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Over the course of the last few months, the boyfriend denies his identity when I call him by his real name. The name he has given himself is Grubby Bear. He growls and craves honey. I, in turn, have converted him to "Grubster". And he calls me Mrs. Lingonberry. I took on this name when I began wearing a long loose organic unbleached cotton nightie I got for Christmas from the Gaiam store from mom (www.gaiam.com).
So Grubster has begun reaping the benefits of my blood type diet practices....as I am perpetually trying to get him to avoid junk food and coffee, he has started to realize it's not about weight. He doesn't need to lose weight. He's in great shape. It's about feeling a little less like crap and having more energy.
He wants to eat more organic food but finances are preventing him from pursuing this. My challenge: go to Whole Foods and pick up a week's worth of groceries for him for under thirty-five bucks. The challenge is on very soon......
Now, in the meantime, I have also purchased some Type O tea and Type O protein powder for him. He was VERY happy to hear that it does not contain soy as this makes him very gassy. He plans to give it a try after work some time.
And here is the major kicker: he went to Whole Foods yesterday....picked up an organic chicken!!!! He marinated it in wine. He stuffed its "butt" with all sorts of healthy things: black beans, mango, kelp, and many more things I can't remember. Then he put it in the slow cooker and ate it when he got off his evening shift. It was SO tender! He's saving it for me when I come to his place in a couple of days when I'm not busy.
This was one of those "I told you so" moments for me: "I TOLD YOU FREE RANGE ORGANIC CHICKEN TASTES BETTER!!!" I didn't rub it in though. I'm just happy he's taking active measures to treat his body better.
So I haven't written in a while. I've had a lot of things on my mind, but failed to get them in writing. Last night I went somewhere where I probably should not have gone....IKEA. It just opened up on Bastille day across from MOA (Mall of America). Much different than the one in Chicago in terms of architecture. I wonder how this will affect small business with furniture.
This excerpt is from www.theonion.com:
IKEA Claims Another 10,000 Lifestyles
ATLANTA—IKEA, the rapidly growing Swedish retailer of inexpensive home furnishings, claimed another 10,000 American lifestyles in 2003, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for...
4017 | 28 April 2004 | News
Unfortunately, I can't copy and paste the actual article because it's in the archives now, but if you want to read it, you'll have to become a premium onion subscriber. The article is funnier than hell!!!
So while at IKEA I got naughty and had a cup of decaf coffee and cinnamon roll combo for a buck fifty. I was then planning to see, "The Corporation" later last night but the last showing was 8 pm. I probably would have gotten there earlier but I went to my cell phone dealership to get an update/download on my phone. I waited in line for over twenty minutes. When it was finally my turn, I brought my phone up only to find out that the techs went home at 5 pm. "Would you like to keep your phone overnight?" "Um, no, I can't. Would have liked to know that before I stood in line for twenty minutes." and walked out. I mean, c'mon, it's like going into a mass merchandise or chain pharmacy. The store hours might be 8 am-10 pm every day, but the pharmacy hours are shorter on weekends so they are posted somewhere that a customer might notice. I would have liked to know this about these cell phone techs!
Obviously my life is going pretty well if that's all I have to complain about today.
I will go back to what I've been eating in a later blog. This is a lot for one to read.