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As I cycled into work yesterday, I saw a young fox dead on the shoulder. Poor thing. I took a pic with my phone and thought, “I’ll post about that later.”

And then I got home and thought, “what the HELL is the matter with me that I would CONSIDER posting a picture of roadkill to my blog?!”

My brain is ruin’t.

So look at my coffee cup instead. I got it on Ebay. If you don’t recognize the logo, it’s Traitor’s Gate. Meaning this object is from the House of Commons.

I will be devastated if it turns out there’s a gift shop they sell these in, because I do so want to believe somebody pinched this from the canteen.

p.s. Don’t even ask what I think about the Meghan and Harry thing. I’m only physically capable of so much cringe before I sprain something.


Comment from drew458
Time: March 9, 2021, 9:36 pm

Iodine and magnesium are essential for proper mental functionality. Almost all of us are deficient in both.

Magnesium always exists as a compound with some other elements. Several of them are good only as laxatives or for soaking your feet. There is a new kind out there called magnesium L-Threonate which is easily absorbed, doesn’t mess with your intestines, and can cross the blood brain barrier. This is probably what’s in all those “boost your brain” pills sold on late night TV. Studies show that it improves cerebral plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to create new neural connections. In other words, it keeps your thinker younger. Might want to look into it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 9, 2021, 10:39 pm

Hm. I buy stuff from a supplement company that markets itself for elite athletes. I contend they’re missing a trick by not trapping the “old people who need these supplements more than athletes” market.

Comment from OldFert
Time: March 10, 2021, 1:19 am

I ran a Bing search on “British house of commons gift shop” and there were several that popped up. None had the cup/saucer set but did have mugs.
You might just have a winner there.

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: March 10, 2021, 4:36 pm

My favorite supplement is ashwagandha. I started giving it to my mother for stress and anxiety and after she went into a nursing home I had left over pills. I think it works by putting me in a little better mood and that in turn seems to help with brain fog.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 10, 2021, 7:46 pm

I believe in only natural supplements ideally from fruits or berries which have long been in widespread consumption and thus (to my mind) proven safe and effective. Better safe than sorry, and really, how well proven can the beneficial effects of a recently discovered tropical fruit be? Better to stick to the Devil you know, you know.

So I prefer to stick to Juniper Berries, ideally in an alcohol-based extract.

Note: I have good reason to believe that this is widely consumed in the House of Commons, possibly in the cups shown above, if the tv cameras are on.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 11, 2021, 2:39 am

Turmeric. For the aching finger joints. Helps quite a bit.

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