Sam's story has stalled a bit - I realized the story had taken a wrong direction and cut almost 14K from it and have spent the last couple weeks wrestling it back along the right path. The remaining scenes are sketched out and now it's a matter of filling in the rest so I'm on the home stretch.
Yet still I'm meh. So I've taken a couple days just to fiddle around with other things. Other than reading a ton, I designed a new icon/avatar thingy for here and over on the Romance Diva's forum, and I've been working with Rae Monet designing a business card and driving her crazy, I'm sure. I finally got them ordered while wondering why I was bothering. (Did I mention I'm feeling meh?)
Knowing I was feeling down, Gizmo Guy suggested we go grocery shopping and buy a watermelon. Or two. Why? Well, apparently he read this article that watermelon contains viagra-like effects.
"Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."
Of course most of the ingredient - arginine - is contained in the rind, but you can get enough in the flesh. If you eat six cupfuls. But I'm willing to humor him - the article says there's more of this Arginine in the yellow-fleshed watermelons. So it looks like we're going to the farmers' market this weekend ...