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.