Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weight Loss, Cyber War,

On GMA today there was a woman, Nancy Makin, who has written a book about how she lost more than a quarter ton of weight. Pictures were shown of her when she was morbidly obese at 703 lbs. and of course how she looks today, although not exactly lissome, she looks marvellous. She has been at her current low weight for 7 years. How did she do it, according to her, by using the computer and connecting with the world. Er, I use the computer and connect with the world, why can't I lose a lot of weight too???? Not, I hasten to point out, that I am anything like the weight she was. Oh well! I see more and more planes are beginning to fly from Europe; what an economic disaster that volcano has been. There was another segment on GMA about cyber war and Richard Clark pointed out that computer hacking by governments could cause similar disasters to this one caused by a volcano, such as paralysing the electric companies or train systems. He says the viruses or malware are in place to achieve such things and says that personal computers are hacked to allow the foreign governments to cause such havoc in an untraceable manner (maybe that's what's wrong with my desktop). He has written a book called Cyber War. Richard Clark is supposed to have been warning about 9/11 for ages before it occurred. He reckons America is not prepared for a cyber attack. Bowling was pretty disasterous for me again yesterday, need to pull up my socks as I have a tournament scheduled next month. I just came across this recipe on Cooking.com this morning and it took me back a few years, we used to make something similar all the time for parties, etc. I must try and find our recipe. Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Contributed By: Diana Yield: 24
Delicious and first to go at a gathering
RECIPE INGREDIENTS 2 cans whole water chesnuts 12 oz bacon 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup mayonaise DIRECTIONS Wrap drained chestnuts in 1/3 piece of bacon and fasten with a toothpick. Place in two foil lined pie plates or cakepans. Mix brown sugar, chili sauce and mayonaise. Pour over chestnuts and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until bacon is crisp. Have a great day


  1. But those who live close to airports loved the silence.

    Losing weight being on her PC? Hell, then I must be Size Zero!

  2. I can appreciate them enjoying the silence, but.......

    You and me both.