Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Not a whole lot has been happening since I got back from NYC. I think after the high-energy fast pace of NYC, my normal day-to-day routine is just not inspiring to write about. Plus being sick then having some kind of stomach virus the past two days have put me in the dulldrums. I'm trying to convince myself that I can't eat cheese anymore. I love cheese, but maybe it doesn't love me. Which might be ok since cheese is somewhat high on the calorie intake scale. And I'm trying to convince myself that I'm not really gonna eat beef anymore. I haven't in over 2 weeks, so I know my stomach issues aren't related to that. But I went to college near the cattle ranches in Chino where the recent problems and abuses have been discovered and I drove through those ranches many times, so the scare hits a little closer to home for me. So I'm gonna try to commit to not preparing beef meals or order beef when we go out to eat. I'm not swearing off beef all together because if someone makes it for a meal, I'll certainly eat and enjoy it and savor it for that matter! :) Also, I recently finished reading "Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food" which was written by the guy who wrote "Fast Food Nation." So perhaps by reading this, I've added some fuel to my fire, but for me, it's about being more aware, trying to eat better, and the effects it has beyond my minuscule scope of understand and impact. But i'm not getting on a soapbox, because I recently went to KFC (even tho they are one of the big offenders in the book) and just yesterday drove through Jack-in-the-Box (did you know their medium soda is like 32 ounces?!?), so for me, it's baby steps. Then again, I'm lacking in that fortitude virtue, so who knows where this blathering will actual go! Perhaps it's all inspired by a bad tummy ache and once I'm feeling all better, I'll be ordering big macs and super sizing it with the rest of the nation. (j/k, probably) :)
Delicious cheese from the cheese shop in the Grand Central Market at Grand Central Station.