1. I had the worst knot in my neck that would travel to my vertebrae area and Tiger Balm has been saving my life! I’ve been using this stuff since I was a kid and it’s the best thing for sore muscles, knots, and you name it.
2. I am loving bai right now. It’s an antioxidant infused drink and so good. I’m loving the pomegranate flavor. I bet it would be mighty delicious in a smoothie! Yum!!
3. We watched The Martian and Everest over the weekend. The Martian was really good and gave me a new appreciation for gardening (haha). Matt Damon did an awesome job, as he always does. Everest was full of a great cast and I was already familiar with one of the characters, Jon Krakauer from reading Into the Wild and a few excerpts from Into Thin Air. It was a well filmed movie. It reminded me more of a documentary than a blockbuster. Would I watch it again, no. But I did find it interesting and sobering.
1. You must read this spectacular piece over at the BBC about the complete recreation of the city of Paris at the end of the nineteenth century by George-Eugène Haussmann at the request of Napoleon III. I consider myself a student of history, but I hadn’t the slightest clue about any of this. It’s simply fascinating.
2. So, apparently there’s been a study as to who in the United States speaks the fastest, divvied up by state. Now, much of my beloved family comes from the great state of Mississippi, including my amazing grandmother, but I did not find it particularly hard to believe that folks from that part of the South speak the most slowly, on average. Nor is that a bad thing. I think they also enjoy their conversations a bit more. But the fastest talkers…that would be us, right here in Oregon. I’m not shocked (people who know me certainly aren’t), but I was a little surprised that we beat out the Northeast… (Massachusetts was close behind at #3.)
3. Well, it had to be done, therefore Gawker did it. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has gone through more pizza than any other. Also, Trump seems rather skimpy on the pizza compared to his resources, while Kasich bought something like three pizzas in total. And Carly Fiorina apparently hates pizza. What does this tell us about the future of our country? Yeah, I don’t know.