Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 340 - Lilly, Miija and Solomon

While I wait for tomorrow surgical oncologist appointment, allow me to share a few more photos from my recent trip to Albuquerque.

Saturday morning we hit the golf course. Left to right my brother in law Peter and uncle in law Ray debate what b.s. the 'dry-heat' excuse for enjoying desert living really is…

Up top there you see one of the SEVEN sand traps I found myself in!

This is a cactus, behind the cactus is my golf ball. I couldn't rescue my golf ball without risk to needing a rescue squad to rescue me from the cactus, so I left that ball in New Mexico…

The primary reason we went to Albuquerque was to attend the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show. Here is a poor picture of just how jam-packed the place was. Well over 150 vendors promoted their hot sauce, salsa, BBQ sauce and related products to HotHeads such as me…

I collect hot sauce so I had to bring back some new additions to the collection, here they are…

Yes, here is my favorite; someone has liquefied bacon into Hot Sauce form; genius!...

As we were unwinding before bed that night a baby scorpion helped himself to a stroll across the kitchen floor.
At this point I started to reconsider my decision to take the air-bed on the floor in the den…

Sunday we went to the Unser Racing Museum. Indy car racing is cool, not my favorite, but cool enough to check out one of the most famous Indy car racing families museum. There was a trophy room, if I tried to count them all I would still be standing there counting…

Luck was with us as a Gun Show happened to be going on the same weekend nearby. This 50-caliber machine gun caught my eye.
The price tag did not however so I left it right there on the table…

Monday before we headed back to the airport to come home we checked out The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, very cool exhibits. No, these are not the original atomic bombs dropped to end WWII… these scale-sized replicas of Fat Man and Little Boy were neat, we need an equivalent effort to eradicating cancer that went into making nuclear power reality...

And allow me to finish with cat pictures; top to bottom say HI to Lilly, Miija and Solomon

Albuquerque was a cool city, a great time; I will return to enjoy it again someday!

Where have you ventured off to and returned home pleasantly surprised at how cool the destination was?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I am currently in Key West. We will be heading home today, which sucks,but time to get back to reality. Love ur pics!

  2. Love the cats. They looks like to of ours. We have solid gray named Scamper and a tortie named Stormy who is black with brown and reddish marking.

    My brother would love the car museum. He drag races as a hobby.

    Glad you had fun on your trip. I will be keeping you in my thoughts for the oncology visit.

  3. Luck sure was with you - all that AND a gun show!!!
    The heat - it's not the heat - it's the humanity!

  4. Every time I look at hot sauce now I think of you :) Thanks Patrick!!!

  5. Waiting with you! The Hubs is a hot sauce lover, too. :)

  6. Oh dear lord. I hate scorpions. Hate em. Looks like a fun trip, despite the dangers: sand traps, cacti, hideously hot sauce and it's GI effects....Glad you had fun. Thinking of you. Is it weird that I'm nervous for someone I've never met? Anyway, keep us in the look with what happens tomorrow. And the kitties are so cute. I love cats, husband HATES them. So I don't have one......yet? It's only been 16 years. Maybe he'll change his mind...

  7. sounds like a good time was had by all.

  8. Kitties! I love Solomon. I think I have a soft spot in particular for long-haired cats. Sounds like you had a great time in Albuquerque! I don't like hot sauce, but for a hot-head like you, I bet that convention was really fun!

  9. My hubby and I took an impromptu road trip to Milwaukee one weekend. It was fabulous! Who knew?

  10. P.S. When people whip out the "dry heat" argument with me, I always answer with "So is a pizza oven."

  11. Hi Patrick! Great pics!!! I mentioned that bacon hot sauce to Steve at Log My Loss a while back - I saw it on a show & now you have it! How exciting! He loves spicy too! ;-) I like the name of that show you went too! I buy this hot & sweet mustard from Trader Joe's that has a bite that clears your nostrils out & I love it!

    OK - yikes on that scorpion!!!!

    Those cats are so cute!!!!

    I am thinking of you & your appt tomorrow - HUGS!!!!!!!! Remember, I have a friend I can consult with who has gone thru the worst too - open invitation!

  12. Love the cat pics! Good luck on Thursday, and please keep us posted!

  13. I used to love exploring London at the weekends when I lived down South - one of the coolest cities in the world. I was expecting it to be choc-ful of annoying cockneys but was pleasantly surprised to find there just aren't any specific "types" in London.

    "...we need an equivalent effort to eradicating cancer that went into making nuclear power reality."...i'll second that, and put a cherry on top.

  14. Patrick, good luck with your appointment today. So many healthy choices you have made this year. You deserve the best.