If you are what you eat, then lately, Ross and I are:
* frozen veggie burgers,
* leftover Halloween candy,
* Torchy's Tacos, and
* Fage yogurt. You're welcome, Greek economy!
Point being: Vegetables. We need more of them in our lives. I don't think veggie burgers count.
Which reminds me of something -- did I ever tell you about the meanest thing I ever did in my whole life? It has to do with vegetables.
So I was in the first grade, my one and only year to be in Brownies. There were 10 or so girls in my troop, and we got sash badges for everything: Archery, swimming, etc. Do you want to know what the prettiest badge was for? Cooking. Do you want to know who wanted one? Me. I didn't really care about cooking; all I wanted was a kickass sash.
One day at a Brownie "meeting," we were all sitting in a circle, when I noticed that the girl next to me -- let's call her Michelle -- had laid all her brand new badges out in front of her. Probably to show off. Michelle had badges for freaking everything, even the hard stuff, like camping, pottery, COOKING. I wanted a cooking badge so bad.
That's when Michelle made a mistake, and decided to go to the bathroom. I say "mistake" because that's when I stole her badge.
When my mom picked me up, I asked her if she could sew on my new cooking badge, please! And it looked great. Just like I knew it would.
At the next meeting, I saw Michelle on the playground. She eyed my badge.
"Aw, I wish I had my cooking badge still," she sighed. "I can't find mine."
"Welp, guess you should cook more!" I said, and skipped happily away. Badge-smug, and still very cooking-oblivious.
These days, I wish I could invite Michelle over. Give her cooking badge back. Then I would cook for real for her. I would actually earn the badge that I stole more than 20 years ago, and I would use these vegetables to do it.
I mean really. Who says you can't eat lunch at 10:45am? As I like to say, it's always lunch somewhere.