Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Lots-O-Links

funny pictures
see more Lolcats and funny pictures Don't ask... I just liked this one. Reminds me of my Jazzy Kat. (Curse you non-resizable photo!)

I thought I'd give you some things to peruse this coming week. I'm taking next week off and spending all my time with my family. It will be wonderful and 100% non-work-ish.

I'll be back and posting like the writer-wannabe that I am on May 4th. Until then, check out these interesting tid-bits I've gathered up for you.

Choosing by color may backfire ~ Dr. Mary Dan Eades discusses how many people choose their sweetener by simply looking at the colors (yellow is sucralose, pink aspartame, blue saccharine and green stevia). If you do this too, you really need to read this post. There's a good chance in the near future you could end up with an unhappy surprise!

Corruption within the FDA
~ Surely not! Be still my sarcastic heart! According to one of my favorite bloggers, Dr. Briffa, some insiders are accusing the FDA bigwigs of some foul play.Potential whistle blowers are being intimidated into silence, knowing that once they speak out their professional career will be left in a pile of ashes at their feed. The FDA's motto is “Protecting and Promoting Your Health”. Seems to me they should change it to "Protecting and Promoting Drug Profits".

3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise
~ Yep, it's already time to start thinking about next years cruise. Unlike the last two years, 2010 will be taking us to the Bahamas! Let me say that again... I like the sound. THE BAHAMAS!!! And wow - the speakers for the coming year are going to be *singing* FAB-U-LOUS! Not to mention you'll get to meet some amazing people and make lifetime friends. Last year we had the misfortune of having to cancel just a month before we set sail. I am bound and determined to not let that happen again! So, I plan on being there - do you? I hope you'll join us! You can learn all about it here. Oh, and you only have until May 1st to save your cabin for only $50 each. After May 1st you'll have to pay the whole deposit to save your room.

Low-Carb may be helpful to diabetics?
~ While I don't agree 100% with everything in this article found on the US News & World Report website, It's nice to see low-carb getting the kudos it deserves in controlling blood sugar and helping diabetics live a virtually drug-free life. This is a close to a cure as we've got and it's high time diabetics were aware of the option! Of course, there are those who swear they couldn't live without their sugar, bread, pasta and potatoes. Obviously it's easier to live with an insulin pump or take injections then it is to say "No Thanks" when the macaroni and cheese is passed around the table. *Envision a huge Barney Fife eyeroll here*

Speaking of good 'ole Barn... I want this T-Shirt:

I'm a huge Don Knotts fan, although I'll admit to not liking his Ralph Furly character from Three's Company. He reminded me too much of a guy I knew. :)

Have a great week and I'll see you soon!


nonegiven said...

You got your pinks and blues confused

Jennifer said...

Good info! Hey, Amy, I haven't talked to you in an age it seems. Sorry about that! Did you notice we lost our link withins! They must have quit. Too bad, I kinda liked them.

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

Nonegiven ~ did I? I thought Nutrisweet was aspartame and was in the pink packets and Equal is saccharine in the blue.

Jennifer ~ I know! We need to catch up soon girl!