Snow Day: Electric Boogaloo

Here I am again, another Monday, another day at home. This is the third four day week I’ve had in a row. Who says living in a snowy climate is a bad thing? 🙂

I’ve got two tidbits for you today. The first is this handy dandy website I’ve found for keeping track of your health. FitDay. Basically it’s a free online repository for your health specs. What you’ve eaten, what you weigh, how fat your waist is (or thin, I suppose, if you’re not me). You enter in all the info, it keeps track of it for you. I’ve been following it for about five days now, and I’ve lost 2 pounds already. (Of course, that was the two pounds that came on because of all the no-bake chocolate cookies I was eating the week before, but still–it’s progress!) I think what I like most about it is that it makes me stop and think about what I’m eating before I eat it. A candy bar suddenly doesn’t seem so attractive when I know what it’ll do to my online calorie count. Of course, maybe this just works because I’m such a goal person, and obsessive compulsive about filling things out properly. So it’s the OCD diet. I should copyright it and write a book. Putting your quirks to work for you.

The other thing I wanted to post about was an absolutely incredible movie I watched over the weekend: Redbelt. It’s a David Mamet movie (the guy who did Heist and The Spanish Prisoner, and wrote things like Ronin, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Untouchables), if that means anything to you. And it’s a perfect Bryce movie. What I mean by that is that while I can see why other people wouldn’t find it as stunning as I did, if you’re me, then this movie is absolutely perfect. The basic story is that a struggling martial arts instructor is forced to choose between his honor and his livelihood. Take some Rocky, add The Best of the Best, throw in a dash of The Sting, a pinch of Bloodsport, and then mix thoroughly. Because it was Mamet, I was never sure what direction it would go, or how it would end. I love finding a new movie that suddenly leaps into my “Best Movies I’ve Ever Seen” list. This one did for me. Right up my ally. I’d give it five stars if I could. As a disclaimer for you R-rated movie phobes out there, this one is that, rated for violence and language. Sex is pretty much a non-issue in the film.

In other news, the wife and I have been on a 30 Rock binge lately. Started watching the show Saturday night on Netflix streaming, and we’ve already seen nine episodes. Love it love it love it. Hilarious, and it’s actually still on the air! Go figure. Thanks, America!

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