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I will starve in the name of grammar [Apr. 15th, 2008|01:59 pm]
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I was craving roast chicken this afternoon. And pretty much, when my body craves something...that is NOT chocolate or alcohol...I listen to it. 'Cause usually it's craving something reasonably healthy -- suddenly I will NEED beets or tuna or would kill for a chicken thigh (and normally, I really couldn't care less about chicken -- meh) or chickpeas. I figure it's my body's way of telling me I need some kind of trace mineral or vitamin in the target food and since I refuse to take multivitamins, I owe it to my body to pay attention.

Or...my body could just be d*cking with me. Like Willow, who will knock the dog biscuit out of my hand and just look expectantly at me. Until I get another kind. Which she may take, or may repeat the knocking down. The two of us fascinated, me wondering just how far she'll take it, her wondering how many biscuits she can make me fetch before I lose my temper and tell her to just eat the goddamn biscuit or starve, I don't care!

But the only roast chicken outlet close by, that I know of, is Chicken Out. And they use Springer Mountain chickens which I really, really respect. And I really, really wanted chicken...

But their tag line is: Eat Good.

And the thunder of "No, eat well" in my head was so loud that I went to Baja Fresh just to make it stop.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-04-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
And that is one of the reasons I <3 you.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-04-15 06:18 pm (UTC)
I spent the 1960's with indignant English teachers screaming out "Winston Tastes AS GOOD AS a cigarette should"; I can totally relate.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-15 09:48 pm (UTC)
Winston Tastes AS GOOD AS a cigarette should

Me too, yet I don't remember them complaining about "Us Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch," which is far uglier.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-15 07:35 pm (UTC)
Even a single punctuation mark would render it acceptable.

Eat! Good.

Which sounds like dialogue to accompany Willow's biscuit act.

Kisa doesn't knock biscuits out of my hand, but she will spit out a Beggin' Strip and look at me mournfully until I tear it into little bits and feed them to her one by one. No, she is not over-indulged -- what could have given you that idea?
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