Today’s Experiment

No, I don’t mean the one we did with yeast, detergent, and hydrogen peroxide, because that one was a bit of a let down because my peroxide was too weak. I mean the continued chess fun. I made some simple pieces out of Fimo-type polyclay and spray painted them to make a little more cohesive looking set. Today we experimented with “freezers” (which cause all opposing pieces within a square to be frozen in place as long as the freezer is there — the freezer can’t capture, but it can lock down and block), “cannons” (which can move one square at a time — and capture while doing so — and can also shoot their cannonball as far as they want, including leaping, although the cannonball — or an opponent’s cannonball — has to be fetched to fire again), as well as “jokers” and “archbishops” that I mentioned in the previous entry. We played with eight additional pieces on the board as well, so it was a hectic game. It was very close, and I thought it was going to be a draw, but Nefarious got me at the very end with a clever application of the freezer piece.

Other than that, I’m still getting adjusted to the banging pipes here, which are completely nuts and sound like someone is literally hitting the pipes at full force with a sledgehammer every fifteen minutes — or more. This has made me tired to the point of delirium, a free and legal high that is both miserable and mind-expanding. So sorry if over the next few days my entries here devolve into nonsensical drivel until I adjust to the local aural environment. The noise really is deafening. I’m not exaggerating in the least. It’s really shocking. When it first happened, I thought they were jackhammering in the place next door. It doesn’t help that one of the high pressure pipes in our washroom has a leak, and is venting steam into our washroom from time to time. On one hand it’s kind of cool because we have a big whirlpool tub so adding a sauna to the mix is kind of exotic… On the other hand… NOT.

Lucky I didn’t get hassled by a security guard like Caitlin because my response would not have been as polite or rational or grammatically correct as hers… Fingers crossed that anything I’ve done today makes sense.


Oh, and I got a real laugh out of this exercise scam… The one month duration before-and-after is too much. You’d have to be dumb beyond dumb to believe that you could put on this much muscle mass in a month, and the part that cracks me up is that not only did dude put on a ton of muscle and cut a lot of fat, but he also seems to have gained a sleeve and other tattoos. Haha. The comments on the page are full of more fake before and afters from “customers”. And as if you’re going to get HGH/roids type changes from acai berries, which is what they’re selling. Silly. They seem to be spending a mountain of money on online ads, so I assume there are plenty of dead-stupid suckers out there giving them money.



  1. Stephanie wrote:

    Don’t you just LOVE photo shop! I seen this earlier today and was also highly amused as well with the “one month” transformation. There is however a sucker born every minute so they say and a large percentage of that particular population, hell even the smarter ones, can’t resist instant gratification. Or even the remote possibility of such!

    Monday, October 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Permalink
  2. talby wrote:

    Can you bleed your radiators to get the air bubbles out? I did that in my apartment and the banging virtually stopped.

    Monday, October 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink
  3. Dreya wrote:

    Oh man, I really spent a while studying that photo trying to decide if it could be real…….. almost got me. :)

    Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    It’s not photoshop, it’s that the photos were taken years apart, not one month apart.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:47 am | Permalink
  5. Danielle wrote:

    This made me think of you


    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 10:51 am | Permalink
  6. JuanKi wrote:

    hahaha FAIL!


    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  7. JuanKi wrote:

    oooh UBB fail :-(

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  8. treyci wrote:

    Ha ha ha… that would not only be an amazing weight loss and muscle gain but that amount of time under a tattoo gun would be pretty amazing to get that much work done. I mean… wow. I’ve sat for 6 hours at a time and that’s almost too much to handle, and I barely got my sleeve started… wow. If anyone buys into that, they’re definitely suckers. If it’s worth using to help you achieve that sort of result, then it should be marketed as being worth the time and effort to get healthy and work on everything to also achieve that same result. Goodness… I suppose the old saying is true that a sucker is born every minute… ha ha ha.

    Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 11:12 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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