Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Feisty Bentos #312 & 313: Perspective on What's Really Important


Maple glazed salmon, roasted broccoli, cabbage with butter


Random rice, spinach tofu scramble

It's a glimpse into the recipes I'm working on right now which aren't ready to be revealed... though were pretty tasty.  Plus you know I can't make little enough to leave no leftovers, that's just not how I roll.  :P

Funny enough... the random rice tastes really good.  You can scoff all you want, but it tastes good... and it reminds me of a dish I used to eat as a kid that I'd insist my mom make for me, haha.  Probably wouldn't be so good now, but whatever... yummerlicious, can't wait to eat these two.  (The second is for dinner.)

Speaking of dinner - I may not be able to eat this until much after dinnertime!  I have an English group presentation tonight and I'm nervous beyond all hell.  I'm not a public speaker (ironic considering how much I like attention) and I am crap at these things.  I'm so nervous.  But... to put things in perspective... I just (literally just this minute) found out a high school classmate of mine died from heart failure last night.  He was 29.  He was a lovely person who was always kind to me, and though we were never close and I hadn't seen him in over 10 years, he will be missed.  It really saddens me but puts things in perspective insomuch as a silly little English presentation... why stress over it? 

A moment of silence for my high school classmate.


  1. Oh man... sorry about your friend, honey. Yep, that does put things into perspective for sure... :(

  2. So sad Yvo, I am sorry.

    Wish you luck tonight :)

  3. I hate to sound preach-y but sometimes the reality of life helps set us back on track but it also takes grace to realize it.

    Sorry about your friend.

  4. Nicole from DetroitMarch 19, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Just a random reader here, but I wanted to say I'm sorry about your classmate. That, and I completely understand what you mean on the perspective. Just under two years ago I was finishing my first semester of grad school and stressing out really badly about my research paper - and then, my 28-year-old brother (only sibling) was suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer. That paper didn't mean too much to me after that.

    Learn what's really important in life and keep that sense of perspective! That's what I learned from all this.

    Oh and one more thing: I've been a vegetarian for 13 years and my parents are just starting to do the same. I see them going through a lot of the same challenges you are, but just hang in there. Your body will adjust to the change, you'll start coming up with new ideas for meatless recipes and you *will* make it to the end of the 5 weeks. :-)