Google is Killing Reader

So I found out today Google is killing Reader. I’ve been using Reader every day for a LONG time, I can’t even remember. It’s pretty much the best way I know of to browser through a lot of news sources in one place. People are saying RSS is a dying consumer technology and this just proves it. But how else do you pull multiple sources into one place? I ain’t going to visit 100 websites every morning when I’m sipping my coffee. I’m sure I’ll find another service to replace Reader; it just sucks that a good product is getting killed because there aren’t enough smart people to use it. πŸ˜‰

Happy Chinese New Year (2013)

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year everbody! I’m very glad that NYC got spared the worse of Nemo. Really wasn’t that bad at all. I was worried it would ruin New Year’s Eve, that we’d all get snowed in.

I got up in the morning, or actually noon, I should say, looked out and the sun was beaming on unblemished snow. That was whenΒ  Bruno Mar’s “Marry You” came into my head and has been stuck there all damn day. “It’s a beautiful night (in my head it was “day”)… We’re looking for something dumb to do… Hey baby, I think I wanna marry youuu.” It was mainly because of the first line, but I didn’t even get the lyrics right in my head.

So Many Women’s Books

One of my resolutions is to read more books and I’m probably going to pick up a Nexus 7 and read e-books. I was looking at bestseller lists at Amazon and Google Play and there’s so many books in the same vein as 50 Shades of Grey. The lists are filled with these romance novels with cheesy covers. I remember always seeing an entire rack of these at the library when I was a kid and no one borrowed these books. I’m a bit surprised these type of books are so popular with women now.

It’s Been a Long Time

So it’s been quite a while since I last posted. I just updated the website theme today. I just haven’t felt like posting. I think I’m going to go for a Tumblr type format, just posting stuff I find interesting and random thoughts. I might switch over to Twitter or Tumblr entirely. Not quite sure yet.

I’m going on a trip to Vermont this weekend and will be there through New Year’s. It’ll be nice to get away for a little while at the end of the year.

I will probably join a gym (for real) next month. Yes, like millions of other people my New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. I’m certainly not fat – I’m 5’11” and 180 lbs and my BMI is 25.1, just barely overweight. I would like to cut down to 165 lbs through fat loss and gain 10 lbs in muscle, up to around 175 lbs, and just maintain it there. So lots of cardio first, then weights later. Modest achievable goals I think. 6-pack by next summer!

I’ve been following Jeremy Lin religiously. I watch every almost every single Rockets game. I’ve been getting into cable shows since every network show I liked has been cancelled or is ending, like The Office. I’ve caught up on The Walking Dead, Dexter, and Homeland over the last few months.

Anyway, I hope everyone’s Christmas was merry and wish everyone a happy new year. The world didn’t end but wait until the fat lady sings, 2012 ain’t over just yet! πŸ˜‰