Friday, March 23, 2007

my geekatudness

I did inventory today

98 audio books including the 2 I purchased today
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

I picked up this book in the audble format as I freely admit that I have not the fortitude to read such a book but I will listen to it( I am a big fan of audio books, looove them).

Anyways Mr. Hawkins talks extensively of the brains use of patterns and pattern recognition and how it relates to how we physically move through the world.

All very cool stuff if not a little dry.

Then I was reading Dr. Ida Rolf's book on structural integration ( which is now known as rolfing, a deep tissue modality) and she made a statement which allowed my brain to put a couple things together, the proverbial light switch going on "muscles are sensory organs"

where you are in time and space, most of that feed back comes from the proprioceptors in your muscle tissue. The proprioceptors tells your brain what your body is doing, the brain recognizes the patterns and then makes the compensations required for the situation and away you go.

This is a gross over-simplication but it if you were in my brain then you would realize the awareness that just jumped out of my mind concerning the correlation between proprioception and compensatory patterns that people develop due to stress and habits placed upon the body.

My problem is I cannot verbalize very well what this all means, maybe I will try and come up with a more concise explanation after I let it churn around my brain box for awhile.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007


PARIS (AFP) - The chances of surviving a heart attack outside a hospital double if a bystander performs chest-compressions but omits the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation widely regarded as part of standard rescue procedure, according to a study released Friday.

Nearly everyone has witnessed the scene dozens of times on television, and perhaps a time or two in real life: someone, mostly likely a man getting on in years, collapses to the pavement clutching his chest.

A take-charge passerby drops to his side, pinches the victim's nose and begins mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, alternating this treatment by pushing repeatedly and vigorously on his chest.

But there is something wrong with this textbook picture of CPR -- shorthand for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation -- according to the study, published in the British journal The Lancet: it does more harm than good.

Not only is there "no evidence for any benefit from the addition of mouth-to-mouth ventilation," writes Ken Nagao, a doctor at the Nihon University hospital in Tokyo who led the study of more than 4000 heart arrest cases in the Kanto area of Japan.

The chances of surviving with a "favorable neurological outcome" are twice as high when would-be rescuers skip the mouth-to-mouth and focus exclusively on trying to revive the heart by rhythmic chest-compressions.

"This finding ... should lead to a prompt interim revision of the guidelines for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest," wrote Gordon Ewy, director of the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center, in a commentary.

The purpose of pushing air into a heart attack victim's lungs is to oxygenate the blood, while the massaging the chest aim to restart the heart or re-establish a regular heart-beat.

But this first-ever, large-scale comparison of survival rates of cardiac arrest patients puts the lie to the standard CPR technique, which has been taught to millions of people around the world, wrote Ewy.

"We have found that the survival rate is higher even when the blood has less oxygen content but is moved through the body by continuous chest compressions," he noted.

If results of the Japanese study are used to revise the standard guidelines for helping cardiac arrest victims before medical professionals arrive at the scene, it could, in fact, have another positive effect: more people might be willing to try.

Of the 4,068 adults examined who had heart attacks witnessed by strangers, 439 received cardiac-only resuscitation and 712 were given conventional CPR.

But 2,917 -- more than 70 percent -- were left to fend for themselves.

"Studies have shown that because current CPR guidelines call for mouth-to-mouth ventilations, the majority of people would not perform CPR on a stranger, partly out of fear of contracting diseases," said Ewy.

While the study provides what Ewy called "unequivocal evidence" that chest-compression-only resuscitation improves survival rates, the authors of the study caution that the same does not apply to respiratory failure brought on by near-drowning, drug overdose or choking.

In these cases, they say, an alternation of two breaths and 30 chest compressions is still the appropriate method.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Yo yo

Speaking of yo yo, Yoyo Mah is coming to town. Saw him years ago, he was quite ill but stil put on a good performance, might have to check him out again.

Did a stone workout last night, man am I pathetic, the 220# granite orb was moocho heavy and my thigh adductors are rebelling quite robustly today. The things I do for fun.

Trying to further my education, I am trying to find a sport massage course around town so I can meet the requirements for the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association that I can be a member. Think I can find one? Noooooooooooo.

Bah, I might have to go out of town for one and this pleases me not, hopefully something will turn up.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

movie night

Keeping Mum

watched it last night
beautiful flick
just lovely

Thursday, March 08, 2007


so I read this post and thinks hey, I like chocolate so I try some of the 99% stuff.

Well it is like a giant animated cocoa bean taking a shit in my mouth

I am developing a taste for it

Sunday, March 04, 2007


just finished watching Stranger Than Fiction
fuck I must be getting weak cuz that was a beautiful flick, I was almost in tears a couple times

Got a rice cooker
been eating rice constantly for 2 days now
lots of fibre
very regular now
truly awesome things they are
buy one
that is an order
you will not regret it


full article

Friday, March 02, 2007

cricket anyone?

Glenn McGrath: "Why are you so Fucking Fat?!?"

Ed Brandes: "Because every time I Fuck your wife, she gives me a bicuit"

Who says sportsmanship in Cricket is dead?