Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Feta Fiesta 2007!

I start the year off resolving to be wiser and wealthier… But before I begin down that path, I have a thought I simply HAVE to share with you.

I order the same salad every day for lunch. It consists of greens, garbanzo beans, chopped tomato, BABY CORN, grilled chicken, and lastly Feta Cheese. But here is the really weird part. I don’t actually EAT the feta. But I order it every time. It’s like, some weird COMPULSION or something. I can’t NOT order the cheese. I don’t know what it is… maybe I just like having it available in case I DO want it. Maybe I like the look of the white cubes among my otherwise uncubelike salad ingredients. What is this strange hold feta has over me? At least it's not SQUID!

Monday, November 06, 2006

I Luv iLuv

I would like to introduce my readership to a little brand I recently discovered called iLuv. This little brand makes MP3 and IPod accessories affordable to the general public. Not that these aren’t already, but with iLuv, you’re not paying for a big name such as Sony or IPod which probably marks their products up 50% or more. I mean, $40 for a pair of earbuds that are DESTINED to stop working after 4 months seems a little steep in my book. Why not spend $20 or less for similar quality earbuds that will break in the same amount of time. Seems logical to me. Anyway, check out their stuff.

Friday, November 03, 2006


It has been one hell of a week and October has been one helluva month!

I’ve been working hard on several projects. First and foremost – I got my post bac pre med school applications in! Woo hoo! I’m applying to NYU, Columbia, Hunter and LIU. Yup – I’m on a long road to med school and beyond… Obviously, I have a long road to travel but hey, what else was I planning on doing for the rest of my life? I’ll be taking hard science undergrad classes at night for the next two or so years. Basically, I will have even less free time than I already do. So if you want a piece of the Myrna-Love, get in on that action while you still can.

I ate a bucket of fried chicken last night! Yes, I finally did it. And you know, it wasn’t as exciting or wonderful as I had hoped. Here are my remarks

The chicken was saltier than I expected
There is actually very little chicken, and a whole lot of bone, skin, and crispy stuff
The chicken pieces are kind of small
So, all in all, yummy, but not the bucket of heaven I was expecting. Oh well, it’s not healthy anyway, so that’s ok.

My mom is coming to visit in less than 3 weeks. Casa de Mozo is in pretty decent shape, although, I’ve been thinking about getting some fun throw pillows to add to my somewhat bland coach/sofa collection. I may do that tomorrow before the dinner party I’m throwing.

Tomorrow’s dinner party menu looks something reminiscent of a TGIFriday’s appetizer menu. Quesadilla’s, Taquito’s, Tater Skins and some other fatty, delectable items I haven’t chosen yet. It’s a huge wonder why I have a personal trainer but I’m not a skinny waif, huh?

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Invisible Lines Between Adulthood, Childhood, Growing Up: Breaking it Down

In honor of my friend Elana who turns 27 today, in addition to Kurt and Zain who also had birthdays this month, I would like to bring up the topic of “growing-up” and “adulthood.” I put these terms in quotes not to be cheeky, but to illustrate the following point uttered by Dr. Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy:

I've heard that it's possible to grow up, I've just never met anyone who's actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don't go our way. We whisper secrets with our best friend in the dark. We look for comfort where we can find it… there is no such thing as a grownup. We move on, we move out, we move away from our families and form our own. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears, and all those old wounds just grow up with us…. We get bigger. We get taller. We get older, but for the most part we're still a bunch of kids running around the playground desperately trying to fit in.

This paragraph brings about the following question. Do YOU feel grown up? I, for one, do not. I feel like an imposter walking and working among the real people: The parents, the professionals, clergy members, state officials, and so forth. Sure, I play the part well – and some may even believe that I AM an adult. I have two jobs that I maintain relatively well. Two other living mammals are solely depending on me for their well-being. I maintain some semblance of health and a clean living environment. Hell, I even did my own taxes this year! And I develop and maintain relationships with other individuals. But these things do not an adult make! Consider the following examples:

Would an adult:
-Jump on a bed in a hotel bathrobe and fall off busting her head open – requiring 8 staples in the scalp?
-Forget to pay her credit card bill, not because of lack of money, but because paying bills is a pain in the ass?
-Get housed on a Tuesday (or any other weekday) night – just because she can?
-Continually call someone a HORSEFACE even when they are not?
-Run in a shopping cart race across the Manhattan bridge?
-Still laugh at Sesame Street?
- Feel rebellious when using “bad” words like $hit or f#ck?
- Be compelled to hug and buy all the stuffed animals at FAO Schwartz because they’re SOOOO cute?

Well, I do all of these things, and plenty more that probably render me un-adult-like. And that’s fine. Because here’s the little secret that Dr. Grey expresses rather poetically above: Everyone else still feels like a kid at times. I often say, I learned everything I needed to know about human behavior by the time I reached the 7th grade. And it’s really true – none of our problems change. So, Elana, today I say, enjoy your day – may you celebrate it like you are 7, 27 or 72. Just note, that if you do find yourself compelled to jump on a hotel (or any other) bed today, it might not hurt to strap on a helmet.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Cat Fancier's Association

This weekend hails the Cat Fanciers Association Convention at Madison Square Garden. Who's with me???

I've been working out with a personal trainer but I can't seem to drop any weight...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Halloween, where art thou, Halloween?

Halloween used to be my favorite holiday of the year. There are so many things to love about this wonderful holiday. For starters, Charlie Brown’s search for the Great Pumpkin is by far the best of all the Peanuts’ cartoon classics. And don’t even get me started on the costumes. 364 days of the year, they are white bed linens, but on Halloween, cut those linens up a bit (Read: Cut eyeholes) and you are suddenly transformed into a ghost. For added effect, it helps if you raise your arms like you’re about to grab onto something and go, “Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo.” Because, apparently, that is the sound that ghosts make. Speaking of ghosts – here is a fun little arts and crafts project:


You need:

A box of Kleenex (white is better as yellow will give you Jaundice ghosts)

And some yarn – white is also best but red or black will do.

A black marker

Take two pieces of Kleenex and bunch one up into a ball. Then take the other tissue and wrap it around the ball. Tie a string around the “neck” of the outer tissue. Voila – you are left with a faceless ghost. Use the marker to draw a face on your ghost. Alternatively, this can also be done with socks. I used to sleep with a sock-ghost. Can you guess his name? His name was Ghosty. No, seriously. Ghosty.

Anyway, let me continue with what I find so wonderful about Halloween. Besides all the fun sock and tissue paper ghosty-ghosts, there is candy! One day a year, we would run around from door to door and pillage these people of their candy. What’s funny, is I remember some of the more surly people having some of the best treats. In my eyes, these great treats redeemed these questionable individuals till the next Halloween.

And then, of course, there are the scary stories! My favorite was “The Beast with 5 Fingers” which was basically just a variation on the hand that goes around strangling people in their sleep. Still, in my 2nd grade mind, I thought it was the scariest thing EVER.

Pumpkin carving! Hello!! How cool is Pumpkin carving?? You get these gigantic orange edible orbs and cut faces into them. Then you get to stick candles in them. So fresh!

Ah… the joys of yester-year…

Let’s compare Halloween NOW to Halloween of my childhood, shall we?

Halloween Then:

Another opportunity to dress up like a ghost.

Halloween Now:

Another opportunity to dress as slutty as possible.

Halloween Then:

Scary stories about imaginary monsters.

Halloween Now:

Turn on the news – you can see real monsters, live at five!

Halloween Then:

Candy Corn

Halloween Now:

Baby Corn

Halloween Then:

Time to gorge on candy.

Halloween Now:

Time to binge drink (again)

Halloween Then:

Yummy baked cookies with pumpkin faces on them.

Halloween Now:

Poisoned cupcakes or muffins with pins in them.

Ok, Ok, enough. I paint a bleak picture of Halloween today. But the truth is, it’s NOT what it used to be. And where will I be on All Hallows Eve this year? Look for a figure in a white sheet with eye-holes cut out going WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. No, it’s not the KKK – it’s just Mozo.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Here Is What I Ate For Lunch:

I’m only sharing this with you because I find it interesting:

A Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese

Medium Fries

And 6 McNuggets

I ate all of it in the span of about ½ hour. I feel a bit disgusted with myself at the moment. But that’s not why I’m writing this post. I feel no guilt. I live without apology. I’m allowed to treat myself from time to time. Out of sheer interest, I decided to Google the Caloric and Fat content of my meal. Here are the stats:

Dbl Qrtr Pounder: 730 Cal and 40gr of fat
Med Fries: 380 Cal and 20gr of fat
6 McNugs: 250 Cal and 15gr of fat

My lunch totals: 1360 Calories and 75gr of fat.

So, here are my conclusions about this lunch. The amount of calories are not surprising to me. I had a granola bar before eating this meal so I’m probably at about 1600 calories for the day. I can go the rest of the day without eating and will most likely be inclined to do so as I’m completely stuffed. It’s the 75gr of fat that are more tricky. For my lifestyle (I lift weights w/a personal trainer 3x per week and do cardio about 2x per week) I need about 35gr of fat per day. Theoretically, I could not eat ANY fat tomorrow and even out. But that’s unrealistic. So, I have to spread that necessary fat deficit over 2 or 3 days eating things like oatmeal for breakfast, and salads for lunch.

I apologize to any of you readers who have gotten to this point and are like… WTF? Oh, did I mention I’m applying to pre-med programs around NYC?