Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A symphony of preservatives

Regular blog readers (or, you know, people I talk to in real life) know that I eat a lot of vegetables and little pre-prepared food*. But the first pulm exam and its accompanying epidemiology exam draw nigh. Behold the components of dinner.

It may give me diabetes and cancer, but it will keep me awake. See those vegetables in there? That means it's healthy.

Also, I need the blogosphere to resolve a minor domestic dispute. This is a half-pound of green grapes. Would you call this an inordinate amount of grapes to eat in a 12-hour period?

*Example: last night's pinto bean chili with bittersweet chocolate in it (sort of a poor man's mole) and roasted broccoli.


  1. I try to have at least a few Cheez-its every day. I think it reminds my body that sticking around is fun.

    The grapes--that is a tough one. If by a 12-hour period you mean eat them between 9 and 10 AM, and no more grapes until 10 PM, uh-uh, no way, well---come on! But otherwise, casually scattered through your day--quite fine

  2. Maya and I both say that you are perfectly entitled, as 'splained by documents such as the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Declaration of the Rights of Woman, and the UN Declaration of Human Rights, to go nom-crazy on those grapes within the alloted 12-hour timeframe.

  3. I've been known to eat at least that many grapes in a 2-3 hour period. Grapes are off the chain. Though, I prefer the red ones, myself.