LOST explained in a pie chart. (Funny)
I don't want to be mean to the people of the Louisiana coast, because I know they are suffering, and this disaster is unimaginable, but I can't help but wonder how many of these God-fearing souls were originally in favor of "drill, baby, drill!" in the Gulf... I was reading an article in the NY Times about how Americans (and to an extent, a large part of the world) have, throughout the history of the industrialized area, always ALWAYS traded safety and sustainability for cheap, fast energy. Hence coal mining disasters, oil spills, and nuclear plant meltdowns. The reason solar and wind aren't catching on faster is because it's more expensive, and Americans would rather have it cheap. Bottom line.
I have done very little of note this week -- managed to get in two good afternoon/DVD workouts, totally unable to get up in the mornings still, and still extremely bloated w/too-tight pants. Have been watching calories a little closer, though. I'm thinking I should hit a very strict, intense diet and see if I can lose weight thusly, giving me more clues to the thyroid possibility (I read, some while ago, the "Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?" and then I followed the 800-calorie-a-day diet and DID lose weight, which meant the answer was NO, it's my total lack of willpower; I just wonder now if I should try again, due to the other symptoms.)
I have managed to gather up a lot of the old coins that have been left to me by various people which have been doing little but taking up space and gathering dust, indicating that I am NOT a serious coin collector. I kept the ones I liked particularly, and have bundled the rest into a bag to haul to the "We Buy Coins" collector shop a few blocks from here. I don't really care if I get much money for them, it would be good if a real coin collector got some joy from them! (The Lincoln pennies could be spent as pennies, I suppose, but I think they're worth as much as two cents each, and the Mercury dimes are definitely worth at least a couple dimes each...)
Time for FlashForward (in mourning)
* * <-- That one was grabbed by accident while trying to get one of the new "dawn/dusk" ones...