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i have no excuse for last week. that was just stupid.
but without further ado, here they come...
good news :: things i can't make up from around the internet
hey, remember that movie where the computer becomes sentient and evil and starts preying on everything that opposes it? oh wait, that wasn't a movie...
you know who makes a lot of stupid comments about rape? everybody.
fda tells americans to eat shit. and that's not even a euphemism.
human surfer brined and marinated in molasses: coming up next on the food network's "shark week".
so if you're ever pulled over because you have passengers in your trunk, the police do not accept the excuse that there was no room in the car because the back seat was filled with pot. although you might have a shot at escaping while they're rolling on the ground laughing at you.
forget the new my bloody valentine. the new medicine album is th'shizzle.
something i learned this week
it's been going on for a while, but as i've been dieting and trying to improve my eating habits overall, i've completely gone nuts. and not in the "mental health mondays" way either. [that happened long ago.] i was told by a naturopath i work with that i should consider keeping different types of raw, unsalted nuts at my desk to snack on, since my biggest weakness comes from cravings for fatty foods. now, you can't just shovel them into your maw by the fistful, since they're pretty high-caolrie and, yes, high in fat. but they have good fats and the fact is that it doesn't actually take that many to sate a craving or make you full.
how much they've been helping my weight loss is something that will be determined over time, but i can already report that they've helped in just about every other way. my energy level has been higher [lulu's best efforts aside] and steadier than ever. i have not been craving greasy foods [the system works!] and i've even found my mood has been better. and i owe it all to nuts.
the best part for me of course is that i really haven't ever met a nut whose taste i didn't like [i'm a little ambivalent towards peanuts and walnuts] and practically every type of nut has something awesome to offer. aside from healthy fats, most are high in fibre and contain vitamins that are easily absorbed, can help regulate your cholesterol [lowering the bad and raising the good] and are a good source of calcium. read all about it.
all hail nuts [in moderation]!
goal for the week
the weather has turned cooler and in my world, that means one thing: it's time to make soup. so this week, i want to make sure that i cook up a nice batch of something that reflects the autumn colours that i'm just starting to see outside.
follow-up and shameless self-promotion
well, seeing as my very last post was self-promotion... i don't really have anything to add here. thanks to those of you who jumped at the chance to download your very own copy of "conversion"!
kitteh of the week
although lulu is not averse to posing for photos, it can be difficult to capture them when she's at her most energetic. although sometimes, you get a shot that does give a reasonable impression of what it's like to be around her.
|my god, it's full of beans|
that's all folks! i think it's about time for my nap...
this week's image of the week was taken by robert seber. find the original here. and thanks to dom for coming up with the alternate title!