Dec. 19, 2006

Isn't It Time You Had a One Night Stand?

"Isn't It Time You Had a One Night Stand?" This was a line I had to deliver today as part of a casting call... I suppose it's a valid question. Now that I'm "single" again perhaps I should keep practicing this particular line. No doubt I didn't get the part, but this casting call was a turning point of a sort: I actually managed to memorise and deliver twelve lines of dialog! Just not well enough.

I found an interesting web article today about carbonated sodas; it contained a time line of how our body responds to a can of Coca Cola. Here's a summary:

  • First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar, 100% of your recommended daily sugar intake, hit your system. The phosphoric acid (carbonation) masks the overwhelming sweetness.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing a surge of insulin. Your liver responds to this by converting sugars to fat.
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption complete. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness. Your pupils dilate and blood pressure rises; as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
  • 45 minutes: Your body increases dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain.
  • 60+ minutes:
    • The phosphoric acid binds together calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, boosting your metabolism. High doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners will also increase the urinary excretion of calcium.
    • The caffeine’s diuretic property kicks in. (It makes you have to pee.) You’ll urinate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones.
    • As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to experience a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish.
That is all.

Listening to: It's A Shame About Ray by The Lemonheads from The Best Of The Lemon Heads - The Atlantic Years.

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