I know that the Eat Local Challenge isn’t officially until September, but anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like change. Unanticipated change, rapid change, loose change that ends up as three tons of pennies in the bottom of your purse. Don’t like it.
So, I need to start early and ramp up the change so that it doesn’t seem like change at all. Sort of like how I weaned myself off of whole milk over a period of 10 years. I’m still about this close to falling off the 1% wagon. And please don’t even mention the S word in my presence (No, not “shit.” “Skim.” Shit is way better. Dad, I know you can agree with me on this one.).
It’s not like I eat 100% imported food and that’s what makes this challenge seem like such a stretch. I get a lot of produce locally in the summertime, but, mostly, I just don’t pay attention. I buy what seems good and don’t give a crap where it came from. Except that lately it seems like the local stuff is better and, I don’t know, maybe there’s some kind of correlation.
Anyway, now I’m committed (Husband to insert joke here) and I’m looking for a little advice. Some of you people are veterans, and even though you probably live in California so I can’t copy your answers word-for-word, a note tossed across the classroom behind the teacher’s back is always appreciated. Doesn’t even have to be hand-written.
My questions come tomorrow, so please stand by. Don’t comment today. I mean it, I already have them written, so don’t ruin it by giving me all the answers today. What? I’m not posting them today because, if you must know, I don’t have a post for tomorrow. And I’m pretty sure I’m not going to feel like writing one, either. Okay? Geez, can’t I slack off around here for one goddamned minute?