Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Offline and out of touch

Not sure if it's my darn ISP or my DSL carrier that's at fault, but I haven't been online for two days. Attended an off-campus meeting today so couldn't even get online at work. Had to resort to checking email at my parents' home.

Between this and my diet, I am not a happy camper.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Day 1

Purification diet

I'm not one for dieting, but I could stand to lose a few pounds and this new diet will not only do that, it'll detox me, as well. If I can follow it.

It's actually a 21-day purification diet that involves taking a bunch of supplements w/essential vitamins and minerals, drinking their shakes, and eating organic veggies/fruits. Doesn't sound so hard, but I was kind of hungry today and my (non-organic) veggies and fruits didn't really satisfy me. But clearing out toxins is a good thing, and I weigh a little less tonight than when I woke up this morning.

Not sure yet if the hardest part will be swallowing 10 capsules three times a day or not drinking wine in the evenings.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Don't swat that!

Hawaiian picture-wing flies

HONOLULU — Twelve species of rare flies known for their elaborate courtship displays and found only in the Hawaiian Islands are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Photo by Kevin T. Kaneshiro/AP Wide World

At least they're two to three times larger than the common housefly so they won't be mistaken for them. But I suppose it could still happen.