Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Oh my. Plastic is in the news again, and it's not good.
Click here for the most recent research linking plastic to diabetes and heart disease.
Have I mentioned how much I love my new Camelbak bottles? They are diabetes and heart disease-free.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I've been fighting a nasty cold/cough/sore throat for the past three weeks. I finally went to see an acupuncturist for a tune-up.
I love acupuncture...it totally mellows me out and puts me in the zen mindset.
The bad news is my acupuncturist told me I need to cut out the iced tea. AAAARRRRGGGHHHH! This is a problem, as I'm totally addicted to iced tea. Apparently it's too much cold yin energy, which is affecting the yang of my kidneys.
My chi is way out of balance man.
The good news is that I got this goody-bag to take home with me---full of Chinese herbs to boil into a tea.
I got my pagan on and brewed the herbs for about 20 minutes until it made two cups of tea.
I have no idea what I just drank. I thought it was going to taste nasty. (Especially as the acupuncturist warned me it was going to taste nasty.)
But it was good! It tasted kinda sweet, like licorice. And earthy, like mud.
And yes, I'm feeling better already.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Doogie Howser rocks, literally!
Neil Patrick Harris, who played Doogie Howser on the TV show, is currently starring in a mini-musical as Dr. Horrible, an evil villain who wants to take over the world.
You can download the 3-part musical here.
The script is hilarious, the singing is fabulous, and the goggles, gloves and galoshes are a way-cool fashion statement.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
It seems like many moons ago that I planted venus flytrap seeds. It took a while to sprout, but now look at my new baby!
See where the top leaf is split? At first I thought a bug had bitten it in half...but upon closer inspection I realized it is the trap! It actually has tiny little hairs on it that look like teeth.
I can't wait till it gets bigger. Then I can feed it my boyfriend when he forgets to do the dishes.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I just finished my second Murakami book, and I can't wait to dig into another one.
Norwegian Wood is very different from his other novel I read, After Dark. It takes place in real time, and moves at a slow and melancholic pace. But the characters are interesting, and you are immediately drawn into their world. The book is beautifully written, and takes an intense and thoughtful look at relationships, love, and friendship.
It left me feeling a little bit blue, but hopeful at the same time.