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Mr. Incredible

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Posted on 2008.01.09 at 09:35
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I'm a sedentary man. I don't play sports, I don't run for fun; my hobbies require no physical exertion. I sit in my car I sit at work and I sit at home. I do a lot of sitting. And my time off this past holiday season was a wonderful, much needed rest. I got to shift my mind into neutral and I did more than sit. I lounged. I was aggressively idle. I was indolent for an entire week - not even bothering to dress at times. This Utopian bliss was interrupted by a short, three-day work week which required that I wear pants. I dislike wearing pants. I barely survived those three days, and spent the following weekend gearing up for what I knew was going to be the first day of the rest of my life. That is to say, my first full week of the new year, and a dead-ringer for the following 12-months. What I wasn't expecting was what came with it - a renewed spirit.

I decided to eat raw this week because of it - party as penance for my opulent lifestyle. Cleanse my body as well as my mind from my slothfulness of weeks passed. I've been running between 80-90% raw this week. I haven't been freaking out over the bits of chicken, hard-boiled egg or dressing on my Cobb salads, nor have I given up coffee in the mornings. Outside of that, I'm all raw. Its delicious. I've always enjoyed primarily non-processed foods, but sometimes just a little bit can drop you down a spiraling path of overindulgence in fast food. Its easy because its cheap.

At work we have a cafeteria. I can get a bacon double cheeseburger with two pounds of sliced tomato, lettuce, pickles and onion on it, and fries for $3.99. The modest salad I put together weighed in at over six dollars. Tomorrow, I'm going to get a burger. Hold the meat, hold the bun, hold the bacon, hold the cheese.

I've also had an unusual attraction to mild exercise this week. Unusual because it is neither in my nature, nor my disposition. I've been walking morning, noon, and night. Coupled with the raw diet this week, I may actually be pulling my body out of some of its self-destructive tendencies this past month. I'll likely add whole grains to my diet next week, and maybe start drinking wine again.



And now to apologize for my previous post.

I'm the funniest guy I know. So when I found a picture of an X-Wing Fighter on the deck of a World War II aircraft carrier, I thought long and hard as to how best present it to you, my faithful readers. After about a week, I decided to research the USS Long Island and roll the picture into other pictures of that era, as a gag. Luckily for me I found *actual* pictures of the carrier and then started researching both the ship and its class, and the role they played in WWII, to present it documentary-style.

My sin, was taking the following things for granted, by assuming every person on this planet knew:

  • The X-Wing Fighter is not a real military aircraft.

  • Even if it were, it would not have been in the skies over WWII battlefields.

  • There is a movie named, Star Wars.



I thought it was funny.

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-09 21:24 (UTC) (Link)
Your last post went over like a bucket of cold vomit. Now all you're eating is cold, uncooked foods. OTP!!!
galinda822 at 2008-01-09 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
If you don't enjoy his post why do you bother reading them?
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glodowg
glodowg at 2008-01-09 21:30 (UTC) (Link)
Last things first: It was funny. Mr would have definitely caught. Bax would have choked at me NOT knowing why it was inappropriate. I find it humorous that you took the time to think up the gag. I can appreciate the humor - even though I did not get it. I love you just the way you are! (you are supposed say "ditto" here!)

and First Things Last:
I always crave raw food after over indulgence in the good stuff. I can eat anything on a salad that grows in a garden. I prefer all my veggies that way. Now if I could just get MR to quit cooking!!! .... oh wait - what am I saying?!?!?!?!?

Congrats on the mild exercise. Can you please tell me how you got so motivated?

Happy New Year!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-09 21:55 (UTC) (Link)
Last things first: It was funny.
Now you're just mocking me.

I find it humorous that you took the time to think up the gag.
And that's called laughing *at* me.

I can appreciate the humor -
Thank you.

I prefer all my veggies that way.
You and I both! I dislike them boiled or steamed. Although, I'll eat them grilled or stir-fried.

Can you please tell me how you got so motivated?
It must've been the end-cycle of my layabout. BAM!
galinda822 at 2008-01-09 21:32 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on your renewed spirit! Someone once told me not all change is bad. Can't exactly remember who it was though. :)

Good luck on eating mostly raw - not sure I could do it. I know catttitude has been wanting to do that for quite awhile now. You'll definitely be "cleansed"!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-09 21:55 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on your renewed spirit!
Thank you ma'am. There's been quite a bit of change lately, and I'm still trying to keep up with it all. Internal change, mind you - new way of looking at things. Only time will tell the long-term effects of this.

Good luck on eating mostly raw -
Just felt like the thing to do. I didn't really plan it, but it sure took my wife by surprise!
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2008-01-09 23:05 (UTC) (Link)
I thought the previous post was funny, but of course I meet all of the bulleted items.

Raw. Kind of like the Egyptian sun god Ra. Eat that which was cooked only by the sun.
Rah! Rah! Rah! Shish Keba...b! You go Raw!

Now that is not funny!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-10 00:54 (UTC) (Link)
I appreciate your support.
time3 at 2008-01-10 15:03 (UTC) (Link)
At work we have a cafeteria. I can get a bacon double cheeseburger with two pounds of sliced tomato, lettuce, pickles and onion on it, and fries for $3.99. The modest salad I put together weighed in at over six dollars. Tomorrow, I'm going to get a burger. Hold the meat, hold the bun, hold the bacon, hold the cheese.

Heh, Texas. Where cows grow faster than lettuce ;-P

Just kidding. Although that thought scares me terribly. I couldn't exist without eating rough greens on a daily basis. And being on a Vitamin-K restricted diet this past Month has been HELL
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-10 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
We're spending this weekend with my father and he's grilling Angus burgers. I'll take a two day hiatus on my raw diet.

Sorry to hear about your restrictions. Even when I'm not eating raw I put baby spinach in everything.

Can you eat quinoa?
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snapper521 at 2008-01-11 03:03 (UTC) (Link)
Personally I think your "eating Raw" to be a bit over the top but if it works for you, more power to you. :-D

I have no idea what you're prior post looked like, nor what you had to say in it. So... :-) Kool. :-)

CSI is on I g2g :-P later Eric.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-11 03:09 (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea what you're prior post looked like, nor what you had to say in it.
If only there were a way to go back, and look at prior posts...

ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-11 03:40 (UTC) (Link)
I think your "eating Raw" to be a bit over the top...
Why? I normally eat my salads and vegetables either raw or grilled. Now I'm just eating them three meals a day for a week. Doesn't seem very extreme to me.
irulan_amy at 2008-01-11 05:51 (UTC) (Link)
Go you. I am lazy. I don't get why people run on purpose.

The salad/burger cost comparison is somewhat disheartening. I do like to try to eat somewhat well.

Somewhat.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-11 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
The energy I have surprises even me.
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