tYotP: F

This post is part of the Year of the Purge : A to Z series. Every other Sunday, I’ll get rid of something starting with the letter A and working my way to the letter Z by the end of December. This week I’m tackling F.

F is for…


I was so going to get rid of Facebook, but:

  • They came out with a new layout that I don’t hate
  • I found an application that links only the Tweets I want to Facebook

So I guess this means I’m not getting rid of Facebook. Darn. That would’ve been easy. Sigh.


On September 28, 2004 around 21:30, I stopped eating McDonald’s. This is what did it:

Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on6BSfHlK_w

Disgusting, isn’t it? From time to time, I do crave a Big Mac, but I only have to think about those fries and the craving disappears. It’s been four years and 168 days since I had McDonald’s. I never really liked Burger King, so I don’t go there. No Wendy’s around here, so that’s not an issue. I used to do KFC once a year, but my body simply can’t support it anymore. 😉 In fact, just thinking about KFC makes me nauseous. 

I guess the only “Fast-Food” places I go to are Subway’s and New-York Fries.

Over the past six months, my standard Subway’s order went from a foot-long steak and cheese sub on italian bread, to a six inches tuna on wheat to a BLT salad. I’m a little Subyway’d out now. 

I only have New York Fries when I go see a movie, but if I get a burger I’ll most likely get it with fries. I love fries. 

Oh, and there’s this little Fries stand at work where I get the “once a month” poutine. 

Not that bad, really. Right?

So I’m giving up fast food completely. I’m also giving up poutine (starts with P, but it’s mostly fries), and fries. This will be hard, I love fries. Wish me luck!

A word on pizza

I don’t consider pizza in itself as fast-food. I do however consider Pizza Hut, Pizza Pizza, Domino’s and to an extend Mike’s and some other pizza places to be fast-food places. So those pizzas are out. 

However, I would probably die of sadness if I was to give up pizza, and my grand mother DiStéfano would probably come from the grave as a zombie and beat me up senseless before eating my brain, so I won’t. I will give up fast-food type pizza. I will still have home made pizza and fancy thin-crust pizza from Le Saint-Éloi and Les Fougères. 😉

A recap

So there you have it. At this point I got rid of my awesome t-shirt, my old books that I didn’t use anymore, my coffee addiction. I pledged to get rid of my extra pounds. I’m guessing fast food and fries can only help me with the weight loss. 😉

Stay tuned, as I will tackle G on March 29.  I’m open to suggestions.



  1. What is what did it?!!!
    Anyway, good luck. I would go nuts without some fries in moderation, or pizza. Sometimes, a little greasy fast food cures all (usually, hunger and laziness). I am all for healthier eating, though!

    Sybil Law recently blogged What the dickens?!

  2. Since I love fast food, I am not watching that video.

    I prefer Burger King burgers but McDonald’s fries. Wendy’s is kind of best of both worlds, but Jack In The Box has breakfast 24×7. Sonic, too, offers breakfast items all day. Weinerschnitzel has it’s place sometimes, and KFC’s mac and cheese cures what ails ya. Short Stop is saltier than the rest but the greasy burgers are awesome at certain times. Culver’s butter burgers and crinkle fries are a luxury when I can have them, and our local Subway stopped carrying wraps, so screw’em.

    whall recently blogged Is it LIVE, or is it…

  3. @B.E. Earl: Of course that’s what it means. Ahem. 😉

    @Whall: I think I just gained 5 pounds reading that list. Darn I just read it again. Aaaaaargh! 😉

  4. I was never much of a Rotten Ronnies fan. Last time I had it, we were en route home from Halifax and it was really late at night. It was the only thing open. My god the stomach pain was unbearable. (And totally as a result of this film, not sure if he ever got over the fatty liver stuff.) The Boys sneak out and get a fix from time to time… but yuck…

    “Lettuce is a little bit moldy” — after two weeks on the counter I can telll you what our lettuce looks like. That is just not right. Don’t even get me started on the fries. That crap is just not good for you.

    Nat recently blogged Counter spin of the non side-swiped variety

  5. Facebook is le lame. For realz.

    And much better than getting rid of fast food.

    I despise McDonalds these days. A nice hot juicy Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, no onion, add mayo, used to be my life source. Now though? The food is always over salted and over peppered – and when I eat something that is loaded with pepper – that is not supposed to be loaded with pepper – all I can think of is rancid meat. Because, ya know, that’s what pepper was originally used for – to cover up the taste of rotten meat before pilgrims and company figured out a way to cure meats.

    My son would live off of their McNuggets though.

    Give me a Wendy’s Baconator over any fast food.

    I was insanely excited about Sonic opening up by us – it’s a sad testament to the crappiness of this location when I say I’d rather have McD’s over it. Luckily, there is a Wendy’s across the street from Sonic.

    I could live off of KFC’s mac n cheese and mashed potatoes; I go to Brown’s chicken for the chicken, mostaccoli and biscuits; and Popeye’s for the red beans and rice – their chicken isn’t so bad either.

    (And, yes, I have gone to more than one chicken place in a day to build the perfect dinner feast. Shut up. They’re all relatively close to each other.)

    But, on the days where I pretend to be a healthy eater, I head on over to Subway for a tuna and jack cheese on wheat bread. Wheat bread only because I hate white bread for sandwiches – unless it’s like french bread or italian bread or something.

    ANYWAY – I’ll STFU about the food now. You do realize that it is going to be very hard to be friends with you now though, right?

    From the looks of our comments, I’d say I’m gonna have to shimmy on over to Whall for food talk.

    Sheila (Charm School Reject) recently blogged Pssssstttt…..

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