Monday, July 19, 2010

This Is The End..........

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
In a...desperate land
Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah........

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Week One: Stats On My Walking

So yesterday was day 7, the end of the first week of walking.  I feel pretty good about yesterday as I bested a personal record set just 5 days fact the whole week has been record breaking for me as I've never walked so much before and I'm actually kind of liking it. I have kept with it, rain or shine, early in the morning and late in the evening and everything in between.... So, here are the stats!

Day 1- Thursday, April 29th: 197 lbs. starting weight, 6.87 miles walked, 463 calories burned.

Day 2- Friday, April 30th: 10.24 miles walked, 1092 calories burned, 18,025 steps of which 12,494 were aerobic

Day 3- Saturday, May 1st: 198.4 lbs (I figured the pain must weigh AT LEAST 5lbs, right??) 9.45 miles walked, 963 calories burned, 11,066 steps of which 6,636 were aerobic.

Day 4- Sunday, May 2nd: 10.12 miles walked, 1120 calories burned, 17,824 steps of which 15,442 were aerobic

Day 5- Monday, May 3rd: 199.2 lbs (the scale and I had it out 2 days prior and if I got my translation correct 199.2 is scale for "fuck you, fatty!", I assured her the frozen pizza meant nothing to me but she wasn't having it...needless to say we are no longer on speaking terms) 8.68 miles walked, 882 calories burned, 15,285 steps of which 5106 were aerobic
Day 6- Tuesday, May 4th: this was NOT a good day!  I figured since the scale had accused me of cheating I would just have an outright fast food orgy and, I am embarrassed to say, I was quite bad....I will admit to you that on this day I ate 2 $1 menu chicken sandwiches from Burger King, a dbl. cheeseburger from BK, 2 McDoubles and an apple pie from McDonald's...but hey, I DID order the DIET soda! I walked a pathetic 1.68 miles this day and I'm sure most of that was inside Wal-Mart looking for tin foil and fly paper.....tail between my legs ;(

Day 7- Wednesday, May 5th: Determined to atone for my gross overeating and lack of walking I hit a personal all time best of just over 11 miles! (however, I wrote down my stats early so as not to forget, so I will be listing the official numbers written)  10.7 miles walked, 1095 calories burned, 18,877 steps of which 14,472 were aerobic

Weekly Totals:

Miles Walked: 57.74 (I was really hoping to have hit @ least 60 but I will be happy with this number as it's the best I have ever done and I'm proud of that)

Calories Burned: 5615 (this might about cover my menu from Tuesday....ugh!)

And now for your free download to add some pep to your own walking mix....after the jump!

Monday, May 3, 2010

This Week in Holy Crimes: Via Joe.My.God

Over the last seven days...

Ohio: Pastor James A. Blaine charged with embezzling more than $100K from his church.

California: Pastor Jeffrey Allen Waisner sentenced to three years in prison for sex with a 14 year-old girl.

Texas: Pastor Jerod Rost charged with felony assault on a 13 year-old boy over a football argument between the boy and Rost's son.

Washington: Pastor Michael Louis Anthony charged with child rape for affair with 15 year-old girl.

New Jersey: Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim confesses on tape to multimillion dollar money laundering scheme.

Maryland: Pastor Jerry Bartley charged with 70 felony counts for molesting a six year-old girl. Bartley was already accused of molesting a 13 year-old boy.

Utah: Pastor William J. Blanscet sentenced to three months in jail for exposing himself over webcam to an undercover officer he thought was an underage girl.

Kentucky: Pastor Daniel Gabbard sentenced to 20 years in prison for DUI homicide.

Italy: Father Ruggero Conti on trial for molesting seven boys. Conti's bishop has admitted that he knew of the accusations years ago but did nothing.

Latvia: Vicar Agris Levalds charged with molesting numerous orphan boys, some of whom are mentally challenged.

Brazil: Father Jose Afonso charged with molesting eight altar boys.

This Week's Winner
Missouri: Father Gerald Howard has been indicted on eight felony counts of child molestation and kidnapping. Howard entered the priesthood as Carmine Sita, but after numerous accusations of child molestation, he was sent to a secret rehab clinic for Catholic priests and was then reassigned by his bishop to a new parish under a changed name. Howard was arrested this week at his New Jersey home and awaits extradition to Missouri, where he faces multiple life sentences.

(via Joe.My.God)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Am I A Big Loser? : Spring Weight Loss Challenge From RTB~

Ok fellow fatty's, spring has sprung and the weather is beautiful and I'm dying to fit into my 33w shorts come June!  So I am challenging myself to lose a minimum of 17lbs. in the next 6 weeks....and you're all invited to take the journey with me!  I have weighed myself today prior to eating anything and w/out clothing (I know, not a visual you wanted, but hey it had to be done) so I could get an accurate reading and stop fudging the numbers based on what I THOUGHT my clothes weighed.

I am starting this challenge at a current weight of 197lbs.  which to be honest I'm not horribly broken up about as a starting point because at least I'm under the 200 mark....but I'm determined to get to 180lbs. or lower dammit!

I know I'll never have a Calvin Klein underwear body or 6 pack abs but I at least want a flat(ish) stomach and to avoid needing to shop for a training bra before my daughter does!

I will be putting fresh batteries in my pedometer and tracking my mileage and weighing myself e/o day and giving weekly progress reports on the blog.  Who's with me!!??

Pix of my flabby ass body (if you dare) after the jump...blech!  But I wanted a visual record to accompany my progress...

UPDATE:  I must tell you having the motivation is KEY and for me that comes in the form of a great mix of I think having the right tunes is imperative for success and to that end I will be posting a weekly "must have" song for your walking mix!  This week's song comes to you from a  1987 one off collaboration of 4ad artists A.R. Kane & Colourbox calling themselves MARRS, the song, "Pump Up The Volume", kicks major ass & is considered the first UK number one to contain samples from other was nominated for a Grammy in 1989.  Enjoy after the jump! (I have included the original video and below that is an Mp3 player on which the far right side is an arrow pointing down so you can download the track & add to your iPod or burn to cd!  I will attempt to do this w/ each song so you can listen to what I am to stay motivated!)

Monday, April 26, 2010

RTB~ Exclusive!! : NEW OMD "Sister Mary (demo)"

Here is your EXCLUSIVE first listen to the brand new OMD track from their forthcoming 11th studio album The History Of Modern, due later this year. 

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a synthesiser group whose founding members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, England. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgin's Dindisc Records subsidiary).  The group was founded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. Adding Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper by the end of 1980, this quartet (with occasional line-up fluctuations) was the core of the outfit until 1989, when Humphreys, Cooper and Holmes all left OMD to found The Listening Pool.

McCluskey then retained the OMD name and continued to record and tour as OMD with new line-ups through 1996.  Though McCluskey essentially retired the OMD name in 1996, shortly thereafter Humphreys began playing live shows as OMD with other musicians on an as-needed basis, but without McCluskey. Then in late December, 2005, OMD's official website announced a forthcoming reformation of the 'classic' 1980s line-up (Humpheys/McCluskey/Cooper/Holmes), both for live performances and for a new studio album. This reformed quartet began touring in 2007, and further successful sold out tours took place in 2008 and 2009. To date OMD have sold over 11 million albums.

This Week in Holy Crimes: Via Joe.My.God

Over the last seven days...

Maryland: Pastor Jerry Darnell Bartley charged with molesting a 13 year old boy.

Maine: Pastor Colin Haag and his wife arrested for kidnapping his wife's children from their biological father.

Wisconsin: The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has filed a 55-page lawsuit against the Pope for shielding the crimes of pedophile priests.

Tennessee: Father Bill Casey arrested for molesting a 10 year old boy.

Brazil: Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa arrested on multiple counts of child molestation.

Wisconsin: Pastor Leonard Van Vlaenderen charged with embezzling from his church.

Indiana: Court rules that Father Francis Markey can be extradited to Ireland to face charges of child molestation.

Alaska: Pastor Shawn Anthony Justice charged with 12 counts of sexual abuse of a female minor.

Wisconsin: Pastor John West charged with conspiracy to sell heroin.

Texas: Pastor Robert John Weber charged with ten counts of sexual
assault on a 15 year old girl.

Indiana: Pastor Ernest M. Beal Jr charged with stealing the trust funds of residents of the group home for mentally challenged adults that he manages.

Illinois: Father Alejandro Flores charged with molesting an 8 year old boy. Flores is already in jail awaiting trial for molesting the boy's older brother.

Ireland: Father Eugene Lewis charged with 11 counts of sexual assault on three pre-teen sisters.

Belgium: Bishop Roger Vangheluwe has resigned after confessing to child molestation.

This Week's Winner
Utah: Pastor Kris Lounsbury has been charged with two counts of rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a ten year old girl. Lounsbury was a GOP candidate for Congress in 2006, running on a platform of abolishing the income tax, deporting illegal immigrants, abolishing the United Nations, and fighting LGBT rights laws. In January 2009 he posted a recording of a sermon calling for imprecatory prayer curses against President Obama. In the linked clip, Lounsbury rails against the repeal of DADT, saying that "you have no idea how vicious these homosexuals can be."
(Via Joe.My.God)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Annie Gives Back: "Universal Child"

From American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" episode this week comes this stellar performance of a new song called "Universal Child" by the incomparable Annie Lennox.  Annie has proven over the years that not only is she a unique, one in a million talent, but a giving, compassionate soul.

Annie was due to perform on the show live, but due to the volcanic activity in Iceland earlier this month she was unable to travel but was beamed in via satellite for the performance.  (enjoy the track, beginning @ the 4:36 mark, after the jump)

NEW Single From Sarah McLachlan: "Loving You Is Easy"

File under: IT'S ABOOT FUCKING TIME!!  After years of remixes, repackaging, re-releasing, live versions, etc... of the same old, same old, Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan is BACK with her first new material in over 7 years!
Hailing from her upcoming 7th studio album, The Laws of Illusion (set to drop June 15), "Loving You Is Easy" is a happy, piano based tune extolling the virtues of, well, love... It's full of the kind of imagery and feeling one experiences in that honeymoon period of a new relationship....butterflies, anticipation, and RTB~ is LOVING it!

Sarah has got some big shoes to fill as Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is easily one of the greatest albums to come out of the 90's (because I said so!), and her lyrical masterpiece "Fallen" from 2003's Afterglow has gotten me through some of the darkest moments in my I have the highest of hopes both musically and lyrically for the new album and I'm sure she wont disappoint!  (enjoy the new track after the jump)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday: John Waters King Of Bad Taste

Rolling The Ball~ would like to extend a very special Happy Birthday to the greatest filmmaker of a generation and the filthiest man alive...John Waters! 

John Samuel Waters. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, journalist, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey—often committing cinematic crimes. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star).

Waters's early campy movies present filthily lovable characters in outrageous situations with hyperbolic dialogue. Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living, which he labeled the Trash Trilogy, pushed hard at the boundaries of conventional propriety and movie censorship. A particularly notorious scene from Pink Flamingos, simply added as a non sequitur to film's end, featured—in one continuous take without special effects—a small dog defecating and Divine eating its feces.

Happy 64th, John...keep it filthy!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm Betty White, Bitch!: Betty White Lines

I really wasn't going to post anything today...but after I got tipped to this by one of my fave bloggers, Joe Jervis @ Joe.My.God, I simply cound NOT resist!  Not only is Betty just fab but the parody of one of my favorite rap songs ever "White Lines" by Grandmaster Flash by the St. Olaf Glee Club is truly awesome!  So enjoy after the jump! (dedicated to my #1 bitch, SES, because he just LOVES him some Betty AND I have him to thank for introducing me to White Lines over 20 yrs. ago...damn, you're old!)