Monday, March 20, 2017

Random and a Chat

I'm linking up with Stacy for some Random Thoughts on Tuesday.

I've heard a lot of those Ancestry DNA and 23 and Me commercials on the radio lately and seen some on TV, too.

DNA Testing?  Do I really need to know that someone with my DNA tends to get pulled muscles when she runs?  Do I really need to know that I am 0.5% Hungarian?  Do I really need to know that I might inherit hearing loss?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "No.  I don't need to know all that."  Now, if I am ever in line for an organ transplant, perhaps that could change.  I don't know.

But do I really want my DNA out there?  Do I want my DNA in the hands of who-knows?

Again, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "No."  Why would I want my DNA out there in some database for infinity?  Who knows what could happen to it!  Once you've sent your sample off, you're no longer in control of what happens to it, where it goes, or who uses it?  What if I am framed for a crime?  (Yes, I watch a lot of police procedural dramas.)  But I still think that, at this point, I don't need to know.

New Topic
The struggle is real.

You've heard of fat-shaming, body-shaming, cigarette-smoking-shaming.
But I'm here to tell you that Coca-Cola shaming is REAL.

I used to drink 3 or 4 Cokes a day.  My sister still does.  Now I drink one a day, usually, and sometimes even less than that.  But people still give me a hard time about it!  "You drink regular Coke?" they inquire. Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I do.  I don't like the taste of Diet Coke, and I'd rather use real sugar in my Coke rather than too much aspartame.   People like to brag, "I never drink sodas anymore."  Fine.  Good for you!  I love Coke, and if one-a-day is going to kill me, so be it.  I also drink iced tea, decaf tea, and water, so it's not like Coke is all I drink.  Oddly, I don't drink coffee at all... ever!  I love the smell, but not the taste.

New Topic
24 Legacy

I loved - loved - 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.  I watched it religiously.  So when I heard a new 24 was coming out, 24 Legacy, I knew I would eventually have to watch it.  The first episode was after the Super Bowl, and I have been recording them so I'd have a few to watch all at the same time.  I started yesterday, and I've watched 4 episodes so far.  I like it!  Of course, I miss Kiefer, but the new guy, Corey Hawkins, does a great job playing a similar role.  Have you seen it?

Coffee Chat
This week, our hostess asks us
What is your favourite indulgence?

Well, since you brought it up, yes. I love Coca-Cola, especially a fountain Coke.  I read an article the other day about why McDonald's Cokes taste better than others.  It was an interesting read.  But as I said above, only one a day in most cases.

Another indulgence is something I discovered only a few months ago.  Peanut Butter M&Ms.  Not peanut M&Ms.  Peanut butter!  OMGosh, they are so good, and so addicting.  I could get one of those giant bags and eat the whole thing.  I could.  But I don't.  Because that would be, well, piggy of me.

And a final indulgence is getting to take a hot bubble bath, uninterrupted, where I can sit in the relaxing water and read my book for about an hour.  Sooooo nice!  What are your favorite indulgences?

That's all for now!

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  1. I'm with you on the DNA issue. This doesn't interest me unless it has some bearing on my current health which possibly can be fixed, otherwise forget it! I think one day this will come back to bite people. The elitists will take certain DNA markers to deem these people as misfits in society and kill them. Just give it time this will play out. I'd rather drink sugary soda instead of aspartame soft drinks. We do drink diet soda but those with Splenda. It tastes much better than aspartame drinks. We also drink regular sodas on occasions. You won't find me shaming you. The new 24 is good. Corey Hawkins does an excellent job but I loved Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. Are you watching Designated Survivor? Sutherland is featured in this TV show as the president. It's really good. I love peanut M&Ms but I'm willing to give the PB ones a try. It seems I did years ago but can't remember much about them. I guess I need to get a bag to see if I like them or not, doncha think? :) Have a awesome week!

  2. Cathy - Yes! I'm watching Kiefer in Designated Survivor, and I love it.

  3. Oh my gosh PB M & Ms are to die for!!! I could eat the whole bag too. Soooo good.
    I can't believe people feel the need to get in someone's face about drinking pop!! Let people like what they like!! I don't tend to drink a lot because I did have diabetes while pregnant, so I do watch my sugars. But if I wanted one - tough luck to anybody else. *rolls eyes*

    And a Coke, some candy and tub?? Perfect little picnic! :)

  4. I'm with you on the whole DNA thing - and I've always thought the same thing, about possibly being framed for a crime with my DNA...heh! Like you, I watch a lot of police procedural dramas! :)

    YES! I have noticed the whole coke shaming thing going on! My motto is everything in moderation - and I'm allergic to aspartame (and any and all chemical based sugar replacement - plus those that are they are finding all that artificial sweetener is bad for us...go figure!) Anyway, my favorite is Vanilla Coke - though I haven't had any since my surgery November 30th - once I reach my weight loss goal, I'm treating myself to one! :) And one a day is not bad at all - sure beats the alternative!

    I have 24: Legacy in my queue, but haven't watched any of them yet. I never watched the original 24 (I know, right?!) though I did start binge watching when it was added to Netflix. One of these days I'll watch all of them, and one of these days I'll start watching the new one! :) And I LOVE Keifer Sutherland - he's awesome in Designated Survivor! :)

    Ooooh, I have not yet tried the peanut butter M&M's - I'm going to have to see how I like them! Maybe with a future bubble bath... ;)


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