A few things on my mind.
A) Starting today, I'm going to attempt to go mostly sugar free for 3 weeks. That might sound like a halfhearted sentence, but I'm committed. It means that I'm not drinking sugary drinks (soda/juice) (the occasional DP 10 might sneak in there) nor eating desserts nor candy. I've noticed that I feel bad after I've eaten that junk. It's time to listen to my body. I figure three weeks is good, because doesn't it take 21 days to break/establish a habit? Oh, and on May 22 I'm flying to Europe and I'm sure I will just need to eat some gelato in Italy or macarons in Paris or something. But maybe I won't even want them!
B) I'm going to read the Book of Mormon all the way through in the month of May. I read all of 1 Nephi on planes yesterday, so I'm off to good head start. For some reason, it just feels easier while reading on my phone. And I can still make notes and bookmarks and it's all there, digitally waiting for me anytime I want to read.
C) Things that have crossed my mind that I want to know more about:
- Socks - When did people start wearing them and when did they come fashion statements? I want to know about the evolution of socks. Maybe I started thinking about this while standing in line for TSA and watching people go barefoot through the airport. Ick.
- 3D printing - I want to see one of these in action. Anyone know where I can do that? The latest issue of the Economist really had me thinking. Go read: http://www.economist.com/node/21552903 Some researchers are printing skin and muscle and stuff! That's fascinating.
- Seed storage - I read an article about the big seed storage place in Norway. I don't think I realized that such a thing existed before! I wish I could find the original article, but wikipedia is helpful. I think the article was about a specific country that has some farming threats, and they're packaging up some seeds to send to the Arctic. All very interesting.
That's all for now. Except, did I tell you that I met Gary Lightbody last weekend? It won't be the last time I tell you. I have adored him for years. And I made my dream come true.
Quite an ambitious reading schedule...I can't imagine reading the BOM in one month. But I do think you understand the movements and minglings of the different peoples better the faster you read i -- my fastest was about 4 months.
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