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Brian Stricklin
09 December 2011 @ 09:08 pm
So... yeah. That whole 'exercise every day' thing? Yeah, that's not happening. I just don't have the energy, and even if I did walking for more than, say, ten minutes at a time hurts my lower back pretty bad. I'm now down to only one pair of pants that actually fits, though, so I gotta do something. I sometimes look at the staggering array of weight loss products at Wal-Mart, but I just know I'll pick something that doesn't work or I won't follow through on or is too expensive to keep up... bleh.

On the bright side, I have a bit of money at the moment. Not a huge amount, but enough to keep me from feeling penniless. Of course, this just means the universe will soon find a reason to take that money away from me. I was thinking of using a bit of it to pick up a Wacom tablet, but the ones at Best Buy are just too pricey for me; I don't want to spend $70-$100 for something I'm just going to use to scribble in Paint a bit.

Meh. I'm just in one of those moods where nothing really appeals. Maybe I'll pick up Skyward Sword tomorrow; I wasn't going to get that until I finially finished Twilight Princess, but I just can't get myself to start that one from scratch again.
Brian Stricklin
05 November 2011 @ 07:00 pm

So, a few years back, when I was working at the call center, walking most every day, and so on, my weight hovered around 350-360. Last year at this time, when I went in to the hospital because of my leg, they weighed me at about 380.

I picked up a scale at the store today, with a maximum weight of 400, and it can't weigh me. I've gained over 20 pounds in the past year.

Even *my* complete disregard for my health has limits.

I dunno how long I'm gonna be able to stick with this, because I'm stupid and it's hard for me to resist those urger, but I'm gonna try to lose weight. It's easy for me to make excuses not to, though. Blegh.
Brian Stricklin
07 October 2011 @ 09:29 pm
So, because I'm fat as hell and just generally suck and everything around me breaks, the back of my car's driver's seat has completely snapped off and lays horizontal. Getting with my dad tomorrow and see what can be done, but the prospects don't look good. He did some searching, but wasn't able to find a replacement anywhere.

Brian Stricklin
22 July 2011 @ 06:06 pm
Just came up with this quick ficlet, had to write it down. :D

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Brian Stricklin
27 June 2011 @ 05:23 pm
Per the Supreme Court, video games are indeed protected under the First Amendment.


(I was gonna title this 'SUCK IT, EBERT', but being protected under the First doesn't directly mean that they're *art*.)
Brian Stricklin
17 June 2011 @ 10:26 pm

Brian Stricklin
15 June 2011 @ 07:55 pm
I worked on a certain insurance claim today - which is to say, a demand for damages. Some guy had hit two parked cars next to each other in a parking lot, hit a third car at the end of the aisle, crashed into a light pole, then left his car. Police on the scene found the car, then found him - passed out and heavily intoxicated - on the fourth floor of a nearby apartment complex. He was sent to the hospital. Pretty clear cut and indisputable case...

...only, apparently, he didn't think so. Our customer was not the guy, but the owner of one of the cars he'd hit. Turns out he'd told *his* insurance company that *our* car had hit *him*, and neglected to mention the two other cars, the light pole, the cops, the visit to the ER...

Guy's got balls, I'll give him that. No ethics or judgement or character, but big brass ones.
Brian Stricklin
05 June 2011 @ 05:45 pm
I found out something new about myself today!

If a grown man asks for a trivial but annoying favor - say, to use one of the limited washers/dryers when I'm already in the middle of everything - and does so while acting like he's freaking five (like, for instance, loudly saying 'No, no, no!' as I'm going into the laundry room and adding 'please please please' to his request)... well, it turns out that gets on my nerves like you wouldn't believe!


Also my main blanket got... something on it that caused a multitude of burned/melted/somethingorother green splotches. Nothing else in the load was affected. Also annoyance-fuel, also weird.
Brian Stricklin
23 May 2011 @ 12:40 am