Sunday, July 11
Every good argument needs a diagram! Even if it is inaccurate and poorly illustrated. As of last Thursday, I decided to give vegetarianism a try. My goal is to last an entire week without meat. It really does not seem that horrid. It appears to be high in carbohydrates and fiber. I have been eating potato chips, random candy, and the occasional fruit. Basically my diet is made up on sunflower seeds. They are easy, sodium covered, and delicious. For my main meals I have enjoyed eggplant, pizza, and red beans. However a slight oversight is the bacon. On a few occasions i have included a bit of bacon into the meal. Therefore! As shown above, Bacon is in fact a vegetable. Pigs are omnivores. I have taken the liberty of breaking the big down by converting it's diet into our diet. I really hate using the theory of "you are what you eat," but in this case it benefits my perspective! I declare bacon is a vegetable. A very delicious, useful, protein packed option for all vegetarians.
Vegetables also include: Crawfish and Crabs (When in Season)
Friday, July 9
Most of the credit really does belong to Mitch, as I tend to kill most everything. The tomatoes were not horrid and we have more basil than we know what to do with. The okra is starting to look really great. Living in the city does not seem so horrid, who knew you could grow so much on concrete!
I have even discovered a very delightful community garden down the street! First Grace Community Garden appears at first glance to be very neglected. However, someone is working on it exceedingly slowly. Either way, this place is delightful!
Wednesday, July 7
I find it horrifying that in just over 50 years America has declined so far down from being one of the great superpowers. This is probably an over discussed topic; however it is one that has a lot of stock available. I find it necessary to point out how much stupidity actually exists. I know I am not a shining example of brilliance. In fact, I myself am a great example! It would have taken me much longer to write this sans spell check. I cannot recall the last time I opened a dictionary to check myself. So there just has to be an entire generation who has never had to utilize a proper dictionary. What happen to the card catalog and the dewy decimal system? What about conversions from and to metric. I have never had a geography class perhaps that is I manage to get lost so easily. I heard they were removing penmanship from the class curriculum in many schools. I completely understand why it takes a teenager three hours to follow and build a tool that should not have taken more than ten minute assembly. According to an article I read in Psychology Today, America ranks #26 in “know-how.” Does that mean common sense? Apparently everything needs warning labels. For example a toaster really does not need to warning to not submerge it in water. If someone is stupid enough to sink a toaster, they should be electrocuted. In the good old days people learned how to use a spoon without having to read any warning labels to figure out you shouldn’t put it in the microwave. Besides, what good are warning labels in a majority of the country cannot read English? According to the same article, America ranked #12 in literacy. And with teenage pregnancy on the rise I am pretty sure they have removed sex education. The decline of intelligence very well could be the end of humanity in 2012. Or zombies. Or both.
End of rant.
I am prepared to fight off zombies, but I do not know how long I would survive in a pack of idiots.
Thursday, July 1
I am having issues deciding what proper etiquette is. Last August I started a relationship with an older gentleman, an eleven year difference. I was raised by a single mother where etiquette was not really important. I was not raised like Reba’s “Fancy,” my mother did not raise me to find a man that would support me. My mother taught me to be self reliant, self sufficient, and independent. Unfortunately I am not my mother and I really like having a companion. So, I discovered I needed to go out and research proper etiquette. I bought a few books and studied up. I brushed up on dining etiquette and basic lady like skills. Previously, when I thought about dating I did not think I had to learn little details. A year later I certainly have learned to like having doors held and sits pulled out for me. Perhaps it is my generation that etiquette and manners are being lost. I have dated people my age; there are a lot of formalities that just do not occur. I was reading the eHow article on how to be a southern gentleman; I would like to update that so it applies to modern society.
I think impeccable manners, could just be decent manners and have a respectful nature. Honestly, I kn ow my manners are not impeccable… I definitely appreciate the idea of having someone helping me to my seat and taking my coat. I like am man that can appreciate my cooking, even if he has to lie. Another thing about a southern gentleman is that they must have charm. To show my nerdiness they should have at least a 15 charisma. Although, I would not mind a high dexterity either…