Wednesday, November 14, 2012

in my pretty garden the flowers are nodding

Some things: 

1.  Life in the CIA is way sexier than I ever imagined.  Maybe it's actually a front for an international escort service? 
2.  This is a very interesting article. Especially this statement:  "What is emerging from the best research is that the old nutritional mantra—burn fewer calories than you consume—is correct in the thermodynamic sense but useless on the individual level."  The older I get the more I realize the truth of this, both for me and for other people.  
3.  I'm trying to think if there's an adjective that makes a person seem more useless and worthy of mockery than "socialite." 
4.  Some lady on NPR, can't remember which one, said that "gif" is the word of the year, but she pronounced it with a soft G, like Jif peanut butter.  Whaaaa?  The G in it comes from graphic, shouldn't it be a hard G?  That's how I say it.  That's the right way. 
5.  What is with my cats not eating kibble that spills on the floor?  Sometimes I eat food that falls on the floor, and some animal that licks his own behind thinks he's better than me? 

That is all. 


tipsybaker said...

Ha! I thought about 1, 2 and 3 pretty much non-stop yesterday, in particular "socialite."
With regards to #1, you will think this even more if you ever watch Homeland.

beckster said...

The article was very interesting and tragic. I would not be happy counting every calorie that goes in my mouth and neither would I be happy being obese. Talk about having only bad options! I can in no way identify or understand what being a socialite would be like, except that it would be horrific for me. What sounds worse than being judged by your appearance, your home's appearance, and the ability to entertain elegantly? Yikes, I would fail that test very quickly, and if I didn't, I would be tempted to slit my wrists.