The Daily F Bomb, Sunday 1/13

by: Floja Roja

Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:51:48 AM EST



It's Sunday Morning...

Obviously I don't feel like getting up. ;)

Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? Pancakes: Fat or thin? Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Coffee: Black or tan or white? Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat?

'Twas a slow Twitter day, unless you were into the games or Miss America:

Now, take your fingers out of your ears - it's time for your history lesson.

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Sunday 1/13
On This Day

In 1854, Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, patented the accordion.

In 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when he was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In 1968, Johnny Cash recorded his famous live concert at Folsom Prison.

In 1968,  after extensive testing, Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab announced that the noise levels at rock concerts were harmful to teenage ears.

In 1990, Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the country's first elected black governor.

In 2002 , President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.

In 2012, the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy, killing 32.

Born on This Day

1596 - Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (d. 1656)

It is customary to stick your hand in the water and pray that the house on stilts will stand another day.

1749 - Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)

1808 - Salmon P. Chase, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)

1832 - Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)

1884 - Sophie Tucker, Russian-born singer and performer (d. 1966)

Sophie will now demonstrate how a Red Hot Mama incorporates a chair into her act.

1885 - Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The "Fuller Brush Man" (d. 1973)

1887 - Gabriel Gabrio, French actor (d. 1946)

1905 - Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)

Next, on Trading Spaces: Kay papers an entire room in balloons!

1914 - Osa Massen, Danish actress (d. 2006)

I have fingernails and I know how to use them.

1919 - Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)

Kindergarten Cop

1929 - Joe Pass, American jazz guitarist (d. 1994)

1931 - Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)

1931 - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)

1935 - Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress

The cat does not know whether to be pleased or annoyed that someone put meat in the water dish.

1947 - John Lees, English Musician (Barclay James Harvest)

1954 - Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)

1961 - Wayne Coyne, American singer (The Flaming Lips)

1961 - Suggs, English singer (Madness)

1977 - Orlando Bloom, English actor

1978 - Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician

Died on This Day

888 - Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)

1599 - Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)

1625 - Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter (b. 1568)

Making crop circles is hard work.

1864 - Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)

1882 - Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)

1929 - Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)

1941 - James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)

1943 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)

1956 - Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist (b. 1871)

Tour de France on steroids.

1976 - Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)

Someone said, 'Hold the door!' and she did.

1978 - Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)

1979 - Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)

2002 - Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)

2009 - Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)

2010 - Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (b. 1950)

Today is

National Rubber Ducky Day
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
International Skeptics Day
Poetry Break Day
Blame Someone Else Day (there seem to be a few of these)
National Peach Melba Day
 

Poll
Are you gonna watch the Golden Globes tonight?
Hell no!
No, I have to catch up on Downton Abbey.
Not unless it's hosted by Zombie Reagan.
I'm only watching the pre-show.
Yes, I never miss it.
What's that, some infomercial about boob jobs?
Meh.
Isn't there a game on?

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Greetings, fellow nutcases who are out of bed already. (2.00 / 20)
Aren't you supposed to sleep till noon on Sunday?

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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


answers (2.00 / 13)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? medium

Pancakes: Fat or thin? thin

Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? not a fan, but if I had to real syrup and fruit

Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Mimosa? Don't mind if I do!

Coffee: Black or tan or white? tan

Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? hash browns with lots of hot sauce!

Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat? fake stuff, I don't do meat

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Correct answers (2.00 / 4)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well?  Easy.  the runnier the yolk the better.
Pancakes: Fat or thin? thin
Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Butter, powdered sugar and/or a very light coating of syrup.
Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Yes to all!
Coffee: Black or tan or white? taupe
Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Home fries with onions
Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat?  BACON!!!!!

[ Parent ]
Taupe? (2.00 / 2)
Taupe coffee?? Blech! I have to agree with your addition of onion to your breakfast potatoes though, so it's a draw.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
OMG (2.00 / 13)
You should have asked the Legolas or Aragorn question today, no one can dis Orlando on his birthday! Also, I cannot believe that he was not born until 1977, I'll need to see his birth certificate.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Elves don't wear jeggings, you know. (2.00 / 10)
They don't do denim, real or fake!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
No, I don't know. (2.00 / 7)
I need proof!

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[ Parent ]
My answers: (2.00 / 13)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well?  Sunny-side Up
Pancakes: Fat or thin? Thin
Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Maple Syrup
Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Yes
Coffee: Black or tan or white? Tea
Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Meh
Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat? BACON!!!!

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

It is basketball tournament day. (2.00 / 13)
Day 2 of 2. I am exhausted.

Back later ...

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Answers (2.00 / 14)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well?

Over medium. Or scrambled. Or hard boiled. Or omelet.

Pancakes: Fat or thin?

Medium

Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what?

Syrup AND fruit.

Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa?

Bloody Mary.

Coffee: Black or tan or white?

Tan. Very dark tan. And by the way,  coffee lowers mortality risk

Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries?

Potatoes + oil = yummy. I wrote an article about it fried potatoes

Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat?

Bacon! Sausage! Ham!  Yummy!

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


"coffee lowers mortality risk" (2.00 / 12)
I love it! Now if you could find a similar study regarding mimosa's, all my breakfast vices will be covered. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
no answers.....sniff, sniff :( (2.00 / 12)
Bland diet day again for me.....lots of probiotics, yogurt, kiefer, an occasional egg, and some toast until what ever is ailing my tummy goes away.

I can smell your bacon!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Is this something like reflux (2.00 / 12)
or do you have one of those bugs that is going around?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Reflux unfortunately..... (2.00 / 12)
I think the nasty bug and December stress triggered this round. I know the drill...but I don't like it. I kept hoping this one would just go away by itself so but it hasn't.....should have gotten proactive sooner.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Good morning, good people (2.00 / 15)
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Good morning, urso! (2.00 / 13)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
::waves back:: (2.00 / 8)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
stolen! (2.00 / 9)
if that's ok.  

[ Parent ]
My answers (2.00 / 10)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? Medium, gotta cook the white all the way.

Pancakes: Fat or thin? Thin, like at Pamela's in Pittsburgh.

Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? There has to be syrup. And butter.

Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Mimosa or a variation thereof. Like champagne and lemon sorbet.

Coffee: Black or tan or white? Black

Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Chunks fried up with onion and peppers

Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat? Bacon and sausage

Yes, I guess I will watch the Globes.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


The Lone Bellow - You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional (2.00 / 11)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Ain't that (2.00 / 9)
the truth.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Your mention of Brueghel the Elder (2.00 / 14)
set off the usual chain of pleasant associations for me. I never hear his name without thinking of The Kermess,
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and I never think of the painting without thinking of William Carlos Williams' poem "The Dance," an excellent example of translating a painting into words.

The Dance ~ William Carlos Williams

In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess,
the dancers go round, they go round and
around, the squeal and the blare and the
tweedle of bagpipes, a bugle and fiddles
tipping their bellies (round as the thick-
sided glasses whose wash they impound)
their hips and their bellies off balance
to turn them. Kicking and rolling
about the Fair Grounds, swinging their butts, those
shanks must be sound to bear up under such
rollicking measures, prance as they dance
in Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess.  


morning bombers (2.00 / 12)
went from a low of 69 the other night to 43 last night. Back to lows in the 30's and highs in the 50's for the next week.


memories of the Velvet Underground (2.00 / 13)
They were the house band at the Dom where I worked as a waitress (downstairs from the Electric Circus)

Those were interesting times. :)

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Wow! (2.00 / 11)
That would be interesting, indeed.

I don't think they ever made it out here, and I was a wee bit too young to go see bands when they were around (though I made up for that later).

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
heh. Lou Reed lived across the street (2.00 / 14)
on St. Marks Place, and from what I remember, was usually stoned out of his skull.  

He would sit for hours playing Otis Redding's "I can't get no satisfaction" over and over again

I dated (very briefly) one of the VU.  Typical for waitresses/house bands.  Perks of the job.

 

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Not surprised that Lou Reed would be stoned. (2.00 / 10)
OK, spill, which one did you date? :)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I will not tell (2.00 / 6)
but he was a handsome dark-haired fella with a sexy Brit/Welsh accent ;)

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Well, that sure makes it difficult! (2.00 / 4)
;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I finally can rec and post (2.00 / 14)
still figuring out the site.

Hey, you! (2.00 / 10)
It's pretty easy, you'll figure it out.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Hey you!!! (2.00 / 11)
I am sure it will be a breeze! Main thing is to note that in your comments there is an option to see replies. Key. Also check out the Welcome Mat story (still haven't found out who Mat is).

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[ Parent ]
breakfast (2.00 / 13)
Eggs: over medium; Pancakes: thin; Waffles: syrup; Coffee: when I'm in the mood, I guess tan to whiteish. Potatoes: depends on the mood, I like both. Either Bacon or sausage.

Cooking bacon and biscuits with gravy right now, making omelet for mr. r.


Interesting (2.00 / 11)
that most people seem to prefer the thin pancakes, but all you can get out there these days it the fat ones the size of your head!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Tell me about it! (2.00 / 12)
We went out to breakfast yesterday and I ordered sweet potato hash with poached eggs (which unfortunately was bland) and it came with these 2 giant fluffy pancakes that I probably could not even eat on their own. It's crazy, I tell ya!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
know what really gets me? (2.00 / 9)
those waffles piled high with strawberries and whipped cream and who knows what else. I've seen others with bananas, caramel, etc. Delicious, no doubt, but for the first meal in the a.m.? That would be TOO MUCH for me. LOL.  

[ Parent ]
For me, too. (2.00 / 8)
I also need some savory with my sweet, so sausage or bacon and an egg or two, and potatoes, and....

Also: biscuits and gravy!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
IMHO thick pancakes aren't very good. They are often too (2.00 / 6)
heavy and likely undercooked.  Not supposed to eat them ever (diabetic) but sometimes you just have to give into a craving.  Give me the thin ones!

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
sourdough pancakes (2.00 / 3)
tend to be thinner, swedish=style.  for me. anyway.  

[ Parent ]
morning bomberinos. (2.00 / 14)
Eggs: scrambled with sauteed peppers and onions
Pancakes: thin with bits of sausage cooked right in.
Waffles: Syrup
Juice: Cran
Coffee: Black
Potatoes: sliced thin almost like potato chips, pan fried. Bacon, Sausage, and country ham.  

Coffee should only be drank (drunk? drinked?) black. (2.00 / 2)
To do otherwise insults the coffee bean.

Actually, my coffee-black habits come from working 2nd shift and 3rd shift in data processing back in the 70's when the only coffee available was vending machine coffee. The coffee was awful but putting the fake "cream" or whatthehellisthat "sugar" into it rendered it undrinkable. Black coffee, consumed quickly before it took on too much of the flavor from the paper cup, just to get caffeine into the system to finish the shift.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Breakfast (2.00 / 14)
Eggs: scrambled

Pancakes: Fat

Waffles: Syrup

Juice: none

Coffee: Bustelo

Potatoes: home fries (made in a cast iron pan)

Bacon - thick

but I don't see anyone talking about biscuits and grits :)  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


I had biscuits this morning. (2.00 / 11)
Still never had grits. Both of my parents grew up where grits would have been a normal part of breakfast, and since Mom never made them for us, I assume she didn't like them (that usually turned out to be the reason).

Bacon: Burnt to a crisp, just crispy, or chewy?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Crispy. (2.00 / 11)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
crisp, definitely (2.00 / 8)
BLT one of my fave sandwiches ever.

Grits seems to be an acquired taste. I know a lot of non-southerners who detest them. Prolly a texture thing because grits are, well, gritty.

I


[ Parent ]
crispy. (2.00 / 11)
very - but not burnt.

Grits:

Grits have their origins in Native American corn preparation. Traditionally, the corn for grits was ground by a stone mill. The results are passed through screens, with the finer siftings being grit meal, and the coarser being grits. Many communities in the United States used a gristmill until the mid-20th century, with families bringing their own corn to be ground, and the miller retaining a portion of the corn for his fee. In South Carolina, state law requires grits and corn meal to be enriched, similar to the requirements for flour, unless the grits are ground from corn from which the miller keeps part of the product for his fee.

Three-quarters of grits sold in the U.S. are sold in the South stretching from Texas to Virginia, also known as the "grits belt".[5] The state of Georgia declared grits its official prepared food in 2002.[6] Similar bills have been introduced in South Carolina, with one declaring:

   Whereas, throughout its history, the South has relished its grits, making them a symbol of its diet, its customs, its humor, and its hospitality, and whereas, every community in the State of South Carolina used to be the site of a grits mill and every local economy in the State used to be dependent on its product; and whereas, grits has been a part of the life of every South Carolinian of whatever race, background, gender, and income; and whereas, grits could very well play a vital role in the future of not only this State, but also the world, if as Charleston's The Post and Courier proclaimed in 1952, "An inexpensive, simple, and thoroughly digestible food, [grits] should be made popular throughout the world. Given enough of it, the inhabitants of planet Earth would have nothing to fight about. A man full of [grits] is a man of peace."

In the South Carolina Low Country the uncooked ground corn is referred to as "grist" and the cooked dish is "hominy." This should not be confused with the more usual usage of hominy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
thanks for that (2.00 / 6)
I love food history. Seems to me southern cooking has roots in both Native American and African foods. My folks serve hominy sometimes, but I dislike it.  

[ Parent ]
Grits remind me of polenta (2.00 / 4)
Maybe because I usually eat them both cheesy.  Cheese makes everything yum.

[ Parent ]
That is what I would do. (2.00 / 3)
I have heard grits are bland (as is polenta, but you can put sauce on polenta), so cheese would help that problem.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
The hover on (2.00 / 8)
the Brueghel is a real giggle-inducer.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

Ooooh, I'll play. :) (2.00 / 7)
Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? over easy

Pancakes: Fat or thin? Thin? Crepes darn it. I'm married to a Frenchman

Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Real maple syrup, but fruit is best with crepes.

Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Yes, but not for breakfast

Coffee: Black or tan or white? Black - no sugar

Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Home fries w/ mayo

Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat? Yes to all.

Left off the list. My normal breakfast (when I bother) is bacon, scrambled eggs, and refried beans in a tortilla with enough hot sauce to make me cry and not that vinegar infused stuff out of a bottle either. It's gotta be fresh made fresh.  




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me too! (2.00 / 7)
I do mayo sometimes with the home fries.

When we were young, we'd often fry thin rounds of potatoes and make a sandwich of it, with mayo and white bread. Yummo, as I recall. Fried potato sandwich, is what we called it. Haven't had that in years.  


[ Parent ]
G'afternoon, y'all...a near balmy 62 degrees here... (2.00 / 8)
Hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend. We finally got the last of Christmas packed up and hauled up into the attic. I love Rubbermaid boxes...so much easier to contend with (as opposed to cardboard boxes with torn flaps and saggy bottoms).

Some Answers?

Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? Bloody Mary

Pancakes: Fat or thin? Bloody Mary

Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Bloody Mary

Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Bloody Mary

Coffee: Black or tan or white? Bloody Mary

Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Bloody Mary

Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat? Bloody Mary

(I kid!...sorta)

real answers:

Over easy
Thin
Fruit
Bloody Mary (surprising, no?)
Black
Either...with hot sauce AND ketchup
None...I don't like the real stuff OR the fake stuff

...and don't forget the grits!

/grin

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I liked your first set (2.00 / 4)
of answers!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Ha! (2.00 / 3)
n/t

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Has anyone read about the Harvard study that found a link between (2.00 / 5)
soda and violence? It's not brand new, but I just stumbled upon it today. Interesting read:

Soda and Violence Study

ALREADY IMPLICATED in the obesity and diabetes epidemics, soda may be linked to violence in young people, new research suggests. In a study of 1,878 students at Boston public high schools, heavy soda drinkers were much more prone to violent behavior than other teens.

Does this surprise anyone? Do you have personal experience with this phenomenon?  

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


Doesn't surprise me. (2.00 / 5)
We don't drink soda, generally speaking. Ginger Ale is great for settling stomaches, a good Root Beer is a splendid thing, but it has just never done much for me or Donna so we have never stocked it for the kids.

I got real sick in late 98 (overwork, my digestive system stopped) and had a doc who put me on a water regime. Told him I drink a lot of fruit juice, he pointed out that it is also full of sugar and acid and hard on the system in quantity.

We are not health nuts. Really can't be as a family, Donna has colitis and can only have things that are generally bad for you (white bread, pasta etc, very little fruit and veggies...) and I am more of a meat-sandwich eater than perhaps I should be. But there is common sense and nonsense, and drinking a lot of sugar water is not a bright idea.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
My mother was from Germany, so we didn't have (2.00 / 4)
much at all around growing up, it was not in her DNA. That means I never got into the habit, and knowing now how addictive sugar is, (not to mention caffeine), I'm just as glad. On hot summer days I like to drink a cold Pepsi now and then, but that is very rare, even though summer weather is getting hotter here in Germany.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
No, but (2.00 / 5)
I am not surprised either. I rarely buy pop, once in a while something fun like Mexican pop to go with a mexican meal or some root beer or cream soda to make floats. I always wonder why people start giving it to their kids in the first place now that we have seen so much research showing all of the problems it can cause. It's hard being the only mean mom that doesn't have pop in the house people, help me out here!! ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I stopped drinking the stuff a long time ago (2.00 / 5)
when I realized it was responsible for the uncomfortably full feeling I'd get when I had it with meals. I never kept it in the house anyway, so it was easy enough to stop.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Same here, I was a diet coke (2.00 / 4)
fiend. Once I stopped, it made it very uncomfortable to drink pop. It doesn't even taste good to me anymore.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Juice. (2.00 / 5)
Gatoraid and similar stuff sometimes. Sugary as well, but some amount of sweet isn't the end of the world.

If the kids are getting snacks and drinks they should be fine. If they complain just give them some razzing right back. ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Juice (2.00 / 5)
and a lot of those drinks are usually very sugary and have so many empty calories. I did a bunch of research when they started pre-school because I asked to be on our district's wellness committee. The committee was a joke, but I made some major changes at their school and started a green club and organized a Healthy Food/Wellness fair every other year.

We pretty much have milk and water as choices at home (well, non alcoholic choices).  I figure they get enough pop and juice at friend's houses and parties, they know to stock up, lol!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
When I was with the parent's group at the elementary school, (2.00 / 5)
we had an event and parents needed to bring juice for the beverages.

One family brought ... Hawaiian Punch.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Hoo, boy. Education is key. People just don't know what they (2.00 / 4)
are putting into their bodies, so I'm not surprised at all at the stuff I read at the orange place about the explosion in kids' allergies, autism and other spectrum disorders, etc. etc. I haven't lived in the US for 27 years, and I am convinced a lot of these problems are due to poor diet, plastic, denatured food full of pesticides and other nasty stuff, etc. If I ever go back, I'll probably want to live near an organic farm, lol.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
Good for you for changing the awarenesss at the school! (2.00 / 4)
I never had kids, but I eat mostly organic food, and have done so for decades. My father was an early afficionado of organic growing and steaming veggies back in the 60's, influenced by Carson's "The Silent Spring and the Lappé book "Diet for a Small Planet", so I was lucky to have been exposed to alternative thinking about food in my teens, before it became more widespread. It has influenced me to this day, and I attribute my reasonably robust health (in spite of and after having cast off numerous harmful addictions over the years) to it.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
Thanks! (2.00 / 3)
It was so gratifying to see kids try vegetables they had never even seen, let alone eaten, and enjoy them. We ended up getting a grant from the American Heart Association last year, which helped us bring the teaching garden to some of the classrooms. Prior to that we just had a green club that utilized the greenhouse and beds that I had built for them. Sadly though the district put a big ugly metal sign, like a street sign, outside of it that says no students allowed, I shit you not. Apparently it is a liability issue??? To have kids in a greenhouse? They also said that the kids are not allowed to taste the vegetables that they were growing anymore, which was 100% the point of the program. I am glad I am no longer at the school (both my kids are now at middle school), because I would be just so frustrated.

Here is a blog I started about it last year, that I had to stop because posts would have needed to be done by a district employee.  ::sigh::

http://ridgewellness-202.blogs...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
Looks like a fun blog - what a shame the red tape was so onerous (2.00 / 2)
for the whole project! I thought German bureaucracy was bad, but The stuff you had to deal with seems a lot worse. Ugh.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
Yep, (2.00 / 3)
as noted elsewhere, I was straightened out on the juice thing by a doc when I got real sick and we have since had a water cooler that is the primary source of fluids.

Milk in moderation is not a bad thing for kids, calcium and all that, but it is also a bit hard on the system. Milk (brown or not) is still a preferable alternative to soda.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
It is smart to have (2.00 / 3)
a water cooler because I think having water so easily available and out in the open like that makes you more likely to drink it. I wish I was better at drinking water, I am so bad. I drink coffee int he morning and tiny sips of water throughout the day and then wine or a tiny bit more water at night. This can't be good!


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Mean mom here too!! (2.00 / 5)
But you already knew that. ;)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
I did!! (2.00 / 5)
You are my role model!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Over Easy. (2.00 / 5)
With toast.

:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


I'm with you here - toasted German bread with organic butter and (2.00 / 5)
organic eggs - yum!

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
This hover ... (2.00 / 3)
The cat does not know whether to be pleased or annoyed that someone put meat in the water dish.

... wins the Internets.

No text can possibly be added to such WIN.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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