Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

Words. Words. Words.

The weekend didn’t go quite as I’d hoped. I had pretty heavily over-caffeinated by Friday and felt like crap. It’s a fine line between keeping the caffeine induced migraines at bay (by using caffeine) and becoming too dehydrated and sleep-interrupted. I’ve also noticed that to have a 2500 word day, I can’t take mornings off. I need to get 800-1200 in before lunch to have chance. I hit 20K yesterday. That makes 40% of my writing done with 33% of the month gone.

Of interest in light of NaNoWriMo:
Writing: Write or Die Makes Sure You Keep Churning Out Words

Been enjoying MTV Music, but I really wish they had a playlist feature. And many more videos.

For the ASU kid:
Is Chronic Inflammation the Key to Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer?: Scientific American

And this is the sort of thing that makes me lean toward libertarianism:
Bake Sales Fall Victim to Push for Healthier Foods – NYTimes.com
Honestly, junk food probably shouldn’t have ever been let into schools. There is a level of stewardship that schools should maintain in regards to the children that attend those schools. Provide them with healthy lunch options. Lunch options that taste good and student might eat is a plus, but providing vending machines probably isn’t a great idea. I imagine that vending machines and a la carte deserts were meant to please kids and add some revenue to the school’s lunch programs. But I don’t see this as a genie that can’t be rebottled. Remove vending machines and, as a school, only sell kids the foods you want to see them eating. What kids bring in is their own business (and the business of their parents) and the odd bake sale isn’t going to ruin anyone. It might actually be possible to have rules *and* common sense.