Celiac Awareness Day (was yesterday)

Since I don’t like “awareness” days of any kind, I chose not to celebrate or announce it yesterday. What is the point of an awareness day when most of today’s society is aware of situations and they just don’t care? Or don’t have the means or time to take action?

Instead of a boring list of what does and doesn’t have gluten, and why you should care, here is a fun article for the Day After Celiac Awareness Day:

Gluten-free Celebrities

1. Rachel Weisz – didn’t even know who this was until I googled her. Apparently she was in a lot of movies and married Daniel Craig.

2. Elisabeth Hasselbeck – LOVE her. She’s on The View and wrote an amazing g-free diet book that I highly recommend to anyone, even non-Celiacs (see the lovely quote from the book below.)

3. Ryan Phillippe – hottie actor from my youth. Has he been in anything good recently?

4. Geri Halliwell – Ginger Spice, my 2nd favorite Spice Girl (Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Scary, Baby – in that order).

5. Emmy Rossum – didn’t know who this was either, an actress who sings? She’s in the movie Dare, which just happens to be in my Netflix queue. Maybe I’ll watch it now.

6. Chelsea Clinton – daughter of the former president. She’s not that interesting, probably because she’s a vegan and that’s just weird.

7. Bill Clinton – former prez. He insulted my dad and Italians one time when my dad met him and chatted him up. Slightly more interesting than Chelsea.

8. Zooey Deschanel – LOVE her. Can’t wait for the new series New Girl to start on TV this fall. I loved her mostly in Elf, Weeds and Failure to Launch.

Each meal left me bloated and gassy, with  sharp, explosive pains in my abdomen. No matter what I ate, I would soon be doubled over with cramps, awful indigestion, diarrhea – or all of the above simultaneously. I soon became all too familiar with the location of any and all bathrooms.

-The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, page 5

Celiac Awareness ribbon

I didn’t know the Celiac awareness color was light green when I made this blog. How fitting.

10 People I Like, part 1 of 1.

Barbara Walters had her “10 most interesting people” interviews. I don’t know the art of interviewing people, but I don’t think Barbara should really be on the air anymore. She’s grotesque to look at, no? And her voice is annoying.  Also, I went away from the special, only interested in half the people.  The others were just “popular” and not interesting.  I don’t know about interesting, but I do know there are 10 people I’d love to meet and talk to.

10 people (dead&alive) I would want to meet and maybe amateurishly interview:

(in no order)

Anneliese Marie Frank – Better known as Anne Frank. She has been my favorite person since 5th grade when I read and fell in love with her story. One project in high school involved dressing up as a historical person, learning everything about them and becoming them. We were interviewed as our person and had to answer as them. I think I knew Anne Frank inside and out. It was awesome. Anyway, she made me love writing and reading and helped me deal with my own troubles growing up.

Noam Chomsky – best known for being the “father” of linguistics. I’m really fascinated with language acquisition and Chomsky started the debates for all sides with his strongly universal stance regarding grammar rules. Basically, that all humans have the innate ability for language learning. Others who disagree say we don’t and that it’s relative to the person, hence the name “relativism.”

Lauren Conrad – mostly because I’d like to know what it was REALLY like on The Hills. On camera and off. I’d love to know how much of that show was real and how much & what wasn’t. Also, she wrote a book about nothing special and if she can, I can!

Heidi Montag Pratt – also would like her take on The Hills. And I want to see what she looks like up close. Plus, she&her sort-of interesting husband just wrote a book and I will need to have connections.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck – I think she’s just lovely. I hate that she never is allowed to finish her sentences on The View, even though she’s the only one with a college education… HMM. I’d love to talk to her about celiac disease, g-free things and her political views since they are changing and I’d like to know why.

Sarah Palin – a smart conservative lady who doesn’t get the respect she deserves. What’s funny is she’s also smarter than the people who make fun of her. I look forward to reading her book and I think she has some good stuff to say. I want to know where she got her kid’s names, too. As I am an avid fan of weird names!

Steve Carell – do I really need to explain that I wanna meet him because he’s hilarious?

Britney Spears – she seems interesting and I bet she has some fun stories.

Michael Crichton – America’s greatest author. I don’t care about those “classic” authors who wrote the “Great American Novels” because (1) most of those books are boring and (2)Michael Crichton’s books are ridiculously well researched, informative and entertaining. He is terribly fascinating with his various background experiences and writing skill. I would have loved to meet him before he died.

JRR Tolkien – he made up his own language. He should get an award for just that! But he also created worlds&characters that turned into some of the greatest stories of all time. The Lord of the Rings books (& the Silmarillion) really changed how I saw fantasy lit. He and Crichton are really tied for best author, but Tolkien can be Britain’s greatest author, since America has one.

*Notice most have written books, either intentional or not. I like writers :)