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Ug, I’m late again! This is really starting to annoy me. While I was working on Xanga, I had the comic up on time, with the exception of twice. Now that I’m on my own website, I have been late twice in the past two weeks! Last week, it was the buildings that slowed me down. This week, it was the interior decorating that got me hung up! Will it ever end? J

I actually enjoy interior decorating. My seats and tables may still look a little stiff, but I find it to be terribly fun to design and decorate a room for the first time. I had to keep reminding myself not to get too carried away with chairs, wall hangings and knick-knacks, because if I ever draw the room again, I need to be able to redraw every little detail that I put into it.

I put a lot of thought into what should go inside a common room for a house that will be filled with enchantments, but how to you portray in one frame that something has been enchanted? Unless I wanted to go in a completely ridiculous direction and start drawing in a hyperbole style, I am unable to devote frame space to showing enchanted objects. However, I know what is and what is not enchanted in the room, and should I draw it again, I will be able to show that things have been touched by magic, simply by drawing the objects different. Phew, was that a run-on sentence? I think I’m beginning to ramble…… One more thing about the design: I wanted the look of the room to be different than the Mosaic’s common room or Purplefire’s bedroom. How did I do?

Well, I want to rant about the double talk of the health industry. Why is that what is bad for you one day is suddenly good the next? One such example is coffee. Now, I don't drink the stuff myself, but I know that there was a time where it was "bad" for you and now it is "good" for you.

Today, we had a health clinic at work. We talked about stress management, nutrition, exercise, and warning signs of a heart attack. Most of the information that they presented I had already heard before or figured out through trial and error.

One of the things that came up in the nutrition talk was that certain things are bad for you when they are not consumed in moderation. This actually just about goes with everything about food. A little chocolate isn't bad for you, but if you finish a one pound of chocolates in a sitting, that is not going to be good in the long run. She also mentioned that you have to look at the portions on the label if you going to look at the nutritional label. I did that on the 20 oz water that I was drinking that the bottle held 2.5 servings. How crazy is that? If you are going to package something for individual sale, wouldn't it make sense to make the whole container one serving?

There was one good piece of advice that was given that I give out to my youth group and other people who ask, and that advice is to start with an exercise program of just walking for a few minutes (or whatever you can handle) and then build up from there. It is very easy to burn out on exercise, but it is rewarding to keep going and see it through.

I hope that everyone is having a good day! I'll rant again on Friday.