Balance is an important part of life. It keeps us healthy, happy, and hopefully sane.
So, I understand the thought behind putting calorie counts on menus. It’s convenient for those who keep an eye on such things, and given the growing rate of obesity in our country, it can’t hurt.
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Happy Thanksgiving! 2WC (and myself of course) would like to thank you all for your comments, likes, shares, and your support.
Now go away. Put your phone down, step away from the computer, set down the tablet and go be with family and friends.
Also, have a wonderful holiday!
Well it’s just about time to hit the road, or tarmac, or rails. Whatever your mode of travel it’s time to pack, the absolute worst part of travelling in my opinion.
The amount of thought that has to go into it can be exhausting. If you’re road-tripping you only have so much trunk space, the bus or train have space limits as well, and flying has all of the above and TSA regulations.
Plus, it’s amazing the number of unlikely scenarios you can concoct when it comes time to load up your suitcase:
Yes, you may be headed to the center of an arctic tundra…but what if there’s an indoor pool? Better bring the swimsuit.
Sure, you’re going to be spending the next four days hanging with family and eating…but who’s to say some formal event requiring each and every pair of shoes that you own won’t spring up out of the blue? What’s a second suitcase when compared to being unprepared?
Four different pairs of jeans? Definitely.
Entire hat collection? How could you live without it?
Assortment of jackets, cardigans, wraps, shrugs, and other layers? An absolute must.
Plus, a girl needs options, so yes, 4 different outfits for Thanksgiving dinner are necessary.
Being able to close your suitcase? Optional.
Okay, so maybe scaling down might be a good idea, lose a few pairs of shoes or so. After all, you’re going to need room for the turkey, and yes they’re allowed by the TSA*.
Huffington Post: Travelocity’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Travel Tips
*When properly packaged of course, but who doesn’t fly with a cooler?
Try not to smile while listening to this…I dare you:
Have you ever seen a picture of chocolate (like this one to the left) and suddenly found yourself craving chocolate?
Of course you have! You’re human aren’t you? Unless you’re one of “those” people who “don’t like chocolate” in which case I have nothing to say to you. You are past all hope.
The rest of you. Congrats, you’re normal and apparently have something in common with cocaine addicts. A recent study found that seeing images of food (that you like) triggers a reaction in your brain similar to those seen in drug addicts.
Translation: Seeing a picture of chocolate will most likely make you crave chocolate.
The only thing shocking about this study is that it took a study to uncover that images of food make people crave food.
Anyone who’s wasted any time on Pinterest or watched a minute of Food Network programming could have told you this. One does not spontaneously crave a lemon-ginger cupcake with raspberry filling, cream cheese frosting and a sprig of mint on top. It takes a little help.
Of course, the idea being that if you avoid images of food then you will avoid food, or at least eating it when you’re not actually hungry. Good luck with that.
Still, my apologies to today’s readers for so terribly tempting you. Except, of course, for “those” people, but really…who doesn’t like chocolate?
“Photos of Sugary Treats May Spark Cravings”: MSNBC
The Twittersphere showed its power once again late last week, when a ban on a 9-year-old girl’s food blog was reversed.
Okay, I’ll give you a second to digest the fact that there’s a 9-year-old with a food blog.
Martha Payne (aka- VEG), was told by school officials that she was no longer allowed to post photos of her school’s cafeteria lunches.
Kind of makes you question if they should even let the kids eat it. No, they’re not saying it’s bad, they just don’t want you to look at it because it’s that good…
When news of censorship hit the blog and Twittersphere; well…those officials wish they had just kept their mouths shut.
Tip to all the school councils out there, if you’re feeling threatened by a 9-year-old girl, you might be doing something wrong.
More on the Story: MSNBC
…just for fun: