Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Reality is perception...

Yesterday I woke up at 5:00am due to an extremely annoying smell lingering in my air conditioned room. I had no idea of what this smell was or where it was coming from. All I knew was that it smelled like absolute shit and at that ungodly hour that wasn't something I was prepared to deal with.

Well, it's a good thing that I got pissed off, turned off my air conditioner and opened the windows at least because according to today's papers it turns out that the smell was Ethyl Mercaptan. Though according to all conspiracy theorists, it was 30,000 gallons of natural gas. Hard to say who si right. In any case, somehow this gas managed to leak from the refinery on the West side of Santo Domingo and spread all the way across the city as a result causing gas poisoning to hundreds of people, mostly children and Bracuta.

Isn't that fucked up?

Never in my life had I heard of something like that happening anywhere. But of course, it had to happen here. I wish I could sue...

Anyway, after that little bit of morning drama which managed to last until the early afternoon (though maybe I just couldn't smell the gas anymore cause I got used to it), I went about my business. I understand that peole were all bent out of shape about that very unfortunate situation, but what can one do? Not breathe? I mean, we were suffering but imagine the ozone and the ocean...

So yeah I went to this really cool humongous farmer's market and I cooked. Again. I made dinner last night. We had spinach mini calzones and apple compote with frozen yogurt for dessert. It was absolutely amazing, and the entire meal (including dessert) had less than 500 calories. GO ME! I tell you, I am having so much fun with this that I think I'm going to make this a regular occurrance. I even started a new blog so I can post my recipes so I don't have to e-mail them 500 times ;-) You can go look at it here.

The more I cook, the more I think that I am right in just getting my M.S. in Nutrition. I really do have fun with these things. And cooking distracts me on days like yesterday when I was wishing for one thing but hoping for another. It distracts me on days that I should completely overlook because they should no longer mean anything to me but sadly they still do and only highlight the fact that even though I've taken 3 steps forward, it would be so easy to take 15 steps back. It gives me purpose when I feel like life really means nothing...

I am so cooking today again!

6 comments:

Grant said...

If you plan to keep posting recipes, would you include a link in your sidebar (like under the bit about the rules and the 100 things about you)? Maybe you should consider becoming a master chef specializing in healthy meals. Although for me, there's still nothing better than a large hunk of cow.

grody jo-dee said...

going right now to see your recipes....i really enjoyed cooking as therapy before g. was born. now i still enjoy making great food, but i don't experiment as much due to time. you're in a great stage of life to work on your recipe collection for later.

Pirate said...

My shoes have that effect.

Libélula said...

"spinach mini calzones"...man, that sounds yummy!!!

mw said...

yum! can't wait to check out your new site. I need some easy recipes. I used to really enjoy cooking but now it's limited to what I can do while Mallory entertains herself.

The Assimilated Negro said...

not everyone's gotta blog. but everyone has to eat.

or something like that ...