You Are What You Eat, Pt. 2

It's time for another look at the various kinds of food I've outgrown as I get older (find the original post here). As Rémy says in Ratatouille, "If you are what you eat, then I only wanna eat the good stuff."

Generic Soda
I have cut way back on my soda intake in recent years, and I'm certainly not going to waste the calories on Dr. Thunder, Big K Cola, or Kiwi Strawberry Shasta (even if you can get a 3-liter bottle for 69 cents). The exception to this rule is a generic version of Mountain Dew called "Hillbilly Holler" that can only be found at Fareway grocery stores in Iowa. Yeeeeehaw, that there's liquid gold!

Cavity Candy
Kristen and I went through a phase where we chewed gum regularly, which just so happened to coincide with a 2 1/2 year dental drought. When we did finally make it back in to the dentist, I went from never having a cavity in my life to having seven. After that miserable experience, anything sugary that stays in your mouth for an extended period of time (chewing gum, lollipops, etc.), was no longer appealing. (On a semi-related note, I once heard Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" in a dental waiting room.)

All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
When I was a young adult, all-you-can-eat buffets were always seen as a challenge—especially if you went with other guys. You've had the meat loaf, enchiladas, and chicken fried steak? Well I've had the beef stroganoff, shrimp cocktail, and three pieces of pizza! It was also a matter of making sure you got your money's worth. Let's see, I paid $8 to get in, I've had four heaping plates of food… yup, better go big at the soft serve ice cream bar.


ScottBoomer said...

That Hillbilly Holler does look refreshing.

Hali said...

We went to Chuck-a-rama the other day (not out of choice), and I tell you for $9.50, I for sure could have had a better meal at numerous locations. Why do people think that just because you received your endowments that you should gorge yourself in food held under warmers?