Friday, June 17, 2011

Join Food Revolution

I have fallen into a Friday Coma and all I want to do is take a cold shower, sit with a face mask, and watch good t.v. Since I am usually in bed or studying by this time I have been oblivious to Jamie's Food Revolution. I am so impressed with the message and passion Jamie has for change in the way Americans view food. Now I do not proclaim to do a health food junkie, I will leave that role up to my husband. I believe in a little junk food indulgence every once in a while but I also believe we as food consumers need to be more aware of what we put into our bodies.

I am ashamed to say that I spend much more on what I put on my body compared to what I put inside my body. Or at least that is how my past habits have been. There is such joy that comes from cooking a good meal or finding great deals at the farmers market. But it can be so difficult when you get back from a packed day at work or school and all you want to do is lay down and have food readily available. So I have decided to study and look at how to plant a garden and make it a goal to be somewhat self-sustaining when Matt and I move to Corpus.

I hope we can demand quality food from growers instead of looking to save a buck or two. I know that if we demand grass feed beef instead of cows bloated with corn, and fruits and vegetables that are full of nutrients rather than chemicals, there can be a change. I love the idea of a Food Revolution. I guess I will have to give up my dino nuggets and cravings for buschs chicken.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bus Bust

So my tweet praising myself about how environmentally friendly I have become by making the decision to ride the bus to school each morning royally jinxed me. As I headed off to school two hours too early in order to catch a ride to school on a bad side of town I forgot to bring exact change. The bus driver must have been in a particularly good mood because he allowed me to bum a ride for free my first time on the Texas State tram and assured me that it happens all the time. I am going to call fib though because everyone else knew to purchase a punch card except me. What a newbie loser!

Don't mind me though I sat quietly with my marketing article as I sipped water from my environmentally friendly cup and ate my cliff bar. I was feeling extra Austiny if I do say so myself. I kind of reminded myself of someone you would find in REI except without the beard.

I got to school just fine... the trouble came with the ride home. I had originally thought that I needed to get on the bus at 3:44 pm I mean of course right, that is a perfectly normal departure time right? WRONG! I was mystified as the cute girl at the information desk found humor at the fact that I would need to wait an extra 3 hours to catch the next bus to Austin. I was about to shove my carbon footprint up her cute side pony tailed butt, instead I held back tears as I said O.K great. So I thought don't worry Cassie you are a problem solver just call San Marcos' public transportation. (small piece of advice when the last four #'s of the phone # spell out R-I-D-E make sure you get the number right, my ears will be bleeding for days)

So after all that here I am wasting away in the Texas State University Computer Lab complaining to you. I hope you find as much humor in my situation as info girl did. Tomorrow I will try the process over again, and hopefully be at least 100% more successful. My poor puppies, locked up in the dungeon all day. :( And all I wanted to do was save a little money and save the Earth.