Can you believe it's July 1? 2009 already is more than half over. TIME IS MOVING TOO FAST.
I recently read a book called Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant by Jenni Ferrari-Adler. (I think lyra_wing originally recommended it.) Anyway, it's a collection of essays about what people feed themselves when they're alone. The editor says that when you ask people what they had for dinner, they always say a salad or a sandwich. But if you really press them, they'll admit it actually was grape jelly on saltines or something completely random like that. One essay is about a guy who ate spaghetti every night for several months. Stuff like that.
I found the book super interesting because I identified with so much of it. (Though there is an on-going theme throughout that eating alone means you're lonely. I vehemently disagree with that idea.)
Do you eat things in secret that you'd never eat in front of other people?
I loooove to eat the same two meals over and over for weeks at a time. I love sour cream on top of sauced spaghetti. Granola, yogurt and honey, all mixed together in one bowl. I eat avocado on pretty much everything, including grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese. I love to melt Velveeta and dip flour tortillas in it. Also mozzarella cheese melted over black beans and scooped up on bread. Ranch dressing on pizza.
Yesterday I watched the first episode of "Dance Your Ass Off", which is a weird melding of "The Biggest Loser" and "So You Think You Can Dance." It literally is a weight loss competition and a dance competition...combined. Of course, what made it interesting were the contestant personalities. Stellar! And MAN. I fully admit I cried TWICE. Once when a super hot 355 pound woman did the SPLITS. Seeing those really heavy men and women being unabashedly sexy (something I've never managed and always am envious of) and shockingly (to me) athletic just...*flail* I loved it. I admit it! I LOVED IT.
I'm off now to