Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
- Lactobacillius Lactis
- Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
- Streptococcus Diacetylactis
- Lactobacillus Plantarum
- Lactobacillius Casei
- Saccharomyces Florentinus
- Leuconostoc Cremoris
- Bifidobacterium Longum
- Bifidobacterium Breve
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Friday, June 8, 2007
- Our arms hang down beyond our knees so we need extremely long sleeves;
- We are very fond of very large prints;
- We enjoy clingy midriff tops (preferably in very large prints);
- Novelty items with pigs, elephants, or cows on them are big favorites, so that we can invite rude comments from strangers; and
- Two words: fluffy chiffon.
Note to manufacturers: these assumptions are not true.
So it was with extreme interest that I came across the LivingXL website, with products designed for plus-sized men and women.
And what do the folks at LivingXL think we need? Let's see: robes up to 8x; super-sized towels; hand-held showers; and the "Big John" toilet seat that holds up to 1,200 pounds. Egads. High-capacity scales. Hmm..a Leg Lifter. Wonder what that does? A "bottom buddy." That's in the personal hygiene category and I don't want to delve too deeply into its use. Large patient gowns--and if you've ever gone to the doctor and had to don a gown that doesn't quite meet you'd see the beauty of having your own. Large-sized life jackets. Don't laugh--I have one of these, for those Hurricane Katrina-like events. I also own an inflatable boat for the same reason, but that's a topic for my other blog. Benches. Picnic tables. Are picnic benches a problem for overweight people? Ah, an airplane seatbelt extender, which you can choose by airline. Travel iron. Uh...fat people need special travel irons? How have I lived this long without realizing that? Oversized clothes hangers. Now that's a great idea.
I'm making light of all this, and admittedly some of the items are pretty strange. But others sound dead-useful, so why not.
On the other hand, let's see what we can do about those orangutan arms that manufacturers insist on putting on plus-size clothing.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
- Japan: $317.25 a week. Favorite foods: sashimi; fruit; cake; potato chips
- Italy: $260.11 a week. Favorite foods: fish; pasta with ragu; hot dogs; frozen fish sticks
- Kuwait: $221.45 a week. Favorite food: chicken biryani with basmati rice
- USA: $341.98 a week. Favorite foods: spaghetti; potatoes; sesame chicken
- Mexico: $189.09 a week. Favorites: pizza; crab; pasta; chicken
- England: $253.15 a week. Favorites: avocado; mayonnaise sandwich; prawn cocktail; chocolate fudge cake with cream
- Germany: $500.07 a week. Favorites: Fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring; fried noodles with eggs and cheese; pizza; vanilla pudding
Remind me to blog sometime about mayonnaise sandwiches. I'm astounded they appeared in England.
There are also articles on "The Biggest Loser" show, a funny first-person by a reporter who undergoes a two-day "master cleanse" fast and lives to write about it--albeit very grumpily, and a "How the World Eats" article to accompany the photo-essay.
A really fascinating issue--check it out.