Friday, October 07, 2005


Alright, upon second consideration, I'd like to add a clause to my challenge, or rather, change it all together. To make the grocery challenge of my last post truly extreme, I had anticipated eating, on average, only one meal per day. But I noticed that I've been eating at least two, sometimes three times per day. I see no attempt on my part thus far to alter this pattern, nor do I foresee a change.

And so, my new challenge is to not buy groceries until all the food on my list is gone. And if that means eating instant grits for every meal-- so be it.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the grocery challenge

I have taken inventory of every food item I have in the kitchen. For the sake of economy and efficiency, I want to see how long I can make it last. 4 weeks. Do you think I can do it? Here's the list:

-10 packets instant grits
-1 box mac & cheese
-1 can tuna
-1 can tomato soup
-1 can green beans
-2 cans mac nuts (sent by parents in mail- I would never buy)
-1 loaf bread
-1 bag mini carrots
-1/2 package bacon
-1 package shredded cheese
-10 eggs
-1/4 bag frozen hash browns
-4 toaster strudels
-22 clementines
-2 packages instant rice
-1.75 boxes angel hair pasta
-assorted teas, bottled water, vodka (I’m allowing myself to buy more bottled water if necessary.)

My goal is to make my current stock of food last for an entire month. Today is October 4th. I don’t want to go to the grocery store until Día de los Muertos (Nov 1). Well, I’m sure I’ll want to go to the grocery store, but that’s why it’s called a challenge. Note that I will be eating out at least once a week.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

get on your bikes and ride

me: "I'm trying to decide if I should take a nap or go running."
-music cue: *Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls" comes up on my random party shuffle playlist*
roommate: "Maybe it's a sign."