I registered us (not my mother and me, but Robert and me) for Queen City Stomp 2008 today.
I spent a few hours of my day editing today.
I spent no time at the gym today.
|No more crying over onions|
In an exciting breakthrough for cooks everywhere, genetic engineers have managed to create 'tear-free" onions. Chopping onions makes us cry because it releases an enzyme that, in turn, produces a noxious gas containing sulfur, which irritates the eyes. When scientists "turned off" the gene that makes the enzyme, they came up with onions that were the same in every way, except that they could be cut without stinging the eyes.
The new onions won't lose their oniony taste, promises Colin Eady, director of New Zealand's Crop and Food institute. "We anticipate that the health and flavor profiles will actually be enhanced by what we've done," Eady tells Agence France-Presse. "We'll essentially have a lot of the nice, sweet aromas associated with onions without that associated bitter, pungent, tear-producing factor."
Since it will take time to mass-engineer such onions, don't expect them in the supermarket for at least a decade.
~Source: The Week~
|Deadly fruit that kills 10 times more people than sharks|
Falling coconuts kill 150 people throughout the world every year—10 times the number of people killed by sharks.
~Source: The Week~
I made blackened chicken fajita wraps for dinner tonight.
|How to sulk|
Sulking is an emotional strike action. You must never agree to anything, only acquiesce.
Someone thought it would be a good idea to bring a huge German Shepherd into Flex tonight and let it roam around and approach people that 1) might be allergic to dogs, 2) might not like dogs, 3) might love dogs, but not particularly in bars, or 4) thought that the line-dancing floor was for, well, line-dancing and not negotiating around a German Shepherd.
With that aside, it was an okay night of dancing. From an exercise perspective, it was the only exercise I got today, so I'll take it.