Life Happens

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.
>> Fran Lebowitz

Life Happens

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A Wish Your Heart Makes

A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through.
>> Cinderella

A Wish Your Heart Makes

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A Long Sleep

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
>> Irish Proverb

A Long Sleep

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Not in Bed

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.
>> Edgar Watson Howe

Not in Bed

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Sleep Until Hungry

Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.

>> Author Unknown

Sleep Until Hungry

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Sleep Distractions

Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet.

>> Australia’s National Sleep Research Project

Sleep Distractions

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Happy Sleep

A well spent day brings happy sleep.

>> Leonardo da Vinci

Happy Sleep

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Sleeping and Resting

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
>> Mark Twain

Sleeping and Resting

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Newborn Sleep

Newborns need about 16 to 20 hours of sleep per day.
>> The National Sleep Foundation

Newborn Sleep

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Pink Slime Keeps Me Awake

Hamburger cooking on a BBQ

Photo: Rich The Greek

Pink slime was served for decades at many fast-food restaurants without anyone knowing what they were eating. McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell (where the hell is that beef anyways?) had used pink slime for years but stopped using the beef by-product in 2011 / 2012 due to consumer backlash.

Originally used only in pet food, pink slime, aka lean finely textured beef, found its way as a food additive, or filler, in beef-based processed meat and ground beef products. Creative business minds found a way to turn what used to be garbage into pet food and later got this soylent pink product into food for human consumption that was used to lower the fat content of ground beef.

The term pink slime was coined by a scientist at the Agriculture Department in 2002 who figured it wasn’t really ground beef. Go figure. It’s only left over meat products (beef trimmings, fat, bloody effluvia, cartilage, sinew and connective tissue) that are heated and spun in a centrifuge so the fatty goo will separate out. The remainder is treated with ammonia hydroxide or citric acid to kill any bacteria, and then it’s frozen into chunks and sold to later be added to stretch that food dollar, or increase corporate profits, depending on your perspective. Continue reading

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