Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Giving it up

What comes after NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Well, for me it's NaNoMoDiSoMo (National No More Diet Soda Month). I am giving up artificial sweeteners for one month -- well, I hope it will be longer than that, but I'm going on the assumption that if artificial sweeteners are as nasty and bad for you as I've been hearing they are, than after 31 days I should feel better and not crave them any more. One of the symptoms associated with Aspartame consumption is tinnitus, which I've had all my life but which has lately gotten worse. So it would be nice if that abated some.
It's day 5 of NaNoMoDiSoMo and so far, so good. I'm substituting tea -- hot tea in the morning or on those few days where it's cold enough to drink hot tea in the afternoon, and Honest Tea at other times. Honest tea is not cheap, but it's good and not too sweet like a lot of iced teas are, especially here in the South. Plus there's those cool quotes on the bottlecap from people like Swami Beyondananda ("The bad news: there is no key to the universe. The good news: it was never locked") and Mohandas Gandhi ("An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind") and Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore ("Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.")


Zan said...

Make sure there's no gluten in them either or you won't be that much better off than before.

Pete M said...

Now that novel writing month is over, will you be blogging the NYS crossword again? Or is that gone for good?