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Bad Habits #13 – How Liberating Italy From Fascism Made America Fat

Since my wife and I live about 30 minutes from the beach, we often spend a Saturday there in the Summer.  Assuming there are no hurricanes.  Or massive algae blooms killing all of the fish and causing them to wash up on the shore.  But assuming we’re not facing meteorological Armageddon or osteichthyan genocide, aContinue reading “Bad Habits #13 – How Liberating Italy From Fascism Made America Fat”

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Bad Habits #12 – It’s a Monk’s Life In The Online Heathbrosphere

I’ve noticed something while spending time on Twitter.  And I know that I should stop spending too much time on Twitter.  It appears to make you angrier, meaner, less happy, and dumber.  Tech geeks figured out Twitter’s impacts the hard way.  They tried to train an AI’s social interactions by putting it on Twitter.  ItContinue reading “Bad Habits #12 – It’s a Monk’s Life In The Online Heathbrosphere”

Good Habits #12 – Spice Up Things In The Kitchen. No, Not Like That.

A while back, I posted a piece about how cooking for yourself can be helpful when losing weight.  But one of the dangers of cooking for yourself is…mediocrity.  My cooking skills have improved, but even now that I can manage to cook things that don’t qualify as Category 1 Toxic Materials on the EPA’s toxicityContinue reading “Good Habits #12 – Spice Up Things In The Kitchen. No, Not Like That.”

Bad Habits #11 – Short-Term Bro Anorexia

I’ve been living healthy for just over two years. I’m down sixty pounds and holding at the low to mid 190 pound range. It would be lower, but as I’ve mentioned before (on two separate occasions, really), I’ve added weightlifting to the regimen. So instead of losing fat, I now replace it with muscle whichContinue reading “Bad Habits #11 – Short-Term Bro Anorexia”

Good Habits #11 – How to Obtain Good Health By Setting Your Brain On Fire

Back in 1996 (I’m giving away how old I am again), I was at a friend’s house watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.  At some point during the night, one of her vixen girlfriends tricked me into eating a hot pepper.  Since I was always willing to show off (read: make a foolContinue reading “Good Habits #11 – How to Obtain Good Health By Setting Your Brain On Fire”

Bad Habits #10 – Cursed Carnal Confections of Corruption And Calamity

I think one reason I was able to continue losing weight during the time when the country was at the mercy of the Creeping Doom From Wuhan was because the temptations of the office were not available to me.  I realize that seems like an incoherent thing to say.  How could there be more temptationsContinue reading “Bad Habits #10 – Cursed Carnal Confections of Corruption And Calamity”

Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?

I’m about to commit heresy against the kind and compassionate vegetable eaters of the world.  The eaters of plants who insist that theirs is the One True Diet who endlessly shower the Internet with evidence of their latest #crueltyfree meal.  By that I mean vegetarians.  And their somewhat more orthodox and fundamentalist cousins, the vegans. Continue reading “Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?”

Good Habits #8 – Wild Things And Things That Probably Shouldn’t Be Food Can Actually Be Good For You

Years ago, when my father was still in the army, we lived in Europe for three years.  Occasionally, we’d have to travel around for him to go to this meeting or that meeting.  This probably started me on my journey to becoming a hardcore foodie.  We’d eat out in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,Continue reading “Good Habits #8 – Wild Things And Things That Probably Shouldn’t Be Food Can Actually Be Good For You”

The Details Behind The Diabolical Diabetes Conspiracy Being Orchestrated By The Girl Scouts Of America

It’s that time of year where young girls tempt the American public.  Okay, that sounds weirdly pedo.  I’m talking about the Girl Scouts tempting us.  No, that still sounds pedo.  I’m talking about Girl Scouts tempting us with sugar and spice and everything nice.  Cookies, I mean.  I’m not talking about anything salacious.  Get yourContinue reading “The Details Behind The Diabolical Diabetes Conspiracy Being Orchestrated By The Girl Scouts Of America”

Bad Habits #7 – Offal is Awful

When I was growing up, my mother would make a rather strange form of gravy at Thanksgiving, with chewy mushy bits of what appeared to be meat in it.  Except that it didn’t taste like normal meat.  Because it was kind of gross.  I was informed that these were “giblets”.  Then I was informed whatContinue reading “Bad Habits #7 – Offal is Awful”