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 30, 2011

Day 347 - PET Scan Day / Odd Thoughts


Today is the day for my PET Scan. Not until 2pm so I have plenty of time to chill and relax this morning. I am off work for the rest of the week as it is spring break here. The kids are all over the place with either sports stuff or friend stuff to keep them busy.

I've been mentally 'off' the past couple days. A mix of anxiety and boredom I suppose. No real reason for me to be bored, lots going on at work, home and all places in between. Maybe it’s the lingering cold weather that has me in a rut too. LOL/OMG, just a steady stream of excuses flowing from my fingertips here; sad - sorry.

I need some exercise. This morning I can get a walk in and tomorrow morning would be a perfect day for a trip to the YMCA to twist some steel.... there, presto; a plan.

Some random oddball questions have been flip-flopping through my mind lately, let me share….
When does a person's status elevate them to being considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Are you destined to wear the clothes you were buried in for eternity in heaven (or…) ?

Why are toasters made with a setting that burns the toast into charcoal?... as if anyone really likes to eat their toast that burnt.

Why does Goofy stand on two legs and wears groovy clothes, while Pluto remains stands on all fours and is buck-naked? (yes I use the word 'groovy' in two consecutive posts!)

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's in outer-space, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Have fun today folks!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Too funny, Patrick. Do some meditation or something to relax yourself. Good luck today!

  2. Hi Patrick. Glad you have the week off! I will be thinking of you today & hope all goes well!

    Loved your questions! That friggin toaster thing - for me, why so you have heating elements on both sides but only one side toasts.. I want both! Same with a toaster over toasting bread!

    I best ask to be buried in my gym clothes cause wherever I go, I am lifting weights!!

    LOVED that last one!


  3. Hang in there, Patrick. You're in my prayers. re Goofy, do you remember the scene in Stand By Me where the boys have a discussion about Goofy? One of my favorites.

    Go get that exercise. It will help.

  4. You have a lot on your mind right now!
    I don't know how it works for you but getting outside on my own to exercise really helps me to clear my head. Sort things out. Dust the cobwebs!
    Have fun with your family this week, and pretty soon that test will be over.

  5. I hope the test goes well and the results are good. Keep us posted.

  6. Still thinking of you. You have asked some of the most vexing questions known to mankind. I don't have any answers. Just another question. Is goofy really a dog?

  7. The asteroid bit was priceless! Good luck with the scan. Excuses excuses we all grow comfortable explaining away so many things... One day someone will explain away the fact that they are literally dead but still walking the earth.

  8. Sending positive thoughts your way! Hope it is not too stressful

  9. First-I think you have to be important to be assassinated or killed by Ninjas.

    Good LORD I hope you don't have to wear the clothes you're buried in for eternity because my great Aunt is gonna be awful mad she was put in that nasty flowered dress.

    Believe it or not my godmother LOVES burnt toast. Seriously. BURNT.

    I've never known FOR SURE exactly what kind of animal Goofy is, maybe a mutant man-dog thing. Obviously IF you walk on 2 legs you must wear pants otherwise certain unseemly bits would show more obviously.

    As far as the last question-well....based on my observations I'd say that hemorrhoids look like little stones when they are all swollen, maybe that's why? Or I could explain the Latin roots of the words, but that's freaking boring.

    Now, report on that scan ASAP. Good luck!

  10. Sounds like you have your thoughts to keep you busy. LOL.

    Sending good thoughts your way today.

  11. Sending good wishes to you Patrick, hope you are able to enjoy the week. take care.

  12. I hope everything went well today!

    If something mysterious happens to me, and I die a questionable death, I want it posted in my obit that it was an assassination!

    When you find out the answers to the rest, make sure you do a follow up post, I'm really interested in the answers!

  13. Sending you positive thoughts and totally understand the anxiety. Loved your questions, I think about strange stuff like that all the time. Welcome to my silly life. :)

  14. checking in...
    update when you can :)


  15. Great questions Patrick they all stump me too.