Quote Of The Day

From an email:

Dear Friends,
Today marks 4 weeks of isolation.  I’ve been walking 2.5 miles a day around my neighborhood, increased my water consumption, no meat, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine and no flour.  The change has been fantastic!  I feel great!  Zero alcohol!  Lost 17 pounds of fat and now see muscle definition.

People like this are usually murdered.


  1. Isolating since March 11th. Only leave the recliner to go sit on the back porch. Water? That’s for bathing, not for drinking. Grilled meats as often as I can get a good, smoky, bunch of coals going in the Weber. Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs for breakfast, dairy cheese on my burgers, coffee consumption measured by the pot now instead of the cup, flour in the home-baked breads and buns that go with my grilled meats.

    Thinking back, nothing’s changed. Haven’t lost any weight, but I feel great because alcohol intake has risen to never-imagined levels. I’m pushing 70 years old now. I’m not dead yet because I’m indestructible!

    1. I’m pretty much the same except for the bread — I’ve cut it out except over weekends when I have a slice of toast with breakfast. Amazingly, I haven’t put on weight despite the lack of treadmill (gym closed, que fait?).

  2. no meat, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine and no flour

    So what is he eating? Plants I guess. Boring.

    1. “Zero alcohol!” and “no meat, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine and no flour”

      Also: no reason to live.

  3. Wife has been baking because she’s bored, last week was chocolate chip cookies, this week a chocolate cake. Weather is turning nice (for April in PA, we had snow last Friday), so I’ve been grilling. Coffee is always measured in pots.

    Alcohol consumption has fallen somewhat due to rationing, liquor stores closed (by state mandate) and local beer distributor is closed (at his choice), nearest open beer distributor is about a 40 minute round-trip. I learned my lesson, when the liquor stores re-open I’m stocking up, and I think I’ll finally get started brewing my own beer.

    1. If you go on the Fine Wines and Spirits website, (yeah, I know, to get the really fine spirits you need to go to Jersey or Delaware), and get lucky, you might be able to get home delivery. I haven’t yet.

  4. I’m with you and MurphyAZ! And you’re right, people who publicize this stuff invite violence. 🙂

    Went looking for a relevant quote but got stuck on this one, just because, well, I like it! And my middle name is Patrick.

    Give an Irishman lager for a month and he’s a dead man. An Irishman’s stomach is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.

    – Mark Twain

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