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Soy? What’s the problem?

July 26, 2004, 2:24 AM

Well, my Sunday at work was a sweet-and-sour day. And it didn’t even have anything to do with work.

My day was quite a good day up to my lunch break. On my lunch, I bought one of my usual lunch picks, as well as something new I saw in the produce cooler. It was a vanilla chai tea with serious amounts of soy protein.

So I rang it all up on the self-checkout, and went off to the breakroom, where I decided to first enjoy the tea. I drank that down, and boy, was I sick. That was it. It did NOT agree with me, and I was miserable the rest of my lunch break. I don’t think my system settled for some hours after work ended. But goodness, I felt hideous. Not enough to go home early, but still, you could tell I was a touch out of it.

Needless to say, I’m never having that again. I don’t know what it is about soy. I used to drink soy milk all the time, and it would always agree. Then I had one soy milk that did not agree earlier in the year. I had at the time attributed it to drinking it too fast. This time I didn’t drink it fast, so who knows why it didn’t agree with me. And why soy has turned on me lately, I don’t know, especially since I used to drink soy milk a lot. Who knows…

The same brand has a fruit drink, though, with no soy in it, being 100% fruit. Do I tempt my food disagreeing with me again and have it? Fruit and I have always gotten along. Still, if I try it, it will be after work, so that if it makes me sick, at least I can be miserable at home.

On a more pleasant note, Chasity and Debbie in Layaway are going to be giving me some blonde highlights, if we can figure out a day to do it. I think that will be kind of cool looking, don’t you? I wouldn’t keep it forever, but at least for a little while it should be fun.

And in a little more than two weeks… VACATION! I can’t wait to take my two days at the beach. I just need to grab me some sunscreen and some extra large towels, and it’s fun in the sun for me. I so need this vacation, and I’m looking forward to it. It will make for a nice change of scenery.

Web site: Someone else's sunrise at Virginia Beach. I intend to do another sunrise photo set, by the way.

Song: Ducktales Theme - interestingly enough, my mother, probably not paying close attention when she labeled this tape in the 80s, labeled it "Ducktails" vs. "Ducktales"

Quote: "$25! What a great gift!" - Me on Mom's gift to me from Gettysburg. Cash is always appreciated over some oddball trinkets from somewhere I've not been, and I do intend to put that $25 to good use, in the move-to-Washington fund.

Categories: Food and drink, Myself, Walmart