Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

I love this restaurant. I wrote about the deliciousness that is In-N-Out this morning, in fact, when an email thread was going around at work with people discussing various burger joints (someone mentioned they had never tried it, even though it's right down the street from our offices!).

Today, I had to go to Costco for work. In-N-Out is directly across the street from Costco. Having been thinking about it all morning, and being able to smell it (driving with the windows down, ahhh the temptation of Spring), I could not resist. I pulled in and spent roughly $5 (the first time I've paid for lunch since working at Google!) on a cheeseburger (animal style), fries (with sides of sauce), a chocolate shake, and a side of pickles. I felt like I was being so rebellious, not eating my usual salad. I was in control, the wind was blowing through my hair as I listened to jazz while I drove the approximately 2 miles back to campus. I felt good.

And then I ate.

And ate.

And ate.

I haven't eaten this much "bad food" in a long time, and my body is not pleased. For the last 3 hours, I've been feeling rather greasy. That's the best way I can describe it. My insides feel greasy. My fingers feel greasy (and I washed my hands). My mouth feels greasy, and no amount of cold water is cutting it. I feel like I need to cleanse, and detox, and take a hot shower and gargle mouthwash. And floss.

In-N-Out is not supposed to make me feel this way! I'm used to the post-burger food-coma; I mean, that was one of the lovely things about eating it in college. After you eat it, you feel so...satisfied.

But alas, I am not feeling satisfied. I guess I'm just so used to spinach and lean meats and veggies that my body is confused. And I feel a headache coming on. What the heck, body? You used to love this stuff! I am feeling bloated and tired and I am questioning my belief in "quality you can taste." I mean, it tasted VERY good. But now? I just want to sleep.


  1. i kind of think in-n-out is like alcohol when you're in your 20s... your body just can't process it like it used to. still good once in a while, but i would never dare to try a burger AND fries AND a shake for lunch anymore.

  2. The same thing happens to me when I get an urge for Popeye's Fried Chicken. Once a year I get a craving, and one a year I get sick to my stomach and swear I'll never do it again.