Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
When thinking about what compounds I really wanted to dissect my mind jumped at a substance that has allowed others to give me loads of grief during my college years. Not a week goes by without someone being on my case about drinking diet sodas and I am sick of it.
“Did you know aspartame causes cancer?” “Don’t you realize aspartame makes you fat?” “Aspartame was used in the making of the first atomic bomb.” “That stuff will kill you!” These are the words I frequently hear from the “aspartame nay-Sayers.” Forget that I AM A DIABETIC, because that is not the real reason for my frustration. What really chaps my hide are people appointing themselves as my personal nutritional coaches, when they actually don’t know anything about this “divine gift to diabetics everywhere” themselves. I want to shut them up with some cold hard facts and only you can help me Dr. Macedone. I want to know what makes up this flakey white sugar substitute. I want to know what if anything could ever be dangerous within this substance that sprinkles over my cheerios like a light snowfall on a Christmas morning. I crave the knowledge I need to debunk the myth that aspartame is bad and dangerous for my body! Please help me sir!
Jordan Mulford, aka “Astounded at Aspartame
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I just thought i would tune into the old blog for a quick update...today has been one of those wonderful college days that is going to be the first of many in a row...I awoke around 9 am and started doing homework (the best part of waking up). For the next 4 hours i studied chemistry getting prepared for yet another midterm....I actually reread all the material we had gone over this section because heaven knows i didn't read during the semester (I know i am an idiot). At 1 pm i went to Chemistry class and reviewed for the midterm on campus...this was followed by 3 more hours of last second cramming! By this time my mind was mush (and by that i mean ready to take a test) so i decided to go take a 3 hour chemistry test...ahh just got home and looked at my study guide...woops, turns out I missed a few questions on the exam. Oh well no time to think about it...got a creativity final project i better start cause it is due tomorrow morning and i have another midterm to take tomorrow and another to take on Friday!!! In the immortal words of Hot Rod Hundley (former Jazz announcer), "You got to love it baby!"
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Two experiences stood out in the experience as a whole....first my jog to Hypos and secondly my visit to Nain.
First, i took some of my freetime on the last day in the Galilee to jog to some ancient ruins, a city called Hypos, that is fixed a top an overlook above the sea of Galilee. It took me some time to fog up the steep winding roads but i did not mind because the view atop the mount was beautiful...on the top of the "mountain" i was able to ponder my life and the Savior's life. I came away feeling more faithful than i have felt in some time...I know that God listens to our prayers and that he loves us...I know that the Lord will hear us and work with us to help us overcome our sins and shortcomings so that we can be better and one day return to live with him as eternal families. It is his work and his glory. After my time at the ruins I began my descent. As i jogged down the roads and looked down over the sea of Galilee, Jesus' hood, my ipod played Onward Christian Soldiers. It dawned on me that this was a neat experience and i began let out a few mighty yawps and whoops...as load as i could!!! The jog down was much easier and faster.
Second, I had a cool expeirence at a small modest church, different than most here, that celebrated the story of the widow of Nain. I learned insights from my professors regarding Jesus' compassion for this particular widow whos son had just died. Emotion ran through me as a thought about my mother who was widowed and i thought about the compassion the Savior had shown my family and me. I than was overcome with guilt for all the little miracles i had turned from by sinning, by laziness, by ingratitude, by selfishness and i resolved to be a better person for the Savior!!! I want to be clean and always show my God that i am willing to do what it takes to earn his mercy! I feel my heart changing...Let us all take it upon ourselves to walk a little straighter, to lengthen our stride, and to be just a little better.
Well i love you all...I know this is a more serious blog and i hope that is okay...know worries there are plenty of funny blogs ahead of us!