DailyAfirmation (dailyafirmation) wrote,

The red menace and janitorial nightmare, the mostly social book club being, well, mostly social...

Fight fire without water!

Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux.

The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat.

When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

We were up between 9:30 and 10:00 this morning, and I made us Swiss cheese omelets, along with some toast for breakfast.

Speaking of food, which I often am; I forgot to mention the NPR Story of the Day podcast that I listened to the other day that actually made me buy a product after listening to it.

The episode, called "Kids Love Hot Cheetos But Schools Hate Them," starts off, "If you've got school-aged children you may be aware of a red menace that is sweeping the nation..."

There are a couple of sound bites in this podcast of kids talking about the "banned snack" in their school. Flaming Hot Cheetos are described by a Midland Texas school as "a janitorial nightmare."

The interviewer asks one of the kids, "What's going on with your pants here?"

[Cute, cute, cute sounding kid]: "Today, I ate some hot Cheetos, and they burnin', and I got some on my hands, and I licked on it, and I got 'em red, so I wiped 'em on my pants."

The kids are just priceless in this four-and-a-half-minute piece about "the number one selling extruded cheese flavored snacks in America," and it ends with this exchange:

[Narrator]: "School was out, and out came their contraband bags of hot Cheetos. There was, however, a less publicized health risk that these kids were well aware of." [To one of the kids]: "What would happen to me if ate this whole bag?"

"You might have the runs." [Laughter. And another kid picking up]: "And, uh, your booty might be burnin'!" [Infectious laughter by a bunch of kids.]

Just adorable.

I hadn't heard anything about this "national problem" and have never had any "Flaming Hot Cheetos," so I bought some at my next grocery store outing. I did not eat the whole bag. No booty burn for me!

I created a draft of the S-L event invitations we want to include in an information package for a meeting on Tuesday. Sometimes Word drives me crazy—especially when something you think should take 15 minutes the most, takes an hour or more. Grrrrr!

Book Club met tonight at Barnes & Noble at Southpoint from 7:00–9:00, where we discussed, among other things:

At home, I had the leftover Vegetable Chow Mein from last night, and it was just yum.

Tags: anecdotes, msbc, podcasts, service-learning

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