While I was in the US for the summer, I gained a TON of weight. The scales showed a gain from apx 97kgs to 118kgs (there are 2.2 lbs in a kg so that is about 213 to 260 pounds). I can’t believe it, but we spent more than 10,000 miles sitting in our car eating fast food….arg.
I’ve changed my weight tracking website. I was using fitday; however, I’ve switched to fatsecret because they have an app for my nexus s. It has all the same functionality as fitday except this should make it easier to keep track of what I eat.
…one learns all sorts of new things. Like, for example, everyone knows who Queen Elizabeth II is (the current reigning monarch of the UK and the Commonwealth countries). However, until I moved to the UK, I didn’t know her husband was not the king. He isn’t the king because the king can only be the real king if he was the heir-apparent. Instead, he was given the title of Duke of Edinburgh (if I understand everything right). He is also called Prince because he was the (or a?) prince in Greece.
So who will be next? Well, the current line of succession has Prince Charles, then Prince William. But what happens if William and Kate have a girl as their first child? She is not the heir-apparent (again, if I understand everything). The heir-apparent would be their first male child (I don’t know who would be next if they only had girls).
…one had better go before getting on a short distance sprinter train in the Netherlands. They were designed without toilets because of their short runs. But, the railways has begun positioning pee bags on the trains for emergency use. Is it wise? I’m sure. Is it bad to not have toilets? Perhaps. As a parent, it is a horrible idea. As an adult, I can go before I go and should be fine. But was it really that hard to find room for 1 toilet per train?
Pres. Obama’s jobs bill didn’t pass the Senate. Actually, it didn’t even come up for a vote. But not because of Republicans. Nope…in the house of government controlled by the Democrats (53D and 47R, currently) the bill only got 51 votes. Looks like Pres. Obama needs to have the “pass this bill” speech with his own party.
I had an opportunity to go to Windsor Castle yesterday. I had a great time, except for one thing….because it is so close to Heathrow, there were planes overhead all day long. If I were the monarch, I think I would either fix the problem or ask the government to fix the problem. I can’t imagine having a state dinner or a dine and sleep there and having it interrupted by the constant air traffic.
Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, notable for its long association with the British royal family and its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I it has been used by a succession of monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle’s lavish, early 19th-century State Apartments are architecturally significant, described by art historian Hugh Roberts as “a superb and unrivalled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste”.he castle includes the 15th-century St George’s Chapel, considered by historian John Robinson to be “one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic” design.More than five hundred people live and work in Windsor, making it the largest inhabited castle in the world.