Friday, March 28, 2008

Q...but not much A

Deep questions I'm pondering, here in Chicago:

1. At the airport, while eating a portabello mushroom wrap for lunch:
What food group is a mushroom? Is it a protein? It's not a carb, right?
I still have no answer for this. I mean, mushrooms are rather bizarre--they fall somewhere beyond the animal/vegetable/mineral continuum... Into that dark land where I can almost hear God saying, "I called it a FUNGUS...what more do I have to do to convince you not to eat it???" Still though, it was yummy.

2. Last night, on the way to the conference:
Seriously...a BLIZZARD???
You know those camera shots they use on the Weather Channel featuring harried Midwesterners clutching their parkas and fighting unimaginable squalls of wind and snow to get to their destination? Apparently, they fly folks in from Boston to film those things. (I suspect it's a secret effort to get us to stop complaining about how cold it is in New England. Probably won't work).

3. This morning, at 6:00am Boston time:
I can sleep for an extra hour here???
I love Midwestern time!

Happy Weekend :)

18 comments:

Em said...

hahaha!! I loved #2, especially. I have no answer or words of wisdom for #1, and yay, for an extra hour of sleep!!!

have a great time!

Nilsa S. said...

Oh believe me. I hear your pain. Thankfully, I was working from home yesterday, but my fiance had the unfortunate duty of walking the dog through said blizzard!

1218Blog said...

Good question, what food group is the mushroom?! Whatever group it's in I LOVE Them! Yum....

a little bird said...

i would say mushrooms are a veggie... i love the midwest, i'm headed to chi-town soon myself. enjoy the nice people and the bad weather!

Sarakastic said...

I think mushrooms should be a vegetable because they taste like they are good for you

Michelle & the City said...

you have a point. "fungus" should have been enough to steer us clear. will we ever listen? haha

and the midwest rocks! ;)

Susie said...

Good question about the mushrooms! Hmmm.

And last time I went to Chicago, it was SO freezing, I actually did appreciate Boston a little bit more. Hope you're having fun :)

L Sass said...

Argh! This is what I am afraid of in returning to the Midwest. Although, as I have written before, I think Central Time rocks!

Paige Jennifer said...

Mushrooms are compressed morsels of dirt. They fall under the 'earth' food group because that's what they taste like. And in a perfect world, they'd be available in vending machines. Yumms.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

We may have five-plus months of summer here in Houston, but we don't have blizzards! Whew! Enjoy your extra hours of sleep--don't spend too much time on the mushroom conundrum.

Manic Mom said...

I'd say mushrooms are a hallucenogenic.

Mary Ann (Moanna) said...

Welcome to the Midwest! I love mushrooms. I think they're vegetable although they're can also be medicinal. Woman in my office eats them when she feels a migrane coming on.

Darlene said...

so so funny!!!

hey, I'm from Boston and we train very hard for those jobs!

hee hee
xox Darlene

~Virginia~ said...

i don't care WHAT category mushrooms fall into...they're too damn tasty to care! :)

Swishy said...

I was at the airport last week, and the Chicago flights were a MESS! Glad you made it!

keri mikulski :) said...

Enjoy your trip!

ellesappelle said...

A guy I know recently served himself a frying pan full of mushrooms from his grandmother's garden... a few hours and an emergency room later - turned out to be magic mushrooms :) Dodgy fertiliser or something. He was very, very embarrassed, especially as his wife works at the hospital and it was the first time he'd met her colleagues! That's put me off mushrooms for life.

LEstes65 said...

I have to pretend mushrooms are vegetables. Fungus totally grosses me out on so many levels. I watched a documentary on mushroom farms recently and they did a time lapse of mushrooms growing and I pretty much vowed right there that I wouldn't eat another one ever again. Except they're so YUMMY. Those yummy yummy mushroom vegetables. (Don't contradict me. I may puke)