Tuesday, August 03, 2004

lumber-ville

i am now living a double life: lumberton by day, fayetteville by night. yes, there is a lot of driving involved, but it is worth it. while i supposed "lostandallalone" is less appropriate given that i am, well, less alone these days, there is still a great chance that i will indeed get lost, since i am doing so much driving in unfamiliar territory.

i feel bad because tonight i realized that i can be a horrible snob sometimes. most of the time, i'm very down to earth, but sadly, when it comes to food and eating out, i'm a brat. you would think that with my h-town (my-former-high-school-now-has-metal-detectors-at-all-entrances) roots, i wouldn't have ended up like this, but i blame my parents; it is obviously their fault.

maybe in order to desensitize myself, i should be forced to undergo a program of accepting other (note, i did not say "inferior") types of cuisine, one step at a time.

i can see it now: the 6 step program to escaping the horrible trap of food snobbery:

1. replace all starbucks or other uppity coffee beans with "international delights" powder. if need be, follow with caffeine tablet for extra (needed) kick
2. eat some spam!
3. two words: box wine
4. kraft singles, or, for extra credit, easy cheese
5. switch to generic peanut butter
6. dine at applebee's without complaint, or perhaps cracker barrel.

on a more serious note, i had a rather enjoyable day today in the world of pediatrics. lots of well-child-checkups. i'm getting better at charming the 1 and 2 year olds into letting me look inside their ears (though i am still batting nowhere near a thousand, i'll tell you that much).

the most exciting medical highlight of the day was an 8 year old girl who had an earache all weekend and finally pulled a bug out of her ear this morning. wow! that better not ever happen to me.

note: some people might think it was uncool to have your parents reading your blog and leaving comments, but i don't mind, since anyone reading this for more than 15 seconds would know that it was a pretty uncool blog in the first place. however, i do think it's kind of funny that my mother apparently cannot spell and my father posted his comment not once, but twice. perhaps if they joined forces, they would do better.

4 comments:

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Hi. This is your uncool, but NOT technologically challanged, dad writing to say that I definitely did NOT post my earlier comment twice! If blogspot cannot design its posting engine properly, I'm hardly to blame, right?! On the other hand, I DO take FULL and proud responsibility for contributing at least in part to your food and other cultural (e.g., music) snobbery (along with your mom, of course, who no doubt played an even LARGER role in at least the food aspect). Keep up the good blogging :-) L, da

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi. This is your uncool, but NOT technologically challanged, dad writing to say that I definitely did NOT post my earlier comment twice! If blogspot cannot design its posting engine properly, I'm hardly to blame, right?! On the other hand, I DO take FULL and proud responsibility for contributing at least in part to your food and other cultural (e.g., music) snobbery (along with your mom, of course, who no doubt played an even LARGER role in at least the food aspect). Keep up the good blogging :-) L, da

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OK, I THINK I now understand why now TWO of my comments have appeared twice each. Each time, after posting, I tried to get back to the blog to see if the comment was posted, and, each time, I got a "page expired" message, so I hit the back button to work my way back to the original blogspot page. Blogspot must have misinterpreted my back-pedeling as a request to post anew. Again, POOR design, I should say! Please feel free to pass this comment along to their webmaster. L, your unrepentant da

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And I want a report on how the "6 step" program is working for you.
Your typing-challenged, not spelling-challenged Mom.

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