Sunday, June 29, 2008


One of my Baby Boot Camp clients recently told me about this blog and how the blogger was doing this insane "cleanse" diet where you can't have sugar, gluten, caffeine, alcohol, or animal products. Seriously. What the hell do you actually eat? Well, it made her horribly sick, which made me crack up. I'm pretty sure I could do each of them separately for a day or a week, depending on which one it is.

Yesterday we went to this wedding where all the food was vegan. I could do vegetarian (I did for a while, with the exception of the occasional In-N-Out burger) but not vegan. I need some cheese and milk and eggs.

But the cleanse story got me thinking about trying to give up one of the things for maybe a week at a time. Meat one week, alcohol the next, sugar would be good. Caffeine would be the tough one. I don't think I'd even want to try the gluten, though I know some people who swear by their gluten-free diet.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Zambrano has aches in his shoulder.
We Cubs fans must stop getting bolder.
Some thought we might win,
but I think it’s a sin
to assume that the Cubs won’t get colder.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Once again I'm stealing a blog idea from someone else, this time from a friend and not just some random person. However, I'm adapting it to a format I have some more experience with. Some former coworkers and I used to write limericks to amuse ourselves during slow newsweeks.

Oh, about what should I blog?
Sometimes when I write I get bogged
down thinking of idees
and I just churn out cheese
Then think of how I miss our dog

As you can see, I'm out of practice.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Top 5 Questions about the Lost season finale

5) How were they planning to explain Desmond's presence on their life raft if it hadn't been Penny on the boat?

4) What happens to the people Farraday was ferrying from the island to the boat? No boat, no island...

3) Did the polar bear escape from the weird alien bunker?

2) Why did they have to lie to "protect" those "left behind" when the point of moving the island was to protect it?

1) Who killed Locke, and why (if he is, in fact, actually dead)?

Random comment: The commercial during the last half of the show was my favorite moment. 2nd favorite: Ben "Dick Cheney" Linus: "So?"

Thursday, June 12, 2008


WOW this show is stupid. I just finally watched the season finale (why would I waste my time watching this drivel when I could be watching the FIRST PLACE Cubs??). This is officially beyond ridiculous. There's some kind of crazy alien stuff going on? From now on, I'm only watching the first and last episodes of each season. Those are the only episodes where anything happens, anyway, except maybe one or two during Feb. sweeps.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Top 5 Fridays

Five situations that just should be:

5) You should be able to back out of your driveway and have faith that no one will be coming down the street at twice the speed limit.

4) You should NOT need a flashlight to retrieve something from your closet or cabinet.

3) A person running for president of the US should have the insight to understand when he or she is out of the race.

2) A person who is president should NOT have an IQ under 100.

1) A national park should be free of environmental degradations such as, oh, I don't know, DAMS.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Books, books, books

Regan wants to talk about books:

Total number of books I’ve owned:
Not that many. I don't really believe in buying books, except used. I'm big into libraries.

Last book I bought:

Lama Lama Red Pajama

Last book I read:
OK, the last book I finished reading? Let's see, I started reading this Bill Bryson book (I've started lots of his, but never finished one). So I guess it was Saving Fish from Drowning, which was good.

Five books that mean something to me:
I’m not going to pretend that all of these books are great works of literature. Heck, you might have even read one of them and hated it. But to me they are special for some reason or another.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Shoeless Joe

I'll think of some more later...