We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Cape Cod Turkey" means a codfish dish. Cape Cod friends of mine always make cod for Thanksgiving, figuring that that is most of what the Pilgrims had for dinner.
They make baked stuffed cod, which is a delicious thing as long as you do not overcook the fish. Let's face it - Thanksgiving is about stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and punkin pie anyway and not so much about the turkey. Well, Mrs. BD makes Butternut Squash pies but it's the same difference.
Jump rope is part of our routine HIIT exercises. While I have learned the basic moves (singles, running man, jack jumps, split step jumps) I still can not get the hang of double unders and probably never will.
My cardio endurance with jumping is far from where I'd like it to be. That's partly because my technique is not as smooth and efficient as it could be, but part is my high intensity endurance.
I have tried 1 lb ropes several times, for a minute at a time. These things really kick your ass, partly because of the upper body demands.
“But everything that we’ve achieved is under threat from the left-wing ideology that demands absolute conformity, relentless regulation, and a top-down control of the entire U.S. economy. Far left politicians in our nation’s capital want a massive government takeover of health care. They want to give government bureaucrats domination over every aspect of your business and your life. They want to eliminate American oil and natural gas. They want to enlist us in global projects designed to redistribute American wealth and kill American jobs all over our nation.”
This guy says these are good muscle conditioning routines for those over 60 but they are perfect for beginners too. He is good to offer progressions in these exercises.
Mind you, this is about beginning muscle conditioning. It's preparation for stronger muscle movements, but this sort of thing can get your muscles ready for more challenging exertions after a month or two. All the same, you never want to quit pushups even when you get strong with bench presses.
Remember that this is about muscle conditioning. It is not a substitute for your HIIT cardio and your calisthenics.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. For most, a day off from work and sales at shops is all that Veterans Day means. However, for those who served and those who care about those who served, aside from a few moments of contemplation, I heartily recommend going to the movie theater to see on the big screen the film Midway. I wasn't a pilot or sailor, preferring to keep my feet on the ground. The movie is entirely factual. The spectacular filming and bravery literally had me gripping my knees at some points.
I went yesterday afternoon, my younger son going into another theater at the multiplex. My theater showing Midway was fully packed. His theater, showing Joker, was one-quarter full. So, apparently many care. The ages and genders were mixed in my theater. IMHO, Midway is one of the top five war films ever made. The audience stood and clapped at the end. A stranger, the 40s-aged woman sitting next to me said, you men have incredible guts to go to war. Outside the theater was a middle age couple with his father, age 96, a WWII pilot of the same planes in the Pacific that won the battle of Midway, the battle that turned the war in the Pacific. He took some time to chat and added to the chills in my spine.
At Rotten Tomatoes, yesterday, of course the effete critics gave it a grade in the low twenties. The audiences gave it a 91%. Perhaps reacting/catering to the overwhelming support by audiences, today the critics are up to 41%, the audiences to 92%. I think you know who actually serves and cares.
Planning an early Spring visit to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp. A wildlife trip, kind of rustic in the Georgia wilderness. You have to go before bug season. It's way north of the Everglades (also a fine place to visit).
I like Georgia. Not moving there, but a fine place to visit and the southern food is amazing.