Being that it's a nice sunny day here in Utah, I walked over to the campus convenience store-type thing to grab myself some lunch. The pickin's were slim, and I'm trying to make good dietary choices, on account of I'm doing this fitness program through the university's human wellness or whatever department. I have to record my food and exercise and report it biweekly to this tall, toned, wight-lifter girl who married a boy from Cambridge, England. So I'm already jealous of her, and then I have to hand her documented evidence of why she marries British boys and I don't.

Anyway, I chose an apple (to ward off the scurvy), a raspberry yogurt, and a small leather-skinned hot dog.

But I wanted to choose eight jalapeno poppers and a waffle cone with roasted almond fudge and peanut butter cup ice cream. And maybe a block of havarti cheese. With whole-grain reduced-fat crackers. And some flapjacks.

Outside the store there were a bunch of little kids sitting on the grass with their moms, eating ice cream cones in their bathing suits. I watched the girls with their little bellies and wet ponytails. As I watched them, I thought 1) Isn't summer a lovely and innocent time to enjoy life's simple pleasures? and also 2) Enjoy it as long as you can, girls. It's all gonna go to crap.

Now about that ice cream cone . . .


Katie said... [reply]

Oh man, "the scurvy" made me laugh hard. Especially since I think you have to eat citrus fruits to prevent that.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Aw . . . DANGIT! Fine, Now I AM going to go get some ice cream!

Miss Hass said... [reply]

So...did you get the ice cream? I ate two fudgsicles last night and they just aren't the same.

parcelax said... [reply]

Not to harsh your gig or anything but...I think the havarti and whole grain crackers would have been a better choice than the preservative-packed hot dog. I'm just saying. I mean, I love a good hot dog know and then, don't get me wrong. Eat what you want, girl. You only live once and plenty of British men have portly wives.

Nemesis said... [reply]

See, I can forgive parcelax's remarks about the hot dog, which was a lapse in judgement on my part. As far as the "portly" comment goes, she's dead to me.

Laura said... [reply]

Have you ever read Sarah Hepola from The Morning News? She wrote the BEST article ever on diets:

Nemesis said... [reply]

Thanks Laura! That article pretty much had me on the floor. If anyone wants to take a look, the rest of the address is

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