Next I hopped on over to Jeana's head -– where Yanni or John Tesh (I can't tell the difference) was playing on constant loop, over and over. It was maddening. It's like being stuck in an elevator for hours. I tried not to overstay my welcome. I next popped into Stacy's head, and it was the exact opposite. It was extremely deafening. Like being in a noisy stadium with voices everywhere. Eventually I noticed that all the voices started to sound the same. Upon further inspection, I realized it was just Stacy's voice, talking over and over again, in a round. Like row, row, row your boat but somehow much more frightening. Occasionally I would hear crying, but mostly it was Stacy having conversations with herself, about herself. Kind of like Sybil, but without being tied to the piano and all.
I quickly dropped in on Shay, who was like, at the mall and like, talking, on like, her cell phone and standing in line at Cold Stone Creamery in the food court and was like, "Hurry up and whateverrrrrrrrrrr and like, I want in a waffle cone with only three add ins, I mean, like, hello" I quietly and quickly bolted out of her head, and then I jumped into Joe's head -- where he was trying to formulate something pleasant to say about somebody, somewhere, somehow, someday but instead the Nine Inch Nails were turned up way so loud that he got distracted and went back to torturing a box of kittens.
So I then slipped across the couch and tried to get into Nikki's head, but of course there was a doorman with a list and the line was extremely long. Eventually I got in. There was club music pumping and it was very dark with a faint glow from some lollipop sucking, shirtless guy's neon necklace and the occasional strobe light flickering on and off. Someone was also having a field day with a smoke machine and you could barely see a foot in front of you. It smelled like vomit, gin and an ashtray inside that head. I looked for the nearest emergency exit and ran out the door.
Brian/Ethel - Loved you both in this episode! I don't suppose Ethel will come on camera next episode? Here's hoping!
BUNKER UP BIG BOY! How cute are you! i know running in bunker gear is tough, im amazed that they did not throw a pack on your back to add to the stress! Listen sweetie, as amusing as your blog is I think you may be missing the point of the whole walk your taking, learn compassion and support your group, even the weak ones! Ive been through many a burn house, with vol with fd, after losing 140lbs, "almost a back street boy" I know it will never get easier than it is right now, find your heart, its in there somewhere!
OMG --- Ethel is like my evil twin "Hurry Ellen" .... I'm a Gemini and honey when my anger raises, my blood pressure goes thru the roof, and when I am not being heard on something, "Hurry Ellen" comes out and takes over. She would just as soon put you in a head lock and twist your ears until you could hear her whispering "are you listening to me" ???? I do believe that Jackie is being a bit of a bully ---- invading your private space as she casually strolls into your yard or house. Kill that Hussey.
Brian you are a sweetie .... and you are hilarious. Please do not quit the show ........ somebody has to throw a dash of spice in there, might as well be you. I love you ........ you have to be one of my favorite gays ! ! ! !
LoRee Akron Ohio
You are brilliant. Ethel is brilliant. Good luck to you in this process. Keep your wonderful and refreshing sense of humor~
Awesome blog! Love watching you every week....the #1 reason I watch the show. Keep up the hard work. :)
Bryan, you are my favorite!! Why? Because your hubby is so d@*n HOT. Just kidding (no, I'm not). I love how devoted you are, no drama but you're still hilarious. Where do u come up with this stuff?? Totally addictive! Can't wait to see how it turns out....
bryan, i watched you this last monday and i just wanted to tell you how inspiring you were you just kept going . okay i have to ask is jackie as good looking in person lol ? well keep the good work.
Hi there Bryan,
It is wonderful seeing your image on the screen. You somehow got lost. But this is a great channel for your wonderful quick rumor and those facial expressions that tell it all. Did you learn it from me?!? Ha Ha
Hahahahaha Ethel calls it like it is!!! With a bad ass (ok maybe 'smart ass') inner warrior like 'Ethel' you can't lose (the competition not the weight:). Keep rocking.....you m-o-t-i-v-a-t-e me!!!!
You are dead on describing what's going on in everyone's head. You are so perceptive and I respect that you are willing to put your life out there for everyone to see. I am loving getting to know you through the show!
Oh, Ethel ... I am so glad we got to hear from you this week. And that the attention from the paramedics was hormone driven. I don't blame you girls a bit.
LOVE YOU...LOVE ETHEL!!!
I look forward to your blog just as much as I do the show. You were absolutely fabulous on last nights show. You didn't take the easy way out like many of the others would have.
You and Ethel have my co-workers, and me, talking around the water cooler about who our inner warriors are, I think mine is "Sophia". Is it possible for inner warriors to have inner warriors...or split personalities for that matter? Hmm...what's Dr. R.'s #? ;)
Ethel sounds a lot like my wife. Funny, witty and not afraid to speak her mind.
Your determination to keep going on this weeks show blew 'em away. Keep up the good work!
I love you and I love your inner warrior Ethel! What a great team. I know you will continue to do well and reach your goal. You have a great sense of humor which I adore. Thanks for blogging about your experience. I look forward to watching you each week and reading your blog. Keep kicking ass Bryan!
I LOVE that Ethel takes trips into the heads of the others...next time she should talk with the other inner warriors to get their perspectives LOL Great job and keep up the good work! You look great and I know Team Ethel will bring it home!
Awesome blog! You could have a column in cosmo with wit like that! I'd tune in:) You're one of our favorites to watch. My husband has a similar "build" to yours. We watch the show and read Jackie's book. Every week we look forward to seeing your progress, as well as our own. Keep up the hard work. I mean 20 pounds so far, OMG!! Just think, you were wearing one of those weighted vests everyday of your life just a few weeks ago. I think that way and don't know how I was even able to walk around.
More Ethel, More Ethel !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ethel is articulate, witty, and most of all brutally observant! I am so happy that she has taken up warrior residence within Bryan and I'm sure Bryan is as well. Go for the gold Bryan and Ethel.
My inner warrior, Skinny Bitch, thinks that Nikki is a lost cause. No inner warrior could can be a source of inspiration or encouragement for her. Jacki should know that you cannot help those who will not help themselves. Cut her loose, Jacki. I'm still on the fence about Jeanna.
Rooting for TEAM ETHEL all of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!
Freaking Hysterical!!! Your "cookie punishment" on the stairs rings in my ears everytime I go to the grocery store. I relate to you more than any of the others and now I know why. I want to date Ethel lol. Good luck!!!
Awsome, you're a trip! And I wish you all the best in your success!!! Keep your focus for yourself and also push the team to help themselves, only that inner person (warrior) can change themselves, no can do that for you...and I sure hope the rest will come on board with that!!!! I think you have already recognized that and am proud of you!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BRYAN!!!!!!!!!!
what brand is the pulse reader you wear on your arm? Is it connected to a wire which goes to your heart to read the pulse more accurately"
Do you find the brand any better than the $20 meters you can get at the stores?
I watch the program and there are some age differences between a few of you. I think the next time the ages should be a littlt closer.
You complain about Jeanna, but she is older than you plus she is a woman. As you get older, your body definately tends to wear out a little wheter you like it or not. Plus, I don't think it is fair the woman have to wear vests the same size as the men becase they don't have the testosterone you men have to build muscle...which makes you stronger.
Bryan, you are hillarious! Your blog is so funny. The things you say in the show are funny too. You have a great sense of humor and make me laugh! You seem to work hard and take the program seriously. Good luck achieving your goal (or maybe you've already achieved it?!?)