My family is a betting family. We used to have heated arguments around the dinner table about the verity of urban myths, or a random statistic someone used, or especially the accurate definitions of words. These debates usually culminated in a bet: if it was my mom doing the betting, it was usually an ice cream cone. My stepdad would usually rashly bet $50 or $100, even though we kids didn’t exactly have that kind of cash lying around.
So I totally missed my family today when the conversation around the lunch table turned to nutrition. Now, I don’t want to sound arrogant but I seriously know a good bit about nutrition. It’s been a bit of a hobby for my mom, sister, and me for a while now. When Dr. Oz makes an appearance on Oprah we soak up his words like the nerds we are, although most of his information is old news to us since we gather information elsewhere, too. Anyway, the debate today was about gassiness (is that a word? To put it bluntly, farting a lot). Is it evidence of a bad diet or a good diet? Bec said it means a person has a bad diet and is eating too much sugar, and if one is eating healthfully, one will not be gassy. I completely disagreed, because I know that Dr. Oz has said gas is a good thing…healthy foods such as raw produce, whole grains, and beans all cause gas. I felt so strongly that suddenly I heard these words spew out of my mouth: “I would bet a thousand dollars on this!” Oh, I am SO a product of that crazy Hopkins-Moyal clan.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner…I’ll miss Jeff’s awesome food, Aunt Barbara’s zucchini casserole, Mom’s apple and Grandma’s pecan pie and those heated debates about whether moles are completely blind or not…
…so I guess what I’m saying is, I’ll miss my family!
What the crap, guys. So I wrote this short post about ants a few months ago, and my blog stats are showing that it’s being viewed like a million (okay not a million) times a day. It’s kind of weirding me out. If any of you can shed some light on this that would be cool. Another post to come soon.
Hey, I should have a new article going up on Radiant Magazine (radiantmag.com) on November 11th (Veterans’ Day). I haven’t heard from the editor in a while so I don’t know if it’s still going up, but check it out if you’ve got the time. If you know me and my sister Rachel it will probably be pretty interesting to you! If you’ve never read my other articles, here are the links:
Totally a coincidence that the titles both start with “A New…” The next two won’t, I promise.
Hope you guys like ‘em! I told you about the new one now because we’re going camping on Sunday or Monday and I’ll have no internet access for a week! Talk to ya when I get back, and I’ll try to post some photos.
I posted some pictures from my DTS on my Facebook. Check ‘em out if you’re interested! I’ll try to take more pictures so I can post more later. We’re going camping next week (no showers for 7 days…) so I’ll probably have lots of pretty pictures for you when I get back!
I watched the movie Little Miss Sunshine for the first time last weekend. It was really good! Steve Carell was genius in it; especially the way he ran. I love that he totally ran the way I would imagine a Proust scholar to run.
The best scene by far is when Dwayne, the oldest son, breaks his vow of silence during the family’s road trip to California. It’s a really intense scene and very well-acted. I completely identified with the scene because I know what it is to have a dream crash and fall around you; and that feeling of rage that results from the helplessness you feel; the horror of watching everything you set your hope in crash and burn around you. (This is not something I’m experiencing right now…it’s just something that I have experienced).
So if that made you curious, maybe you should watch the movie.
In other news, guess what I did over the weekend? I went down to Sydney. And on Monday, I spent a total of 8 hours on public transportation (train, bus, taxi, ferry). Yesss…awesome! Or not.
Just wanted to let you guys know Joy Dawson is one of my new role models. A week of video lectures from her have changed my life, and now I totally want to read her books! I think one is called Intimacy with God. You should read it!
Also, I put up more pictures on my facebook and my myspace, if you want to see ‘em!