Thursday, October 18, 2007

FU*KIN' A!

Everyone including me complains regularly about the avalanche of bad news that we're buried under everyday. Well, I'm here to tell you that there is good news out there. It doesn't often get the headlines and it's not on page one but it's there if you look for it. Take some of the reports on scientific studies related to health for example. Now, I have a background in science and I understand what goes into conducting some of these studies so I don't swallow what they're saying hook, line and sinker. I apply some healthy skepticism and take them with a grain of salt, especially when the popular media is the messenger. But, there is some promising news. For instance, it turns out that coffee is actually good for you when you drink it in moderation. So is regular consumption of alcohol if you don't do it to excess. Meditation, whether formal or informal (as in downtime) does wonders to relieve stress which in turn has all sorts of benefits. Being married (to the right person) reduces heart disease and several other ailments. Sex is good for you (imagine that - must've been a government funded study). It makes you happy, boosts your immune system, lowers your stress level, releases endorphins and burns calories. I love this one...too much exercise can be bad for you. Until they can tell me how much is too much I'm going to hold off on doing any. I wouldn't want to inadvertently cross that line.

Just when I thought the news couldn't get any better for a coffee-loving, alcohol-drinking, sex-loving, exercise-hating, happily married slug like me I find this story on the internet:

Swearing at work 'boosts team spirit, morale'

Son-of-a-bitch! Sounds to me like scientists are beginning to figure out that being a normal person is healthy. A couple of weeks ago I blogged about balance and the dose being the poison. Not exactly a new concept. I'm waiting for a study that says being a Puritan makes your head explode.

If you'll excuse me I have to go curse at a co-worker for taking the last cup of coffee. Then I'm going to sit at my desk and meditate about going home this evening, kissing my darling wife and having a cold beer. After that I'll see if I can get her in the mood to boost her immune system. Damn, life is good.

13 comments:

moooooog35 said...

I heard the same thing, and I'm very f*cking excited by it.

Now, if they'd just break the story that sexual harrassment in the workplace eases tension, I'd be more than happy to flaunt this to get my HR guy off my ass.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

The HR guy is on your ass? Who is sexually harrassing who?

BBC said...

I spotted that news also, and will mention it in tomorrows post. Goddamn right I will. It seems that swearing is second nature in France, I'm in the wrong frigging country. :-)

Hierophant.... Hum, I had to look that word up. Interesting.

Hey, have a great day, hugs.

BBC said...

"After that I'll see if I can get her in the mood to boost her immune system. "

I'm pulling for you, after all, we're all in this together as Red Green says. :-)

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Thanks BBC. Sometimes swearing is just the right thing to do. I think most kids these days learn to swear from riding in the car with their parents. What surprises me is that they don't just pick up the words at a young age but they master the context.

If you're interested in my reasoning for the name of the blog I explained it back when I started. It's in the archives in September. The second post.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

damn right alchahol is good for yoU! it explains why i am healthy as a horse.

so, when will scientists realize that a crack rock here and there is good for you? dont think i will jump on that band wagon.

but know that i curse plenty at work. probably more than my coworkers like. but fuck them and their pansy asses!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

TM, morale must be through the roof where you work.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Let us know how things turn out with the wife.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Prepon, I'll send you a big basket of noneya. As in None ya business.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I am so hurt! :o(

I didn't know you were so stingy.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Prepon, aw don't be hurt. I believe that people who kiss and tell soon find they don't have much to tell because they don't get many opportunities to kiss. Nor should they, the cads.

Mike said...

Can someone define moderation? I think I might have crossed a line or two in my life.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Mike, it's all about finding your own personal balance my friend.