Monthly Archives: October 2006

*sigh*

In the last 48 hours, my download of Veronica Mars season 2 has gotten through a whopping 2%. At this rate it’ll be my birthday before I get to see any of them. Might as well just buy the DVDs now, I was planning to some day anyway….

The suspense is killing me…

Beth said about 2 days ago in a comment that she may have been in labour, but if not, a tentative induction was scheduled for 7:30 pm Sunday. It’s now nearly midnight in her time zone and I just wanna know if it’s all happened yet. Here’s hoping Baby Prins decided to come out on her own before the scheduled induction. 🙂

Move in closer…

I’m feeling strange twitches in my belly, usually when I’m sitting or lying still. Actually been feeling them for a week or two, but they’re getting stronger now so there’s no mistake as to what it is. And Darrin’s jealous because he can’t feel it yet. I don’t know that it’ll make much difference when he can, because they stop whenever I put my own hand over the spot they are.

I give up.

Channel 10 is only showing Veronica Mars episodes about once every two weeks. At 10:30 or later at night. And sure, I’m feeling much better now than I was a few weeks ago, but still, I need my sleep. So I’m just going to download the episodes I haven’t seen yet and try to keep up with the new ones as they come out in the US.

Timing…

From Weird Al’s MySpace Blog:

By the way, we’re not 100% certain, but the “Straight Outta Lynwood” tour may very well be starting in… New Zealand! We’re hoping to play New Zealand and Australia in March, with a North American tour to follow in the summer. And I’d really, really like to work in a European tour next year as well… but we’ll just have to wait and see how well the record does over there.

Um, yeah, as long as I’m not in labour that day, I’ll be there…

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

When I lived in the US, there was a radio show from the Twin Cities that I listened to called Garage Logic. And on this radio show, people rang up occasionally with bizarre things that they saw or heard or read, and the host, Joe Soucheray, would sometimes call these things an “End of the World.” And then he’d play a clip from REM’s song “It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine).” Other times he’d just play the foghorn clip (basically an audible eyeroll).

Yesterday I heard about an almost definite End of the World.

It seems the US Government has banned Vegemite. Seriously. And why? Because it has folate/folic acid added. Which is currently only allowed to be added to breads and cereals. Link here.

Okay, people, basic nutrition lesson coming up. Folate is a B vitamin. The best source of B vitamins in nature is meat. Folate is something they tell pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant to have plenty of because it’s said to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

Are they going to start banning meat next because it’s not supposed to have folate? Wouldn’t put it past them. Yeah, I know, it’s only because it’s been added in production, not because it occurs naturally. But really (and this is totally off the point)…adding vitamins & minerals during production takes them out of their natural environment, and in some cases, makes them unabsorbable. Not only that, but in the production of breads and cereals, they take a lot of things OUT of the grains and then add back in a fraction of what was there to begin with.

All that aside though, if folate is such a good thing, then why limit it to only breads and cereals?