this point they're well past their funding goal and since everything will go up on the OCRemix site for free once it's done you don't _need_ to support the kickstarter to get the music. But it's nice to support a site that gives away such awesome music, and if you're willing to go to the $50 level you can get an actual physical copy of the music :)

The next big thing is the 25 cents Android App sale: https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_celebrate_25_billion

Good news, they're featuring about a dozen apps a day for 25 cents each. Some of them are pretty good, some of them are pretty meh, and some of them are pretty WTF? For 25 cents each though i'm willing to pick up both the good ones and the WTF ones :)

Bad news, it's a different set each day for the next four days. They're not adding new apps to the list, they're replacing them, so one set has already gone by the wayside. (I think just one anyways.) That's part of the reason i'm posting this tonight instead of tomorrow morning :)

Other bad new. Remember how last friday i was talking about picking up either Kairosoft's Epic Astro Story or Dungeon Village? Well after trying the free demos for both i decided to go with Dungeon Village and spent $5 on it. Guess what one of the featured apps for today is? =P

Finally, because it needs the least advertising, Humble Indie Bundle 6 has been out for a bit: http://www.humblebundle.com/

As has been the trend for awhile, it's kind of hard to see some of the games in the bundle as being exactly Indie (Torchlight, i'm looking at you) but that doesn't mean it's not still worth it.

Hmmm, i advertised three things, a bundle of video games, a collection of apps which features several video games, and a kickstarter project for video game music. So this is great if you like video games i guess, otherwise not so much :)