May 15th, 2007

S&G 1

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Last night after washing my face, I turned around to dry it off on my towel and there was a spider hanging out on the wall over the towel rack. He was one of those dark brown juicy kinds. I yelled for Cory, who was already in bed and didn't really feel like exerting himself anymore that day, but he gallantly got up and grabbed a wad of toilet paper and turned to face the intruder.

"It can see me!" he said. "It knows I'm coming."

"Do you want me to distract him?"

"No. But I need something to smack him with instead," he said, turning away from the spider to look for something flat. And then, "uh oh!"

"What?"

"He's gone!"

He spent a few minutes looking for it, shaking out the towels and moving the rug and scratching his head. And then we gave up. Cory put the wad of toilet paper on the counter just in case we found the spider later, and we went to bed.

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This morning, Cory got up first and took a shower. When I finally dragged myself out of bed, I went into the bathroom and started straightening up the counter (it was full of hairpins and water bottles and the like). I grabbed the wad of toilet paper and threw it into the toilet - and in the toilet, something dark came out from beneath the paper. It was the spider! It had apparently decided to hide in the toilet paper overnight. Ha! So I flushed the toilet, and while the spider spiraled to oblivion, I enjoyed the last laugh.
S&G 1

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So, I've been thinking about becoming a vegetarian. I've been feeling like I live to eat, and that's not a good feeling, especially when being busy (and crocheting so much) means that I tend to spend a lot of time sitting. I want to eat better, and I think that if I restrict meat in my diet I won't be able to eat a lot of the bad things I eat now, like fast food. It'll force me to eat more vegetables, and be more creative about the meals I make.

While I'm at it, I may almost go vegan, since Cory's lactose intolerant (and I'm all but), and we tend to not drink hardly any milk and cheese can hurt our tummies.

I just don't know whether I can do it, though. I love bacon and Burgerville and chocolate and all that yummy stuff. I know that I won't miss it after awhile, but I miss it now, even though I haven't really stopped eating meat yet.

I tend to find dorky reasons why I maybe shouldn't go veg - one of them is that I have a subscription to a recipe mag that isn't veg. I have a hard enough time trying to figure out what to make for dinner when meat IS an option. And I think it may be more expensive, as well. But of course I can't back that up because I haven't tried yet. :) I also don't want to inconvenience other people when we go out to eat together or I visit them for dinner, which is a really dumb reason to not become a vegetarian. Oy.

Anyway. Lots to think about. Cory's ready to try it too, but I still am torn.