Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Whale fight.

I was walking through the hall when I overheard on the television that the United States is ranked 48th in the world in life expectancy. How in the world can that be possible? I understand that our health care system isn't up there in the top 5, but I never would have expected us to come in that far down the list.

It got me thinking about different aspects of our lives, and how much time is spent doing different things. Work, exercise, socializing, family, food, relaxing. Maybe somewhere along the lines we got it all wrong. Maybe our priorities need to be re-evaluated. Or maybe it just requires some simple modifications to the way we already do things.

Yesterday, we had a nice bbq at Nate and Kate's place, and damn, I don't know how, but Nate always makes the best pork chops I've ever had. We all sat around the kitchen floor and talked for a while, had a few drinks, and Kate broke out a deep fryer. It was its maiden voyage, and how better to christen a fryer than with curly fries? Oh, I'll tell you how.

Funnel-cake battered, deep fried Snickers.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "I'm completely, utterly repulsed. Yet I can't stop salivating..."

Andrew Bird at the Pritzker Pavilion tomorrow. 74 degrees.
Chance of rain: 30%
Chance of awesome: 100%


Simone said...

Wow! Look at you bloggy-mc blogster.

I believe going to Andrew Bird concerts with friends for some music and wine (or whiskey) falls under the category of things that increase life expectancy. So at least we have that going for us. See you tonight!

Martin K. said...

"...the United States is ranked 48th in the world in life expectancy. How in the world can that be possible?"

"Funnel-cake battered, deep fried Snickers."

The answers, they are inside you, Jay.

marthamatters said...

Well, you got me there.