April 15, 2012

Rainy Sunday Morning

Good morning St. Paul.  I regret to inform you that I'm cheating on you today with your bigger bully of a twin, Minneapolis.  Don't be too upset.  We gathered last night and clinked glasses to welcome Joe Peters to his new neighborhood of Lowertown St. Paul.  His apartment looks down over the Farmer's Market and is only a few blocks from some of my favorite restaurants.  I'm so happy to welcome another friend to this side of the river.

Today, we are heading to Minneapolis to support at least one local Como Park boy.  A few friends started Fulton Brewery a few years ago and they recently opened a brewery/tap house that you can visit and sample beers in the warehouse district of Minneapolis.  We have enjoyed trying the different beers you can find in the bars around here.  I think it should shape up to be a nice little Sunday afternoon.

We are staying strong with no meat and we did watch another documentary about eating a plant based diet called Forks Over Knives:

This was almost as amazing as Life in a Day that we watched last week.  There were so many different facts & figures throughout this documentary, but the one that sticks out the most to me is regarding cancer & genetics.  For the last couple years, I've had this feeling in the back of my mind that tells me that no matter what I do, I'm going to get cancer because it's in my family.  In this video, they said that only 1-2% of cancer cases happen because of genetics alone.  The rest has everything to do with what people expose themselves to and put in their bodies.  Plant based diets can help with so many different ailments and make a person feel better all over.  Even my husband has been meat free for the last few days and if you know him, you know how hard it is for him. 

Aside from meat-free life, the topic of the Lowe's commercial was brought up again last night.  My husband has always said that this commercial reminds him of me.  Not the having children part, but the fact that the woman in the commercial jumps out of bed and starts dancing.  My husband claims that this is me every morning.  At the same time, I'm convinced that my husband should adopt the old man's style once he gets older.  I have to admit, this is a great commercial.

So, enjoy your rainy & cloudy Sunday.  Dance a little this morning, eat a lot of plants and maybe even enjoy a local beer somewhere.


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