Top Ten Comfort Foods

1. Campbell's Vegetable Soup or Tomato Soup, with saltine crackers broken into the bowl.

2. Strawberry Jam sandwich. That's just the jam, no PB. on Wonder Bread, natch. Otherwise it's health, not comfort.

3. Fudgesicle. 'nuf said.

4. Hot Chocolate with or without marshmallows, with or without whipped cream (but preferably with).

5. Snickerdoodles. They make my stomach ache after a while, but I love 'em anyway.

6. Graham Crackers and milk. Dip the GC into the milk and taste the golden goodness.

7. Chocolate milkshake from the little drugstore counter place in Berkeley.

8. Oreos. Preferably Double Stuff. As much "stuff" as I can get.

9. Rolos.

10. Sliced bananas with milk and some sugar sprinkled on top.

Holy Smokes! Do I have a sweet tooth or what??? Notice that no where on the list is carrots, celery, skinless chicken or whole wheat anything? Wonder why I have a hard time losing weight.


Diet Coke is a health food

Really. I've had this very strange chest pain for a couple of years - I knew it wasn't really anything having to do with my heart - I have no risk factors, my cholesterol is shamefully low for my age, I'm not overweight (not underweight, either...), etc. etc., plus it just didn't really feel like cardiac stuff, and I didn't have the typical other symptoms.

Anyway - after going through several tests to make sure it wasn't my heart, we've decided it's probably some kind of
chondritis. So I looked that up and found that low phosphorus can cause this kind of pain. My symptoms match roughly when I stopped drinking Diet Coke (better for my health, you know). I used to drink several diet cokes a day... and haven't had more than one diet coke a week in several years. Diet Coke has phosphorus in the form of phosphoric acid. They don't sell phosphorus at Longs. But they do sell Diet Coke. Get your daily allowance of phosphorus today.

Diet Coke is a health food.

I rest my case.


Confessions of a virusaholic

I love Dr. Mario. I used to play it on my oldest's Nintendo. The first one - we got the one with the power pad. Then we got Game Boy and I could travel with Dr. Mario. I'd be on the plane, probably the only mom in sight nimbly thumbing those A and B keys and directional arrows.

I'm good, too. The only person who gives me any competition is my DDD. Just another indication that our minds, like it or not, work pretty similarly. Now that X-box and PS2 are around, I'm happy to announce that the N64 is pretty much mine. Dr. Mario - any time I want! There's something addicting about lining those little viruses up and watching them disappear. There's also that really cool "WIN" graphic you get when you win.

I've gotten in trouble over my video games - I hear I neglect my housekeeping AND my children because I'm playing video games. I'm good enough that I can keep up a complete conversation with them, I can pause it, go check out the little lipstick smearer and get back to finsh my opponent off in minutes. Neglect my children? Nah. Housekeeping? yeah, I suppose that's true, but I'm not much good at that anyway...

Dr. Mario, anyone??


confessions of a non-blogger

so I started the blog in August. It's now October. looking a little like my diary entries when I was a kid... like - nonexistant. I'm certainly not keeping up with C. and her Everyday Lunasea in even the smallest way. I'm not even keeping up with Richard and his occasional efforts! oh well.

Do you know anyone who can pick up the lyrics of an entire musical after seeing it twice? I used to have a pretty good memory, but I walked out of DDD's musical last weekend humming one or two songs, and certainly not remembering a lot of lyrics. Mr. Freshman, however, could sing almost every song and have verses and choruses nearly word for word. amazing. That must be some sort of gift. I don't think it's normal.