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Decorative Salad

Posted in Cooking, Food, Health, Life, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2014 by urbannight

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This is the story of salads.  Or of the salads I think I ought to be eating. Because every time I go to Lauritzen Gardens I think about salads. They always have planters planted full of things that look like salad. Many types of salad greens make decorative plantings and a number of flowers are actually edible.

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On any given day I kinda crave a good salad. But I’m terrible at it. I don’t eat it fast enough and salad fixings end up going to waste. A bowl of greens with a tiny bit of dressing isn’t to difficult to do, but a really good salad takes a lot of work. Cutting up cauliflower and broccoli into really fine bits, mincing sandwich ham, onions, chives. My mother makes very fine, very meticulous salads. It it is going to be for more than her an my dad, she puts the different salad ingredients into different bowls so people can put what they want into their salads. I love having my mom’s salads. Only she lives in Idaho and I live in Nebraska.

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I have been thinking about salads and wanting them a lot more often lately as I keep thinking about losing weight, getting my blood sugar and blood pressure down, just getting more healthy in general. In fact, I mentioned several times today, to my roommate, that I wanted a salad and wanted to get salad ingredients at the store. I thought it was clear that I liked the idea of a trip to the store. He ended up going through the drive through on the way home.

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Now, I can eat fairly okay at this particular fast food place. If I’m careful, I can keep it weight friendly and stay in my bounds for my blood sugar. I have to avoid soda thought. My roommate is also diabetic and his latest doctor visits have seen a great deal of improvement while mine have somehow gotten worse. It doesn’t help that CHI and BCBS didn’t renew their contract and now everyone is trying to find new doctors and the waiting lists are 2 months long to get in to see anyone.

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Needless to say, no salad, no salad fixing for tomorrow, and going through my photos makes me want a salad even though I am no longer hungry. I am also wanting to find cooking pumpkins, because cooked pumpkin tastes yummy.

Cooked pumpkin is yummy.  It is just another type of squash or gourd after all.  But sometimes, some squash can look a little obscene.  Or do I just have a dirty mind?

Cooked pumpkin is yummy. It is just another type of squash or gourd after all. But sometimes, some squash can look a little obscene. Or do I just have a dirty mind?

The Trouble With Jeans

Posted in Life, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2012 by urbannight

I have several issues w/ Jeans.  Even when I was skinny I had enough problems that I hated them.  But I hate seeing them on people anymore.

1. In the 90’s, we had a lot of cuts of jeans.  Normal Jeans, Boy Cut, Low Riders.  These days low riders are different.  You never even hear of Boy Cut as the now normal jean is the boy cut.  And normal jeans are now called Mom Jeans.

2. I hate this development for a variety of reasons.

3. Reason 1.  Heathy girls who are not overweight and would look good in my idea of normal jeans have a muffin top in the ‘new’ normal jeans.  So it makes young girls how are healthy and shapely think they are fat and that they need to lose weight.

4. Reason 2.  When someone actually does wear real, normal jeans, everyone starts yelling and screaming that they must be gaining weight and getting fat because no one wear that kind of jean otherwise. 

5. Reason 3.  The pockets.  ARG!!!!!  They moved the waist down to the hips and then they moved the pockets farther down so that they are still the same distance down from the waistband.  This Looks Horrible.  Pockets now are half on the butt and half on the thighs.  It looks terrible.  Did I say that already? Can I say it again? It Looks Terrible.  Pockets should create this nice frame on the butt cheeks. 

I see girls wearing jeans and because they sit lower on the hips there is nothing holding them up.  They have to be a bit too tight to keep them up or you see girls constantly pulling up their pants.  And decorative pockets just look like crap.  Either stop using decorative stitches or get rid of the pockets completely. 

Since I don’t think jeans are ever going to go back to normal, I will probably never wear a pair again. 

I am thankful for one thing.  The attempt to have the fly open and folded over to display pretty panties as a fashion statement died after about a month.  Maybe less.  That was one of the worst fashion statements ever.