Friday, March 26, 2010

What are you?

There's been this thing about what we eat floating around online for a while. Basically the point is "God took great care in preparing just the perfect foods for us in creation" and "You are what you eat." If nothing else, it's interesting. I like interesting. Plus, I like knowing what my food can do FOR me instead of TO me. :)

If I am what I ate for dinner, I'm sweet and marshmallowy and doused in milk. (Know what I had?)

(I borrowed the graphics from MommyLife)

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% calcium. If you don't have enough calcium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (mo dern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Research shows onions clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. Garlic also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm soooo LA

Okay, I'm not. At all. But you'll see what I mean in a second.

The "sanctuary" at my church is set up a little differently than most churches I've attended. We are all seated in sort of a semi-circle, where you can pretty much see everyone in the church.

As we were singing the opening songs today, I was looking around to see who was there. And lo and behold, I spotted them.

Who, you may ask?


They were at my church. Well, Nick, Kevin and Kevin's wife. I was pretty giddy at my sighting and I could not tell you a single song of theirs. I had heard they were Christians which is cool, but was even more psyched that they were at church. Weird, Christians in church. I know.

But the best part? No one paid them any mind. No announcements, no whispers, nothing. They were able to sing/pray/listen and then leave like normal people.

I guess it's sort of an LA thing, though. Celebrities are often seen out and about and most are usually left alone. Like yesterday, for example.

My friend and I were at one of the outdoor malls and she said she saw Jason Lee walk by. I wasn't sure so we followed him and his kid into H&M. Hey, I had to get a good look! Turns out, it was in fact him. (P.S. He is actually quite attractive when he doesn't look like Earl from My Name is Earl. He also looks like he could be David Arquette's brother.)

Anyway, aside from our tiny stalk-fest, there was no crowd, no pointing, nothing. He was free to bicker with his wife in the aisles of H&M and no one cared.

I think that's one of my favorite things about LA. While it's certainly a superficial town and fame-seekers flock here, by and large most celebrities are given an opportunity do normal things most of the time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vegas Baby!

Last weekend we met up with my dad and brother in Vegas. We didn't get out of LA until about 8:30pm on Friday so we didn't pull into town until after midnight. Thank you Vegas LA. It's always crazy heading east out of LA.

I was all ready for bed when we arrived, but somehow we ended up driving around and wandering around the Aria, just to check it out. No, we did not stay there. We were finally able to go to bed at 3am or so. You can imagine my joy when I woke up at 7.

We grabbed breakfast at the casino. Note to self: never go to a buffet when it changes from breakfast to "brunch"...unless you want Chinese food and fried chicken and do not want pancakes or cereal.

The main attraction for the weekend was a Cubs-White Sox exhibition game.

Normally the Cubs do their spring training in Phoenix, but who wants to spend a long weekend there? (I do not love the desert, but if there are bright lights and the chance to win some money, I can make an exception.)

Here's my dad and brother and I:

It was COLD. Like, wearing a winter coat would not have been out of line. It was probably in the 50s but the wind was unreal. I think I had peanut shell remnants blow into my eyes every five minutes. For about 5 hours. (We were there REALLY early :) )

The Cubs were up right away but then down for most the game, which combined with the cold made it not the most pleasant. However, they rallied for a very exciting comeback and WON! I was pumped. I think it was the first time I've been in attendance when the Cubs have won, so I was even happier than I normally would be.

He was wearing his W shirt, but it was too cold to take off the jacket and show it off. And I forgot to tell him.

We went to the Hoover Dam Sunday afternoon, but do not have any pictures. My camera is dead and Chris' iPhone was about to die, so I had to buy a disposable camera. Did you catch that? A disposable camera. It's been about 10 years since I've used one and didn't realize until we were driving back to LA that I never "charged" the flash for any of the indoor pics. So I'm pretty sure I'll have very dark pictures from there. Oh well.

It was so nice to see my dad and brother, donate some money to the city of Las Vegas and just hang out. Now, if only my dad would have smuggled THIS into his luggage...

See? She even has her own hat!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I have had "write post" on my to-do list every day for the last week and a half. I think I've decided that I'm more of a list-maker than a list-checker-offer.

I even jotted down a few outlines for some posts I was considering. Whilst at work, even. I'm still considering them, but they may not be as relevant or of interest anymore--to you or me. The topics are pretty random.

Like my love/hate relationship with the Metro.

Or how I'm ready to call off this whole give-something-up thing.

Or that I had my butt kicked a couple weekends ago by a bunch of ramp-jumping three year-olds on snowboards.

Or that this girl had a BIRTHDAY a couple weeks ago.

Are you kidding? THIS is my piece of cake? Where's the frosting??

Who knows, maybe I will post about them after all. We'll see if I ever get around to it. By the time I do it'll be Easter. Or the Fourth of July.

It's the thought that counts, right?