Saturday, August 02, 2014
An old couple was spending the evening together at home. He got up and told his wife that he was going to the kitchen for a snack was there any thing she wanted.
"Yes, I'd like some of that vanilla ice cream we have in the freezer."
"Right, vanilla ice cream."
"You might want to writ e that down, your memory isn't all that good."
"For crying out loud, woman, it's only to the kitchen! I can remember that far."
"Well, I want some chocolate syrup on that too. Do you want to write that down?"
"Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. I can remember that."
"Here's a pencil and paper because I also want nuts. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and nuts."
"I can remember that. Anything else?"
"I like those M&Ms too. Honey, you better write all that down."
"Vanilla Ice cream, chocolate syrup, nuts and M&Ms. Easy. Stop nagging me about my poor memory."
He went into the kitchen and came back several minutes later with two ham sandwiches.
He handed her one and she looked at it for a minute.
"I told you your memory was bad."
"You forgot the pickle!"
And something like that happened tonight at my house.
She(WMBO) turned off the TV and headed for bed. I was sitting at the table looking at StumbleUpon.com and I asked her to hand me the remote, "I want to watch the baseball game."
"Oh, sure." She said.
The next thing I knew she was blowing me a kiss and saying good night as she headed for the stairs.
"Did you forget something?"
"You seem like a nice lady, who are you?" I asked.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
It's bad for you!
It's not bad for you.
In fact it's good for you.
No it isn't, it's hot black death in the morning.
Eh, not so much.
This is one they just go back and forth on. Caffeine. Every couple of years the medical community seems to change their minds on the effects of Caffeine. One thing they never seem to have changed their mind about is the addictive nature of coffee -- very.
But now it's considered mostly harmless.
It's a diuretic so you shouldn't drink it on a hot day because it's going to dehydrate you.
It actually has good stuff in it that you need: "A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium."
SO Drink up.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I found an interesting article through StumbleUpon.com
10 Tips to Change Yourself From a Dedicated Couch-Potato to a Gym Enthusiast
It's a good read, but here is the list in a nutshell. I think this is important because getting moving is important for our health. It sounds odd, but sitting around watching TV and stuffing our faces is often what gets us in trouble with our weight. But losing weight happens first and foremost in the kitchen, not the gym, not the track. But getting your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, stress, you name it, into line really does depend on getting moving.
It's hard to start. Getting started takes some dedication you need to develop. Here are 10 tips.
1. Always exercise on Monday. Because Monday's suck.
2. Never skip exercising for two days in a row.
3. Remember, exercise GIVES energy. "I'm too tired to go to the gym." You are too tired NOT to go to the gym.
4. Any work-out ďcounts.Ē I pedal to run errands when I can. I walk where I can. I now have no problem moving boxes, taking out the garbage, working in the garden be cause it's all exercise.
5. You donít have to shower.
6. Throw money at the problem. Don't go cheap. A cheap gym is usually not well maintained. It's a rip off.
7. Donít set the bar too high. Realistic goals.
8. Donít kid yourself. Be honest: 15 reps with a two pound weight isn't really doing much for you.
9. You have time. Just walking. 10 minute three times a day is 30 minutes a day.
10. Exercise for SANITY not VANITY. Forget about the gym beauties around you. You know you don't measure up to them. But guess what! They are not judging you. At least not negatively.
The gym will give you better muscle tone, a healthier heart, less stress. It will not impact your weight loss nearly as much as changing you eating habits.
But Oh is it worth it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
This five minute video from the City of Sioux Falls South Dakota is a clear and easily understood explanation of the current thinking among cycling experts about the safest way to operate a bicycle on the street. If you see me riding down th emiddle of the lane, I am not crazy and I am not trying to antagonize you.
Some of it I disagree with. Stay off the sidewalks. Drivers aren't looking for you there. Think about it, if you are like most drivers, when you pop out of a side street, you are looking at the street traffic, often even before you get to the stop line. You are not looking at the sidewalk for a moving bicycle.
The same goes for bike lanes at intersections controlled by signals. People turning right on the red "after the stop" (in scare quotes because that is such a joke) are not looking in the bike/curb/parking/ right turn lane for traffic. So as a cyclist, you aren't seen ans might be cut off. This is where safety cameras come in handy. If you should get hit by a RTOR driver, you can show that you did have the green.
And before the tattler runs off to report me for posting this video, I did contact the City of Sioux Falls Webmaster and they actually are quite anxious to get this video as widely disseminated as possible. So yes I do have permission.
I am trying to find the video they used to show us in school. It's high comedy by comparison. And in the public domain.
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