Friday, June 29
I am iron deficient, close to becoming anemic, so I've been told. I was suggested to go see an eastern doctor. So, I did and $500 later, came home with four large paper bags filled with a carefully blended "tea" of over 40 herbs. Mind you, herbs is a loose term for what looks like weeds, roots, tree bark, powder-covered who-knows-what, and other detritus. Boil with three cups water, that didn't even cover the surface of the herbs, simmer for 30 minutes until reduced to one cup and drink. BLAAAAAAAH. Needless to say, it tastes horrible. Like the worst thing I have ever tasted. So strong, so thick, so bitter. Well, that wasn't the worst of it. I was dizzy and out-of-it for two whole days. Apparently this is normal. What? yes... so, I'm trying to drink more of it... maybe 1/4 cup a day. I'm not sure if this is going to 'cure' me... or even help a little. The doctor mentioned other ailments he sensed within me (by feeling the pulse on my wrist), but ultimately he said that I was there to improve the quality of my life. Yes, I am, but does it need to involve drinking gross brown-green sludge?
Saturday, June 9
At ABC Kitchen At North End Grill Both good, really good, but not great. Nothing surprising, which is needed these days. I wanted to be wowed. I guess I have the luxury of being hyper critical of restaurants these days. This city is overflowing with good place to eat. I'm trying to keep up!