Eat a deep-fried Twinkie for me…

My stomach has been finicky lately.  It is difficult to know what is going to upset it from one day to the next.  The only thing I know for sure these days is that I tend to think twice before eating some things.  Unfortunately, I sometimes just eat them anyway.

Such was the case with the Nine Dragons fried rice last night.  I really do like it, but it can be a bit spicy.  I have never done spicy well, and the older I get the less tolerant of it I am.  But darn it, I like it…and it doesn’t always cause me problems.  Oh, but how it haunted me last night. While I was regretting my complete disregard for the inherent risk in eating the rice, I reflected upon the days when I could eat anything and everything without a second thought. Back in the day I could eat the kind of food they sell at the fair non-stop without a worry – things deep-fried on sticks, cotton candy, snow cones, nachos, ice cream, pizza, etc., etc.  These days even the thought of some of those things makes my stomach ill at ease.

Someone should tell you while you are young that the day will come when your cast iron stomach will turn into a tin foil colander.  If I had known that my days of eating without doing a risk assessment were numbered I would have visited more fairs and had more funnel cake and candy apples.  These days all my most daring food choices seem to be followed by Tums.

Take note those of you still fortunate enough to eat whatever you like with no regret.  Your days of gleeful overindulgence without consequence may come to an end as you grow older.  Enjoy it while you can…and have a deep-fried Twinkie for me. ;-)

Day one thousand three hundred and twenty-six of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to Eat a deep-fried Twinkie for me…

  1. Barbara says:

    Oofda! I’ll pass on the deep-fried Twinkie but I will (1) toast you with my second bowl of 4-alarm chili today on top of 2 pots of high octane gourmet coffee, and (2) make a special note in my Gratitude Journal. I know from experience that very often a snarky stomach will right itself after a few weeks. I hope that’s true for you!

  2. Barbara says:

    Uh-oh–I think my brain tooted! I’m not grateful for your stomach problem, but for the fact that I can eat well and not suffer for it later. It’s been a Duh day. :D

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