Nothing important to write - no big political rant. A thought came to me as I just washed my hands. I ran out of soap, so I reached into my shower to get a bottle of Target liquid body wash, (the one with extra moisturizers and shea butter) and poured a few ounces into the Soft Soap dispenser. My hands smell wonderful and feel smooth. However, does this mean they are still full of nasty germs?
Notice how everything nowadays is antibacterial? I wonder if the new generation won't have a strong immune system because they've been disinfected so much. I remember eating dirt when I was a kid. I was also thinking about the anti-germ supplies I have in my cabinet like Lysol that will kill e Coli. The warning says not to swallow it, so I can't put any on my packaged spinach or my ground beef. So what good will it do when I use it in the bathroom, but I eat infected food? I guess that's so my toilet seat will be germ free when I need to run to it 20 times after eating a spinach salad and a hamburger for dinner.
I was also walking by the refrigerated section where Publix keeps the orange juice. Ouch! OJ is really expensive these days. Maybe if they didn't have to make so many different cartons, it would cost less. I mean there was orange juice from concentrate, not from concentrate, low acid, with pulp, with added calcium, with added vitamins, and a new one "orange juice with fiber." I suppose the thought of adding Metamucil to that refreshing morning glass might be a turn off, so they're doing it for us. I'm really not sure I like all this added invisible, tasteless stuff in my food or juice. How do we know the government isn't adding something that will influence our vote? That's about the only way another Republican is getting into the White House in 2008. Anyway, it can't be orange juice any more. Orange juice is juice squeezed from an orange - case closed. So if you start adding stuff to it, it has to be something else.
Calcium is also added into many things we eat, including bread, cereal, and juice. This practice has been growing over the past several years. I think I know the reason. When I was a kid in school, the teachers wrote on blackboards and had to use chalk which is CaCO3 or or calcium carbonate. Nobody uses blackboards any more. Now think about it - there is a very high rate of osteoporosis in the United States and we consume an awful lot of calcium, so what's the deal? Osteoporosis is really from a high protein diet with a lot of meat and dairy products, but if the word leaks out, what are they going to do with all that chalk?
Well, I better make dinner since it's after 8. I wonder if I need to rewash my hands, since I've been typing on my computer keyboard and I haven't sprayed it with any disinfectants lately. (although I am running anti-virus software.....groan)