Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday things

My dinner at my friend's house last night was great.  She prepared shishkabobs, separating protein and veggies on different skewers to accomodate the different lengths of times they needed under thr broiler.  I would have taken pictures, but recall my battery charger issue.  (It's still nowhere to be found.)  She did some skewers with eggplant slices, green and red peppers, and plums (!); a few other with zucchini and onion, and then others with combo of chicken and lamb.  All the meat and veggies were marinated in some kind of flavored vinegar and seasonings.  Great combo of food served over brown rice.  Talk about healthy!  I would never have thought of using plums, and they were fantastic grilled and eaten with a bite of meat.  I felt totally righteous eating such nourishing and guilt free fare.

I ended up not walking over because it got pretty warm and just walking my dog had sweat rivulets down my neck.  Also the sky was dark and cloudy, threatening rain that never happened.  About an hour after I got home Hubby arrived from his 13 hour drive from Atlanta - limping up the driveway from sitting in the car all day!  Hubby has been a runner all his life and in good shape, but flexibility is not his thing.  He's very sinewy and tight, so being in one position too long really stiffens up his joints.  I called him while he was still on the road to see if I'd need a crow bar to pry him out of the front seat.

Two nights ago I saw this story on the news and just remembered it this morning.  Can you believe this?  Let me know what you think about this latest form of fat discrimination.  I feel so bad for the customer, but she really represented herself beautifully when being interviewed.  But I have to wonder if she went home and cried her eyes out.  I would have.

I really don't have much else for today.  We passed our big licensing yesterday with flying colors, which was a huge relief.  I may gripe and whine about aspects of my job at times, but I feel so fortunate to have a good job that I like and that compensates me fairly.  I love my co-workers and our clients and marvel at my good luck to be a part of the mix here.  If our place was shut down even for awhile, it would be a hardship for a lot of people.  But we are sailing along swimmingly the day after, and will be moving our displaced clients back into their renovated spaces next week.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I have no idea what my "verdict" will be.  The way my "muffin top" is pressing over the top of my capris today makes me a little nervous, but these are small 16s I'm wearing and I'm all scrunched up at my desk.  Today is going to be clean if I have to request general anesthesia to keep me from overeating.  I don't think that will be necessary as I've had a good binge free week thus far, but Leslie is a tricky girl who cannot always predict how the day will transpire in the food realm.  I will get in a long walk this afternoon also, as the day is gloriously mild and clear.

Time to go medicate the masses so am signing off.  Have a good Friday eve. - Oh - And let me know what you think of the story in the link!


  1. Good luck on your day before WI--that's always a tricky day for me. Mr. Munch tries his hardest to ruin my resolve.
    Incredible about the nail salon policy. First of all, how do they know how much she weighs? She thinks she's going to turn every overweight customer away--unfortunate, but true--200 pounds is not at all an unusual weight for women in this country. The woman was very articulate in her defense. I felt for her.
    The shiskabab sounds yum. I love meals like that. And plums--what a great idea. I always like a taste of sweet with my meals.

  2. Hi Leslie,

    I'm so glad you dropped by my blog and happy to meet a fellow traveller.

    I went to the link about the nail salon. What a terrible attitude. I guess she's just so slim (and from a culture where there are many fewer heavy people) that she can't understand. That's no excuse, however!

    I look forward to reading your posts too!

  3. Strange as it sounds, I can see the position of the salon. If the chairs are costing that much and only supporting 200 lbs weight, it would be in their best interest to charge extra. However, it does bring into question the stupidity of the chair manufacturer to build equipment that will only support 200 lbs. What are they making them out ?? And if they are so fragile that they will break under a mere 200 lbs, how functional are they really ???

  4. I saw that on the news this morning. I would have cried as well.

    Ick for sweat. I am going to be drowning in it till Novemeber. UGH

    Hope you're staying clean!

  5. We eat a lot of kabobs in our house because my sons like the various marinated meat or chicken parts and my husband and I will also eat the veggies. When my youngest was small, he would eat anything "on a stick." I would ever give him toothpicks to eat his lunch:)

  6. That's so great that you like your job. Although you touched on many subjects, that's my takeaway today.

    "Medicate the masses"; you can be so funny!

  7. I can only shake my head at the ignorance and shortsightedness of that salon owner. Just insure the stupid chair! Or if you are stupid enough to try to ruin good customer service by charging extra, it's only "fair" to inform them before services rendered.

    What was even more outrageous than the article were the comments after it. Talk about stupid, ignorant, unkind and moronic people!! Sheesh... some days it's embarrassing to even be included in the human race.


  8. Another shameful example of our civilized and inclusive culture (not!). Michele

  9. yep
    I saw that too and sighed loud and long.

    and loud.

  10. Your friends dinner sounds wonderful. It feels good to eat healthy and clean!

    I don't know what to think about the obese woman, it must have been so embarrassing for her.

    Our bodies were not meant to carry so much weight, it is why nothing has been made to accommodate such large people.

    Humans are not suppose to be this big. How did we get where we are as a society?

    "Medicate the masses" you make me laugh!

  11. That sounds like a great dinner Leslie - just glad the onions were separated from the meat :D

    That news article is awful, so sad!

    Have a great Friday night too! :D

  12. Amazing story. I get really tired of things like this. Really, really tired of it.

    I totally understand not wanting to walk in the heat. That is exactly what keeps me from walking at work. I would be one sweaty guy after lunch.