The first Burger King opened in Rio last Tuesday. I love Burger King and I’ve never understood why they had never opened a restaurant here. So whenever I traveled to São Paulo or any other major state capital in Brazil a pit stop at the local BK was a must! So, today I said a big fuck off to my cholesterol and went there to have a double whopper with extra bacon. It tastes great, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I guess someday next week I’m going to enroll myslef at a health club, something that I should have done last week. My time as a lazy bastard has come to an end! (did I really say that? We shall see…)


Well, my blood test results have arrived and guess what? I’m not so healthy at all. My level of total cholesterol is far from being satisfactory. The HDL (good cholesterol) rate is below the normal and the LDL (bad cholesterol) is way higher than the normal. Well, I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m far from being open-minded about trying new food, so going on a special diet is not welcome. Can I increase the amount of things I eat that supposedly are good to transform LDL onto HDL? I guess so, and that’s what I think I’m going to do at first, besides that enrolling myself in a health club is second on the list (if my budget allows, of course).

Anyway, and the Eurocup, huh? Have you seen Holland playing? They’ve been playing in a very top level and it’s very amusing to watch them. The beat the World Champion (Italy) by 3-0 and three days later the beat the vice-world champion (France) by 4-1. Do I smell championship here? Well, I guess so. If the football Gods allow, we shall see a final between Holland and Portugal. How amazing would that be, huh?

Well, let me get back to my cup of vanilla tea. Fancy some?

What’s up with all those doctors on your TV?

E.R. was the number 1 most seen TV show in the USA for several years, top 3 for other several years. Ever since Grey’s Anatomy premiered, it kind of exchanged place with E.R. for the most seen TV show. And what about House, M.D. ? It’s a top 10 most seen show in American television for the last 2 years.

So, what’s up with all those doctors on your TV? Why is the medicine world so attractive for us that we spend 3 hours of our week watching medical shows on TV? (and I’m not even mentioning those Discovery Health programs) Honestly, I have no idea… If you have a theory, share it with us. That would be nice.