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Friday Question of the Day – Do you Ride a Bike?

Earlier this week we learned about a new bikeshare program that started up recently in Shadelands in Walnut Creek and the week before we learned that the bike company Peloton would be opening a shop in Broadway Plaza. It seems like biking is becoming more popular these days, both for exercise and commuting. Although I mostly run I still go biking a few times during summertime. Do you ride? For those that bikeshare, do you wear a helmet?

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Friday Question of the Day – Do you use Cash anymore?


Photo by Flickr user armydre2008

Are we turning into a cashless society? As paying via credit cards and more recently via phone apps like Apple and Google Pay, Venmo and other services becomes easier, there is less of a need to pay with cash. Yesterday we learned that the restaurant Tender Greens is going Cashless next week. You can pay the parking meter by credit card as well.

I find myself rarely needing to use cash these days. Do you use cash anymore? Is this a good thing?

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Friday Question of the Day – What is your Favorite Dessert?


Photo by Flickr user vegateam

Yesterday we learned that Pokeatery opened in Walnut Creek and one thing that caught my eye was the Dole whip float which sure looked delicious. As it gets hotter out I think that’ll be irresistible. The week before I was at Ghirardelli in San Francisco and saw just about the biggest smile one can see as my kid devoured a Coke chocolate ice cream float. What is your favorite dessert?

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Friday Question of the Day – Are you Worried about the Flu?

This may be the worst flu season in the Bay Area in a decade according to this SFGate article and it’s pretty awful elsewhere as well. I’ve been noticing quite a few acquaintances getting sick and thoughts about flu are never far from my mind. Besides getting the flu shot, which apparently isn’t all that effective this season, I’ve been using hand sanitizer and washing my hands more than usual. I still worry though. Are you worried about getting the flu?

From the article:

In the Bay Area, urgent care centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices have seen a deluge of people with flu symptoms, including fever, body aches, fatigue, congestion and cough. Meanwhile, a few hospitals and pharmacies have reported running low on supplies of vaccine and antiviral medications, though the state said there are no shortages of any flu-related drugs.

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Friday Question of the Day – What do you think of the “Raw Water” Craze?


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When I read this New York Times article about the burgeoning popularity of raw water in the Bay Area and elsewhere I have to admit I smiled. Considering these people consider fluoride a “mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health”, as well as a “deathly toxic chemical”, is it any surprise they think raw water is the greatest?

Here is one more quote from a raw water proponent about filtering water:

“You’re going to get 99 percent of the bad stuff out,” he said. “But now you have dead water.”

He said “real water” should expire after a few months. His does. “It stays most fresh within one lunar cycle of delivery,” he said. “If it sits around too long, it’ll turn green. People don’t even realize that because all their water’s dead, so they never see it turn green.”

What do you think of drinking raw water? Is there any validity to it or is this playing with fire?