Two of Those Days

Jan 14, 2013 by

After last week’s day from hell, I thought karma would leave me alone for a while.

But, you know what they say, if you want to make God laugh…tell him your plans.

The very next day, hell day: part 2 hit like a ton of bricks.

It was G$’s 18 month birthday which happened to coincide with his 18 month checkup…and flu shot.  Every parent knows that the only fun “shot day” involves Grey Goose and cranberry not needles and bandaids.  Miraculously, G$ did really well and we decided to grab some lunch and hit the grocery store.

I chose to shop at an actual grocery store rather than my usual Walmart, because I refuse to buy beef from Walmart.  Gross.

My bad.  We walked in and the lady at the deli immediately starts baby-talking to G$ and asking him if he’s excited to meet his little brother or sister.  Adam and I both started looking around, wondering who she was talking to.  We must’ve figured it out at the same time because both our jaws hit the floor.  You’d think after this has happened for the 465,000th time that it wouldn’t surprise me any more.  You’d be wrong.

The lady quickly realized her mistake and apologized profusely.  First, she simply said she was sorry.  Then she said she didn’t mean any harm or to be rude.  Then came the best part, something I’ve never heard used as an excuse before.  She said to please excuse her because her vision isn’t too good.

Oh really?  See, now that makes sense.  I think my optometrist mentioned that to me at my last checkup.  There’s near-sighted, far-sighted and FAT-sighted.  Oh wait.  No. That’s just this bitch.  Your vision isn’t too good?  Seriously?  Come ON.

And that’s the worst.  People who aren’t stupid.  People who actually realize they just put their foot so far in their mouth that the only thing they can do is apologize and act remorseful.  Because now I’m embarrassed, they’re embarrassed and I’m embarrassed for them.  At least when you run into an oblivious idiot, the only one who has to feel bad is me.

But my day o’ fun wasn’t over yet.  On the way home, G$ stuck his finger too far back in his mouth, gagged himself, and puked all over himself AGAIN.

G$’s milkshake brought all the puke to the car.

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All Food IS Created Equal

Sep 7, 2012 by

I’ve finally calmed down enough to give my take on the Stanford University study on organic food.  I’ll admit, it took me a minute.


I learned a few things by reading this study but the one I want to focus on first is this:  there are people who actually believed that organic food is not only healthier but more nutritious.  Seriously.  And it isn’t just media-saturated, trend-happy hippies either.  SCIENTISTS actually hypothesized that organic food would be more nutritious than non-organic food.


How does this make sense?  Do people even know what “organic” means?  I understand how some people believe that organic food is “healthier” because they are concerned about the use of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and etc. on non-organic products.  Whether I agree or not is irrelevant.  I can at least understand where they are coming from.


These morons people, however, who think that spraying Potato A with Round-Up and leaving Potato B alone somehow equates to less vitamins and nutrients in Potato A?  They confuse me.  What, because it was grown in a mixture of rotten food compost, that somehow gives it more vitamins?  Or was it the cow shit “natural fertilizer” that gave it the extra edge?  Give me a break.


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I am food pro-choice.  I do not choose to buy organic products myself, but I believe everyone should educate themselves and choose what they think is best for themselves and their families.  I also think if you decide organic produce is the way to go for your family, then you need to be prepared to pay more for it.  That’s basic economics.


My goal in writing this post isn’t to make fun of stupid people (ok, maybe a little!) or to knock anyone’s preference in how their food is grown.  I’m just thrilled that a very reputable university has finally published a study proving what those of us in agriculture already knew.  Organic food is great, if that’s what you’re into.  But it simply is NOT more nutritious.  Period.


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