Happy Monday! May your Monday Morning be full of coffee and free of foolishness. Unless it’s the good kind of foolishness. Funny thing, I had these posts saved up and didn’t see a theme. Didn’t even think they went with April Fool’s at all. But then… they do. You’ll see.
They’re fooling us when they say those recipes are “Easy” or “Practically Effortless”. Yeah.. no they aren’t easy. At least not most of the time. Remember Rachel Ray’s original 30 Minute Meals TV show? She was busting ass for that half hour but at least she was honest in the timeline.
You’re fooling yourself if you think that you’re just as effective when you don’t get enough sleep. Especially if, like me (yeah, I’ll own it) you tend towards procrastination anyway. But even if you don’t usually procrastinate, you won’t be as effective and you’ll likely find yourself putting things off when you don’t sleep well. Sadly, no amount of coffee can make up for it.
I already knew that eggs are usually still good after the date on the carton. Farm fresh eggs have no date after all! Put it in a bowl of water- if it floats it’s bad, if it sinks it’s good, if it’s kinda standing up you can bake with it but it might not taste the freshest for just eating as eggs. Well, it turns out a lot of other foodstuffs might be fooling us with those “best by” dates too. This site has the specifics.
I’ve been saving this post from Medium for the right coffee break time. It’s about a lot of things, but one of them is the ways that we let our current drinking culture fool us into thinking that a lot of things are ok that aren’t. As someone who worked in the recovery world for a long time it’s been interesting to watch mom culture and corporate culture embrace drinking more and more. We aren’t quite at Mad Men levels yet. Or are we…?
As a counterpoint to that, a lot of people are apparently wanting to have fun drinks that might just fool you into thinking they’re drinking alcohol, when they aren’t. Or maybe they just want to enjoy themselves and have a fun drink that isn’t alcohol. This post from Vox talks about rebranding nonalcoholic options as more wellness based than an option for kids and alcoholics.
Don’t let the media and photoshop fool you into some messed up image of what human bodies are supposed to look like. This massage therapist beautifully tells it like it is.
This post from HappyFitMama got me inspired and has me writing a new post you should see in the next week or so! Don’t fool yourself into being intimidated at the gym. You belong there as much as everyone else. You pay the same fee, right?
As always with these Monday Morning Coffee Break posts- I’d love to hear from you! If there are posts you’ve recently read or written (or not so recently) that you think I’d like please share them!!!