Saturday, January 9, 2010

70 degrees in Baltimore

According to WBAL's weather website it was 70 degrees on this date ONE year ago. Who cares!!! I am freezing, I drink coffee, tea, wear flannel lined pants, wear 3 shirts. BTW, my Ravens shirt is on top. I expect the Ravens to beat the Patriots tomorrow. The average temperature for January is 31.8 degrees. Who cares!!! I am freezing.

Well even though the weather is nasty, here are things I enjoy to cope:
Food - Comfort food you know chili, homemade soups. Lately I have been going to a Vietnamese restaurant in Towson and getting Pho Ga' which is a soup with chicken, the broth is a light chicken flavor. It has rice noodles too, there is a side plate of bean sprouts, basil, lime and hot peppers. You are nice and warm after eating
Drink- Coffee and hot teas in the morning. Sometimes in the evenings a Porter or Stout a heavy beer.
Activities - Sitting by the fire, reading, my last book, Game Over, How To Prosper in a Shattered Economy. Stephen Leeb is the author. The author has a doctorate in mathematics and psychology. Great reading

Man is a creature of habit. Tell me what you like to do in the cold weather. Cold weather according to my definition is the temperature that you are aware of that makes you well cold. So it could be 10 degrees, 30 degrees, 40 degrees or 50 degrees

Friday, January 1, 2010

Brush your teeth - A resolution for the new decade

Maeve Welinsky towers over me. She has pointy metal objects probing my mouth while she chats about her children. She asks about my family. Isn't it funny how dentist ask you questions when you mouth is somewhat crowded with a suction hose, various metal instruments and their hands. I said "ga z om m schz" Translation: "Hannah is home from school". "Ahh" she says "that is great to have children home for the holidays". She continues to clean my teeth and we chat about the holidays. She finishes up and I proceed to the receptionist to make my next appointment.

I look up on the wall and a see a poster of human body from the waist up with lines drawn from the mouth to the various major organs of the body. I commented to Dr. Welinsky about the illustration. She said she was at a conference over the summer and the discussion was about the correlation of poor dental hygiene to major diseases , diabetes , various types of head and neck cancers. She said there was a high incidence of people who had major health issues and poor dental hygiene. Well, I know what I am doing for the next 10 years. Happy New Year!