I just got my package of two wines from Wine Insiders for signing up with a promotional membership which included a bottle of Monarch Glen 2006 Merlot and Cannery Row Cellars 2006 Chardonnay. Along with these two bottles was a Rabbit Style Corkscrew Remover. For your viewing pleasure here is a video of this fancy tool that anyone who’s had a few bottles to drink could figure out.
I just seen an always commercial on TV which used the word uber to describe a feminine product which women use to prevent the once monthly process from making their day go down hill. The commercial’s exact text reads as follows: “Its finally here. New always Infinity is the first pad with infinicell. An uber absorbent material that can hold 10 times its weight, which means your heavy days are going down. Always Infinity; have a happy period.”
For those of you that do not know, the word uber is commonly used by geeks to describe something of the highest authority or dignity in a determined category. It is actually a german word which can be best described by its wikipedia article. If you’d like more official information, or perhaps a free sample of this uber period pad, check out the Always Infinity official website.
I voted today. While I was waiting in line for my 45 minute ordeal a drunk Bum and his significant other came storming into the room. They did not wait, or acknowledge the fact there was a line but went straight to the front and said, “I want to Vote for Change, I want to Vote for Obama!” Of course someone tells him he needs to go to the back of the line, which is where he came in. So he does. While this is going on his significant other starts asking people for food. Of course someone in the crowd of 40+ people hands her a couple granola bars, and she then proceeds to go to the back of the line too.
They give the man the little name card, he fills it out, and then hands it back to them. They then proceed to ask him for his valid photo ID. He pulls out a stack of condoms, flops them on the table, and then hands them his fishing license. Since, at least where I live, a fishing license isn’t a valid type of photo ID they tell him this will not work. He then assures them he got it two days ago, and that it will work just fine. Of course by now they’re kind of sick of his antics and ask him to fill out the affidavit on the back of the voter registration card. So he does, and hands it to the woman. She then tells him he cannot vote here, as he’s in the wrong precinct. Now, I’m pretty sure this smelly intoxicated bum doesn’t have a car (or a valid drivers license), so who knows if he ever voted. Oh well, at least that goes to show you that if a drunk Bum can remember to vote, so should you! Vote!
So, for those of you that do not know I stopped my cereal diet. It wasn’t because I couldn’t have done it, it was because I went to the doctors last Monday. Come to find out cereal has a lot of salt in it (at least when you’re eating 8 servings). Now, that typically wouldn’t be a problem if my blood-pressure wasn’t 168/88 (yeah, you can say it, “damn”).
They told me to cut back on my salt, so I have been. I reduced my salt intake to less than 250mg (that’s about 10% of your recommended daily value). That has been probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Today I went to the doctors again for my checkup after being on the medication for a week they put me on. Come to find out it isn’t working as well as they’d like (its now 148/80). So, they put me on a stronger dose with some special drug-amplifier stuff in it.
They told me today that if I wouldn’t have came in last week I would have probably died. His exact words were, “It looks like you came in for something not related, but instead we saved your life.”
Some people (Eric) were concerned about me dropping my salt intake so low. I asked my doctor if it was safe to eliminate salt completely from my diet, it is. The American Heart Association recommends somewhere between 0 and 1000mg per day. The recommended daily value on food nutrition labels goes off of a 2400mg scale, which means I’m peachy-keen. I also asked if I could drink alcohol with my pills, I can. The only problem is drinking too much/often will also cause high-blood pressure problems.
He highly suggested (pretty much demanded) that I exercise. So, I may take him up on that and start doing so. I guess, if it’ll save my life, I’ll do it.
Today I got my $100 cell phone rebate from Lets Talk. Along with that I got a computer magazine that I quickly disposed of. Under that magazine was a hard envelope containing my diploma. It’s a good feeling to know that I did truly graduate (and you all doubted me)!
Right now I’m putting together some ideas for a couple website proposals. I’ll fill you in with more details when I get something out there.