And we’re off…

Posted: June 27, 2010 in movies, Weight loss

Good morning, campers!

It’s a Triple H Sunday here in the Amish Paradise. For the uninitiated, that means hazy, hot and humid. It’s never a good sign when the weather widget on your Vista desktop is reporting 72 degrees, at 7:30 in the morning. *sigh* I guess the word of the day will be “swelter”.

So, went to see Toy Story 3 last night. Since we are all about the fat here at MOASTBFFG, can’t go to the movies without talking movie snacks. We were good. The inimitable Mrs. T and I shared a medium popcorn with white death and there were bottles of water all around.

We saw the movie at Penn Cinema in Lititz which is a great place to go. Instead of being some huge chain like Regal, it’s a private cineplex owned by a guy who likes movies. This can mean so much when your experience is not about the company making obscene profits, but rather about you enjoying the cinematic experience. Right now, he’s at 14 screens, but plans for an Imax are afoot. Hope it will be in place for Tron Legacy.

Anyway, getting back to the movie. Let’s just say that I love Pixar. I tend to cut them a lot of slack, even though in most cases it’s not needed. I don’t want to throw out any spoilers, but I found the last fifteen minutes of the movie alone to be worth the price of admission. Did it affect me as much as Up? No, but I was crying like a baby. All in all, a solid A-. Not a home run, but a solid run-scoring triple.

Lest you think we live a life of leisure, there was other stuff being done. We went to a friend’s garage sale where I found a very nice Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary book, followed by a trip to Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill for provisions. On the way home from SKH, we noticed a local church was having a car show/chicken barbeque, so we stopped in to pick up some BBQ for lunch. Ended up walking around the car show and whimpering. Among the highlights were a baby blue 1957 Cadillac, a bunch of 1969 Camaros, a herd of Mustangs, ranging from 1965 to present, a Lamborghini Murcielago, a Ferrari F430 and a Mercedes McLaren SLR, which is one badass looking ride. The chicken was tasty, the meals also came with a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a drink.

Post lunch, I started stripping paint from the old cabinet I’m refurbishing into a bar. Even though I was in the garage, the fumes were pretty intense. The wood is starting to look good… much more paint to be removed today. If all goes according to Hoyle, the new bar will be ready for drinking by the holiday.

At any rate, time to get to it.

Today’s weight: 311.2 (8.8 pounds down since Thursday)

  1. lle2010 says:


    Good luck on the weight loss. I am currently on a path to lose weight as well. It is hard but the benefits are so worth it!


  2. Kristen says:

    Hi Brian!

    Thanks for the Toy Story review 😉

    Glad you are working on getting healthier! We all need to do that.


  3. Krista says:

    Great job, Brian!!! I’m working on it, too! 🙂 keep up the great work!!

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