Nothing gets you "moving" like moving . . . or eating (but that doesn't have anything to do with this post).
Are you stuck?
Do you feel weighed down by a load that you just can't drop?
Have you got some goo in your gears?
Try running. Running is an all natural, safe, effective way to get your bowels moving. Running is so effective that marathon participants have been known to have a bowel movement on themselves during the race. Now THAT's effective.
Running. Safe, gentle, effective, natural relief from constipation.
Aside: Can I just say that when I went looking for a suitable image for the runner, I found a lot of images showing this guy and the word, "fail." Although he clearly had an accident, he is a far cry from a failure. Personally, I have never run more than 10 miles in a single event: that is just over 1/3 the distance this man ran. Not only did he run a marathon, but when he had to "go," he did not let that stop him.
Is it gross to run in poop? Sure, but this guy was able to finish his race in abhorent conditions and he was only 18 years old. I don't know many 18 year olds who have that kind of determination.
London: Just one rasher of bacon a day can damage a man's fertility, while eating a portion of white fish such as cod or halibut every other day can improve it, researchers have suggested.
The study by Harvard University on 156 men in couples suffering problems conceiving examined their diet and the size and shape of their sperm.
Researchers found that men who regularly ate processed meat had significantly lower amounts of normal sperm, compared with those who limited the amount of foods like bacon, sausages, hamburgers, ham and mince.
On average, those who ate the equivalent of less than a rasher of bacon a day had 30 per cent more normal sperm than those who ate higher quantities of processed meats.
Women have been looking for birth control that men would willingly take; and now we have found it: Bacon is the answer.
Yesterday, I was in Walgreens looking for clear gatorade for my son. He wasn't feeling well and I wanted to hydrate and replenish electrolytes from a drink that would not stain the carpet. I didn't find the clear gatorade in Walgreens (apparently they only carry neon colors), but I did see Texas Rain bottled water (see below). I am a naturally sarcastic person, so a few things jumped out at me when I saw the bottles of rainwater:
1. Texans sure are proud. I bet you won't find a single Texan anywhere drinking a bottle of New Mexico Rain, or California Rain, or New York Rain.
2. Ironically, in Central Texas, we have been in a drought. We need rain. Who knew that we were short because they keep bottling it up in Houston and Dallas before it can get to us?
3. It just happened to be raining here last night. Why should I pay for bottled Texas Rain when I can walk outside and get more than I can handle for free?
4. I considered asking a friend in Arizona to take a picture of an empty water bottle in his yard so I could photoshop a lable that said "Arizona Rain."
While I am not convinced that I should spend a dollar on a bottle of rainwater, at least not while it is falling for free this week, I have to say that I am impressed that they also sell rain water collection systems and they will wholesale the water under your own private label. Somebody out there try a bottle and leave a comment.
Hang on to your Ding-Dongs and hide your Ho-Ho's in a closet because Hostess Bakeries are closed. The famous maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread announced it's closure today after filing for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year. Facing a culture that increasingly values healthy food choices as well as an uncertain economy, Hostess had negotiated an 8% pay cut with their employees to keep the company in business, but unions fought against the cuts and initiated a strike. The massive nationwide strike was too much for the struggling bakery to overcome and the proverbial cake has fallen flat.
According to Becker, most of the company's employees had approved an 8 percent pay cut for the coming year, but the members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union had voted against the reduction and a change in the pension plan.
Becker stressed that lingering pension obligations and other expenses felled the company, and not demand for its products.
The unions, of course, blame Wall Street greed for years of mismanagement, but it was union greed that led to the demise in the last act of this play. At some point, unions have to be willing to make concessions to keep a company alive. Allowing the company to close and lay off over 18,000 workers in this economy was the wrong decision no matter how strongly they believe in their principles.
I waited until 2 pm to visit the local Chick-fil-a for my lunch. I can't say I was suprised to see that the parking lot was completely full. I got in line at the drive through behind 20 other cars; nevertheless, the staff served us all within 15 minutes.
I think the success of the appreciation day and the failure of the liberal boycott is because most people don't mix politics with their food and we don't like to see anyone get bullied for being themselves. I do admit; however, some may have gone to Chick-fil-a unaware like this young lady: