Nike + iPod

nike+ipod closeup in packagingScott and Patrick have Nike+ for their iPod nanos, and recently started competing against each other via NikePlus.com. Kim’s had an iPod nano for a little while now. I’ve thought about getting Nike+ for it for some time, but never acted on it. Then Mike made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: If I got Nike+ and walked 100 miles he’d PAY me $2/mile. Yesterday, I picked one up from CompUSA. Last night I calibrated it by walking a half mile. Tonight I start logging miles.

In the meantime, I’m going to see if there is someway to display my progress here on the site. I know this is something I can and will do, and it’s about time I get off my ass and do something about my weight.

Once I log at least two runs/walks I will start displaying my progress on the sidebar via a WordPress Plugin for Nike+. Look for this to be on the site within the next two to three days. (I’d display it now, but I haven’t logged anything yet, and the plugin returns PHP errors if no data is found.)

Mountain Dew Game Fuel

Mountain Dew Game FuelMountain Dew has had more spinoffs than the Power Rangers. Seriously, you’ve got Code Red, Baja Blast, LiveWire, and several limited edition flavors. (Not to mention all sorts of Mountain Dew Slurpee flavors…) The latest of these odd concoctions is Mountain Dew Game Fuel. Colored a bright orange, this citrus/cherry-flavored beverage is promoting the upcoming release of HALO 3.

The mixture of citrus and cherry is a little odd, but it works. It’ll never replace my love for regular Mountain Dew, but I would definitely drink it again.

Full Throttle Mother

Full Throttle Mother“Full Throttle: Nature is one BAD Mother”

Full Throttle, Full Throttle Fury and Full Throttle Blue Demon are amongst my favorite energy drinks. Seeing another Full Throttle flavor crop up seemed like a no brainer and so I decided to pick one up yesterday.

Full Throttle Mother is quite possibly one of the worst beverages I’ve ever consumed. (It’s second only to Tab.)

Where Mother goes wrong is the fruit juice… The berry flavor just didn’t do it for me. It created an aftertaste that was hardly palatable. I took two sips and had to put it down. I had three other coworkers try it out and two of them had the same reaction as I did: this drink sucks.