Thursday, October 23, 2008

come trick-or-treating at my house. i will be dressed like this-

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Surprising Signs You'll Live Longer Than You ThinkSurprising Signs You'll Live Longer Than You Think // Can of soda (© Josh Westrich/zefa/Corbis)
Sign: You Skip Soda (Even Diet)
Scientists in Boston found that drinking one or more regular or diet colas every day doubles your risk of metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, and excess fat around the waist, that increase your chance of heart disease and diabetes. One culprit could be the additive that gives soda its caramel color, which upped the risk of metabolic syndrome in animal studies. Scientists also speculate that soda drinkers regularly expose their taste buds to natural or artificial sweeteners, conditioning themselves to prefer and crave sweeter foods, which may lead to weight gain, says Vasan S. Ramachandran, M.D., a professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and the study's lead researcher. Better choices: Switch to tea if you need a caffeine hit. If it's fizz you're after, try sparkling water with a splash of juice. By controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, preventing diabetes, and not smoking, you can add 6 to 9 1/2 healthy years to your life.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

plus, minus, you know..

+ switching to the day shift in 1 week. hallelujah. praise the lord. amen. and amen.

+ pumpkins. i have an infatuation, if i may be so bold. i like to look at them, touch them, bake them, eat them, and just be happy that they are here on this green earth for me to enjoy.

- babies that are discharged into foster care from our unit. i want to adopt them. adam doesn't really believe me when i say that, but you do, don't you?

+ taking Tippie for walks and not sweating my brains out.

+ did i say i am switching to the day shift? oh yeah, i did.

- cleaning the bathroom. yuck yuck yuck. i detest it with a capital D. i will do anything for you if you will come clean my bathroom. it's not really even that dirty.

+ making money at garage sale last weekend. it is always fun to sell stuff for 90% less than what you origianlly paid for it.

- people who talk about politics at work. i'm not sure why they think it won't end horribly.

oh good, there are more pluses then minuses. or maybe there are more plusi than minusi. either way, i now feel like all is right with the world.

i just looked it up. "Pluses" it is.