April 22nd, 2005

Torso

Fly day!

Mom is coming to visit today. Aiyre has therapy till 11am, so mom will arrive after that. I've got to use up some modified time at work, so I'm done at 1pm.

I've had a headache building for the last 30 minutes or so. Ack!

We watched Soul Survivor last night. I was a crappy 6th sense with a sprinkle of horror. Dracula is coming along. They just staked Lucy and plan to meet so they can deal with the real problem.

I've been feeling urges become a farmer. You know, grow stuff, raise animals, etc. Nothing for profit, really just subsistance farming. Is it something in the culture, or is it something specific to me? I've found myself looking at real estate web sites for open land in montana, etc. I find my curent housing restrictive. There isn't room enough, nor sun enough, for gardening. I certainly can't raise animals. Emily has no desire to live 'in the middle of nowhere'.
  • Current Music
    Moxy Fruvous - Michigan Militia
Torso

hmm

I had an idea for nutrition/medical/tax reform. This is it...

Step 1. Take and add up all the nutritional information... ie.. A 4.8 ounce Exotic Blast
Mango-Peach-Banana-Orange from http://www.coffeeam.com/smin.html... has 15% Daily Value of Vitamin A and 15% Daily Value of Vitamin C, along with 130 calories.

Step 2. Compute Nutrition Concentration Value (NCV). (15 + 15) / 130 = 0.23076923076923076923076923076923 or so.

Step 3. Apply a 5 cents per serving tax on items with a value of less than 0.4 NCV. Apply a 10 cents per serving tax on items with a value of less than 0.2 NCV.

Direct moneys from step 3 into federal medical spending. Obviously, the tax rate and NCV would have to be selected based on better data than this example.
  • Current Music
    Moxy Fruvous - Fly
Torso

Gone

Mother left a little while ago. We took Aiyre to the park for an hour or so. After that we rented a movie and got some pizza. Aiyre seemed to have a bunch of fun.

I brought home a 'toy', which I borrowed from Mark Friend. Aiyre really really loves it. Even when crying and such, she stops to watch it.

Before mom left she let me know that my grandfather(her father) died last week. There wasn't a service or anything to go to. They will have a small family reunion in September.

He was my last grandfather. My father's father died back just after college when I was living in Wisconsin. I met Amy the weekend I took to drive back for the funeral.

I have to stop because Aiyre wants to play The Sims 2.
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    sad sad