Seriously, if you are alive and on the planet, you have stress, it's just one of those unavoidable things. But I now need to keep myself calm too. I find that pretty amusing since I am the queen of 'keep busy enough and you'll quiet the crazy in you' This may actually be a really interesting (and quite possibly distressing) exercise for me because I don't think that I am known for calm, frenetic energy and high energy distraction perhaps, but not really calm. But I'm willing to give it all a good try since it is my general wellbeing at stake here.
Oh, and I forgot to mention my new buzz word -FODMAP. For those of you that haven't had the misfortune of hearing of this before let me fill you in. It stands for - wait for it.....Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disacchaarides, Monosaccharides And Polyols.
Yep aka no fucking idea whatsoever. It's just a bunch of scientific words to torment people with IBS because it basically outlines all of the yummy shit that you will never get to eat again because if you do, your guts will ache and your arse will drop out. End of.
So the doctor has put me on a FODMAP diet, which basically removes all wheat/gluten and dairy and a lot of other fruits, veg and legumes. It is pretty restrictive, and I think it will take me a while to adjust, especially to the lack of bread and pasta - the gluten free stuff is unfortunately not really that tasty. So given that and the need to take more exercise (groan) and the need to stay calm....well I have my work cut out for me now.
Who knows, this could hale a whole new me. A better, brighter me...........hmmm.....who am I kidding? I'm probably gonna be a carb withdrawn cow for months now, I apologise in advance to all that may witness the inevitable ugly that shall soon be upon me.
Already tired of my IBS, I decided to escape it all and went to the movies for an early Saturday Sci-Fi fix. Nothing quite like an escape to the stars to make one forget their problems.
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 121 mins
Unlike other Marvel superhero movies, the Guardians of the Galaxy is about group of five criminals, misfits and outcasts. They aren't rich or successful, they don't have super powers and they're not even on the same page when it comes to what their mission is, but they are an extremely entertaining bunch and a lot of fun to watch as they go from one dilemma to the next in this fast paced, high action science fiction adventure.
Peter Quill, or Star Lord as he prefers to be called, steals a mysterious orb from an ancient site in deep space. The orb is an object of much attention and Quill soon finds himself on the run from petty instellar bandits and worse still - the super villain Ronan the Accuser. With some help from his new found entourage, Star Lord tries to dispose of the orb, stay ahead of his foes and ultimately save the galaxy.
The actual guardian characters are fabulously enjoyable. Vin Deisel voices the darling tree creature Groot and Bradley Cooper voices the foul mouthed Rocket Racoon - both of whom steal the show completely. Zoe Saldana is lovely as the green skinned Gamora, Dave Bautista is surprisingly funny as Drax the Destroyer and Chris Pratt is perfectly cast as Star Lord.
There's a lot to enjoy here, the space scenes are colourful and interesting, the storyline is easy but not too simple and it's just plain good fun all round.
FINAL SAY: A magical pelvis and a fab mixed tape.
4 Chili Peppers