Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The weather in Glasgow (and most of Scotland) last night, resembled something from the Book of Revelation. When I left work, rain and sleet pummeled the earth without mercy - thankfully Paul picked me up so I didn't have to walk home. When we arrived home, gale force winds started to pick up, thrashing rain against the windows. Into the night, I swear I felt my top-floor flat rattle and strain under the insane winds from outside.

In this mornings news, apparently 20,000 folks are without power due to the end of times weather last night. Apparently the strong winds even flipped five "lorries" (transport trucks) over.

In other UK news, apparently Britons are richer than Americans. According to analyst Oxford Economics, the average UK person will this year have a greater income than their US counterpart for the first time since the 19th Century. According to the study, British workers earn £250 more than Americans.

Eh, that may be the case but can someone please explain to me why shoes, jeans, and just about everything else are still bloody expensive over here?!

And in even better news, a little alcohol combined with a healthy active lifestyle may be the best recipe for a longer life:

"A Danish team found people who led an active lifestyle were less prone to heart disease - but the risk was cut still further if they drank moderately. Overall, they found people who did not drink or take any exercise had the highest risk of heart disease - 49% higher than people who either drank, exercised or did both.

When comparing people who took similar levels of exercise, they found that those who drank moderately - one to 14 units of alcohol a week - were around 30% less likely to develop heart disease than non-drinkers. "

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