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Journal of No. 118

July 19th, 2005

Carnivorous Summer @ 10:49 am

Saturday: meat at Dad & Lois's BBQ (along with plenty of flowing wine and flowing conversation)
Sunday: meat in our own BBQ (along with plenty of flowing wine and flowing conversation)
Monday: meat left over from the 3rd of July party (not so much wine or conversation, since I ate before Becca got home). I had the perfect German meal: Bier, Brot und Wurst.

Since I've ploughed through (or 'plowed thru' if you're into the whole brevity thing) leftover meat in the freezer from the 3rd party, the past couple weeks have been pretty meat-intensive. On the whole, I don't notice any particular difference, other than that I'm starting to get tired of it.

Yesterday I indited (but not indicted) 1200 words on the semiconductor tradeshow for our wee magazine. No doubt our editor has replaced my usage of annus mirabilis with something less outlandish. I nearly struck it myself, but I didn't have the heart.

Okay, I've drivelled long enough, so now I'll give you the secret to lowering your blood pressure: a daily dose of dark chocolate.
"This is not only a statistically significant effect, but it's also a clinically meaningful decline," Blumberg said. "This is the kind of reduction in blood pressure often found with other healthful dietary interventions."
I believe I'm going to write the Everything Bad For You Is Good For You Diet Book.
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Date:July 20th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Actually, that doesn't surprise me. Once again, science has found that if we take a food we like and stop adding QUITE so much sugar and processing to the recipe, it's (shock!) actually good for us!

Dark chocolate is to cheap sugary milk chocolate as artisanal whole-grain bread is to Wonderbread as red wine is to Schlitz.

PS Look, I joined the cult!

Journal of No. 118