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I love David Duchovny. I watched the very first episode of the X-files when it aired and watched nearly every single episode in order from that day on. This show helped me through a lot of difficult times in my life weirdly enough.
Turns out he is a sex addict. I wonder what happened to push the whole family over the edge making him go into rehab for a sex addiction. My husband brought up a good point though, aren't we all biologically programed to be sex addicts? Our primary function biologically is to make it to puberty and then reproduce then take care of that offspring as long as you can so that they can grow up and have children. In other words, David do what you have to do but don't worry too much about the whole thing that is just the way we are built.
Inspired buy this article.
Why can't the US just stay the hell out of the way and let other countries do what they want. If they are not directly attacking us then we should stay out of the way. Ok if they are jsut slaughtering people like in Darfur then sure we should stick up for them (which of course we aren't) but if there is a war going on between two contries like Russia and Georgia for instance then we should stay the hell out of it.
We don't need to give them advice or tell them that what they are doing is wrong or right in a press conference we just need to keep our mouths shut and stay out of it.
I'm just saying.
I don't get to use the computer as much as I would like here in the hotel room. Today I turned on the computer and learned that Morgan Freeman had been in a car accident Sunday night. I also learned that he lives in Mississippi which although did not surprise me it was something I did not know. Even when you are the type of person who thinks they do not put celebrities on a pedestal I still find that I am taken off guard when I learn that someone I admire so much from afar is so close. Morgan Freeman is not living in Hollywood he is right next door in Mississippi. Weird and wonderful. Anyway, I just wanted to say I am sending love his way. He is a wonderful actor and someone that I am honored to learn from. I am sure he works hard at his craft as much as it just comes naturally. I hope he makes a full recovery and can live to make more movies or more of whatever his heart desires.
You can find a blog here on his Plan!t Now website.
and the article that inspired this entry here.
So I was skimming through the USA Today that we get under our door each day for being a Hilton Honors Member at the Hampton Inn we are staying at in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, (For more on that see my Somewhere Else Travel blog.) and I saw an interesting article about the calories in food on the children's menus of popular fast food or chain restaurants. A study revealed that kids' menu choices can top 1000 calories. Is anyone surprised? If you are you should not be. Look at a kid's menu next time you are in a restaurant. The adult menu usually has options for sides not to mention soups or salads but the kid's menu rarely has anything but a burger, chicken strips, fries maybe mac-n-cheese or another equally calorie laden option. One person quoted in the article offers the idea that restaurants should list the calories for each item on the menu. That is a brilliant idea but don't stop at the kids menu. How are we supposed to set a good example if we pick salads for the kids and burgers for ourselves? We need to put the nutritional information on all menu items. So we can all learn what the best choices are.
Now I do not expect every single dish to be made the exact same way every time of course one day there will be 150 calories and the next there will be 157 calories no two chefs make the dish exactly alike but with the calories on the menu I can get a better idea of what is good and what is bad and that is better than it is now.
Another option of course for all those people who order religiously off the kid's menu for their children is, Don't. Sure the kid's menu has bright colors and puzzle games on it and at times is a little less expensive than regular menu items but the nutritional value of ordering a salad and splitting it with your child is worth the extra expense.
I challenge everyone to do one thing, instead of fries or chips that come with your sandwich pay the extra dollar or two to get the veggie of the day. I did this while I was pregnant and I felt so much better for it, Today I am going to start doing it again. I can not expect my son to eat any better than I do, so I have to make the changes first.
Inspired by this article.