About three or four weeks ago, the
losers pop culture mavens I read at places like TWOP and EW and Slashdot etc. started talking about that whole “I drink your milkshake!!” scene in There Will Be Blood. The result of this non-stop jokery was my craving for milkshakes.
I’m not normally a milkshake-drinker because they’re kind of a fussy concoction to be honest. You can’t just pop off the top and slosh it into a glass (despite what the Slim-Fast and Ensure ads would have you believe). A milkshake either requires much effort at home or the effort of leaving home and braving the Fast Food Nation.
Anyway, thanks in large part to pop culture, my husband and I ended up driving through Steak & Shake on Valentine’s Day. Then on Sunday we did the same thing. I defy Daniel Day Lewis with my over-the-top frozen dairy beverage consumption!!!
In an effort to keep my wordcount down I’ll summarise the events post-milkshake with three easy to remember words:
Seriously, it was bad. Bad enough to send me to the internet, whereby a thirty-second search reveals that It Is A Big Screaming Duh for RA Patients To Avoid Dairy. Apparently there are several folks who have even been cured of their RA by avoiding dairy. And you can buy their books, too! With all the money you save on cheese! Mind you, none of these folks are “dockturs”or even “scientists”, but hey. If they say it, it must be so.
Here’s the thing, though. Many of these places claim that the best healing for these ailments comes through good nutrition, but they keep raising the bar. First it’s a tiny thing, like not drinking milk. Then when you get down to the nitty-gritty it’s all about doing things like eating only uncooked vegan food.
Allow me to be honest.
I don’t want to be in pain forever and I don’t want to have my hands turn into gnarled stumps. But honestly, I can’t picture a LIFETIME of eating only uncooked vegan food. I just don’t have it in me. I am weak-willed. I hate beans. And, oh yeah, I’m allergic to soy.
For now I’m drastically reducing my cheese intake *sobs* and I guess Daniel Day Lewis can have my share of all your milkshakes.