May 12, 2003

Deja Vu

The obligatory movie review: On Friday night Tabitha and I went to see the X-Men sequel. It was probably marginally superior to the first one but the franchise doesn’t really capture my interest and I made the mistake of watching too many X2 trailers and commercials and so forth. By the time I saw the movie I was just waiting for it to end.

The obligatory weekend wrap-up: We took some stuff to the dump, we did some shopping, I drove to Santa Rosa for Mother’s Day, there was a Mother’s Day feast, flowers and cards, followed by a Mother’s Day outing to the gourmet gardening supply store, I stayed later than I probably should have and got back to Berkeley after midnight, and promptly passed out.

The obligatory geek rant: Here’s what I want from the powers that be in the near-future. First, a high-quality Matrix screen saver for Mac OS X. Preferably open source so I can muck with the code for fun. Second, Invader Zim on DVD. I’ve probably asked for one or both of those before but they seem like such popular and doable things. Why not?

The obligatory “damn I’m tired” whinefest: What is wrong with me? I get a decent amount of sleep. I’ve been in permazombie mode today. I don’t remember either ride on the BART although I’m sure I went to work because I remember churning through at least two large sets of documents and writing about a dozen emails. Even the tea I just polished off isn’t making a dent.

The obligatory snooze: Zzz…

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Clayton Simmons

Maybe it’s diet? Here’s a quick review…

We need three types of food every day and if possible, each type should be included in every meal.

Group 1: High-protein foods like dried beans, nuts and seeds, meats, poultry and seafood, eggs and dairy products build and repair body tissue for proper growth.

Group 2: High-carbohydrate foods like rice, corn, wheat, millet, cassava, taro, and potatoes give our bodies energy—this could be where you’re deficient. If those don’t sound appetizing, try using extra cooking oil, oil-based seeds, fats and lard, and honey or molasses.

Group 3: Then there’s protection foods that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals which help to keep us healthy. There are many vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is in all dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and chard; and in all yellow or orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, dark colored squash, and mangoes. Foods with vitamin C include fruits such as oranges, strawberries, papayas, and tomatoes. Other fruits and vegetables such as bananas, green beans and avocados have important nutrients, too.

Hope this helps. And remember, taking multi-vitamins doesn’t turn snickers bars into broccoli. :-)


Rachelle Bowden

“And remember, taking multi-vitamins doesn’t turn snickers bars into broccoli.”

What?! That’s exactly why I take a multi-vitamin every day! :)

Does it at least help fill in the gaps?

Walt Dickinson

Thanks to everyone who commented and wrote. The tea did eventually kick in and it was a busy weekend. More excercise and better eating is always on the list of course. I’m feeling better tonight.