Update For The Week Of December 6th


The Martian Paperback –  by Andy Weir

Little bit of a departure from the usual business or self improvement books I usually link up. I actually wish I read more fiction, I do enjoy it a lot. I am just a sucker for the latest “How to get better” book and end up buying almost every one I see. So then I end up with a backlog of about 20 of them, so I never take the time to just read a story.

I read this a while ago, last fall I think and devoured it. I believe I read it in one or two days over a weekend. The science and sic-fi in it was fun, but it ended up being very witty. I went with witty because its not laugh out loud funny, its just the main character is such a smartass I found myself chuckling quite a bit. With the movie out now I’m sure everyone knows the plot. But its based on an astronaut getting left behind on Mar’s and all the challenges he has to go to get off. A significant portion of the book is just the main character talking to himself. So the author does a great job crafting the story from that challenging stance. Highly recommended if you are looking for a fiction book.


Since winter is here I’ve decided to start upping the level of indoor cardio. I have a Schwinn Airdyne  that I enjoy using. Found some recent inspiration when I found out the guys at Gym Jones uses them a lot. These guys are the trainers that got everyone in shape for 300 the movie as well as several other celebrities. They have a very old school approach.

Anyway, my current workout is to do manual intervals for 20 minutes a day. I’m going to continue to do that in the early AM, then add some of these other workouts. My goal is to increase the “Calories” burned on the computer considerably. Keep in mind I  don’t believe these calorie meters its simply a consistent metric that I can use.

My Current 20 Minute Max: 284

Will update this next week.

Gym Jones

Gym Jones 87 Calories in 1 Minute Video

The Ultimate Cardio Machine: Airdyne Bike


I feel a little guilty because I am in essence re-posting about Martin Shkreli, but he continues to be the most interesting man in finance. I am being seduced by his live streaming on Youtube. He is a very odd person but very entertaining. He also appears to be smart as hell. I only wish I had more time to watch more of the streaming, some of them go on for hours and hours. Unless something monumental happens I won’t mention him again next week. This will be the last time I repeat. But again if you have any interest in finance/trading/small cap pharmas/drug pricing etc. You owe it to yourself to check him out.

Martin’s Twitter Account

Martin’s Livestream Channel on Youtube


How to Get Shit Done

Teaching My Son to Be a Man

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation


GoPro: Tiny Home Adventure with Mike Basich

Quote of the week:

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” -Pope Paul VI