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fri - sugar and Feeling Good posted: Fri 2018-03-23 08:11:53 tags: books, movies
Watched "That Sugar Film" a couple nights ago. The single most important take-away, for me, was that "all sugar calories are not the same". Specifically, fructose does NOT metabolize the same as glucose. Fructose is primarily metabolized IN the liver, for glycogen supply IN the liver and triglyceride synthesis. High triglyceride level is linked to arteriosclerosis. Glucose, on the other hand, is forwarded largely intact from the liver to the bloodstream, and ends up as ATP, the energy storage medium of ... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2017-11-06 09:38:28 tags: movies
Started watching S1 of Hannibal series last night. As E1 opens, we meet Hugh Dancy as FBI special investigator Will Graham, but I'm not really a big fanboy of Harris's stories and wasn't listening carefully, so I just assumed this Aspie not-quite-agent with a psych background was young Dr. Lecter. Then when Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and his accent appeared as the show's actual Hannibal, it was a bit confusing. There's an old adage along the lines that a merely good actor makes you see this man as Hamlet,... (...more)
sun - thoughts on Blade Runner vs. Aliens posted: Sun 2017-11-05 08:31:23 tags: movies
Miss Cupcake had her eye on what looked like a great deal on a Jetta, but when we got there the car had been supposedly sold minutes before. Disappointing but I guess it's some kind of lesson about how car dealerships commonly operate. We did the theater experience of "Blade Runner 2049" recently, so with that fresh in my mind we watched Blade Runner (2007 "Final Cut" based on 1982 theatrical release, taking place in 2019). (Also 50 First Dates, and The Duchess.) Prior to BR2049's release, Scott de... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-09-05 08:46:43 tags: recipes, movies
The CU paid out the promised 10 cents per debit transaction for August, $3.60 into my "share" (savings) account. Made this Food Network Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe last night. A whole medium onion was maybe a bit much. In addition to the 1 tsp red pepper flakes up-front, I added a couple shakes of chili powder AND some creole seasoning mix near the end. It came out very spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. I'll probably back off the spice a little in the next iteration. Skimped on the shrimp because it cal... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-07-11 09:05:52 tags: finance, movies
Coffee Folded and put away laundry Fire alarm annual inspection team was sounding alarms on our floor as I was getting ready, so I lingered to supervise the inspection. Less than 2 minutes to verify the alarm was sounding (duh) and sprinklers... exist? I dunno. Picked up seltzer, yogurt, Naked protein drinks, rolls, crackers and hummus en route to work. Yogurt and hummus for brunch, 100mg caf and Costco protein bar for lunch. I signed up for CarGurus email newsflashes with some used car selection... (...more)