I'm Alive! I'm Alive!

Monday, April 02, 2007
You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet lately. Or not. Perhaps you don’t care. Whatever. It’s been a busy weekend for me and in the bit of free time I’ve had I just haven’t felt like blogging. There must be a correlation between television viewing and blogging, at least in my case. I’ve watched perhaps a total of 4 hours of television since getting home from work on Friday (I usually watch more than that in one evening!). I did, however, manage to get a great deal of reading done, although not on Don Quixote. I finished off another book which has been added to my completed list. Next up? More work on DQ until the next round of library books arrives. Stay tuned.

I’ve also decided to give up beef. No it’s not a sudden, rash decision. It has been building for a few weeks now. Remember the Alien “Dinner and A Movie” with the Steak and Tomatoes? I love that meal, it’s one of my favourites. I couldn’t eat it. Granted, I wasn’t overly hungry at the time but that’s never stopped me before. It was the taste. The texture. The thought of what I was eating. It tasted….wrong. Last week, I had a huge craving for homemade hamburgers so I whipped up a few and cooked ‘em. Then, I ate ‘em (well…not ALL of them). Or tried to. Once again, I was offput by the flavour and the feel. I had to throw the remaining ones away. Beef is one of those items I don’t eat very often any more anyways so it’s not a huge sacrifice. However, I’ve been noticing that I haven’t had much of an appetite for poultry or pork either. Dear god…no bacon cravings? What’s wrong with me? What I have been enjoying is fresh fruit, nuts, and veggies. I must admit that I feel quite good (not to mention “regular”). Perhaps it’s just the time of year, although I have noticed I go through phases where I don’t want to (and at times physically can’t) eat meat. Sorry to all you carnivores, veggies are in, meat is out (or most of it for awhile anyways).

Apparently the only place in the world to live that’s more desirable than Vancouver is Switzerland. And four (4) Canadian cities (Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal) outrank the top American city, Honolulu. These were the results of a world-wide quality of living survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting recently. It’s pretty sad when Ottawa beats Honolulu as a desirable place to live…

6 comments:

Red said...

Yo, girl, where's Edmonton on that list?

We had a similar beefy epiphany over the weekend. I tried to make a Sunday roast, but it was not very nice, I must admit. The meat smelled kinda putrid, not because it was off... it just smelled like... slaughterhouse. Bleah. No point eating it if it makes you gag, right?

* (asterisk) said...

Glad you're alive. That was partly the reason I dropped you a line. But no response.... Red wrote what I would have here, more or less. I actually said to her, "If I knew all beef tasted like this, I'd never eat it again."

Wandering Coyote said...

Um, yeah...I though the same thing about Ottawa, too. I lived there 7 years and I can attest that there are way better places to live. Vancouver amongst them. I have a whole litany of complaints against Ottawa that I won't bore you with,but suffice it to say - YUCK!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I dunno, I'd be willing to trade Calgary in for Honolulu for a while, you know, to make up my own mind.

kelly said...

i can respect ones decision to not eat beef...but i had the most wonderful piece of bbq beef tenderloin on the weekend with a blue cheese coating...

Tanya said...

Sounds like more than just a one week challenge to me.

You know, I don't like beef. It's what started the vegetarian thing for me. I love cows. I think they are beautiful and I could no longer bring myself to eat them. Then I had a strange fall out with chicken. And pork is no good for you. So I stuck to fish for a while. Then I did just the vegetables thing.

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