Is there stuffing in that there turkey?

I realize that this is going to be my first biggish family-oriented Thanksgiving since I was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease. Family gatherings, well, all social gatherings, really, are based around food.

And it will be me eating around people’s best intentions and having to not explain that the stuffing will make me poop for a week or so and yes, I miss it and no, I really cannot cheat and no, it isn’t really an allergy. I am sick of talking about it, sick of explaining my stomach’s quirks to total strangers.

But my loved ones are supporting themselves and can afford good food and can eat that food in a nice place. I am going to have my mom’s delicious eggplant parmesan and a root beer float for desert. I will be surrounded by some of my favorite people on the planet.

I’m stopping my kvetching long enough to be thankful.


Just a Little Bread

I’m glutened for the second time in a week. My mind is elsewhere and I’ve paid the price for it.

I want to fling poo at the heart of the world.

Last night’s Burning Wheel over skype game was -H-O-T- with a hatred filled -H-, an orcish -O- and a terrible -T-. Next game will begin with the Orcish Named facing off against the Troll Warlord, to the death. He really might die. Troll Warlord’s are no fucking joke.

I called in sick, would rather not be at work in this condition. Feelin’ domestic, might arrange my room and get some much-needed dish-work done. Some kitchen elf has been doing my dishes and I don’t want to depend on that kindness.

Gluten-Free Article in NYT

Dining & Wine
For the Gluten-Averse, a Menu That Works
Published: July 25, 2007
New bakeries and pizzerias that prepare gluten-free foods have popped up all over New York City, and restaurants that were already celiac-friendly have expanded their menus.

EDIT: And big thank you’s to Seth and Linnea (sp?) for sending word of the article and Luke for sending the actual link.