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Monday, November 28, 2005

Liven up, The Coffee is Making Livin' Longer for the Liver

In the news: Coffee is good for the liver. A pleasant bit of news is always a surprise, so when I hear positive effects on health from my favorite everyday beverage, I listen. Look it up. WOO-WOO!

I'm thinking perhaps my liver may outlive me. Of course this morning, I had a mild hatred of making my coffee. I started the coffee maker and forgot to push the pot in, so it brewed the joe and proceeded to overflow, all over the kitchen counter, behind the sink, under the coffee maker and its smaller sibling, and under the toaster oven. All while I was out of the room getting ready for work. Fortunately, it didn't make it past the edge of the counter to the floor between the counter and refrigerator and worse beneath the 'fridge, which would have been even harder to clean-up. As it was, it took me quite a bit of the remaining time I had to clean it, and only got a couple of cups as I did shove the pot in before it had finished brewing/spilling/overflowing. Whee, what a morning.

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At Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 1:38:00 PM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

yes I read it too..everyday they land up a new theory in our laps & we are so keen to lap them up..see?..

& that coffee debacle of yours happens to me with my tea ALMOST EVERYDAY! but fortunately I have a maid to do the cleaning up afterwards...
& two days ago it happened with milk.[ for your knowledge, we get our milk right from the herdmen,who milch them right before our eyes. So we have to boil it up as soon as we get it home...no pasturisation here..:-)]

At Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 9:46:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

A MAID?! Dang, wish I had a maid to clean up after me. As to your first line, are you talking of lapping up the theories or the coffee? I'm all about lapping (well, sipping really) up the coffee (gulping sometimes.)
And Pasteurisation would be exactly what you are doing to the milk; From dictionary.com: Pasteurisation n : partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food [syn: pasteurization]
I think perhaps you've confused homogenization with Pasteurisation.:P
Charles

At Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11:41:00 AM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

actually it is both...lapping up the theory & in lieu of that lapping up the coffee. I am not much of a coffee lover though. It does not work with the climate here. It is Tea that we relish more over this part of the world.

Yes I have a maid...actually two maids & one man servant...

You are right about the homogenization bit...we do pasturise milk at home & then can remove the cream from top after it cools off.In our parts, we use more of buffalo milk[ which is creamier] than cow milk.I some parts, they even use goat milk & camel milk. I use both cow & buffalo milk & also make my own curds[ youghurt] at home which forms an essential part of our diet.

At Friday, December 9, 2005 at 1:51:00 AM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

& anyway..it is no big deal having a maid here..almost everyone has at least one.This is sucha country, where we have human resource aplenty.& we get them at 'throw away' cost.It is a pity, but true.There is so much poverty here, that they work as maids for very little amount of money to avoid starvation.Ppl living below poverty line form more than 60% of the masses.They work as menial labourers & what the men earn they lose in addiction to habitual drinking or rodside gambling called'satta'.The poor women have no option but to work as maids to earn a living for themselves & the kids. At least it is better than going into prostitution.They have altogether a different mindset. They have hordes of children. For them it is not producing ' more mouths to feed' but it is like having' more hands to earn'. These children have no childhood, they go to work as soon as they are able to...No one is there to stop such a massive level of child labour. No one wants to either..not even the govt. If left loitering about, they will become petty thieves or indulge in brawls.They take to bad habits like smoking, drinking or gambling & also serving as paedophiles...
So their parents see to it, that they are employed soon enough, in brick klins, or glass factories or firework factories, match & tobacco factories too! The young girls bring up the children born to their mothers & do house work till they are old enough to follow their mother's suit. They are made to earn enough to get themselves a decent dowry that they have to pay, if they want a 'decent' marriage later on. That means enough to get the groom a motorbike, a color telivision, a refrigirator, a double bed & sofa set, clothes & jewellery & kitchen utensils...
Later on, the 'decent' groom tuns into a lout somhow along the way...& then they start earning again..this time to feed the kids & so it continues...
there is no such a rule as minimum wages here, like you have in the US.So If I pay a thousand bucks to my maid as monthly wages, it is just 40$.& they are happy with it. They have to be..because they are lucky enough to have a job at least. There is no scope for complain for every one gone, there are ten more ready & eager to work for you...
If one tries to pay them more..they are termed as 'Spoilers', a threat ppl wud almost ostracise you for spoiling the maids...
We can give them as much as we want in kind..but in cash..it is a major no- no.
in short, we are to maids, what BPO companies are to Indians here...if that can make you understand better.
It is only a matter of Demand & Supply

At Friday, December 9, 2005 at 1:56:00 PM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

correction:
1.it is equivalent to 20$, not 40

2. they become target of paedophiles

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