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livin' in the sunlight

Title of this entry is part of a title of a catchy lil' tune by this guy. Incidentally, the song also appeared in the first episode of SpongeBob Squarepants.

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Up when the roosters sing their song

If you can believe it, I've actually been enjoying a normal sleep schedule for the first time in many months. I go to bed around 10 or 11pm and wake up, naturally, around 6 or 7am.

Amazing.

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Back to Massachusetts

I delivered my sister to TPA yesterday where she took off shortly thereafter for BOS. Unfortunately she came down with some sort of nasty virus that made her lose her voice almost entirely. I am hoping that I don't catch whatever she has. So far, so good, but as you know (and if you didn't, now you do) a virus takes two to three days to get into your system once catching it. So if I make it to Thursday and am not a sickly mess by then, I'll be all right.

However, just in case, I have my DayQuil and NyQuil at the ready. 🙂

And although this was not discussed, I have the sneaking suspicion she might move down to Florida in the future. It won't be anytime soon, but fiscally it would help her out a great deal. Then again, she may not. I don't know. Time will tell, I suppose.

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Am I a living example of common accepted wisdom?

It is said (although some people think it's b.s.) that you should drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day for health's sake. That's half a gallon of water, by the way. Sixty-four ounces of water is the supposed recommended water intake one should consume each day in order to be healthy, or healthier.

I consume almost that amount of water per day. I don't do it for healthy purposes. I do it because water doesn't make you fat and I drink way more than I eat. This started in my teenage years where I would go thru a case of Sprite (288 ounces) or more in less than a week. Everywhere I go I have flavored water with me most of the time.

Here's what I can say about being a water drinker.

1. I am now properly hydrated.

Drinking lots of water has proven to hydrate me properly. I had what is commonly known as "dark urine" - a telltale sign of dehydration. Now that I drink water often, it's light colored the way it's supposed to be.

2. Burping is now a thing of the past.

This isn't a healthy thing but moreover a social thing. If you drink lots of fizzy drinks, you burp and fart. A lot. I know. I did. These days my gaseous anomalies occur a lot less.

3. I am not as thirsty as I used to be.

If at any point in time you are thirsty, you are dehydrated to some degree. While I don't think it's possible to eliminate thirst altogether, being thirsty less is good as far as I know.

So... I drink water because it doesn't have carbonation in it, it doesn't have sugar in it and it hydrates me.

Works for me. 🙂

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