I’m not a huge fan of processed foods. Call me crazy, but something about ingredients I can’t pronounce turns me off. Processed meats rarely make it onto my plate - I’ve never been a sausage fan, and while I do love a hot dog and a beer at a baseball game, that’s pretty much the only time I eat them. We all know too many fatty foods – especially things like processed meats – can be bad for your cholesterol levels and your heart, but who knew that breakfast link could give you cancer? Some days it feels like nothing is safe to eat! My apologies to all the meat lovers out there… maybe a veggie burger or a soy-dog for your bbq this weekend?
I can’t get over this Qantas flight! I admit, my first thought this morning when I heard the story was, “The no crash record is still intact.” Remember that from Rainman? After that split-second, my mind quickly turned to the people on board. We have a first-hand account along with iReport video from inside the cabin.
Two thumbs up would be my officially rating for the “Siskel & Ebert” of days gone by… except Mr Ebert apparently owns the copyright to the rating formula. Since I’m not reviewing a movie, I think I’m safe… at least I hope I am.
I have such found memories of those weekend movie reviews! My dear friend and former co-anchor, Michaela Pereira, even co-hosted with Roger Ebert a few times, which made me love the show even more. I admit, I haven’t watched in years, but it still makes me a little sad and nostalgic to hear the lights are going down on “At the Movies” for the final time.
Another bit of sad news to report… Randy Pausch, a professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, gave his “Last Lecture” in September after learning he had a few weeks to live. He didn’t lament the years he wouldn’t have but instead rejoiced in everything he’d experienced and lived so far, and the lessons he’d learned. His lecture has been viewed more than 3.2 million times on YouTube (I’m half-way through… had to take a quick break to finish this post). Today, Randy Pausch, husband and father of three, passed away at home. He was 47. Somehow I don’t think he’d want us to cry; instead, I think he’d tell us to seize the day.
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