Me making an arm tackle and trying to poach the ball- note the player tackled didn’t release the ball on the ground and was subsequently penalized resulting in a turn over.

I decided to make the team photo in our new jerseys a little more nipply.

(Source: cindymayweather)


Okay, so I just found out that Archer has an unaired “original pilot” where they replaced Archer…with A FUCKING RAPTOR. The episode has the exact same plot as the first episode, but he’s a raptor. He doesn’t talk, he just makes raptor noises throughout the episode. It just might be singlehandedly best thing I’ve ever seen.

Edit: Since some of you reblogging this have mentioned finding it, you can see it here

Haha …. I didn’t know people didn’t know about this.

Archer is great, my favorite alongaide bobs burgers …. And maybe the single season of the oblongs (?) That my hubby introduced me to.

gigaguess said: While we're asking for personal stats, how tall are you? I get the feeling you're a big 'un.

I am 6’4” (around 194 cm)

So I guess I am kinda a “big ‘un” (I like that term)!

I have always been big, at 13-14 (when I started high school) I was already 6’ tall and probably weighed around 190lbs (85kg).

People don’t usually see me as tall however. I guess because proportionally I am quite wide and thick set, attributes usually seen primarily in the “short and stocky” trope, I get recognized as being big but not tall. I also out grew everyone early so have bad posture and tend to slouch or stoop to be on a more even height with everyone around me- again this has repercussions just ask the curve in my lower back. My posture is something I am really trying to fix as my mother struggle with back-pain and i do not want to deal with that sort of pain and be uncomfortable everyday because of something I could have tried to fix.

As with a lot of guys who are bigger and are hiding something (for me it was my sexuality) I put on a lot of weight during high school maxing out at 285-290lbs (just over 130kg).
I love to eat and good food is always enjoyable so being a boarding student was tough with the institutional food not being particularly great. My solution was to buy and cook a lot of additional food to satiate my hunger for “good” food. This is likely where my weight gain came from as I would eat steaks, bacon, make myself brunch with pancakes and syrup, and snack on grilled cheese with fancy sourdough or ciabatta and bries and camemberts. I would make cakes and dessert including whole punnets of chocolate dipped strawberries- lots of binge eating.

This combined with the three meals a day from the hostel meant I put on weight quick- since then I have tried to convert my fat into a muscle to create a healthier balance. I am still a bigger guy and will likely always have a belly (I enjoy my belly) but I think for my health this is a situation that is worth monitoring.

I jumped in the dunk tank at pride …. yes I was wearing a rubber ducky shower cap.

apparently I had a rather large splash-zone

thanks to Zechariah for the photos

Anonymous said: How much do you weigh?

Around 270lbs (122kg).

Sometimes a little less sometimes a little more- I haven’t weighed myself in ages. Usually I try to go by how I feel for health and goals. For example during rugby season I want to feel fast and mobile (comparatively, I will never be considered super quick)- this means carrying a little less weight and more cardio and HIIT work. However I also want to feel strong and this becomes a focus in the summer- usually I can tell if i am pushing things around more easily than I expected.

How much did you think I weighed?

the-almost-bear said: Ngã mihi me te aroha ki a kōrua! Congrats on your marriage, Arfa!

Thanks buddy :)

(For those wondering what the first sentence is it is Maori and a rough translation is: “congratulations and love to you both”)

studdybear said: Congratulations on your Union guys.

thanks buddy :)

twochiguys said: My partner and I are actually planning our wedding for June of 2015. I saw that you recently had your wedding. I love the pictures! Makes me so happy! Where did you have your ceremony and reception/dinner? Things add up quickly in Chicago and I love the nature aspect in your pictures, it almost looks like starved rock state park.

All the photos were in Lincoln park, mostly in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond (its on the north edge of the zoo). We didn’t technically pay for the space, but they have (tax-deductable) permits for the space which are around $500. If you do that they lock the lily pond down for you and your guests, so it is a fully private event, for an hour and can provide seating and other features. there are also permits for other spaces within Lincoln park but the Lily Pond has its own particular permit.

We chose not to do this because we had maybe 16 people attending, all of whom could stand and the ceremony was going to be short regardless.

For the meal we went to Balena, I cannot recommend them enough. They have a private room for events (they say 35 people seated and 60-ish standing room only but their estimates are certainly on the sardines side, i would say 30 would be the comfortable max) with a $1500 food and beverage minimum and a $150 room fee. Essentially its just over $2000 as a minimum for the space and food.
Great staff, awesome food and cocktails … the lemon, kale, breadcrumb and chili oricchiette was amazing.

If you do go see Balena, Michelle the events co-ordinator is awesome, super nice and very responsive.