January 7th, 2005

bear by san

the cool thing about fantasy and science fiction

is the ability to externalize metaphors.

Nothing like being able to turn the drama queen character into an actual vampire as well as a spiritual one. Or to contrast, and let the vampire be the sane and helpful one in the bunch.

(Examples intentionally crude for clarity. You know what I mean.)

And yes, the reason for posting this is that I already have ideas about what twistedchick has commented on here amd koimistress has commented on here.

More and more, the news seems to make science fiction redundant.
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The Daily Kos breaks down the Virginia miscarriage bill.

Go, read, fear.

I'm in line with the suggestion I've seen floated that a suitable protest would be for women all over America to mail the odious Delegate Cosgrove used sanitary napkins and tampons. They are, after all, possible evidence of fetal death.

Or possibly we should take up a collection to buy him a high school biology textbook, so he can understand just how common early miscarriage is. Oh, wait; sex education is the parent's responsibility, isn't it?

Obviously, his didn't do a particularly good job on that score.
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Today is my day to spam this space.

I've been asked a few times what Project Less-of-EBear entails, and whether I'm following a low-carb plan (no; I think they're amazingly unhealthy, and as a former sufferer of chronic kidney problems, you couldn't pay me a million dollars to go back to that country) or doing anything else in particular.

I use my own version of The Hacker's Diet, the world's most practical and flexible weight-management plan. I try to limit processed foods and stick to whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, and natural protein sources. (Dead animal is an acceptable protein source, to me, despite ongoing moral qualms about eating mammals that I'll figure out one day. I like mammals. Many mammals are my friends. It strikes me odd to eat them, but I do it anyway, so far, because I like the way they taste. Someday ths hypocrisy may be resolved--I suspect, when I cease liking mammals.)

I exercise as much as is practical (not much, currently) and I use a nutrition tracker to keep tabs on how many calories I'm putting away.

And I feel vaguely hungry a lot. But, yanno, so do most people on the planet. It's not that much of a hardship, as long as you keep the blood sugar level. (I tend to get hypoglycemic rather easily.)

Fortunately, I really like oatmeal.
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