Paleo 30-day trial day 1: steak and eggs cooked in coconut oil. Avocado with sriracha sauce

Paleo 30-day trial day 1: steak and eggs cooked in coconut oil. Avocado with sriracha sauce

FOOD. 

I’ve been eating a lot of it. My mother and I have been wondering how it is that Europeans—the French especially, yenno cuz of all the butter—stay so goddamned skinny! They smoke, they drink, they eat decadence, and they all tend to stay at a size 00. Even the mens! 

I chalked it down to 3 things. 1) They tend to walk a lot more than Americans. 2) They eat smaller meals, but eat slower, enjoying the food. 3) The most important…NO STRESS! 

I’ve observed that in several European countries, they don’t rush through everything. In the US, we do things for a purpose. We eat to sustain ourselves, and we eat what we have time for, I.E. Jack in the Box. The French, the Irish, the Italians—they make time for food. They make room for tea time and three-hour three-course meals with dessert and dessert wine afterwards, and then some espresso after that! 

There’s definitely something to that though—being able to take a moment outside of your obligations and just enjoy whatever it is you’re doing. Whether it’s taking a stroll down the street, or sitting in the square people-watching, or enjoying a meal with good food and good company. It makes a difference mentally as well as physically. 

I said it once before and I’ll say it again: Americans live to work, Europeans work to live. 

Unfortunately I’ve been eating like a European, but living like an American…so I’m not reaping all the same benefits. My clothes are getting a liiiiiittle tight I’m certain areas. I need to figure out how to live like a European in America. Then I’ll be golden!

FOOD.

I’ve been eating a lot of it. My mother and I have been wondering how it is that Europeans—the French especially, yenno cuz of all the butter—stay so goddamned skinny! They smoke, they drink, they eat decadence, and they all tend to stay at a size 00. Even the mens!

I chalked it down to 3 things. 1) They tend to walk a lot more than Americans. 2) They eat smaller meals, but eat slower, enjoying the food. 3) The most important…NO STRESS!

I’ve observed that in several European countries, they don’t rush through everything. In the US, we do things for a purpose. We eat to sustain ourselves, and we eat what we have time for, I.E. Jack in the Box. The French, the Irish, the Italians—they make time for food. They make room for tea time and three-hour three-course meals with dessert and dessert wine afterwards, and then some espresso after that!

There’s definitely something to that though—being able to take a moment outside of your obligations and just enjoy whatever it is you’re doing. Whether it’s taking a stroll down the street, or sitting in the square people-watching, or enjoying a meal with good food and good company. It makes a difference mentally as well as physically.

I said it once before and I’ll say it again: Americans live to work, Europeans work to live.

Unfortunately I’ve been eating like a European, but living like an American…so I’m not reaping all the same benefits. My clothes are getting a liiiiiittle tight I’m certain areas. I need to figure out how to live like a European in America. Then I’ll be golden!

Please tell me this address is 1 Hobbiton Place, The Shire.

Please tell me this address is 1 Hobbiton Place, The Shire.

(Source: thekimonogallery)

Bonjour Paris, once again!! Our apartment is situated just below this behemoth, Sacre Coeur (and the annual Paris Wine Festival, haayyy!)

Bonjour Paris, once again!! Our apartment is situated just below this behemoth, Sacre Coeur (and the annual Paris Wine Festival, haayyy!)

Sup. Just checked in and I’m extremely jet lagged. Here’s some traditional Irish food porn to throw in your face. Now leave me alone it’s nap time. 💗✌😫

Sup. Just checked in and I’m extremely jet lagged. Here’s some traditional Irish food porn to throw in your face. Now leave me alone it’s nap time. 💗✌😫

Plane

The take-off and the landing are my favorite part of plane rides. There’s something about the rumble of the seat and ground beneath you as your entire surroundings gather speed, lifting off into the clouds, watching the city beneath you fall away, that completely exhilarates me. Or maybe it’s just the idea of going somewhere new and embarking on a journey that isn’t normal, everyday life. Either way, I’m fucking stoked.

SFO > Heathrow. Heathrow > Dublin. Dublin > Toulouse. Toulouse > Paris. Ready…go.

The adventures of A Little Brown Girl continue! This time I’ll be hanging out for a two-week stay in Ireland, Toulouse, and back in Paris! Stay tuned!

The adventures of A Little Brown Girl continue! This time I’ll be hanging out for a two-week stay in Ireland, Toulouse, and back in Paris! Stay tuned!

“You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.”
Amy Pond “The Girl Who Waited” (via exo-skeletal)

lieutennant:

“I’s is gorgeous.”

my GAWD i love lafayette! what a sassypants!

(Source: harpersroy)

thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 23-year-old transgender woman, was walking in Minneapolis after midnight last June with a group of friends, all black and either queer or allied. As they passed the Schooner Tavern, the group was harassed by several older, white bar patrons, who called McDonald and her friends “fa**ots,” “ni**ers,” and “chicks with d*cks.” Allegedly, the group even suggested that McDonald — who is in transition from a man to a woman — was “dressed as women” in order to “rape” Dean Schmitz, one of the harassers.

McDonald defended herself and her friends, saying they didn’t tolerate hate speech. But when one of the bar patrons smashed a glass in McDonald’s face, puncturing her cheek, a fight ensued, and Schmitz, 47, was fatally stabbed. McDonald now faces two charges of second-degree murder in his death; in a videotaped interview with police after the fight, she allegedly admitted that she took out a pair of scissors to scare Schmitz, and that Schmitz ran into them during the fight. McDonald says the stabbing was accidental, and that she acted in self-defense.

Supporters say the case is symptomatic of the bias against transgender people and African-Americans in the criminal justice system. More than 15,000 have signed an online petition asking the Hennepin County Attorney to drop the second-degree murder charges against McDonald.

“Amazingly, in the aftermath of this racist and transphobic attack, the only person facing charges is CeCe McDonald- the victim…We refuse to allow racism and transphobia, on Minneapolis streets or in Minneapolis courts. We support CeCe. We are waiting for County Attorney Michael Freeman to honor his commitment, in his words ‘to serve all of our citizens with understanding, dignity, and respect’ by dropping the charges against CeCe McDonald.”

McDonald’s trial begins Monday.

[startribune]