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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I'm goofing off at lunch. I cannot remember the last time I did this that I wasn't sick. I don't have to go to court, so I'm not going to the club to swim. I'm tired, but I had two mugs of coffee right before lunch, so a nap is out. I thought about going for a run - it's gorgeous outside! - but I decided to go for a longer run after work tomorrow. (I can only get in about a 2-mile run during lunch.) I could have gone for a walk, but I decided goofing off has a value in and of itself. (I'm riding to the club after work tonight for a strength training work out, and then home. So I'm not a complete slacker.)

I had quinoa for lunch. Years ago, I bought some. Didn't like it. The uncooked grain sat in my fridge, ignored and taking up space. This weekend, I'd planned to cook millet, and I was sad to discover the grain in my refrigerator was quinoa. *sigh* So I cooked it. I still don't like it, but I did find a way I can eat it: lots of shoyu. Given that my doctor is concerned about my sodium intake, I do not believe quinoa has a place in my diet. (Texture-wise, it's very similar to millet. What I really don't like about quiona is the taste & the smell. Soy sauce cures both defects. I don't like kale, either. I will never be cool.)

I did not get enough sleep last night - hence the two cups of coffee before lunch - and I had a trial this morning. That is a less-than-ideal combination. Still got a guilty verdict, but in reality, this was a case that never should have gone to trial. I feel sorry for my colleagues on the defense bar when they have a client who insists on going to trial, even when advised against doing so. They still have to present a defense, which usually amounts to attacking the credibility of my witnesses. But then again, I have to respond to defense motions, no matter how ill-advised and pointless. So maybe there's an element of karma in action when they get a difficult client who will not listen to reason.

I might leave work early just to go play in the sun. The strength equipment is always available, and I can get there before peak travel times. (Unless you work at Hanford, there really isn't a "rush hour" here. If you work at Hanford, you get stuck twice a day. It's ironic that a city which named its streets after trees and engineers only has two north-south arterials that connect the interstate with the largest employer in the area. Hint: it's not the trees' fault.)

I've decided to cut back on my bacon consumption. I used to be a vegetarian, so I know I can live without its salty-fatty goodness. I eat it almost every morning, and there's really no need for that. This morning's breakfast was a egg & cheese sandwich on my deliriously good homemade sourdough bread. (I don't care if gluten is evil. It can kill me if it wants, I am not giving it up.) Probably because I was in trial (and therefore pre-occupied with thoughts other than food), I wasn't hungry until almost noon. Then again, maybe knowing my lunch was quinoa diminished my appetite.
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  • v DDOORN
    I still enjoy bacon as an occasional extra, mostly when going out for breakfast. But yeah, the salt & fat doesn't "wear" too well! :-)

    862 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    I love white rice. I eat a lot of rice. Millet and cooked wheat berries, too.

    Thanks for the good-luck wishes. This is one of those examples in which my stubbornness helps!
    868 days ago
  • v ALICIA363
    at quinoa, kale, and never being cool!

    Hope you got a chance to play in the sun!
    868 days ago
    ahh.. sorry to hear about the quinoa.. I have some too, but not much of a grain eater (in that way.. don't eat rice much either).. BUT, my friend makes a nice salad dressing with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, mustard, lemon and mixes that with the quinoa and chopped veggies, beans.. maybe some feta cheese.. it is pretty good!
    I guess I have used the quinoa as a subsitute for rice when serving with stir fry or soup?
    well, I like bacon too, but cutting back on it (maybe not out , just cut back) would help with sodium too.. but sometimes I buy the lower sodium bacon as well.
    Saw your feed.. good luck with the swimming!

    868 days ago
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