Forum posts made by certifiedheat

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 26 Jan 2014 10:35

I've removed an extremely toxic person from my life, someone who had the audacity to contact me and plead & beg me to be in their lives, yet their unappreciative, unreliable and naturally flaky behavior left a lot to be desired. Their idiotic actions contradicted their words. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders due to the finality of it all. I believe in second chances, but third chances? Not so much. I'm done with that person forever, and there's a lot of relief and apparent freedom in that. That, and there's a pair of UFC pay-per-view cards coming up over the next month in which I finally get to see some close friends again, after having not hung out with them in what feels like ages.

Topic Bad Lip Reading returns
Posted 25 Jan 2014 00:37

"Voldemort; yes, I said 'Voldemort'."

Topic Favorite pie
Posted 20 Jan 2014 20:51

Blackberry cobbler, peach cobbler, apple pie, cherry pie...

Y'know, there aren't too many pies I won't eat.

Topic Can you really ever stop loving someone after a relationship is over?
Posted 15 Jan 2014 03:12

I believe, however naively, that once you love, you love. You may not be in love, but you’ll always love, and you’ll love who he was and who you were and who you were with him, and you may even think you can love who he is now, and maybe you will, and maybe you won’t, but, either way, you loved, and I think that is a fantastic thing to be able to say.

Also, the thing about loss, and the loss of love, is that loss is universal, but loss -- and the loss of love -- doesn’t feel universal when we are going through it. Suffering through it, might be more appropriate. I don’t think the dreams and/or the feelings will ever stop. And I’m not sure they should stop. He’s part of who you are and who you will be. And that’s not a bad thing.

Topic Favorite movie
Posted 14 Jan 2014 17:46

It's close.

1.) The Departed

2.) Toss up between No Country For Old Men and Django Unchained

Topic Who is your favorite male comic?
Posted 13 Jan 2014 14:01

Louis C.K., easily. He's the everyday guy who can bust out the funniest lines from just the mundane. His show on FX, "Louie", is damningly hilarious, too.

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 11 Jan 2014 14:20


Topic Lounge / Chill Out Music
Posted 04 Jan 2014 21:59

This strange ass song has been stuck in my head for a week now:

Topic Hard alcohol, yay or nay?
Posted 04 Dec 2013 06:27

Unless I'm with my friends and beer is all there is to drink, I prefer hard alcohol. The last time I got drunk was in October; 27 shots were thrown back from a mixture of vodka, tequila and absinthe (and a little bit of Blackheart rum), but here's the kicker: no hangover. That night, friends and I made fried potatoes (with red onions and jalapeno peppers) and a homemade pizza. In my drunken stupor I had the wherewithal to take two capsules of milk thistle extract (look it up) and 50mg of zinc picolinate (look it up). Only acquired four hours of sleep, but slept like a champ and woke up feeling good as new (albeit really tired). The drinking was spaced out over the course of a little over four hours, but I chalk up the anti-hangover elixir to the milk thistle and zinc. Ah, and the 27 shots weren't intentional; one of my friends had bought Crystal Head vodka with the shot glasses, and well, the shot glasses actually accounted for three shots per glass. By 10:10 pm (we started at 10), we'd already taken nine shots before we realized how much we'd already consumed.

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 10 Nov 2013 11:10


Topic RIP Lou Reed
Posted 28 Oct 2013 08:44


He took many walks on the wild side.

Topic GOD
Posted 23 Oct 2013 04:31

Sports and God kind of go hand in hand for a lot of people. It's kind of ingrained in sports-culture and can be even more intense in certain parts of the world. If you watch a UFC card in Brazil, for example, 95% of the hometown fighters thank Jesus so much that you'd think he makes it a point to sit cage-side, snacking on corn-nuts and working his magic so ensure that the fighters of faith win.
After reading this, I no longer care about the thread, because that part of your post alone can stand on its own as contending for post of the year on Lush.thumbup (My reply is brought you to by MetroPCS. Everyone's moving to Metro!)

Topic Sleep or Sex?
Posted 12 Oct 2013 04:30

To hell with an ultimatum! Sex, THEN sleep. Does a body good. ;)

Topic Power Foods
Posted 12 Oct 2013 04:27

Eggs, medium rare ribeye steaks (just a personal preference of mine), salmon and broccoli.

One underheralded fact about broccoli: it contains two compounds by the names of I3C (indole-3-carbinol) and DIM (diindolylmethane) that act as solid aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen and, for us guys, that's a downfall. Healthy estrogen levels in men are required for good health and for hormonal balancing purposes, but a lot of men walk around today with elevated aromatase and therefore skyhigh estradiol (estrogen) levels, causing passive behavior, a lack of creativity, bodyfat increases, piss poor cholesterol numbers and a shitty, overall lifestyle because low T/high E in males = depression and lack of drive to do anything.

Now, the amount of broccoli you'd have to eat to consume considerable amounts enough to make an impact on the aromatase activity in your body is questionable and undisclosed, but I eat broccoli for health and satiation (love it as a side with anything; completely kills my appetite) reasons.

Love beef. I still can't believe that, in 2013, with all of the scientific peer reviewed journal-related literature out there regarding saturated fatty acids and how they DO NOT cause heart disease (correlation does not equal causation), plenty of people still believe that SFAs are deadly. All thanks to the bullshit, now-debunked studies done by one asshole by the name of Dr. Ancel Keys back in 1969. I'm not saying one should go extreme with one fatty acid or another, but a combination of satty fats, monounsaturated fats and a minimal amount of poly fats (preferably DHA/EPA omega-3s) will do a body good.

Eggs... what can be said? They are a powerhouse food, without a doubt. A solid source of fat, protein, B vitamins and zinc. Again, going back to the Ancel Keys shit, its dietary cholesterol content is trivialized more than it should be. Dietary cholesterol does not equate to blood cholesterol. Asides from being hereditary and having a genetic proclivity to have cholesterol levels be at a certain range, I'd go on a limb and say that blood cholesterol is most affected by one being sedentary and/or eating a diet bereft of nutrients that promotes inflammation and insulin resistance. Insulin resistant? High risk of plaque and in the arteries and all sorts of issues. I could write a book or seven on these topics, so I'll stop here.

Salmon is pretty damn delicious when cooked fresh. I made a mistake last month and decided to cook a piece that was smelling extremely fishy (fresh salmon should either not smell or have a very light, barely detectable smell). Cooked it. Smelled awful. Tossed it. But I've stayed away from salmon ever since because my stomach turns at the thought of eating any at the moment. Stepping off the soapbox now.

Topic Classic Rock fans:Come on in
Posted 12 Oct 2013 03:49

One of my top 3 favorite songs of all-time:


Topic What Do You Think About Mark Wahlberg As Iron Man?
Posted 12 Oct 2013 03:41

His greatest role ever was in The Departed. Outside of that, I can't watch a movie of his. Always a trainwreck.

Topic What's The Best Movie According To You Without The TRADITIONAL Happy Ending?
Posted 19 Jul 2013 16:54

The Departed (absolute finality) and No Country For Old Men (ambiguity).

Topic The Hangover Part II and III yay or nay
Posted 17 Jul 2013 18:32

Loved the first one and still re-watch it regularly. Liked the second one, but it wasn't nearly as funny as the first. The third one? Hell, it seemed to me like it was thrown together because everybody involved knew the money would come in because of the name of the trilogy and the numbers they'd inevitably get at the box office. Didn't care for it. Glad I watched it, though. But for a movie to be called "The 'Hangover'", ***spoiler alert ensuing?*** there was no hangover until the end credits (which I'll stop right there).

Topic What are your Lush "Pet Peeves"?
Posted 17 Jul 2013 09:29

Hi CHwave I feel your pain. Well remember my old account that I deleted, something similar happened which is what motivated me to delete it! Oh well! By the way, who would possibly do that to you anyway?! You are amazing, hun!
Just a broad that decided to play a cruel game for no given reason. Y’know, oftentimes the people that complain the most about being duped by liars are guilty of being liars themselves, which reflects on her in this case. A damn shame, because I thought it was a damn good thing.

Damn, that sounds terrible. Of course it would be amazing if people weren't liars and just playing a game with you to begin with! There's my pet peeve.
It would be amazing, wouldn’t it? So reply to my messages in your inbox.

Topic What are your Lush "Pet Peeves"?
Posted 16 Jul 2013 22:06

Meeting someone and building a solid, personal, deep rapport with them, let your guard down, talk to them over a period of time where you exchange parts of your life with them in earnest trust, have them tell you they look forward to the next convo, and then they just drop all contact (like they said they wouldn't) out of nowhere, giving no reason or explanation whatsoever , randomly delete you without saying a word or explaining, and go about their day as if nothing happened. Lesson learned: when someone tells you they have piss poor confrontational skills, they are likely very adept at passive-aggressive behavior. Why fuck someone over you said you wouldn't when they didn't even do anything? Furthermore, why spend so much time telling someone about your life and getting to know about theirs when you are just going to execute a complete 180 and fuck' em over like you said you wouldn't? Logic, not even used once .

At least give them a goddamn reason as to why you decided to play a game with them and lead them on for over a month and then for a week straight. Explain to them why you wasted their valuable time when they could've been getting a good night of sleep instead of them wasting their time with somebody that was just leading them on for no apparent reason in the first place.

Fucking moronic and unnecessary.

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 16 Jul 2013 20:41

The upper echelons/greatest fragrances ever created (my opinion):

Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille
Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather
Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur

Other favorites:
CREED's Aventus
Serge Lutens Chergui
A*Men Pure Malt
Dior Homme Intense
Dior Fahrenheit
Givenchy Play Intense
Viktor&Rolf's Spicebomb

Topic If you could only eat one candy for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Posted 16 Jul 2013 19:20

Black licorice jelly beans or Reese's Pieces.

Topic trust after affairs
Posted 16 Jul 2013 18:06

I was in a 4+ year relationship with a girl I thought I'd marry and spend the rest of my life with. Shortening it all (despite the fact I could write a book or three about the relationship), she cheated. I took every gift she ever gave me and sent them off to her parents' house. In addition, I also gave her parents a couple packs of unused condoms and told her dad to keep his filthy slut-cunt of a daughter in check, and maybe she'd "use these" (obviously the condoms) pretty soon. Suffice to say, I never liked her parents, and preceding what she did to me, they had never liked me, and after that little 'incident', they certainly didn't care for me. In the end, I was glad to not have to call her dad a father-in-law for the simple fact that he was nothing more than a pseudo-politician and an adulterer that was so prideful about being a hasbeen Marine yet didn't have the testicular fortitude to be loyal to his psychotic bitch of a wife. Ah, getting off of this tangent and moving on, though, so I digress.

I give 110% effort into everything that I do. Whatever endeavor it is, I aspire to be the best. When it comes to relationships, whether platonic or intimate/romantic, I'm the most loyal human being out there as a friend or a lover. The same effort is given in said relationships. Positive facts about yours truly.

On the flipside, I'm an extremely merciless person in that I hold grudges and, with screw-overs/fuck-overs like this, I have a tough time giving anybody second chances. The grudge part is a huge flaw that I've been working on for a while. I've always said, "Hey, I hold grudges so that I can think of that person as I chase success and become better than they will ever be!" as some sort of validation to say that I sublimate my anger for an individual into positive pursuits and energy, but that only holds up for so long. It's difficult to sleep or think straight when you hold grudges. I realize this massive flaw, but that's still a factor.

Trust after a cheater cheats? It will never be regained. There will always be doubt there.

Y'know, after "she" cheated, she acted like everything was all good in the hood. That pissed me off that much more. For about two months straight (no contact) following all the bullshit that occurred I thought about 'forgiving her'. In the end, I decided against the forgiveness or anything related to that, because she didn't feel one ounce of contrition. She didn't give a fuck. I was angry and pissed off at the world. I'd been into MMA and boxing for about a year at that point, and I'm so damn glad I was (I'm not sure how I'd be today if I weren't), because sublimating all of that anger and energy into hard work and physical labor involving stimulus of muscle fibers paid off in relieving stress.

Eight months after she cheated, she sent me a big, long email 'explaining' things. I instantly deleted it. "Dumb bitch, fuck off" was my mentality, and justifiably so. She'd fucked me over without a bit of remorse, didn't even explain why and as a result there was not one bit of closure. I wasn't happy about the lack of closure, but I didn't want to talk to someone that didn't deserve my goddamn time. I'm a prideful and extremely confident man -- I didn't need another wound implicated.

About a week after I completely ignored her first email (and she sent more) and social media messages, I encountered her in person. She expressed regret, but I didn't give a shit. The lasting pain she inflicted on me wasn't worth forgiving her. She didn't deserve it. And I never forgave her. Y'know, I've sat down quite a bit over the last three years and thought about all the bullshit that happened, and I think, once in a blue moon when I'm in the mood to reminisce over the past, if I should have just buried the hatchet, and y'know what? A few minutes later, I always remember all the negative and bad things about her, her flaws, what she did to me, how she didn't give a fuck for almost a year, etc. etc. and then I no longer have the desire to bury the hatchet with her.

Holding grudges is an unhealthy thing to do, but I never said I'm a healthy person in that regard. Fuck me over once... shame on you. Fuck me over twice... TWICE? LOL! You stupid bitch, you won't get the opportunity to do it again! When it comes to relationships, in my personal opinion, second chances are overrated. An asshole thing to say/do/believe in? That's a subjective belief. "She" fucked things up with the greatest person she's ever met or will ever meet, and that's on her.

Trust is something I hold dearly valuable. Fuck it all up once, and there's not a screamin' demon's chance in hell you'll ever get it back because skepticalness will reign supreme and rule the day.

How can someone learn a lesson or accept a mistake without being forced to reap the meritable, justifiable repercussions of their actions of pure, unbridled dumbfuckery?

One of my favorite all-time sayings in the world: "Dumbshits gonna do dumb shit".

Topic Great Film Scenes
Posted 16 Jul 2013 13:03


"I don't wanna be a product of my environment; I want my environment to be a product of me".

Plus "Gimme Shelter" playing.

Topic Stop the gun bans! Rant Three
Posted 26 Jan 2013 12:42

My stance on the whole issue is the same as it's been for a while now:

I will bet you anything that if you put selective music by spiritual musicians on elevators and shopping malls there would be less Columbines, there would be less postals, less rape, less crime. When you're stuck in an elevator and you're ready to go postal and you hear "A Love Supreme" or "One Love" or "What's Going On" or "Blowing in the Wind" or "Imagine" you can't fucking do anything stupid anymore. It won't permit you, man. Your molecules obey the sound of divinity. If you just compile a CD "What's Going On," "Imagine," "One Love," "A Change is Gonna Come," Sam Cook, you know, and you play it in shopping malls continuously I bet you anywhere in the world people would stop fighting and stop stealing and stop raping, because molecules obey the sound of divinity. That's just the way it is. Just like, excuse the expression, when you're 17-years-old and you see something beautiful and you get excited, all the blood rushes to your penis. I'm talking about physical molecules. I'm not talking about the sex or the squirming, the giggling, stupid stuff. I'm talking about the order . There's a sense of order in this planet. If we would consciously go to Seattle, where they program the Muzaks of all the elevators and hotels in the cities, and say, "We want you to try this just for 24 hours. Just play this kind of music, these 27 songs," you would see an incredible difference in human being behavior.
-- Carlos Santana

Topic Film of the year?
Posted 03 Jan 2013 01:32

Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is THE man. And Jamie Foxx, Leo DiCap (too lazy to write out the -rio) and Samuel L. Jackson weren't too shabby either. Don Johnson's part very well could have been the best of the movie.

Topic Is there a song you liked that's now hard to listen to?
Posted 03 Jun 2012 17:45

"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd is my favorite song, ever. However, the damn nostalgia I get for old, days and the memories (just a few years ago, really) is too strong whenever I listen to it that it's almost impossible to listen to.

Topic When was the last time you had sex? [BE HONEST]
Posted 23 Apr 2012 13:24

Early December.

Topic Fave Led Zeppelin song (other than Stairway to Heaven!)
Posted 20 Apr 2012 21:18

I love Led Zeppelin, but I'm going to be completely honest: I'm not too keen on Stairway to Heaven. Yeah, that's right! Bring on the hate! ;) (Of course, I know you wouldn't do that to me, naughtiestmommy!)

It's hard picking just one Zeppelin song as my favorite, but here's my (likely) top 10:

1.) Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (perfect harmony in this song)
2.) Ten Years Gone
3.) Your Time is Gonna Come (their most underrated song in my opinion)
4.) What Is And What Should Never Be
5.) All My Love (GREAT song)
6.) In My Time of Dying
7.) Since I've Been Lovin' You
8.) Going to California
9.) Hey Hey What Can I do
10.) Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (just a fun song!)

I know the list was unwarranted, but I could just go on and on.

Topic Getting Negative Comments
Posted 20 Apr 2012 02:40

I'm always looking out for and appreciating constructive criticism, but when I think of constructive criticism I think of it actually being helpful, as in the critic will suggest helpful ways to improve one's writing.

The commenter you've used as an example commented with a shallow choice of words. . . "very poorly written". . . "boringly repetitive". . . "knowledge/ability to describe is very limited". Zero helpful comments; total bashing. I agree with you.

I've only posted one story so far in my short tenure here, so I haven't received any negative comments (YET), but I'm sure they'll come.