Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Editing Food

IN THE NEWS: According to HappyNews.com, "For the first time, The Academy of Natural Sciences is displaying a scrapbook that has locks of hair from the first 12 U.S. presidents. It will be on view Feb. 16-18. The presidential ''hair album'' was assembled by Peter Arvell Browne, a Philadelphia attorney and scholar of the natural sciences who collected thousands of samples of animal fur and human hair in the 1840s and 1850s and organized them in a dozen leather-bound volumes. Browne also wrote to presidents still living during his lifetime — 1762-1860 — and to the families of those who had died. His letters and their responses are included in the book along with the strands of hair. His requests for hair weren't considered odd, as saving a loved one's locks in a family ''hair album'' was popular in the 19th century."

I'm in the process of doing my first round of edits right now and I'm relying heavily on snacks at my computer to get me through them.

During my college years, I always needed something to chew or snack on as I read or did homework. Mostly, I chewed gum or sucked on hard candies. I went through a lot of Blow Pops since it combined both (and was easy to sneak into the library)

But now my tastes have changed. I've matured. My tastebuds have become refined, if you will.

So what's my snack of choice right now? Lay's Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips.

These chips have just the right balance of MSG and artificial colors/flavors that my body needs as it remains seated in one position for hours at a time. It's the snack of champions.

Do you snack when you work or write?


Chicki said...

Are you talking about Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar chips? Those are the best chips in the world! Whenever DH and I get subs, I put them inside the sandwich. Sounds weird, but the flavor is incredible.

I try not to snack while I'm working. The only thing I eat is popcorn, and I've recently switched to the 100-calorie mini-bags.

Stephanie said...

I actually don't snack when I write. I might grab something here and there, but I find it distracts me and keeps the "flow" from "flowing." Maybe I need to take it up though...:oD

Patricia W. said...

Actually, I should write more. Because I don't snack at all when I'm writing, and I desperately need to reduce my snacking. LOL!

Virginia Lady said...

When I'm actually writing, I don't snack, but when I hit a tough spot, I pull out the chocolate, preferably dark chocolate. :-)