Tuesday, September 23, 2008

is there something wrong with the earth's gravitational pull?

Yes, I went to Wal-Mart today...for Rosemary...in a tin.  As I drove to my parking spot on the "supposedly bad" side of the lot (you know, the one that requires you to walk more than two feet to get inside), I witnessed just how far one will go to park just two spaces closer.

So, the three things I took away from today's Wal-Mart experience:

1. The sustained image of lots of processed-food-filled shopping carts being pushed around by less-than-healthy individuals.

2. Said individuals who dared not walk an extra four feet to and from their vehicles.

3. The strong inclination that I should avoid Wal-Mart more than I do.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Let it be written -- on the evening of Tuesday, September sixteenth, two-thousand and eight, Jon Doss viewed, for the first time in his life, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Friday, September 12, 2008

for the record...

Metallica's Death Magnetic is $5 at Hot Topic today.  Also, Metallica shirts are $5 today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the world is a...

My wife and I had just finished watching Raising Arizona when she looks to me and the following conversation takes place:

Angela:  I'm a Vampire.
Me:  Where are your fangs?
Angela:  They're right here.

She opened her mouth.

Angela:  They're invisible.  Do you want to see?  Then we can be vampires together, and we can have a baby vampire.
Me:  Can vampires have babies?
Angela:  Yes.
Me:  But don't vampires stay the same age when they become a vampire.
Angela:  Not if you have special, magical supplements.  Are you ready?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

in defense of food...

I'm getting pretty serious about my health. After reading Fast Food Nation and becoming more active, getting healthy seems to consume a lot of my thoughts (hopefully not to a point that is mentally unhealthy). Last night, I skimmed through some of Twinkie Deconstructed, which breaks down all of the ingredients (chemicals) in most processed foods. It was enough to gross me out, but the scientific processes started boring me a bit.

I also picked up In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (Michael J. Fox's brother-in-law) at the library. Talk about an even further wake-up call. The premise of the book hinges on these seven words - "Eat food. Not so much. Mostly plants."

Seems easy enough! But what a lot of people miss is that most of the stuff available to buy at a grocery store is NOT food. It is chemicals and nutrients formulated into an edible foodlike substance. These things were never intended for human consumption.

I'll get off my soapbox now. I just wanted to share with you things I'm finding out for the first time in my life (that may be common sense to you already).