Reason #463 to stop eating fast food

Double Cheeseburger @ Five Guys Burgers & Fries

That's right, double cheeseburger from The Five-Year-Old's preferred local fast food joint. Now that I know about the radioactive hairball connection, you're dead to me. (Photo credit: axi11a)

As if we really needed another one.

The Five-Year-Old, on hearing that another fast food run wasn’t on the docket until at least June: “Mommyo, not eating fast food makes me uncomfortable.”

Mommyo: “Why?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Because I’m losing my gamma ray hairballs.”

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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3 Responses to Reason #463 to stop eating fast food

  1. Lara Jo says:

    Mmmmmm. Looks like Five Guys. Great. Now I want a burger from Five Guys. THANKS.


  2. Pingback: “If you ate only spinach, how much spinach would you have to eat to maintain your weight?” | CATERPICKLES

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