Out and About – Week of September 12th

Five more names of things, because everything has a name:

Agraffe: The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.
Vocabbles: The “na na na” and “la la la” in the lyrics of a song that don’t have any meaning.
Interrobang: When you combine an exclamation mark and question mark (!?).
Columella Nasi: The space between your nostrils.
Armscye: The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn..
I enjoy my coffee with a flavored cream and one packet of fake sugar. You know those little pink, blue, green or yellow packets that contain sweetener. It depends on who you talk to when it comes to whether or not those packets are better for you than regular sugar. I’ve decided to stick with the packets of chemicals, because I’m diabetic and too much added sugars can be harmful to my health. I’m sure you wouldn’t need to look far to find someone who believes that there is no need for added sugar.

There is a big difference between natural sugars and added sugars. Natural sugar can be found in some fresh fruits. Natural sugar is fructose and is not that harmful. As a matter of fact, fruit generally includes added benefits like antioxidants and fiber. Added sugars are found in processed foods like cereal and bread.

Every normal person will consume some sugar everyday, whether it’s natural or added. USDA dietary guidelines recommend limiting added sugar to 5% to 15% of total calories consumed. If you are diabetic and enjoy sweet things, you might want to check with a diet expert and your doctor. I’m sure someone will recommend a light weight piece of cardboard. The kind you will find on that box of Sugar Frosted Flakes. “Bon Appetitte”! I apologize for my French. I was not a fan of Julia Child.

So many people do what they can to impress others. They spend so much time doing this that they end up unhappy with themselves. As one ages, most have come to the conclusion that you can not make someone happy unless you are happy. Here are ten truths that make a lot of sense:

The average human life is relatively short.
You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
Being busy does not mean being productive.
Some kind of failure always occurs before success.
Thinking and doing are two very different things.
You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive.
Some people are simply the wrong match for you.
It’s not other people’s job to love you; it’s yours.
What you own is not who you are.
Everything changes, every second.
This Friday, September 16, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. May they never be forgotten.

Just around the corner, on Thursday, September 22, is the first day of Autumn. Where has the summer gone?

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

Check Also

Out and About – Week of November 28th

The Three Rivers Artists Guild would like everyone to know about their Holiday Art Gallery. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *