July 3, 2003
It's kind of strange being on this eating plan. I think my body wants carbs, but it's not smart enough to realize that's what it wants, so it ends up with this non-de script feeling of need.
The deal is Mo will cook (breakfast, usually that we can eat the rest of the next day, and dinner every night, with the leftovers for lunch the next day) but I have to clean the dishes, which is a bit less but still a pretty significant of an amount of work. Having to spend that much attention on food, rather than just microwaving or getting something out...I dunno, it feels like a bit of a throwback to hunter-gatherer times. Also, our morning moderate exercise routine (100-150 mini-trampoline jumping jacks, 20-30 minutes fast walk w/ seriously swinging arms, then a lot of stretching) takes a lot of time, so that adds to that feeling, having to devote so many more resources to attend to my basic bodily needs. And 'having' to go to bed at 10, so that there's 8 hours when we get up at 6...yeesh, I'm feeling a bit cramped for time these days.
Also, it feels kind of weird to bring lunch to work, though I'm not sure why. I think it might go back to elementary school, where it seemed like the less well-off kids would be the ones who would always bring their lunch. (Unless you were poor and on assistance.) And it always seemed like a lot more fun to have the hot lunch at school. It's not that big a switch for me, I've been a desk-eater (eater at desk, not of) for a while. But still, walking in with my plastic bag of bottle of cran-water, lunch portion, morning and afternoon stick...I feel like a bit of a tool.
Engrish of the Moment
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SAUNA PANTS !!!
DOCTORS ARE WARNING THAT TESTICLES OF THOSE DRIVERS FOR TAXI, BUS, TRUCK.... ARE GETTING WEAKER AND THEIR SPERMATOZOA IS FACED WITH SERIOUS DAMAGE OR DEATH AS THEY STAY OR WORK IN HIGH TEMPERATURE.
SPERMATOZOA IS PRECIOUS SEED FOR YOUR OFFSPRING IN FURTHER FUTURE.
THEREFORE, I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT ALL MEN, EXCEPT A HOLY FATHER AND A REVEREND, SHOULD WEAR SAUNA PANTS WHEN THEIR TESTICLES ARE FACED WITH HEATING.
--Sauna Pants are an invention by a Korean inventor to protect our precious jewels of manhood in high-temperature situations. The diagrams make 'em look a little lumpy.
Quote and Article of the Moment
"Learning from experience about the alligators is lousy, compared to learning from reading, say."
--Clay Shirkey, in an insightful article on technology and group dynamics.