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Bad Monkey

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I don't own a monkey, bad or otherwise, but I am reading the novel by Carl Hiassen. Not spoiling the plot, the main character becomes a food inspector at a point in the book. And promptly loses 11 pounds. I thought is was a light bulb moment, but then sanity kicked in, as the squeamish factor is pretty high.

About 6 years ago I worked with a Public Health official and she was always put in charge of farewells. I never knew why until one time we had picked a restaurant everyone wanted to go to, but she shot down the idea rather quickly. Then pulled out a recent inspection. I can still feel the creepy-crawlies.

Think I'll stick to homemade (at least until I'm done with the book) and SparkPeople to lose my weight.

Here's a really bad monkey:

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DDOORN 10/8/2013 1:54PM

    Hiassen is one of my favorite authors! LOVE his humor and environmental spin on things. Didn't know he had a new (relatively) one out...thx for the head's up!

Don

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MTRACHEL 10/6/2013 9:04PM

    I love Carl Hiassen books, so I'll have to check this one out! Also loved the cartoon.
I don't eat out too often. When i do, I'm always aware of where hands have been..yuck!

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LINOVER 10/6/2013 8:47PM

    Friends who have worked in restaurants have told me about some of the things they saw in the kitchens. I think I will cross that novel off my "To Read" list. Love the cartoon though! emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 10/6/2013 2:08PM

    I read your blog because I love monkeys! emoticon As far as restaurants, I don't eat out often, but am aware of unhygienic practices. Even as a teenager working at a fast food place I was surprised to learn what passes as OK. Just surprised that there are not more cases of food poisoning. (Not to mention the inferior quality of ingredients vs. selecting one's own.)

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