Do you prefer salty or sweet?

I wish I could remember where I read this article, but the only line I remember is the doctor stating that all he had to do was ask if the patient preferred salty or sweet. Then he would know… Yeah, I don’t remember that part. I got hung up on the salty vs. sweet line and got no further.

If I had to answer at this moment, I’d have to say…yes. I like salty AND sweet. There are times when I crave sweets – cupcakes, dark chocolate…okay, anything sweet. But other times, I need a bag of chips or peanuts. But do I ALWAYS crave one over the other? No, not really.

I asked several of my co-workers about their preference and they all said, “Salty. No, sweet. No, salty….” They were still staring into space when I walked away.

So, what’s your preference? And what do you think the doctor was referring to? If you’re more likely to prefer salty or sweet items, what does it mean?

Of all the things that could roll around in my head causing great indecision and confusion, why this? Why not a deep question,  like how to discover a cure for cancer or bring peace to the world or end hunger? Good grief, see how even it always comes back to sweet and salty?

Please excuse me now…I need to go find lunch. And I’m getting some chips AND chocolate.


I have a new love in my life…

And no, it’s not what you may think.  I have fallen in love with acupuncture.

Last fall I startehand_acupunctured experiencing some pain in my left hand – mostly the little finger and thumb. And then my right hand started hurting. Mostly the thumb area, but do you know how much you use your thumb? Gripping, picking things up, opening jars…

My hands were on fire. They hurt when I used them and they hurt when I didn’t. I tried ice, heat, massage, pain-relieving creams, wearing a brace… I couldn’t imagine what what’s causing the pain. I hit the Internet and read about osteo- and Rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel…

A co-worker suggested that I try acupuncture. I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture and boy, am I glad I did. Even after my first appointment, I felt a dramatic decrease in pain and an improvement in flexibility. I still have some pain, but it is so much better than it was.

The needles don’t hurt and you don’t leak when they take them out. 🙂  It’s actually a relaxing experience and I’m now a huge fan. Because I’m feeling the aches and pains of my age and the abuse I put my body through, I told her that she could put needles anywhere and everywhere. I could be a new woman!

So…if you’re hurting and want to try something new, call Sarah Collins at 206-257-9343. Her website is And yep, tell her I sent you.

Oh, I did go to my regular doctor, too. He says I have ganglion cysts in those joints and I also have trigger finger. But because I’m feeling so much better, my doctor said to keep going to the acupuncturist. An answer to prayer — yahoo!

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