Saturday, September 10, 2011

To Our Health (Clink!)

I just got home a few hours ago from the annual Woman of Faith conference in Anaheim.  Alana and I went together, and it was so much fun!  The speakers were witty, heart-warming, and hilarious.  We left yesterday morning at 6:30 a.m., and we have been going nonstop since then.  I feel like jello right now.  Neither one of us got enough sleep on Thursday night, and then last night, in lieu of sleeping (like all the other rational "women of faith" were doing), we partied at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney.  We got back to our hotel room around 2:30 a.m., and had to get up early this morning for Day 2 of the conference.  I'll write a more detailed post about our weekend later--I'm way too tired and loopy to do it right now.

Completely off-topic, but I have heard several reports now of studies revealing that moderate drinkers live longer than those who drink a whole bunch
and those who drink very little.  Obviously that former item doesn't surprise me, but the latter does.  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans"Drinking in moderation is defined as having no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men."  I get that this definition is not supposed to be applied as an overall average, but still, holy cow.  I can wash down my scrambled eggs every single day with a tumbler of tequila and not only get away with the title "moderate drinker," but actually live longer as well?  Wow.  Now given that I am a person who likes to maintain a healthy body, this is something that might be worth further investigation.  But I'm thinking that the one-drink-a-day-thing is a little too much of a commitment for me.  I wonder if a once-a-month drink binge will suffice instead?  Because I'm willing to squeeze that into my busy life.  I mean, for the sake of my health and all.    


  1. I'm glad you had a nice time at your conference. Matt recently told me about that study and I was shocked! I was at a local place, drowning my woes in the bottom of a mango skrewdriver when he said it was good for me! When he tried to get up and leave before I was done with my drink, I told him to park it until I was done with my vitamins. LOL

  2. Yeah, it's a pretty popular study. I can't imagine why. ;-) I love the "Park it until I'm done with my vitamins" bit. May have to steal that one! By the way, this is the second reference I've heard you make about a mango screwdriver, and now I officially must try one soon! That sounds so yummy.

  3. The only place I know makes them in a local place here in Stephenville--It's going to be my "woo-hoo, I graduated drink" before we move next year!! But, you could probably get one elsewhere. It's delicious and goes on my list of favorites. For some reason, the local restaurant feels the need to spell it with a K, which sort of bugs me, actually. Despite the bad spelling, the drink is amazing!

  4. You'll bring me one when you come home, right? I'm sure they have to-go cups. Just stick it in the cup holder in your U-Haul. ;-)


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