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Month: August 2015

Sonic Tater Tots and other Las Vegas comfort foods

I said I was only going to eat food that I could get in Vegas and not L.A. That was the plan anyway.

So when I had Sonic Tater Tots for the first time in 7 years on Wednesday, I was pretty fucking excited. Mm. Sonic Tater Tots. Try the chili cheese version of you are feeling fat enough; you won’t regret it.

I also bought a bag of Sonic Ice. If you are also a chewer of ice, you will understand why. It is the most glorious crushed ice you have ever had in your life.

In N Out Double Double with cheese and fries, but done animal style

In N Out Double Double with cheese and fries, both done animal style

Technically I can get In ‘N Out at home in Los Angeles, but my cousin and my bestie both said they wanted to have it for dinner last night, and who am I to argue?

I went with the Double Double with cheese and french fries, both done animal style. If you have never had In ‘N Out fries done animal style, please get it into your life. It is the best thing ever.

I still haven’t had Raising Canes or Cuban Cafe yet, but there’s still time.

Birth Control: The Case for the State – The Atlantic

This is an amazing article written in 1939 about the state of reproductive health in North Carolina. Well worth the read.

When he became director of preventive medicine of the State Board of Health, Dr. Cooper preached to fellow physicians and laymen alike that North Carolina could not climb far toward better health and happiness without birth control for the poor. But his hands were tied. Unlike most states, North Carolina had no law against spreading birth-control information, but there was always the federal law — the old Cornstock law, dating from 1878, which frightened every physician in the country into complete silence with its untested but threatening provisions. It was not until the autumn of 1936 that the federal courts ruled the law could not prevent physicians from using contraceptives ‘for the purpose of saving life or promoting the well-being of their patients.’ That was the battle Margaret Sanger won. It freed the doctors, but it wasn’t much immediate help to those who most needed help. There were no funds for birth-control clinics, and Dr. Cooper knew the futility of taking a contraceptive promotion program before a state legislature. The situation seemed hopeless as ever.

Source: Birth Control: The Case for the State – The Atlantic

what’s for dinner?

I ate the last of my leftovers yesterday, and now I am sad. I was going through my Google Photos account, and I came across this delicious reminder.

I’m trying to figure out how to top that with dinner tonight.

I am a good cook, and I actually like doing, but I don’t do it nearly enough. My schedule keeps me on the go from morning to night, and I tend to eat on the run more often than not.

Green Salad

Green Salad

I decided to try and change that for the next month, so I have been cooking at home a lot more, and I am actually finding it to be quite satisfying, so now I come up with meals in my head and make them when I get home.

Which brings me back to dinner.

What’s for dinner tonight?

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