Daily Delight #10

I’ve been under the weather and spent a lot of time sleeping yesterday. And i had a bunch of crazy dreams this morning. And I love dreaming! They usually make up the foundation of some crazy short story for me to write later.

Last night’s dreams are pretty fleeting, so I’ll spare you the non-sensical details. But yay for dreams!

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Daily Delight #10

Obligatory Post

I haven’t posted in an a while so I figured why not since it’s not even 9AM yet in Portland. Not to say I haven’t had any ideas or thoughts, just the lack of time to put them to paper (to website?) with the traveling and being sick.

Here’s a quick run down of things:

– Had a really crappy dream about my lying-cheating, narcissistic ex-boyfriend, Adam. (Can I preface him like that whenever I talk about him? I might just try to.) Apparently I can cut him out of my life but not out my dreams. This dream even had my other ex-boyfriend, A, in it. They’ve both been in the same dream before – I guess in my head they’re pretty similar.

– Luckily that first dream was followed by a dream about my high school reunion, which was a dance held above a department clothing store…? And while not interesting – friendly chit chat with people from the past and getting hit on by stupid boys – I met two tall, handsome military men at the end of the dream. (Yes, I’m going through a military thing right now.) And I had the distinct thought that I was glad I had passed up those chumps at the dance and got to meet these guys. Felt very, and the moral of this dream is… Lol.

– Apparently, several people I knew through my lying-cheating, narcissistic ex-boyfriend, Adam, are getting married. While I am happy for them, I am also incredibly skeptical, which maybe means I’m not actually happy for them. Don’t like 1 out of 4 marriages end in divorce? I also imagine that my lying-cheating, narcissistic ex-boyfriend may make a toast at a few of these weddings, which goes back to grievances 2.5 where I think it’s ridiculous for him to be giving a toast bestowing love, fidelity, commitment, growing up etc. when you know, he knows nothing about any of that stuff.

– There was also this interesting Ted video on love and why we cheat. Take what you will from it: Helen Fisher Tells Us Why We Cheat

– Do you think it’s possible that there’s no such thing as “the one”? Or rather, we all have the potential to be each others ones. I guess this is what’s behind the idea of “settling.” We can end up with people we never would have expected. Although, I really hate the term. From the video above, “George Bernard Shaw said it a little different, ‘Love consists of overestimating the differences between one woman and another.'”

– If you’re wondering why all the thoughts about my lying-cheating, ex-boyfriend, Adam, recently, it’s because, well to be honest, even as I move on with my life, I’m still processing stuff. Like in NYC, T and I were walking down the street and “Tiny Dancer” was blaring from a street vendor and it was an instant reminder. However, the conditioning is really wearing off (hopefully after another 4 months, it’ll have worn off completely), and these moments are now few and far between.

– But I think more so what has put him on my mind was the fact that I went to Baltimore for the first time since August for a work-client meeting last week. It was really great working and fun hanging with my friend A. But I was also very anxious leading up to that day. (Side note: Would it be weird to visit his parents when in Baltimore? I would really like to as we were very close. I even talked to his dad recently when my car broke down. But I also don’t want to come off as “not letting go,” you know. Thoughts?)

Okay that’s all. Out.

Obligatory Post

Dear Readers – A Quick PSA

Please eat your vegetables.

I promise this isn’t some crazy, harping vegetarian ranting. Just eat your vegetables and eat more of them, every day. It’s not that they’re all that bad. Some of them even taste good, eat lots of those. Everyday.

We all think we’re going to live to be 80, and for most of us, we will. But diabetes, cancer, etc, all that is seriously taking its toll, and we don’t know what sort of repercussions we’re going to face from our lazy lifestyles in the future.

If you believed that drinking a special potion every day would make you live forever – wouldn’t you do it? Well, vegetables are about as close to that special potion that can be scientifically proven so far.

Eating pasta? Throw on the veggies. Eating pizza? Top it with veggies. Steak for dinner? Eat a salad before and after. French fries don’t count as vegetables.

Worried that it’s going to spoil before you use it? Then use it before it spoils. Cook with fresh vegetables before you reach for “food” out of a box. And canned and frozen vegetables do count.

Don’t like vegetables? I can’t believe that you don’t like at least five of these: spinach, lettuce, kale, arugula, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, baby carrots, zucchini, eggplant, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, avocado, celery, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, garlic, radishes, peas, corn, pumpkin, okra, brussel sprouts, asparagus, sweet potatoes, ETC. And if you really don’t like any of those above – I feel bad for you and your taste buds.

Again, this isn’t some crazy rant. I just feel like we’re taking for granted these plentiful foods and eating a bunch of artificial crap. I know my eating has gotten all messed up since I started traveling and rarely have the time to cook for myself. But it really is a worth while venture to eat better (when you eat out or in), surely, you’ll reap rewards in the future.

This post also prompted by the New York Times article: Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries

Dear Readers – A Quick PSA