Mexico vs Persia

Here is a question I need to ask.  If the current BP oil spill were happening in the Persian Gulf would we be so upset about it?  Honestly, I think not.  For many reasons I think this.  It is not our backyard, thus making it not really “our” problem and that thought process is truly the problem.  If you switched to an electric vehicle, in fact if everyone switched to an electric vehicle, limited off shore drilling would be occurring.   The second reason is because people do not care what happens to the middle east oil companies.  I can’t blame them, really.  They have had America by the balls for so long now its ridiculous.  Which leads me to feel a bit sorry for BP.  They are in fact a non-middle east oil-producing company, which I have lent my gas buying to because of that very reason.  They are just the unfortunate blokes who got stuck with the leak.  It could have been any oil company.  If you really want the problem to go away, buy alternative vehicles.  I will, as soon as they make one as big as the one I have now.  They can do commercial buses, why not a Pinkel Express (aka the short bus)


Day 1, my personal fight against aging.

I have 16 days before I turn 40 years old.  By most accounts, half of my life is over.  I am choosing to think that the second half of my life is just beginning.  So, therefore, I am on a 16 day crusade to  reach my high school weight and a better healthier version of myself.  How is this possible you say? In 16 days? What magic potion have you found? I will tell you.  This is no secret potion.  I am undergoing a strict meal plan of all healthy and fulfilling foods and an exercise regimen that was already in place just not consistently followed.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  My starting weight is 139 lbs, I graduated high school at 131lbs, but my goal is 128 lbs.  Wish me luck!