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Nancy Snyderman Interview

posted: 18 Dec 2009

I've just listened to an interview with Nancy Snyderman, medical doctor and broadcaster for NBC. She spoke about a number of issues from Healthcare Reform in the Us to being honest with yourself about life's lessons and that it's ok to falter on the way. But she rounded off with a number of points that I thought made so much sense I wanted to pass them on.

  • Eat a little chocolate and drink a little red wine - your day will be a little bit better
  • Get out of bed and put your pants on one leg at a time - have a passion for what you do each day
  • Use what you need and leave the rest - that's true for food, water, in fact anything
  • Don't ever smoke - it's the only product that when used as intended will kill you
  • Drink in moderation
  • Surround yourself with good friends
  • And give back

You can hear the interview here: med.stanford.edu/121/2009/snyderman.html

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Spelling weirdness

posted: 10 Jun 2009

I first saw this a few years ago, but receiving it again today, it still amazes me!

"Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!"

Now I don't know if Cambridge University really did do some research, but research or no it's still pretty cool.

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Made me laugh

posted: 16 Mar 2008

Just watching a show where they follow a guy looking to get fit. He has his body fat measured and the conversation goes:

trainer: You have 26% body fat, a healthy male should be below 20.
him: Is there any chance the machine could be wrong?
trainer: No chance at all. This machine is 99% accurate.

Awesome (well it made me laugh)

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What to implement next...

posted: 11 Dec 2007

Who's got the bug with the coolest plate? I hope they are something to do with development.

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'Tis the season

posted: 05 Dec 2007

To be jolly, well that's what the Christmas song says anyway. And I want to thank the pupils and teachers of St Patrick School (somewhere in the North Bay area probably) for spreading a little bit of that joy to the ferry I ride on every morning.

The ferry in question is the Mendocino, one of the Golden Gate Transport's high speed boats that run between Larkspur (Marin) and the city of San Francisco. With the festive season gathering pace, the boat's decorations have followed suit. This morning, the snowman diaramas have been complemented by paper chains, brightly coloured ferry pictures, candy canes, angels, snowmen, stars and trees.

As a non native, I have just one word to say on the subject: AWESOME

(Oh, and thanks)

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Fake moon landings

posted: 04 Dec 2007

I just got reminded of this, the most conclusive evidence yet provided that the moon landings of 1960's were just a big hoax.

link to exclusive pictures

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Reading your socks

posted: 08 Nov 2007

It was an unusual event, one that was definitely significant on my calendar, one that strangely enough, I'd been waiting for for some time.

With a build up like that, I hope you won't be dissappointed, but today was the first day since I bought them, that I picked up a pair of my socks with the days of the week on, and had the day on the socks match the real day! Yes! Today I wear socks with 'Wednesday' on them.

So nothing to be overly excited about, but it got me thinking, does this revelation say something about me?

The fact that I even care says something, I think, and the fact that I cared enough about this unusual event to blog about it, must say something too. I just don't know what! All suggestions welcome.

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