...many times a simple choice can prove to be essential even though it often might appear inconseqnetial.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Not Tonight

I've had work related things every night after work all this week. I actually had a bit of free time this evening...but then I realized that America's Next Top Model two hour season premiere is on tonight. And then Lost is new.

There will be no posting tonight.

I'm not one to schedule my life around TV shows, but come on people, it's America's Next Top Model and Lost. My guilty pleasure and the show I refuse to stop watching despite its slow moving and crazy confusing plot lines; I'm happily lounging on the couch tonight.

See you tomorrow night.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Making a Brief Appearance

I think I’ve officially become the lamest blogger ever.



I could ramble off the many and various reasons why I’ve become the lamest blooger ever, but that would be well…perhaps it would be a little on the lame side.

I wish I had some great insights on current world events. There’s a lot going on right now. The 2008 presidential race, global climate change, Anna Nicole Smith. Hell, I don’t even need to have great insights about current world events, I wish I could just write something about anything going on in our world today, or even just my world, for that matter.

But I just haven’t, and I wish I knew how to get back into the habit of writing. I know my work schedule has been (as Trout, and the French would say) like, le crazy, but I always have some amount of downtime in the evenings (even if it’s not as much as I would want). I usually spend that downtime watching TV or occasionally reading. The main thing is, I just want to find something low key that allows me to get my mind off work. Watching TV or occasionally reading seem to be the most obvious choices.

Oh, wait a minute, I could blog. Huh. How ‘bout that?

Not that this could lead to anything, but I’m going to really try and return this blog to its original state. I know you’ve heard this all before, but as I try to find ways to keep my sanity intact, I think this might be an excellent way to keep me out of a straight jacket.

Not that I have any readership left after being so defunct, but for those of you who still remain, it might actually be worth it.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I Have a Problem

For the Super Bowl, Trout and I made up some snacky foods to enjoy while we watched the game. After a quick trip to the grocery store, we came home and made some little smokies in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and layered bean dip.

I could cut myself off from the little smokies, the beer, I could even stop myself from the chocolate covered gram cracker cookies. The dip is a whole different story.

Despite being continually full today, I couldn't stop eating the dip. It just sat there, with it's layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and tomatoes, taunting me. I could manage a break from the binging once the bowl of chips emptied, but then Trout just brought the remaining bag of chips into the living room. Once the bag of chips entered the scene, I was done for. I took a small break from eating to talk to my parents, but once I was off the phone with them I started up again, even though it was 9:00. I finally realized it was really too late to be eating and finally put plastic wrap over the remaining dip (which wasn't much) and forced myself to put it in the fridge. The bag of chips is almost gone and I've lost count of the times I've told myself I should stop eating because I'm full.

It's official, I'm addicted to dip. If it's in front of me, I won't be able to stop eating it. And that doesn't just include layered bean dip. The same goes for chips and salsa, guacamole, queso, spinach artichoke dip, Alfredo sauce (to dip with bread), and olive oil with balsamic vinegar (also with bread). Luckily, I don't have a reason to eat my favorite category of food very often, so at least when I do gorge myself, I don't feel as guilty as I could.

Have a great week, everyone. I have work related events going on every night this week, so posting just isn't going to happen, even if I wanted it to. See you all here next weekend!