Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scooby Doo pjs

I made Julian some Scooby Doo pajamas. He seems pretty happy with them and the pattern was really fast and easy. Simplicity # 3577 I'm thinking of making pajama bottoms for everyone. I will need to gather hip sizes and leg length.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dr. Oz is missing something...

My mom was watching Dr. Oz the other day and they had this woman on who was stressed out and was taking care of everyone, her husband, kids, elderly parents, uncle and aunt, and at her nursing job, her patients and the staff. She was starting to suffer health problems of her own and gaining weight. They explained the chemical processes going on, that stress causes cortisol to be released and this causes an accumulation of fat. That was all well and good and scientific. But then, at the point where they should have been talking about how she could take care of herself by taking time to exercise and do recreational activities and get some thorough rest and how these things would help interrupt the hormone cycle, they instead said that fat was a sign that she was missing something in her life. WTF? That just pisses me off, it's judgemental, personal and not at all helpful and just the kind of pop psychology bs women get all the time to make them feel like crap.

As H.L. Mencken said:

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple—and wrong.