Coulda had a V8?
It's been about one year since I switched my diet
away from processed food, back to more home-cooked. Tomatoes have been the centerpiece of this change. After decades of avoiding them, I find that I love the taste in a nearly addictive way. Clearly my body was lacking and needing the good stuff in tomatoes, and now it can't get enough of Vitamin A and C and Lycopene and whatever else is in there. The result has been amazing. Better digestion, much more regular pooping, and measurably better circulation and stamina.
Acting by analogy, I decided to try V8 juice last week. I had tried it many
years ago and hated it. Made me gag.
now that I've learned to love tomatoes, I should also like V8. Right?
Wrong! Still makes me gag. Jesus, that shit is awful!!!
There must be some kind of vegy juice that tastes halfway decent. I have a vague and probably false memory of drinking something that tasted tangy and 'greenish' instead of 'reddish'. More like cucumber than tomato. But I can't find such a product among online opinions and reviews. (Lots of tasty-sounding recipes, but I ain't gonna buy a blender just to satisfy a question about a remembered taste!)
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This hard lesson in anticipation vs reality helped me to squash a temptation. For several years I've been lusting after my little house's Pretty Twin.
She was built from the same plan in the 1940s, but maintained and remodeled much better
over the years. In '08 she was for sale at $120K, which was entirely out of my range. This week she's on the market again, foreclosed at $65K. In theory
, I could afford that amount without a mortgage. I could then sell existing house, probably for $30K. Tempting! So I went by and took a close look at Pretty Twin. She's not so pretty up close. Jammed between other houses, needs a new roof, and there's a tall tree almost touching her west [windward] flank. I've spent plenty of money and work removing
dangerous trees from existing house, and I'd have to spend more money again on top of the dead loss of $30K.
Temptation gone. As I get older and stiffer I will
need to buy a different house at some point; but prettiness can't be the determining factor. What I'll need is a bigger kitchen and bathroom for ease of maintenance. And those are exactly what Pretty Twin doesn't
Sticking with the Plain Twin.....