Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph?

I learned something interesting the other day. I've always known that people fit into general body types but i never gave it much thought. I learned that because I am an 'ectomorph', I can adjust my workouts and eating and my body will benefit accordingly.  For example I don't need to focus so much on burning calories, fat etc but to focus on weight training and building muscle. Using moderate to heavy weights with longer rests in between will aid in my being able to sculpt my body and build it up to suit my preferences. I love that. Dead lifts, squats and lunges as well as using barbells and dumbbells are great exercises for anyone but ectomorphs will benefit greatly as well. I look so forward to focusing more on weights and resistance like I did a year ago. To anyone who loves the gym and hasn't already done so, check out your body type and then see what works best for you. as with anything on the internet, take it with a grain of salt and always listen to your own body first! Cheers

Sunday, June 24, 2012

National Civil Rights Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot

I just read on Twitter that the national Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel will allow visitors to stand on the balcony where Dr. King was assassinated. I have mixed feelings about it. Well actually the more I think about it I realize that I don't have mixed feelings about it at all lol. I think allowing the public to access that area is .....disrespectful? I liken it to walking in a cemetery. I don't tromp along over the burial spots because it just feels wrong. I realize in that case it is simply the remains and no true essence of the person who is buried there but still. Due to the traumatic nature of Dr. Kings death I personally feel that that area should remain off limits. I don't even think I would have the strength to stand in that spot regardless. I found simply viewing the balcony and his room to be difficult and painfully draining. xo

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Walking in Memphis

Just got back from Memphis. Weather was great overall and the place we stayed was super nice and homey. If anyone is interested in staying there, check out this rental on VRBO, old store front on 601 S Cox St. Anyways, did the touristy shit, Beale Street which was shitty but loved Graceland and cried like a bitch. Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel was unforgettable. It was painful, moving and sobering. Ate some of the best food I've ever had. Burgers at Huey's, fried chicken at Uncle Lou's, best damn grits and sweet potato pancakes at Arcade restaurant on 540 S Main St quite close to the Lorraine Motel. Kitty corner was good ole Ernestine and Hazels.....no words for that place, it was a trip within itself. The owner Russell was super nice, gave us a tour and told us some history on the place. Went to Stax museum and had my mind blown. Sun records was great too, so much rich and provocative history in Memphis, every place we went had a story that could inspire you in one breath and break your heart in the next. Great trip. You need a car because the place is sprawling. Not much retail besides Walgreen's but it was a great experience. I wouldn't want to live there, most of the white people were anal as hell, unfriendly and not too approachable but that figures. Memphis is primarily blacks and whites, whereas Toronto is so diverse. I came back with a greater appreciation for how multicultural Toronto is.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Elvis Presley - She's Not You (Original Stereo)

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I apologise, my videos are short, hacky and such but they are really just for me to remember.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Martin Luther King Murder Plot part I of II! The Truth about his Murder!

This video is so disturbing yet I posted it because I think we, everyone must never forget these atrocities. I know racism still exists. I dont even know what to say. We can't change the past but we can refuse to let it be our future. I'm no saint and I've made my share of racial slurs but in my heart it makes me sick to hate anyone simply because of the colour of their skin. There is never a reason outside of ourselves to hate, we hate because it is within us, not caused by something out there.