May 14, 2009

You Know You're Getting Old When...

...you get start getting text messages like this:


"It really bugs me when we have to stop mid-conversation for oprah..."


*In my defense, Dane Cook was the guest and he was imitating Oprah to her face, and she was like "I DO sound like that!" and she was laughing and audience was laughing. Sigh.

Food Stamp Adventure -- Part 1: Organic Brands

Being approved for food stamps means that I can finally afford to buy organic food. YAY!

I'm in the midst of planning my first organic supermarket sweep, so I'm researching which organic brands are the best. Like everyone else, I like to think that all organic food is hand-crafted by Amish people and delivered to the grocery store by bicycle messengers.

Apparently not though. I'm finding that most popular organic brands are owned by big corporations:



- Kashi and Morningstar Farms are owned by Kellogg's

- Odwalla is owned by Coca-Cola

- Naked Juice is owned by Pepsi




Visit this site for an interesting breakdown of who owns what.

ALSO... I found out that the owner of Bolthouse Farms donated $100,000 to help ban gay marriage in California (Prop 8) because he believes in using his company as a "tool of ministry." Why does hate have to be so yummy?

Bums me out because 'Strawberry Banana Explosion" was always my favorite...



May 12, 2009

Stampin' Up!

Did I ever think I'd ever NEED food stamps? Nooooooo.... no no, (cocky laugh) god no.

But... curiosity led me to google "poverty line" and somehow I ended up in a cubicle yesterday where a social worker and I shared a giggle after we determined that I technically cannot afford to live. (For those who don't know, radio and art only pay if you're famous.)

She told me that I not only qualify for food stamps, but I qualify for the maximum monthly allowance in the state of Wisconsin.


Assuming this isn't too good to be true, I will soon get a little plastic card in the mail that will be re-filled with $200 each month and my dinner will finally consist of more than a banana!

And if you have preconceived notions about people who get food stamps, don't worry.... as soon as I post this, I'm putting on my stained sweatpants, getting pregnant, robbing some elderly people and drinking some liquor out of a brown paper bag on your street corner.

Stay tuned for updates on my food stamp adventure!