Head Cold Part Deux


I’m sorry to have abandoned you all so early in the New Year.

It isn’t my fault, though.

I’m sick.

I’ve managed to contract a cold for the second time in a month.

I think my lack of good, healthy food has made my body very vulnerable. I’ve been eating scraps or take out for days. It makes me realize how important my CSA deliveries really are. When I get that fresh box of fruit and veggies, I have to cook. Unfortunately, much like good television, my CSA is on a one month hiatus so I’ve been wandering around helpless, ordering food like I have no options.

I decided on Sunday evening that I’d pick up food from the Whole Foods hot bar. Since I would be walking directly past Whole Foods (I was walking home from work), it seemed like a good idea. People are always raving about their tasty, healthy options.


A big giant mess of stuff.

I had a hard time deciding on what to get, so I got a little bit of a lot of things. I got a salad with edamame, tomatoes, radishes, kidney beans, turkey, onions and spring mix greens w/Balsamic vinaigrette. I got a couple of spoonfuls of mixed roasted vegetables. A tiny bit of asian noodle salad. Some tabouleh. A bit of red quinoa salad of some kind. Maybe a few other things.



I think it all tasted okay, but there was nothing that tasted all that amazing. All so-so. While I think it probably is a good option if there aren’t other healthy-ish options available, I don’t think I’ll go out of my way to pick it up. Plus, it was mega expensive. Like $10.95 expensive. Sure, I probably would’ve paid that much (or more) picking my dinner up elsewhere, but $10.95 seems a little much for a to-go salad bar experience.

I also picked up a bottle of Synergy Kombucha in the Guava flavor.



I also learned that my corner store sells Synergy. Kombucha at almost any hour of the day. I love living in San Francisco.

I’m sure this stuff is nothing like brewing it up yourself, but still, I’m a fan.

When I woke up Monday morning, I discovered that I was cursed with the plague. All I wanted in the entire world was some Jamba Juice. Coincidentally, my co-worker gave me a Jamba Card for Christmas, so I pulled on an oversized sweatshirt and hobbled the 5 blocks to the Church and Market Jamba location.

Berry Topper.

This hit the spot big time.

I spent the rest of the day at work, getting more and more sick. Unfortunately, one of my biggest complaints about my job is that most of the time, I can’t call in sick. Even if I am legitimately ill. There are only a handful of managers and finding a person to cover short notice is nearly impossible. The only person who might’ve been willing to help me was my office mate….who gave me this new strain of head cold in the first place. Work definitely wasn’t a good idea for me last night. I got increasingly sick. By quitting time I was running a slight fever, suffering from the chills and a stomach ache. My body hurt. I was not doing well.

Luckily, this morning I felt a little bit better than I did last night. So I went out for the only thing my body wanted.

That’s right. Back to Jamba Juice.

I asked the employee if I could get the granola and banana that come on top of the “ideal meals”, but instead have it on top of a “coldbuster” smoothie. The concept seemed to confuse him beyond belief. Eventually, we sorted it out.

I also stopped off at Safeway for soup ingredients. Unfortunately, I was so tired from the trip to the market, I’ve not been able to work up the energy to cook yet. Hopefully, I’ll be up to it soon.

Until then, I’m going to continue hanging out in bed, drinking the Odwalla Apple Juice I picked up earlier, having a Daria marathon.

I swear.

I AM Daria.

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What do you eat when you’re sick?

4 thoughts on “Head Cold Part Deux

  1. Thank you! Thank you! I had really started to believe that I am the last person on earth (or at least on the internet) who does not go crazy over the Whole Foods salad bar. Now, if we want to talk about their insane olives or cheese collection, we have an issue… Hope you feel better soon!

    1. All I have to say about their cheese collection is that I’m bummed out they didn’t have any free samples when I was there!

      They do have an excellent selection, but lots of other places in the city have amazing cheese selections as well. I just go where the best samples are. 😉

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