Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Salad Sneak Philosophy

Man, I was just trying to make it easier for me to eat salad.

Now it's this whole epistemological question: Is washed spinach safe?

I find myself rolling my eyes over anything like a major news source: MSNBC, USA Today, CBS News. I'm burnt out on "balanced" journalism. I'm still susceptible to "" though my favorite medical authority is the Mayo Clinic. And overall, I'm too aware of how I select information to truly believe in information.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Salad Sneak Preview

After the last threepack of romaine hearts grew wool in the refrigerator, I am refusing to bring more lettuce into the house to die. My salads have always been based on a mix of romaine hearts and baby spinach, I guess because I thought just baby spinach might taste too nutritious. But actually I like just baby spinach better than romaine mixed with baby spinach. It tastes sort of meatier? Which makes easy to commit to veganly salads.

Besides baby spinach is easier to use than romaine, because it doesn't have to be cut up. Plus I'm late to this party: it doesn't have to be washed. Munt. Why are you washing your baby spinach, you overachieving goody two shoes? It says right on the clamshell, 3X WASHED READY TO SERVE.

we interrupt this blog for a public service announcement from shanna:
poppy you are washing your spinach because you don't want e coli. remember the e coli scare a few years back? that was "washed" packaged spinach.

Monday, May 10, 2010

11 Reasons To Be Cheerful

From Stepcase Lifehack: 11 Reasons To Be Cheerful

1. Life. Start by giving yourself one point for being alive.
Score! Point: 1

2. Health. If you are healthy and do not suffer from any major diseases or afflictions mark up another point.
Score again. Also I am uninjured, my rib is almost all good. Point: 1

3. Relationship. If you are in a stable relationship with another person then chalk up a point. If you can honestly say that you love them and they love you then give yourself a bonus point.
Sweetie man! Points: 2

4. Family. If you have children, brothers or sisters or your parents alive then add another point.
I think I should get a point for not posting Pauline Pang's mother is DEAD as my facebook status yesterday. Just to be funny! Ah well, there's always father's day. But seriously. Point: 1

5. Work. Give yourself a point if you are in work or full-time education. Even if it is dull and unfulfilling at times you are still better off than the many people who are desperately seeking employment.
Sigh. Point: 1

6. Value. If you can honestly say that you are doing something that makes life better for other people and adds real value then give yourself a point.
Not so much, no point. This is related to the sigh above, and something that I'd like to do with this blog.

7. Achievement. Can you look back on something that you are proud of? Did you achieve something worthwhile?
Having written that screenplay is an inordinate source of calm for me. Point: 1

8. Future – 1. Do you have something good to look forward to?
I am counting down to: Walk & Roll, six days; Fury vs. Double Crossers, twelve days; Brew Ha Ha get to see Shanna, thirteen days. Point: 1

9. Future – 2. Do you have a plan for your improvement and success?
I have a vision, but not a plan. Point: .5

10. Financial security. Are you financially secure? Are you living within your means? Can you see a reasonably prosperous future?
Can't complain. Point: 1

11. Friendship. Do you have one or more good friends who you can share your joys and problems with? Is there someone whose company you enjoy and with whom you can have a laugh?
It's been a little thin since Shanna moved, and derby keeps me almost too busy be a proper friend. But if you laughed at my answer to number four, maybe you should email me. Point: .5


The maximum is 12. Eight or over is a good score. Now take a moment to express thanks for your success and good fortune. You have a lot to be grateful for.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Staying Alive we don't need to do anything

Sometimes I remind me of this:

King: Guards, make sure the prince doesn't leave this room until I come and get him.
Guard: Not to leave the room. Even if you come and get him.
King: No, no. Until I come and get him.
Guard: Until you come and get him, we're not to enter the room.
King: No, no, no. You stay in the room, and make sure he doesn't leave.
Guard: And you'll come and get him.
King: Right.
Guard: We don't need to do anything, apart from just stop him entering the room.
It's not that hilarious, it just has to do with still thinking that I should do five skate practices per week. See if you can spot the error: because before I was doing derby lite, speed, circuit, speed, rioters and now I'm doing scrimmage, team, league, league, and I need to replace rioters with something like Sunday speed. I've run this through my head eight hundred times, and finally this afternoon I wrote it all down in a chart and still came to the same conclusion: I need to replace rioters practice with something.... Why am I counting circuit as a skate practice? And hello, you did replace Rioters practice. With Fury team practice, which is the WHOLE POINT of getting drafted. Which means what I have to replace is circuit with an off-skates workout, which is what Sunday practices are supposed to do.

Ha ha, tapering fail.

No no, I am tapering. I mean, I'm sleeping in most mornings and not doing 300s. I'm just keeping up with pushups in the evenings, and just this week I can do sets of fifty now.


This week I've started to turn around with bringing lunches and not drinking soda and taking my vitamins again. When I'm hitting bottom, I stop writing and you don't hear about the totally disgusting ham and cheese croissant that made me say Enough. Better recipes TK.