Life


This whole having chronic headaches thing sucks. I am in some of the worst pain that I have been in and school is only a month away….gulps……Good news, the NHL starts in 60 days and the WHL’s training camp is in 20 days. 

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FDA sets ‘gluten-free’ labeling standards


For someone who has had Celiac for all of their life (me) this is wonderful. I really wish that more things where clearly labeled, especially medicine. I have had medicine where they sworn in places that it didn’t contain milk (another thing that I can’t have) but it did. So then, for weeks/months, I had ear pains along with my chronic headaches! It was miserable!

Eatocracy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration set a final standard on Friday to clearly define what the term “gluten-free” means on food labels.

The new regulation is targeted to help the estimated 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, a chronic inflammatory auto-immune disorder that can affect the lining of the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of these grassy grains.

“Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the key to treating celiac disease, which can be very disruptive to everyday life,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, in the release. “The FDA’s new ‘gluten-free’ definition will help people with this condition make food choices with confidence and allow them to better manage their health.”

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Justin Bieber-a good remodel?


Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Sometimes I wonder, I am the only teenage girl who doesn’t like him? I kinda like not liking the huge popular celebrity who other teenage girls drool over. Seriously. Some might say that liking Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood might be stereotypical of teenage girls too, but I don’t care as I really like (more like love) them. Is there a difference between liking them and Bieber?

Yes.

I am probably going to get crap for saying this, but, even though I do not personally know them, I feel like Carrie and Taylor are better role models then him. Yes, Taylor dates a lot of guys and writes songs about them but she doesn’t get

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

accused of doing things that are against the law. Whether or not he did them or not, it does not matter much to me. He has been accused of and caught doing them before. Bieber, you may be famous but you are not above the law.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Carrie and Taylor are great remodels. Taylor does all she can to interact with her fans. Her and Carrie dress modestly for the most part and all of their songs are appropriate for people of all ages.

I just wish that Bieber would get his act together and not turn out like Lindsay Lohan as it sure looks like he is headed down in that direction.

Technology and Social Networking


Has anyone begin to think about how truly wonderful technology can be? Cell phones, iPods, laptops, etc. Where would we be today without those things? Answer: nothing would be as efficient as it is nowadays and people would probably be having more face to face conversations rather than texting conversations. Letter writing may no longer just be a thing of the past.
While it can be wonderful, it can also be bad. Teenagers now may be writing more in text rather than writing how teachers’ want them to be. Imagine if this problem only got worse. In the future, kids writing essays may write in the form of texting instead of plain writing!
Facebook and Twitter can become problems too. Some people, myself included, spend way too much time on them. I need to get out and see people more, as do others. Social Networking leads to easy internet access and that leads to people being unprofessional and TMI. Some may object to giving over their passwords to parents or employers but I don’t.
People need to be careful with technology and Social Networking. For instance, I am really enjoying writing this on my iPod touch though I shouldn’t be at 1 am. 🙂

Pens, Crosby Reach 12-Year, $104.4 Million Extension


Is it too much for a player who spent the majority of last season out with concussion symptoms? or too little for the phenomenal player he is when healthy? It’s a tough call, for me at least.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the unrestricted free agent frenzy set to begin on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly agreed to terms on a long-term extension with their captain.

According to the Penguins official website the two sides agreed to a 12-year, $104.4 million extension that will keep Crosby in Pittsburgh through the 2024-25 season.

The deal cannot officially be signed until Sunday based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Crosby only appeared in 22 games for the Penguins this past season while dealing with concussion-like symptoms. However, he registered eight goals and 29 assists in that time.

The concussion problems were traced back to two hits he took during the 2010-11 season. The first came during the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals, while the second hit came just days later in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby would not suit up again for the Penguins that…

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Politicians who have made personal mistakes in the public eye (part two)


Sam Adams, the lying soon-to-be former mayor

Finally, Portland’s  very own mayor Sam Adams.

Sam was a recipe for disaster since the very beginning. He had a relationship with an underage male, that he lied about!  I could quite possibly have forgave the underage part, but, the fact that he lied about it makes me very upset with him. Even though I am not a voter, and do not care about politics, I would have not voted for him and would have voted to re-call him. Good news is that he is not running again, he wouldn’t have won anyway.

Sam said that he was not running again so that he can focus on doing his job in Portland. A better job of say that he’ll do something, go with it  for a little while, and then change his mind? That’s what my journalism partner and I did not like about him ad we did our research on the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and re-modeling it. He would set a deadline, then extend it, then do something completely different. It’s like he can’t follow through on one thing, I could be very wrong though.

Not running will have been one of the brighter highlights of his mayor term, in my opinion.