Sunday, October 30, 2005

LARD OF THE WINGS: gotta ketchup with this election

National Novel Writing Month - FAQs

National Novel Writing Month - FAQs: "For those of you who did not hear of her last year, the Magical Novel Writing Faerie is what I like to call a muse-for-hire. Last year I started writing 'visits' to people in need, be it help with Writer's Block, a stubborn internal editor, uncooperative characters, or even a celebration that they were needing. After the first few I wrote, people began telling me how much help she had been and thanking me, so I started sending out more 'visits' to whoever asked for them."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

50 Song Challenge - 2005

50 Song Challenge - 2005

Yahoo! Groups : 50songs90days

This is a group whose purpose is to challenge members to write 50 songs in 90 days. Between July 4 and October 1 of any year, in the company of others, you can engage in some harmless songwriting mayhem. The prize is the pride in writing songs that may never have been written otherwise.
Come on and give it a go!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Toxic Granny

Toxic Granny

Warriors often underestimate Toxic Granny's fighting abilities. She can be very aggressive, and because of the deference paid to the elderly, not only does Toxic Granny easily attract allies to aid in her defense, but her foes are reluctant to employ their strongest weapons against her. Prudent Warriors avoid confrontations with Toxic Granny because there is ignominy in defeat and no glory
in victory.

Soups and Salads- Sports nutrition

Australian Institute of Sport - Sports nutrition

soups and salads are key top my diet

NO FRYING allowed

Protein needs

Nutrition Fact Sheet: Protein, Nutrition, Feinberg School of Medicine: "Approximately 10-15% of total daily energy intake should be consumed as protein. Protein needs for sedentary adults average about 50 grams. Growth, pregnancy, lactation, and exercise increase protein needs as indicated in the table below.
Protein Requirements
Infants (0-6 months) g/lb 1.0
Infants (6-12 months) g/lb 0.72
Children (1-3 years) g/lb 0.55
Children (4-6 years) g/lb 0.50
Children (7-10 years) g/lb 0.45
Adolescence (11-14 years) total g/day 46
Adolescence (15-18 years)total g/day 44-59
Young adults (19-24 years)total g/day 46-58
Pregnancy total g/day 60
Lactation total g/day 65
Sedentary Adult g/lb 0.4
Recreational Activity 0.5-0.75
Competitive Athletics g/lb 0.6-0.9
Muscle Building g/lb 0.7-0.9
Maximum Usable Amount: 1 gram/pound body weight"

Nutritional misinformation

Fact sheet on Nutrition for Athletes - Google Search

Nutritional misinformation can do as much harm to the ambitious athlete

and to fatties too

Australian Institute of Sport - Sports nutrition I really like this site

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium: "There is a widespread concern that Americans are not meeting the recommended intake for calcium. According to the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals (CSFII 1994-96), the following percentage of Americans are not meeting their recommended intake for calcium [3]:
44% boys and 58% girls ages 6-11
64% boys and 87% girls ages 12-19
55% men and 78% of women ages 20+

What foods provide calcium?
In the United States (U.S.), milk, yogurt and cheese are the major contributors of calcium in the typical diet [4]. The inadequate intake of dairy foods may explain why some Americans are deficient in calcium since dairy foods are the major source of calcium in the diet [4]. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid recommends that individuals two years and older eat 2-3 servings of dairy products per day. A serving is equal to:
1 cup (8 fl oz) of milk
8 oz of yogurt
1.5 oz of natural cheese (such as Cheddar)
2.0 oz of processed cheese (such as American)"

Overview of Osteoporosis

New Drugs 2004 - Part 2
and scrioll down to Ibandronate (Boniva)

The total body bone mass depends on a delicate balance between osteoclastic action (resorption) and osteoblastic activity (formation). Osteoporosis is the outcome when the rate of resorption exceeds formation–that is, when too much bone is destroyed or too little is formed.15,16

Bone mass increases naturally during early life to reach a peak in the late-20s to middle-30s. Loss of mass then begins to some extent in both women and men; accelerating in women, as stated earlier, following menopause and continuing well beyond the 80s. Reports of women losing up to 15% of their bone mass over the first 5 years following onset of menopause are common. This loss is followed at a slower rate of decline that can lead to an overall loss of approximately 35% of cortical bone and up to 50% of trabecular bone mass.

Boniva increases the bone mineral density (BMD) and reduces the incidence of vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis may be confirmed by the presence or history of fracture or by detecting a low bone mass (BMD more than 2 SD below the premenopausal mean).

Consideration should be given to such factors as a family history of osteoporosis, early menopause, previous fracture, high bone turnover, reduced BMD (at least 1 SD below the premenopausal mean), thin body frame, Caucasian or Asian race, and smoking. These are associated with increased risk for developing osteoporosis and fractures. Their presence may be relevant when considering the use of Boniva.
read the whole article

our family history includes many broken hips

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Google AdSense

Google AdSense
: Blogging Question

the way to learn the software is by doing it

so start with

change hughw36 into something which gives a 404 to find a new subdomain


Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage

and just make choices and fill in the forms

or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance.

gte started and good luck

Hugh W



you may edit a post incuding post date and change the order your blogs appear in

learn to customize templates

like my side bars
add advertisements

I think they make the pages look more interesting too


and use the same look and feel elsewhere

the graphics on
with the layered abckground look very good

but I have not learned all that yet


in the future

is going to be a static home page later on
willnot display in MS IE 6 OK fire fox

Blogger templates have an embedded css file

this search by

needs customising too

I made

but I could not find out how to do the LAPHAM one

google has a blogger search in beta


has paid US $100 in 13 months

38,239 page views

815 click throughs

AdSense payments are made on a monthly schedule as described in our Payment Guide. If your account balance reaches US $100 in any month, we'll send your payment before the end of the following month.

which is my first earnings from writing in ten years LOL

which I posted hereNational Novel Writing Month - Forums - NaNo Technology - Blogging Question

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "he Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932 - 1972) was a clinical study, conducted around Tuskegee, Alabama, where 400 poor, mostly illiterate African American sharecroppers became part of a study on the treatment and natural history of syphilis. "
never forget these victims of racism

Twice the Man BLOG

Twice the Man

I have been blogging my weight loss the last 7 weeks, I am an extremely
obese 36 year man - just went under 400 pounds today. I would like to
see others in my boat post some comments on my blog.

seen in Google Groups :

Friday, October 14, 2005

Awsome Water

Awsome Water: "� One glass of water deters hunger pangs for 98% of the dieters observed in a University of Washington study.
� The biggest trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
� Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
� A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. "

candy blog

candy blog

this blog is dangerous to your health

if you sit and write all day
fruit rules OK :-)


Monday, October 10, 2005


Googlism: "blogger is the quickest and easiest way to post to your web site � no matter where it's hosted � or to create a site from scratch and keep it updated"

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Popular Blogs

Friday, October 07, 2005

Weblogs and rumours sold to Verisign ( "I like how when a weblog has two independent sources on something, it's a 'rumor'..."

Bilingual conversations ( "A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone (probably Meg) who had overheard a conversation in which the two participants spoke in a fluid mixture of English and their native language. Today at lunch, I overheard a conversation between two Hispanic women who were unconsciously switching back and forth between Spanish and English. Much of their conversation was in Spanish, but there were English words sprinkled in and the occasional complete sentences in English."

(the technical term seems to be "bilingual codeswitching").

"bilingual codeswitching" - Google Search

google says
Did you mean: "bilingual code switching"
"bilingual code switching" - Google Search which dropped me into the above blogspace

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Bariatrics: "Andover Village Retirement Community/Miller Health Care Center is an extended health care facility that offers many diverse care options. The Bariatric Program on the campus offers services that have proven to assist residents who are morbidly obese (weight in excess of 100 pounds above the expected for an individual's age, height and build) and dealing with potential complications of diseases that are complicated by excess weight. Our program is designed to meet the needs of residents up to 1000 pounds."

being dicussed here
Google Groups :

bariatrics: Definition and Much More From "The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity."

Bariatrics: Information From "Bariatrics is the specialty of medicine dealing with the surgical treatment of obesity."

See also
Gastric bypass surgery (
Stomach stapling
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Bariatric Survivor

Everybody knows by now that when you block off part of your stomach with surgery, A person can lose tremendous amounts of weight, typically up to 100lbs or more.

What most people do not know is that gastric bypass surgery or stomach stapling, is potentially dangerous and can cost between $25,000 to $40,000 or more in out-of-pocket expenses because many health insurance companies won't pay for the surgery, and even if they do, co-payments and other costs can add up quickly.

That is why only stars like Roseanne Barr and Carnie Wilson who can afford to pay for these procedures have them. Now there is a non-surgical alternative. Zetacap™ works the same way as gastric bypass surgery but instead of blocking the stomach with a staple, it fills the stomach with a natural balloon that makes it virtually impossible to eat! You will feel full all the time. You just can’t eat!

or eat a high fibre diet