July 20th, 2009

Moccasin eating spaghetti

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There have been many instances in my life where I have dealt with Temptation. I think to myself, "giving in would be a really bad idea, and you will soon regret it." And yet, the instant gratification is so... delicious. So it's almost worth it. And even though I suffer later, I do not regret it.

So I think I'm lactose intolerant. I started wondering in college, when some kinds of ice cream gave me a funny feeling in my belly. That progressed to some kinds of cheese, and now it seems like most dairy products make me feel weird. This is irritating. As most (if not all) of you know, I love cheese. I eat it all the time. And yet, it no longer agrees with me.

Last night, I faced Temptation. I was at Pasqualino's, debating what to order. Should I get the Margherita pizza? Covered in delicious mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil? Or the capellini pomodoro? "Hmmm," I thought, "I like them both, but the pizza is covered in cheese and will likely make me feel funny later. And yet... that's what I really want right now. Awww, heck... I'm getting pizza." And it was delicious. I enjoyed giving into Temptation, even though my belly felt weird for several hours afterwards. I do not regret it. I also have leftovers, which I will enjoy, even though I'll still be feeling it until dinner time.

*sigh* I know the best thing for me is to probably give up dairy products, but I don't think I can do that. They're too delicious. I just wish that Lactron, the almighty god of dairy, didn't have such a sick sense of humor. (And no, Lactron isn't a real god, at least not to my knowledge. I just made him up right now, because I have no idea if there's already a god of dairy products. And "Lactron" is a fun name.) Ahhh, Temptation, why must you torment me? You know I cannot resist you!

On the other hand, apparently they make soy cheese. Has anyone actually tried it? Is it anything even remotely like the real thing? I'm worried that if I try it, I'll be tremendously disappointed.
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Moccasin eating spaghetti

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Thanks for your comments on my lactastic dilemma. I did a bit of research, and I'm going to experiment with Lactaid and see if that fixes the problem. If so, YAY CHEESEFEST WOOOOOOO!

Also, a little clarification. I don't drink milk. I've never liked it, unless it has chocolate in it. My parents used to make me drink milk every night (so I could grow up big and strong - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA), but I hated it unless it had Quik mixed in. If I buy milk, it's only for cooking, and even when I buy the skinniest containers, half of it goes bad before I think to use the rest of it. So I don't know if milk itself does anything to me. Yogurt is fine and doesn't give me trouble, and apparently that's common. Butter is ok too, and some cheeses, like cheddar. The things that give me the most trouble are Monterey Jack cheese (I love Mexican food, but I suffer afterwards) and most kinds of ice cream. Mozzarella and paneer also don't agree with me, which is annoying because I eat them all the time. Apparently people with lactose intolerance can usually eat some dairy products with no problem, and it depends on the amount of lactose in it.

So I'll try the Lactaid and also test some fake cheese to see what it's like.

I also think I need to use "Lactron" now. He can have a brief cameo in my novel. (There are a few scenes where Annie goes to this big convention of the gods. She basically hangs out with her god-friends that she rarely ever talks to and goes to programs like Bragi's poetry reading, a panel about virgin goddesses in the 21st century, and a concert featuring The Atlanteans. She interacts with a bunch of gods - from well-known deities like Ganesha, Artemis, and Loki to more obscure ones that I made up, like Ruby the Transvestite Goddess, Grammar Goddess, and others. So Lactron can be her hero or something, because she's obsessed with cheese.)
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