Saturday, March 27, 2010

you are what you eat

okay, i'm just going to start out by saying that i realize this post may sound like i'm jumping on the bandwagon of the latest fad. it's super trendy to eat organic. everyone who's anyone shops at whole foods. FOOD INC. changed my life. blah blah blah.

but this is important.

FOOD INC. changed my life. (okay, that's a little dramatic.) actually, when i first heard of it, i was like, "pass. i've heard it all before. eating animals is cruel. noted." but then i saw this episode of oprah (i love her. please still respect me, and read on.) and she had michael pollan on - whose book IN DEFENSE OF FOOD i'm currently reading - and she showed clips from FOOD INC.
it piqued my interest.

cut to: tonight. i watched FOOD INC. and i encourage you to do the same. not because i necessarily believe the film presents 100% truth without bias or opinion (because what documentary does?) but because, even with some bias and opinion, it's a pretty eye-opening look at where our food comes from. it's so much more than an animal cruelty issue (which, by the way, it absolutely is - the way cows, pigs and chickens are treated in these huge mass production "farms" is appalling) but it's also what we are putting into our bodies. chickens that are pumped full of growth hormones and antibiotics to the point that they can't even walk aren't real food. cows that are fed corn instead of grass produce e. coli, so their meat is mixed with "filler" containing ammonia to kill the e. coli. that isn't food. but we're eating it. at alarming rates. and we're becoming fat and diabetic and diseased and it has to stop.

the great news is we absolutely have the choice to stop it. all we have to do is choose to eat fresh food. REAL food. buy locally. eat organically. it's easy. maybe not as easy as going to a drive-thru, but if you see what you're really eating at these fast-food places and where it comes from, i think you'll gladly forego the convenience.

also, whole foods is the most fun place to shop. go there.
and chipotle is a fast food restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients and meat that is hormone and antibiotic-free. eat there.

i'm not a radicalist. i'm not a hippie. i'm just a person who eats and doesn't want to get sick.
at the risk of tooting my own horn (which is totally what i'm doing) this is what i made for dinner tonight and it was fun and easy and soooo tasty:

veggie pizza, spinach salad and green beans. all organic ingredients purchased at good earth and the organic produce section at target.

Monday, March 15, 2010

(not far)

(no time like the)

(not so distant)

*hawaii was perfect.

  • snorkeled - saw a shark. i'm not kidding. also swam with sea turtles like we were old friends. oh yes, and an octopus wrapped itself around my right leg.
  • rode mopeds around the island - i had to pull off to the side at one point because i got a hair in my eye. a four inch long hair. it was disgusting.
  • drove the road to hana - we swung from vines like tarzan. my dad, dalton and i got some major height. lana got some major laughs. big kudos for at least giving it a go, though.
  • got tan - like way, way tan.
  • found oprah's house - behold the power of modern technology: step 1 - get your mytouch phone out and go to google. step 2 - search 'oprah's house on maui.' step 3 - click the link that says "she bought the old robinson ranch on thompson rd." step 4 - type 'thompson road' into your gps. step 5 - drive to oprah's house.
  • split up: boys vs. girls - dad and dalton went golfing. mom and i went to the spa. we win.
  • ate - AMAZING sea food.

**now i'm back to my life and work. and building our new season at SLAC. read: on the computer a lot, doing tedious things; taking little breaks now and then to check facebook and blog.
don't tell.

***up next: 42ND STREET at pioneer theatre company. rehearsals start the end of the month and i'm excited. and scared. (if you just sang "excited and scared" you're a geek.)

Thursday, March 4, 2010


saturday i'm going here:

with them:

to celebrate that beautiful blonde's 50th.

i'm pretty excited.

PS - yesterday i saw a grown woman riding a razor scooter across 7th east.