Alex and I went to see "Balls of Fury" - the ping pong movie. If you like Christopher Walken it is a must see. The main character is just OK, but several of the supporting characters kind of steal the show including the lieutenant from Reno 911 who plays a crazy East German ping pong champion. Alex really enjoyed the movie. Lots of crazy ping pong scenes. I don't know if you have to see this movie in the theater, but I would at least rent it.
If you are a parent of a child who attends public school in Washington, and if you have even a vague recollection of the food pyramid , you probably will have noticed that the lunches that are served in school cafeterias are frequently at odds with the rules of good nutrition. The school is not wrong, however. They have just re-defined words and you are not keeping up. Pop quiz: Cheese belongs to what food group? *bzzz* - wrong. You said that cheese was in the diary food group , right? No! Pbth! How boringly accurate of you. Cheese magically transforms into a protein when it is served on pizza or in a bread stick! I know that you may be dubious, but I contacted Wendy Barkley, RD, who is the Acting Supervisor of School Nutrition Programs in the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and she assured me that it is so. To quote her email to me: " Pizza remains an option for schools for their menus. The cheese on pizza is counted as a protein in t