Monday, 30 September 2013

love knows no bounds

Wesley was having a wee snooze after breakfast the other day

He so loves his breakfast time!

He runs over to me in the kitchen and sits happily between my feet and patiently waits as I chop up his parsnip and turnip and carrots and greens into thin slivers for him to munch on.

and I so love my movie time!

I go to the flicks every Wednesday with my mama to catch the latest movie. 
We've been doing this treat for a few years now and it is such a pleasure to watch an exciting movie on the big screen.
All snuggled down, cosy and comfy, with my cup of hot tea, some tasty snacks...

And omg!!! omfg!!! (heh heh :) - I am really totally absolutely so excited because my most favourite of all movies (oh, okay nearly most favourite of all, I have a few favs :) is coming out in a few weeks -

wow! can't wait!

I'm wondering how heavy his hammer Mjolnir is?
if it was in my gym, made of earth metal (iron/steel), then I'm reckoning about 60kg/132lbs from just looking at it, and judging by the size of the huge dumbbells (90 -100lbs) that the big boys use, and I have to heft out of my way to get to the smaller ones on the rack...

....ugh, I just googled it and came across some real cool science stuff (always liking the hypothetical facts :)
and after reading all of them, I reckon Answer 2 is the most credible, that the hammer is a containment device of Higgs Bosons -

"What if the hammer (Mjölnir) is not just a hunk of metal, but rather a concentration of Higgs Bosons with the "hammer" really being a containment device. 
I base this on the interaction between Captain America's vibranium shield vs Mjölnir.
Since vibranium can absorb (or cancel out?) kinetic energy, and Higgs Boson gives something its mass, ("kinetic energy") then the reaction of those two meeting would be an incredible force indeed.
If it is a Higgs Boson variable containment device, then it would be able to rest on normal object. Maybe people are unable to lift not because it's heavy, but rather it increases the nuclear strong force and the hammer literally becomes nuclearly bonded to whatever surface it's in contact with. Modifying the strong nuclear force would be fairly easy if it's modifying the Higgs field with impunity.
And in order to keep continuity, the Higgs Bosons could have been collected from a dying star, where the increase in mass would allow for easy harvesting of the bosons."

thank you to Mat for that!
(though Jane Foster, astrophysicist, may beg to differ?)

and if you wanna know more, then the Higgs Boson particle has been subjected to undivided attention in the Large Hadron Collider. It's all good interesting particle physics stuff.
The LHC incidentally is located at Polaris House, North Star Avenue! 
ha ha, polaris is also known as the 'North star' in the night's sky. So that's a witty and appropriate touch I reckon.

anyway, back to the grindstone, em, I mean, movie!

I have no idea what the plot is. 
Who cares anyway? 

it has that iconic Aussie Chris Hemsworth as Thor, 
and yes, he is shirtless again (you totally gotta check out the link!) in this one!

and all I can deduce from the trailers is that he comes back to Earth for his love - Jane. 
*sigh* 'nuff said!!

~ love knows no bounds ~


you can never go wrong with a handsome man who comes for his beautiful girl

what girl wouldn't want that to happen to them eh? I sure would!! 

and I wouldn't care if he is from the stars or not, though, em, a little bit of muscle/metal armour here and there would be nice :)

hey! who the hell's this intruder comin' for my breakfast!!? 

is it a heggs boston??

ha ha Wesley! 'course not! it's just a hedgehog :)

some little cut out marketing thingy that came in the mail the other week. Looked kinda cute so I made it up.... 

it knows exactly where to be - on LOVE

just keep away from my breakfast, spiky little higgs bottom, this food has to last me all day and all evening, don't ya know...


oh well, only a few more breakfasts to go, then movie time!

lovin' this comic style poster big time! just like the Conan comics I used to read (and er, still have :)

it's showing as a double bill - reckon I could do that one!


Monday, 16 September 2013

you're my sweet complete desire

sunny one so true

i love you

Sunny, yesterday my heart was filled with rain.Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
Oh, the dark days are done, and the bright days are here,My sunny one shines so sincere,Oh, Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.Sunny, thank you for the love you've brought my way.
You gave to me your all and all,Now I feel about ten feet tall,Oh, Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the truth you've let me see.Yeah sunny, thank you for the facts from A to Z.
Oh my life was torn like wind blown sand,Then a rock was formed when you held my hand.Sunny one so true, I love you.
Yes, yes.
Sunny, thank you for that smile upon your face.Sunny, thank you for that gleam that flows with grace.
Oh you're my spark of nature's fire,You're my sweet complete desire.Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for that smile upon your face.Sunny, thank you for that gleam that flows with grace.
Oh you're my spark of nature's fire,You're my sweet complete desire.Sunny one so true, I love you

Saturday, 14 September 2013

not just a day job

turn the volume up :)

an exciting ad for the British Army eh?
it's not just a job, that's for sure, it is definitely a way of life

exciting to be a tankie in a Challenger 2!
I totally LOVE tanks!! and this is an amazing photo for sure

or saving lives and hearts in a search and rescue Sea King

or being on hunter killer submarine HMS Talent

or firing a surface to air Sea Wolf missile

or if you prefer firing smaller hardware, then how about this GPMG M60 on HMS Dragon instead

all these beautiful and evocative photos came from the UK Ministry of Defence photo pool

thank you to those serving, and to those who served :)

Monday, 9 September 2013

good form = strong Deadlifting

I've been deadlifting for over 4 months now

not the, em, Terminator way though :)

and I can lift 2 reps on 90kgs no probs. Will be 95kg any day now, then soon 100kg...

I am fortunate to be under the careful guidance of one of the super nicest boys in the gym. He keeps me right when my form goes to hell, and I get a little eager with the poundage.

Deadlifting is totally addictive! 

and if you spend any time in the gym lifting free weights, and like to go heavy, then you will be in love with deadlifting for sure.

before Arnold took up bodybuilding, he did power lifting, and deadlifts are a staple of powerlifters.
They build strength and tremendous muscle mass and are a real boost in your weight training programme.

This article here - Deadlift 101 - from Arnold's website, explains all about the correct form to use.

However, reading about 'terms' is one thing and applying them in the gym is another. It's always good to have someone watch over you. In most cases it is essential to building and maintaing good form.

The things that have stood out for me the most so far in my short time of lifting is to -
- always lock my arms out on the bar 
- keep my tush down
- use my hams and glutes to start the lift - and to feel the energy drive down thru my heels into the floor - this really is a mind/feeling game, and I make sure to do this every time cos I wasn't doing it before, and I see and feel the difference now

lifting is such a cerebral activity - it all starts in your mind, and I like to quiet my mind before every big lift

but, as you know, I'm not a big girl - still just as svelte and tiny as before, though my curves are from muscles, and as much as I love to lift as heavy as humanly possible there is no way that I will ever be more than the wisp I already am (see above.... :)
(my muscles are earned thru blood, sweat and tears, and no, I have no idea how big my biceps are :)

and whilst I might drool over my hero Arnold
in his tight white singlet
I am not the type of girl to want to look like a man - I merely want to be as strong as one (heh heh)

after all, what's the point of pushing yourself to the limit if you can't have a little bit of competition, a little bit of fun? even if you don't tell anyone

~ my baby hares have fun all the time, and yes, they are competitive too, like all babies

though they are not really into gyms (yet)
they are competitive over their toys, and playing games and birthday presents and .....

talking of birthdays - a couple of the boys in the gym just had birthdays so I rustled up a grey hare card for each of them, and baked some cookies!

ofcourse the cookies were in the shapes of Hearts, Reindeers and Rabbits - my 3 most favourite things
(they tasted rather like cardboard and weren't 'man-size' ones - may have to do something about that next time! (- the size, not the taste!))

anyway, it's coming to the end of summer, the weather has been rather nice, amid a few showers 

and unlike Arnold's bike, mine has a thick coating of dust on it. (about 6 years of dust to be precise) 
I much prefer to run though the last couple of days me and my asics have been soaked thru in brief showers out on the running track as I get my kms in

what's all this activity going on around here?
keep the noise down eh? 
I'm enjoying the last of the summer ....the summer, em, .....