I sometimes feel that if I don't crank out two posts a day, I must have "lost it", whatever "it" is. But I've got the shpilkes and I have to write something.
The end of the week is hard. Wednesday and Thursday are long days for me, and after I put my kiddo to bed Tuesday night, I often don't see her again until Friday night. This isn't cool at all. She start kindergarten in a few weeks, and I'm trying to arrange my schedule so that most mornings I can get her up and get her to school before I go to work. That'll mean getting up earlier and fighting with a cranky kid, but it'll probably be worth it.
I'm a pretty accommodating dad, but there's no way I'm doing this her way---her way is for us to ride the bike to school.
Hmm...that sounds like exercise. I wonder if I can get this one by the spouse? It would mean changing my schedule around more, and being on the road when there's lots of traffic, so I'm not sure it's the safest option...
Anyway, bike or no bike, it'll be more time with the kiddo.
Next topic: some dude has been coming around the comment section, trolling around new and old posts whining about his pet topic, which seems to be micronutrient deficiency. He is demanding that I prove to him that Americans do not suffer significant micronutrient deficiencies.
The data are awfully weak. Some special populations are prone to iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, and a few other little things. Relative vitamin D deficiency is pretty common in northern latitudes. But there's little data that I'm aware of that supports the idea of wide-spread, significant micronutrient deficiencies in the U.S.
This dude cited the recent NHANES data about sugar consumption, but his citation didn't support his conclusions.
Look, I'm not saying it's impossible. This has a veneer of plausibility. We know, for example, that if you're a drunk who only drinks beer and barely eats, you may suffer significant vitamin deficiencies. But widespread? I dunno. If you're going to make that kind of a bold assertion, you'd better be able to back it up with more than just a "but I said it's true!"
Americans may not be malnourished, but we're certainly improperly nourished. We (OK, I) eat too damned much, and a lot of that only moderately resembles actual food. I. Want. Pizza. Lots of it.
But as my partner says, tomorrow, you won't care how good it was.
OK, the thread is open for whatever absurdity you wish to use it.