Okay, now today you get something out of my brain, I know, I know, it’s a scary place to go, but it’s been a while, so here goes…
Family Ties– the cast of family ties had a reunion on the Today show this morning. I was absolutely crushed and enraged and saddened by Michael J. Fox’s appearance on the show. Crushed, well because way back when the show was going on, he seemed like this cute (but definitely way too old for me) guy with some kind of weird ideas. I imagine that way back when I probably watched the show because I had a crush on him. Big shock there. Okay, enraged, because for the love of God (and I do love God), there are these awful people in our government that don’t think to use what is technically medical waste (such as umbilical cords) for testing and possibly cure finding for diseases such as the one that afflicts him. Saddened, because, well, it is just sad, it’s a progressive disease that will eventually take his life, he’s got to be super medicated to live a halfway normal life, and well, it just doesnt seem fair.
Food peculiarities and #10 (together) – I like to smell a lot of foods — that I won’t eat. I’m probably the least adventurous food wise of anyone in this blog world. I started eating rice in college. Just wild rice at first, then I was okay with white. I still don’t like brown. See, I didnt eat rice until college. I didnt eat yogurt until about a year ago. See? Peculiar. I ate polenta once in a restaurant and wasn’t enthused, but I’d try it again. I tried something with blue cheese in it. I hated it, but I ate around it and smiled. See. Peculiar. I love harvesting all kinds of food, I like looking for wild mushrooms but I dont want to eat them. I like picking asparagus, but forget eating it. Peppers, very rarely am I going to eat something like that. Happy to pick them, watch them grow, but definitely not eating them. I hate raw veggies the most. Veggies should be cooked down beyond recognition. Forget tender crisp. Forget blanching. Must be soggy. Oh and I HATE lettuce. I can’t eat salad. Unless you count crutons. Tonight, I had Chinese food for the SECOND time in my life. In honor of the Chinese new year. I thought, hey, my husband LOVES the stuff, he hasn’t had it except on lunches out in all the time we’ve been married, and I was having food delivered to my door. Can’t beat it. Let me make this clear, the Schwan’s man came today. You just tell him what you want off of the truck, hand him the money and he gives you food. Awesome. You can prepare it when you want and you don’t have to worry about delivery drivers getting through the snow on a day like today. In the oven, the food smelled good. Broccoli beef. When I got it up to my nose, my stomach turned over. When I ate it, it wasn’t bad. I hate broccoli. Anyway, I let my husband eat most of the food, I took a couple of taster bites and then ate a piece or two of the beef, a few bites of broccoli, and about a half cup of rice. Then I made a pizza. So sue me! I tried! I did! I’m proud of me. I imagine my husband is completely astounded. I’ve been working on different foods, I’ll try them if they show up on my plate. I won’t spit them out, I will chew them and drink a lot of water if necessary, but I will try.
#10 Fear less. Try more. Do more.