Friday, May 20, 2022

Trapped at 37000ft With Germs

Last month, when a federal judge struck down the CDC’s mask mandate, some flight attendants announced to their passengers that masks had become optional. And in response, many removed their masks and cheered.

What a horror that must’ve been to any immunocompromised people who might’ve been on board these flights. Imagine boarding the airplane with the expectation that everyone’s breath-born germs would be kept to themselves. Then, suddenly, you’re exposed to an onslaught of germs spewed out from revelers. This announcement was irresponsible.

Meanwhile the COVID-19 positivity rate keeps rising.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In 20220518

One day I added a small amount of cold water to a nearly-empty jar of tomato sauce and shook the jar. I was merely rinsing out the jar before I put it with the recycling. But on impulse, I decided to drink the water. It tasted just like a popular tomato-y vegetable juice. I plan to drink the rinse water from tomato sauce jars every time, now. As well, I think I'd enjoyed the rinse water from jars of salsa.

Waist = 43.25"
Height = 5' 7"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Balance Body Composition Bath Scale
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In 20220513

Two recent Wordle solutions for me were FETUS and BUTCH. I didn't mind that at all (although I was surprised by the latter, which I thought was slang). But what bothered me was that I learned that the puzzle answers are the same for many people. I can understand that New York Times would want to curate a set of five-letter words. But I can't understand why each player's word is not selected randomly from the pool. So, anyway, I wonder if I'll ever get the words ABORT, SKANK, SLUTS, PIMPS, DICKS, etc.

Waist = 43.0"
Height = 5' 7"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Balance Body Composition Bath Scale
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In 20220414

My employer has a "use it or lose it" vacation time policy. I had use all my 2021 vacation time by March 31. So I ended up taking off the seven Fridays prior to March 31, plus the Monday after the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST). The four day work week and the easier transition to DST was nice. The past two five-day work weeks were hard, though, so I'm glad that tomorrow, Good Friday, is a holiday.

Waist = 43.0"
Height = 5' 7"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Balance Body Composition Bath Scale
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In 20220406

I've been complaining to my PCP about fatigue and muscle pain. "I don't know what I can do about that," she would say. But at the latest visit, she referred me to a rheumatologist. It seems like too much work to fill out the patient intake forms. Also, I've never known a rheumatologist to do anything helpful, so why should I bother. But at least it's not a referral to a pyschaitrist.

Waist = 43.0"
Height = 5' 7"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Balance Body Composition Bath Scale
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Monday, April 4, 2022

M&M -- Mindful & Mad

When I eat M&Ms or other colorful candies, I like to eat all one color first. This introduces some mindfulness to the process and slows me down; otherwise I’d be shoveling a palm-load of candy every minute or so.

But the real reason I "eat-by-color" is for the aesthetic pleasure of it. A bag of regular M&Ms has too many colors, which creates some discordance. So I eat any colors that clash with the season first.

For example, this being Spring, I start with the Autumn colors Orange and Brown, which totally do not belong in Spring. This leaves Yellow, Blue, Green, Red.  This set of colors could represent Sun, Sky, Grass, Poppies.

But then I might continue with either Red and Yellow, which would leave Blue and Green for Earth Day. Or I might eat the Blue and Red next, which would leave Yellow and Green (the colors of one of the schools I attended). Or, I’d eat the Red and Green next, which would leave Blue and Yellow to show support for Ukraine.

In Autumn, I’d do the reverse, eating Blue and Green first, to leave the Autumn colors of Orange, Brown, Yellow, Red. I might also eliminate Red if I can’t stop myself.

In Winter, all but Red and Green would be eaten first. (In fact, you can buy them this way in November and December.)

Valentines Day, Easter, Flag Day and Independence Day all are difficult holidays to celebrate this way with the regular M&Ms because of the lack of White candies. But Mars puts out sets of Red, White and Pink in January and February, or Pastels in March, or Red, White and Blue in June to appease.

Do you do this? Do you have another food consumption quirk?

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In 20220330

Another weigh-in after a night of gluttony.

Waist = 43.0"
Height = 5' 7"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Balance Body Composition Bath Scale
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.