Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Worst ‘Date’ Ever

I just had to share my horrible match.com ‘date’ story. We planned to meet for lunch but since my ‘date’ was fasting I suggested Whole Foods so we could get juice drinks. I assumed we would get drinks and then sit down and talk for a while. But nooooooo! My ‘date’ arrives and grabs a shopping cart so he can shop for his fast. At this point the ‘date’ was already over in my mind but I wasn’t sure how to bug out so I suffered through a few minutes of getting my own juice drink and watching him shop while we tried to have a conversation. This ‘date’ couldn’t have ended soon enough for me. Note to men: A date is a chance for you to woo a woman and show some interest. Not a chance for you to get chores done! Thankfully I never heard from him again since I assume ‘date’ number 2 would be watching him clean is toilet.

Since I try to end on a positive note I will add that I did find a new tea while I was shopping and I really like it a lot. So something good besides a funny blog story came out of this ‘date’.

Cat “NEXT!” Cathy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Brain Hurts

There was a time long ago when humans thought the world was flat and a much more recent time when humans thought that you did not create new brain cells during your life. I recently read an interesting article on keeping your brain active and it turns out your brain can and does create new brain cells! This should be particularly good news to those who may have slightly abused this vital organ in their youth.

The most interesting part to me was that new mental exercises were needed to get the benefit. If you do crosswords and that’s all you’ve done for many years you are not getting as much benefit. You need to try a new mental activity to stimulate new pathways and new growth.

As it turns out I guess all my different hobbies have been helping me more than I ever knew. I encourage everyone to try a new recipe, drive down a new street, read a new book, talk to new people or whatever novel things you can think of to get those brain cells a pumping!

Cat “duh” Cathy