St. Patty’s Night

Last night, Shai and I went to the Beer House for St. Patrick’s day.  He had a liter of Kwak, and I had a liter of Castille Rouge.  We also had chips which I regretted more than the drinking in the morning, but it was worth it.

Earlier, we went to Achim Marcel (Marcel Brothers) to stock up on things that might be difficult to get during the Pesach holiday.  My favorite soup mix, Mivina chicken and vegetable stock was on sale 4 packets for 10 shekels, so I got some of that.  It’s like crack in a bowl for me…not the most natural thing, but it’s light, hot, and extremely tasty.

“Condiment” powder is also, as I found out, the Russian diaspora diet secret.  It’s not that big a surprise since there is the “soup diet”.  It’s just that this particular soup isn’t exactly marketed as a soup, but as a seasoning.  It’s made of a special mix of dried vegetable concentrates and extracts, salt, and spices.  A whole packet of 100 grams has maybe 100 calories in it, but you only use about a teaspoon per cup of hot water.  It’s also great for what it’s marketed for, as a seasoning for meat, beans, rice, or whatever else you’d use soup mix to flavor.

I’m not a calorie counter in principle, but I can see how it would be a lesser evil for someone who isn’t disordered but needs to lose a few pounds.  It’d be poison for a disordered eater or lifestyle anorexic though, because it would make it too easy.  I mean, the stuff is tasty.  That with a handfull of baked oyster crackers is a hundred calorie meal.  Because the stuff is like powdered vitamins, you don’t feel like you’re missing anything.

A person needs a balanced diet though.  You can’t just have soup and crackers and be okay.  There needs to be some real fruits and vegetables, and some meat or at least eggs and dairy from time to time.  Otherwise, you’ll become anemic and B-12 deficient, and that will kill your energy, which will make you prone to gaining weight.  So, all things in moderation.  It’s a good tool, but it shouldn’t be the only one.

I like to have it at those times when I’m hungry, but don’t feel like eating a big meal.  Summers here are hell, so heavy food can be very unpleasant.  Some soup, a salad, and maybe a piece of chicken, and that’s dinner. 🙂


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  1. Hi Nicole.

    I don’t eat any meat or eggs and I am healthy and energetic with no deficiencies.

    Anyway, I wanted to ask you: why do you think that if you get circumsized, that your desire for sex will cease? Desire starts first in the mind, not in the body.

  2. Hi Desi 🙂

    You’re lucky if you can do that. I never could without heavy supplementing. Taking a handfull of pills at every meal was not my thing.

    I don’t think being circumcized kills it except in a few cases. I think in Shai’s case it started with believing that this world is a horrible place to bring children to on purpose.

    Since sexual intercourse is the first step of procreation, the more crap he got exposed to as a cop, the less the idea appealed to him.

  3. Hi Nicole!

    I was referring to you and how you said you might get a clitorectomy because of being in a sexless marriage but still wanting sex.

    I didn’t see how that would help.

  4. It couldn’t just be a clitorectomy. It would have to be a full hysterectomy. I’d still have oxytocin because that’s in the brain, but no physical drive to have sex because I’d no longer be making more estrogen. This would take some years off my life, but it would bring us to about even, since he’s 16 years older than me.

    He asked me not to do that, so I haven’t. Recently, one of my old bitches returned less screwed up than he was, so the bases are covered. So I’m getting my emotional and physical needs met, just by two different people.

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