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Daily Coping 17 Mar 2023


Today’s coping tip is to eat mindfully. Appreciate the taste, texture, and smell of your food.

I am not a big foodie. I’ve been to some cool dinners with Brent Ozar, but I mostly go for the company. I’d be just as happy if we had the chance to eat at Ted’s or even an Applebees.

In any case, I am trying to enjoy food more, mostly as a way to build better eating habits and cope with getting older. I don’t think I have great taste, but I also am working to experiment and try new things.

A few noticeable tasty things lately:

  • My wife and I went out for sushi. I ordered a new type of roll, as did she. We shared. Hers was wrapped in ginger and had mango inside. Salmon as well, of which I’m not a huge fan, but it was a pleasant mix of sweet and salty, crunchy and soft. Mine was tune with crab mix, and a firm avocado and spicy mayo. More squishy.
  • I went to Hard 8 BBQ in Dallas and had the softest, tenderest, cut with your fork brisket. It was really good.
  • In St Louis, I tried a number of different BBQ sauces. I tend towards spicy, vinegary ones, but tried the sweet ones and appreciated the mix of honey, sugar, and spices in there.

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

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