Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Skull of the wild hog that The Hubster bagged while hunting (cigar is Hubs', too).
Well, I took quite a break from blogging, did't I?

It began with an impromptu week off for my birthday. Then another week while I was ill with an arthritis flare. And then I'd kinda gotten used to not doing it and that led to forgetting about it.

So, tonite I vowed to post something. Here that something be. winkwink

I'm all set to begin a new daily health regime, shown above. This is called the Hills Treatment for arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid in the joints. It's basically drinking hot water with honey and apple cider vinegar dissolved in it, 3 times a day; and also 1 tbsp. of molasses 1-3 times a day.

Both concoctions are nothing I'd willingly ingest, but they're bearable. It can take up to a year to see differences and a minimum of 6 weeks, so we will see how long I can keep it up without going nuts about it. I have a hard enough time with my medications, so I tend to push away any other commitments along those lines. But if the inventor is right, it is certainly worth forcing myself to comply. It's based on alkaline versus acid, and when I took a look at the charts of which foods are which, I was like ready to bet my life savings that my body is too acid and that's what too much uric acid is.

I also could be honest and add that the idea that it's not a universally touted treatment among doctors appeals to the rebel in me. Add to that, it won't interfere with my current traditional treatments, so I'd be almost derelict in not trying it. I shall report back when there is something to report.

I've been emailed by a few readers about GOP candidates for 2012, and I've actually formulated some thoughts. One, Herman Cain's been in some convos and I see nothing wrong with him, other than I would like him more if he were just sticking with an economic platform. I am not impressed with any of them that are pushing the conservative social ideals and then just addressing the real problems with broad generic strokes. Needs to be the other way around in my book.

And Gingrich...I am currently not able to get past remembering how he was a serial adulterer coincidentally at the exact same time that he was skewering Clinton for Monicagate. It's just yucky. I'm sad that he's gonna even try.

And then there is the possibility of Trump...The Donald. At first, I was very open to him, as I think he's a brilliant businessman who got caught in bad circumstances and overcame them and learned from it. So I began paying attention, and I also began watching Apprentice again.

That changed my mind. It made me see how fricking ruthless he is, and we already have that now. It's like "Winning!" but without the humor.

I realize these are flippant first impressions, but that's what I got right now. And since the election is a ways off, there is nothing else to go on, so it's really just impressions right now anyway. And, voting for Obama is a possibility for me, too, to be honest, as long as Congress is controlled by the other side. The closer we get, the better off I can assess that risk. There are so many other pressing issues right now, anyway.

I really feel bad for the rest of the world, and then again, I gladly turn it off in my mind after awhile...sort of isolationist, I guess. I'm more Paulian (as in Drs. Ron and Rand) about it, ie, we need to get out of the Empire business. And if we are gonna continue being the Peacekeepers, we need to charge for it. I've been pretty okay with Team OBama's approach to the democracy protests because of this. It's uncharted territory. I may even be at odds with McCain over that no fly zone thing.

At the same time, I enjoyed the latest undercover brother NPR tape of James O'Keefe's. And then the Glen Beck-controlled Blaze critique of it that pointed out several material faux pas. One never knows where it is coming from these days, lol.

And then there is Charlie Sheen. I've enjoyed him most of all. Part of me deeply suspects that this is all a punk on us and a new way for Charlie to perform. The people all psycho-analyzing him and predicting doom...well, it may well end up that way, but those diagnoses all go so well with what those folks sell, too. Kinda lessens the trust factor there, altho Celebrity Rehab is gripping tv at times, fo sho.

Speaking of fo sho. Bo Burnham. Hilarious. That guy is immensely talented. I could and did listen to him for almost an hour. It went by in a flash.

Well, Red Eye is finally on again, so arrivaderci and laterz...