This was my dinner. Organic full fat cottage cheese, to which I must add salt. Steamed collards with a squeeze of lemon. I may or may not eat a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie later, if I feel like it. I’ll likely eat a grapefruit. Lunch was steamed broccoli with this very yummy spicy tofu omelette looking stuff, from my Farmer’s Market. Breakfast was buckwheat vanilla pancakes, with wheat germ, walnuts, and maple syrup. I also ate a few strawberries, a carrot, a kiwi, an orange, and two manderins. This is my boring attempt at food blogging. I don’t eat very interestingly. I’m too unemployed to eat out. Tomorrow I will eat some fish and asparagus and a sweet potato for dinner.
OK, enough of that. I’m having to make a big life decision here. I can stay where I’m currently living, not the best apartment in the world, but it’s in a very fun happening neighborhood in a great but expensive city. I can move to a nearby town (may as well be another world) that’s more hippy than hipster, which is okay, but boring and sleepy and too full of folks who don’t realize that their wealth and education is giving them a huge sense of entitlement. It’s also too New Agey and self-righteous for my tastes. It saves me about $1000/month, one reason being that I own it, and get the tax break, and another because the whole place fits into my current kitchen. While many suburbanites and people from wealthier parts of my city are terrified of my current neighborhood, and may only come here to go “slumming”, if at all, the other one is worse- full of guns, drugs, angry kids with no future in sight. The current one has some gang and gun problems, but because of cultural reasons that I won’t go into, and demographics is still safer. They’re both foodie towns. Should I save money, or stay where I’m comfortable, though maybe not happy? I think it’s time to update my resume and try to get a job, as unlikely as that is these days.