Arrr, matey, I've passed the point of no return. I'm still on Pacific time, still wide awake at 3:30 AM, the Olympics are on NBC (reruns, in case I missed anything), AND I've got cramps.
I'm sorry, too much information.
Ken has to get up in an hour, so if I go to bed now I would only disturb him, so looks like I'll be getting to bed later this morning. I can't remember the last time I had such difficulty readjusting to a time zone difference. It's such a crummy feeling--wide-awake sleepy! I shall use my insomnia for good, not evil, and write a thing or two.
When we got up Monday morning before Ros left for school (she teaches third grade, by the way), she was making her lunch. She said that she usually takes her lunch, because it takes too much time to go out, and she's usually too busy, anyway. We all agreed that it saves a ton of money, too. She said that if she doesn't have time to make a lunch, she will eat in the school cafeteria...she shook her head and said, "And..it's really pretty bad." We all laughed. She went on to say that they DO have a salad bar there, so that's good.
And what do the kids do? They get a bowl of croutons and put Ranch dressing on them.
I couldn't help it...I cracked up. That is disgusting! Ros said that when she sees that, she'll call the kids on it: "Where's your lettuce?! That's not a salad!" So yeah, that's what some of these kids are choosing for lunch. Fried bread cubes with creamy dressing on them. I know that kids have a much higher metabolism, and that something like that won't necessarily pack on the pounds, but that doesn't mean it's healthy. I guess my laughter was more like horrified laughter. It's funny but it's not! Where are kids getting these habits?? Yuck!
tonight last night that Senator Clinton's top campaign guy, Mark Penn, was urging her during the primaries to go negative on Senator Obama, and to talk about how he doesn't have "true American values," I guess because of his ethnic background, and because he's lived in exotic and mysterious places like...you know, Hawaii.
Senator Clinton refused to take Penn's advice.
Those of you who have been reading me for a while know that I wasn't a big fan of Senator Clinton during the primaries...but you know what? I give her props for taking the high road in this case. She refused to question Senator Obama's values or patriotism or his dedication to his country, and I give her much credit for that. I was actually quite impressed to hear about this.
I was going to write about our book club book, but I'm beginning to be unable to brain.
Time to write an email! Ha!