Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Peanut Story

The last two weeks have been frustrating and 'trying'. I have been given a few challenging problems in my life as well as the studio. Let's just say, it feels as if an elephant dropped from a plane and coincidentally landed on me. I think the only thing that has kept me going are the words of encouragement from family, dear hubby and students. Ah well, 'c'est la vie', that's life.

Here are other things far more interesting to know about while reading this blog, NUT ALLERGY HYSTERIA....recently a nut was found on a US school bus and some 10 year old kids had to be evacuated. Apparently some schools overseas requires ALL to wash hands prior entering school compound fearing nut contamination. Crazy? Well, get this, one school had children wearing gowns during meal times for fear of milk contamination. Hmmm, I can understand the nut allergy, but milk? Interested about it, click here

Okay, news for love birds out there, DON'T kiss too hard. Apparently, a Chinese woman in China turned deaf after a kiss. Here's what the paper said," The kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear,' the treating doctor, surnamed Li, was quoted as saying, adding the woman's hearing would likely recover in about two months."

And here's today's headline ......... ;P ............ The incident prompted newspapers to dispense kissing safety advice. (Get ready for this) Ahem,.... While kissing is normally very safe, doctors urge people to proceed with caution, the China Daily reported. 'A strong kiss may cause an imbalance in air pressure between the two inner ears and lead to a broken ear drum,' said the English-language Shanghai Daily in a story headlined 'Kiss of deaf'

I still find this hard to believe, and if you don't believe me, click here for the story.

I was watching Oprah the other night, and I was confused with whether the episode was new or old. Why? Well, Oprah looked bigger than her previous shows and I thought she was much slimmer before. Than it came out in the papers Winfrey, 54, has been struggling with an out-of-balance thyroid and how the condition made her develop 'a fear of working out.' She says she's gained 40 pounds (18kg) since 2006, when she weighed 160 pounds (72kg). Here is her story.

Ps Note to fitness queens and kings out there, we have step aerobics in the studio now, so do join us for some crazy moves on the steppers.

See ya later alligators......................