I didn't account for all the mental energy expenditure in following along -- as well as promoting -- the big bonus in the first week of the year and into last week that was a couple of links from BoingBoing and one from Gizmodo.
I set out to do a newbie intro to Paleoish and really, frankly, ended up kinda falling flat on my face -- in the sense that I just could not give it what I felt it deserved, and so the 2nd post, still in draft, and everything else is put on hold. Still trying to get back my Mojo, which will happen, but it's not right now. On the other hand, the blog stands, today, halfway through the month with 130,000 visits and 235,000 page views -- so what have I to be funked about?
In place of that, here's just some random bits.
~ Bea & I had what was in the top five dining experiences of my life, Saturday evening. Manresa, Los Gatos, CA, about five minutes from home and we were at the table from 8:30 pm (we like to eat late like Euros on the weekends) to about midnight. As we were leaving, a reader of the blog who I must objectively state is a young, lean, and attractive female, appproached not me, but my wife Bea: "Excuse me, but I read your husband's blog all the time." And so we had a chat with Rachel. Not only was she super charming in her compliments of our appearance, but Bea so appreciated how Rachel so respected her by approaching her first. It was an awesome, classy gesture, and by the way, this is a few times that readers have spotted me in public. Absolutely come and say 'hi.' And so Rachel, thanks. That was very nice of you.
~ Apparently, the reality that cows eat grass has been suspended in Iowa.
The danger of the truth is so great that the Chronicle couldn’t even get Wendy Wintersteen, the dean of Iowa State’s agriculture school, to go anywhere near it. When asked whether cows evolved to eat grass, she replied, “I don’t have an opinion on that statement.”
What a dipshit.
~ Looks like Dr. Kurt Harris may be back to blogging a bit more regularly at PaNu. Be sure to stop in regularly and give him the encouragement to keep at it.
~ Yesterday afternoon I was interviewed for about an hour by Hank Garner of My Low Carb Journey for an upcoming podcast. We had fun and I think I was able to get up on a soapbox or two. Forgot to ask when it airs (Update: Feb 3), but I'll be sure to let you know when it does. In the meantime, check out Hank's excellent progress: 62 pounds lost since October. "I have lost an entire Justin Bieber," says Hank. Laf.
~ And speaking of making progress, Social Media Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, CEO, Speaker, Consultant & Adventurist Peter Shankman began following my Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago, and we've gotten to chatting about his goal to over this next year to lose a bunch of weight and get to 10% body fat, and he's doing it in a very open way on a new blog. Way to make yourself accountable. He's taken off over 6 pounds so far in the new year, and while he's getting a lot of good advice in comments on his weight loss blog from myself & others, also some not so good advice, so I'm sure Peter would appreciate any decent advice any of you might wish to extend.
~ Pretty telling chart that J. Stanton of GNOLLS.ORG put together right here: The Lipid Hypothesis Has Officially Failed. Lot's of other great insight on that blog so have a look around. Here's a suggestion: Fat And Glycemic Index: The Myth Of “Complex Carbohydrates”
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