Monday, October 15, 2012


As Mr. H. and I were driving home from a little outing this evening, we heard John Tesh on the radio offering one of his well-researched suggestions. He said if you have trouble with your eyes tearing up when you chop onions, just stick your head in the freezer for a few minutes. We looked at each other, paused for a few seconds, and then laughed aloud.

After several meaningless remarks, we agreed that we wouldn’t be trying JT’s suggestion because we’d rather have tears coming out of our eyes than have “eye-sicles” hanging from them.


Yes, of course. But anything that makes you laugh can’t be all bad, can it?

Here's another one of JT's offerings that's a little more serious:

Did you know you could be spending 40 hours every week doing something that’ll kill you? It’s sitting! Here are some ways researchers say that sitting damages our health:

      • It ruins your sleep! When you sit still for long periods, fluid builds up in your legs. And when you eventually stretch out in bed that fluid travels up to your throat muscles causing them to swell. And that can quickly lead to sleep apnea – where you partially wake up several times an hour just to breathe. Even if you don’t realize you’re waking up – you’re not getting quality rest.
     • It makes your rear end bigger! That’s because sitting puts weight on the fat cells in your rear – causing them to produce twice as much fat, at a faster rate, as when you’re standing. And worse – when we sit or lie on fat cells, they produce more triglycerides, the fat that increases your risk of stroke.

     • Sitting can turn your lungs into ticking time bombs! A study found that sedentary people have more than double the risk of developing a deadly pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot in your lung! That’s because any time you sit, your blood flow slows, and is much more likely to form clots that settle in your lungs.

The fix? Stand up! Experts say that every 20 minutes, you should stand up and stretch your legs for a minute. Also, get in the habit of standing up while doing mindless things, like talking on the phone and texting.

 That’s important to know, but consider this:

A friend gave me a morsel of information last night that tops John’s collection – for now anyway. It seems she had learned that a certain group of people in this country are said to wear “magic underwear.” According to my research, wearing the underwear has strong meaning to those who believe in it and is of great importance to their faith.

Now, I really don’t care what kind of underwear anyone wears, but, in my opinion, labeling it “magic” is going out on a limb. It’s supposed to protect them from evil; some even claim it gives them x-ray vision. Hmmmm...
 I’ll ponder that and get back to you!


Jon said...

I swear Peg, you must have multiple personalities. You can write about anything can't you? Funny, sad or anywhere in between. Keep em coming. Jon

Anonymous said...

JOhn Tesh has some strange information doesn't he? It's fun though. Thanks for this. good post.

sam said...

funny peg. sam

Emily said...

I know the one about hte underwear. Its not safe to talk about it. Emily

luella said...

I like the one about the eyecicles. good post peggy.

charlie said...

magic underwear - I could thing of a few things to say about that but they wouln't be very nice. nice post.