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Football: Don’t Double Dip

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

This just in. We now have a study that proves the squeamish right: Double-dipping, described by Wikipedia as “the unsanitary practice of placing partially-eaten food back into a communal bowl,” does indeed transfer bacteria from one eater to another.

Hey, even the New York Times found this one newsworthy. :)

So, definitely veganize those dips, make some hummus and salsa for the big game tomorrow, but don’t double dip.  

Speaking of veganism and football, it’s not just for the couch potatoes watching the action, the players are getting it too. I previously wrote of Mac Danzig. I think it’s awesome to see main-stream, muscle-bound, athletes joining the ranks.

Update on the February Challenge: Day 1 ended with a minor headache that extended into this morning. No migraine yet <knocking on wood>, but damn am I tired. Glad I started on the weekend, as a couple naps were in order.

Coffee and Chess

Friday, February 1st, 2008

It’s February 1st, time to start those New Years resolutions! And, if you’ve slipped, now’s your chance to pick yourself up and give it another go. Don’t worry, I’ll refrain from saying “I told ya so.” ;)

Several of the good folks over at rawfoodsforhealth (a Yahoo! group) are participating in a February Challenge of sorts. Some are doing extended fasts, others are committing to 100% RAW, etc..

While it’s not a resolution of mine to quit drinking coffee altogether, I do want to show my support and solidarity, and have agreed to cut it for a week.

Ooooh, I know, big whoop, a week. But, for me, it could be rough going; I’m thoroughly addicted! I’ve gone without for months at on many occasions. Unfortunately, the first few days often trigger a beaut of a migraine. Here’s hoping this time’s different. If I notice positive changes, who knows?, I might it extend it. After all, my veganism started as a two-week “experiment”—though from a solid base of 10-plus years as a low-fat vegetarian.

The timing is good too since I have a chess tournament coming up next weekend. By then, I should be done with the inevitable headache. It’ll be interesting not to be nursing that bottomless mug of coffee throughout the battle. Wish me luck (on both counts). :)

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