So far I’ve only posted two items to the new Surf Report Approved! section of the site, and already a few people have complained. “You’re a shameless shill!” one person said. My advice: Don’t read that section, if it causes you so much anguish. I don’t understand it, I think it’s fucking insane, but whatever. Stay away from it.
And for the record… I’m not shilling. I often want to talk about music, TV shows, and books that I like. Also software and podcasts… all sorts o’ stuff. But I hesitate, because people complain about that too. Oh god, not another music update! So, I thought I’d separate the two. The “recommended” posts would go off to a special section, and wouldn’t appear on the front page — making it super-easy to ignore, if you’re not into it.
Most of the time stuff just rolls off my back, but occasionally someone succeeds in pushing my buttons. Grrr….
But let’s move on, shall we? I’ve started eating steamed vegetables for lunch. I tried to stay away from the Marvin Hagler frozen meals, and was successful for a few months. I was having ham sandwiches, with lettuce and tomato on toast, every day. But I got burned-out on it, and found myself slipping back into the frozen meal cycle. You know, because they’re so freakin’ tasty, and easy to prepare.
But I have high blood pressure (go figure), and those frozen things are just salt licks. They do me no good, whatsoever.
Last week I mentioned to Toney that I’d like to somehow eat fresh vegetables for lunch. I didn’t know how to go about it, but she informed me that steaming would be the ticket. She bought some fresh broccoli and Brussels sprouts, and gave me a brief tutorial (I’m dumm). It was easy, so that’s what I’ve been doing.
In fact, I have a bunch o’ stuff in the steamer right now. It makes the house smell like a chamber of farts, but I consume a heaping bowl of some combination of broccoli, Brussels, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. every afternoon, and it does the trick. It fills me up, and I enjoy it.
I’ve always liked the veggies. I never understood the sitcom archetype of the kid who won’t eat his vegetables. I love ’em, and always have. The one exception: asparagus. Not a fan. Everything else, though… sign me up.
What’s your relationship with vegetables? Which ones do you love, and which ones make you gag? Do you eat enough of ’em? I hope I can make this an ongoing habit in my life. So far, I give it an A+.
I don’t really like fruits, though. Apples, for instance, are bullshit. Are you with me?! …Great Christ almighty. This place smells like the Olympic farting team has been working out in here.
Before I call it a day, I need to alert you to a “when two worlds collide” situation. Two of my favorite things came together late last week. Marc Maron interviewed Mark Everett, aka E, of the Eels, on his podcast, and it was fantastic.
I’ve raved about the Eels for years here, and Maron produces one of the few never-miss-an-episode podcasts. The two came together last Thursday, which could’ve ripped a hole in the time/space continuum, or whatever.
Check it out, even if you’re unfamiliar with E and his music. He’s a smart, funny guy. You’ll enjoy it, I can almost guarantee it.
And that’s gonna do it for today, my friends.
See ya again tomorrow!