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Name: Cat Tumblr Name: nemophilablues Nickname(s): Cat Birthday: April 24th Relationship Status: long term live-in partnership? Random fact about you: I have mastered the art of side-eye Hobbies/Interests: food, eating, sleeping, tumbling, reading, botanizing, bird watching, learning about all the social justice -isms Do you smoke/drink/do drugs: at times/yes/define drugs Why Tumblr?: The...
‘You have to think of a different kind of menu,’ says Alice [Waters, owner of...– Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and People Who Cook Bourdain devotes an entire chapter of his book to decimating Alice Waters, who has been lauded in a 60 Minutes puff piece as “the Mother of Slow Food” (which is a bullshit claim). He admits that he was perhaps...
those WWF tiger ads
are so fucking depressing. Is there any way I can opt out of them? I already donate to these people. Please let me get out of seeing the commercials. I can’t handle the sad tigers.
Oh! And we saw Drive today
it was so fucking good. I can’t recommend it enough.
that little girl with the stupid signs
guys! she’s only 20k in debt as a sophomore! see, we’re wasting our time bitching about how fucked up the system is. clearly we should heed the advice of privileged little white girls telling us that everything is okay. really, guys! she was a youth ministry major, she must know!
I've been without meat and most dairy for 4 days...
and other than grilled cheese sandwiches, pho, and mozzarella sticks I really don’t miss it. It’s of course only been 4 days so who knows if I’ll start to miss it by day 7. I’ve always felt guilty about eating meat but ate it anyways because it tastes so damn good. I’m thinking even after this whole project is over I’ll switch to limiting meat consumption to...
ginger blondies are in the oven
Professor sent us that "Is Junk Food Really...
We’re supposed to read it by Wednesday and discuss (in addition to every other reading we’re assigned, I guess). Good thing I read it yesterday and I’m still angry about the aura of privileged liberal elitism the author possesses. From the prof’s email he seems to agree with it.
We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation...– David Graeber at the Guardian, in the best piece I’ve read yet on Occupy Wall Street (via judyxberman) This article is fucking great. (via hardlyart) The part about being “punished and humilaited” for “doing what you were told to do,” is breaking my heart. It’s so fucking true and it SUCKS. (via...
I really love looking at fabrics and housewares...
Someday I will own a house and it will be so nicely decorated that the neighbors will hate me for having the best dinner parties.
Do you ever think about how shitty the whole food-health-society thing is? I don’t have a real term to describe it at this point so bear with me: We make it so people without money are forced to buy food that isn’t healthful. Then when some of these people end up obese from eating what they can afford, we shame them for being fat*. So then we make a profit selling them diet drugs and...
Day 2 of my week without
I made lentil soup for dinner and it was fucking delicious. It was by far the best soup I’ve ever made. Even though it took like 4 hours, it was totally worth it. I started by making my own corn product-free vegetable stock with mushrooms, carrots, onions, garlic, and spices. Reading online about lentils, I’ve learned that they’re actually really healthy. They have vitamins,...
Taxpayers Subsidizing Junk Food? →
natalia-saves-the-world: “From 1995 to 2010, the government handed $16.9 billion in farm subsidies to people involved in making four common junk food ingredients: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, and soy oils. Over the same time period, $262 million went to subsidizing apples. ” “CALPIRG did some math: “If these agricultural subsidies went directly to consumers to allow them...
Really, guys. You all missed out on the hole in...
This is going to be another one of those times when I realize I did not have a normal childhood, upbringing, or education.
Nobody had a class on what to do when arrested in high school but me. I mean, I know Berkeley is a strange place but that’s just ridiculous. Did you guys at least get the class where the person with the hole in the throat comes to talk to you?
Did anyone else's high school have a class session...
I can’t be the only one.
Fucking white people. And cops, fuck them too
Oh yeah, let’s stand on a balcony with champagne dressed all fancy to show those hippies how classy we are while we get drunk in public and AT WORK. Then let’s really show those hippies who’s boss by groping, assaulting, and otherwise terrorizing them while they peacefully assemble in a lawful manner. How much longer until the so-called hippies on the ground start screaming...
In other news
I bought this today. I’m 3 in and have decided it’s the most delicious thing ever and takes the pain away from the lack of cheese.
That last post is because I’m supposed to keep a diary about this crap and integrate it into the paper. I’m terrible at the whole diary thing, but I’m on here every day so hopefully seeing these posts will remind me.
Today is day 1 of my "week without" project
Yes, this is a grad school class, a core course too. We have to give up a piece of technology we feel our lives depend on. I chose a food technology because I really am too dependent on my cell phone and laptop/internet to give up those. So I’ve given up all products that rely on corn; this includes meat (livestock are fed corn), cow cheese, dairy that wasn’t from grass-fed cows,...
when in doubt about a smudged manicure
cover with lots and lots of flaky (isn’t that spelled flakey? it keeps giving me squiggles when I spell it with an e) glitter.
Children are weird
I don’t really like them. They just bother me. And what is up with this fashion of dressing little boys up like little old men? It’s just strange and I doubt any two year old really wants to wear a sweater vest.
Is there any solution to pain from sciatica?
I’ve always been told I’m just shit out of luck, but this can’t be true. I refuse to believe that I’m doomed forever. Have any of you had it or known someone who has had it and found a way to fix it?
my nail ripped
I am so sad about this it’s unreasonable.
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my sister is coming for thanksgiving!!!
this is so exciting.
I know I'm not the only science major in this grad...
but I am in one of my core classes and I forgot how frustrating it is trying to explain science to people who’ve had no formal exposure to it. Even basic stuff like uncertainty and probability are outside the scope of these people’s knowledge. I find this really surprising since many of them majored in economics. But how the fuck are we supposed to discuss health and nutrition as it...
shutting up now and drinking my beer
thetart: White kids? I need y’all to listen. We are not all Troy Davis. This would not happen to us. No, cork it and let that settle in for a second. This would not happen to us in this country and in this “justice” system and in this white supremacist culture that lets us think it’s the appropriate progressive response to stomp out feet about Not! Being! Racist! at this or any moment. Save...
the denial was one fucking sentence
ONE. FUCKING. SENTENCE.
I am so fucking ashamed of our country
so fucking ashamed.
fucking FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
no no no no no no no no FUCK NO