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February 27, 2011

Weekend: Gasparilla 5k 2011; Avenue Q; misc awesome

(1) Hanging out with Cam, Melissa and Frank Thursday night.
(2) Hanging out at Devin's Friday night with Christina, Melissa and Eduardo; good food, beer and shark stories around a backyard fire pit
(3) Saturday morning, Gasparilla 5k in Tampa, beat my goal by 30 seconds with a time of 33:27.
(4) Saturday night, Avenue Q (great) at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre downtown with Joy, Heather, Pam, and two new friends, Leonor and Cynthia.
(5) Sunday afternoon, watching my first-ever polo match at the Sarasota Polo Club with Jovee, Chrissy and Saba. Dressed up as Jeff Goldblum for a celebrity look-alike contest. Met two ultimate players, Dan and Justin, from out of town, just because we were throwing a disc around.
(6) Sunday evening, birthday party with Jovee and Chrissy at South Lido County Park. Played beach bocce!

A few pics from this whirlwind:

Gasparilla 5k:
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Avenue Q:
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Sarasota Polo Club:
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Birthday at South Lido County Park:
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February 13, 2011

Super Size Me

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It only took 7 years but I finally saw Super Size Me.

The central question asked by the film: If McDonald's truly has no share of the blame in the obesity epidemic, then what happens if you eat only their food for a month?

Morgan Spurlock takes on a task that everyone expects won't have good results. But not even the three doctors he goes to to help him with the experiment expect what actually ends up happening (hint: it's not good).

I really enjoyed the old-school science approach he took here ("No-one willing to do the experiment? Do it to yourself"). It would have been nice to have heard from McDonald's, but Spurlock can't be blamed for lack of trying. After numerous attempts to contact them, the golden arches wouldn't agree to an interview. Adding to the dramatic tension is the fact that Spurlock's girlfriend is a vegan chef.

4.5/5 stars.

Bonus: McDonald's song by 4CHIN500!
Let Me Stuff My Face