Opinion: Battle of bulge back on
Published 05/19/2010, Republic columnist
Well, I just did my annual health assessment and found out I am overweight.
I kind of figured I would be when I filled in the height and weight numbers on the computer screen. Even so, it was a bit of a shock to finish the assessment, click the button and get back an instant response telling me to lose eight or 10 pounds. Come on, nobody likes to be told they need to lose weight — especially not by a machine.
I’m guessing my Dell laptop wouldn’t like it a bit if I were to tell the piece of electronics that it’s not so slender itself, certainly not compared to the Apple notebook I had when I worked at the newspaper. That baby was sleek. The Dell is serviceable and not, you know, bulky, but it could stand to drop some of the bulge around the edges.
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