Shaken Not Stirred

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Random Thoughts

I was wondering if anyone still kept a certain personal space around themselves. I know that I have a certain space I keep around myself (around 15 inches or so in diameter), that when violated can cause me to act awkward.

In church one time, a person sat so close, they may as well have been sitting on my lap. It was quite the nightmare for me. Another time, on a plane ride, this guy moved the arm rest up and made himself very comfortable on my seat too. Not only am I afraid to fly (don't get me started on my fear of flying), but now my space has been violated too. I will never forget that flight. I think I wrote about it before. Will have to check again.

Anyway, the reason I started talking about this was because my friend just called me and talked about someone who kept touching her every time he was trying to make a point in conversation. They weren't in a bar (cause then I would tell her that the duded was drunk), they were not friends, they had just met at a conference. Oh wait, in a conference, maybe he was drunk. Point is, he would touch her shoulder, slap her in the arm, point at her chin or put his finger to her forehead. She didn't know what to say except "have you lost muscular control"? And he didn't get it, he just said "why" and then touched her shoulder again.

Why do some people have no idea about this space concept?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Brilliant Advertising

I have come to the conclusion (duh) that putting a rating on video games, DVDs and CD's will often boost sales. DVD's with the "uncut directors version", games rated "not suitable for minors" and CD's with "explicit lyrics" often to sell off the shelves much faster.

Really, are they really trying to warn buyers? I think they are trying to get their attention and say "buy me"!! Look how well "warning" labels have worked for other products!

So I'm wondering if I start cursing in my blog, if it will get more readership.

More important: Have a safe and happy Memorial Day. God Bless and Keep Safe our soldiers/troops/military. And let's remember those in the military who have given their lives for our country.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Huge Vocabularies

One of my friends is doing an observeship in pediatrics, she just started so she knows some answers, but not all.

Her attending physic an asked her if she knew the vocabulary size of the average 8 year old. She attempted a guess and then was later told that they know approximately 800 words. I'm wondering if I know 800 different words. I hope that I do. I think I do.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cleaning Up

So my latest food cravings have been in the granola, oats, muselix department. I have also been cutting back on meat and anything fried. And nope, I'm not going into the tree hugging business, just have those granola cravings. I've been eating lunch lately at this vegetarian cafe. The food is excellent. The hummus burritos are amazing! I don't think I've ever had better hummus. I can certainly see how people live on vegetables and green things alone.

So this craving for oats, fiber and bulky foods have had their side effects--mainly regulating my internal cleaning. Every day around 10 a.m., I can feel the churning. I know too much information. So I'm going to stop.

But really, now that I have started eating things like granola, the other good stuff (chips, chocolate, and fried chicken) have started to taste extremely heavy to me. I still crave it, but after I eat it, I feel weird--a little naseous. It still tastes good though.

I'm rambling, so I'll end this here.