Five things that happened today:
Not the dragonfly.
2. I took a really long nap after work.
One of my favorite lines in the movie Letters to Juliet (which is a lovely, wonderfully romantic movie up until the last 15 minutes when it then becomes horrible. It’s like the writers lost their words at the very last second when it mattered most.) is when Clair says to Sophie, “One of life’s great joys is having one’s hair brushed.” True. Very true. (It’s such a beautiful scene.)
Well–I have decided that one of life’s great pleasures is an afternoon nap.
3. The baby sister and I drove to Jacksonville tonight. We’re staying in a hotel by the airport because she flies out at the buttcrack tomorrow morning. Like 4:45 a.m. Ooof. But I thoroughly enjoyed the drive. We talked wedding plans. And I love her. So very very much.
4. I didn’t eat any meat.
I decided about three months ago that I was going to be a vegetarian. If you want to avoid a similar fate, do not–I repeat, do not–watch the documentary Food, Inc. For almost 90 days now I’ve not eaten one ounce of meat. It’s been pretty easy, although I think about BBQ’d ribs a lot. And I don’t think I’ll stay vegetarian for the rest of my life–I’m too much of a foodie. But it’s made me think about my food–where it comes from, how it’s prepared, and how balanced and healthy my food lifestyle is, or rather–wasn’t.
Oh, and if you have a great vegetarian recipe, please send it my way. Bean and cheese quesadillas get real old real fast.
5. I took a swig of a caffeine-free diet Coke and gagged.
I do realize that it seems counter-intuitive that I would go off meat, but still drink the poison carbonation. But I’ve never claimed to be rational. And despite being off soda for years, I can’t seem to curb a recent craving for the fizz. But anyway. I would suggest avoiding caffeine-free diet Coke. It serves absolutely no purpose. No sugar. No caffeine. No taste. In short–it’s disgusting.