View of field from skybox
View of field from skybox

I am posting this from inside a skybox at Qwest Stadium in Seattle.  MD and I have been up here for a few days and have been unbelievably busy the entire time.  We’ve had a little time for fun, but not much.  One meeting after an other for the last three days.  Plus, we haven’t had reliable internet service and my Blackberry is on the fritz.  My thumbball won’t work and I’m not going to be able to get it fixed until I get to Dallas tomorrow.  I can use the phone part, but can’t scroll to get emails or get online.  So, my comment answering and emailing have all been hamstrung for the past few days.
We landed in a snowstorm in Seattle on Thursday and have been battling the weather since.  Here is a photo of the Pike Place Market in the snow last night.
MD in the snow at Pike Place Market
MD in the snow at Pike Place Market

We were on our way down to the original Starbucks to get Cafe Americanos to fortify us for the rest of the day.  Here MD and I are in the very first Starbucks trying to stay warm.

Here is the view from our hotel room this morning looking out over Puget Sound.

We have a friend who got a skybox for this game and we were all planning to take a shuttle to the stadium this morning.  But, the shuttle couldn’t get to the hotel, so we all walked the couple of miles from the hotel to the stadium.  Here is MD trudging along with one of our friends.

We finally got to the stadium and during the security check the woman bagged my small bottles of Jameson.  What a vile troll she was.
Right now it’s about 30 minutes before game time and the food just got here.  So, I’m going to sign off.  Root for the Jets for me because that’s where my money is going to be.
Here is the view from inside the box where it’s nice and warm.  The seats right outside the large window come with the box but are intended for milder weather.  Or tougher fans than I am.


  1. Seattle is an awesome city, particularly for sports lovers. My husband and I opened the 2007 NFL season at Qwest Field (this year we did the Black Hole in Oakland). Great stadium and rowdy fans. Sorry that you got busted with your liquor. Since the majority of stadiums don’t have a problem with bringing in bottled water I have been known to get in a good supply of vodka that way. Buy a diet Coke (no ice) or the mixer of your choice inside and party on, dude.
    Halftime now. I would have done a better job hiding the Jameson had I known they even checked for it. I didn’t have it hidden at all. I’ll know next time and fool the trolls.

  2. drinking and gamblin again, I see. Vile troll indeed. I suppose you had to settle for the free skybox hooch, aye?
    There is NOTHING free in the skybox. Just the opposite. Chips and salsa cost $42. Thank God I’m a guest, not a host for this one. I could really have used my Jameson in this cold.

  3. It’s been years since we’ve had snow like this. I’m just grateful the winds weren’t as bad as they predicted last night and we kept our power and heat.
    I hope you post soon about your exciting new plans that are materializing here in Seattle.

  4. Last time you went to Seattle you wrote:
    MD and I are in Seattle right now working on a project that may revolutionize the world.
    So, any updates you ca share with us minions?
    Still working. That’s what we’ve been doing for the last three days. I should be ready to report something in a couple of months.

  5. no free skybox hooch? what the hell? saw a greatful dead concert once in a corporate box, the booze was free flowin (guess the suits were buying!), and the box was air conditioned too (it was one of those really hot sticky new jersey nights). As soon as the booze stopped flowing, and the nimrods opened the windows (canceling the fine air conditioning), I left, hahaha. Not much of a dead-head, you see.
    Good luck revolutionizing, and merry christmas, too!
    Merry Christmas back to you. No worries about air conditioning in this box. It would have been a lot better with some Jameson antifreeze.

  6. Hey Doc,
    Speaking of Jameson, what nutrients need to be replenished after a bit (okay, maybe a little more than a bit) of holiday over-indulging? I know there’s nothing that’s going to make one’s hangover -feel- any better, but I assume we must be depleting our bodies of something that could stand replenishing. Or perhaps there’s some supplement that helps heal the damage that was done?
    I’ve read of this or that remedy, but the best thing I’ve found is to simply drink a lot of water. I try to consume a bottle of water between each drink if I’m drinking more than just a couple. One of the things alcohol does is to inhibit anti-diuretic hormone, which is why you have to urinate all the time when you drink a bunch. Many of the symptoms of a hangover come from the dehydration. Consuming a lot of water helps prevent that.

  7. I’d put my money on the Jets as well, if I were a football type. I just don’t get the game.
    Sorry about the Jameson. I’d have went for the “vodka in a water bottle” as well. 🙂 🙂
    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks. Merry Christmas to you, too.

  8. Now I’m an even bigger fan of yours, Dr Eades, because you’ll try to smuggle booze into a stadium. \o/
    I’m too afraid of getting kicked out to do the smuggling, and I ended up paying the TEN DOLLARS for pints of beer at the Rogers Center in Toronto. For that price, I should be seeing nude pole dancing.
    My problem was that I didn’t try to smuggle it in. Had I tried I would have been successful. But I didn’t realize you couldn’t take it into a skybox, so I had it easily visible right in my computer case. Next time I’ll know better,

  9. Sorry about the game results! Hope you had a good time, anyway!
    In a few weeks, when you get back from revolutionizing the world, survive the holidays, and have some time, I wonder if you might answer a question about curcumin.
    Your posts on studies and your own personal experience are really giving me some ideas I’d like to try. I deal with the frustration of muscle pain and stiffness of Fibromyalgia, (a label they seem to readily throw around these days), and just was diagnosed with a neuropathy due to loss of “connection” between knees and feet. (Whatever THAT means – all I know is I experience burning and some lower leg and foot pain.. [and do not have diabetes].)
    I want to attempt to decrease or eliminate the NSAIDS and Tylenol I take for the above issues, so thought I’d try out the anti-inflammatory combo that works for you personally. I started Krill a few months ago, have just ordered the ProOmega caps, and want to get some curcumin now. I found a few online documents that lauded the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin (along with its anti-cancer properties). There was mention that getting the curcumin with pipirine added MIGHT help the curcumin metabolize – or not.
    Do you just take a plain curcumin capsule, or is anything added? Any other general info you can share from your own research regarding this supplement?
    One other thing: I have a nurse friend who is a low-carber. She uses her diabetic husband’s ‘s blood test meter for some reason to help herself in the low-carb eating. What would this tell her? Does it help determine insulin resistance or any other factors that would help her in knowing when she’s over-carbing? Can a non-diabetic even get such a meter?
    Hopefully, you’ll be all warmed up when you get to Dallas!! We’ll all be looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to in a few months!
    The circumin I take has added pipirine. (The exact kind I take is listed in the products section of our website. You can find the same mixture in a lot of places.)
    All the glucometer (blood sugar measuring device) tells your friend is what her blood sugar is whenever she measures it. She can then tell what specific foods do to her blood sugar. You can get one at any drug store, and anyone can purchase one.

  10. Hi Dr. Eades,
    I was in Seattle two weeks ago for the Seahawks vs. Patriots game and we felt fortunate that we only had mid-40 degree temps and a bit of drizzle. Seeing your photos makes me realize how bad it could have been!
    Sorry for the Jets loss, but I needed them or the Dolphins to lose in order to keep my Patriots playoff hopes alive. Now, if the Jets could just be a pal and beat the Dolphins next week, I’d really appreciate it! 🙂
    Safe travels!
    Thanks. For a small fee I would consider betting on the Dolphins next week, which would ensure a Jets win for you.

  11. I remember when I lived in Colorado going to the Bronco games in the middle of snowstorms and sitting outside with my hot chololate and schnapps. They were fun. In fact I was at the infamous snowball game with the Raiders.

  12. I love the way you so honestly profess “What a vile troll she was” –
    It’s refreshing to read something that truly does tell it like it is! You’ve inspired me to be a little more forthright on my own blog
    ‘Vile troll’ barely scratches the surface as a description of this woman’s personality.

  13. I have an answer for Todd above regarding nutrients to replenish after drinking alcohol, if you feel like posting it. I take a supplement that contains the nutrients listed below. I also make sure to drink at least 8 oz of water for every glass of wine or shot of whiskey. It isn’t a “get-out-of-jail-free” card. I do have to drink like a grown-up and not a frat boy, but I would do that anyway. But the combination of supplements and water leave me feeling like I had had nothing stronger than herb tea the night before. The water alone or the supplements alone are not as good.
    Sodium 10 mg
    Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate, 1 gram
    Vitamin E (as natural D-alpha tocopheryl) 30 IU
    Thiamine (vitamin B-1) 300 mg
    Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) 15 mg
    Niacinamide 50 mg Niacin 25 mg 75 mg
    Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 30 mg
    Folate (as folic acid) 300 mcg
    Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin) 30 mcg
    Biotin 50 mcg
    Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B-5) 25 mg
    Calcium (as calcium ascorbate) 106 mg
    Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 200 mg
    Manganese (as manganese ascorbate) 4 mg
    N-Acetyl Cysteine 150 mg
    Silymarin (from milk thistle seed extract) 150 mg
    L-Cysteine (HCl) 100 mg
    Feverfew Leaf Extract 100 mg
    Choline (as choline bitartrate) 100 mg
    Chlorella 50 mg
    Phosphatidyl Choline (as lecithin) 25 mg
    Inositol 25 mg
    DMAE (as DMAE bitartrate) 25 mg

  14. Dr Mike, Jets suck, plain and simple! These Jets girls were not motivated and defensive backs couldtn do squat against offensove line of Seatle, who got their secondary guys off the street. I was disappointed and think Erik Mangini needs to go, he is too passive and unmotivating! Sorry you lost your money!

  15. Seattle is very big. I remember walking around and being blown away by the larger than life scale scale. I’m a native New Englander and my idea of a city comes directly from Boston. In comparison, wandering around Seattle was to feel like I had been put directly in the “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” movie.
    I picked up this from you last set of comments as I thought it was interesting.
    The famous singer initially tried to convert the Tibetian Spiritual leader to vegetarianism, insisting that it was “wrong” to eat meat.
    In his tirade, McCartney wrote to The Dalai Lama to highlight that meat eaters create suffering for animals, and that this fact contradicted a basic tenant of Buddhism that its followers should “not cause suffering to any sentient beings”.

    Even before we did low carb, I felt that vegetarianism was wanting as a “spiritual” calling.
    Plants do not grow seeds, roots, and/or fruit for our consumption. If you’ve ever tended a garden, you know that when a plant gets stressed, it throws all of it’s energy into it’s “dying” act of reproduction. Seed and fruit production is always an energy intensive project for a plant. Also, almost every plant I’ve every harvested or pruned back has “bled”, that is leaked sap and attempted to heal over.
    In that light, I don’t get why it’s “okay” to kill/use plants but not “okay” to kill/use animals. If you value life, you must value all life forms, not just the ones that look and act like us. The reality is *something* must die or expend energy (milk, eggs, seeds) so that I can eat. Life and death are completely intertwined. I often felt that vegetarians willing to go on tirades like Paul’s have not faced that reality. (I guess I’ve embraced my “inner carnivore” – LOL)
    Also, I would tend to think Paul has really lost it since Linda died, since personally I would feel like a total moron telling The *Dalai Lama* about correct spiritual paths. Oh, well. I hope your traveling went well.
    Thanks for your thoughts. We escapes snowy Seattle after a little delay and made it safely and without a hitch to Dallas.
    Most people would feel like morons lecturing the Dalai Lama about spiritual paths, correct or not, unless they were in the grip of Sir Paul-like hubris. Something good has come of it, though. His idiotic pronouncements have inspired me to finish a post I started a while back. I’ll try to have it up after Christmas.

  16. I have an unrelated question. I kind of overindulged on carbs over the weekend, football party and beer you know. Today I decided to kind of take it easy and go back to low carb, mostly protein shakes. I felt weak and brain foggy all day and night. Then stupid me I decided to weight lift a bit just to get my blood pumping. In the middle of my work out I started feeling very lightheaded and tachycardiac. Then I became disoriented and went to ER. My glucose was 55, they gave me an orange dirnk. My question is how is it possible to get that hypoglycemic if I am not diabetic. Whats the mechanism? Can it get dangerous to have hypoglycemia for a guy without diabetes or is it case of not eating enouph. But I thought overindulging a night before would have enouph glycogen storage in the liver to compensate for low glucose intake today? I am puzzled!
    I’m not sure a blood sugar of 55 would be enough to cause your symptoms by itself. Sounds to me more like a combination of dehydration and a little touch of hypoglycemia.

  17. Merry Christmas to you and your family doc,
    Next time you want to have a meeting and see some football, consider Pittsburgh. Heck, some guy would have shared his “Jamesons” with you right outta his goat skin flask! Stay away from the Iron City beer though. Worst local beer I’ve ever experienced save for Old Style in Chitown.. ugh! But the fans are definately entertaining and are as die hard as you can get. We did just lose a tough one to Tennessee and of course they were calling for half the organizations resignation and the other half to be drawn and quartered. Good time to lose though and good team to lose to. They’ll be more focused come the post season.
    Is Jamesons your choice in Irish whiskey?
    Jameson is indeed my choice of Irish whiskey. I’ve tried numerous in blind tastings, and Jameson always comes out on top. When I’ve done blind tastings of different Jameson, the 18-year old beats the 12-year old, which bests the regular. But I’ll take just plain old $20 a bottle Jameson anytime. In fact, I may go have some right now.
    Merry Christmas.

  18. Dear Dr E,
    I know exactly how you feel! Mighty Australia was beaten by South Africa in the First Test in Perth (sob! sob!). And it wasn’t even close!
    Michael Richards
    I hate it when you just can’t rely on your own team to win every time.

  19. Thank you Dr Eades! Have a wonderful holiday season! I am indeed grateful to have found your website. Your opinion and recommendations are valueless. I am sure they have value, but still what you do here is priceless, especially given the fact that some people like me ask and write too much at times! Lol, some of us are just more eccentric than others. Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. May the New Year bring you and your family an ocean of health, a sea of love, a river of money and a lake of laughs! Thank you my friend and I hope your work will eventually resonate throughout and change the world!
    Thanks for the sentiments, Vadim. You, too, have a great holiday season. Especially the cold plunge in the lake. I sure am sorry I’ll be missing it.

  20. I meant priceless, not valueless! English is my fifth weapon, so at times I use it not the way it was meant!
    I knew what you meant.

  21. Vadim,
    You said you plan to jump into the water at Cony Island, right? Let me know when you do that, I’ll bring my HD video cam to record it for all to see!

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