October 24th, 2006

artsy

Grocery Shopping

Anyone else put off grocery-shopping for as long as possible because you're worried you'll eat it all?

And then, when you finally do buy food, get mad at yourself for not eating it all before it goes bad?

I tend to get excited when I have a well-stocked fridge. I'll actually eat a decent amount of food for a few days, then think "I'm eating too much," and not touch anything for a while. Next thing I know, all my vegetables are starting to get squishy. Then I'm mad at myself for wasting food, and I put off grocery-shopping not only because I don't want to have food around to eat, but because I feel like it'll only be a waste of money and time.

Sad thing is, I tend to be a heck of a lot happier when my fridge is full, even if I'm not eating anything. Anyone else seem to feel that way?

I love food. I love healthy food. I'm just working on actually enjoying it.

My compromise is that I'm currently living off nuts, dried beans, rice, canned foods and home-baked bread. If I feel hungry, I cook. If I'm too tired to cook, I don't eat.

How do you feel about your food supply? When are you happiest? Do you prefer fresh food or food that you can store away? Why?

adbusters article - Comida: Gorging on Words

in the latest issue of the Adbusters magazine, there's an interesting article on food and the role it plays in our society. i thought i'd share it with you, and i'm interested in hearing what you think about it.

exerpt:
In our teens and twenties, all we thought about was sex. Everything in the culture carried a sexual connotation and we confronted all of it lustily. From The Pill to MTV, we yammered on about sex through a media that promised to make us sexier, to give us more sex. And now that one appetite has become less urgent, we fixate on food. Where once we worried about unwanted pregnancy and the clap, we now worry about cholesterol and carbs. Where once we worshipped mutual orgasm, we now fall to our knees for truffles. Never before have we had such an appetite for appetizing words.

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