I’ve seen a lot of reports on the news the past week about the Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on weight and height. Here’s one online calculator to determine your BMI. I’m in the Normal Weight range. This has been around for a long time; I wonder why it’s getting a lot of press lately.
I’m watching an interview of John Updike on The History Channel, and he appears to be amicable and intelligent. I have a lot of his books but haven’t read any of them; I’ve had the impression of him as being uptight and ostentatious, probably because he’s written critical reviews I have no interest in and works for The New Yorker. I have to stop assuming things; he’s a wonderful talker, being precise and honest in the interview. I think I’m going to get his new collection of short-stories, The Early Stories : 1953-1975.
I bought the following at Costco today:
- Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky. $8.99 U.S. I bought this thinking my parents would enjoy it as well.
- The Footprints of God by Greg Iles. $4.49 U.S. This is a a thriller about "the exploration of religious themes without the usual New Age blather or window-dressed dogma". I wanted a quick read.
- Khaki pants made with "stain fighting technology developed by caring comfort engineers". That’s what it says on the tag! $16.99 U.S.
Yeah, I’m cutting back on my book buying.