This is something that I saw on Digg.com. I know that it is on YouTube, but I was too lazy to go and find it there.
I have high blood pressure. In fact, at one time very recently it was 190/120. I have decided to limit my caffeine intake in a big way. I used to allow myself four or five cans of Arizona Ice Tea and one cup of coffee a week. I cut out the coffee completely and scaled back the Arizona to two cans a week.
Well today was one of my Arizona days and I picked up the Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey (The kind with the Apple Juice is the best, but the store I went to didn’t have any) and I noticed a type that I have never seen before: Black Tea with Ginseng and Honey. I drank the Black Tea with my lunch and thought that it was pretty good but the taste wasn’t any spectacular enough for me to go out of my way to buy it again.
About 40 minutes later I started to get really jittery and my heart was beating really fast. At first I thought that I was having a panic attack, but as my panic started to rise I looked over at the Black Tea and noticed that it is called The Original Energy Drink. Now I don’t know if all Arizona Ice Tea is subtitled The Original Energy Drink, but I know now to avoid the Black Tea and maybe in the future actually read the label of what I’m buying. The worst part is that I feel so achy and bad, that I didn’t even finish the Black Tea and I’m leery about the Green Tea.
Lucky for me, they also have a line of Caffeine-Free drinks.
I was checking one of the many email addresses that I have (one of the drawbacks with having your own New Media presence is that you have to have more than one email address) and I got something from Stickam. For those of you who don’t know, Stickam is an “All-In-One Multimedia Tool” and according to their website ” Stickam™ allows you to easily place streaming video, slide show, music, and live video chat on your blog and/or web site. With Stickam™, you can instantly play your videos online using just your web browser. There is no software to download, you just copy and paste the Stickam™ Code into your web site or blog where you want it. Your video can be viewed by virtually anyone with no software to install and will play on any operating system including Linux, Windows and Mac.
Sounds great and could come in handy if I decide to redo one of many websites. The only problem is, I don’t recall signing up for Stickam. I’m not saying that I didn’t, but it just made me realize that I don’t pay attention to all of the many sites offering bells and whistles that are out there. I just wonder how people who like to be on the bleeding edge of the Web handle all of their little sites that they may never visit again.
I just ran my fingers through my beard and discovered that I have a zit on my left cheek. Luckily it’s not too noticeable and even if it was, I don’t let too many people get that close to me anyway. I have started taking new medicine, so I’m guessing that one of the side effects must be unsightly facial blemishes. If it doesn’t disappear once my body gets used to its new chemistry, then I will start to worry. Now, I just think that it is funny that I get a zit AFTER I turn 40, when I haven’t one in at least ten years.
I have always been one of those people who believe that the quality of your life is measured by how many good days you have as opposed to how many bad days you have.
Today, I hope that each and every one of you have a good day.