This is a picture of 72,000 sticks of foil wrappers. We had some excess printed in case we ran out. As you can tell, we didn’t run out.
In case you were wondering, 72,000 foil wrappers are pretty heavy, which is why I had Wen and Laura carry them into the conference room when we got them back.
Wen took yesterday afternoon off to spend with her dad. She also got her hair highlighted in brown, here’s a picture of the top of her head:
Wen is very tolerant.
She puts up with a lot from me, and even though she’s in charge of this thing, she lets me get away with taking a picture of the top of her head. Plus, I’m taller.
We have two big events this weekend. Today, Jenny and April are at Living Fitness (used to be called Fitbar), and tomorrow Jenny will be at Promelis in Costa Mesa. She’ll be outside near the coffee bar, so stop by.
We are also looking for a spokesperson, because we’re getting ready to start advertising. Some of the names thrown around are Carol Alt, Meredith Viera and my personal favorite, Michelle Obama. Though I don’t think she does commercials. If you can think of anyone, let me know. Also, if you know Oprah, give her a call. She’d be perfect.
Today we have a new packaging company coming in to meet with us, we have the radio station FISH 95.9, which is a religious station that really draws our demographic, and we have our website guy because we’re updating the shopping cart. So lots of meetings today.
We got an interesting email last night. A group from Mariners Church went on a trip to Haiti, and one of the people on the trip whipped out some Adia at breakfast time to get their daily probiotics. The feedback we got was that it was a great travel accessory for mission trips, as it helps with digestion issues on foreign lands. I’m not sure how well that pays, but it’s an interesting use of the product.
Here’s a link to today’s news story, which is awesome:
It’s the result of a study NASA did on the effects of farts in spacesuits. Intestinal bacteria form two gases, which could be a fire hazard in a closed chamber. I’m not sure you need NASA to figure that out, you just need to go to summer camp with boys in junior high.
NASA did an experiment where they fed two groups of men two different types of food, then someone, who must have really pissed off a superior, weighed the gas they produced FOR 42 DAYS. WORST JOB EVER. The conclusion? More flavorful food produces more gas. So does stress. That’ll be $5 million please.
So, those of you who want to go work for NASA, be careful what you wish for.
The other article is about my favorite Nobel prize winner Barry Marshall:
Barry Marshall won a Noble prize for discovering the bacteria that causes ulcers. Before his discovery, people believed ulcers were caused by stress or spicy food. I remember my mom telling me not to worry because I would give myself an ulcer.
When he came up with his hypothesis, he was roundly criticized by the scientific community. He couldn’t get the bacteria to work on pigs, so he mixed up a batch of the bacteria, drank it, and gave himself an ulcer in 3 days.
Here’s the limit of his dedication. He had an endoscopy done before he drank the bacteria, then he another endoscopy after he drank the bacteria, to prove that he had an ulcer, then he took antibiotics and had a third endoscopy to prove he was cured.
That’s a lot of endoscopies. 1 is a lot of endoscopies.
Have a great weekend everyone! Stay away from spicy food if you’re going into space.