Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jew Basket

Though I did use to snag candy from Zeke's Easter baskets as a kid, I have never received my own. Two weeks ago my friends Infinicuralier and TinyAppetite set out to change that. I was blown away when they surprised me with my very own basket of candy.

Diverse candy basket for a Jew on Easter

I had already decided to re-start my seemingly never-ending diet (I'll explain later) the following week, which gave me precisely five days to finish all this candy. And I would be out of town for two of those days, leaving just three. In three days I was forced to finish an amount of candy that can only be measured in pounds. Best three days of my life, though only chemotherapy has had the ability to make me feel sicker.

Infinicuralier and TinyAppetite presented my basket to me two days before Easter.They should have waited until the day after, when prices would be slashed and thus my basket would be even larger for a reduced cost to them. You can keep your Jewish stereotypes to yourself, because that is pure economics.
Chocolate bunny labeled "Jew Basket" for a Jew on Easter


Kate said...

Hello Benjamin! I am a UVa graduate (both B.A. and J.D.) and I just read the article about you and your book in the University of Virginia alumni magazine. It's a great article and I was drawn to learn more online about you and your adventures! But something in the article jumped out at me: the references to Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. I was just thinking, "Benjamin! Your wonderful self is craving fantastic, nutrient-packed super-hero food to fuel your strength and all of your adventures!" So I am writing to share with you a book that literally changed my life: Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live. Thanks to Dr. Fuhrman's work I now crave highly nutritious food, and I have learned how to make the most delicious, simple healthy foods that are so much more satisfying than processed foods. Check out Dr. Fuhrman's book Eat to Live - it will be worth the time. You can also visit his website or, but more importantly, I hope you will read the book. (If I had not read Eat To Live (and all of the footnotes!) I would not have learned to strongly crave highly nutritious foods and to strongly psychologically dislike - and therefore rarely choose to eat - foods that are empty of nutrients.) As a fellow UVa graduate, after reading about you I couldn't get the thought out of my mind to pass this along to you. I hope it may be inspirational to you in some way. I am not affiliated with Dr. Fuhrman, but his books and his work have changed my life and vastly improved my family's health (I did meet him in person last year - awesome.) I am looking forward to learning about your next great life adventures via your blog and your book(s)!