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Saturday, November 6, 2010

A kind of blue

I feel meh today. It's raining, my ulcer is bugging me, and I feel devoid of motivation. In that spirit I decided to list 5 foods I eat when I feel down, so maybe when you feel down, you can use these ideas, and feel a little better:

1) Smoked Oysters

I don't know what it is about them, but they make me feel decadent, like Marie Antoinette having a picnic at the Petit Trianon with 25 spoiled guests. I pour lemon juice over them and add fresh sea salt. Crackers optional.

2) Brie Cheese

Why? Why is this cheese the best, most subtle, aromatic thing that I crave at the worst possible times (like when I'm trying to lose weight or do some kind of cleanse because someone told me it would help me lose even more weight). There is nothing like it full stop. Get some.

3) White Wine

Call me whatever you want - lush, drunk, pathetic, etc. but this shit is the best ever. Dry white I mean, not chardonnay (blasphemy) or any other sweet cougar-esque juice. Real, dry, white. Wonderful.

4) Tomato Soup

My mother used to make this for me when I was sick. Along with crushing aspirin and mixing it in a spoon with sugar and apple juice, it's one of the great common denominators of motherhood. I feel about tomato soup the same way I feel about red lipstick: it's a favorite, the very me of me, and I will never stop needing it (I currently own 22 different kinds of red lipstick, but that's a different story for a different day). I have quite seriously tasted, bought, made every kind of tomato soup you can imagine. This love affair can only gain momentum. There is no cure for love, but to love more.

5) Stuffing

I'm not talking about the shit you actually pull out of the bird on thanksgiving. I'm talking about Stove Top you can buy at the grocery store and inflate in a bowl with the addition of hot water and butter. Latent memory from childhood? Did I not get hugged enough? You be the judge.

So, there. Go forth and cheer yourself up with some food. And a cat. And a hot bath. You have resources, use them.

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