View Full Version : Conversation in the car today...
Terry and I were talking about if we had our druthers, we would not eat raw food. It would be so much easier to eat like everyone else and stop by Pizza Hut, etc.
BUT, we decided, we could either eat this way or go the route of the typical SAD eater. It became a game as we thought of all the things we would be saying in 20 years, if we didn't stay raw. (IF we're still living!)
"Bring me back a package of depends when you go to Walmart"
"Will you also pick up 3 of my 21 prescriptions while you're there."
"No, wait, I'll go with you. Can you load up my wheelchair, please?"
"Huh? Sorry, I didn't hear you Darling. I have an appointment to have my hearing aid replaced next week."
"How can we afford to keep paying $1000 a month for our prescription drugs?"
"Maybe I can get a job as a Walmart greeter."
"You probably couldn't do it with the colostomy bag. Besides, who will help me change my diapers?"
"We'd better start thinking about which nursing home we want to move to."
The flip side, on raw...
"Where's my pedometer?"
"Wow, that was the biggest garden we've ever had!"
"I've got a bigger one planned for next year."
"Need to buy some more walking shoes. We've worn these out in two months."
"No problem, we're making a killing with our sales."
"Did you notice those 20 year olds couldn't keep up with us on the bike ride?"
"OK, what do you want to do today? A canoe race or mountain climbing?"
"Too bad we don't have any friends our age to join us."
"Ah well, our grand nieces & nephews keep us young (Or maybe we're keeping them young)."
"You know, it's been over 20 years since we ate any meat (watched TV, took a nap, etc)."
"Are our sports clothes a little too trendy?"
"Our schedule is completely booked next week."
What will you be saying in 20 years?
02-12-2005, 07:39 PM
What will you be saying in 20 years?
Ha ha ha! I love it.
"Sexual enhancement? Who needs it...I got it goin' ON!" :D
Hey, it could happen...
02-12-2005, 07:47 PM
You're hilarious! I love it, cuz it's pretty darn close to real life!
02-12-2005, 07:48 PM
This thread is TOO cute! I LOVE it Deb! RawNaturale...GOOD one! ;)
Okay in 20 years...
"Sorry we haven't been home or returned your call kids, we were out jetskiing!"
"Babe, have you seen my rollerblades?" - "Yeah, they're in the closet right next to my running shoes."
"Uhhh...NO this isn't a good time to come by, my husband and I are kinda...ummm...busy right now"
(Talking to my son) "Whaddaya MEAN can I dress more my age? I can't help it if your friends are checking me out!"
Helen Of Tennessee
02-12-2005, 07:59 PM
You are always so full of great ideas, sayings and encouragement!!!!! You really make me think.
The only ones I could add to your list (that are personal to me) are:
"There's another competition next month...."
(I'm in the martial arts and still compete at age 51. I think I could still be competing at 71) :D
"We'll be meeting you (Deb & Terry) at Clingman's Dome for our annual climb"
(Deb & Terry are going to climb Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the Smokey Mountains, with Bruce and me this August).
<>< Helen of Tennessee
02-12-2005, 08:26 PM
Deb, you and your Husband are way to funny. BUT you are right. Good for you both keeping on the right track.
I loved your conversation Deb, a great topic to talk about
mine would probably sound a bit like...
"I'm tired, not now"
"I feel like some chocolate! can you get some chips while your there? oh.. and some of those chicken flavoured things I like!"...."so I'm going to the shop?"..... "please... I don't feel well"
"my tooth aches"
"my back hurts"
"you never listen to me anymore!"
"i've got a headache"
"lets get the chores out the way and go canooing"
"want to go for a swim honey?"
"lets go make some raw chocolate, and catch the latest movie"
"lets go for a picnic"
"why dont we mix up some tomatoes and see how they turn out dehydrated"
"your looking really healthy these day's honey"
"do I look nice in this?" *spins*
"time to milk the almonds"
02-12-2005, 09:30 PM
Isn't it amazing how we have accepted certain things when we get older? But folks like Jack Lalanne and Paul Bragg and others have shown us it is up to us.
02-12-2005, 10:08 PM
LOL!!! Too cute , and too true Deb :)
20 yrs from now raw:
~Last one down the slope is a rotten egg!! (snow skiing)
~ (to my dd) Sweetie, I know we are the same size, but would you STOP borrowing all my clothes!
~Let's hike Half Dome (huge hike in Yosemite) again, that was FUN!
~UGH, SAD food...it's like plastic food that you see kids playing house with!
02-12-2005, 10:17 PM
I can add nothing to the lists. They're just so perfect.
I'm going to keep these in mind when I get tempted and when the raw life seems difficult.
02-12-2005, 11:52 PM
haha that was great!! made me laugh :p
02-13-2005, 07:47 AM
Deb - I love this
for the sad diet side:
who are you? I just don't know who I am anymore!
someone bringing you home - saying " She was lost, I am gald you called in Ma'm, try to keep her in the house
Yes, I am glad to be here at Adult Day care
Note to children - Should you need to reach us, please call 1-800-find your parents, someone will locate us and get a message to us. Please don't expect a quick return phone call, we are treking through Africa at this time
Note to family members - call our kids to help you. If we are needed, they will contact us, but don't expect a quick call. Ask the kids
No really I am their mother, really and that is their Dad, yeah really, no we are the grand parents of those children, no, really, well thank you, we really appreciate your compliments. Note to kids - told you to eat raw, it's not our fault
I am sorry that it is taking you time to get the kids back to your "normal", we told you we'd feed them raw, so if they scrafed down all of the raw fruit - Hey that's what grandparents do, spoil grandchildren
Your Dad and I are leaving for 2 months trip to the Antigua, tell you what, why don't you check out our day planner that we sent you and schedule sometime. We will bring them something back between trips. You know what, let them spend the week with us, swimming, boating, running on the beach and we'll fly them back to you -yeah, I know how hard it is for you to get them back to normal when they get home, feeding them cooked food, and getting them to come inside, but that is the price you have to pay when we keep them.
Thanks Deb - this is great!
02-13-2005, 08:29 AM
SAD: "What kind of underwear do you wear, briefs or boxers?"
Raw: "What kind of underwear do you wear, briefs or boxers?"
02-13-2005, 08:35 AM
What about Raw - Oh A thong!
02-13-2005, 12:47 PM
Loved this post!!!
02-13-2005, 06:18 PM
02-13-2005, 09:31 PM
i am LOVING this thread :D
Sharon in Colorado
02-13-2005, 10:12 PM
Hi Deb - what is a druthers? It wasn't in the dictionary.
SAD in 20 years:
"I can't move my big toe"
"I can't see my big toe"
"I can't feel my big toe"
"OW! Sharp pain in my big toe - I can feel it now!"
RAW in 20 years:
"Would you hurry up and get off that trampoline so you can help me with these juice party invitations."
"If I told you once, I told you a thousand times, get your surfboard out of the kitchen...I'm trying to grow my wheat grass in that corner and it's casting a huge shadow!"
"Hey, lets go to the zoo this Sunday and see if you can out-eat Koko the Gorilla again...wasn't it fun last time?"
02-14-2005, 01:05 AM
I'm not Deb, but ... druthers is a regional (Southern U.S.) colloquial term that evolved from the word rather. As in I'd rather have chocolate, but I'm working hard to change my taste to carob. The "d" in I'd got slid into the "r" in rather -- voila the two became druther! And, then, somehow, an "s" got stuck to the end to make it the plural druthers.
From your friendly, raw English teacher.
I sort of figured druthers was a southern thing. LOL! Beautifully put RawTruth! In other words... preference!
Oh these are funny! Sharon I love the surfboard in the way of the wheatgrass! See, I knew you guys would come up with some good ones. We'll have to broaden our scopes... Sweetlips... love that 1-800 find your parents! Rawkinlocs... getting checked out by her son's friends! LOL! Love the jetskiing too!
Oh, I love this!
How about, "Yes I know it's the third time today, but..."
(she to he)
Helen, the annual trip is a great idea!
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