Friday, February 29, 2008


Question: Is Christian Rock, really Rock? Explain.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bikram Yoga

Had 2 workouts today...the first was the normal Thursday climbing ride. Did 3 intense loops of AMR, then raced back to Hickam. After the ride, I did a few extra miles on base. As usual, this was a pretty good workout, burning well over 1000 calories in about 1.5 hours.

The 2nd workout was Bikram Yoga. I can sum up this workout in 3 words:

Sweaty Balls & Torture

Monday, February 18, 2008

You Go Girl!

After I decided the Red Bull wasn't scary, I decided to sample a few other energy drinks. Saw this one in the grocery today. It's apparently a women's specific energy drink with an appetite suppressant. Go Girl has a glowing red color. Although it's sugar free, the artificial sweetener is so concentrated, making for a supersweet concoction. The taste was horrible. I'd rather freebase Splenda.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Faith Healer

Red Bull Gives You Wings

Today's ride was pretty intense...pushed up the pace on all the climbs. I was cramping on the way home. This can of Red Bull's been in my fridge for the past couple of months. I've always been afraid of the energy drinks, but felt like today was a good time to give it a try.

Here's the review.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


My favorite thing about Korea is that you never run out of new, interesting, often f'd up food products to try. Yesterday, we were in the Korean grocery store, so I immediately set out for the beverage cooler to see what kind of craziness I could find. This store had a limited inventory, and didn't have the most basic Korean beverages (OB, Soju, Let's Be, Grape Sac, etc). I did find a drink I'd never tried before, Milkis. Apparently this was a popular drink in Korea back in the early 90s. They've since revamped it, giving it "New feeling of soda beverage." Milkis is an interesting name, as I learned from reading the ingredients, it's due to the milk in the product. Since I've never drank soda-milk, I decided to pour just to see what it looks like. Just so happens that I have a collection of Hite glasses, appropriately sized for Milkis tasting. Basically it looks like cloudy orange juice...there's some fizz there from the "feeling of soda beverage", but it's hard to tell in the picture, due to all the milk.

Here's my taste test:

Jack really liked it:

This is what happens when you mix soda with milk:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Beer Bottle Insulated Cover Thing

Last night I tested this beer bottle insulated cover thing. I'm not sure of the technical term for the product, as it's a loaner. Usually these things have sport the clever catchphrase of the day, such as "Git R Done" or "Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis", a NASCAR number, local sports team or something touristy. This one falls into the touristy realm with tne "Surf's Up Hawaii" motif. The designs are basically marketed towards mullets.

Now for the test. I used a nice cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale as my test beer. Beer was inserted at 7:05. I took one sip as the control sip. As you can see from the YouTube video below, I'm not experienced in the ways of dressing a beer:

The plan was to take a drink every 30 minutes to see how well the insulation kept the beer cold. I made it until 9:05. The insulation worked well and the beer remained cold. Got up this morning at 4:55. Still had half a beer left, so decided to give it a go...the beer was room temperature. I had to pour the rest out...sad to waste half a bottle of Sierra Nevada, especially at $9.05 per six pack! Conclusion: good at keeping beer cold somewhere between 2-10 hours. I'm not sure when I'll ever need a beer to stay cold for that long.