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Thursday, September 25, 2008

I think there's something to that whole "fish is brain food" thing.

Yes, you will all be quite happy to know that I've taken to eating fish--dipped in chocolate, of course.  Ewww, that even grossed ME out. I would never do that. Chocolate is best on the side.

Really, I am eating more fish--which doesn't amount to a whole lot since I usually NEVER eat it. But now I'm trying to eat it at least once a week. My mother's job is done.

Here's the thing. I'm starting to "feel" smarter. I kid you not. I'm quite certain that if our granddaughter gave me a mathematical problem to figure out, I'd be able to do it. Listen to this: Two plus two is four. See what I mean?

It's like the fish is repairing those dead brain cells that diet pop killed off. Guess that means I can drink more diet pop!!!  Whooohoooo!!! (Waving at Becky!)

In fact, I'm feeling so confident, I think I could get Denise and I to Minnesota and back with nary a problem. Want to try it, Denise? I'm telling you, I'm in my prime.

Yes, there must be something to this. I may not be smarter, but I'm sure feeling sharper. More coherent. Focused. On my toes. Well, you get the idea.

Who knew all that could be accomplished by eating those little goldfish snack crackers?

Life is good.

Diann Hunt  
posted at 7:52 AM  
  Comments (18)
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At 8:43 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Good for you, Di! But I'll, uh, pass on the whole Minneapolis thing. No offense.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...


I must be a genius because I eat it twice a day on most days. LOL

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

You eat those snack crackers twice a day, C???? *g*

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

WOW! I wondered why my kids were so darn smart. We shovel goldfish crackers into their mouth like farmers shovel manure into a pig pen. (that’s a very bad simile, I know, but Susan May Warren at the conference said we should use more in our writing... I'm not very good at it obviously!)

Karalynn's Parent-teacher conference is this afternoon. I'm so going to give the credit to Gold fish crackers!

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL, Krista! Pretty good simile, if you ask me!

Now, I need to be honest with you all. I'm not as smart as I thought. This morning I had to take a detour on the back country roads near where I live and ended up making 3 miles turn into 13! THEN, I hit two MORE detours before I got to my daughter's house. I traveled 32 miles in what should have been 13 total. Sigh. I need more goldfish . .

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My kids love salmon, and when I cook it for them, I cook myself some chicken. Isn't that awful? But they love it, and I cannot abide the stuff. Give me some brussel spouts on the side. BLECH.

Goldfish we always have here. There's a giant box holding the door open to the family room. I guess the kids don't want to forget where it is. LOL

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Kay Day said...

I love fish! I always have, even as a little girl.

I'm not very good at cooking it, though. And it is expensive! Costs as much as steak! So I should eat it more and would love to eat it more than I usually do.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I'm trying to eat more fish too, but I eat the real stuff. Wild caught cod, haddock, flounder, halibut....none of those little fake cheese crackers for me. *shiver* Those babies always gave me heartburn.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

I hate fish, which is sad because I married a fisherman. Through the years, though, he's become more catch and release than "hey, honey, look what I caught for dinner." The sight, the smell, the touch, the taste all make me gag. I so wouldn't have handled the whale's belly like Jonah.

Goldfish crackers are a mainstay at my house. They come in whole grain now too.

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

My boys will eat fish. I can't stand the thought of it. They look and smell ICKY!! Turns my stomach to think of it. When they eat fish, which is at least once a week, I find something else.

Ever think about what fish eat. YUCK!!!!!!! I know some could use the same argument for pork or beef. I don't eat much of that either. I am a chocolate kind of girl. Skip the meat! :)

At 7:55 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Whole grain goldfish, Lisa?! I'm telling you, everything is going healthy these days! What is this world coming to?

At 9:31 AM, Blogger WK said...

LOL that is too cute! I don't eat fish either, unless tunafish in the can counts.

But I have my reasons and it's not the taste of fish.

Great post though.I needed the laugh.


At 11:24 AM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

We eat fishsticks at our house... but most people roll their eyes and tell me that doesn't count.

But I think it should!

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Krista, that's like me when I say the whipped cream in my espresso counts as a dairy. I SOO think it does.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

*note to self* Never let Di navigate on any trip. :)

As for fish, we eat it about once a week, but yeah, it's expensive stuff. Good thing we have some awesome lakes here in Colorado with fresh trout and other varieties. I married a quasi-fisherman who would love to get back into it more, but he needs a buddy. Trying to find one for him.

Meat is a staple part of our diet, as is goldfish crackers. Got one of those large boxes too. Yay for Sam's! :) Make 'em whole grain, and we're good to go!

Mensa, here we come!

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Ohhh, kristin...

I also am here to tell you that the tomato sauce on pizza is SOOOOO a vegetable!

So is popcorn...

And fruit punch (in the fruit catagory anyway...)


At 2:47 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Ha!Ha! You crack me up! :)

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I love fish, as long as it's from the ocean. Maybe because I grew up in southern California near the ocean. I eat fish all the time, but I prefer it grilled.

Grouper, salmon, a little garlic salt and a bar-b-que ... YUM!

However, as far as it being brain food - well the jury's still out on that. My kids still think I'm one french fry shy of a Happy Meal.

Hey, do you know how many writers it takes to screw in a light bulb?

Forget the light bulb, let me tell you about my book.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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