Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bluebird Singin' in the Dead of Night...
Anyone know anything about gallbladders? Anyone? Bueller? That's okay, me neither. Until I learned today is Gallbladder Good Health Day! So I looked up some things about gallbladders that I'm sure you'd love to hear. For starters women are 3-4 times more likely to suffer gallbladder attacks than men. Ouch. What's a gallbladder look like anyways? Thanks for asking, anonymous blog reader who's suddenly very interested in gallbladders. It's about 4-5 inches big and they look like baby eggplants. Or so I'm told. It's located just under the ribcage and liver. The gallbladder is part of the digestive system and it also helps to keep your liver healthy. I'm told apples are particularly good, whereas fatty (fried or greasy) foods are bad for it.
Two of my apartment-mates have actually had their gallbladders removed, even though it's pretty rare for people under 40. To celebrate, I'm making them fried oreos... o:) Treat your gallbladder well today by enjoying a nice apple, or put it to good use by eating something fried.
National Punctuation Day! Which, according to the National Punctuation Day official website is "A celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semi-colons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis." I'm so scared I've used improper punctuation somewhere in this post...
If you'd like to celebrate you can enter the punctuation contest. Submit your entry here. Here's a list of official rules and guidelines:
Write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these 13 punctuation marks: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon. You may use a punctuation mark more than once.
Entries accept through September 30th, best of luck.
Posted by Miss Lori at 1:59 PM