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In other news #31



I was tagged

Tagged by Amy @ buddha belly fortune cookie

1. Go into your Blogger archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag 5 people on your friends list.

“The first few pages had me laughing my butt off at the nerd humor (some physics jokes). Hopefully it ends up being a good way to spend a few hours of my life. :)”

I tag:
– Mercy
– Carol (no crapping out!)
– obsessed without a clue (do you have 23 posts yet? ha!)
– Anonymous Coworker (I’m sure it’s something memorable)
– Apryl (let’s pull you into the loop)

43 things #2



So it begins!

I can’t believe this is one of the first things on 43 things that I added to my list; it was never that huge of a dream, more of an interest.

Last week per a conversation with a few friends, the decision to write a book came up and now one of my friends and I have started down the path. We had a nice brainstorming session last night and drummed up a few tasks…now we start with some paperwork formalities, then we’re off!

It’s a two year project; but as Lao-tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Photo moment #25



“Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others… A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull… Glamour [is] the power to rearrange people’s emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one’s environment.”
– Arthur Miller

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Confession Wednesday #19



I dance at my desk

I do! Now this post is not to be confused with Confession Wednesday #2: I sing out loud in my car. That was singing and this is dancing. Keep up!

I have a massive chunk of my digital music catalog at work, because I listen to music all day while I think of solutions to <a href="
“>Anonymous Coworker’s necrophilia issues. I’m kidding! I just wanted to steal some of his Google hits. Back to the point…

So I listen to music at work, but there are sometimes when I catch myself dancing in my seat to the point it’s hard to type. Is that so bad? I mean everyone needs a break to the daily grand sometimes so why not dance my problems away?

I just bought Soulwax: Nite Visions; it has a clubby beat with some rock tossed in (don’t ask why I say rock, but there is rock in it I’m telling you!) – I danced in my office to it yesterday during work, in my car after work, this morning on my way to work and I am listening to it now. I’m stomping my foot right now…

What’s my point? Well I never usually have one, I just ramble for hours on end…just like this lead in…

My point is that music helps my day go by faster and “better”. At lunch I close my office door, turn up the music and rock out while I eat, surf the web, do my homework and play poker. Forget the odd looks from coworkers, forget the background noise when you answer the phone: being professional is overrated! Just ask the professionals before you where it got them! Company car? Who cares! Bigger salaries? Who cares!

Dance, I say. Dance.

Photo moment #24



“The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.”
– Marya Mannes

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What the hell #16



Watch what you drink

According to Death By Caffeine: You could drink 175.50 cups of Starbucks Grande Caffe Mocha before croaking. Nice! What’s your favorite caffeinated beverage? Check out how much could kill you!

Now for the educational part.

About a year ago (or longer) I got in an argument with a close friend that you can drink too much water and die; this is called “water intoxication”. It came up in conversation with a few other people this month…so after looking up the caffeine-to-death link I figured I would do a little research.


“Water intoxication was reported in 18% of marathon runners and in 29% of the finishers in a Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon in studies”
Published: Annals of Internal Medicine and in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Water intoxication [hyponatremia] has symptoms generally mirror those of dehydration (apathy, confusion, nausea, and fatigue), although some individuals show no symptoms at all. If untreated, hyponatremia can lead to coma and even death. Nice! This is a result of diluting the salt in your body and sweating salt out; thus why sport drinks have sodium in them.

Want more info? See WebMD