Showing posts from May, 2013

Eating a Low Fiber Diet

It's sort of weird that I'm being encouraged to eat a low-fiber diet--but it's just temporary thing. I've just had surgery (again) and in order to give my colon a rest, I'm supposed to avoid fresh fruit and veggies. I'm not supposed to eat fruit with skin on it. And the last time I went to the grocery store, they had bags and bags of bing cherries in. I LOVE bing cherries. But I passed them by.

I just finished a snack of five small sausages and some pulpless orange juice. Prior to that, I had a bowel movement which came out pretty liquidy. What did I have to eat that made that happen? Three slices of pizza, two slices of cheese garlic bread, and some soda. I normally have that kind of bowel movement after tons of fruit and veggies. So go figure. I also threw up early this afternoon. I'm hoping it's the sleep medication clashing with the toast. But it's a bit alarming.

I decided that after this surgery, I would truly, honestly try and eat better. Eit…

Long Live "The Office"

Through a quirk of fate, I was able to watch the series finale of "The Office," and also watch some of the retrospective. I've seen seasons 1-5, but didn't get a chance to watch 6-9. I'll watch them eventually, but I was not disappointed with what I saw last night.

Andy Bernard had a great line: "I wish there was some way to know that you're in the good old days before you leave them."  I cried when he said that. Because it's so true. I think we've all felt that way. 

And when Steve Carell pops in to be Dwight's bestest mensch, that 
was a tear-jerker moment as well.

I can understand Pam's not wanting to watch all of the documentary. She grew a lot in that period, but realized she didn't want to watch how long it took her to go after what she wanted. Jim and Pam's romance was heartbreaking to watch sometimes, but it will go down in television history as being one of the greatest love stories ever on the small screen.

There were mo…

Our Joyous Modern World

I have to be honest here--I spend a lot of time thinking about the past, because the past seemed like it was a lot more fun. I had time to socialize, travel, see concerts and I didn't have to worry about being too much of a grownup. I had family who loved me, and it seemed like there was always something to look forward to.

All that changed when my mom died. I had to work three jobs just to maintain a modest lifestyle. My brother  yelled at me all the time. It seemed like I didn't have any time to do anything anymore, except work. I lost contact with friends. I would be lucky if I saw certain people once a month.

It would be nice if I could take the best of the past and bring it here to the future, but I can't.

So, since I usually bitch and whine and moan, I decided I would look at the positive of our modern world.

The Internet: Talk about entertainment! And education! For trivia junkies like me, I can look up facts and ask strange questions and get some sort of answer. So…