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renniekins
Day off
I don't have to work today. This is a wonderful thing, but of course I am unfortunately squandering my precious business hours off work by messing around on my computer.

I am also eating a veggie burger. I have this new medicine I'm supposed to be taking, which I'm supposed to take 30 minutes before I eat anything. Unfortunately, I'm pretty bad at this. The problem is that in general, 30 minutes before I want to eat, I don't know that I'm going to want to eat in 30 minutes! I'm a ridiculously spontaneous and haphazard sort of person. This is why I rarely cook, and eat a lot of frozen meals. I can handle microwaving something for a few minutes, but actually futzing about the kitchen for 30 (or more!) minutes, finding, combining, and preparing ingredients, using multiple cooking implements and then finally ending up with a full meal neatly arranged on a plate - this seems near to inconceivable to me.

For lunch today I pulled two pieces of bread and one veggie burger out of my freezer. Bread into the toaster, burger on a plate in the microwave, now find mustard and catsup in the fridge. Spend a couple moments impatiently shaking the mustard and watching the microwave count down, decide that I don't really need ketchup and put it back into the fridge. Mentally debate the possibility of fat-free mayo, then the microwave beeps. Hooray, forget the mayo, it's time to eat!

Pull the burger out of the microwave, and the toaster oven dings. What timing. I flip the burger onto one piece of toast, squirt mustard onto the burger, use the other piece of toast (onion sourdough I made add - very tasty) to wipe up the extra burger juice on the plate, then smear the mustard around a bit as I put it onto the sandwich. Take said sandwich and plate into computer room, feeling very pleased with myself for having "cooked."

Two bites into the sandwich, I remember the darn pill, and the 30 minutes. Ack! Quickly take pill, then study sandwich. If I wait 30 minutes to eat it, it will be cold. Instead, I decide to just eat it v-e-r-y s-l-o-o-o-o-l-y. Surely that will help at least a little bit. *grin*

So I have been sitting here, leisurely eating lunch, and reading the journal a new friend (jathomas (he likes The Tick!!)). I've added several new friends (hi everyone who reads this!) recently, and probably will add more. Mostly because I need more interesting reading material for when I get bored at work. Also, I just need more friends in my life, and I'm hoping that at least a couple of them will find some of my ramblings vaguely interesting, read and comment in my journal, and we can become Best Friends Forever, complete with secret handshakes, sleepovers, and little beaded pins to put onto your shoelaces (hey does anybody else remember that trend, from the early '80's I think??). Heh, okay now I'm just getting silly, but like I said I'm rambling and procrastinating, wasting away my day off.

Maybe I should go do something productive. If anybody has any interesting journals to recommend, please feel free.

Current Mood: unproductive
Current Music: It's Raining Men

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retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: April 5th, 2002 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
lol...... your discription of your afternoon's activites was rather funny-
enjoyed the story.... did you say you "baked the onion sourdough bread".... !!!! well I'd sure call that cooking-.... as for the microwaving of a burger... well not so much......but then I'm the kettle calling the pot.... ;-)
hope your enjoying your long weekend!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 6th, 2002 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh yes, of course I baked my own bread! Can't you tell I'm that kind of gal? I must have forgetten to add that to the narrative. Whoops, silly me.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 5th, 2002 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

re: Pill

That taking a pill 30 minutes before is a pain, glad the last prescription was taken with meal, last time I had to do it fortunately it was only once a day, so I took it when I woke up, then had breakfast later. Have a good weekend.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 5th, 2002 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Microwave vegetarian

After eating my Lean Cuisine, I looked in my freezer and thought of you. I checked their website, but Amy's Organic doesn't list any stores in Michigan with their products but you might check Meijer or Kroger that carry it in other states. Their black bean enchiladas are incredible (the Black Bean Enchilada Whole Meal has Spanish rice and pinto beans on the side) and their cheese enchilada meal is pretty good too. And some good canned soups too. http://www.amyskitchen.com/ for more info. And yes, they make veggie burgers too.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 6th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Microwave vegetarian

mmm....looks like good stuff! I'll have to keep my eyes open for it. They did list a couple stores that carry "Amy's Kitchen" within a 10-mile radius of my zip code. I'll give 'em a try sometime. I'm not actually vegetarian (anymore; I was during college), in case you were thinking so...I just try to eat healthy, and veggie stuff often is helpful that way.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 6th, 2002 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Microwave vegetarian

Me neither, this is just good food.
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