Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A couple of new words...

  • fritta tenda - fritter tender - the turner used in frying or to "tend the fritters on the stove"
  • yow uns - children or "young ones"

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Maine is the 8th healthiest state

"America's Health Rankings" from United Health Foundation has released their classifications of the health of each state. It was nice to see Maine at #8 as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts at #7 and 9 respectively. Maine improved across the board except in the "Prevalence of Obesity" category where it increased from 19.9% to 23.3% of the population between 2004 and 2005. Ouch.