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2012 Darwinian Nominations


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#1 Marilyn R

 
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Nominate anybody you'd like, manufacturer, relative, co-worker, retailer...all in good fun and a place to share our angst and sense of humor.

My nomination: The manufacturer (that starts with an "A") for prominently promoting their grits as gluten-free in bold type on the label. I was waiting for my tea to steep this morning and read the only recipe on the back of the package. The recipe called for 2 T. of whole wheat flour. :o
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Positive improvement from elimination diet. Mother dx'd by Mayo Clinic in late 1980s. Negative blood tests and Upper & Lower GI biopsy. Parathyroidectomy 12/09. Recurring high calcium level 4/10. Gluten-free 4/10. Soy & Dairy Free 6/10. Corn free 7/10. Grain free except rice 8/10. Legume free 6/11. Fighting the battle of the battle within myself, and I'm going to win!

As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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#2 Takala

 
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

There's so many..... where would I start.

The waitress last weekend, at a restaurant which has a gluten free menu, that we eat at once in a while, who proudly announced that the brand of beer they carried was gluten free. It wasn't.
Fortunately I have the knack of remembering details AND I don't drink beer anyway, but imagine how many others she may have gotten. :ph34r: <_< :angry: I haven't gotten glutened at this place, btw. Yet. :rolleyes: Knock on wood.
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#3 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Like Takala, I have so many I could tell you, but let's start with this most recent one:

My friend Jim told me yesterday that he ate at a chain restaurant (that begins with an A) that offers a gluten-free menu.
He ordered the gluten-free burger ----as he has many times.
When it came out, he thought the roll did not look like the gluten-free roll they usually provide there.
He called the waitress over and asked about it.
Her reply?
"Oh, the chef ran out of those, so he gave you a normal one. That's okay, right?".
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#4 Marilyn R

 
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Ewwwww. Both of those are bad, so good nominations for the 2012 Darwinian nominations. :ph34r:
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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

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It hurts this much just to read those! (BTW: Yes, I could possibly maybe be more than a little mildly obsessed with ponys. So?)
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Because, beyond the boundless realms of stupidity and ignorance we all deal with I still have a worst and can't get past it.

I'll email my old neighbor for you, she had some way of kneading bread to beat the gluten out of it.
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#7 Marilyn R

 
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Because, beyond the boundless realms of stupidity and ignorance we all deal with I still have a worst and can't get past it.

I'll email my old neighbor for you, she had some way of kneading bread to beat the gluten out of it.


She should meet my BIL then, because he can COOK the gluten out. Uh huh.
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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

And then there's the person I know who can just pluck those croutons off the salad and VOILA! no more worries, mate! :wacko:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

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It hurts this much just to read those! (BTW: Yes, I could possibly maybe be more than a little mildly obsessed with ponys. So?)




I see nothing wrong with this pony obsession, but I am obsessed with bunnies, so what do I know?.

Loving this head banging pony....I feel like this often :lol:

Last night at dinner.

A basket of bread is brought to the table by the "bread guy" (this seems to be his only job) , despite the fact the server for our table has just my "gluten-free order" and the host/owner knows what celiac is and they provide a full gluten-free menu with separate prep areas in the kitchen..

Hub's caesar salad arrives with croutons (he can just pick them off--he is not celiac or NCGI) but he has not eaten gluten in nearly 2 years and we said he was also gluten-free to her.

After dinner:


Hubs: Is that "gluten-free flourless chocolate cake" made here?
Her: Oh no We have that delivered.
Me: FROM????
Her: Sysco
Me: SYSCO...SYSCO? who mass produces wheat flour baked goods for all the area restaurants?
Her: uh huh, I guess so.
Hubs: just bring us a creme brulee--your chef makes that, correct?
Her: uh huh. but what's wrong with the cake? No flour in it, right?
Me: I could give you a lecture now on cross contamination, but we have tickets to the theater, so let's
just cut to the chase. A creme brulee, the check ....and please, stop telling people the Flourless chocolate cake is gluten-free, because it isn't.
Her: (all haughty) Why not?
Hubs, seeing my face turning red even in the candlelight: My wife will write a letter to the manager explaining why.


Come to find out, their "gluten-free pizza shells"--also mass produced in this place.


Me in the car: (insert head banging pony you posted)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


#10 Marilyn R

 
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

I hope the creme brulee (and theater) was fabulous.

Wouldn't it be fun to take one of those creme brulee torches to the restaurant with you? When the bread guy shows up, you ignite the torch and tell him you'll brulee his fingers if he tries to stick that nasty basket of bread on your table. Whoa! Word would spread through the kitchen that table #9 was a celiac maniac. The manager would come over to check on you frequently.

I haven't eaten at a restaurant since I got glutened at O--- Garden off their gluten-free menu. (The local place that dusts their cheese graters with flour.)

That was definitely a Darwinian experience for you and dh last night....
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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

We had a good time, thanks!
Saw "Wicked"--very funny and well done.

Marilyn, I have not been out past midnight in YEARS.
All part of my "getting back to doing normal things this year" pledge I made. :)

and I can report, 2 days later....no glutening...

I got hit back in August (stupid waiter) and had symptoms for weeks and my hair fell out again.... :unsure:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

Well, nearly 8 and I am up on a Saturday morning. The um... new season of My Little Pony started last week. :ph34r:

That is some epic fail from that restaurant. And she asked why it isn't gluten free!!! This is a moment where my husband would interject with a similar statement, but for a different reason, I embarrass him.

I found a Go Picnic meal at one of the local stores in the gluten free section. Normally I steer clear of all shared facility stuff but though, they're highly recommended I might try one to see if they suck or not and keep a few around the house. I picked it up and it had WHEAT CRACKERS!!! My immediate response was, I need to go tell someone. My husband was like, chill out, it isn't the end of the world. There were crackers... made of poison... in the clearly labeled gluten free section. I went back to the store without him to tell them.

So I think he just attempts to shut me up before I get going, because I can really get going. I can be especially vitriolic if I think someone is being stupid.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

While in the hospital recovering from minor heart surgery, i got to see my chart which has a big celiac stamp on it and a note that i'm vegan not to have any animal protein-- so of course they gave me a tuna sandwich on whole wheat for lunch.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

While in the hospital recovering from minor heart surgery, i got to see my chart which has a big celiac stamp on it and a note that i'm vegan not to have any animal protein-- so of course they gave me a tuna sandwich on whole wheat for lunch.



.............And we have a WINNER!!!!!!!


Holy crap, that's just insane, Ken. But I am not really surprised. Years ago, when I was in the hospital the night before my gall bladder surgery, they brought me HOT DOGS for supper--because of course, those are easily digested and have no fat, right?

(I never do this, but sorry guys, I believe the famous" WTF?" is appropriate here.)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

Well, nearly 8 and I am up on a Saturday morning. The um... new season of My Little Pony started last week. :ph34r:

That is some epic fail from that restaurant. And she asked why it isn't gluten free!!! This is a moment where my husband would interject with a similar statement, but for a different reason, I embarrass him.

I found a Go Picnic meal at one of the local stores in the gluten free section. Normally I steer clear of all shared facility stuff but though, they're highly recommended I might try one to see if they suck or not and keep a few around the house. I picked it up and it had WHEAT CRACKERS!!! My immediate response was, I need to go tell someone. My husband was like, chill out, it isn't the end of the world. There were crackers... made of poison... in the clearly labeled gluten free section. I went back to the store without him to tell them.

So I think he just attempts to shut me up before I get going, because I can really get going. I can be especially vitriolic if I think someone is being stupid.


Public Service Announcement:

Just to clarify on the Go picnic - They do make some that are not gluten free. Most of them are gluten-free . They say gluten-free on them right on the front. Second - its not exactly a "shared facility". Go Picnic purchases the products straight from the other companies. They come to Go Picnic packaged in the small sizes, with each companies full logo and packaging. All Go Picnic does is put the little parts together in a box. I find them convinent when you need something to grab or something that does not require refridgerating.


Now back to our regularly scheduled program. <_<
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