Ok, I’m leaving (*sings* ooooon a jet plane . . . ) town on Wednesday morning. (At 7:00AM!!! Who flies that early?? Well, me, apparently, but seriously! That’s EARLY! Especially since it means I have to be at the airport – which, thank God is close to my house – by 5:30AM!! There is no God. :P)
What? Oh, yeah. The subject of the post. Right.
So I’m staying with my friend’s best friend, whom I’ve never met, but who is being gracious enough to provide me with a place to stay and food to eat. (She’s got a big ol’ Thank You present coming her way after I get home!) But here’s the thing: I can’t exacly turn up my nose at whatever she offers me, because that would be bad manners. BUT I also know that she cooks a lot of pasta and stuff like that, which yanno, messes with the hypoglycemia and makes me feel like CRAP.
I’m hoping she’ll let me cook a couple of the nights I’m there (“Oh no, really please, it’s the LEAST I can do!” – I’m good at that Minnesota Nice stuff: the sincere kind, not the snarky kind), and I know we’ll go out to eat once or twice, but overall, does anyone have any ideas for NOT feeling like total crap all the time? I just don’t want to be one of those people who shows up going, “Oh, thanks for giving me a room and feeding me – that’s really generous of you. And by the way, I can’t eat flour, sugar, starch of almost any kind, ground meat, any cheese and oh, do you have organic veggies? Because I only eat organic veggies.” We all know those people. (And they wonder why I stop inviting them to my dinner parties. Ahem.)
So how do I keep from being sick all the time without being totally rude?
(Also, check this out for “Minnesota Nice” – I almost peed my pants, it was so funny. Although that might be because I have family from the MidWest, and that dialogue isn’t THAT far off the mark!)