June 7, 2006

Calvin and Jess Graduate; Food Diary Returns

POST #    2151

Believe it or not, Calvin graduated from Brooklyn Law yesterday. Jessica, his sister also graduated, but with many, many honors. Both of them will be great lawyers, especially as they will never be late for a deposition, meeting, or court date (they might not ever have these) because of their fancy graduation gifts from their parents.

Also yesterday, Youngna pointed out a New York Magazine article which details the eating habbits of 5 New Yorkers over a week. Longtime readers may remember that I did this for a week back in 2004 when the NY Times had an article about Tucker Shaw. Shaw had been keeping track of everything he ate in photos and was also the co-author of the New York article. This time, no photos of everything, just a list every day of the previous day's items and maybe some photos.

So I invite those of you who wonder how I'm not 500 pounds (my clothes hide the extra weight well) to follow along and compare what you eat to what I eat.

2006 Food Diary, Day 1
9:00 a.m. - Work, everything bagel with cream cheese from BP, can of Arizona Green Tea with ginseng and honey (the ginseng makes it healthy)
9:56 - Work, started 24 oz of water from my Nalgene bottle. Finished at 10:56.
10:49 - Work, Portuguese egg custard from Egg King Custard Cafe. I have no idea how the Portuguese egg custard is different than a regular one. It just seems to be burnt and heavier. I need to do a side by side comparison.
12:37 p.m. - Turkey sandwich from BP. Including tomato, lettuce, mayo, cheddar cheese, smoked turkey on a multi-grain bread. 26 oz of water from Nalgene. Finished at 2:14.
3:20 - Chinese milk candy
3:26 - Chinese milk candy
3:31 - Starting on 18 oz of water to get that nasty milk candy taste out of my mouth. Finished at 6:00.
7:19 - Oriental Garden Seafood Restaurant for Calvin and Jessica's graduation party. 2 cups of Coke, 1 cup tea, pickled vegetables, one shrimp, 1 glass red wine, 2 sea scallops with mayo, 2 bowls fish soup, fish, squab and chinese broccoli, 2 crab legs, lobster with noodles, 2 bowls rice wrapped in lotus leaf, 2 pieces of watermelon, a mini almond cookie, a mini moon cake-like ginger thing.
10:02 - Palais Royale, 32 oz of Bud Light
11:14 - Palais Royale, 32 oz of Bud Light

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Friends/Family at 7:52 AM



Since I am one of those who wonder how you are not confined to your bed and a frequent guest on a maury intervention show, I will compare my eating to yours...

6:30am coffee with milk and sweet and low
everything bagel with cream cheese
7:30am coffee
8:55am coffee
11:30am vitamin water and a couple cheerios snagged from Jonas
2:00pm diet coke, apple, fig newtons (snagged again from Jonas)
6:00pm rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans from Boston Market (my weakness)
9:00pm coffee

Ok...wow, I have a HUGE caffeine problem. Not surprising.

Posted by: Margaret at June 7, 2006 10:25 AM

Whoa, you drank at least 200 ounces of liquid yesterday.

Posted by: Joe at June 7, 2006 2:13 PM

obviously the interestingness of the food depends on what's going on that day. like wednesday's list won't be so exciting. maybe a little disgusting, but not exciting. but i might have chosen a bad week to do it as there's a lot going on this weekend. saturday will be a mess.

and margaret, i think you need to cut back on the coffee.

i dunno youngna. like you said, a day can vary depending on what you do or what you feel like. it might be safe to say that i don't really have healthy days, but the quantities can change a lot.

joe, i was bursting at the bladder.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2006 6:17 PM

Oh. I like this food diary thing. Glad to see it on your site again.

Posted by: Adam at June 12, 2006 2:15 AM

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