I had this realization that most of the world isn't like that. Most people don't see things that seriously because they don't have that sort of thinking embedded into their brains.
n.b. to people reading this: serum ferritin levels can matter even if you have lots of hemoglobin. At least that's what my anecdata says.
n.b. n.b.: "anecdata" is an awesome word
*I take iron with vitamin C and also often try to eat a grapefruit (yes, a whole one, they're delicious and only 50 cents and why bother storing half in the fridge?) around the same time.
"You don't eat cake?" she asked.
"I do," I said, "but I don't like bakery cake."
"So every time you eat cake it's homemade?"
I couldn't explain to her in a minute in that noisy club about the Orthodox community I grew up in and its baking fetish, and how overfrosted cakes made with off-brand Crisco and not enough egg (like bakery cake from any not-gourmet bakery) just can't compare to the sometimes-dumpy looking things that come out of real people's kitchens.
There's a PDF of the complaint (very long) filed here.
How can people do that? What in the world is going on in their heads to be so disrespectful to elderly people?
Aha! A study that confirms what exactly I've been thinking: 10mcg/L *is* low serum ferritin; iron supplementation helps with fatigue and anxiety in those with low serum ferritin, even those who are not are not anemic (i.e. have normal hemoglobin levels).
I found myself needing to type a bit on an iPhone (not mine) the other day and I couldn't stand it. If there were any question in my mind about ever wanting one, it's gone. I don't like touchscreens and I particularly don't like touchscreens that have zero give like the hard glossy iPhone surface. I think I can generalize this up to the iPad (although we're getting one for the office so soon I'll actually know on that). I'm hoping that someday the $30/month unlimited internet that can be used with ipads makes its way to the netbook-with-keyboard world soon. And maybe not on the AT&T network?
Cow's milk feta (Whole Foods' house brand), however, is weird. I'm not a big fan of feta in general, but now I have the remnants of a 1-lb block of it. I wish it were tomato season, at least. Hmm.
Do you find this true? I don't. I find peppermint much stronger than spearmint. Spearmint might be sharper, but peppermint is still not "more delicate" to me. And I wouldn't find them interchangeable at all, at least in a recipe that calls for one or another.