Several things caught my attention on the news this morning -
The results of a recent study hit the news today. It appears that couples, health permitting, are enjoying a healthy sex life even after they become senior citizens. Apparently, couples between the age of 57 and 85 average intimacy 2 to 3 times a month.
This gives me great hope for my future, especially has my birthday is coming soon.
It does not give me much hope for couples like Jake and Liz - 8 years can turn into 55 before you know it!
The other interesting bit was that "Cinderella Pollution" is a previously unknown aspect of the life of the city dweller.
Cinderella pollution is actually noise pollution - traffic, construction, emergency services - sounds that are a constant in many of our lives.
A few weeks ago it was reported that living within a certain distance of a major traffic artery contributed to heart problems. I breathed a sigh of relief as I live in a gem of an area tucked away next to county land.
And then I remembered the huge highway that runs behind my house. Blocked by trees and only visible at night in the winter - it is still just... there.
And now, the sounds of my environment could be causing damage to my body without my knowledge and/or without any visible sign. The noise, that I usually don't even notice as I am so used to it, could end up killing me.
That is just weird.
I have spent various days and weeks throughout my career studying things that truly could hurt me, my daughter, this city, etc... yet, in the end, I could be killed by noise
However, I hope that doesn't happen until I have enjoyed my senior years!!
Two last thoughts for this Thursday -
- I need a new mobile phone and love Nokia. Does anyone have suggestions?
- The Diva loves pasta with red or meat sauce. I would like to find a good recipe, make it, freeze it in Diva size portions, and have a ready supply. Anyone have a recipe to share?