1 week ago
Thursday, September 20, 2012
FRIDAY FAST ONES
2.) I noticed a long time local politician being lauded for his "long history of public service." I suspect if they didn't like the guy they'd call him a "career politician."
3.) We happened to catch a documentary the other night : Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour. It is showing on Current TV. Very funny and smart. Stephanie Miller, the focus of the movie, has a radio talk show which they film daily and show on the same channel. We added it to the DVR list.
4.) I have managed to miss the Honey Boo Boo show so I didn't realize until now that HBB is not her name. It is a nickname and there is a nick name generator which tells me I am "Sweets Wisteria." Not nearly as interesting as my hooker name which is Stubbs St. Francis.
5.) Tom is moving his office into the house this week, He has been very cranky and bothered over the process and freaked out by how noisy it is when the neighborhood kids all come home from school in the afternoon and start playing outside. We'll see how long this set-up lasts. At least it will get cold and dark in the next few months which will keep the shrieking kids out for a shorter period of time.
6.) Found out that the arsenic in rice thing is even worse in brown rice because it likes to reside in that nice brown husk. I don't eat much rice because I eat low carb most of the time, but the irony of the "healthier" version of rice being more potentially toxic is interesting. Apparently rinsing and cooking rice in larger amounts of water (vs. a steamer) helps reduce the amount of the naturally occurring arsenic.
7.) Right before my Nook died, I finished a book called The Age of Miracles. The premise of the book is that the Earth begins lowing in it's rotation around the sun. Instead of a big apocalyptic end of the world, it simply starts slowing and we follow the changes through the eyes and experience of a 12 year old Southern California girl. It is a sort of limited take on the premise, but interesting and thought provoking.