So. Who's got two thumbs and is a disappointed celiac? ^ This guy ^ . I was all geared up for Blackhawks training camp on Saturday, where I was to watch hockey, hear the sounds of faces hitting glass, and most importantly, sample the delights found at the United Center's gluten free stand. But because of a hockey strike, none of this will be happening. Boo to that. Guess I will be making my own nachos at home, wearing my jersey and throwing Luke against the back patio door.
1. This week, there's been a lot of talk about the levels of arsenic found in rice, proving, once again, it's not safe to eat anything. If only there were more Arsenio found in rice...
2. I'm a woman on a mission - for candy corn. I know, if only I could use my powers for good instead of, um, candy. So far, the only candy corn I've found to be "safe" is Jelly Belly brand, which they only sell at places like Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods. This wouldn't be a problem if I could go into one of those places without coming out with a faux-fur throw, new bowls or some other such nonsense. Ears to the ground, folks, let me know if you see any other celiac-safe candy corn. There might be a prize in it for you. (Yes, I know *no one* actually eats candy corn, and they have been recycling the same bags of it since probably 1980, but I love the stuff.)
3. I am in the middle of directing a murder mystery that I wrote (?!?), and I am super-excited to have the chance to do this. But at the same time, it's taking a lot of my time, so expect shorter posts for a while. Hooray for live theater.