Thursday, November 08, 2007

A fine mess

A big container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge yesterday and left a real mess to clean up. This photo, from sfgate.com, shows the beach across the street from our offices, our beloved Crissy Field. In a way, it's surprising that we haven't had this problem before, with the number of container ships that you see coming and going in the Bay every day. But how on earth could you miss an obstacle as BIG as the Bay Bridge!?!? That's some very bad skippering.

In other news, I read an article in yesterday's NY Times about body weight and life expectancy. As a heavy person, I have always felt guilty that I can't seem to keep off the pounds - society makes you feel that way. On top of just feeling like I don't look "right", some years ago it became common knowledge that being fat will KILL you. Now, a study that "having a little extra weight actually seemed to help people survive some illnesses".. not kill them. There are still plenty of reasons why it's good to lose weight - but gosh, it was still nice to read that "extra fat isn't always deadly".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now if only the truly obese like me
can be glorifed, all will be well
on the planet.
Mr. Olympia,
John