November 4, 2012

Fall Back; Get Low; B Vitamins

It took a year for this to work out---but then today it did, EXACTLY AS PLANNED. This morning I caught myself saying, "Let's see, it's going to be LIGHTER in the morning now, right? Or wait, let's see, we..."---so I went directly to the computer and printed out my own Fall Back Printout (I actually DID get around to making a Google Doc for it, so you can print it out too) and put it on the fridge so that NO ONE has an excuse to start ANY sentence with "Wait, we set the clocks BACK an hour, so..."

********

(photo from Amazon.com)

Last night I watched Get Low (Netflix link), and I greatly enjoyed it. It's a slow-going movie; it took me awhile to get into it. It's the kind where there's something we don't know, and we get the story verrrrrry gradually; at first I found this frustrating, but after awhile I was willing to wait. Bill Murray was in it, and he was my favorite kind of Bill Murray: underplayed, with a lot of tiny voice things and tiny expression things that I found hilarious (but difficult to explain to the children why I was laughing). At the end there's some cathartic crying. And there are a lot of interesting things to think about afterward (including "Wait, I thought they were going to tell stories. Why didn't they tell the stories? I wanted to hear the stories").

********

I am confused about B vitamins. I went to the store to buy B1, and they had B6 and B12 and B-complex, but no B1. I went home to look online, and found that B1 is usually sold as thiamine. B3 is sold as niacin, and B9 is sold as folic acid.

Isn't that strange/neat? Some B vitamins are known by names, and some by numbers. ...That seems less remarkable/interesting now that I type it out.

11 comments:

Cayt said...

That is really cool/weird about B Vitamins. I had a chronic B12 deficiency to the point where it was causing what was basically a disability (I couldn't lift more than a kilogram and was sleeping 16 hours a night, and that was with treatment) and then I stopped taking my birth control (because I was too sick to need it if you know what I mean) and the problem went away. My doctor didn't even mention that these things could be related but I did some research on science journals and they can be related and I was pissed at my doctor.

Kami said...

Friendly tip. Always take B complex with any other B vitamins!

Joanne said...

It is interesting, I had no idea!

Jen said...

My son takes B2, B6, and B12 at high doses for a clotting condition and migraines and they are hard to find. If you go to GNC or Vitamin Shoppe it should be no trouble, but most regular stores don't have all the B vitamins in stock. Vitacost.com has really good prices too.

Swistle said...

Kami- Oh? Why?

CARRIE said...

I enjoyed "Get Low" too. Bill Murray, like so many comedians, is awesome when he underplays and restrains himself.

cakeburnette said...

"...That seems less remarkable/interesting now that I type it out."

And THAT is exactly why I check your blog daily. :) You are so hilarious!!

Rah said...

Way out of my expertise here, but I know, for example, that our sufficient folic acid is required for our bodies to metabolize some other nutrients, so I'm guessing the reason to take the complex is that they are interconnected and you need one to metabolize another. Also, I read that Vitamin C supplements can inhibit the absorption of B12.

The Gori Wife said...

Do you print out the same paper in the spring time and just assume all the conclusions are opposite? Also - I love me some cathartic crying, I need to find a list of all the good cathartic crying movies there out there.

Swistle said...

The Gori Wife- I have a Spring Version, too!

Kami said...

Example...Taking B6 alone will cause a B2 deficiency. They work together. Complex first then you can follow that with b6 or whatever it may be :)