God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).


"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Friday, May 21, 2004

Because you couldn't care less.. the Weight Watchers update!

I'm in the 210s!!! That's right, the two-tens! I weighed in this morning at 219, still about 30 over the goal WW has set for me, but respectable, considering I started last year at this time at a massive 285. I've almost lost a whole person so far.

How do I feel?

Well, mostly tired. I had high blood pressure (genetic, but the extra 90 pounds didn't help) and am on some pretty potent countermeasures. I think that, having lost 60+ pounds, my pressure has dropped so the pills put me in the "low blood pressure" range, which makes me dizzy and tired.

But the point is that this is a day for rejoicing! The TWO-TENS, I tell you!

I think I'll celebrate by eating 4 bags of Sour Patch Kids when Harry Potter comes out. Of course, at theater prices, 4 bags of candy comes to about $21, but it's worth it I say! Worth it!

So, in conclusion: yay, me.


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