on a cuppa pee, Cash and cafe conundrum

A touch of this, a dash of that on a cold Saturday with gray skies pregnant with rain.

Speaking of pregnant …

What Goes Up Must Come Down

And what goes out must go … back in?


Take the urine of pregnant women. Add a syringe. Inject into your body. Voila! A new diet that’s all the rage.

I kid you not. Weight loss centers are reporting triple business and women are touting the effectiveness of the hCG diet, calling it a miracle after other diets that “didn’t work.”

Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It speeds up the metabolizing of fat.

The 6-week diet program, which costs between $300 and $550, calls for women to inject themselves daily in the thigh to trick the body into thinking it’s pregnant. The shots are combined with a 500-calorie-a-day eating plan.

Not that the low calories have anything to do with weight loss. Women swear it’s all in the urine. They report feeling great. Light. And never hungry.

If I were stabbing myself with pregnant women’s urine, I wouldn’t be hungry either. For entirely different reasons.

Cash for Cash Memorabilia

The blue denim jumpsuit worn by Johnny Cash while rehearsing at San Quentin prison and immortalized in the photo of Johnny with middle finger raised sold for $50,000 at auction.

Many more treasures of the American legendary singer fetched hefty sums at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles earlier this month. A Martin guitar with which he wrote the first four lines of “I Walk the Line” and signed went for $50,000.

Other items included knee-high boots of alligator leather with an elaborate eagle design, personal notes from friends including Kris Kristofferson, Kirk Douglas and Bruce Springsteen, who addressed his to “Big John,” handwritten lyrics and a knee-length black cape becoming the Man in Black.

The auction drew bidders from around the world and surpassed $ expectations, collecting more than $700,000, some of which will go to MusiCares, which supports struggling musicians.

Making the World a Better Place

Yeah, in retrospect, I wish I would’ve leaned over to the hissing woman at the cafe yesterday and quietly said, “Are you aware that your S’s are audible as you read?”

It was a chance to make the world a little better and peaceful. Even the smallest acts, however seemingly insignificant on the surface, matter. I’ll take yesterday as a lil’ lesson and move forward mindful of opportunities to increase awareness and make the world a tad better.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. longeyesamurai
    Dec 18, 2010 @ 18:42:09

    So I guess the economy is going south when people are considering shooting themselves with mama pee. Is crack that expensive? LOL I had heard of the Ayurvedic urine therapy but this? “shudders”


    • allycatadventures
      Dec 19, 2010 @ 11:38:57

      @capra – lol. Actually, you’d get more bang for your buck from a hit of crack than a pregnant woman’s urine. Not that I know for certain, neither am on a mission to find out!


  2. countrybydesign
    Dec 18, 2010 @ 19:32:02

    More evidence that there are a lot of people with more money than good sense? Why didn’t I come up with a crazy idea like that! Do the Mom’s get paid for their “donation” to the cause? Do they have to prove that they are pregnant?

    I don’t understand the appeal of things owned by famous people, either. Guess it takes all kinds.

    Perhaps you could have politely mentioned the fact that you were bothered by the ssss’s. I doubt if I would have said anything. I’m not very good about speaking up.


    • allycatadventures
      Dec 19, 2010 @ 11:44:48

      @CbD – lol, no, giving urine’s not like giving blood down at the blood bank. Urine of pregnant women is easily procured. I understand the appeal of the memorabilia and creations of legends, living or dead. Take Picasso, for example, and the value and great pleasure and appreciation of having even a small painting or a sketch.


  3. inaformerlifeanexpat
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 09:18:04

    Uck! And I’ve just had lunch.


  4. aubrey
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 19:59:59

    “it’s all in the urine” Why does that sound strange?

    All the desparate ladies. Stop it, will you? No one want to eat their fruits and vegetables – the extract of a woman on the nest is much preferable.

    And I honestly don’t think a person can eat healthily on 500 cal. a day. The doctors of these women would probably smack them if they found out what they were doing.


    • allycatadventures
      Dec 20, 2010 @ 13:42:58

      @Aubrey – “The doctors of these women would probably smack them if they found out what they were doing.” I dunno. Some doctors are themselves the proponents if not instigators of the craziest practices. Note the physician who quite happily agreed to plant at least eight embryos in Octomom.


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