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Supertramp Had Kippers for Breakfast

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Back in 1979, Supertramp sang about having kippers for breakfast on theirBreakfast in America album and here I am some 32 years later eating them for lunch. When that album came out, I had no idea what kippers were. There was no Google for me to search on. I naturally assumed it was a British delicacy.  Who knew that it was simply tinned fish? Yup. Tasty little filets of boneless herring. At 130 calories per tin, they’re an excellent low calorie source for omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately they are also loaded with sodium. I still don’t care cause I’m having kippers for lunch, mummie dear, mummie dear…

9/11 Ten Years Later. Where Were You?

Lest We Forget

It’s been ten years since September 11, 2001. Today one of my coworkers, Ginny, who was flying in the air with me that fateful day, sent me a text:  “We will always be bonded by the events of 9/11. Stay safe my friend.” And as I watched the tribute on TV, I started to tear up again. I remember it distinctly. The world has changed so much since that horrible day in history. Rather than recount that story here, I’ve already written a post in 2008 telling my story of that day. If you’d like to read my story, click here for the 2008 9/11 post. Lest we forget.

Sushi and Sashimi at Matsuya in Mt. Laurel

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Beautiful kitsho roll consisting yellowtail, tuna, salmon, avocado,  and asparagus inside with salmon, massago, tuna, and white tuna on top with spicy and misso sauces. $12.95. We’ve added some sashimi to complete the meal. A lovely presentation.  Extremely fresh and tasty, this is sushi and sashimi perfectly prepared. Yummo.  I now indulge.

Diets and the Workplace

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Somebody brought in bags of goodies this morning add deposited them on a work table in the marketing department.  I guess they felt we need to get all sugared up before we could be really creative. How thoughtful!

Seriously though, I’ve been doing well at maintaining 185 lbs but I’d really love to get it down to 179 or less. Big bags of yummy treats that sit on a table nearby seem to call my name like a lover in a sweet wine dream. This is not a good thing and it’s why diets don’t work.

For me, it’s a life change in eating habits. Not wanting to deny myself, I had a big, green gummy fish and four jelly beans. It was yummy and enough to satisfy. Plus it fits right in with my Mary Poppins philosophy about eating: Enough is as good as a feast. Which works great if you know what enough is.

Anyway, do what I do. Don’t diet. Change the way you eat. Don’t deny yourself but don’t over do it. Take baby steps or baby bites, whichever works. And if you fall off the wagon, simply jump back on again.

A Breakfast Lunch at the Mugshot Diner in Mt. Holly

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Perfectly cooked eggs over easy with crispy home fries hit the right note for a breakfast-y lunch. And all for under $4. This place is a gem.

Anniversary Dinner at Cuba Libre in Philadelphia

It’s been two months since I met a very special guy. He’s a kind of private person so I wont go into any great details. Suffice to say, it’s blossoming into a wonderful and very promising relationship.

We met on Friday, May 13 at a prearranged “date” arranged our mutual friend, Toni Thompson. Yes, we met on a Friday the 13th and yes, it all started with Toni. Anyway, I earned a $50 dinner check from opentable and thought what better way to use it then going out for dinner to celebrate our two month anniversary. And what better place to celebrate then the always amazing Cuba Libre. So let’s take a look at what we ate: Continue reading

Pasteles in Hammonton

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Absolutely wonderful pasteles at the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel carnival in Hammonton, NJ.

Doing it up right with my friend, Karla, from work.


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