jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

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2022-01-31-0252Z

My mid-back pain was gone today after 10 situps on the curved benches at El Molinito. So I'll continue the lentil experiment for a while.

I'm finding about a cup of dried lentils, soaked overnight with the soak water discarded; an envelope of Trader Joe miso soup mix; and about a dollar's worth of ground Sonoran beef from Arámburo cooks up to a tasty and filling meal. I add other stuff too, when I have it: ground cumin, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger; sauerkraut; even shredded jícama; and some epazote leaves. [comment]

2022-01-30-1958Z

Two days ago I got a good deal on the veggie discount rack at Arámburo, about 3 pounds of jícama for $8.50 (pesos, about 43 cents US). I shredded it, added about 1/4 of it to my batch of lentils, and brined the rest. It's already tasting pleasantly sour. [comment]

2022-01-30-1516Z

Yesterday, sitting at Café Gourmet, my middle back started hurting. I immediately attempted an adjustment, standing up, bending backwards, and pushing against the vertebrae in various places. No help. And just tried the back roller in my lady's exercise area, also no joy.

I'm thinking it could be inflammation caused by adopting legumes into my diet. It's been my staple for a little over a week now, I've been soaking them at night and cooking them in the afternoon.

But I'll give it a few days. I'm still eating meat, but only a dollar's worth, or so, a day. [comment]

2022-01-19-1638Z

It took about 10 days for the basil clippings I bought from Martín at the Organic Market to sprout roots. I was almost ready to give up on them. [comment]

2022-01-19-1345Z

In my dream, some guys on a job were asking me why I couldn't speak Spanish. I explained that I could do all the necessary stuff like ask directions, order food and beer, get what I needed at shops. But I couldn't start a conversation.

On awakening, I realized: "Why would I be able to do that? I can't even do that in English!" [comment]

2022-01-15-1606Z

Woke up earlier this morning from a dream in another low-G world. For some reason I was afraid to jump off a roof even though the effort it took to climb up to it was negligible. Then I took a stab of climbing partway up a tree just by grabbing the leaves, then dropping from about 10 feet up, and landing painlessly and effortlessly. But still it scared me to jump down from higher heights. [comment]

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