Sunday, May 24, 2009

The darndest things

10-year-old neighbor: You and Nic are just friends, right?
Me: Well, yah, but we're married too.
10-year-old neighbor: What? Then where are your babies?

Monday, May 11, 2009

The experiment

My dad once briefly mentioned an episode "This American Life" that was all about slaughter houses. Apparently one of the crew members never ate meat again after spending a day at a hog processing plant. Now, I do have a secret crush on Ira Glass, but I've purposely never watched that episode because I always thought I would end up like the crew member who couldn't eat meat again--and meat is very tasty. Oh, I also skipped the chapter in Fast Food Nation about the meat-packing industry for the same reason. Plus, Nic has to have meat with every meal and do I really want to create more foods that he likes and I don't?

So I'm experimenting with my own version of vegetarianism just for the month of May. I say it's my own version because I'm including seafood in my diet and that doesn't really count as actually being vegetarian; I just want to see how I feel cutting other meats out of my eating habits.

Nic is being surprisingly supportive considering this pretty much goes against his entire upbringing. He did, however, make me promise to go to Goodwood with him on June 1.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


You're a strange day, May 10. Here's to being married for three and a half years--not six.

Anyone left who doesn't know the whole story can find it here.