Waking up at 2:45 is not my idea of a good time. However, in order to do today’s live interview on the morning talk show “Fox and Friends”, it was a necessity. Luckily we are not teaching today. This whole progression from the quiet-little-blog-that-could to international press phenomenon has been quite an interesting journey.
Like we’ve stated before, we didn’t start this project to make a political statement. We didn’t do it to get media attention. We did it because it sounded like an formidable challenge. We did it to learn. We didn’t even set out to learn anything in particular. We just knew that this experience would help us examine our own lives, our relationships with food, and our assumptions regarding a whole host of issues.
Over the course of the experiment we learned a lot, and we now have more questions than ever before. One of which is: What does it cost to eat well in America? In order to figure this out, we have devised a series of new experiments for 2009, the results of which will be the crux of a book we plan to write.
In addition to our appearance on Fox and Friends, we have also been talking with the folks at the Community Resource Center here in Encinitas, and we’ve learned that this year it has been very difficult for them to provide food for folks. With the economy the way it is, fewer people are giving to non-profits. So, in the spirit of the season, if you’re willing, consider giving to them directly, or “sponsoring” us. We will be presenting a check to them on December 18 as part of an opening reception for their Holiday Basket Program. See the note below for links.
Have a wonderful day.
– Christopher & Kerri
NOTE: If you’re new to this site and want to start reading at the beginning you’ll have to click “older entries” and start from Day One otherwise you’ll be reading in reverse; which could be interesting too. Inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you think what we’re doing is interesting, inspiring, or just plain nutty, consider SPONSORING our efforts. Simply enter in an amount, click “update total” and follow the prompting. If you don’t have PayPal, it will let you use a credit card. At the end of the of the month all proceeds will go to the Community Resource Center (here in Encinitas, CA). We will post evidence of donations at the end.