Posted by Hoyt Smith on November 21, 2007
Turkey shocker! The bird isn’t the culprit when it comes to that post-feast “oh so sleepy” feeling. An article on the Live Science website destroys the tryptophan myth. Christopher Wanjek says what’s making you sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner is any combination of booze, bad conversation and a carbohydrate-heavy meal, but not the turkey itself. Read the whole article here.
Are you doing some holiday traveling? This article from Budget Travel has some great tips on eating healthy at the airport and on the plane. Number one tip: fight dehydration caused in flight “pick snacks that are wet or have high water content. Apples and pears are great because they pack well. Or look for instant soup with 500 milligrams of sodium or less per serving.”
One more pair of tickets to the San Francisco Symphony and Berlioz Symphonie fatastique went out to an early bird on the Commuter Quiz at 6:30 am. Michael from San Francisco was a February baby so he knew that the birthstone that was a favorite of Cleopatra and St. Valentine was the Amethyst. It’s also the symbol of sincerity. I knew you could by that. There’s a new prize Monday morning.
In our Blind Date year Sergei Rachmaninoff launched his 2nd Symphony the same year the RMS Lusitania was launched in Glasgow, Scotland. That was 1906.
I’m off to Shanghai for a quick trip in the friendly skies with my wife (she works while I drink champagne…seems fair). I haven’t been there since before 9-11 so I’m expecting huge changes. Will hopefully come back with some tales to tell and pictures for the blog. I’m planning more picture blogs from past travels to places like Edvard Grieg’s “Troldhaugen” and Beethoven’s home in Vienna.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday.