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.
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.
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?
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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