Wednesday, September 06, 2006

5 Foods To Live For

Idea taken from Violets weblog. She stole the idea from someone else, so to keep the thieving alive.. here goes...

Like Violets, I have had to give up hopes on a lot of foods. No more walks down to Starbucks for a hot cocoa in the Chicago winter. No more grilled cheese and tomato soup. No more cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. No more thick rich slices of moist chocolate cakes. No more large dollops of sour cream on my potato. No more PB&J on that fluffy white bread.

Giving up eggs, milk, and corn.. for most people going cold turkey on it would be like a death sentence.

5 Foods that really get me going...

Tomatoes and Pasta: Piping hot fresh from the stove pasta, topped with Pomi tomatoes, olive oil and salt. We used to make Tomatoes and macaroni all the time growing up. This is one of the few comfort foods from my childhood that I can still enjoy.

Steak: There is nothing quite like a good prime rib steak with a garlic au jus.

Baked Potato: Who needs fancy toppings. Dice up some fresh green onion, sprinkle of salt. YUM.

Bob's Peppermint Sticks: These are unbelieably easy to carry, cheap, and delicious.. oh.. and make me feel unbelievably normal.

Dagoba Chocolates: You can take away a lot from someone's diet, but don't you be messing with their chocolate. Btw Mint is the best.


I think I have more than 5... I could name juices, and recipies for chicken fajitas... which reminds me.. If Vegenaise ever changes their formula to include corn, I'm going to throw one helluva fit. I can formulate my own of a lot of things.. but a fake mayo (no eggs) without corn?

Mmm I'm getting hungry.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Are you really Causasian?

I was in the middle of making a smart reply to a man who thought it pertinent to tell me first and foremost that he was Indian, not American.. though he lives in the USA.

To shorten things up, I was looking up how to spell Caucasian because no matter how I spelled it, it just didn't look right. So I went to to figure it out. It was then I read the actual definition of Causasian and was a little surprised by what I found.


1. Anthropology. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by fair to dark skin, straight to tightly curled hair, and light to very dark eyes, and originally inhabiting Europe, parts of North Africa, western Asia, and India: no longer in technical use.

2.of or pertaining to the Caucasus mountain range.

Or from the American Heritage Dictionary
1. Anthropology.. Of or being a major human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India. No longer in scientific use. See Usage Note at race1.
2. Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
3. Of or relating to a group of three language families spoken in the region of the Caucasus mountains, including Chechen, Abkhaz, and the Kartvelian languages.

1. Anthropology.. A member of the Caucasian racial classification. Not in scientific use.
2. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
3. The Caucasian language family.

So while I'm right that I'm Caucasian (Czech, English, misc others), there are quite a few more Caucasians running around than many of us would consider to be Causasian by today's standards.

Here's a definition of what is Causasia and a map of the Caucasia region, Map of Caucasia.

From what I can tell, and the definition.. Then I'd assume that Arabs, Italians, etc. are also probably "Caucasian".. and I know many people do not believe that to be so.