American food addendum

After my post yesterday my sister sent me this link to point out that there are good American foods. And yes, there are plenty of good American food stuffs.

The list of the 50 best (in their opinion) American foods features such things as Mac n Cheese.

Of course there are all sorts of delicious food that I love and actually do make. Key lime pie, (sadly relegated to #50 on this list), hamburgers, popcorn and potato chips, meatloaf, muffuletta sandwiches and pot roast.

And, God yes, apple pie.

Chicago style pizza, yes, please.

Nachos, ooh mama. Totally.

There are also some less than pride-inducing things like Twinkies, Frito-pie. Twinkies, which by the way, clock in at like #34. We’ve got beef jerky, tater tots, GORP and fortune cookies. While I would eat most of the things on the list I would not challenge some Portuguese guy with a peanut butter sandwich against a pastel de nata. Or a banana split vs crêpe suzettes. I mean would you challenge an Italian holding a plate of pasta (take your pick) with a hot dog?!?

Good luck with that.

January, speaking of water

Ah, the new year . . . when one’s thoughts are given over to self improvement. At least that’s the concept. I have never been too strict about starting exactly on the first, or just giving up if I break my resolution once or twice or 12 times. So for the entire month and on into the early spring, and probably all year for that matter, I entertain various schemes for self improvement. I entertain them, it does not mean I actually undertake them.

So among other things I have been trying to drink more water. It’s an easy and innocuous activity that might possibly has some positive outcomes. I think I drink pretty much water as it is anyway but it can’t hurt to up my water intake game. Then there’s this fascinating article from CNN which tells you to drink 15 cups of water a day.

15 FUCKING CUPS A DAY!! There is no way in hell I could drink 15 cups of water, unless you’re counting wine as water (Jesus did). I mean, Christ, come the hell on. Fifteen cups of water? I’d be spending my day in the toilet. And I seem to think your stomach can only absorb a few swallows of water at a time. At least that’s what my personal trainer used to tell me (when I’d leave my half hour of personal training for a 7 minute water break). Are they saying I have to ABSORB 15 cups? Does this mean I can drink 5 cups 3 times a day? I dunno.