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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2

Just received my orthodics today. Honestly, I have to say, I am ecstatic. For years I was not able to run a lot because I got shin splints whenever I did. At first, we thought it was my shoes. Then I though it was my running form. Then I thought it was because I was fat. I got my form perfect and they were more brutal than ever. So, I did some research and discovered having a flat foot can potentially give shin splints.

That was the hint.

I went to the doctors, got a prescription for orthodics. I had plantar fascitis. So after about 1.5 months, I received them. I can only wear them 3 hours for the first week. Then, after each consequent day, I can add an hour until I get to 24 hours. I'm on my 2nd hour at the moment, and my calves and feet are burning. But in a good way. My muscles are adjusting to the weird shape of my insoles. It feels like there's a tennis ball under my feet. Tomorrow's workout will be fantastic, and I will be sure to post another movie tomorrow, I have been quite busy.

UPDATE: After about a year, these orthodics just look absolutely awful. Can't say they helped too much, to be honest.

Don Brando, the father of the gods.

Monday, August 30, 2010 0

The Godfather.
After 2 attempts of watching it and throwing it away, the third attempt enticed me. Movies that allow me to sit in the most uncomfortable position ever without me even noticing it; that's how I tell a movie is good.
Honestly, I have to admit, without Brando in this movie as the godfather, it would NOT have been what it was. When Brando died (Corleone), I have to admit I was sad. His character was played so intricately and he was extremely interesting to observe. A man full of wisdom, be it that. I felt the need for my first blog post to include some interesting quotes from the godfather himself. It's my tribute.
Don Corleone: I said that I would see you because I had heard that you were a serious man, to be treated with respect. But I must say no to you and let me give you my reasons. It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice. But drugs, that's a dirty business.
Don Corleone: I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now.
Don Corleone: What's the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl. Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again. Go on.
Don Corleone: It's an old habit. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.

Don Corleone: I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.

I don't know about you, but the Don engulfs me with his wisdom through his clever, carefully chosen words. Pay your respects to the deceased.

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