Fidget Away!

01.28.2005

So next time Erik gives me a hard time about being so fidgety and unable
to sit in one position for very long…I’ll remind him of this study:

The Fit Tend to Fidget, and Biology May Be Why, a Study Says

Overweight people have a tendency to sit, while lean ones have trouble holding
still and spend two hours more a day on their feet, pacing around and fidgeting,
researchers are reporting in findings published today.

The difference translates into about 350 calories a day, enough to produce a
weight loss of 30 to 40 pounds in one year without trips to the gym – if only
heavy people could act more restless, like thin ones.

The difference in activity levels may be biological and inborn, the researchers
say, the result of genetically determined levels of brain chemicals that govern
a person’s tendency to move around. It is the predisposition to be inactive that
leads to obesity, and not the other way around, they suggest.

The driver of this SUV does not deserve to live

01.26.2005

Metrolink Trains Collide Near Downtown, Killing At Least Nine

Two northbound Metrolink commuter trains derailed early Wednesday near downtown,
killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100 others, according to news reports.

One of the commuter trains was propelled into a Union Pacific locomotive that was
parked on a side track overnight, Union Pacific spokesman John Bromley said. He
said that the track on which the crash occurred is owned and operated by Metrolink.

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca told reporters that a Jeep Cherokee struck a train
at a railroad crossing near San Fernando Road and Chevy Chase Drive in the vicinity
of Atwater Village. That collision led to a chain reaction that caused one of the
Metrolink trains to derail and smash into the Union Pacific train. A second Metrolink
train was then struck.

Baca told reporters that the driver of the SUV was alive.

One of the commuter trains was headed from Union Station to downtown Burbank,
and the other was bound to Union Station from Moorpark.

I’m still alive…barely

01.19.2005

School is kicking my ass.
So much homework.
21 units at once…who am I kidding?

Today my braces came off.
I ate an apple.
Now I have retainers, that invisible but hurt like hell.
yay!

Today was also Day 1 of the HIV Vaccine study I’m
participating in. I was given a shot, most likely
containing the experimental vaccine.

Matt says I’m a good homo for doing this.
Yay for social responsibility! :-)

Good to know I can count on friends to help with my homework assignments!

01.09.2005

i want chai: i need 33 more words
SquirrelPills: “And as we slip that soulless finger
down our throats, we bark aimlessly at all the meals
gone by, going by again, then finally gone, as if it
used to matter then.