Sunday, October 17, 2004


I don't understand how the human body works. With little or no effort I am able to gain pounds but when I workout 6 times per week, eat healthy (veggies galore and no sweets), and make sure I drink plenty of water, I can't lose a pound?! At least I have more energy. And I get to walk around at work since I have to go to the bathroom every five minutes from all the water!

Regalos de Silvia

I just saw an interesting movie. It's called "Regalos de Silvia" (Silvia's Gift for my non-Spanish speaking friends) and is about a girl who is clinically depressed and decides that her purpose in life is to kill herself so that others can benefit from her organs. The movie follows 3 people after they receive her organs. It is sad and tragic, yet extremely compelling. She gives her live so others can live and yet the 3 who receive those gifts almost end up wasting the gifts by not using them wisely. I am in no way condoning suicide. This movie is an interesting look at the hopelessness of life without God, that a beautiful, talented young woman thinks her purpose in life is to kill herself. I recommend this movie if for nothing else, to give you something to think about. Warning: it's subtitled, so unless you are fluent in Spain Spanish (very different from Latin American Spanish), wear your reading glasses. I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on this after they watch it.