Cake or Death?

“Cake or Death?”  Hopefully many of you have heard the joke and get the reference.  What this blog is really about though, is the fact that I feel like more and more people, mostly misled by the government and health institutions, would choose “Death” over “Cake”.  Or perhaps worse than death, a life filled with suffering from various diseases.  Give me the choice and I will most certainly choose good all fashioned fattening, sugary, empty calorie cake.

It seems to me though that many people now-a-days are so concerned with not being fat or not giving their kids sugar, that they are willing to choose way more harmful options.  Our society has taught us that if something does not have calories, it must be okay for you.  Give your kids diet cola instead of regular.  Apparently corn syrup, which is merely made from corn, is evil, but aspartame, which causes epilepsy and cancer especially in kids, is an acceptable substitute.  People praise canola oil because it’s less fattening than butter.  What they don’t tell you is it comes from a poisonous plant and has been linked in studies to diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.  So it seems like the people we trust to guide our dietary paths are basically telling us “O sorry, we’re out of cake. You can have death.”

What if, instead of worrying so much about these calories and things, let your kid have a little piece of cake now and then- then send him OUTSIDE to ride his bike or run around until the sugar runs off!  Or if they did well in school that week, maybe they can have some dessert or a soda.  It’s more about moderation!  If you’re still concerned, pick unrefined sugars or use olive oil, it’s still a little fattening but its a good type of fat!  Most importantly, people should just practice self-control.

Progress?

Well I may have, or be well on my way to, checking some more things off my list!  #1 (Stand Under a Waterfall)- it’s hard to say whether or not I can quite mark this off yet… when I wrote it I intended it to mean a huge, natural waterfall in a jungle or something.  Technically, however, the little waterfall by the slides at Adventure Island counts as standing under a waterfall.  Perhaps I shall consider it half done.  As far as “dancing in a competition or performance” or “acting in a tv show/movie/play” I will consider these half done as well.  I danced in a small bar competition which will hopefully lead me to dancing in a music video.  I also appeared in a music video as an extra in a crowd.  So neither of these roles earn my name in the credits, but then again, I never specified that they had to.

I also expect that I will be crossing a few other things off my list after my vacation in a few weeks, so alas, progress is being made… even if it is towards nothing!

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