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On Bulls in China Shops, and Famous People Being Pricks

I was seething. I was furious. And I was even more furious that I was furious. Agh, this is so bloody irrational of me, I can't believe I'm getting bent out of shape over this.

I'm transitioning into meta-furious. This is both bad and ridiculous.

I had been waiting for a shuttle bus and met two Chinese girls from Guangzho. Pretty girls, very so-so English, seemed like nice people. And as we were striking up a nice conversation, a very awkward guy jumped in to CHAT!!! Let's CHATTT!!!! HEY WHERE YOU FROM WHERE YOU GOING HOW LONG ARE YOU HERE?!?

Now, I can deal with someone jumping in to a conversation. Okay, maybe it's not always great. But you can roll with it. Usually. But not this time.

This time it was the proverbial Bull in the China Shop.

Drop Dead Healthy (quote)

On Mike Dariano

AJ Jacobs was kind enough to be a guest at 27GoodThings.com and through emailing him and reading his post I found the books he's written. How had I missed them ? A funny guy who does a lot of self-experimentation and then writes books about it, that's what I love to read. I picked up Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection from the public library and here are some of my favorite quotes, so far.

On our evolutionary taste buds:

If evolution worked perfectly, healthy food would taste delicious and unhealthy food would make us gag. On Halloween, kids would fill their pails with quinoa and cauliflower. Dairy Queen would sell millions of bok coy Blizzards.

This anecdotal story about how the buff lads and ladies in protein shake ads come about:

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