So many goodies today! Here are some more stories that made it on my plate:
- Military couples get to live together in Iraq!
"When American soldiers get off duty in Iraq, the men usually return to their quarters, the women to theirs. But Staff Sgt. Marvin Frazier gets to go back to a small trailer with two pushed-together single beds that he shares with his wife. In a historic but little-noticed change in policy, the Army is allowing scores of husband-and-wife soldiers to live and sleep together in the war zone — a move aimed at preserving marriages, boosting morale, and perhaps bolstering re-enlistment rates at a time when the military is struggling to fill its ranks five years into the fighting." — New York Times
- Ripped Condoleezza Rice in Fitness Magazine!
"It turns out the secretary, no less than her boss, is a workout fanatic who does cardio six days a week — she likes to watch SportsCenter on the treadmill — and meets with a trainer once a week for strength work. Rice invited Brodey to join her for a workout in the State Department gym, where she seemed eager to show off her buffitude. "We went push-up for push-up," says Brody. "She was incredibly normal, human, and sweet." — Portfolio.com
- Philly makes Barack eat tons of weird stuff!
"For reasons known only to the cultural/culinary/olfactory history of eastern Pennsylvania, the town of Lititz has been the site since the 1930s of a place — Wilbur’s Chocolate — thick with the nostril-widening smell of chocolate in all its many manifestations. It is a place of chocolate-covered pretzels, giant jellies, two-foot-long milk chocolate bars, anise bears, Rip Van Winkle Opera fudge, chocolate marshmallows, and so on and oh so sweet." — The Caucus