Thursday, October 9, 2008

Recipe Thursday and more...

I took last night off from any classes and actually feel guilty about it. I have Cardio Sculpt tonight but not sure I will be able to make it as Tom is visiting and he hasn't been packing light lately. Tom has been bringing the other dwarves with him Bloaty, Crampy, Achy, Sleepy, Weepy, and Unhappy with him.
On that note, here is an email that I am sure many of you have probably have seen passed around before but I love it, so I would share.

This is an actual letter sent to Procter & Gamble from **** ****, Austin, Texas, regarding their feminine products. . . .

Dear Mr. ****,

I have been a loyal user of your Always Maxi Pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuardCore(tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favourite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a period, Mr. ****? Ever suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with knife skills."

Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits from "Aunt Flo." Therefore, you must also know about the the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants . . . which brings me to the reason for my letter.
Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful wanted to reach inside my body and and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on on the adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy Period."

Are you f**king kidding me? Does any part of your middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness is possible during a period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, ****? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local KMart armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or "Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong," or are you just picking on us?
Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep.


**** ****Austin, Texas
On the bright side or somewhat bright side, I did talk to A briefly last night. He didn't seem himself but I didn't pry. He did tell me that his family and friends have him running ragged so he's probably drained. It was good to talk to him, I have missed him and can't wait until he is finally home, home.

Now, without further ado, Recipe Thursday....
Thai Vegetable Curry
I have not tried this yet but I love thai curry and if you did not know this, supposedly spicy foods rev up your metabolism. This recipe is very low in points if you are doing WW (extremely low) so you could always add some chicken, turkey or tofu to the mix and still have a very low point dinner.
This recipe was prepared by Chef Kevin Bozis for
"Stir It Up in Chicago" event at Kendall College, entitled "A Spicy Asian Journey," in August 2005.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Thai Red Curry Powder
1 large white onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 head cauliflower, chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 can (15 oz.) lite coconut milk
1 bunch lemongrass, cleaned and chopped
juice of 2 limes

Serves / Yields
8-10 servings (10 servings = 3 pts per serving)

Preparation Instructions
Make a paste with the Thai Red Curry seasoning and water. Heat a large pot with 2 teaspoons oil. Add the onion and bell peppers. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for a couple minutes. Add the curry paste and blend. Slowly add the coconut milk, whisking to blend. Add the cauliflower and potatoes. Add the lemongrass and lime juice. Bring to simmer, and cook for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are done.


RunningNan said...

I feel guilty when I don't run, but your body probably didn't. I am running today, then taking the weekend off. I figured hauling 46 bags of insulation around should be a good enough work out on Sunday!

Andrea said...

LOL - you are totally cracking me up. I haven't seen that letter, but it is hilarious. I took yesterday off too & felt like crap. But today is a new day & that's all that matters!!

Jori said...

So this recipe is okay even though it has coconut milk in it?? I think I will have to try this one out real soon - I've had that can in the pantry for a long a reason to use it!!

Amy S. said...

Glad you finally got to talk to A, keep us informed. I cannot believe you had to wait this long to talk to him, and then it was almost a total let down. I was expecting more. Hopefully we'll get great details soon b/c he'll prove to be some romantic genius who has great plans in the works!

Lauren said...

I just found your blog and will read it on a regular basis from now on. I'm also hosting a biggest loser contest starting this coming monday, if I had known about yours....I probably would have waited. lol.

Cammy said...

I hadn't seen that letter before. What a hoot!

Now put down the hammer, and have a great weekend!

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