Friday, June 6, 2008

Another classic shot from the 60's. I'm the one in the red dress.

Remember the Beverly Hills diet? I thought about it because I just peeled and ate an entire (huge carbon footprint) mango. It was delicious.

The Beverly Hills diet was where you ate only one fruit for a whole day. Like one day you'd eat only pineapple. But you could eat as much as you want. Do you have any idea what that does to the inside of your mouth?

I think other days you could eat different fruits for different meals. Like for breakfast as much mango as you want and for lunch as many strawberries as you want.

I'm doing this all from memory so this may not be a 100% correct representation of the diet. Do not begin without consulting your doctor.

If you've ever eaten nothing but fruit for a day you can imagine what this does to your digestive system. Nothing dawdles in there for long.

One other thing I remember was that the diet recommended air-popped popcorn as a "natural broom for the system." Like your system needed a broom after eating pineapple all day. It's hard to imagine that diet was ever appealing but as I recall it was all the rage and you'd see the book with its little gold pineapples on the cover in every bookstore window.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Ships Come In

It's Rose Festival in Portland and that means cold drippy weather and the ships come in.

And this is the best I have to offer.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The List


The guy in the newspaper says these flowers are edible. I see no reason to doubt him but I'm not sure how to serve them.

I've been working on a writing project which means that everything else has been abandoned. Except the garden. I put in some good time on weeds and edging and more weeds and I re-planted a bunch of dahlias that I dug up last fall. I probably should have given them away but I dug a trench and tossed in some bone meal and put the moldy blobs in there. I also did some creative vandalism and dug up some of my next door neighbor's weeds and planted some bulbs over there.

Future Raspberries

Doctor Who is really bumming me out. I had a disk of three episodes I missed from last season and I hated them all. There was a two part Dalek one that was doody and another one about a ship falling into the sun which also was pretty lame. And for the new season I don't like the new companion who seems like a whiner. I wish Torchwood would start up again.

Future Apple

I didn't have time to watch the season finale of Lost yet. I can't believe that myself. Battlestar Galactica peeled my face off. It's a great show in the sense that no one does anything that you want them to.

I did clean the interior of my car which I know will be rewarding when I sit there tomorrow on my way to work.