Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, New Research, Septuagenarian,

What lousy weather on Monday, blowing, rain, chilly. Thoroughly yukky. Then my game was lousy as well, so was Matt’s. I guess it was just that kind of day. Snow was a probability but it doesn’t seem we got any. Snow is on the horizon for us any time there are lots of areas which have had the white stuff already.

Story on CBC news, they are now finding it possible to track some Dr. Owenawareness of people in a vegetative state and to obtain simple answers whilst they are in a functional MRI type of environment. It is a pretty horrible thing to find out that some, if not all, such patients have some awareness of their existence. I did wonder, reading the article, whether they are imputing answers that they want to find, like, is the patient in pain, the answer being no which is obviously what they want to hear. The research is being conducted by Dr. Adrian Owen of the Centre for Brain and Mind at Western University in London, Ont., who moved from Cambridge, UK.

Today we go for hearing tests and probably trial hearing aids. Sadly at our ages, one’s hearing degenerates even if deafness doesn’t Harrison Fordactually set in. Matt swears I mumble which is the classic response by people who’s hearing is somewhat impaired. I know my own hearing isn’t as good as I would like it to be. Told you, we are a couple of old fogeys. Trouble is, as my mother used to tell me years ago, one doesn’t feel old, OK things don’t work as well as they did, but I don’t feel any older now than I did 30 or 40 years ago. A good thing in a way I suppose. Just realised Harrison Ford is a septuagenarian too. doesn’t look bad does he? Matt and I both tend to look at people around here and think ‘look at that old person’ when they are likely the same age as we are.

Love mushrooms

Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms

Source: © EatingWell Magazine

4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

These simple sautéed mushrooms work as a quick, weeknight side dish. To turn them into a main course, toss with cooked pasta and a Garlic Rosemary Mushroomsgenerous handful of Parmesan cheese or fold into an omelet with Gruyère, fontina or Swiss cheese.


1 ounce bacon (about 1 1/2 slices), chopped

1 1/2 pounds mixed mushrooms such as cremini, shiitake (stemmed) and portobello, cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 medium cloves garlic garlic,

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

1/4 cup dry white wine


Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until just beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost dry, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour in wine and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Have a great day



  1. I saw an article on this topic this morning. Being in a coma has to be about the worst thing, except knowing that you're in a coma.

  2. When my stepson was in deep coma a couple of years back (motorcycle accident) we told him that his sister was expecting a baby. When he eventually came out of coma weeks later he knew she was pregnant .. he'd taken in our words even though outwardly he made no response to anything we said.

    So ... this doesn't come as a great surprise to us

    1. That's interesting Sue. I guess they are finding out more and more about the human brain.

  3. I have a birthday coming up soon, but am trying to ignore it.

    That recipe looks delicious. On my website I host a ton of recipes from my days of playing Bunco. It's nice having them online so they're easy to find.

    1. I always enjoy my birthday even though the years are piling on. They say the people who have the most birthdays live longest !!!

  4. Sorry about the hearing. At least parts aren't falling off, right?
    Mushroom dish sounds good.
    And wish we were getting snow.

    1. Don't think any parts are falling off yet.

      We haven't got any snow yet, probably soon though.