Live and let live


October 2014

Fat: It does a body good

burgerIn my pursuit of shedding some pounds I had the brilliant of idea of forgoing counting calories and measuring appropriate portions and just focused on eliminating the culprit-fat. All type of fats were banned: reduced, low-fat or fat-free labeled. Found a delicious fat-free cookbook and so began my experiment of healthy eating.

Well, about two weeks into the diet, I couldn’t even stand straight. After a few steps the floor seemed to spin before me and the extreme dizzy spells gradually lasted longer. My concentration and focus became sluggish to the point I found the simplest task overwhelmingly difficult. Since this never happened to me before the diet, I decided to eat a fatty meal by adding cheese to it.

Right away I felt so much better, my whole body relaxed and the constant dull headache vanished. Complete wake-up call: Fats are not evil and are necessary for bodily functions. Of course, in moderation and healthy omega fats are preferred, like those in olive oil and avocados. Lesson learned.


Macabre Sculptures by Maria Rubinke

“Dracula Untold” is Expectably Cheesy, But Still Enjoyable


Dracula Untold

Dracula-Untold-poster1Release Date: October 10, 2014
Cast: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance
Director: Gary Shore
Studio: Legendary Pictures, Relativity Media, Michael De Luca Productions
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Genre(s): Dark Fantasy, Action, Horror
Based On: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Rating: ★★★★☆
Review Spoilers: Medium
IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia

Oh Dracula. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is perhaps the pinnacle of Gothic literature. Anyone who studied the Romantic Gothic period of English lit knows that this is a staple story for students. But, now take that book and the story it has and throw it out the window. Although Dracula Untold is based on Stoker’s tale, it is a loose representation and takes on its own rendition of the classic story.

Of course, this isn’t a bad thing. A lot of critics are going to say this movie is boring or it lacks appeal. But as a person…

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