A Ton Of Fun Who Packs A Gun With All Her Other Freight
Kimberly and I have been living over here for about 3 years. During that time, we have flown back to the US and A about 6 times to visit friends and family.
Being away in a different environment slowly changes your point of view.
For example, whenever we land at the LA Airport, we immediately notice things. Firstly, everybody is connected on all sorts of cell phones, computers, blueberries...all talking to somebody. I always wonder what is so damned important that the whole country has to be constantly communicating with each other? Here in Nelson, Kimberly and I have completely avoided a cell phone and have found the quiet privacy to be a pleasure.
Then...there are a tremendous amount of really fat people out there and nobody seems to notice it. Obese humans are so common in the USA that it seems not to be an issue. When I was a kid, there was actually a job being the Fat Lady in the circus. Everyone at the airport or malls is way bigger than the old pro.
When we watch TV in America, many many ads are for pharmaceutical drugs, one after the other. They don't have those at all here. Anyway, one thing I brought over here were my Lipitor pills for high cholesterol. In fact, my doc here switched me to a different one called Lipex.
Now, as you know, Kimberly is a nurse who used to sell products for Abbott labs. She made very good money, but did not really like thee work due to travel woes. Lately she has been studying up on medications and has come to the conclusion that there is a lot of sham involved. She believes that diet and exercise is the answer to good health for most people. A lot of us take meds because the USA is a culture of drugstore cowboys who do whatever the TV tells us.
If you are a loyal reader, you recall my sinus problems which were cured by homeopathy after all the docs and meds had their turn up my nose.
Ok. To make a long story short, we are now off all non-natural pills and remedies. Think about it yourselves. Often the drugs have side effects that are worse than the original disease.
The worst I could do is be wrong in which case I will quickly die of a heart attack. This will make Rick somewhat relieved knowing I went before him.