“As mentioned earlier, USDA figures show a decline in the nutrient content of the forty-three crops it has tracked since the 1950’s. In one recent analysis, vitamin C declined by 20 percent, iron by 15 percent, riboflavin by 38 percent, calcium by 16 percent. Government figure from England tell a similar story” declines since the fifties of 10 percent or more in levels of iron, zinc, calcium and selenium across a range of food crops. To put this in more concrete terms, you now have to eat three apples to get the same amount of iron as you would have gotten from a single 1940 apple, and you’d have to eat several more slices of bread to get your recommended daily allowance of zinc than you would have a century ago.”—Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food
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Well, it looks like I’ll be able to post here a bit more often as my schedule just got a little bit more stable. Turns out I’m no longer unemployed! I got the call yesterday from The Yale Club of New York that they want to hire me. So excited. I’ll be working in their fitness facility so it’s in line with what I’ve been loving to do my whole life. I felt really great after the interview and when I discovered the person I would be working under loved to cook and eat I knew I had a really good chance. So here’s to staying in New York for a little while longer!
By the way, I’m so super proud of my sister. She’s turning into a real adult right before my eyes…going on interviews all over the city, exploring Brooklyn and other areas all on her own. I’m impressed!
Sorry I haven’t been blogging much. As you know this month has been pretty busy for me with the whole moving thing AND this new place I’m staying doesn’t have wifi so I have to be selective with my internet browsing. As of now I’m still looking for full time/permanent work. I had one really good lead early on but made an idiotic mistake that costs me the interview. Bummer. Oh well, it’s been up and down since then. An interview here and there at places I’m not really all that interested in other than they pay money. I’ve decided to focus my search more on places I’m really excited about. Hopefully that will help some.
Let’s see, what else? I read “The Last Book Store in America” which was long and drawn out for no apparent reason and I’m currently reading “In Defense of Food” which I’m really excited about. Speaking of food… I saw a taping of The Chew yesterday with my sister! It was super fun and smelled really good. The warm up guy was R.C. Smith, who used to warm up for Rachael Ray. He was pretty funny. The episode doesn’t air until June 29th so needless to say we were dressed inappropriately for the weather. Next time we’ll get it right lol. We got to meet Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly and I got to dance with Carla who always dances around in the audience. Next time I must meet Michael. I have a bit of a crush if you didn’t already know.
I had three interviews set up for today, all of which were on totally different sides of the city. The first one, at 10:30 am, ended up being over 2 hours away! I guess they font call it Far Rockaway for nothing! The meeting went well. The guy who interviewed me reminds me a lot of my old boss at Princeton so that’s a good sign. Plus he likes guns lol.
Second Interview was with a fitness center in the Battery Park area. Such an awesome location and u can tell the facility is gonna be phenomenal. They offer benefits (yay!) and there’s tons of room for advancement since it’s new.
Last place was another fitness center on the upper west side. It kinda reminded me of a movie. The interviewer had a cool accent and seemed really chill and enthusiastic. This place offers me more flexibility in hours and time which will be great if I decide to get my Masters in Nutrition soon. Speaking of which…
Yesterday, Hunter college had an I.fo session about their Nutrition program. It sounds really intense but well worth the effort. I’ll have to do more research but so far it seems doable, and in only 3 or so years (1 year of pre-recs, 2 yrs program)
I have a Friday interview that’s at a place similar to the Battery Park job. Also offers benefits so I’m excited to meet with them. I think things are falling into place quite nicely :)
My roommate made pound cake last night. REAL pound cake. A pound of butter, a pound of sugar… All that stuff. And it tastes really good. I need to cook more stuff because she’s showing me up! Is it weird/wrong that I’m in a Iron Chef style competition with her that she has absolutely no clue about?
I guess that’s the story of my life. Everyone is a potentially (and often oblivious) participant in my life as sport. Anyway…
I did a pretty interesting psychology study at John Jay for 25 bucks and an hour of my time. I’m apparently a terrible criminal, so there goes my future in a life a crime.
These interviews for jobs this week better pan out in that case! Speaking of interviews I have quite a few this week. I really hope one sticks, there are a couple I am really, REALLY interested in so I’m putting my game face on (obvi), for the entire day (because that’s how long I’ll be out in really uncomfortable shoes and a super cute dress).
Free Yoga Saturday is calling my name but Workout in the Park with Dolvett Quince is this weekend too! So excited to see him live and in the flesh…
Wish me luck! (With the work stuff, not the Dolvett stuff… unless you want to :))