Thursday, February 8, 2007

Fat or stinky, is this a choice??

Officials announced yesterday that they have approved the first over-the-counter sale of a weight loss drug. I eagerly read the news report, hoping that it'd be some miracle drug that cut the appetite, ala Phen-Fen. Or was that Fen-Phen? Without the whole destroy-your-heart thing. Of course it isn't. It's a weaker version of the old drug Xenical. This has a few "minor" side effects. Such as uncontrollable pooping your pants and oily leakage. In fact, that's one of the reasons it works: you stop eating fatty foods so you don't have an "accident." I think a genius marketing person could probably sell a lot of adult diapers if they were placed right next to the new displays of the drugs. Hey, if astronauts can wear them, who are we to turn up our noses (so to speak)? Next, high fiber cereals will chime in with "we make you poop too!". It'll be the poopyization of the American population, which come to think of it isn't too far off from how it is now ...

Last night was more of the same no workout, no knitting, no nuttin' much going on. I'm still coughing up a storm when I try to inhale. At least I got in some stretching and abs work. I wasted most of the night trying to download something interesting from the Apple Store to watch on the long flights this weekend. I bought Prefontaine because I thought it would give me some inspiration for running. It'll probably just intimidate me, but hopefully it'll be interesting on my little tiny iPod screen. I spent literally hours downloading it with my internet connection crashing every 10 minutes or so, and then coming back at snail speed. Thank you At&t for keeping me from being bored. Hey, where's that sarcasm font when you need it?

I won't be posting again until probably Tuesday, when I return from Birmingham. Race report coming up!

1 comment:

  1. eeeewww oily leakage poopy :o( YUCKY!!! I think I'll stay FAT :o)