Next time I make it to Starbucks, this will be my order.
This cartoon resonates somewhere deep inside me. I used Google’s image search (a very handy tool) to find the original on InkyGirl.com
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.
In 40 short years the people in Britain and the United States have been gaining weight at an astonishing rate. This show examines a number of the causes. It will be interesting to see what the next 2 episodes bring.
BBC Link: The Men Who Made Us Fat
They also accused her of being sardonic, and although there was uncertainty about the meaning of the word, they knew that it was not a desirable quality in a woman, being one which gentlemen particularly disliked.
- Word: sardonic
- sar·don·ic /särdänik/ Adjective: Grimly mocking or cynical.
A sardonic laugh or sardonic grin would seem to have the intention of letting the other party know that the joke is on them.
Do you read e-books? I like to read. I like paper books. But I am reading more and more e-books. I am trying to get over my need to accumulate, especially since I really don’t have any more room for a book I will only read once. If I am going to borrow a book from the library, downloading an e-book is much more handy than having to go to the library and pick up the physical book and it is nice to never have to ‘return’ it since it just ‘goes away’.
All the e-readers, of course, will let you read a book but I found very few that allowed you to highlight and annotate. If I am going to read a book I need to mark it up, e-book or not. I checked out Aldiko, it looked good till I tried to highlight a passage. Same problem with Cool Reader and Moon+. Mantano looked interesting but highlighting is only available in the paid version.
Instead I contented myself to use the Barnes & Noble reader for e-pubs and the Kindle reader for Kindle books. I really liked the highlighting and annotation ability of the B&N reader and was content using it until one day I wanted to add the owner’s manual for my camera to my e-library and found that the B&N Reader would not work. I redownloaded all the other readers and found that only Mantano could display the pdf file and it also can read Kindle DRM’d books. I decided to give the full version a spin, ready to request my refund if it failed to meet expectations.
I was not disappointed. The Mantano reader did a great job. It does all I need and more — more that someday I may have time to check out. What e-reader do you use? What are your thoughts about e-books?
Dr. Peter Attia’s blog, The War on Insulin and the Defense of Fat, overflows with information. The doctor shares not just well written posts but he interacts with almost every reader’s comments so that the comments provide just as much info as the original post. Not something you run into very often.
His response here about why we get fat is very well put.
“The current or conventional wisdom says we get fat because we eat too much or move too little. I believe that that’s actually got the cause and effect backwards. I’m obviously not alone in thinking this, but I believe that it’s the opposite. I believe that we eat too much and/or move too little because we are getting fat.”
If you are a Jane Austen fan, then this is a good book to meet up with old friends again in a familiar setting.
- Vocabulary: sardonic – cynical or sarcastic
- Vocabulary: repine – to express discontent
- Management of Male Delinquencies
- Protracted Dying — Just an exuse for avoiding work?
- Gaol – When regular spelling just isn’t pretentious enough
- Vocabulary: Durance – Gaol Time
Book InfoDeath Comes to Pemberley
by P.D. James
A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.
Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.
Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.
P. D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.
This is the first in a series of posts about interesting places I have found around the Tri-Cities to enjoy my brown bag lunch. If you have a favorite spot, please let me know!
If you enjoy sitting outside and listening to the various bird songs while surrounded by beautifull roses this is the place. A short level walk from the Library parking lot brings you to this nice little secluded spot. I am sure on hot days and especially weekends you will also hear the laughs and giggles from young kids playing at the nearby water feature.
There are bathrooms at the water feature but I would not count on them being open but the Library has restrooms just inside their front doors.
- Tables: 8 or so picnic tables all squeezed into the gazebo (probably so they can mow the grass) but are moveable
- Benches: 3 on the outer perimeter surrounding the gazebo
- Covered: Yes
- Restrooms: Yes, one near the water feature and another at the Library
- Surroundings: 8 out of 10
- Trash: One can nearby
- Location: Grange Park next to the library on Union St.
- Address: 1620 South Union St., Kennewick, WA 99338
- Parking: At the Library and off of 19th and Arthur St.
A very interesting post by “Dr. Jay,” author of “My Big Fat Diet”, looking at the other ailments that a LCHF (Low Carb / High Fat) lifestyle may alleviate. The main reason I decided to cut carbs out of my diet was because of the swelling caused by large amounts of fat inside my body and the concern I have due to the history of diabetes in my family.
Here are two quotes I wanted to save:
The current paradigm implies that weight gain is a causal link in the chain that connects to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a host of other common conditions. I think that weight gain is not, in and of itself, causal. It is another of the conditions that are symptomatic of the underlying cause which is related to carbohydrates in the diet.
exercise will cause you to overeat but overeating won’t cause you to exercise