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 Post subject: "The Days Of Our Lives" Don't Let 'Em EAT At Us!
New postPosted: October 13th, 2017, 7:37 pm 
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During these tumultuous times, especially, level heads and levity should be at the fore, IMHO. What publication/person was who gave Us "Laughter is the best medicine'?

Well, I unilaterally deemed it appropriate for some levity about Life and food, especially since weight issues have weighed in heavily, of late.

A much-touted -- and deservedly so -- writer, a lover of food and who had some relatives concerned about their, er, girth, fell in love with the UK and would eventually move there: It was T.S. Eliot.

Shortly after his arrival, he penned that 'I journeyed to London to the timekept City. Where the River flows with foreign flotations. There I was told: "We have too many churches and too few chop houses." Alas, Mr. Eliot, a foodie in his own special way was as fogged out as some London 'burbs.

Still -- and to the point of the post -- I think he might've enjoyed this piece:

http://www.guy-sports.com/months/diets_ ... f_life.htm


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It was "Readers Digress" that featured "Laughter Is the Best Medicine."


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Never tell anyone that you're, going on a diet, exercising, or quitting smoking.
They'll encourage you to death....

That's Gold, Jerry
That's Gold!!!

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One suggestion is that the phrase, "Laughter Is the Best Medicine", derives from Proverbs 17 in the Old Testament. Here, it is said that ‘a merry heart is like medicine’.


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Had I been an editorial staffer at "Reader's Digest," I would have hired frank and chawlie: Don't count on Ben for this; why not flow this one at your cardiologist, and I thinks s/he would agree: "merry," (as far as I know) translates into to fun which can transfer gloom into any form of merriment which can translate into food for the soul which can aid in rocking almost like Rockin' Dopsie & Krewe...Again, United -- and I must also 'fess up that "United" seemed flight related.

Thus, plane, er, plain and simple, I offer well wishes -- and prayers -- for a successful wheels down at home. And, United, I am quite a Forum meddler, don't know how in-flight food fares these days (another topic) , but what would be quite, quite interesting to know is what New Orleans food/s you took back home. Psst: watch your food intakes while at home: your weight just might determine some hidden "baggage" fees. Alas, such is "Life [and the World] In These United States."


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I know when I laugh it really makes me feel alive. I believe it is now known that laughing releases happy brain chemicals, endorphins, that reduce pain. So I suggest old episodes of I Love Lucy or The Life of Riley or Sid Caesar as medicinal.

CittiS,
I used to run over to that open field seafood market on the West Bank Expressway and buy 70# of shrimp, dehead them and with gel packs put them in the hold on Delta. Not this time,probably jujst some Vaucresson and Wayne Jacobs sausage and some frozen crayfish tails in a small styrofoam carrier. Seeing old friends and cooking and eating together will definitely give good times and memories plus a little lagniappe coming back with us on the return flight.
Cheers,
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Dang, United! Now here you done went and caused me to do a re-wind. And as Our Forumites can attest, I can re-wind more than, say, a Grandfather Clock-- not that I'm that old.

But the cause of your causal re-wind is that you went and mentioned Vaucresson. Hot Sossiges, Batman-- lemme link this to back-in-theday:

Mr. Vaucresson, a treasure of The City, was a must-have at JazzFest. I recall that just prior to the opening of one 'Fest, his cooking aggregation was stolen. In an early form of a "Fund Me" account citizens stepped up to help him get the gear needed to meet the eats he normally provide to 'Fest-goers. And to further point up his skills, I point to this: a chef knows his/her equipment -- temps; when to vent; his/her equipment's reaction weather conditions, etc. Yet -- Yet! -- he, I'm told, ably vended Vaucresson. Convincingly.

Don't know, United, when your wheels will be up from the delta, but at liftoff from Moissant, er, MSY, er, Louis Armstrong International, know that Ben -- aka CittiS in Dallas, is waving (loves to wave, also) at'cha.

I don't know what in-flight food is these days; have had some ops to ask, but other things arose; but -- Pssst! -- a muffaletta or a po'boy would make great snacks-- but watch your weight! Ah, mercy me: Such is "Life In These United Sates."


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