Former major leaguer Doug Glanville, who played winter ball there in the 90s, pens an ode to Puerto Rico in the NY Times today. It's a nice piece.
This is an Open Thread.
Make a new
Class member: What's the secret?
Class leader: Eat less and exercise more.
Class member: Eat less and exercise more?
Class leader: Yes.
Class member: What a concept. Why haven't we heard this before?
Class leader: Male doctors hid the truth from me.
"Eat less and exercise more" is a hell of a lot cheaper than diet pills, and more effective.
Go take a long walk. It will do you a world of good.
I'm having to go on a diet because I've absolutely ballooned the past year or so because, first, I quit smoking and, second, I went from being insanely physically active to almost inert.
I just spent the morning researching diets and found an article at WebMD about taking it off fast - and the secret is exactly that: exercising a minimum of 1 hour a day and taking in between 1,050 (but no fewer) and 1,200 calories a day.
So sensible and obvious! I do love my food, so I'm not terribly happy about this :D - I would much prefer a cheesecake solution - but I love getting into my clothes more.
Or, considering the new pics of Obama on the beach in HI that are floating around today, try to eat like him.
Though, a friend got a couple pounds of specialty bacon for Christmas so I'll have to go over there and check it out....
I'll let you know.
Money was tight, I understand, but couldn't we have sprung for PB&J?
And PB&J meant homemade jam. Which meant not-grape, because we didn't have grapevines. Raspberry and strawberry, we had plenty of.
We thought the homemade non-grape jam made PB&J dorky, and turned our noses up at it.
It should never be in the same paragraph as Spam...much less the same sentence.
And, to answer the question in the title of the linked article: "No."
My real problem is that I was so physically active for so long, but was suddenly plunked into a job which demanded all my time on my hind end. I'm like one of those football players who's gone to fat.
Worse, I was able to eat like a horse because I was so insanely active - and now i have to eat like a delicate flower. ::sniffle:: It's horrid, absolutely horrid.
Okay, so it's not that bad.
Plus I quit smoking by deciding that, if quitting meant eating mountains of food, so be it. And so, I did just that. the result is, i smell fabulous, but am now a porky little thing. Very annoying.
Must be all those crappy cars they're building that nobody wants.
The market is flooded with perfectly good used cars, people must be catching on...or everybody is just broke:)
I may just tend to think of everything as expensive...clothes, houses (not so much right now, but usually), bottled water...I can't believe what they get for bottled freakin' water. Costs more than gasoline.
There is/was a Lamborghini dealership a mile or so from my home that just closed down...at least I think it closed down, I noticed this AM that I don't see any cars in it anymore.
Anyway, as much as I'd love to rip around in one, how can you justify that kind of price?
Although, I guess that's the difference in economies of scale between a GM, et al, and a Lambo...
But then again, if it makes you happy...more power to you. Just not my bag...I'd rather buy-in to WSOP for 10-15 years straight...now thats good value:)
The only time I even think about buying a new car is when the old one dies and the repairs cost more than a new used car.
The circular drive in front of Mom and Dad's house on Thanksgiving and Christmas day is worth more than some 3rd world countries, or so they like to joke among themselves.
Ah well, I hope they keep spending, our economy needs it.
Anyone who has been listening to the pundits and e-pundits might be shocked that's it's not just the American auto makers in trouble.
My point is why is TL not saying that same thing with the same vigor as they said on experience on Palin to Caroline for the Senate position. Sounds like a huge double standard.
I'll note that (IIRC) BTD was an opponent of paying much attention at all to Palin, and he doesn't care about CaKe's inexperience, so you're talking about Jeralyn.
I would not be one bit worried about Kennedy having to take over the Presidency, save for new information coming to light about her. I would prefer her miles ahead of Biden.
He was probably worse than Cheney. See, I CAN say something nice about him :)
Hm. Spiro Agnew. Dan Quayle, I guess. There aren't a lot who are notable for their tenure as VP, because it's been such a historically and Constitutionally powerless position.
It is also a very nice, thoughtful piece.
I don't know how you can pen an ode to Puerto Rico without mentioning the women though...I am eternally grateful so many Puerto Ricans emigrated to NY:)
And I just loved San Juan! Beautiful!