Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pearly Whites

So in an impulse buy to get me to $49 for free shipping on, I decided to get some Listerine Whitening strips. All the years of soda drinking has been catching up in my old age, and I've noticed some yellowing in my teeth. I've been wanting to do something about this for a while (started with drinking more water instead of soda), but I finally made the plunge to actively reverse the yellowing. I was going to spring for the Crest Whitestrips, but I was a little hesitant about hurting my gums after reading some of the reviews, so I went with the less drastic choice.

Some pros for the strips: easy to use, no trays and stuff to mess with, subtle change in teeth coloring

Some cons for the strips: as with all whiteners - possible damage to enamel, sensitivity in the gums, questionable noticeable difference in shade

My order's been processed and the package should be on its way soon, so I'll let you know how it goes.

One Love,

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


So since switching jobs I haven't had much time to go to the gym. Paying $80/mo. @ Equinox didn't seem like a worthwhile investment so this weekend I visited Sports Authority to get some gear.

Long story short, I went with the Bowflex Selecttech 552 dumbbells. The major appeal being a compact, multi-weight option that saves space and is easily interchangeable. I pondered getting plated weights but the spinlock never seems to stay locked and its a bit cumbersome to change weights. Other options were similar Bowflex-style quick changing weights, but none of the options had the same quality as the Bowflex ones. In the end paid $399 for the weights + tax, but I also got the "free" stand thrown in. Some possible worries however is the quality as the salesperson tried hawking the 2 year extended warranty because of problems with the spinlocks...

Seeing that I also needed a bench I went with the Bowflex 3.1 Bench. Kinda regretting this pick up as I could've probably gotten a cheaper bench for about the same price, I just kept it within the Bowflex family. O wells.

A review to follow after I put together the bench and start workin it out.

One Love,