–See, this ticks me off.

What’s particularly interesting about recent research is the revelation that sitting for extended periods of time does significant damage to human health that cannot be undone by exercising. Sitting for several hours each day is bad for you, like smoking is bad for you, regardless of whether you do healthful activities, too.

–Our cruel, cruel reality

How is anyone in my industry supposed to live a long and happy life when our practical means of earning an income dooms us?  It’s all very upsetting.

–Not THIS upsetting, mind you…

The Patch reports that on June 5 an employee at the Bed, Bath & Beyond in Radnor Township found a white trash bag containing an estimated 35 pounds of apparently human vomit near the store’s parking lot.

…but upsetting.

–I suppose a reasonable half-measure would be to start doing some down-time exercising…like yoga, perhaps.  Here’s a story about an extremely flexible man at a yoga festival who, in addition to his appreciation of yoga festivals, also has some other hobbies.

The suspect, who was not wearing a shirt or shoes when he came out of the toilet, was described as a white man in his 20s wearing gray sweatpants, around 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-8-inches tall with a skinny build and black hair.

Police are not sure how he was able to squeeze into the tank or what he was doing there.

Really?  The police aren’t sure?

I’m no detective, but it seems to me that the 6’8″ guy hiding in a porta-potty…at a yoga festival…might practice some yoga.  Just a hunch. (It turns out we have a follow up this gentleman, if you’re interested.  The phrase ‘New Age Porn’ is included in the story, which is always a plus.)

–So we’ve established that my industry will almost definitely shave years from my life and that yoga might be an option to help mitigate…so assuming the yoga works and I can make enough dough in the years I’ve got left, I’ve found another helpful timesaver for when I go abroad.

The aircraft, called ZEHST (Zero Emission High Supersonic Transport), would be targeted at long-haul routes – like Tokyo-Paris or Tokyo-Los Angeles where it could make the flight in less than 2 hrs 30 min, EADS said.

Sounds good to me.

p.s.  I still don’t quite understand how we, as a culture, abandoned the Concorde, which seemed to be a fairly large step forward in terms of time-efficiency.

–Anyway, assuming the tech for ZEHST can be upscaled eventually, I’ve found a pretty cool destination for the next vacation hotspot.  You think I’m joking, but I’m not.

Destination like that one may be out of our reach, but that’s just a function of time.  My guess is that in a few centuries jaunts to that place, and others like it, will be as unremarkable as a trip to the beach is for us today.