Is it Easter yet? I am really craving me some Speckled Eggs. Wish that damn bunny would get its butt here with some chocolate. Can men get PMS? Don’t answer that.
When I was in college, and my early 20’s my sure fire fix for depression was a 2 liter bottle of Coke, and a 1lb bag of Peanut M&M’s. I could usually consume both during one sitting. It never failed to perk me up. Only years later did I recognize that this was the exact recipe for Meth.
I was never one of those kids who gave up candy for Lent. In fact, it was one of the three food groups that I would eat as a child. Candy, Pizza, and Apples make a very well rounded diet. I used to grab change out of “the jar” on the kitchen counter, and walk through the vacant lot to Rheinhart’s corner store almost every day.
In retrospect, I don’t know where the change in “the jar” came from. Lord knows I never put any into it. The jar served as my de-facto allowance growing up. If I ever needed money for baseball cards, Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum, or a Charleston Chew it was there for me. It’s no surprise that I ended up with fillings in just about every tooth in my head. The funny thing is that once I turned 20 my love of candy and sweets was replaced with a love of coffee, beer, and salty food.
I’ve never been much good at giving stuff up. I seldom have cravings, until I decide to stop doing something. Then it becomes all I think about. Which is why I can’t diet. The only way I am ever going to lose the 20 pounds I have gained in the last 10 years is if I start burning several thousand calories a day with exercise. And folks, that just ain’t happening.
What also isn’t happening is my book. I’m hovering at 7,000 words, which is about where I was a month ago. It’s not writers block. It’s just lethargy. I need a boot in the ass to get going again. Life isn’t about to slow down to give me more time to work on it so I should stop my whining and get to work instead of writing pointless navel gazing drivel on this blog every day. I mean really, this doesn’t seem to be getting me anywhere now does it?