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VitaCoco vs. Coke vs. Residual Soy Milk

<p>I finally tried VitaCoco, a brand of coconut water which is apparently all the craze.</p> <p>Not only have they managed to convince health and enviro types to purchase what is essentially packaged sugar-water -- Google search snippets say of Coca Cola "Coca Cola 12 oz (355 ml) Can Sugars, total: 39g Calories"; VitaCoco says in 330mL it has 15g, so about 41% of the sugar of Evil Evil Coke -- but it to my tongue it tastes more like the residual soy milk left after eating a bowl of Kashi Go Lean mixed with Mini-Wheats than "like sticking a straw in a coconut" as I was promised.</p>
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The Value of Consistency

<p>This morning Juliet went to grab a coffee & cherry-cheese danish from <a href="http://www.atlas-cafe.com/">Atlas Café</a> a block away. We've been indulging lately 'cause we're out of grinds and I love those danishes (but still not coffee, despite a post-Jane effort to learn).</p> <p>There were none in the display, but they handed a bag to Juliet that they'd set aside, and said they only got a few and didn't want us to miss ours. Awwww.</p> <p>It's not something you imagine when you picture it writ large, but New York is easily the neighbourhoodiest place I've ever lived.</p>
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To a Fully Vegetarian 2012!

<p>Over the last few years I've slide slowly down a slope of eating more meat. At first it was occasional consumption at big feasts like Christmas and Thanksgiving, and slowly became once a month, then twice a month, then twice a month but the bacon the next morning still counts as all one big meal.</p> <p>I did manage to stick pretty close to being strict on only eating "happy" meat – stuff that lived a reasonably free-roaming, natural-behaviour-supporting, sane-food life – which I'm please about. But these little exceptions have gone too far and taken on a life of their own; Juliet and I have decided to go for a fully vegetarian 2012. Jane's coming along too, but that was probably the case anyway...she doesn't get a lot of say in these things!</p> <p>The only exception we have is travel; a trip for her brother's wedding to Thailand will be virtually unsurvivable vegetarian, we're told. I've always had an exception in my personal veggie rulebook for when travel makes it really hard so that seems fine to me.</p> <p>(For the record, I still think New Years Resolutions are fairly silly; this is more "an easily marked period of time" like "I'm not going to drink for the month of May" than it is a "turning over a new leaf starting on an arbitrary day" kind of thing. Also for the record, I still thing splitting hairs is an engaging pastime.)</p> <p>To a Fully Vegetarian 2012!</p>
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