Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

I've been doing some canning (will tell you more about the results later) and taking a step back from that to look for jobs and look at bread recipes, too. Yes, I'm rather boring these days. But this question kept popping in my head when I realized if I go back to making bread, I'd … Continue reading Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

The “Endurance” Has Been Found, & it’s easily the best looking shipwreck I’ve seen pics of yet

This shipwreck nerd is amazed and pleased, I must say. I had to stay home today and in between restful naps and breaks for tea and meds, I found this story on NPR's feed. Mind. Blown. Granted, this is one wreck I hadn't really paid much attention to at all in my occasional forays into … Continue reading The “Endurance” Has Been Found, & it’s easily the best looking shipwreck I’ve seen pics of yet

If “fast food withdrawal” is real, I’m sure I’ve been going through it this past week…

Before work this past Saturday, I sat down to what I decided was gonna be my last incredibly unhealthy meal out: eggs, hash browns, sausage and bacon, yummy pancakes (I REALLY wanted pancakes all last week, dunno why), OJ and weak-ass coffee that needed a bunch of sugar to make it palatable. This was the … Continue reading If “fast food withdrawal” is real, I’m sure I’ve been going through it this past week…

Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

This is something that's been bugging me for a while, and especially when I started getting those bagged salads again (ate my 2nd one this week so far and I'm jotting down ingredients to chop up so I can save on crap plastic and packaging in the future). I've learned that I really have to … Continue reading Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

A fascinating clue about why my attempts to create good habits to workout & eat better have failed for years…

Lately I've been catching videos in my YouTube feed from Obese to Beast (which I think is rather interesting and I like his measured approach to analyzing things and answering questions). He made a reaction video to a TED Talk about women's inability to lose weight. I listened to a couple of minutes of it, … Continue reading A fascinating clue about why my attempts to create good habits to workout & eat better have failed for years…

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 0312924585 (Image from bn.com) Hannibal Lecter is back and smoother than before. Reading about him is like a slow burn of a good long leg stretch, feeling that tension, and then the knee locks and you feel the jolt of an abrupt pop and the burn after makes you anxious. The Silence of … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris

The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.

My Copy: 9780471327943 (image from bn.com) This is a health book I'm glad I picked up to read over and think about, largely because with really short chapters and the number of topics covered, there's something to learn for anyone. The Longevity Strategy may seem miraculous, but honestly, it's a lot of research and science … Continue reading The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.

I keep seeing ads for that Ionic Foot Bath on YouTube. (sigh) The wishful-thinking is high in this product…

I admit, after seeing it for the sixth time the past few days, I watched the several minute long infomercial on the Ionic Foot Bath (Made in the U.S.A., apparently) out of curiosity. Now, as a person who's had some recent diagnoses that require me to really change my numbers soon (cholesterol, sugar, weight, etc.) … Continue reading I keep seeing ads for that Ionic Foot Bath on YouTube. (sigh) The wishful-thinking is high in this product…

“The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis

My Copy: 9781324002642 (image from bn.com) I don't know what all I was expecting from this book, but I gotta say, I learned a helluva lot about certain government entities and departments... and how badly things can get screwed up during a bad transition period. The Fifth Risk is essentially about the election of Donald … Continue reading “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis