Saturday, June 04, 2005
Friday, June 03, 2005
Thursday, June 02, 2005
You know Ive been in California for quite awhile, when I find myself eating Green Tea Ice Cream.
And considering trying Avocado Ice Cream.
I had the lemon and chocolate chip flavor instead.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Sure, overtime may pay financially, but think about what you might be missing on home and social fronts. Finish up current projects, and make a conscious effort to streamline and simplify. Your sanity is at stake.
There are times when I find out things about myself. From women.
"You say 'I" a lot."
"Youre commitment phobic.""
"Stop analyzing everything."
*shrug* When I need to clear my head, my instinct is to.. analyze and figure out whats wrong.
I analyze. Virgo archetype. That's what we do. Duhr.
So, I felt out of balance and hadda figure things out. I had a couple of epiphanies, figured out a few things, then withdrew into myself to quiet things down.
I finally got a game to run on OSX without crashing (much). You cant go wrong with Quake II. Mindless shoot 'em up.
And it did its job. Cleared my head of the things Ive been overthinking. Calmed things down.
Which is what I really needed.
I feel a bit better now.
I take a couple of nuts as Kenyon instantly shifts the topic -- she does that often -- and explains to me that she has totally changed her diet, eliminating most sugars, including those found in processed flour. Hence the peanuts.
An experiment with her tiny worms is responsible, she says; that experiment proved that sugar switches on a genetic sequence that increases the amount of insulin produced by an organism, which in turn causes the body to demand more sugar.
This not only adds flab to the waistline, if worms had a waistline, but also increases damage to cells in the body, speeding up the slow degradation of cells that contributes to aging. "It was a revelation," Kenyon says.
She also drinks red wine and green tea, which her lab and others have shown help repair cells and contribute to an increased life span.
- Finding the Fountain of Youth
I spent hours wandering chinatown recently looking for Ginseng Mint Green Tea. People looked back at me like I was daft. (Ive seen and drunk it before at the Berkeley Espresso coffee shop, so I know it exists..)
I finally picked up a box of Ginger Green Tea.
One guy tried to get me to buy Dragon Tea for 60 bux a pound. Yeah, right.
A girlfriend turned me onto Green Tea, but I stopped because :
A) Green Tea tastes horrible, and is only bearable when I add copious amounts of honey to it. And Im not particularly fond of honey, cept for the Orange Blossom varieties.
B) It has massive amounts of caffeine. Uh, Im trying to avoid that.
Then there is wine.
Otherwise, it all tastes like grape juice mixed with aromatics & turpentine. (Which most of it is, if you think about it, being cured in Oak barrels.)
But i have tasted good wine. A girlfriend gave me a cheap bottle of Hardy's Australian Merlot that I liked. And Ive had strong spanish and chilean wine that was earthy and good.
But the rest? Swill.
But last night I had Chicken Marsala in wine sauce. Guh, they used cheap, nasty wine in the sauce.
BUT.. I woke up and my blood sugar levels had gone down markedly.
The alcoholics might be on to something.
Monday, May 30, 2005
They call me MISTER Wilson
Its only May, but it already feels like Summer is over. Im making plans for September and October as Ive pretty much written off the summer. Whats the point, right?
I should be looking forward to the summer months.. hot days, sultry evenings, slow pace yadda yadda yadda.
Granted, in San Francisco summer comes with fog and daytime highs in the 50's and 60's, with the temps plunging sharply upon nightfall. We have to wait til October for our 3 weeks of actual balmy temps. We are in one jacket weather here on the Coast.
So it doesnt FEEL like summer.
Still. I should be looking forward to it. Im not though, as I already know its about over. Why? Because I now that Im a tad older look at life months and years ahead of time.
Man, where did the childlike anticipation go?
It's official. Teenagers now annoy me.
Cant help it. Im old. :)
Teenagers lack judgement.
However, while standing by the streetcar stop the other day, and looking at the tourists jump on the California Street Cable cars, one young 'un did something that brought a smile on my face.
She looked over at me, stopped, waved and squealed/whispered to her friends.. "Ohmigawd, he's CUTE!!"
Told you teenagers lack judgement.
Caught unawares, and a lil flustered, I could only smile back and nodded my head.
Heh, cuz Im old. :)
He was having an impromptu garage sale.
*sigh*, I coukla bought the fish tank beside him, but I decided to be practical and bought expensive sheets. Very non-bachelor like, but the right thing to do.
Still, I coulda used the little tank. I like fish. Goldfish or beta.