||[May. 19th, 2008|02:17 pm]
1. Whats harder to live without, chocolate or alchohol?
i can live without both, but i'd rather live without chocolate
2. Does the colour yellow remind you of anything?
3. Who most annoyed you last week?
everyone. nah, only the nurse i work with seems to annoy me the most
4. Do you have a cutesy romantic nickname for your partner (or previous partners)?
nope. well every now and then i call him 'sassy'
What is your favourite Stephen King movie?
stephen king doesn't make movies, he writes books, which in turn are made into movies. so....i'd have to say that my favorite adaptation of a stephen king story is of course...the shawshank redemption
"love is not a feeling. it's an ability." heard that from 'dan in real life'. googled a bit for the original of this profound statement and have had no luck. so what do you think? can anyone tell me why this is true?? because it is true. it reminds me of 'teachings on love' which is the book i'm reading and totally suggest it for anyone in the throes of 'love'. the author explains that one cannot know true love until one has become adept of the 'four immeasurable minds.' they are: happiness, joy, compassion, and equanimity. read it. it will open and expand your mind beyond anything you have read or thought about love, and hopefully keep you away from the consumer driven flowers and candy on valentine's day.
when i started working where i'm at now i had noticed that the doc had ordered vitamin d bloodwork on most if not all of her patients. it made sense considering she works mainly with supplements as opposed to conventional medicine. too much vit d can be toxic and so checking it regularly is customary. the thing is most of her patients are vit d deficient and i wondered, why? what i came up with as an answer is simply for the past 20 or so years we've been told to keep out of the sun, which is a main NATURAL source of vit d. we've been slathering on that sunscreen, keeping out those vicious uv's and i believed the sacrifice has been this deficiency, which by the way has been seen mostly in women, the prominent gender of sun bathing activities. i never really brought it up, kinda brushed it off and didn't consider asking the doc what she thought. but lo and behold...last week's newsweek had an article on tanning (tan bed tanning) and had mentioned a bit about vit d deficiency. this has happened before where i've been presented with a question, let my mind shadow the answer only to find it in an article in a news magazine. now i'm not claiming that i'm some sort of genius, but it's interesting for me anyway to see that some of the things that i think about are thought about by others and then put into research. the point? well, i have another question that has been nagging me and i want to put it out there. just in case:
the normal core temp of a human is 98.6, right? would it surprise you to know that out of the 20 or so ppl whose temps i take daily for the past 5 months (you do the math) i've seen only about 6 with that temp. better yet, those ppl are in the 98.0 range not even reaching 0.6. EVERYONE ELSE is in the 96.7-97.5 range. and so i wondered, why? an answer i came up with: global warming.
go on laugh, twirl you finger around and say crazy! if it is global warming then it would make sense that our core temperature would RISE not fall.
perhaps it is an evolutionary adaptation to the climate that is on it's way.
so i ask you...if you were given an indefinite amount of funding and unlimited time to research global warming, how would you use it? would you try to stop it, or learn how to adapt to it?