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25 August 2008 @ 01:09 pm
Health class is going to be a toughie.  It's never the monstrously difficult or heavy workload classes that kill me; it's always the extremely "easy" classes.

The course material will be very simple.  It's just going to involve me sitting in a chair and holding onto my anger as the Priests of the Coming Fatpocalypse display their scariest wares.  For instance, did you know that over 100,000 people died of obesity last year in the U.S.?  Huh.  Killed by obesity.  As in, the fat around their waste reached up and strangled them in the night?  They died of blood loss from accidentally eating their own arms?  I have no idea where this statistic came from or even what causes of death they're grouping under the obesity header.  Maybe they just put everybody who died last year above a certain BMI into this category.  Look out for the up-and-coming Driving While Fat initiative:  "We reason that you could drop dead at any instant, therefore you should not be on the roads."

I sound all tough and angry about this, but in truth, I'm having anxiety attacks before every class.  Once I get back to the CCT, where all is computers and numbers and there's actually more science than pseudoscience, I always heave a huge sigh of relief.

I just got caught in a torrential downpour, which is still going on.  I've had no caffeine today and the breathing thing is worse than ever, so I'm terribly tempted to just go and have the cup of tea that I reaaally want right now... particularly considering my drenched jeans and shoes.  The humidity seemed to make breathing harder.  I still wonder if it's seasonal.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: William Ackerman - Floyd's Ghost
kenjarikenjari on August 25th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I am so with you on the whole obesity crisis BS. Do you read the blog Shapely Prose? I haven't stopped by there in a while, but I always found Kate et al's writing to be a terrific antidote to all that obesity crap.
Peter: W.W.G.D.?maverick_weirdo on August 25th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where this statistic came from or even what causes of death they're grouping under the obesity header.

They won't say because they don't want people to know that most of those deaths were caused by being crushed while having sex with reallly fat people.
Rainhypnagogie on August 25th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
My former health class focused mostly on Breathing While Slutty. Everyone who has sex is BAD and in mortal danger. And I'm fat *and* I have sex. I hope I survive the hour.
Радаdigitalemur on August 25th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but dying while having sex has gotta be one of the better ways to go, right?
chasesbunnieschasesbunnies on August 25th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hang in there beautiful.
It seems some of those classes are run by "profs" that are not qualified for anything else and unfortunately they use the class as their own bully pulpit.

In some classes I did not enjoy but had to take for my degree program I took note of the amusing bits. If you get any good "pseudo science" you can share with us?

Радаdigitalemur on August 25th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Priests of the Coming Fatpocalypse? Hee! *giggle*

I wanna hear you liveblog your responses to this class. Your anger is AWESOME.
A Joyous Life (formerly Warrior Priest): pic#51765494a_joyous_life on August 26th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Priests of the Coming Fatpocalypse

That's rich! If it were a band I want to see them for sure. Your post brings back some difficult memories from high school---stuff I'd rather forget. My heart (which is working as hard as two thin folks) goes out to you.