Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A months worth of thinking

I have a new idea for facebook. Maybe its just me but when people have their profile picture to be one of them smiling and have a good time and then their statue is sad, I find this to be awkward at best. So I propose that facebook created a feature where people could store different pictures into different "mood' categories such as Happy, Sad, Angry, etc... For example, the Happy category you could load a picture of you smiling and then in the Sad category you could load a picture of you crying. Then when you are updating your status you could also update your "mood" and then your profile picture would display the emotion that you status is talking about.

But regardless of the greatness of the idea people would not use it, or put happy pictures in the Sad category and say they are being "ironic", or the feature would become useless because we would be to lazy to use it. But nonetheless I think its a neat idea.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Have we gotten lazy.

I know i'm not the greatest at posting new blogs but either are some of you. Jared you have done a great job of posting and are an example to this generation on commitment. But the rest of you are not. I think i've made my point. I would like to see more post. How else am i to know what is going on in your lifes. Ok go.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TUESDAY

so i did not work out today. That is because today was my first day of rugby practice and i didnt want to workout before i went. rugby kicked my back side. i ran. and ran. and ran. and sweated. But i finished everything. i was the slowest person there but i can only go up from here. Im excited about playing. I'm excited about the workout. things are going well. so below is a video of rugby hits to give you an idea on what i'm doing. or going to be doing. enjoy





video

Monday, September 7, 2009

Video Update

So i haven't done the numbers yet but i took this video to visual show you the progress i've made. so enjoy.



video

Ive been wearing this pants because they were the only ones the i could fit in. So now i've downsize from 36 to 34. Im happy. i'll be posting soon. but i think the video speaks louder than words.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stuff

I worked out tuesday and thursday. i have been eat healthy. i will work out tonight but if not then tomorrow and sunday to make up for it.

i might not update everyday but for sure every sunday i will recap the week and weight.

ok.

check out this artist.

Dan Wilson
William Fitzsimmon
Madi Diaz
The Features


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Im back

Sorry ive been away for a couple of days. Tuesday i worked out fine and thursday i worked fine just like normal. and i was eating right up until thursday. But thursday night my stomach started hurting and it kept hurting so i didnt workout on friday and then i went to a walk in clinic to see if they could make the pain go away. The Doctor was concern that it might be my appendix so he sent me to the hospital for more testing. I stayed there until 11 pm on friday. They ran test and couldn't figure out what it was so they sent me home. I still hurt a little but not much but needless to say i did not work out of eat well since thursday. SO i'm a little off but i'm back and eating right and will start working out on tuesday again as normal. Sorry for the delay but thats all i've got.

Any who now time for the numbers and the pictures. The first number is from two weeks ago when i started keeping track. Please keep in mind that the most accurate number is my weight the rest is not a very accurate science.

Weight: 252.5 - 240.5
Arms: 14.5 inches - 16 inches
Legs: 29 inches - 29 inches
Waist: 45 inches - 42 inches
Belly: 45.5 inches - 45 inches
Chest: 47 inches - 45.5 inches

Pictures:
Before Present












































So not a huge difference in the pictures but soon it will be. So thats all i've got. Im going to go watch Weeds with my wife.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And the Numbers Are......

Well. its been one week. I have kept to the diet and the workout plan pretty closely. So now its time for the weekly update. I have weighted and measured myself again. My body is as followed

Weight: 245 lbs
Arms: 15 inches
Legs: 28 inches
Waist: 41.5 inches
Belly: 45 inches
Chest: 45.5 inches

A note on how I feel
I feel ok. I dont feel like i've lost 7 pounds but i dont as big as i did last week. i haven't been hungry really and if i am i just eat something small. But yeah i was a good week.

Tomorrow is Ashley's first day of work. So we are going to eat out. After talking to friends and reading i am going to have a cheat meal once a week. I'm not going to eat a cake or meat but i will eat something not so healthy. So that meal will be monday night.

Ashley as also been eating better and working out. she has done very well this week and i am very proud of her. I know next week will be hard for her with a job and all and trying to eat well but i have no doubt that she can do it.


Friday, August 21, 2009

DAY THREE

so today was legs and abs. I hate this day. We all hate this day. But i did it. Here was today's workout

3x8

Leg Press
Sit ups on a swiss ball
Lungs
side abs
calves raises
Legs lifts (for the abs)

and then i walked for about 30mins.

Yesterday i did get 180 grams of protein. that is harder than you would think.

And lastly Ashley did get that job. She is a infant teacher. This is good for the following reasons.

1) she is making money
2) she is out of the house and not lonely
3) she is getting her baby fixed with out it costing me anything.



Thursday, August 20, 2009

DAY TWO

I woke up ate three eggs and then hit the gym. Here was my workout for today.

everything is 3x8

Back Rows
biceps curls
lawn mover pulls
straight bar curls
Back Pull Thingy
Circle curls
close grip pull down

Yesterday i did not eat 180 grams of protein but i will try today.

On a different note. Ashley has a job interview today. Please pray that it goes well.

Bye Bye




Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This one is for you Jason Bragg

so to make jason happy here was my workout for the first day.

Dumbbell Press 3x8
Tricep extension with rope 3x8
Dumbbell Flys 3x8
Overhead dumbbell thingy 3x8
Incline dumbbell Press 3x8
single arm tricep kick out thingy 3x8
Cable decline lift thingy 3x8

The gym i workout in doesn't have any barbells so everything is done with cables or dumbbells.

I only ate 150 grams of protein today. I was at a different studio today and he doesn't allow food in the studio so i couldn't eat like i had planned. But tomorrow should be different. ok good night

DAY ONE

so today I started my new work out. I did 12 sets on chest and 9 sets on triceps. I also did 15 mins of walking and 20mins of the elliptical machine keeping my heart rate between 150 and 160 beats a minutes. I also wake up at 7:30 and ate 3 eggs before workout and drank a protein shake after work out.

A note about diet. I am to eat 180 grams of protein a day. This is not easy but I think I can do it. I also want to eat less at each meal and eat more meals.

Anyways i'm off to the studio. later.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Experiment With My Body.

My name is Tyler Kyle Browder. I am 5'10ish. I have brown hair and a brown/yellow/red beard. I weight 252.5 pounds as of tonight. Starting tonight I will be conducting an experiment on my body. I have taken measurements and pictures of my body as it currently looks. I have not photoshopped any of the pictures or changed any of the measurements. I will be starting a new workout routine this week and every time I workout I will be posting a blog about what I did that day in the gym. My goal is to look good naked. I will be taking weekly measurements and and weighing in every Sunday evening. I might take pictures but I might not. I want to be healthy. So first I will show what I am now and then tell you what I want to be in the future and how I plan on doing this.


MY BODY:
Weight: 252.5 (with boxers on)
Biceps: 14.5 inches
Thighs: 29 inches
Waist: 45 inches
Belly: 45.5 inches
Chest: 47 inches




That is where I'm at. This is where I want to go.

MY GOALS

Weight: 215
I want to wear a size 32 jeans comfortably. I want only my chest to touch my shirt not my chest and belly. I want to look good naked. I want to do this by Christmas. I dont want to take any supplements other then protein shakes and what not.


That's the beginning and the end and here is the vehicle.

MY WORKOUT ( Thank you Jason Bragg)

Sunday: Off
Monday: Off
Tuesday - Chest & Triceps
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Back & Biceps
Friday - Legs & Abs
Saturday - Shoulders & Traps

I will do this workout this way due to my work schedule at the studio. I will also be doing cardio as well. In 4 weeks I plan on changing my workout to keep my body guessing but I have not chosen how I will change it. I will also be changing my diet as best I can. More on this later.

Lastly i will along with my workouts be taking notes on how i feel not just phyiscally but also emotionally.

HOW I FEEL:

I feel tired and slow. I feel full and uncomfortable most of the time. I feel weak and completely out of shape.

So there it is. I am doing this online so I will have accountability to stick to my workout and reach my goals. I hope my readers will help me and get on to me if I cheat. Ok. I'm done.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

BRAND NEW

so if you dont know Brand New's new CD comes out on September 22nd. they just posted the first single off of the CD on their myspace. The song is called "At The Bottom". Check it out. Thats all.

Speak where the Bible Speaks and be silent where the Bible is slient

This is the grand thinking behind most of the doctrine of the Church of Christ. The other guiding motto is that they want to follow the example of the first church in the book of Acts. Now stay with me here. It has become almost biblical that all christians should be Republican and pro freedom and go America. That is an interesting stand for christian, to be more specific, Church of Christer's to take. To be all about democracy and all about doing what the Bible saids and what the first church did. I wonder what Bible they read. Cause to be honest i've never read about democracy in the Bible. Read this:

"32All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need." Acts 4:32-34

Now that doesn't sound like a democracy. That sounds a lot like Communism. Sharing everyones possessions. Selling they homes and giving the money the people in charge so that no one would be in need. Don't get me wrong this is a great and wonderful thing. A world where no one needs anything is a world we know nothing of. But it sure the heck sounds more like a communist then a republican.

I'm not saying that the Bible is communism over democracy. In fact I'm saying that the Bible isn't talking about politics at all. The Bible is silent about stating what is the holiest government form. I think christians should to. May G-d forgive us for speaking about what we don't know. We are all fools yelling at the wind.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gay Pride

I read an interesting article the other day. I was about the Gay Pride event that took place last week in Nashville. One of the statements may an impression on me and i wanted to share it with you.

"With all the changes, including a significantly higher acceptance if not support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Pride events still take place in a nation which, among other things, routinely kicks “homosexuals” out of the military; a nation which offers no employment or housing protections for LGBTQs; a nation which has a “Defense of Marriage Act” as law."

It made me think about my view on LGBT's rights. I think that LGBT should have rights. They should have rights to marry. I believe that sexual preference should not play a part in employment and housing. Now listen closely. I do believe that homosexuality is a sin, but i do not believe that it is a greater sin then drunkenness or lying. But if liars and drunkers can marry then so should LGBT people. A lot of christians may disagree with me but until someone can show me biblical proof against me or we stop allowing the drunk and the liar to marry I will stand by my believe.

I would like to see what other people think about this statement.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm back

so i moved. To Nashville. Tennessee. I work at a studio. I am thinking about learning Ju-Jitsu cause Robbie put me in a headlock and it hurt... my neck and my pride. me and ashley have started walking around our apartment complex. its about a 2 mile walk up and down hills. its fun. My brother got married. Go team. i am wanting to read some interesting blogs. I want to read stuff that I might not agree with but will challenge my thinking. Can anyone help me out? So this is a short random blog but i will try to do more for Jared cause he asked me to.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kick drum

a good kick drum in music is something i have come to love. A bad kick drum is something i hate. This is one of the biggest reasons why i hate listening to the Professors of Light Cd (sorry Jay). The kick throughout the whole CD sucks. its too boomy and muddy. there is no snap. Its not tight. To make a kick snap you want to boost around 4kHz. that will bring out the beater hitting the drum. Next you want to cut out the frequencies around 400 Hz. The 400 range is where the kick sounds muddy or boxy. by cutting these we clean up the sound. Next you might want to use a shelving EQ at around 80Hz to bring in the bass frequencies. This will get you headed down the right path to a great sounding kick. You will also want to put a compress on the kick to make it more punchy. how much you compress will depends greatly on the style of music you are mixing. you can also at reverb to it if it makes sense too.

There you go. Now get out there and make some great albums.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The death of the music industry?

Today i got a crash course in the music industry from my teacher. here are the things i took away from it.

1. The music industry is not nor is it going to die.
2. physical CD still out sell digital downloads but won't forever.
3. The new business model for the music industry is not new. its how they did it in the 50's and 60's
4. The indie labels need the major labels and the majors need the indies. Neither is going anywhere.


Now of course i could be wrong be misguided.


Second point i like to make is that "Fast and Furious" had the largest April debut in the movie history with 72.4 million. Who cares about whether the movie is good or not, the interesting thing we should look at is that in what some have called the worst economic time since the Great Depression movies are breaking records. We can justify this all we want but the facts are facts. And this fact points to support that people will still spend money on entertainment even when the country ( the world) is hurting.


Third and last point i like to make is what is Obama going to do about North Korea. I don't know but he said that he was going to do something if they launched a rocket and they did now what? I'll be interested to see. So check this out. Way to go Ivy league education. They serviced him well.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I dont care about the grammer and spelling errors

1. So I have two months till I graduate from Full Sail. This month I have Session Recording. I love this class. but it has a butt load of work. This is my day monday through friday. I wake up at 8 go to class from 9-1p then i go to lab from 1-5p then i come home and make love to ashley and then i go back to school from 9p-1a and then come home and sleep. Repeat. for saturday and sunday i have class from 1-5p. Then on top of that i have two projects due in the class by the end of the month. I also have Pro Tools certification this saturday. Then i also have a movie that i'm doing sound fx for that is due by the 27th of April. Then in about a week i'm going back to texas for robbie's birthday and to see jay (and family) and then i'm flying to Nashville cause i have two interviews at two studios one of which my teacher told me that if was going to nashville he would want to work at cause he thinks its the best in nashville. then on top of all that Ashley as applied at Pepperdine in Malibu where they changed the requirements to apply for the job just so ashley could apply ( she as friends in high places).

2. I am greatly looking forward to As Cities Burn new cd and mewithoutyou's new cd coming out soon. Jay your choices are good but l have to say i'm looking forward to these more.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Get it while its hot

i found this through my cousin chase's facebook. I am both proud and sicken by this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbTO0GlONU

Sunday, March 1, 2009

NOthing

I have become increasing less impressed with things.
Like teenage romances and emo poetry
Clever words and empty hooks
All seem the same to me.
They are to me.

NOthing.

Beauty, Life, Peace, and Joy
Are hopeful dreams for little boys
But its my Pride that fills me now like wine in an empty glass
And i drank.
An i drankk.
annn i drnk

Monday, February 9, 2009

music sucks again

blink 182 is back...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 things

1. I consider myself a student of theology.
2. The year I spent at ACU was the worst year of my life but the best thing that could have happen to me.
3. I love Macs
4. I refuse to buy anything made by M-audio.
5. I owned the first Hanson CD and I enjoyed it.
6. I pulled a knife on my next door neighbor when I was young.
7. I think that the Church of Christ is theologically and doctrinally wrong. It is this fact that has shaped who I am today.
8. The first CD I was allowed to buy was "Bringing Down the Horse" by The Wallflowers. My mom had to listen to it first to be sure it didn't have bad language. She must of fallen asleep because it said "whore house" which if you know my mother she would not have liked that.
9. I started playing the piano when I was 5 and played for 3 years and hated it. I forgot how to play so I had to relearn it at the age of 21.
10. In elementary school I thought Stephen Hughes had the coolest hair cut.
11. I've been to Africa twice. I want to go back.
12. It has taken me 8 months at a recording arts school to finally know more about recording then Steven Clower. About flippin time.
13. The only time i have ever been punched in the face was by my cousin Chase.
14. I wasn't allowed to watch rated-R movies until I moved out of my parent's house.
15. I love talk radio.
16. I just read my cousin's wife "25 things". I learned more about her then then I have in three years of being in the same family.
17. I love the double bass.
18. I wish I could play the drums
19. The Sigur Ros concert was the best things i've ever been apart of.
20. I care too much about what people think of me.
21. I only did this could I was bored.
22. I graduate in June and I have no idea where or what I am going to do.
23. If I move back to Texas I think I will never leave. I still don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
24. I don't think I'll ever eat beef again.
25. I greatly enjoy being married.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Music Business Update

Kelly Clarkson will made history tomorrow by making the biggest jump on the Billboard charts for her single "My Life Would Suck Without You". Jumping from 97 to 1, this will be the second time she will set the record.

The Keyboardist from Lynrd Skynyrd die.

A song from Jay-Z's new album was leaked to the internet. I bet it was the intern who leaked it.

The chairman of EMI Music France Nathalie Collin has left the company. After only 6 months of being the chairman one begins to wonder what happen. I'm not sure how this event will affect the industry but EMI is the biggest record label in the world so time will tell.

National Geographic Launched a record Label. Weird uh.

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is being made into a live theater production... ummm. Why not? If he can help write a musical so can I. I'll call it "Monkey Throwing Poo" just to keep it in line with "Thriller"


Well thats all today.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Update

A quick update

1. i passed the first test for Pro Tools certification last night. Now 3 more to go but i dont take the next one till march so i have a little bit

2. I've started back on my book reading list. Lolita is a dirty book. Jay you might like it

3. Married life is good.

4. Tonight i'm going to see the Dark knight in IMAX. thats the only way to see it

ok so that was a lame update but thats my life lame. bye bye

Sunday, January 18, 2009

things i've learned

three things every husband should do (from Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock).

1. be a good listener
2. be a giver of gifts
3. work that vajayjay (vagina)

three things every wife should do (from Ashley Browder).

1. keep your heart open
2. keep your mind open
3. keep your legs open

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A new goal

I like goals. I blame this on my dad but i do, I really like goals. All sorts of goals. Short term or Long term it doesn't matter. Ashley hates goals... We will call this friction number 1 ( no doubt there will be many more to come ). But thats not the point of this blog. The point is I have a new goal. Well I have lots of new goals but we will talk about these in the future right now i want to talk about my new goal. starting tomorrow I want to read the top 10 novels of all time in one year. Well kind of. I have chosen to use the 100 Best Novel List by Modern Library who are some how connected to Random House. The list is only of the best 100 novels written in since 1900 but it will work. I will hopefully read the first ten books. I doubt I understand anything in any of the books but I hope that i understand some of it and i hope to learn a lot from it. At the very least it will be just another goal i didnt complete but i bet i learn something from it.