Madrid has enacted “the world’s first ban on overly thin models,” according to the Washington Post (and the Times, and just about every other newspaper out there). Women are considered “underweight” with a BMI of 18.5, but Madrid has given its models a little wiggle room by allowing them to be as low as 18.
I don’t know when this happened, but Project Gutenberg (my favorite source for free, full-text-searchable, downloadable e-texts of out-of-copyright books – that’s quite a mouthful) has made its site into a wiki. You have to log in to edit pages, and there are some restrictions on which pages you can edit (here are the rules),
Saturday night there were huge storms here. I love a good thunderstorm, but I hate the thought of tornados, especially since my building doesn’t have a basement. (No tornados touched down near me, but there was a doozy up north of me and now a little girl is dead.) After those storms the temperature fell
Yesterday was rather a trying day. It all started during the night. You see, I was up half of it worrying about the apartment building burning down because one of my neighbors decided to throw one of her all-night parties, complete with banshee-like screaming (which is really her trademark). Anyway, this time she terrified me