Friday, October 31, 2008

What Are Bioflavonoids?

Bioflavonoids are flavonoids from a biological source. Hence the "bio". Anyway, they are the same thing.

So, what are flavonoids? They are antioxidants. And antioxidants are good. You hear about it all the time. They are found in foods like dark chocolate, coffee, and other stuff. Bioflavonoids are found in a variety of foods as well and have a lot of benefits. Such as helping the body fight against allergens (things that cause allergies), viruses (things that make you sick), and carcinogens (things that cause cancer).

Friday, May 16, 2008

My LASIK Story

Ten days ago I had LASIK. I really wish I can say that it was the best thing I've ever done and why didn't I do it sooner, but I can't. First of all, the doctor was a disappointment. He's supposed to be one of the best out there so I was expecting a whole lot more. The thing is, I never even met the guy. Not really anyways. I did not get to meet him prior to the actual surgery, which I thought was strange. I mean for something as major as eye surgery you'd think he'll at least take a look at my eyes first. Anyways, so by the time I was brought in to the surgery room I was drugged up on Valium and Xanax, plus I had my glasses off. Basically, I did not see him. I heard a male voice say "hi" and I assumed it was him, but it could have been anyone. So without warning the procedure started. Pretty soon I yelled that my eye really hurt. And the quack of a doctor insults my Asian heritage by calling my eyes "small" and then tells me I may feel some pressure. Well, it was certainly more than pressure. The next morning my eyes were so bloodshot I looked freaky. I went in that day for the day after check up and they said that it will take 2 weeks for the redness to go away. So for the past week and a half I've looked terrifying. I've had little kids coming up to me and asking me why my eyes are all bloody. It's gotten a lot better but my vision still sucks. My vision is hazy and I can't really see in dimly lit places. Supposedly, it could take six months before my eyes fully heal. Six months seem like an awfully long time to wait. Now the best part is this. I went yesterday for my one week checkup and they had moved without telling me. The door was locked. It was dark inside. The sign on the door was gone. So I called the number on the business card and got forwarded to their other office in Las Vegas. The lady told me that they are relocating and someone should have given me a call. Well, I got no such phone call and when I made my appt last week no one told me that they were going to move. What kind of office moves on such short notice?!! Something is not right here. I hope they actually do call me next week like the lady in Vegas said they would because my eye is still red and I still can't see!

Oh, and the question of the day is: I paid an extra $1000 for custom LASIK as opposed to traditional LASIK. Is there any proof that I actually got custom? How will I ever know?


I purchased 2008's Entertainment Book at $9.99 with $2.49 shipping. So it's a better deal than I got last year.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Progress! I Guess...

At least she didn't poop in her diaper and she pooped in the bathroom this time. Almost in the toilet too! So close and yet so far.

This reminds me, we are NEVER getting a dog. Picking up squishy poop is so nasty.

Monday, December 10, 2007

A More Balanced Life

In an attempt to live a more balanced life, I will balance out my complaints with things I'm happy about.

Things I'm really not liking at the moment:
1) Whining children
2) Cold Weather

Things I'm grateful for:
1) It's going to be naptime soon
2) Hot coffee

It's Too Cold

My feet are cold. I've been trying to warm them up all morning but no luck. And it's not even winter yet. *sigh*

Monday, August 13, 2007


Today, August 13th is the day that lefties celebrate their oddity, uh I mean uniqueness. So in honor of the day, here are some lefty trivia for you to enjoy.
  • Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness.
  • While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed.
  • Lefties are also called "southpaws". The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
  • Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.
  • Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
  • During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks.
  • International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
  • They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it. (he,he,he)
  • It is believed that all polar bears are left handed.
  • There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue.