Childhood Obesity

November 26, 2010

If you want to stop childhood obesity why not start by putting recess back in to the elementary school day?  That’s an hour a day of exercise that children don’t get any longer.  Fifteen minutes each in the morning and the afternoon and thirty minutes at lunch.  The teachers spend at least that much time in a day fussing at the kids because they can’t sit still.  If I were a teacher MY class would have recess!  Purely in self-defense.  I’m just saying.

While I’m on the subject…….we have about five sidewalks in our town.  If a kid wants to walk anywhere here they have to do it on the side of the road or through someone’s yard.  I’m talking about in town, no sidewalks!  Who wants their child to walk through downtown traffic in order to get to the park or the recreation areas? 

If we want to have healthier children in America we need to facilitate their access to healthy environments.  We can’t remove every healthy activity from their lives and then wonder why they are obese.


Questions and Comments 11/23/10

November 24, 2010

1. So, do you think that the airports will hold up the airplanes while the protesters are getting all felt up by airport security?  Or will they go sailing off with a bunch of lucky people who were on standby?

2. Exactly who is the brilliant genius who thought up Four Loko?  How did this stuff get past the powers that be?  I think that Four Loko is a terrorist plot to undermine and destabilize our youth!  Wait…toooo late!!!!

3. How come no one in this country is screaming bloody murder about insurance companies and the crap they pull?  I mean, these people can take your money for years,  give you nothing in return, and then drop you like a hot rock when you use them for exactly the reason you pay them.  Which means that they got to rob you blind, then walk away with all your money and no one even bats an eye.  Since when does anyone in this country get to promise you protection for a fee and then walk away and give you nothing?  Ummmm besides the Mafia, I mean. 

And here we conclude the questions portion of our evening.  We will now begin the comments portion.

I get all discombobulated thinking about the airport security question these days.  Because I totally get the need for security.  If I were getting on a plane I would want everyone from the pilot on down to myself to be searched with a fanatic vigilance.  I really don’t relish the thought of being aloft in a bombed out airplane.  However, having said that, I also completely understand the feelings of violation that some of the people feel who have undergone the pat down.  Personally, I think that if I was flying, I would use the machine.  It would serve them right to have to look at that! 

Caffeine and alcohol go together like cheese and drill bits.  mmmkay?  Need we say more?  Why yes, I believe we do need.  The fact that this stuff was on the market at all leads me to believe that I could concoct a drink consisting of herbal tea and battery acid and it would be allowed on the market.  Apparently there are no regulations governing this kind of thing.  Next thing you know doctors will be prescribing anti-suppresents and diet prozac. 

How sad is it about the stampede on the bridge in Cambodia?  Dang…..

What is UP with all these mine disasters lately?  I realize that this is a question and we’re supposed to be done with that but seriously…..WTF?  Is this designated as mine disaster season on the universal calendar of events?  Where do you supposed one could get a copy of that calendar?  THAT would be a handy-dandy little thing to have, wouldn’t it?

Welp, tomorrow begins my mad dash to try to get Thanksgiving Dinner on the table.  I’m trying to decide what all I can cook a day ahead.  The good news is that the turkey is now slowly thawing in the fridge and I have all the ingredients that I need to cook everything I had planned to cook.  We’ll see how it goes.  Luckily I have a built-in excuse if everything goes wrong: I’m the one with brain damage.  Everyone else however has no excuse because they allowed me to handle it all.  What kind of poor judgement is that?

I also have two deer hides that I have to do something with.  I really hate to start messing with them on Thanksgiving Eve.  It’s really a messy endeavor.  Maybe I will try to take some pictures of the process and we can see how it works out together. 

Oh!  One more thing…..MDH is going to be in The Horse Magazine!  He’s building a motorcycle for a contest.  I’ll keep you posted on that too.  Or…you could always subscribe to the magazine.  But I will have the inside scoop.  So stay tuned!

Random Thoughts 11/21/10

November 21, 2010

My first thought is that considering that it’s been so long since I’ve been on here….I should have way more thoughts! Apparently this is not to be.

I did have one thought about the Gitmo prisoner tried in a civilian court…..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Just goes to show you that you never know! It had to be one of those “DOH” moments for the military. Now don’t get me wrong..this guy might have richly deserved to be convicted on all counts and hung on the courthouse square at high noon in biker shorts. I have no idea. I just think it’s funny as hell that everyone was so surprised by the outcome. Can you say “OJ” ?

My brother Pony has come to live with us up on the hill. He’s staying at Rocky’s place. It has been soooo long since I have been around him on a regular basis. It ROCKS! It’s like having a twin. We think so much alike it gets scary sometimes. And to top it all off with a bright red cherry, MDH thinks the sun rises when Pony wakes up. It doesn’t get any better than this.

The Buddha is getting his drivers lisence soon…..*sigh* Luckily he’s a very good driver. So far. Not long ago three of his best friends were in a horrible car accident and one of them died, one of them is still in the hospital(since 10/23/10), and the other has memory problems from a head injury. I live in fear every time he leaves the house. So far (knock on wood) he’s shown very good judgement. I’m going to hold on to THAT observation for dear life!

Bella is in middle school. Oh boy! THE single most evil, bully filled, snooty, snotty, horrible place in the world. She’s hanging in there. Being hugely smart, with ADHD and all the cute little quirkes that go along with it, she walks around with a big old bullseye on her chest. So far so good. (knock on wood with a sledgehammer)

Almost Thanksgiving. I like that. OH CRAP! I have to put my turkey in the fridge to thaw! um….anyway, it will be nice and quiet. I used to love to have huge gatherings at parties right here. Now I’m not even a little bit interested. It just takes too much out of me. By the time everything is ready I’m so far off my feed that I don’t enjoy it at all. So now I’m all about going to someone else’s house and letting them do all the work. 🙂 I’m accepting all invitations.

So, that seems to have emptied my head of all thoughts. That was disturbingly easy and quick. *sigh*

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you have so many things to be thankful for that you can’t count them all. And if not, you know you always have one… are here. If you’re reading this, I’M thankful for YOU!

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