Tuesday, June 7, 2011

So I got a new job, working 9-5, 5 bucks an hour till the day I die

Friends, I have failed.  So, yeah...I told you I'm a toe dipper.  Not an all in jumper.  There's a reason for that.  Yup, I failed yesterday, and after I failed once, I quit for the day.  I realized I was horribly underprepared for this whole adventure. So, I am sad and I didn't do it but I will try again.  One of the problems is a giant strawberry Cassata cake in my fridge.  It's a birthday cassata cake, too.  How can I not eat my birthday Cassata cake?  It would be an affront to the gifter who gave it to me.  I would never insult someone who made me a strawberry cassata cake in that way.

And everything, and I mean practically everything, has gluten in it.  I was trying to figure out what to have for lunch and here's my thought process:  Sandwich?  no.  Taco bell?  probably not.  Chicken nuggets?  def no.  Salad?  I don't want salad.  Noodles?  Sure!

What is wrong with me, I thought after eating Mary Yoder's noodles over mashed potatoes.  Which wasn't even that good.  And I was listening to a podcast on overbred mice with tumors.  Maybe that's why it didn't taste so good?  Probably not.  As I was half way through it dawned on me that noodles are made from flour which is gluten.  Stupid stupid stupid.  So, yeah.  Stupid.  But I kept eating, I mean, I was already in it and I had already paid so, what the hell, right? Right.  *Shakes head in disappointment*

Anyway...I'm so disappointed in myself, I am, but...I'll try again.  Just not today.

I had this written much more nicely in my head this morning but when I sat down to write it, *poof*, all gone from my head.  It's so sad. 

Anyway indeed.


  1. If you're truly serious about gluten free, then you have to go down Whole Foods' or Trader Joes' or some other grocery store's gluten free aisle. I'm not sure if Giant Eagle has one, but I know Whole Foods does. I think it's harder at GE because the gluten free foods are all mixed in. Good luck. This is tough.

  2. You should maybe read a book or an article or a slip of paper that gives you a list of some gluten-free foods to eat. Something like that. Seems like you went in heart-first not head-first?

    Did you get the email about this week's CSA? The dude says that spelt berries are gluten free. The Internet says otherwise :(

    There is tons of gluten free stuff out there, just gotta find it. Make a list first, tho! Set yourself up for WINNING!